As 2007 comes to a close, I thought we would like to revisit this year in dreaded pictures. These are great, bad examples girls. Hold them up as what you are determined not to be.
Supermodel weighing in at under 100 pounds, standing 5’9, hailed a frickin hero.
Former model dead in dear friends arms. A 60 pound grown woman and no one blinks.
Top Model Barbie. And we thought regular old barbie was too skinny.
Mother, friend, doctor…taken from rising star son by a fat sucking surgeon. If only she would have known how truly beautiful she was.
Spine of anorexic mannequin whispers to you “size zero.”
Teeny Vogue promotes toothpick legs driving home thinspiration message to teenage girls worldwide.
Size 0 pills are all the rage.
Jennifer Hewlett’s ass is evaluated by the world.
Diabetics discover no shots = no fat.
Anorexic child paraded on American TV for our viewing pleasure.
RETRACTION AUGUST 16, 2008
I received a heartfelt message from the mother of the child above, she said the following:
We did not take pleasure having to go on our local news to try to raise money for our daughters treatment when insurance turned us down. We did the only thing we could think of ,which was to bring to light the fact that our state insurance would not pay for a 10 year old to go into treatment because it was out of state. We told our story , and because we came forward ,the treatment center was willing to help us. I would not have talked openly about our story otherwise. If I had to do it again I would , because it not only helped us but through my journey I have met other families in our situation. I am all for the fact that you want to bring ED to light and show how bad they are , but we really don’t like the
fact that it sounds like we took pleasure in going public, because we didn’t. We have had to battle this illness for 2 years now and it is the hardest thing our family has ever had to go through. I just wish that you would think about what the families might think when they see what you put about their child on your site.
RESPONSE FROM MAMAV:
Thank you for reaching out to me and explaining your story. I will post a follow up on your daughter and revise the caption as you have requested. How is your daughter doing? Have you been able get all the help you need?
My blog is sharp and cutting. I feel it needs to be to express the point of desparation we are in with this disease and culture. I do not intend to hurt individuals such and yourself, and for that I sincerely apologize for hurting you and your family. You have been through enough already. I hope you will accept my sincere apology.
Size 8 is the new full size according to ANTM. Tyra also manages to make old horrifying (notice reflection in mirror).
Guys join in the anorexic fun.
Pro Ana Halloween costume makes its debut. Add some fake jugs and we are in for some fun.
Supermodel Gemma Ward put to shame for her chubby appearance.
Anorexic poses for billboard in Italy, causing nothing more than a blip on the fashionista radar.
Ugly Betty beautified and skinnyfied on Glamour.
Mum kisses her little girl goodbye as she sends the 12 year old to the wolves.
Young woman holds coins and rings in her collarbones and shouts to mamaV “it was a joke!” (still don’t get it).
Spooky models remind girls far and wide runway modeling is not for the faint of heart.
Tunsdall kicks ass when she is told she is “too old to be a rockstar” at 26 years of age.
Faith Hill’s imperfections gleefully brushed away for her adoring fans.
“Skinny bitches” continue to shoot odd pictures of themselves, in various awkward poses and launch them to cyberspace with total disregard of conseqence.
Gil falls silent. But rumor has it she is still with us.
Hollywood knob Perez Hilton makes fun of mental illness and is applauded for his efforts.
Beauty lives on through murder and mayhem, thanks to Tyra Banks deeming this image “fierce!”
The notion of aging gracefully disapears from society.
New Beauty magazine offers every possible way to nip, tuck, and butcher your god given body.
MamaV blows the dust off her 1987 Vogue to remind us where we have been.
We are all still here. We are trying and we are hopeful.