It's still the trend: Super skinny
September 29, 2008 8:56am CST
http://celebedge.sympatico.msn.ca/Galleries/pg_index2_9021oh_no_not_again?feedname=photo_gallery_9021oh_no_not_again&pos=1 I heard super skinny models are now banned in some fashion shows, not all but at least some have started to. But the trend is still on among celebrities so there is still danger that teenagers will follow their unhealthy 'not eating' life style. Do you know anyone that is unnaturally skinny? Unnatural because they choose not to eat for the sake of becoming skinny. There are people that are naturally skinny because it's hereditary, it runs in the family. They DO eat, only it doesn't seem to do anything to their weight. Yet you can tell difference between these two, they may look as skinny but the ones that are doing it on purpose will look awfully unhealthy since they lack the nutrition the body needs simply because they don't eat.
• United States
29 Sep 08
My sister is one of the "naturally skinny" types. She's always accused of having an eating disorder or something, but she really does eat whatever she wants. I agree that it's a huge issue that the media (fashion, celebrities, etc) continues to push an unhealthy body image on people though. I find it especially worrisome when it's targeted at teens or children as they are highly susceptible to following trends, no matter how bad it may be. I think it's important that we educate our children about such things. We have to teach them to love their bodies as they are, at their personal healthiest, not to spend all their time dieting and purging, trying to be as skinny as the models they see in magazines and on tv.