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Pro-Anorexia Site Blasted For Selling Jewelry To Promote The Eating Disorder

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A pro-anorexia was criticized for selling a bracelet that encourages the eating disorder, but they've since changed their site!

But maybe the negative press surrounding this issue actually did some good!

The internet was recently outraged to discover that a pro-anorexia website, My Pro Ana, was selling a "Pro Ana Red Weave Bracelet" that encouraged the life-threatening eating disorder.

The description next to the bracelet read:

"Traditionally a red beaded bracelet, the pro ana bracelet is worn as a reminder of staying true to your diet, and also to meet other Ana’s."

Basically, it was very apparent that the site was capitalizing off of a serious illness!


But shortly after attention was brought to the controversial jewelry, the bracelet's description was slightly altered. It now reads:

“Traditionally a red beaded bracelet, the bracelet is worn as a reminder of the daily struggle all sufferers of an eating disorder experience.”


The newer description is obviously less “pro ana” than the original one…and we can’t help but wonder if all the negative press had something to do with the change!

We mean… obviously.

Check out the two different descriptions (below)!

The site also has an introductory message that admits many users wouldn't wish the disorder on their worst enemy, but that message is rather contradicted with many of the other forum discussions, where tips on how to live "the lifestyle" are given. The community bond seems tight and supportive, but we just hate knowing this is still such a prevalent disease.

If you're battling an eating disorder, please CLICK HERE for support.

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7 comments to “Pro-Anorexia Site Blasted For Selling Jewelry To Promote The Eating Disorder”

  1. Canpilia says – reply to this


    I have an eating disorder, been suffering from Anorexia for the past 5 years. I wear a red bracelet and am not pro ana, I support those who suffer as well from eating disorders. So how is wearing a bracelet sickening? You offend me

  2. Ana says – reply to this


    Like you havnt made a shit load of money off fucking celebs careers

    You cant say shit

  3. Liz says – reply to this


    This is old news

  4. Red says – reply to this


    Cause Red Is Pretty

    Like Blood


  5. Chloe says – reply to this


    Re: Canpilia

    Its cause he's an asshole

    I have one too

  6. Kaitlin Young says – reply to this


    It's hilarious that you fail to mention that this site offers information and advice on how to RECOVER. Convenient, huh?

  7. Shay says – reply to this


    Re: Liz
    AMEN to that! He's just trying to find the next shocking thing to write about to gain more publicity the money sucking leech