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'Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels' Unless It's A Big Slap Of Body Positive Justice! See How This Kate Moss-Inspired T-Shirt Sparked Major Backlash!

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It must've seemed like a good idea at the time!

We really can't quite believe a company would promote a t-shirt that has such a pro-eating disorder message on it. Surely, they should've known better!

But, well, the Hudson's Bay Co. didn't know better when they put this Christopher Sauvé-designed t-shirt that reads "Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels" over a nutrition label up for sale. You may remember that quote as being attributed to Kate Moss, and in recent years it's been taken up as a sort of mantra for many pro-anorexia or pro-bulimia websites.

Putting it on a t-shirt only fuels those flames. The backlash was swift, however, as people criticized the company on Twitter for selling such an inappropriate item, and the company has since removed it from their site.

They also issued a statement:

“We truly value our relationship with our customers and take their concerns seriously and we recognize that many took offense to the item. In this particular instance, while we respect the designer’s art, due to the overwhelming response and the sensitivity of the matter, we made the decision to promptly remove the T-shirts from our stores and from thebay.com.”

The shirt's designer issued an apology as well, but also explained the satirical nature behind his work. You can read his full statement HERE. He said:

In lieu (sic) of the recent allegations insisting that one particular t-shirt I designed for my last CLS collection, “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels”, is in any way celebrating the severity of eating and body disorders is just not the case. As an artist, I got my start by making a mockery of the fashion industry as a whole. It’s an industry I’ve long followed and admired for decades, and it’s also an industry that begs to be mocked. Fashion is created to be either celebrated, adored, or hated and deplored. Quite like the industry itself. The particular t-shirt in question showcases an infamous quote by supermodel Kate Moss, as a nutrition label. Like all of my designs, it’s a glorified warning, an ode to the farcicality of the fashion industry and the obsessives that surround it."

While we agree that fashion can be ridiculous and does deserve to be mocked at times, the problem with the t-shirt is that many people would've misunderstood it or taken it at face-value.

Maybe the shirt's satirical message wouldn't have been lost if there was another quote on the back that said something like "Chocolate/pizza/roasted broccoli/whatever taste as good as skinny feels." Or even said "just kidding" with an image of a hamburger.

We'd buy that for sure!


[Image via Christopher Lee Sauve & WENN (inset)]

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7 comments to “'Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels' Unless It's A Big Slap Of Body Positive Justice! See How This Kate Moss-Inspired T-Shirt Sparked Major Backlash!”

  1. Honest Sally says – reply to this


    That slogan on a tshirt has been around forever. Now it's causing a stir?! The Hudson Bay store has had shitty sales forever. Sounds like a PR stunt.

  2. 2

    fuck off. you can buy that shirt more place than The Hudsons Bay…can't stick to news from your own country.

  3. Aviva says – reply to this


    That shirt is amazing! Such BS to start drama over that quote now.

    Love CLS designs!!

  4. 4

    That's what got me to lose weight and keep it off years ago. I heard Kate Moss say it years ago and it just made sense. Of course not skinny, dangerous.

    I say it to myself whenever I wanna binge.

  5. Bernadine Fox says – reply to this


    The message of this t-shirt is blatantly obvious. Anyone who took it wrong simply didn't take the time to actually look at it and gave a knee-jerk reaction - a very unsophisticated knee-jerk reaction. but then news reporters and news outlets are often guilty of that…. and let's face it embellishing and provoking a conflict to make money of the news. The idea that people with anorexia or bulimia need to be handled with such kid-gloves that we can't make an obvious statement about eating disorders out and about in the world (i.e., eating nothing gives offers no nutritional value) is ludicrous. Really people?

  6. free says – reply to this


    Christopher Lee Sauvé has been designing T'shirts that mock the fashion world for years now (remember his 'Save Anna' design when Anna Wintour was thought to be leaving Vogue?) and if people aren't smart enough to see the irony, that's their problem. To start a crusade against Mr Sauvé without even TALKING with him -as some TV journalists have done- is 100x more stupid than this T-shirt design ever could be. I hope he sells thousands more of the T-shirts and this 'scandal' will act as the perfect promotion for that.

  7. Marie says – reply to this


    I never log in to comment but I had to say that the hypocrisy is strong on this one. When Perez started to lose weight a few years ago, HE HIMSELF referenced this quote and then got into trouble because he said that he "didn't know." He probably didn't. I can see how anyone that has never struggled with an eating disorder could take this as simply motivational.

    Are you guys fucking kidding me?