If Kate and Pippa Middleton want to inspire their fans in anyway, we're sure this is NOT how they want to do it!
We love to write about these two for their dedication to a healthy lifestyle, but the Duchess of Cambridge and her athletic sister have been popping up on more than just fitness websites.
In fact, the siblings have become “thinspiration” on “pro-ana” and “pro-mia” websites. The DISTURBING websites promote anorexia and bulimia by "supporting" sufferers with tips and tricks for losing weight.
Ugh, so sad! We didn't even know these sites existed!
After looking at a few, we're actually sick to our stomach that there people out there trying to find "acceptance" for an EATING DISORDER instead of getting proper treatment!
These sites have been around for years with Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate Olsen serving as "thinspiration" in the past, but critics seem to be more concerned with eating disorder sufferers idolizing an international Royal icon like Kate.
Jill M. Pollack, director of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, said:
“Every little girl at one time wants to be a princess, and these images will not only reach teenagers but middle and elementary schoolers. To have the Middleton sisters [on pro-ana sites] is like, oh my God, a disaster waiting to happen.”
We totally agree and hope the Middleton's release a statement expressing their disappointment in these websites. Unfortunately, that's really all they can do and can't be blamed for how deranged people view their bodies.
If anyone reading this looks at thin celebrities for "thinspiration" to continue an eating disorder, please STOP, get HELP and realize starving yourself or throwing up after meals IS NOT healthy!
[Image via WENN.]
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