Tracy Anderson is a celebrity fitness trainer and is all about health and being fit.
Yet she has just revealed that at one point she wanted an eating disorder to get slimmer:
“After my parents divorced when I was 17 my mum worked three jobs so I could come to New York and train to be a ballet dancer. But I didn’t make it – I got too fat and couldn’t shift the weight.
“I tried everything short of an eating disorder – which I really wanted to have, actually.”
Understandably, saying things like this isn't going to sit well with some certain people — especially when you're supposed to be a fitness role model:
A spokesman for anorexia charity Beat blasted: “It’s a disgrace that people who are role models make comments like that. Eating disorders are serious psychiatric conditions – they’re not a fashion or a fad.”
Maybe if she had gone on to say that she was glad she didn't resort to one of the disorders, or that her life is infinitely better now because she hadn't and realizes that the pressure back then was never worth it, we could understand the comment of just stating her mindset back then.
But it really does at this point just sound like she was regretting not having an eating disorder.
Which isn't a good thing to say at all.
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