Kate Moss considers saying that nothing tastes as good as slimy
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He has been in the limelight for the problematic phrase since his 2009 interview.
Kate Moss is in the news these days. First, she gave evidence in the Depp vs. Heard trial, then appeared on the iconic ’90s bus in Platinum Jubilee.
She has also been announced as the new creative director of Coca-Cola, which means she is doing more media interviews than usual.
Trigger Alert: Contains topics about eating disorders.
Back in 2009, during an interview with fashion industry website WWD, she shared her now-infamous slogan that “nothing tastes as good as it feels thin”.
Now, in the first opening since the interview, she shares that she believes she has become a “scapegoat” for other people’s problems.
The quote has faced fierce backlash and was used by many in the nineties as a mantra for eating out, even by pro-anorexia websites to encourage skipping meals. it was done.
But Moss says she neither came up with the phrase herself nor meant it seriously. Instead, he saw it on a friend’s fridge after they had put it there as a joke.
In the original interview, when asked what his motto is, his full answer read: “There is, ‘Nothing is as good as it feels.’ You try and remember, but it never works.”
That said, the phrase was used regularly throughout the years to promote eating disorders, starvation diets, and reasons not to eat—none of which, surprising surprise, is good for your body.
According to NHS guidelines, women are advised to eat about 2,000 calories a day to maintain their current weight. It’s not worth debunking why the catchphrase is problematic, as every human needs to eat to survive.
to speak on BBC Desert Island Discs This week, she spoke about the interview for the first time, saying: “I feel like I was the scapegoat for a lot of people’s problems.”
“I was never anorexic – I never have been. I had never taken heroin. I was skinny because I wasn’t fed on shoots or shows and I was always skinny,” she continued.
In a previous interview, the supermodel has expressed regret over the motto and praised the diversity currently in the modeling industry. “There’s so much diversity now, I think that’s right,” she told NBC in 2018. “There are so many different sizes and colors and heights. Why would you just model one size and represent all these people?”
Talking about her health and wellbeing, the model showed that her health habits got better as she got older. “I take care of myself now,” she says. “I go to bed, I drink a lot of water, not too much coffee, and I’m trying to cut down on cigarettes.”
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