Friday, June 4, 2010

Urban Outfitters' 'Eat Less' T-Shirt PULLED From Website, But Still In Stores

Right about now I'm so hungry I could eat that shirt. I need to go grocery shopping.

I do personally need to lose weight and am working on eating less. But I can't fathom what possible purpose that shirt was supposed to serve. I like how the model wearing it is completely anorexic, thus encouraging young women in particular to believe that if they do not have the figure of a skeleton they are "fat." Most bulimics are normal weight and believe they are "fat." This is a terrible problem. I was bulimic when I was younger. I believed myself "fat" at 5'5" tall and 130 pounds. I would do anything to get back to being that "fat" again. Time, night shift, age, emotional eating, thyroid problems and taking Lithium have all contributed to my current weight. Yes, I need to lose weight, but a lot of people who don't will see that shirt and think they do. I find this a vile item and believe it can do nothing but contribute to the flawed thinking in those of us who have eating disorders.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost