Despite looking healthy and happy, teen queen Miley Cyrus has spent most of this week hitting back at rumors that she’s suffering from an eating disorder. Why? Because of a little Twitpic, which seemed to spark some serious controversy. She’s sniffing food in a bag from Carl’s Jr. and the caption says she can’t eat it.
Okay, maybe it’s a little weird to post pics of yourself smelling food you can’t eat, but then people post pics of other super random stuff–so who cares. The main thing is that we shouldn’t be drawing insane conclusions about her health or dietary habits from one picture that we really don’t know the back story on at all. I mean, last time I checked, I wasn’t BFF with Miley, and I’m guessing most of the people spreading rumors aren’t, either!
Even so, within minutes of MC posting this, her followers were blasting her as being anorexic and obsessing over food. Um…really people? That seemed to be Miley’s thoughts exactly, prompting her to hit back at any speculations that she had an unhealthy relationship with food:
It’s not often that I feel sorry for celebrities, but today I’m willing to give them my sympathy. No matter what a starlet says about her diet or body, it’s wrong. If she’s like “Yep, I’ve got cellulite–deal with it!” then she runs the risk of no longer being a hot commodity, even though just about all of us have jiggly bits somewhere on our bods.
But then again, if she’s thin and trim like Miley, suddenly she’s blasted as anorexic and skeletal and a bad role model. THERE’S NO RIGHT ANSWER!
I was on a reality show myself and I can tell you from personal experience that the pressure to look perfect is enormous. But not only that, you must look perfect and effortless. Before one particular interview, I was instructed by my team to breezily insist that I eat whatever I want, which could not be further from the truth. Just like Miley, I wasn’t ever supposed to admit that yes, I sometimes salivate over naughty foods like fries and burgers but instead drag myself to the gym to keep up my figure, which is part of my business.
Even more frustrating, the media doesn’t put this kind of ridick pressure on male celebs! Have you ever read about Justin Bieber‘s body fat? Nope. How many hullabaloos have their been over Zac Efron‘s eating habits? Oh that’s right, none. Men are still lovable and perhaps even seen as funnier when they gain weight, and nobody expects them to survive off of carrots or undergo “bikini bod” scrutiny in the tabloids.
Are you getting sick and tired of the double standard in Hollywood? What would you ideally want celebs to say about their bodies and eating habits–the ugly truth about how hard they have to work to stay thin or pretty little lies? Let me know exactly what you think in the comments!