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Before Kate Moss speaks again, we want to shove a sandwich in her mouth

November 19, 2009 | 12:40 pm
Kate2009oct "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"?

Well, Kate Moss, say what you will to WWD, but if it's you versus those uptight health professionals and others who consider eating to be a necessity, we're siding with the snacks.

Why the uproar? Because when the original sunken-eyed face of heroin chic speaks out about weight -- or wears fur, or loses contracts after allegations of drug use -- there's no proper response except an uproar. 

See, the "nothing tastes as good" motto started among people trying to lose weight for healthful reasons. That's a good thing.

But now it's also commonly used in online communities that support anorexia and bulimia for starving's and barfing's sake. Do a search for "thinspiration" if you think Lifetime movies don't come true. But beware -- the results can be gross.

Katie Green, the model who was "too fat" for Wonderbra and is now campaigning to stop the use of ultra-thin models, told the Sun newspaper Moss' comments are "shocking and irresponsible."

On the other side, the agency that reps Moss said in a statement that the phrase was part of a longer answer and had been taken out of context: "For the record, Kate does not support this as a lifestyle choice."

Thank goodness we don't take many tips from supermodels.

Here are some more shots of Kate "I need a sandwich" Moss from the last few years.

And for those who don't remember the early '90s, heroin chic was all about copping a fabulously bored BTDT attitude, but you only got to eat, like, a grape a day. Plus maybe a handful of air-pop. But the two packs of cigarettes made it all OK.

Ohh, nummy.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo above: Kate Moss, 35, made a name for herself in the '90s as one of the most wafer-thin waifs since Twiggy. She's shown above arriving for the Miu Miu show during Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 7. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images.

Photos, below, top to bottom: Moss on May 4 at the Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York; in June 2006; in June 2005. Credits: Evan Agostini / Associated Press; Bruno Vincent / Getty Images; Stuart Ramson / Associated Press

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