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