Kate Moss retracts 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' mantra
Kate Moss has admitted she regrets her infamous declaration that "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels".
The supermodel caused controversy back in 2009 when she first shared her mantra with WWD, with critics condemning her comments saying that, as a role model to millions of girls and young women, they could lead to more instances of eating disorders.
However, almost ten years later, diversity is at the forefront of fashion conversation and, as a result, 44-year-old Kate has said she wishes to retract the statement in retrospect.
"My friend used to say it, because you know, we were all living together, and we'd go for the biscuits and go: 'Oh, nothing tastes as g...' It's a little jingle...," she told NBC's Megyn Kelly. "There's so much more diversity now, I think it's right. There's so many different sizes and colours and heights. Why would you just be a one-size model and being represented for all of these people? So yes, for sure, it's better."
At the time, Katie Green, a former Ultimo model, who launched the Say No To Size Zero campaign, told The Sun that pro-anorexia websites would "go crazy" for Kate's irresponsible words, and the quote was indeed adopted by various online platforms, including one called Starving For Control.
Following the backlash, a spokeswoman for Kate’s former modelling agency Storm insisted: "This was part of a longer answer Kate gave during a wider ranging interview which has unfortunately been taken out of context and misrepresented. For the record, Kate does not support this as a lifestyle choice."
Elsewhere in the chat with Megyn, Kate explained that she didn't feel comfortable posing nude early on in her career.
"There was pressure (to pose topless). I worked with a woman photographer, Corinne Day, and she always liked me with no top on. And I did not like it at all when I first started," the fashion icon said.
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