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Did you all hear that yet another model died from anorexia a couple weeks ago?

Now, not that I don’t feel remorse for this situation, but it’s just interesting to me because common people die from anorexia every day, but it’s a big deal when a model does. Then people start ranting and raving about how terrible the fashion and modeling industry is and how since they put so much pressure to be thin, there’s some big epidemic of modeling related deaths from this disorder. Well, there’s not. People from all different professions develop eating disorders, and for all different kinds of reasons. The vast majority of people with eating disorders aren’t models, and the vast majority of models don’t have eating disorders, so what is with the pointing fingers? Why do people single out just the models?

Oh and did you notice in the article it says that agent Adi Barkan refuses to use models with a BMI of less than 19 now? It used to be 18. So even models with a BMI of, let’s say, 18.7, even though considered ‘normal’ by BMI calculations is still too thin to be a working model! What the hell? Ugh, people!