• Mon, Aug 6 2012

Let’s All Gather Round And Pretend We’re Really Concerned About Miley Cyrus And Her Eating Disorder

I’m all for celebrating celebrities when they do something awesome and I’m also all for lite teasing when they do something not so awesome. I’m never for pretending to have faux-concern for a celebrity in an attempt to get more clicks on the site.

That’s why I can talk all day long about Miley Cyrus getting engaged to Liam Hemsworth to cover up a pregnancy.  And that’s the same reason why I can’t jump on this bandwagon that’s hiring pyschotherapists to analyze Miley Cyrus’ twitpics and how it relates to an “obvious” eating disorder.

A few days ago Miley uploaded this photo to Twitter:

This morning Radar Online responded to the picture with this very concerned analysis from a pyschotherapist who has not treated the star, but obviously worries about her in an article titled, “Flesh-Flaunting Miley Cyrus Is Sending ‘A Terribly Sick Message’ To Young Women, Says Therapist.”

Her latest “Look at me!” move is to post a Twitter photo showing her rapidly vanishing waist and rock hard abs, andRadarOnline.com has exclusive insight in the emotional trauma that lies behind her raunchy pic. ”This photo is frightening,” psychotherapist Jessica Aronson, who has not treated the former Hannah Montana star, told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. ”What does she need the world to see — which in eating disorder world, means know — about herself?” Aronson asked.

Keywords in this excerpt include, “who has not treated the former star.” Keywords that should shout to the world that Jessica Aronson really shouldn’t be offering her opinion on this matter. Because if Miley Cyrus really suffers from an eating disorder, then we all know that this article gives her the attention that she craves. The attention that confirms that all her hard work is paying off and that she’s lost enough weight to be labeled as having an eating disorder. And that’s really sad. Even as cynical blogger, I know that having an eating disorder is incredibly sad.

Rather than “worry” about what her image does for young women, why don’t the concerned members of the media put more focus on celebrities who look healthy. Why not highlight women of all different shapes and sizes who are succeeding in their chosen careers. That would go a lot further than the continual analysis from unrelated professionals on women with eating disorders.

Because I just don’t see how calling Miley Cyrus flesh-flaunting helps anyone, least of all young women who struggle with Hollywood’s portrayal of body image.

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  • lucygoosey74

    I don’t find anything particularily “shocking” about this photo, she just looks like she works out a lot, like nearly all celebrities do. Haven’t the tabloids bashed her for weighing too much in the past? She probably wanted to squash rumors about her being pregnant.

    • Carrie

      Agreed, she just looks super thin with an incredibly toned stomach…that looks smaller because she’s wearing baggy pants.

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  • OliveRiver

    She could put a tad more meat on her bones, but she looks pretty healthy to me. Just because she’s toned and weighs less than 140-130 doesn’t mean she has an eating disorder.