Thin people posing with fatty foods come under fire
Here's a new Instagram trend. But, it isn't exactly a positive thing.
Called "thin shaming", skinny girls posing with fatty foods (using them as accessories) for a photo are being slammed.
'You Did Not Eat That' was set up a couple of months ago by an anonymous user who re-posts images of slender women posing with fatty foods with the hashtag #youdidnoteatthat (YDNET), reported Mail Online.
The report said that the user claimed "she began the project because she was sick of seeing staged photos".
The anonymous user recalled one particular incident which, she said, made her "blood boil".
She told New York magazine that "dozens of bloggers were swarming a dessert table, taking pictures and spending five minutes merchandising the sunglasses next to the macaroons. Then they walked away and nothing was eaten. It was so contrived"!
Mail Online quoted therapist Rachel Morris as saying that that there could be something far deeper...she worries that the reason for the photos could be Liarexia, whereby women order huge portions of food when out with others, but dramatically restrict their portions in private.
The anonymous user's aim for creating this account? Simple.
She told the magazine: "I want people to get away from the formula — you know, take your pictures of your beautiful peonies, but please don’t throw in some macaroons. Please."
Sources: Mail Online, New York magazine.
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