Designers daughter suffering anorexia
It seems the fashion industry is on the brink of claiming another victim.
It has been revealed that Allegra Versace, the daughter of Donatella Versace and niece of Gianni Versace, is suffering from anorexia.
The Times ran this piece about it,
noting how the signs of her illness were always there.
But, of course, the fashion world looked the other way (as it always does):
A few days earlier, another Times writer described Allegras recent appearance:
Remember: this is exactly what the fashion world promotes as its "ideal":
Of all of the things Ive read about this tragic situation, the most appalling was the statement from one writer, that commenting about this situation would somehow be "inappropriate," out of "sympathy" with the victim.
Can you believe it? How convenient - for the fashion industry! That is like saying that one cannot talk about the dangers of cigarettes, out of "sympathy" with victims of lung cancer, or that one cannot talk about the dangers of the nuclear industry, out of "sympathy" with the victims of Chernobyl.
Its madness. That kind of thinking would result in no public dangers ever being discussed, once they claimed a victim - leaving those dangers to threaten many more lives.
It is not only "appropriate," but necessary to talk about the culpability of the fashion industry in this case - so that more girls dont suffer the fate of this young woman.
NOT to talk about it - THAT would be truly irresponsible. It would be like failing to alert the public of a lethal contaminant in the water supply.
This young woman grew up in the epicentre of fashion, surrounded by a cadaverous "standard" of appearance all her life. This deathly look became the "norm" to her, and tragically, she has emulated it - to the point of threatening her own life.
For once and for all, before more girls sicken and die, it is time to put an end to the inhuman and life-threatening malnourished "standard" of appearance that is being glamourized by the fashion industry, and is destroying the self-esteem of generations of young women - and all too often, claiming their lives as well.
Ban underweight models, and compel the fashion world to display a more natural, curvy, womanly standard of appearance. No other solution seems possible.
Re: Designers daughter suffering anorexia
Very, very true. Everyone NEEDS to talk about this, so that the fashion industry's deformed standard of womanly appearance becomes exposed for the toxic influence it is.
Showbiz Tonight had a great segment on the sad plight of Allegra Versace earlier this week. I'll cut and paste an excerpt from their transcript of the show.
Note that even these entertainment reporters acknowledge the damaging effects that the anorexia-worshipping fashion world had on this young girl.
Also, notice how many other celebrities' daughters have suffered a similar fate:
From the victims of the disease, even to industry reporters, everyone is acknowledging that the cadaverous standard of appearance in fashion and the media is the problem.
So why doesn't someone put a stop to this?
Of course, these celebrities represent tens of thousands of young women who are battling the same illness - all for what? For WHAT? Because some designers and photographers - who aren't even attractive to women - want to have their clothes displayed on walking skeletons? What gives them the right to hold all of society hostage to their unnatural vision? What gives them the right to dictate that women aren't supposed to look like women, aren't supposed to eat, aren't supposed to exhibit their natural curves?
Their monopoly over modern culture has to end, before more young women suffer and die - so very, very needlessly.
Re: Designers daughter suffering anorexia
Perhaps the most revealing statement in the first linked article is the following:
"The celebrity industry is still uncertain how to balance its adulation of beauty against addiction to thinness."
Let's leave aside the issue that the "beauty" which this industry celebrates isn't beautiful at all. The alarming description of Allegra Versace's wasted frame could apply, verbatim, to 90% of all models and actresses in the public eye.
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