A year ago Helen Flanagan told closer magazine that getting obsessed with dieting was really stupid.
‘When I was younger I was completely obsessed with dieting – this diet, that diet – and now I look back and think I was really stupid.’
‘It’s not that I don’t worry about my body sometimes, but now I realise there’s so much more to life than worrying about your weight.’
All this is coming up because according to The Sun it looks like like the Reality TV star is promoting Anorexia. This is what The Sun published:
DIM actress Helen Flanagan last night sparked fresh outrage following her gun pose — after praising pro-anorexia messages.
The brainless ex-Corrie star, 22, supported a craze called “thinspiration” which featured disturbing images of emaciated girls on an internet site.
Experts battling to help victims of anorexia and bulimia were horrified by the latest blunder which makes her Britain’s dumbest celebrity.
One sickened by her championing the stick-thin fad said: “These messages are dangerous, irresponsible and ill-informed when they come from someone who is a role model for young fans.”
Last night flaky Flanagan tried to wriggle out of the storm — claiming she made an innocent MISTAKE just like when she posed with a gun to her head after the Sandy Hook massacre saw 20 kids shot dead at a US school.
The I’m A Celebrity star said she never knew her postings on a photo-sharing website could be seen by the 27,000 who follow her on Instagram.
Flanagan — who as a 16-year-old struggled with an eating disorder HERSELF — squirmed: “I thought the pictures I liked on Instagram were private until now.
“It is difficult being a role model. I am grateful to The Sun for being able to guide me on the right path and help me to better my moral quest in life.”
The pictures she plugged were posted by Instagram user “skinnybikinibody” — real name Jemma Crowther, from Birmingham.
She last night claimed the images simply promoted “health and fitness”. But they show a series of skeletal models parading in swimwear — accompanied by messages such as “perfect body”. One image bears the mantra: “Craving is only a feeling.”
Weeks ago Flanagan posted snaps on the site of weight-loss sweets and a diet book — along with a photo of a glass of water and some oatcakes.
The imabe above was posted by HF and published by The Sun.
My thoughts of body image:
Even ‘brainless’ women should be careful with the message that they send to the world. If you are a little bit famous you should consider that what you say or do might be followed by other people. It is time for us women to be responsible about our bodies and what we tell the world about the importance of being healthy and happy with who you are.
Helen Flanagan is really popular in the UK and I have been following what people search about her on the net and many people are interested in her measurements and sexy body, I think this can include young girls who can get the wrong message from Helen’s comments and suggestions.
Helen’s comments encouraging starvation are not good at all from any woman, imagine how bad they can be if they come from someone who is as famous as her.