Just weeks after Pinterest and Instagram pledged to remove all traces of “thinspiration” and “pro-anorexia” content, top Russian model Natalia Vodianova could have potentially given young, impressionable and body-conscious people something to cling onto.
The mother-of-three suggested that she and her model peers were “just born with” their svelte frames, but also put her figure down to “the right diet”.
“I respect my body, my body is my temple,” she began. “If I eat like a pig, I am going to feel like a pig.
“Sometimes I have a huge, delicious five-star dinner with my grandparents with seven courses. In the morning you wake up and you feel like s**t. If I feel like that, OK, I am not going to be able to feel good about myself.
“C’mon guys, you know it’s better to be skinny than to be fat.”
Although she was talking about being “skinny” in relation to being obese, it’s easy to see how her comments can be taken out of context and misconstrued.
Do you think Natalia was right to make those comments or should she have worded them a bit more carefully?