Whoops: Chive Switches Before And After Pictures Of Someone That Battled Anorexia To Promote Weight Loss
Daily Mail- A young woman who has battled anorexia for seven long years has been left 'sickened' after photos she recently shared on Reddit to chart her journey back to health were republished by another website, without her permission, having been flipped around and billed as an 'amazing weight loss transformation'.
Anne Marie Sengillo, 27, from Cincinnati, Ohio, learned that her photos had been published by The Chive - an entertainment site which included her photos in a slideshow featuring 27 other weight loss stories - after a concerned Reddit user sent the online piece to her.
'For them to put my disordered weight as "ideal" was a punch to the stomach for me,' Anne Marie, who at her lightest weighed just 70lbs, tells Daily Mail Online. 'I do not want to be seen as in inspiration for a disorder that nearly killed me.'
Recovery: You're doing it wrong.
Hey Anne Marie, ever heard the phrase "everything in moderation"? Yeah, it's ridiculous that you were exercising 4-5 hours a day and basically eating like a bird, but that doesn't mean that the only alternative is lighting your gym membership on fire and supersizing every meal. Talk about putting your mind to a desired goal. It's either 0 or 100 with this one. Healthy diet and reasonable amount of physical activity be damned.
Are we really going to kill the Chive for this one? Maybe they hire the dyslexic? If we are going to be real about it, that is a far more respectable disorder than anorexia. Probably not nearly as healthy for you, but I hardly consider an inability to perceive and maintain a proper body image a 'disorder'. Hey, in the Chive's defense, skinny is generally good, fat is generally bad. Who would guess that the person in the first picture is recovering from anything other than half price appetizers or a food pregnancy? Probably just thought you were operating your 'picstitch' app after one too many cocktails. I mean, that's the ONLY reason someone should post a picture like that online. If you are going to use photos to recount your struggles maybe don't post a picture that makes it look like the struggle is still very, very real. Jesus, she looks like the beginning stages of the StayPuft marshmallow man. Is that female underboob? In an 'after' picture? Sounds like you were setting Chive up to fail.
"Yay, look at my progress. I no longer look like an Ethiopian child. Look how quickly I went from deathly skinny to abhorrently chunky." Listen sweetheart. I am glad you are no longer half dead, but in terms of being aesthetically pleasing, this was a lateral move.
Welcome to 2015. You post something on the internet you are subject to criticism. Sorry everyone in the deep dark depths of the internet doesn't have a moral compass. Sure, that doesn't give the Chive the right to PUBLISH your disease as a positive, but it doesn't not. You got girls out there snapping 100 different selfies to capture the right amount of makeup, under the right light, at the most complimentary angle, while this chick just intentionally posts pictures that are lumpier than year old milk. To each their own I guess. We all have to learn our limits in terms of disclosure. Some people realize when they don't get the desired amount of 'likes' on instagram, while some learn when a satire site trivializes their life long battle with the 'evils' of food.