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Twitter User's Comments on Anorexia Condemned

by Rathi Manohar on January 11, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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 Twitter User's Comments on Anorexia Condemned

It beggars all belief that after Isabelle Caro offered her horrendous and pathetic image as a warning against Anorexia Nervosa, there could be a Kenneth Tong who talks of "managed anorexia."

Tong, a former Big Brother contestant in the UK flippantly remarked on Twitter, "Proudly endorsing managed anorexia. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels."

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Rightly condemned by celebrities like Simon Cowell, Sophia Bush and Rihanna, Tong does not realize that Anorexia cannot be 'managed'. It is a psychiatric illness that besets mostly young women, sometimes as young as fourteen, who refuse to eat to maintain a healthy body weight. There are no proven therapies in managing or curing the illness. For those who suffer from its relentless grip, like Caro, it is a living death - most often followed by death itself.

Rihanna, in her condemnation, stated, "Girls are dying all over the world because of ignorant individuals like this@MrKenneth Tong."

It is not ignorance. It is criminal stupidity.



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