Kate, 30, is drawing positive attention on sites and message boards which celebrate unhealthy body behavior, Today Health reports.
Visitors to such sites are ignoring Kate’s fashion sense in favor of commenting on her pin-thin frame, offering praise such as, “Awesome post, she’s so thin, she looks amazing!”
Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate Olsen are frequent “role models” on these sites, and Kate’s sister Pippa is also getting traction!
Jill M. Pollack, director of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, says it’s especially dangerous when global icons such as the Middletons are used to promote unhealthy behavior.
“Every little girl at one time wants to be a princess, and these images will not only reach teenagers but middle and elementary schoolers,” she says. “To have the Middleton sisters [on pro-anorexic sites] is like, oh my God, a disaster waiting to happen.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers — should this send a message to Kate that she’s getting way too thin?
— William Earl
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