• Tue, Jul 5 2011

Lily Allen Calls Out Famous Americans For Unhealthy Lifestyles

British pop-star-in-retirement Lily Allen is the cover girl for August’s issue of Elle UK, and I must say, she looks amazing in the photos. The accompanying interview displays her trademark candor on topics such as her miscarriage, her relationship with her husband, and her struggles with substance abuse. One quote in particular stuck out as being particularly, um, straight-shooting:

I hang out with models, the biggest pop stars and, you know, really and honestly, I hate saying this, but none of them are achieving those body shapes by being healthy. They’re not just going to the gym two hours a day. They’re not eating or they’re taking speed not to eat. In America everyone abuses that Adderall stuff and people aren’t normal.

She also talks about her formerly bibulous lifestyle, and partially blames it on the environment she was living in. I suspect this will elicit various conflicting reactions in people.

1.) “Hang out” with models, present tense? Don’t do them any favors, girl. Maybe don’t hang around those people if you think they’re so awful?

2.) Everybody knows that already. Why are you stating the obvious? Are you just trying to get attention, Lily Allen?

3.) A lot of people know that already, but nobody talks about it. Good on you for reminding people that celebrity physiques aren’t “normal,” and that most people cannot achieve them without starving themselves.

4.) Why you gotta hate on Adderall? SOME PEOPLE HAVE WORK TO DO.

5.) You display the same smug self-righteousness towards the activities you only just recently quit that makes recent AA grads no fun to hang out with. No fun at all. See also: people who stopped being fun when they had kids.

Personally, I’m feeling a little bit of each right now. How about you?

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  • Fabel

    lol@#4

    And you’re dead-on about the smug attitute AA grads have towards “activites [they] only just recently quit”. Hate that. But I’m on the fence about how I feel towards her pointing out that most models starve themselves, etc. On one hand, it’s annoying when models/celebrities claim they got their body by eating all the cheeseburgers they want while maybe doing yoga. But perpetuating the stereotype that OOH SHE ONLY LOOKS THAT GOOD BECAUSE SHE SURVIVES ON COCAINE AND CIGARETTES is also bad, as it’s obviously not true for every woman with a slim figure. So…?

    • Jamie Peck

      Well, according to folks like Jenna Sauers who have seen the modeling industry from the inside, they take naturally skinny people and put them on diets. Not all skinny women practice unhealthy habits, but a high percentage of those in the industry do.