Topic: Concern Trolling

When Is It Okay To Say Someone Looks Too Thin? (Katie Couric Just Said It About Kate Middleton)

When Is It Okay To Say Someone Looks Too Thin? (Katie Couric Just Said It About Kate Middleton)

Back in the wild unruly days of the internet, it was perfectly appropriate to say things like, “so and so looks anorexic” or “X celebrity has put on weight.” Those were dark and shitty days, when teenage boys dominated comment threads and bikini photos of supermodels were scrutinized for cellulite–cries of “Eat a sandwich!” were heaped on women who, days before, were lambasted for their thighs. The acceptability of this line has weakened over time and nowadays most legitimate women’s sites know better than to bodysnark. Or, at least, in one direction. More »