Nicole Richie Is Anorexic Again According To Jerks

Nicole Richie attends the 2013 American Music Awards Oh no, someone call the body police, Nicole Richie is apparently 88 pounds (so specific) again and living off of “sunflower seeds, celery, and juices” while staving off hunger by smacking bubblegum. Actually, someone did call the body police–The Daily Mail and Star are already snarking on her ass.

This is not the first time armchair physicians and psychologists have accused Paris Hilton’s ex BFF of anorexia. She dropped a lot of weight years ago and photos of her in a bikini were used as suspect evidence to prove she was physically and mentally unwell. I vaguely remember in an attempt to fight off/laugh off these eating disorder rumors, Richie and her fellow It Girl also under the body police microscope, Lindsay Lohan, staged a paparazzi opportunity so that they could be photographed eating cake. Richie even poignantly responded to the anorexia rumors of old. Four years ago, she told Marie Claire:

“I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t. It’s extremely insulting and irresponsible. An eating disorder is serious and it’s a disease.”

And she was right. It is unfair, insulting and irresponsible.

In the years since those mid-oughts days of anorexia chatter, Richie’s body had changed and she was no longer under scrutiny for being “too skinny.” No longer! She’s lost weight again and apparently her body is up for public examination. Star Magazine’s recent cover is a photo of Nicole Richie in shorts with the words “Tragic Relapse: Anorexic Again.” As far as I know, the tabloid is not a doctor treating Richie. nicole richie anorexic

Though Star Magazine made that outlandish and rude diagnosis that Nicole Richie is “anorexic again” an alleged friend of Lionel Richie’s daughter told my favorite rag that Star’s claim “is completely false, she is not anorexic.” One point to The Daily Mail for publishing apparent insider info negating disgusting allegations against Richie, but minus a million for the body snarking subsequent to their touch of kindness.

Here are some gleaming examples of their skewering thoughts on her body:

“There is no arguing she has lost a lot of weight since she looked healthy – and sexy – in a black bikini just over two years ago.”

So sad, because she once looked “sexy” and now she’s too skinny too be sexy. I’m being sarcastic. She’s sexy regardless of her body fat. Stop shaming skinny women.

“In late October when she stepped out in a black dress with a plunging neckline to the Who What Wear 50 Style Stars event in West Hollywood, her chest appeared bony and her arms were very slender.

In mid November she displayed some very protruding shoulders bones while at Balthazar and Rosetta Getty’s home in Los Angeles.”

So, they’ve been creepily keeping track of her bones. Gross.

“Her waist line looked tiny and her jaw line was extremely defined. When she walked onstage…her hip bones even stuck out.”

More with the bones business.

“At an Art Basel party in Miami, the cover girl looked almost skeletal next to Kim Kardashian.”

The phrase “almost skeletal” seems a little funny coming from the people who are using pictures of Nicole Richie as diagrams of the human skeleton as they sing that head bone’s connected to the neck bone song.

It’s all absurd and totally fucked up. Nicole Richie is a big star with a famous husband and some kids. Just because she’s a celebrity and being photographed all the time does not make it okay to use images from public events or paparazzi photos in this manner. Counting her bones, claiming she’s afflicted with a very serious disorder, and comparing her current body to her past body are sociopathically uncool maneuvers. If she actually is sick, these accusations are really deplorable and dangerous; however, if she is not actually sick, they’re still tasteless and symptomatic of our culture’s obsession with keeping the female body in check.

via The Daily Mail//Image via Getty and Star

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      Ugh, tabloids are the worst.

    • Emily

      I would look skeletal standing next to a Kardashian too! and I’m just a short fit mom who eats like a boss lol

      • woodarddi

        Some of you haters are so obsessed with the Khardashians that no matter who the article is about, you can’t helping mentioning them. Give them a break! The article is about Nicole Richie. Stay focused! Don’t let the world know the Khardashians are on your mind 24/7.

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      • Joanna Rafael

        I think she looks really pretty.

    • ghjgj

      yea right she sure seems determined to be sickly
      ps emily ur an idiot

    • Annie

      Just by virtue of writing these article you are contributing to the scrutiny and objectification of women in the media. The fact is, any comment/information/news about weight, shape, size and also discussing one’s potential existence of a MENTAL health disorder (and I emphasize “mental” because anorexia nervosa is more than just a physical disease) is quite frankly beyond inappropriate. Whether she is a skeleton or at a healthy weight, none of us have any idea what is going on with Nicole Richie on the inside. Mental health disorders, such as eating disorders, go beyond the number on a scale. So instead of feeding into the media frenzy and reposting tabloid pictures exploiting the poor wife and mother, we should keep a critical eye of the media and ignore it.

      • Joanna Rafael

        Please don’t try to silence me, thank you.

      • Truth8

        Nice, I tried voting down on your comment, but it seems to be locked…
        For one to accuse a published magazine (with a lot more resources than you) of not being a psychologist, maybe you should be listing your credentials before making a comment like that.

    • Winter

      This article is crap. The writer is an idiot. Bye!

    • jenn

      Obsess much!

    • woodarddi

      Ray Charles can see the young lady is anorexia or has some other type of eating disorder. People need to stop lying to the public and themselves. Let’s be a society of truth and stop pretending. Who can’t tell this young lady needs help? She admitted to having an eating disorder before and now she is 88 lbs or so. That’s an eating disorder! Repeat after me: “Nicole Richie has an eating disorder and needs help”. The truth is not as bad as some people fear it to be. The truth can be quite liberating and I try to live my life around it.