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heather_m25 heather_m25 10 years
Sorry Geebies, I hope it's not too late. I was actually refering to what Giselle was saying that was dumb, not yours at all. I didn't even think that's what it sounded like, I just read her statement and had to respond to it right off the bat.
nadiap nadiap 10 years
First of all did she say it the way it's being reported or did the paper do some editing to make it sound more controversial.? Everybody knows the name of the game these days is spin & controversy. I've seen it so many times. I watched an interview where the reporter asked a question, the person answered then the reporter paraphrased the answer and it sounded totally different than the original answer. If they can do that live, can you imagine print.? Second if she did say it, she's entitled to her opinion. She's partially right. Parents need to take responsibility for their kids. I saw a documentary on the fashion industry recently, most of these girls are 14, 15, 16 yrs old. That means they are minors. They need strong parental guidance. Unfortunately a lot of them are thrown into these adult situations with no supervision whatsoever. They live in these apts all alone. You have to have a strong foundation and support system not to get sucked into that lifestyle of clubs, parties, booze, drugs etc. (I think that's what she's getting at) It's easy to blame everyone and everything. it's rock music, it's tv, it's movies, it's fashion, it's models. It's this and that. People always need a scapegoat. Howcome when children achieve and win some big awards parents are more than happy to scream that's my childen, but when it's something bad, it's always someoneelse's fault? She was probably sick and tired of answering the same stupid questions about skinny models and the fashion industry.
Aggie Aggie 10 years
It's never entirely one thing's fault. There are many factors to it. ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Dittoing JessNess' first comment.
slashyelizabeth slashyelizabeth 10 years
hellena, this isn't a question of having the genes to play pro football. this is about gisele discussing a serious disorder and simply placing all the blame where it doesn't belong. *any* eating disorder is caused by a number of things, never just one thing, and societal pressure is almost always one of those things. to quote an eating disorders specialist, "genetics loads the gun, your environment pulls the trigger."
mafalda mafalda 10 years
Okay.. anyone else thinks Gisele should just model and shut up? I dont think they should interview models for any other reason than designer and clothes. Yes she is pretty she has a nice and 'curvy' body and she was born with that body. I am not gonna say it is not crazy how a parent can practically watch their daughter shrink to death and not notice a thing. But read part of the interview and you'll see right after she blames parents and 'family ties' for the cause of anorexia in young girls, she right away tries to make it clear that her family supported her all the way and that's why she is among the living. That is bullshit..I mean you cannot talk about what you obviously don't know. Parents live for their children. Children are children. When do young girls get influenced to be skinny? When they turn on the TV, read magazines, watch Gisele down the runway. Now, why is Gisele defending the industry? because if they were to be blamed she would no longer have a job. Eh dicho! (I said!)
highsociety1 highsociety1 10 years
While it's always amusing to hear a mannequin talk, I'm afraid this one should have just kept to the posing. Totally ludacris to place all the "blame" on parental involvement; any woman who was once a teenager in America can attest to the fact that there are few things stronger than the pressure one feels to meet society's beauty "norms." But keep it all in perspective. This coming from a woman who's BMI is probably -10.
cari907 cari907 10 years
omg wow i dont like her anymore i used 2 luv her now omg is she serouos if my mom read this shed be very upset i am a recorving anorexic and i do not think my mom is the one i should be blaming at all thats an awful thing to say
Hellena25 Hellena25 10 years
You know what's funny? Culturally speaking here? The way people are taking her words as a personal affront. Case in point; check this out: I'm a chick, right? And I'm only 5'6" right? And if, like, Tom Brady told me that I didn't have the genes to play pro-football, even though, hey, some people are built for one would be all up in arms....nobody would get insulted if Shaq told 'em they weren't built for pro-B-ball either.... However, when it comes to modeling, people feel like it's this...I dunno..this JUDGEMENT on their looks. Gisele seems like a person who is frustrated with having to defend her health status and eating habits to the world at large, and she kinda has a point, because let's face it: NO ONE would DARE ask a larger person the questions that smaller people get asked all the time (such as "What SIZE are you?" and "What DO you eat, anyway?"). What this woman is saying (it sounds like) is: "Look, people, in this industry you have to be tall and thin to get work. There are people who are built for it, and people who aren't, just like there are people who can be pro athletes or work heavy construction. To blame a certain profession for the results of a pretty devastating mental illness is crazy--start looking at the family of origin before blaming the culture at large" She never said it was good, or that taller thinner people are somehow "better" only better suited to a particular profession according to the people who run THAT industry, and that she's not mentally ill because she has a great family....
Marci Marci 10 years
:) Miss Stephanie! You said it your way, I said it mine, right? And you bring real-life experience on this one to the table. All the more interesting.
roor roor 10 years
either way, that was a pretty reckless statement from gisele. people don't live in a bubble where they're just only surrounded by their family so that's the only influence that they'll get. i mean our environments affect us too, so if we can blame our own nine-to-five jobs for causing stress, ulcers etc, (i mean sometimes u're overworking yourself , but also you can have a mean boss who works you too hard leading to you getting sick) then i think that some part of the fashion industry is the "mean boss" and they're putting pressure on the models to be "perfect".
lawyerjenn lawyerjenn 10 years
While I agree Giselle (someone who weighs 110 pounds) shouldn't be "pardoning" the industry....she can't exactly speak out can she? Bite the hand that feeds her and what not? I'm sure she was asked her take on this was and she just started talking...again...something models shouldn't do :) BUT I did know a girl (friend of a friend of a family friend) who was 15, recruited, modeled in all the big shows in milan and her parents just let her go. They turned her loose. One year later she was in rehab for cocaine. There are a LOT of stupid parents who just turn these babies loose in a world they are not prepared for. And it's ridiculous. But that's sort of an industry problem too, isn't it?
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
this is the reason why models should never speak...just look pretty honey after all that is what you are paid one wants the opinions of a model. She is clearly deluded....I used to model and was a UK size 6 at the time which is a US size 2 and I was ALWAYS told to lose weight in the promise of getting more work. This has nothing to do with parents and EVERYTHING to do with the fashion industry....but Gisele is unlike to bite the hand that feeds her and blame the industry. :oy:
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
blaming it totally on the parents is BS! and its not just the industry, its also the peer pressure i guess, which goes back to media and the fashion industry :p also, the person has to take some responsibility, there IS such a thing as FREE WILL. if she doesnt want to do it, no one can!
Jillness Jillness 10 years
The thing that is to blame is the consumer. The entertainment industry and fashion all cater to what people buy. If you support fashion lines that use healthy size models in their ads, more healthy size models will work. Simple supply and demand. We have the control, folks. Your money speaks the loudest.
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
i think she's trying to combat the backlash super skinny models have been getting recently. perhaps because she doesn't want to seem like she represents an industry that can contribute to eating disorders.
mississippigirl1 mississippigirl1 10 years
Okay, so she may not be so "naturally thin" like we all thought. Lord knows she's had a nose job and implants. Heidi's had implants too for those of you that weren't aware. What's to keep them from getting a little lipo every now and then? I just read an amazing book called "Confessions of a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon," by Cap Lesesne and it literally shocked me how many famous people he alone has treated. He was flown out to a shoot to do lipo for some of the Victoria's Secret models. It's insane!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
Yep, I have to agree with most people here. There are so so SO many factors that can trigger a person to become anorexic, the fashion industry included.
lindac lindac 10 years
One huge eyeroll from me. Gisele can talk about family all she wants but the industry demands a certain look and these women will do anything to achieve it. That's where the money is.
misslilyfication misslilyfication 10 years
I do not agree at all with Gisele, even though my parents had both instilled a healthy body image in me from an early age by the time I started reading the pre-teen mags I found it hard not to ignore the use of super-skinny models. It is not until now that I am almost 20 that I can the the use of such unhealthy bodies as what it is, and I couldn't imagine having to be a young model in that environment and not feeling pressured to be ultra thin, even with a strong family base :)
CooperGirl CooperGirl 10 years
the pressures in the fashion world are certainly high. it's easy for her to speak since she's already on top. And for starters, she's not entirely a natural beauty. I think she's gorgeous, but she's had at least a nose and boob job. Doesn't that say something about her conforming to industry standards as well?
Neural Neural 10 years
there's seldom one single reason why people struggle with their mental and/or physical health. She's oversimplifying things by saying it's only b/c these girls don't have strong family bases.
slashyelizabeth slashyelizabeth 10 years
i agree with you serena, it's not just about family. but being naturally thin doesn't always prevent the disorder. i'm 4'10" and 90 lbs. at my healthy weight but i've been battling anorexia for a long time. you can be thin/skinny naturally and still feel like you need to lose weight; that's the horrible thing about the illness.
serena serena 10 years
She never suffered from anorexia because she has a strong family base?? How about she never suffered from this disorder because she is naturally skinny? Giselle comes from a big family - I've seen pictures in a magazine of her with her equally skinny sisters. She's genetically blessed is is irresponsible and insensitive to make this kind of remark. It'pretty obvious just by looking at a magazine that there's a problem! If it was so common to be that thin then how come I live in NYC and rarely do I see that many women who are hitting 6 feet and 120 pounds! Obvously 99% of them are TAHT skinny because the industry demands it. I personaly - as sure as I'm sure all of you have- known women who have eatng disorders who come from very close knit families. Giselle knows what's up with the pressures of the modeling world. In my opinion it's quite obvious she's covering for the fashion industry for her own personal gain.
slashyelizabeth slashyelizabeth 10 years
adriana you're right: some women are naturally thin. one of my sisters (i have 4!) is 5'11" and slim as can be, but still healthy. gisele looks healthy. however, many models do *not* look healthy. you can't put *all* the blame on the fashion industry, but the fact that so many of these girls/women who embody the fashion industry's ideal are so thin should raise a red flag.
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