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Do You Care What an Actress Eats?

You've read it a million times: an in-depth magazine piece about an actress that not only details what she said, what she wore, and what she's really like, but also what she ate during the interview, down to every savory detail. An article in The New York Times gives this phenomenon a name — documented instance of public eating, or DIPE — and wonders why exactly we're so obsessed with what (or whether) an actress eats.

The article surmises that we fixate on what our favorite celebs eat, especially if what they're eating is decadent or unhealthy, because it makes them human. I agree; hearing that Cameron Diaz can't resist a burger and fries or that Drew Barrymore chows down on mac and cheese in bed makes them, and by extension their lifestyles, seem more accessible. It does make me a little uneasy that this obsession seems to mostly involve actresses, and not their male counterparts, but it also doesn't surprise me.

Do you care about what an actress eats? What do you think the reason is behind our fixation?

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ayuninur ayuninur 6 years
no
jadenirvana jadenirvana 6 years
mondaymoos-you read my mind. methinks these movie stars protest too much:) Burgers and fries, yeah right!
amber512 amber512 6 years
I have no idea what actresses eat, nor do I care!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Unless they were to raid my bacon stash--and really, what are the chances of that happening?--I wouldn't give it a thought.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
No. I was also not aware that there was a fixation like that. I don't care what they talk about in interviews, either, especially since a lot of them offer incorrect facts. I do not think anybody is influenced by this, though.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
no
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
Except that it's probably BS. More props to the actresses to actually admit they have to diet unreasonably to maintain a body shape that generally isn't healthy.
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