In the October 15, 2010 issue of Inside iaedp, we had an article about celebrities who have been accused of having an eating disorder and their reactions. We know as professionals in the field that eating disorders are complex psychological diseases. Here is an excerpt from our newsletter on this issue:
Celebrities React to Being Accused of Having an Eating Disorder!
Recently Nicole Richie and Lady Gaga have reacted to accusations of being eating disordered. Nicole is quoted as saying “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. I don’t think you can lightly say someone has a disease unless they are openly telling you that they do.” Lady Gaga has not made an official statement regarding an unauthorized biography’s claims regarding her health but her choreographer has released a statement.
What caution would you share with readers about accusations regarding eating disorders?