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Reverse Skinny-Shame People Or Something With ‘You Did Not Eat That’

Culture

Reverse Skinny-Shame People Or Something With ‘You Did Not Eat That’

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If there’s one thing we seem to be preoccupied with in the world of fashion and social media, it’s what other people are, or are not, eating. We’ve all read interviews with beautiful people who joyfully proclaim their love of pizza, or beer, or whatever happens to be in vogue at the moment (cupcakes? cronuts?), and a typical response to that sort of grandstanding is: fuck you. Oh, you love meatball subs? Sure you do pal.

You Did Not Eat That brings all that annoyances together in one handy Instagram stream. The account, run by an anonymous poster, spoke to The Cut recently about why she’s speaking out against this trend of false food advertising, or why she’s not? It’s sort of hard to tell who we’re supposed to be versus here. 

“This is not me making some huge social commentary about what size somebody is and what they’re eating,” she said. “This is more like, Come on, we see the formula. Let’s lift the curtain here on Oz. If you’re a size zero, and you’re frolicking in a tiny bikini on the beach, you probably did not eat the doughnuts that you posed with the sunglasses. It’s just presenting this curated life that’s beautiful and perfect and totally unrealistic. More power to you for rocking that! You look awesome! Don’t lie about how you got there! It’s fine.” In other words, eat what you want, or don’t eat what you don’t want, but don’t bullshit us. Or do.

Read more of the interview here.