I love delusional celebrities. They make me feel so much better about myself. I may kid myself into believing that I’m thirty pounds lighter and two inches shorter, but at least I’m not chatting it up to Us Weekly. Poor Kate Moss still seems to be pretty delusional – but of course she is talking to magazines about it. Kate says she was never anorexic, even though she admit she hardly ever ate anything. She’s just got a really long list about how that’s everyone’s fault but her own. Apparently no one fed her. Though last time I checked, past the age of about seven you’re pretty much able to feed yourself if you want to.
“I was never anorexic, so I was never that skinny,” she tells September’s Interview. “I was never bony-bony. But I remember thinking, ‘I don’t want to be this skinny.’” She says when she was “doing shows and flying economy … nobody ever fed me. Or I’d be staying in hotels so cheap that by the time I’d get in, there wasn’t any room service… I didn’t eat for a long time. Not on purpose,” she admits. “You’d be on shoots with bad food or get on a plane, and the food would be so disgusting you couldn’t eat it.“You go to a show, and there’s no food at all, so if you’re doing shows back to back, you can forget eating,” Moss adds. “I remember standing up in the bath one day, and there was a mirror in front of me, and I was so thin! I hated it. I never liked being that skinny.”Over the years, Moss says she has come to accept her body. But it took her some time. When she was 15, photographer Corrine Day used to make her pose topless as training. “I’d cry,” Moss says. “After five years, you get used to it and you’re not self-conscious anymore.
Kate acknowledging that her body didn’t look good doesn’t mean she didn’t have anorexia. If anything it makes it even more suspect. Most anorexics don’t think they look good. Few of them walk around in skin-tight outfits parading their thinness. They tend to hide behind bulky clothing because they still think they look bad.
That last comment is particularly upsetting. I’m not sure if being forced to pose topless while crying is normal for 15-year-old models, but it sounds incredibly creepy. Kate seems to still have some body issues – she talked a lot about breast implants, saying that they were gross – but then goes on to say she’d consider getting them if her own boobs were ever too saggy.
I’m not sure how this interview is supposed to make her come off as more self-aware. If anything it makes me think she’s still got a lot of issues.
Here are a few of Kate’s Calvin Klein ads from back in the day. The ones that best show just how skinny she was show some nipple and are NSFW, but this gives you a good idea.
BIOGRAPHY OF KATE MOSS