Lily Collins Was Actually Complimented On Her Weight Loss For Anorexia Role

She lost weight for a very serious role

Lily Collins is a lot of people’s girl crush. She’s one of the amazing women who seems to look great no matter what she’s wearing, and that’s what we love about her.

The 90210 actress has been preparing for her role as Ellen in new movie To The Bone. As her character in the film suffers from anorexia, the already slim Lily had to lose a lot of weight.

While she was preparing for this role, many magazines would refuse to feature her in their pages for fear of spreading a negative body image message to young people. But it’s one recent compliment that Lily received that has really made us all question the way in which beauty is perceived

“I was leaving my apartment one day and someone I’ve known for a long time, my mom’s age, said to me, ‘Oh, wow, look at you!’ I want to know what you’re doing, you look great!” Lily explained in an interview with Net-a-Porter

” This refusal to hear what’s actually going on, be it that a person is sick, or experiencing disordered eating, or has lost weight for a film, can be incredibly damaging. By placing something as arbitrary as weight as the thing of utmost importance, above even health, it reinforces beauty standards and says that by any means necessary, becoming smaller is the goal.”

“I got into the car with my mom and said, ‘That is why the problem exists.”

What do you think of the effects of this type of message?


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