Amazon Is Selling A Pro-Anorexia Novelty Shirt And The Internet Is Not Happy


Warning: This post contains discussion of eating disorders.

Posted on October 04, 2017, 15:52 GMT

Claire Mysko, CEO of the
National Eating Disorders Association, told BuzzFeed, “Jokes
about eating disorders are dangerous and cliché. This hoodie
propagates the myth that eating disorders are trivial and mere
issues of willpower or self-control.”

“Stereotypes like this result in increased stigma and are
barriers that prevent people from seeking help. Anorexia is not
a ‘lifestyle choice,’ it is a mental health disorder with
socio-biological influences. We ask that Amazon stand with

those affected by these deadly illnesses and remove the
sweatshirt from their store.”

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