November 24, 2009 – After Moss publicly declared in an interview that “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” Lembit Opik — a member of the British Parliament — has lashed out at the top model, telling UK paper The Sun this statement was “everything that is wrong with the fashion world.”
The model’s quote from a recent interview with Women’s Wear Daily had been posted as credo on several pro-anorexia sites, causing concern among help organizations such as Beat.
The Sun reported November 20 that Opik was planning on mentioning Moss’s statement as part of his parliament address dealing with his Say No To Size Zero campaign, fronted by model Katie Green who got fired from her agency for refusing to loose weight.
“It is madness to have an industry that promotes being dangerously underweight as a positive and eating disorders as a good fashion statement,” Opik told the paper.
Kate Moss is widely ‘blamed’ for starting the 1990s ‘waif look,’ a grunge-coinciding counter reaction to the healthy-looking supermodels of the era, including Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson.