LeAnn Rimes Is Still 'Healthy'. Scary 'Healthy'

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LeAnn Rimes Is Still \'Healthy\'. Scary \'Healthy\'
LeAnn Rimes Is Still \'Healthy\'. Scary \'Healthy\'
LeAnn Rimes Is Still \'Healthy\'. Scary \'Healthy\'
LeAnn Rimes Is Still \'Healthy\'. Scary \'Healthy\'
LeAnn Rimes Is Still \'Healthy\'. Scary \'Healthy\'
LeAnn Rimes is in a bikini again, so I’m sure she’ll be taking to Twitter to respond to concerned comments over her “scary skinny” frame.

Are we seriously going to keep pretending that LeAnn Rimes doesn’t look like Gollum in a bathing suit? I mean, at first, her weight loss was understandable. Sure, she was skinny. Really skinny. But she was stressed from her upcoming wedding, and it didn’t look that bad. But this is getting out of hand. Seriously, she could hide from the paparazzi by turning sideways.

Back in May, Rimes tweeted a bikini photo of herself, and fans responded negatively.

“@leanrimes Whoa, you’re scary skinny! Sorry don’t mean to offend but that’s a lot of bones showing through skin.”

LeAnn replied, “@AJPaterson1987 those are called abs not bones love.”

Later on, Rimes tweeted:

“Boston Dog’s sliders and French fries in the Cabo airport are so good! Anyone coming here try them!!!”

She might as well have written: “I’m pretending to eat!”

Rimes insists that her frame is totally normal, but it’s pretty obvious she’s gone from healthy skinny to scary skinny. Of course, she’s not the first, or last, celeb to lose an unnatural amount of weight.

After shooting The Simple Life with Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie began to slim down. She looked fine at first, and then in 2006, she started looking pretty scary. When she was photographed looking like a bag of bones on the beach, rumors started surfacing that Richie had an eating disorder. Nicole addressed the rumors:

“I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t,” Richie said. ”It’s extremely insulting and irresponsible. An eating disorder is serious and it’s a disease. I don’t think you can lightly say someone has a disease unless they are openly telling you that they do.”

True, I guess. But at the same time, trying to make "skeleton skinny" seem normal and fashionable is pretty irresponsible, too.

Whitney Houston’s 2002 weight loss was a visual indication of all the problems she was going through at the time—stress, drugs, an abusive husband.

In an interview with Diane Sawyer, the reporter showed Whitney a picture of her emaciated frame onstage.

“That’s not just thin,” Diane said. “It’s scary thin.”

Whitney’s response: “I can believe what you feel. I can believe that. But, do you really know? Do you really know?"

Diane responded, “No, you know.”

Whitney ended the conversation with, “Thank you!”

And boom! Just like that, Diane Sawyer got mind f-cked.

Then there was Lindsay Lohan. At her peak, Lindsay was a voluptuous, beautiful up-and-coming actress. But it didn’t take long for everything to go downhill. She lost an insane amount of weight, appeared on Saturday Night Live, and blamed her thinning frame on stress. Of course, it was later discovered that Lindsay had a whole mess of problems and would spend the next few years in rehab or in court.

Celebs can be offended and defend their diminishing bodies all they want. There are a lot of pressures in Hollywood, and we all understand that. But at the same time, someone needs to call this out, otherwise it'll just be another impossible standard that young, impressionable people look up to.

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