Sometime MTV host and current host of Lifetime’s 24-hr Catwalk, Brit fashion darling Alexa Chung has always been a hit with fans for her sunny attitude and of course dead-on style sense. She recently posted a photo of herself on Twitter via Instagr.am for her 776,000-ish followers wearing a denim shirtdress, Chanel shoulder bag and flats standing next to her mother but didn’t expect the negative reaction that would immediately be reflected towards her from fans.
Almost immediately there were messages calling her frame “unhealthy” and 'I'm going to be very honest. I look at this picture and think "This is a woman not eating." Thus, I worry for women everywhere,' hurled towards the 28-year-old TV presenter which she tried at first to respond to by writing "Hi, I am here. I can read."
As the negativity continued Chung wrote, "Ok everyone thanks for the teen angst discussions. People are different sizes. I'm not trying to be thinspo for anyone". Chung has been criticized for her very thin frame before and has repeatedly denied having an eating disorder or resorting to extreme measures, ever. She was recently quoted saying, "I'm naturally thin - I get thinner when I'm stressed."
Worried that young girls might be viewing her low weight and slim figure as inspiration for starving themselves she decided to remove the image and write a simple, ‘'I am now making this acct private. Byyyyyeeee".
In an interview with OK! Magazine she spoke candidly about how she feels on the subject, "It angers me because I don't want to be a pin-up for young girls just for being thin. I don't want to be admired for being thin, as opposed for being dressed well, and I don't want the two to get confused."
Regardless, Alexa has indeed always been frowned upon for her extremely low weight. Both her Twitter and Instagr.am accounts are also now private. Take a look at some of Alexa’s most recent pictures below.
Arriving at Heathrow Airport from New York on April 17
Hosting the launch of the Annual British Designers Collective at Bicester Village on March 21
At Burberry FW/12 during London Fashion Week on February 20
Images VIA Zimbio