It looks like the some in the media are now beating the eating disorder drum after pictures surfaced of Lindsey Lohan sister Ali, who looks like she is under the century mark in pounds.
Apparently this news because some of Lohan’s “friends” told media outlet Fox411 that they are worried about the newly signed Next Model — apparently, they couldn’t tell her for some reason.
“She just keeps getting smaller and smaller,” one pal told Fox411. “At what point will her parents tell her that enough is enough?”
According to Fox411, in recent pictures the 18-year-old’s breastbones are prominently sticking out of her chest, and her shoulder blades are protruding from her back. Her cheeks are sunken and there are dark circles underneath her eyes.
“I would estimate her weigh to be under 100 pounds, which for any women of her height of 5’8 ½” is clearly underweight,” nutritionist and eating strategist Rania Batayneh, MPH, told Fox411.
“Despite her claims that she has a fast metabolism, we know that she has lost weight and it is frightening. To accomplish this type of weight loss resulting in her current physique, which appears void of muscle tone, could come from serious calorie restriction or from an eating disorder.”
Never missing a chance to give a quote to the media about his famous daughters, Ali’s dad, Michael Lohan, tells Fox411.com that at first he was very concerned about his daughter’s drastic weight loss, but that he thinks that it is under control.
“She isn’t doing it because it is a psychological issue. She is doing it because she wants to be a model,” Lohan said. “If I thought it was an issue, I would definitely say something. Ali and Lindsay live together, and I think Lindsay would say something to her if she thought something was wrong.”
Right, Mr. Lohan, right. The question arises: do we need to scrutinize the weight of celebrities, whether they seem overweight or underweight? My knee-jerk reaction is always to feel bad for a celebrity who I am told is going through a weight issue, but then I consider the source and keep it in perspective. Who really knows what is going on with this particular celebrity?
The closest we’ll ever get to dealing with another person’s weight issues is when our own issue is a problem. That’s the hardest issue to deal with because our minds are conditioned to trick us in either a sooting, complicit way or self-hating or shaming way. It seems that if we have a problem with Ali Lohan’s weight, more than likely, we are fighting with some demon within ourselves.
How do you feel, do we place too much scrutiny on celebrities weight?