Well, this is some seriously dangerous bullshit.
The fashion industry thin brigade has struck again, this time with a line of sunglasses named after an eating disorder.
American fashion/interior designer Kelly Wearstler teamed up with Frenchman Thierry Lasry to release sunglasses called “Anorexxxy”. Celebrities – who, incidentally, promote a slim-at-any-cost lifestyle already – have been wearing the sunnies for years.
It’s only recently (when the glasses became available to peasants like us) that scandal broke out over the vastly inappropriate name. And rightfully so – this is excruciatingly reckless, borderline sociopathic behaviour on the part of this brand.
The powerfully offensive shades come in a mix of colours: Tactless Navy, Criminally Insensitive Red, Woefully Moronic White, and Suave Idiot Black. Look at their sleek, slimline frames and brittle, breakable arms. So thin, so sexy, so anorexxxy.
Combining the words ‘anorexic’ and ‘sexy’ to sell expensive sunglasses is so wildly irresponsible and vile, it sounds like a prank.
Except that it’s not.
It’s a sinister business decision made by two well-respected, industry-leading designers with a product to sell. Painfully chic Frenchman Lasry has laughed off the suggestion that branding his wears ‘anorexxxy’ is offensive. He says the name is simply descriptive of the ‘slim’ construction of the glasses, end of story, laugh all the way to the bank.
But Kelly Wearstler has a more troubling association here. The lithe, long-limbed 46-year-old, who posed for Playboy in 1994, clearly suffers from an eating disorder. That’s not so much to do with her diminutive appearance; it’s more to do with some deeply concerning comments she made during an interview in January this year with lifestyle website Bon Appetit.