Thin-shaming Instagram account slammed by body image experts

An Instagram account has been slammed by body image experts for 'thin shaming' slender women who pose with food.

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by Ellie Hooper |
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The account You Did Not Eat That shares photos of slim women holding fast food, sweets and treats, and claims that it is simply: 'Speaking the truth in this mixed up world of too many macaroons and ice cream cones used as props. Because really…Youdidnoteatthat.'

Set up in April by an anonymous individual, the page has a 96,576 strong following.

The account's creator said she was sick of seeing staged photos of women with impossibly slim figures posing with huge slices of pizza, and thought it was time they were called out on it.

Speaking to New York magazine, she said: 'A month ago I saw dozens of bloggers swarming a desert table, taking pictures and spending five minutes merchandising the sunglasses next to the macaroons. Then they walked away and nothing was eaten. It was so contrived.'

The page has been met with severe criticism from body image experts, who claim it will only encourage more food issues for women.

But the owner remains adamant that she is not trying to make women feel bad - she just wants people to be honest about what they eat at their size.

'Come on, we see the formula. You look awesome! Don't lie about how you got there! It's fine.'

What do you think about this issue? Do you agree with her or do you think this is just another way to make slim women feel bad?

Read more - The curse of being skinny: Why ALL body bashing has to stop.

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