Nicole Richie has revealed she hates it when people call her a role model or the “face” of eating disorders.
She told Nylon magazine recently: “It’s really sad how obsessed America is with weight. It’s sick. I’ve never gone a day without putting food in my mouth. I’ve never sewn my mouth shut. I’ve never gone on a liquid diet. So I want to know why I’m the face for a problem.”
“[But] I don’t walk around pretending that I’m perfect, so I don’t think anyone should hold me to that.”
“The dangerous thing is that there are 16, 17, 18-year-olds that people consider to be role models. I’m so happy I wasn’t famous back then. You’d think I was the f****** devil.”