Thursday, July 04, 2024

Blind Items Revealed #55

April 23, 2024

Back in the early-mid 2000s, websites like LiveJournal, Xanga, MySpace, and Tumblr were the meeting grounds of a subculture that was largely populated by teenage girls. The point of the subculture, called pro-ana or pro-anorexia, was to share tips and tricks to develop and maintain an eating disorder. While these mostly underage girls starved themselves, they also engaged in near-worship of this A- list actress from an acting family. Most disturbingly, the actress also seemed to worship these girls back, to the point of silently sending messages to them. For example, after they speculated on how far above her skeletal elbow a bangle bracelet could go, the actress started wearing bangles above her elbows at shocking heights. This went on for years with outfits and accessories that revealed protruding ribs, collarbones, and hips. Eventually, the actress' retreat from the public eye helped this subculture fade into obscurity as mid to young millennials aged and embraced public facing social media.

Mary Kate Olsen

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