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Amazon Is Selling a Pro-Anorexia Sweatshirt & We Are Livid

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Leading online retailer, Amazon, has been under fire for selling an insensitive and controversial sweatshirt. Said sweatshirt states that the definition of anorexia is "like bulimia, except with self control," ridiculing both eating disorders. Yes, now is a good time to be furious. 

It is unclear why the hoodie is still being sold to this day on the site, even with almost 171 negative reviews. Anorexia and bulimia are legitimate mental health issues - and most definitely should not be trivialized and turned into a bad joke in hot pink font on a hoodie. In fact, eating disorders lead with the highest mortality rate amongst all mental illnesses. 

Many took to Twitter to express their distaste for the sale of such products. Beth Grant, who formerly suffered from anorexia, summed up perfectly in an interview with BBC how damaging promoting the sale of pro-anorexia items are, saying "making a commodity out of it is completely irresponsible and disgraceful" and could "damage the mental health [of those with these eating disorders] even further" by referring to those who suffer from bulimia as "out of control."


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