Kate Moss and the SENSATIONALIST Misquote of 2009

Dear Reader,

If your family is so DYSFUNCTIONAL that you decided to opt out of Thanksgiving here are a few fun –  health, diet, and current affairs facts.  The AVERAGE Thanksgiving meal has between 3,000-4,500 calories. For most adults every additional 3,500 calories on top of their daily caloric requirement results in one pound of body fat. 

In November 2009, Supermodel Kate Moss did an interview with WWD called Kate Moss: The Waif that Roared. In this famous interview Moss uttered the infamous quote that has made her the scapegoat for militant eating disorder awareness organizations to this day. 

WWD: Do you have a motto?

KM: There are loads. There’s “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” That’s one of them. You try and remember, but it never works.

The WWD misquote (because the original WWD quote was subsequently misrepresented by other media outlets, taken out of context, and blown out of proportion) has plagued Kate Moss for years.  This incident is a prime example of how sensationalist media outlets will twist someones well meaning words to create a controversy.  This negative PR incident represents an excellent historical case study of unscrupulous MEDIA OUTLETS attempting to gain readers and increase profits by CREATING controversy where none existed. 

If you are ever going to be interviewed – here is my recommendation.  Ask to do a written interview. The written interview format gives you greater control over the final product. Furthermore, always ask to see the final draft before it goes to print.