11:51 am - 12/12/2012

Anne Hathaway Finds the Brouhaha About Her Crotch Shot ‘Sad’

Anne Hathaway

A pervy upskirt shot of underwearless Anne Hathaway getting out of a limo at a New York premiere of Les Miserables has been making the rounds on that beautiful formless mass of the collective human id that we call the Interwebz. This morning on the TODAY show, she responded eloquently to host/human toejam Matt Lauer, who leered: "Seen a lot of you lately." Guh-ross.

She replied:

"It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment, and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I'm sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies the sexuality of unwilling participants. Which brings us back to Les Mis [...] So lets get back to Les Mis."


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212363 12th-Dec-2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
You've obviously never had an eating disorder or you'd understand how destructive and irresponsible saying the things she said is. It would have been easy for her to talk about how hard it was to lose the weight and NOT say "I didn't eat for 13 days" and I ate "just two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day" which are things that are triggering and will cause people to try to follow that same diet and do the things she did.
h0tfuss 12th-Dec-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
The whole idea is that she was playing a character who truthfully wouldn't have eaten for 13 days either. And maybe it wasn't that hard for her. After a while, actresses fall into a mode where losing weight is just a job requirement. It's not up to her to alter her own truths around the triggers of other people. She gave honest answers.

And you have no way of knowing whether or not I've had an eating disorder. Not all sufferers have the same triggers, or any triggers at all.
212363 12th-Dec-2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm 5 years recovered, I have no triggers, but I work with people every day who would see this and then think "oh okay, I can eat two squares of dried oatmeal paste a day and look like this." (and I might have when I was in that place) That's very obvious.

She was bragging because she wants to get an Oscar, that's what it comes down to. They asked about her losing weight, she could have been general.
h0tfuss 12th-Dec-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
I really don't see the problem with saying something that's true. It probably wasn't all that hard to starve for 13 days if she just reminded herself of her Oscar chances. She gained 10 lbs for The Devil Wears Prada and lost it in a week when the director decided that Anne's character shouldn't start out at that weight. It's easy for her. She shouldn't have to lie about that if she's asked. Not everyone should be expected to pay lip service to eating disorders and weight issues. Not everyone has them. Anne doesn't seem to.
surreptitially 12th-Dec-2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
davetvs 12th-Dec-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Who cares? Anne Hathaway didn't give those people eating disorders and it's not her job to tip-toe around people with ED when she gives interviews.
xstellargrl 13th-Dec-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
While I understand what you are saying I think the reason celebs get in such trouble with these types of comments is because they don't go that deep when it comes to their responses.

At that moment I'm sure she wasn't thinking about the fact that her comments could trigger those with eating disorders, but only sought to answer the curious questions asked of her.

I don't think it makes her irresponsible either, and we shouldn't be so quick to throw that sort of judgement towards her for her comments based on how we personally feel about the subject.
beulahery 13th-Dec-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
so people shouldn't speak about what they drank on a night out in case it spurs on alcoholics? i think you're being a tad oversensitive.
scarletdulcinea 13th-Dec-2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
I've had quite an extremely serious eating disorder, and I take responsibility for my own damn behavior. I am actually personally offended by the idea of "triggers." Learn to deal, don't whine about triggers. The WORLD is triggering. Go into therapy, seek support from your family, cry and scream about it, but learn to deal. I know how hard it is to keep from being symptomatic, but nothing outside of you is making you hurt yourself. YOU make yourself hurt yourself.
smithy46 14th-Dec-2012 02:15 am (UTC)

ia, stop blaming everyone but yourself.
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