Models in front of a huge bowl of pasta, actresses holding a takeaway burger and bloggers indulging with a pink, sugar-loaded donut - we all know these pics as Instagram is full of them. While some years ago everybody was glad to see that the beautiful people are just humans after all, we have a new trend going on lately. youdidnoteatthat is the name of a quite popular (almost 65.000 followers) Instagram account. And what is it about? You might already have guessed it: the anonymous owner of the account has made it her task to regram food pictures of skinny beauties, providing them with a sarcastic caption like "So excited to get paid by Magnum to hold this in my hand whilst staring vacantly into my iPhone in celebration of their 25th anniversary. And then promptly give it back to the publicist just off screen making this happen. #youdidnoteatthat" (under the picture of blogger Chiara Ferragni eating or not eating a Magnum ice cream).
At first when I heard about this Instagram account and took a look at the various pics I thought it was quite funny, because honestly: who of us hasn't been asking herself if some of the bloggers really eat all of the stuff they take pictures off? But then again I understood that the idea behind the whole project is quite mean. No one of us would want to be featured in that account I suppose. Has anyone else noticed that nowadays it's not the fat girls, but rather the skinny girls who get hatred and rant? Some years ago you would read "You're so fat!" all over the internet but nowadays sentences like "Go get this girl a burger, she's so skinny!" show up way more often. Certainly neither being overweight nor being underweight is healthy, but you gotta consider that some people were just born like that or have a serious disease that makes them look the way they do. Then again there are also girls who are super skinny but still enjoy all kinds of food. How is that possible? Well these are ambitious girls who work their ass off at the gym in order to look good and still have fun in life. And that's where jealousy comes in. Some people are just too lazy to shape up their body (I'm one of them but at least I don't complain) and they can't believe that looking healthy is not about eating salad all day every day.
In fact I'm not really concerned because I have a totally average weight by now and I also never got mean comments regarding my weight, but I still felt like I should say something about this account and also ask your opinion about it. Have you had a look at @youdidnoteatthat and what was your first and what was your second thought about it?