My friends find it more ridiculous than anyone, because they’ll tell you I eat a lot and I just have a really fast metabolism. People make fun of me and say ‘Eat a burger!’ and I’m like ‘Dude I had two today!’If I didn’t eat, I wouldn’t have lived to be 42 years old and I wouldn’t died years ago – so everyone needs to get over it.
I don’t fluctuate. This is just who I am, this is my natural weight and people need to leave me alone. I am not anorexic. I have never been anorexic and I don’t have an eating disorder. People are overweight and we don’t attack them every time they go out.
People have been calling me painfully thin for years. I can take one of the Halloween costumes I wore last year and put it on this year. It’s the same weight. I don’t fluctuate – it’s just who I am. I do eat. I eat all the time. But this is just my natural weight and people need to leave me alone.
As Tara Reid continues to find success with help from her memorable roles in the Sharknado franchise, the actress is opening up about her experiences with bullies.
“Bullying is such a big deal these days and it’s something I very much personalized with,” Tara explained to E! News’ Will Marfuggi while at Universal Studios Hollywood. “In my life, I’ve had a lot of bullying and I know what that feels like and how much it hurt.”
She continued, “What people don’t realize is that there’s so much kinds of bullying: Social media bullying, cyber bullying, physical bullying, mental bullying, there’s different kinds and today it’s so bad that people are committing suicide and overdosing.”
In her upcoming movie titled Worthless, Tara will tackle the subject of bullies and body shaming. In fact, she hopes the project will be a teachable moment for many moviegoers across the country.
“I think this movie could affect a lot of people and really think twice before you have something negative to bully on someone,” she shared. “One word can change someone’s life.”
And while Tara may be focused on her exciting projects, she just can’t seem to avoid the few negative comments online from certain haters. It’s one of the many reasons Worthless was such an important project to do.
“I’ve definitely felt bullying in my life. With media or press or just different things in my life,” she explained. “People always say I don’t eat. I eat all the time. They call me scary skinny. You’re my friend; everyone knows I eat more than anyone. I’m just a thin girl.”
Tara continued, “The body shaming that is going on right now is to a degree that is so bad for girls and I really relate to that and I understand that so this movie meant a lot to me.”
Super Skinny Celebrity Files: 40 year-old actress Tara Reid, who looked quite frail as she attended the Maxim magazine Halloween Party in Los Angeles, where she wore a racy Greek-inspired costume.
A few months back, the thin actress was tired of being criticized for her trademark super skinny celebrity status, so she clarified a few things:
I feel great about my body. People always tell me to eat a burger — I love burgers! If I were to gain 10 pounds, I’d be asked why I got fat. I’m thin — and I’m good with that. People need to stop with the body shaming! I won’t let what anyone says stop me from enjoying my life. I truly feel I need to constantly prove myself in this business. I’ve done 46 movies, and it’s still tough to get roles when you’re misunderstood and judged.