The Spice Girls Want to Make Sure Eating Disorder Spice is Gone for Good

January 3rd, 2008 // 6 Comments

The Spice Girls are hoisting their gold lame fists into the air and I’m sure at some point, they’re chanting their famous motto, “Girl power!” to their audience. But two of the girls in the band admit that at the height of their success in the late 90s, they felt powerless to fight the eating disorder that plagued them off-stage. Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) have both openly talked about their bouts with bulimia in the past, citing weight gain as their number one concern. In response, Victoria Beckham has said, “I feel ashamed of myself that I didn’t give Melanie C more time. I didn’t realise she had issues that she had.” As for Mel B, it’s completely understandable that she simply didn’t notice, having had been hypnotized by her giant, leopard-print-clad ta-tas. In fact, that’s sort of what just happened to me in the midst of writing this post. Holy crap, they’re impressive.

Photos: Bauer-Griffin Online

By Lisa Timmons

  1. Typo alert: Your comment that shows when you hover on picture indicates the wrong Mel.

  2. Ugh

    And it’s realize.

    to realize (third-person singular simple present realizes, present participle realizing, simple past realized, past participle realized)

  3. realise=how they spell it in England. ;-)

  4. Stewie

    Not very surprising especially w/ skeleton Posh in the group. Sporty got real big for a while when she went solo but is back down in size – hope she lost that weight in a healthy way. Ginger was always the ‘healthy’ looking one of the group but now she’s on the Madonna over-working out kick.

  5. Persistent Cat

    That headline tricked me. I got totally excited thinking they were trashing Posh and wanting to kick her to the curb. :(

  6. Janine77

    Scary Spice didn’t have those back in the day. She definitely got implants (or bigger ones) since then, and they look damn fake and tacky.

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