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.
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