Have you ever looked at the before and after pictures on diet pill websites?Usually these are to show off the so called miraculous benefits of the supplement on offer.
Before looks fat. The After picture looks thin. It is as simple as that.You take the supplement and the message is that this could happen to you. We have been sceptical about some of these pictures for years.
Sometimes the Before and After does not appear to even be the same person. We have seen these featuring people of different coloured skin tone for example. It can be quite entertaining to pick out these obvious differences.
Less funny is that in some cases we have seen After pictures featuring ultra skinny models. These can be extreme and the young women pictured can look dangerously anorexic rather than fashionably slim. Some of these After pictures are nothing that anyone sane would want to aspire to.
Now it seems there may be a reason for some of these Before pictures looking so much better than the After pictures.
This issue was recently highlighted by a young woman called Anne Marie Sengillo a 27 year old from Ohio who has struggled with Anorexia for the past 8 years.
She posted some pictures of herself on Reddit in order to show her experience of this debilitating condition and to chart her subsequent recovery. Amazingly, a general entertainment site called The Chive picked these up and published the Reddit pictures without her permission.
They reversed the order of the pictures and displayed them under the title ‘these weight loss transformations are amazing.’
Instead of going from skinny to healthy, the pictures now go from healthy to thin. Anne Marie Sengillo has been left upset and angry by the pictures.
I posted my photos to give hope to others who may have body image issues, I do not want to be seen as in inspiration for a disorder that nearly killed me.
Despite requests, these false before and after pictures remains online.There are many internet forums related to anorexia. On Reddit alone, there are hundreds of discussions and many people post pictures of themselves throughout their experiences.
This leads us back to the world of diet pill advertising.
We have seen many examples of anorexic looking models in After pictures and advertised as the results of healthy and effective weight loss.
This leads us to wonder just how many of these images really are genuine and whether some of these models even know, their images are being used in this way? After all it is easy to use pictures found on the internet without their users permission. It goes on all the time.
It seems likely that sometimes the After picture in a diet pill ad, may be the Before picture taken to show somebody’s recovery from anorexia.
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