Ballet and Disordered Eating

Alastair Macaulay is a jerk. No really, he’s a jerk. There’s no excuse for this quote regarding his recent review of the Nutcracker in New York:

Jenifer Ringer, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many;

Because Jennifer’s ability to dance is hindered by being a healthy weight and overcoming her own issues with her body and food.

Women are angry and rightfully so. Macaulay’s comment was hurtful, unnecessary and rude. Imagine if you read that about yourself in the New York times. How would you feel? Thankfully Healthy Girl and many other blogs are writing great letters to the editor to advocate for Jennifer and the cruelty of Alastair.

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