Yesterday, we posted a 28-photo gallery called These Transformations are Amazing on theCHIVE. One of the photos depicted a girl named Anne Marie in a dress who had lost weight, the photo had no text accompaniment whatsoever. As it turns out Anne Marie used to suffer from anorexia.
We had previously discovered the photo somewhere out there in the internet echo chamber which contained no frame of reference whatsoever. We obviously had no idea Anne Marie had anorexia but that doesn’t excuse the action at all. It was a mistake, completely unintentional, and the photo was removed the second we found out about it.
We usually don’t air these issues out in public, because I think the true apology belongs to Anne Marie personally, which we have also sent. We are deeply sorry for having posted this photo, but I’m posting this out here on theCHIVE because I think you should know about Anne Marie’s story.
A few days ago, Anne Marie took the time to put together an inspirational gallery about how she overcame the disorder, even after relapsing. There is an amazing positive in all this and we’re proud to share her story with the Chive Community and we hope it helps others who might be suffering from the disorder.
Read Anne Marie’s story right here!
John, Mac, and theCHIVE