Celebs skinny selfies can be `toxic` for young impressionable women

The trend of celebrities sharing theirskinny selfies can be "toxic" for young impressionable women, it has been revealed.

ANI| Last Updated: Feb 04, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

London: The trend of celebrities sharing theirskinny selfies can be "toxic" for young impressionable women, it has been revealed.

Rehab expert Dr Alex Yellowleesclaimed that anorexia sufferers are copying the stars like Chloe Madeley and Lucy Mecklenburgh who recently posed pictures of themselves looking thin, by taking selfie snaps to chart their weight loss, the Daily Star reported.

Yellowlees warning comes as France seeks to clamp down on pro-anorexia websites and ban models that are too slight.

Susan Ringwood, of the B-eat eating disorder charity, said that social media can promote an unrealistic body image which could be deadly for those who are susceptible to eating disorders.