Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Thanksgiving Thinspiration Didn’t Go Over Well

November 20, 2018 / Posted by:

Turkey day is fast approaching, which means you could be preparing by pulling out your loosest pants. Or if you’re Sarah Michelle Gellar, you’re anticipating stuffing your face, but not tooooo much thanks to the multiple pictures of your Photoshopped body that you’ll have hanging around your house as a reminder not to go overboard. Sarah joked on Instagram about keeping Thanksgiving thinspiration pics around her house for the big day; not surprisingly, it didn’t go over well.

Here’s the post that got Sarah in some hot water gravy:

Those pictures are from a Maxim spread from 2007.

USA Today says that some of Sarah’s famous friends applauded her post, like Tiffani Thiessen who wrote: “Is it weird if I pin these pics of you in my house too?” and Debra Messing who simply wrote: “Are you KIDDING ME?!?“. But USA Today points out that there were a few people who thought Sarah’s intentions were cruel, and yes that was a terrible joke. Here is a holiday sample platter of some of the comments that were made in response to Sarah’s post.

“Nothing wrong with not wanting to overeat on Thanksgiving.”

“I think she’s great and obviously very beautiful, but the caption was pretty sad and disappointing but that’s just my opinion and I’m pretty sure it was a joke.”

“Is that where you place your value? On the size of your thighs? Or your protruding hip bones? Nothing positive comes from this post. Only narcissism and the theory that women need to be skinny to be acceptable.”

Everyone has a different strategy come Thanksgiving day to prevent going too hard at the meal, and I get the idea of putting up some visual reminders. But not many people can relate to underwear pictures from Maxim. If Sarah wanted to reach more people, she should have posted a picture of herself passed out on the couch with the top button undone, covered in a mess of mashed potatoes and cranberry drool, with the caption: “Never again…or at least not this year again.


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