EXCLUSIVE: 'Shut up! I do eat. Watch, here's me eating a burger!' Tara Reid hits back at bodyshamers and insists she is NOT anorexic despite weighing 95lbs and claims she looked heavier in American Pie was because she drank beer
- Tara Reid is tired of bodyshamers criticizing?her for her ultra slim?appearance?
- The 41-year-old denies that she is anorexic?and has any an eating disorder
- She became emotional in an exclusive?interview with DailyMailTV after pictures of her surfaced last week of the blonde looking rail thin
- Reid was seen exiting a car in a tight hot pink dress and said she was made out to seem like 'a trashy girl' and a 'w****' and was upset by the weight comments?
- The actress?said: 'Sometimes, I want to be like, "Shut up! I do eat. Watch, here's me eating a burger" ... And I don't - I say nothing but it eats me up inside'
- Reid currently weighs 95lbs and said she had extra weight when she was filming American Pie at age 20 because she was drinking beer and eating unhealthy?
- She admits the comments about her appearance?upsets her aging mother and announced?she is starting a new anti-bullying campaign?called I Heart Bullying
- Reid said: 'I think I look good right now and I am happy with my life. It's great. I'm going through a great time...why can't we keep it at that'?
Tara Reid has been called 'scary skinny', 'stick thin', 'super slim' and it has repeatedly suggested that she suffers from an eating disorder.
Last week, the actress hit the headlines again after being photographed looking pin thin as she was getting out of a car outside California restaurant Catch LA.
Now in an emotional, exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, the 41-year-old says she has had enough of being told she's too thin and she flatly denies she is anorexic,
Reid, who weighs 95lb and claims she has?for years, told DailyMailTV: 'I am not anorexic. I have never been anorexic and I don't have an eating disorder.'
She added: 'I am just thin. People are overweight and we don't attack them every time they go out.'??
Tara Reid hit back at bodyshamers who criticize her for her slim frame. She denied she was anorexic and had an eating disorder in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, which came after she was photographed looking very thin last weekend (pictured)
The 41-year-old, who weighs 95lbs, said: 'This is just my natural weight and people need to leave me alone ... I just am thin. People are overweight and we don't attack them every time they go out'
She continued: 'People have been calling me painfully thin for years. I can take one of the Halloween costumes I wore last year and put it on this year.
'It's the same weight. I don't fluctuate – it's just who I am. I do eat. I eat all the time. But this is just my natural weight and people need to leave me alone.'
The actress also says she's frequently targeted by people shouting abuse about her frame in the street and is stared at in restaurants by people wondering if she plans to eat anything.
She said: 'They stare at me, they watch everything I do – especially in a restaurant. If I eat, what I eat. I can hear them gossip about me. I see it.
'Sometimes, I want to be like, "shut up! I do eat. Watch, here's me eating a burger - want to take a picture of it?" And I don't - I say nothing but it eats me up inside.'
Although Reid was larger at age 20 when she filmed American Pie, she insists she is not in denial about having a problem and says her extra weight then was due to drinking a lot of beer and eating unhealthily.
She insisted: 'If people think I'm in denial, I think they're in denial. That's just the truth. I'm not in denial and if they want to look at it that way, I can't change their mind.
'But maybe they should look at themselves too because they're the ones with the problem. It's not me.'
The actress also says she's frequently targeted by people shouting abuse about her frame in the street and is stared at in restaurants by people wondering if she plans to eat anything
Reid insists that she has been 'the same weight' and doesn't 'fluctuate'. Pictured: Reid at a Halloween party in 2016 (left) and another Halloween outing in 2016 (right)?
Reid says she was left 'hurt' by the reaction to the latest batch of skinny photos – and furious by attempts to make it appear as if she wasn't wearing underwear.
She told DailyMailTV she had been made to feel like 'a trashy girl' and a 'w****' by the coverage of her date night, adding: 'I am really upset about that picture [at the restaurant] because I'm doing nothing wrong.?
'I'm in a sports car, getting out of the car. My legs aren't open, you can see my knees are trying to be shut.
'I was going on a date – it was supposed to be a fun, good night. And I did have fun but what they wrote on those headlines was not just bullying, it was disgusting.
'They made it look like I'm showing my crotch. Well first of all, why are you taking pictures of it? And you can see I'm wearing underwear and then they blur that out?
'So now it makes me look like a trashy girl, a w**** basically. And here, I'm trying to do a nice thing and go on a date with my boyfriend and I can't even do that. I was embarrassed.'
Reid has been working as an actress since she was six years old and broke through in 1998 with cult classic, The Big Lebowski.
The following year, she was cast as Victoria 'Vicky' Lathum in American Pie and went on to appear in two of the three sequels.
Other early hits included Josie and the Pussycats, Van Wilder and My Boss's Daughter, with the actress taking blonde bombshell roles in all three.
But as her acting career took off, so did her party girl reputation – with the actress regularly photographed stumbling out of Hollywood nightclubs in a state of disarray.
Although Reid was larger at age 20 when she filmed American Pie, she insists she is not in denial about having a problem and says her extra weight then was due to drinking a lot of beer and eating unhealthily. Pictured: Reid in a scene from American Pie in her early 20s?
Reid's weight saw a change after 2004, due to a botched boob job and liposuction. The bungled procedures left her with wonky breasts and an even stomach, as well as rippled-looking skin. Pictured: Reid in 1999 (left) and in 2005 (right)
Her weight became a focus, with the petite actress becoming the butt of jokes over her tiny frame and the subject of thousands of articles
And in 2008, she was forced to check into the Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California, to seek treatment for alcohol abuse.
At the same time, Reid's appearance was also becoming almost as remarked upon as her partying thanks to a botched boob job and liposuction in 2004.
The bungled procedures left her with wonky breasts and a lopsided stomach, as well as rippled-looking skin.
In 2006, she went under the knife for a second time in an attempt to correct both problems but, although improved, still bears the scars today.
Her weight also became a focus, with the petite actress becoming the butt of jokes over her tiny frame and the subject of thousands of articles.
A Google search for 'Tara Reid skinny' brings up more than four million results, among them articles mocking her shape written as recently as last weekend.
Reid, who is fronting a new anti-bullying campaign called I Heart Bullying, says the endless comments about her figure are little more than abuse.
'People come up to me all the time in LA,' she told DailyMailTV. 'They'll walk up to me – it's unbelievable. It's so rude.
'They'll be like, you're too skinny, you need to eat more, are you sure you're going to eat that? Oh let me guess, you're going to go to the bathroom after that.
'The things they say – it's like, who talks like that to someone?'
She added: 'A lot of it is the way people look at me. I am famous so people stare but it's how they think about me. And it hurts my feelings.'
Worse, says Reid, is the effect it has on her mother Donna, 70, who was widowed in September and is unwell herself.?
Now Reid is fronting a new anti-bullying campaign called I Heart Bullying and admits that the hurtful comments over her weight upset her aging mother?
Reid said: 'I think I look good right now and I am happy with my life. It's great. I'm going through a great time in my life right now. Why can't we keep it at that'
'It's hard,' said the 41-year-old. 'My mom is really sick and dying right now. My father just passed away. She doesn't need to hear these things.
'They forget that I'm somebody's daughter, someone's sister, someone's girlfriend, someone's friend. And when people say all these things about me, it doesn't just affect me.
'I can be strong enough to handle it – maybe they can't. It could push them over the top. And that's not OK with me.'
Despite her mother's illness and the endless comments, Reid says she is in a 'good place' right now and is getting 'a second chance' at a Hollywood career.
Along with her role in the Sharknado franchise, she has seven movies currently in production – and has signed on to star in a thriller alongside John Travolta next year.
She is also in a new relationship with businessman Ted Dhani but remained coy on the subject, saying only he was upset about the coverage of their date at Catch LA.
Reid also says the endless comments about her weight have affected her career but claims she's doing the best she has in 15 years.
'It's definitely affected my film career,' she told DailyMailTV. 'Every time we're up for something big and we get a big dramatic storyline… People don't want to be associated with [the weight controversy].
'But right now, we're getting so many great scripts going on, so many big movies, it's the best it's been in 15 years.
'I worked so hard to get back to where I'm at - just give me a chance and let me show you. I want [everyone] to just be proud of me but I can't do it if everyone keeps hating on me.
'I think I look good right now and I am happy with my life. It's great. I'm going through a great time in my life right now. Why can't we keep it at that.'?
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