The 'Sharknado' star was a guest on 'Extra,' where she spoke out against being bullied for her physical appearance and reiterated that she doesn't have an eating disorder
Reid was on Extra Thursday talking about her recent stint on the FOX reality TV show Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test when she asked Bush, who has known her for years, if she "look[ed] any different."
Bush replied: “I think you look a little too skinny…"
But Reid she had always been this way, despite people accusing her of disordered eating. “I eat all the time," she said.
“That’s not a problem for me. So they make up problems that don’t even exist, and then one person rolls on it and then everyone rides on it...It’s been going on for years, but there’s no eating disorder. I never had one.”
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Reid then said that perhaps her current appearance is due to getting older and being a little fragile, adding, “That’s what happens to older ladies.”
Bush told the actress that no one should be making nasty comments about her. But he also said, “I also think as your friend, I would maybe take a look at some muscle-building program.” Reid agreed, saying they should do that for next year if Special Forces resumes.
Reid had recently shut down eating disorder rumors in a conversation with the Los Angeles Inquisitor. She noted "If we were overweight then they can’t say anything because that’s bullying. But it’s the same thing if you’re skinny. That’s still bullying too."
She further clarified “I have no anorexia and never have, and I definitely don’t have any bulimia. I’m terrified of throwing up, so that’s not gonna happen. And I love food too much.”
“So anyone that says I’m anorexic or bulimic, they’re wrong,” Reid added. “So stop it. Leave me alone. Pick on me again on something else, but not on those two things. It’s not right.”
The American Pie actress also defended herself on Instagram back in 2021 in an effort to quell negative comments under a photo that she posted of herself in a bikini.
“I am not too skinny, I have a high metabolism,” she told her followers at the time. “Anyone with a high metabolism understands it’s impossible to gain weight. All I do is eat. To everyone who wrote something nice and stuck up for me, I love you! And keep spreading that love, it is the only thing that will save this world.”
Reid told Page Six in 2021 that she has always been thin. “So these stories are kind of crazy because it’s like there’s nothing that has changed for forever,” she said at the time.
"This is who I am, this is what I am, this is what I’m [aspiring] to be," she added.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please go to NationalEatingDisorders.org.
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