Quit Telling LeAnn Rimes What She Should Eat

leann rimesSo, this is super random. E! host Giuliana Rancic was recently speaking to the Huffington Post about how she and her husband, Bill, are planning on opening a restaurant, when all of a sudden, the conversation took an odd -- unrelated -- turn. Giuliana mentioned how she would really like to feed LeAnn Rimes once the eatery opens. Then she dovetailed into a mini-rant about the ultra-thin country star, saying, "She lost a lot of weight from all the stress in her life. She seems a little thin right now."

Of course, LeAnn, never one to miss an opportunity for publicity or for Twittering, wrote on her account: "@GiulianaRancic hey, we should go to dinner sometime. You get criticized all the time for how small you are. You can see just HOW much I eat and maybe put a stop to this crazy 'shrinking' once and for all."

You guys. For the first time in my life, I actually agree with LeAnn.

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Now, before I get into it, I know there are a whole bunch of LeAnn fans out there who are going to get into a tizzy over the above comment, but I just can't deal with the girl after the whole Eddie Cibrian thing. That's just me. And that's a whole 'nother post, so let's drop it. Okay, on to why I agree with her.

One of the most annoying things in life is people commenting on how much, or how little, you eat. It's a terribly weird -- terribly rude -- habit, and somebody needs to put a stop to it. Especially if you don't know the person (Giuliana).

As someone who's on the small side, this is something I'm all too familiar with. I can't tell you how many times I've been out to dinner with friends, or at a family gathering, and I've heard phrases like, "Of course you didn't finish your plate," or "Oh my God, I didn't know you could eat that much!" It's rude and almost sounds like a criticism. Also, it can ruin a perfectly good meal by making me wonder, "Should I have eaten more?" or "Did I eat too much?" I would never comment on what someone else ate -- because I'd never pay attention.

If you're genuinely concerned about a friend or family member's weight and his or her relationship with food, by all means, find a tactful way of bringing it up (I highly doubt this was the case with Giuliana). But if you're just commenting to comment (or to administer some sort of back-handed insult), don't bother. Because you're going to seem like the person who has issues with food.

Do you think Giuliana was right to comment on LeAnn?


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