Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are creating a show about health and nutrition for young children, according to media reports. Ashley and her twin sister Mary-Kate, who underwent rehab for anorexia in 2004, have met with TV executives about the new program aimed at four-to-five-year-olds called "Sportee Kids."
A source tells Us Weekly, "It will focus on fitness and healthy eating." The duo has reportedly received mixed reactions about their new concept. The source adds, "Some execs are weirded out to do a show about food and nutrition with the Olsens."
A representative for the pair has hit back saying, "There's no truth to people being scared to work with them. They're healthy and fine."
This article seemed to me almost the reverse of the normal hollywood view on eating disorders- the idea that people are instantly cured and back to normal. I think it could be good in that I'm all for kids learning about health and nutrition, but as most people don't fully understand EDs, I'm not sure if Mary Kate is a great role model. Do you think that this show would be a good or bad idea?
Do you think that if you chose to recover that people will keep the ED stigma about you, or will drop it?