Eating disorder advocates critical of The Crown's portrayal of bulimia

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 9:47AM
Princess Diana as portrayed by Emma Corrin in The Crown. (Photo / AP)
Princess Diana as portrayed by Emma Corrin in The Crown. (Photo / AP)

Eating disorder advocates critical of The Crown's portrayal of bulimia

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 9:47AM

An eating disorder group is uneasy with parts of a portrayal of Princess Diana's battle with bulimia.

The Crown has included her eating struggles in some of the darker moments of her life.

Eating Disorders Clinic co-director Kellie Lavender told Mike Hosking there are positives and negatives in the way bulimia was displayed in the programme.

She says it shows Diana being bored and unhappy which prompts her to go to the fridge and vomit.

"Although bulimic behaviour can take on a role in managing emotions for somebody, this usually is something that becomes a maintaining factor over time, rather than its initiated in this way."

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