Blame Naomi Campbell's Rage on Syrup Diet

You'd be angry too, if you ate like she did
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2010 12:08 PM CDT
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Naomi Campbell arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala, Monday, May 3, 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Naomi Campbell’s rage can be explained by her “abandonment issues,” she told Oprah Winfrey recently. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because she doesn’t eat. The supermodel frequently goes on a "maple syrup diet" that “isn't so much a diet as self-flagellation minus the scourge,” writes Emily Hill in the Guardian. “It involves drinking nothing but said syrup mixed with cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and water,” and it would make you want to throw a cell phone at somebody, too.

“By the sounds of things she's so goddamned hungry all the time she'd have to be a saint to keep her composure,” Hill continues. In addition to this master cleanse-like regimen, let us not forget Beyoncé’s laxative tea or Jennifer Aniston’s baby food. “The awful thing about these diets is the joylessness of them. The sheer, sapping unhappiness they must involve,” she writes. “Campbell needs to put the syrup away and embrace the bread basket.”
(More Naomi Campbell stories.)

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