The recent release of a candid shot of “Wild Things” star Denise Richards showing the actress' prominent arm and neck bones had the actress firing back against claims that she is too skinny at the Radio Disney Music Awards Saturday.
Richards, 42, told press that she doesn’t understand reports claiming her recent weight loss is unhealthy.
“I don’t know why lately I’ve been getting so much flack for it,” Richards told Extra TV. “I have a very healthy lifestyle. I’m busy.”
The actress, who said taking care of her newly adopted 2-year-old daughter, Eloise , is what keeps her in shape, said the reports are hurtful to her other daughters, 7-year-old Lola and 9-year-old Sam.
“What bothers me is I have three daughters and I’m such an advocate for health and fitness … in moderation. We eat ice cream all the time. I had grilled cheese before we got here,” said Richards.
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Richards was on hand at the awards show to celebrate her guest appearance on Disney’s “Kickin’ It.”
The mom of three was first accused of being “scary skinny” after she was spotted out in California Wednesday on the set of the new ABC Family series, “Twisted.” Longtime friend of the actress, “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell said the star has always been thin.
“She has not changed her diet,” said O’Dell, reports The Huffington Post. “I can vouch the girl eats a lot. She’s just naturally skinny. Her dad is too,” she said, claiming Richard’s noticeably thinner arms are due to the recent addition of Pilates classes to her exercise regime.
Richards isn’t the only celebrity to be flamed for their size. Here are four other stars who have also recently been accused of being too thin:
Emma Stone first warmed out hearts in the comedy “Easy A” and has continued to light up the screen in major feature films such as “Gangster Squad” and “The Amazing Spider-Man,” but the 24-year-old actress has also been getting attention for her shrinking figure.
Stone’s on- and off-screen “Spider-Man” boyfriend, Andrew Garfield, allegedly shared his concerns in February over her shrinking waistline, with a source saying the starlet had dropped from 116 to 105 pounds.
“Andrew is freaked out. He thinks that if she drops any more weight she’ll be skeletal,” said the source.
Teen model and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" reality TV star Kendall Jenner recently revealed to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia that she is constantly slammed for her slim physique and is bullied to add weight.
“I’m constantly criticized for being too skinny. I’m trying to gain weight but my body won’t let it happen,” said Jenner, 17. “What people don’t understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat. It’s not a nice feeling,” she said.
Fans of actor Matthew McConaughey were shocked by the star’s transformation for the film “The Dallas Buyer’s Club” in November. McConaughey lost a reported 30 pounds to play the role of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS victim suffering through HIV treatments.
Despite claims the 42-year-old star’s weight loss was unhealthy and a source telling People magazine that the weight loss was only temporary, McConaughey was spotted filming “The Wolf of Wall Street” later in 2012 still sporting his smaller figure.
In 2011, after multiple tabloid reports on her affair turned marriage with actor Eddie Cibrian, singer LeAnn Rimes was accused of being too thin. Rimes disputed the claims of an eating disorder this month to U.K.’s Fabulous magazine.
The singer, who said her weight was impacted by bouts with anxiety and stress, claimed she would have never “gone to an extreme” to lose weight.
“People said I was [anorexic] but I didn’t have a problem with eating, as I ate a ton all the time—I could eat my husband under the table,” said Rimes, 30.