When you see a headline like “How This Woman Lost 44 Pounds Without *ANY* Exercise,” you’d probably think it’s about a diet plan. But that headline is actually for a Cosmopolitan interview with fitness Instagrammer Simone Harbinson, in which she recounts her harrowing fight against cancer.
Not content with giving out some of the worst sex tips in history, now Cosmo apparently wants to frame cancer as a new weight-loss secret.
After posting the article on Twitter (screenshot below), the publication soon received backlash, quickly deleted the tweet and changed the headline to “A Serious Health Scare Helped Me Love My Body More Than Ever.”
It wasn’t just the headline that was a problem, as the actual article itself framed Harbinson’s cancer struggle as a sort of diet plan. The now edited, second-to-last line read, “Simone’s weight loss success is proof that ANYONE can lose weight without breaking a sweat simply by eating more mindfully—no gym required.” Damn, Cosmo.
You can read the original article’s cached version here.
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