'Vogue' Essay About a 7-Year-Old’s Diet Sparks Controversy

'The worst 'Vogue' article ever'

Writing about your own weight struggle is not unusual, but writing about your 7-year-old daughter’s diet is a bit different. In the April issue of Vogue, author Dara-Lynn Weiss wrote a first-person essay stemming from a conversation with her daughter’s pediatrician. The physician suggested that her daughter, Bea, should be put on a diet because at her weight (93 pounds, 4 feet 4 inches) she was obese and therefore at risk for many health issues. However, it wasn't the author’s decision to help her daughter lose a few pounds but how she went about it that sparked online debate.