August 25, 2016  

James McAvoy Slammed for Bulimia Joke

February 22, 2010 (3:42 am) GMT
After calling his role in 'Wanted 2' 'a bulimic assassin', the actor is criticized by officials at Center for Eating Disorders who claim he has made people think that 'bulimia is socially acceptable.'

has been slammed by executives at a leading Scottish charity after he joked about plans for his assassin character in the "" sequel to suffer from an eating disorder. The actor had to bulk up his frame for the first film, in which he starred alongside , and he recently revealed he isn't looking forward to returning to the gym to regain his muscled physique.

He said, "I might go skinny for the next film - he's a bulimic assassin, he vomits after killing... No matter what the script says, I think I'm gonna play the second film like he's in dire need of therapy. And I think he might've stopped eating."

But his comments have provoked outrage from officials at the Center for Eating Disorders in his native Scotland. Spokesperson Grace Coia says, "It is a sad misrepresentation which could lead people to think bulimia is socially acceptable."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kourtney Kardashian on Reconciling With Scott Disick: 'I'm So Not There Yet'
  2. Listen to Preview of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'E.Mo.Tion: Side B' Tracks
  3. Here's Your First Look at Kristin Chenoweth's Easter on 'American Gods'
  4. Prince's Paisley Park Home Will Be Open for Public in October
  5. Terminally Ill Fan Got Special Screening of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Before Passing
  6. Here's What Blac Chyna Thinks of Kylie Jenner Playing Step Mom to King Cairo
  7. 'Mr. Robot' 2.09 Preview: It's Time to Go Home
  8. Lady GaGa's New Song 'Perfect Illusion' Reportedly due Out Next Week