Kate Moss Fires Back at 'Too Skinny' Weight Critics

Model, who some claim popularized the 90s "heroin chic" look, discusses her weight with Allure. For More: http://on.allure.com/16G53WC
1:42 | 07/17/13

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Kate moss coming to, well, her own defense. Answering charges that she is too thin. She is speaking out in "allure" magazine. And abc's tai hernandez has the story. Reporter: Her face is one of the most recognizable in the world. But now, in a new interview with "allure" magazine, the august cover girl, kate moss, whose waifish physique inspired criticism, is firing back against her critics. It was horrible, especially the anorexic thing, moss said. To be held responsible for somebody else's illness. Kate moss hit the fashion scene 20 years ago, in ads for calvin klein. As rumors of drugs and an eating disorder swirled around her. Heroin chic was a term that described a type of image you were seeing a lot in fashion advertising. Models who were very, very thin. It wasn't a look of health and happiness. That wasn't a look that she personally endorsed. She was a model. And that was what she was paid to do, pose in the pictures. carol alt who has a new health and beauty talk show debuting in september, feels little had changed in the industry. The industry, if you look on television, all of the girls that are working on paper thin. Reporter: While the label haunts kate moss, that hasn't stopped her from continuing to be one of the biggest style icons of her generation. Because she played that doesn't mean she is that. And that's what I think she's objecting to. She was playing a character, basically. Reporter: For "good morning america," tai hernandez, abc news, new york.

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