Katie Couric bulimia confession to her guest Demi Lovato may have comforted the late-teens star but viewers were left unimpressed.
Set to air this afternoon Katie unveiled on her new syndicated talk-show ‘Katie’ that she suffered from bulimia in her earlier twenties.
“I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that,” Couric says. “And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that’s wrong, you’re full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself, whether it’s one cookie or a stick of gum that isn’t sugarless, that I would sometimes beat myself up for that.”
The new talk show host elaborated on her struggles,
“How do you have a healthy relationship with food, and say, ‘You know what, I can have one cookie and it’s okay?’ That is such a huge thing for people who wrestle with this,” she says.
Couric eventually overcame her eating disorder with the help of a therapist and continues to maintain a healthy diet along with exercise. In due time Lovato who’ve sought treatment in the past will share a similar story. For now she’s finding a way to cope.
“I’ve been getting used to the changes in my body. When I got out of treatment I gained 30 pounds, and my weight fluctuated a lot and I had a really hard time dealing with it,” Lovato admitted. “Obviously I’m still going to deal with it for the rest of my life, but I’m in a good place now.”
Despite the seemingly touching moment many viewers on gossip sites were not buying it….namely from Couric.
One poster wrote, “Bulimia must be contagious….she had the problem in her 20s and the rest of us have been puking for the past 30 years.”
Another added, “Katie couric is such a fake.When Billy Bush ask her bout her young boyfriend she shut it down and called it cheesy to him.But she turns around and does the same thing to Jennifer Lopez.Where is she any better for that question and why does she think she doesn’t have to answer it but her guest do.Can’t stand the fake.She is totally in love with herself.”
The negative commenters aside, Katie’s show has maintained strong ratings…something must be working.