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Although we've had our eye on Amanda Chantal Bacon for quite some time, the fashion world finally caught on to LA-based Moon Juice's stylish founder when fellow wellness influencer Gwyneth Paltrow told her Goop readers that Bacon "literally grows from within, making any encounter with her an 'I'll have what she's having' moment."
Vogue eventually jumped on the ACB train, leading the mystic hippie hero to make our list of LA's most influential tastemakers of 2015. All seemed to be going well for the Sex Bark and Brain Dust creator, until this Elle food diary recently resurfaced, causing the internet to lose all chill and turn into actual bullies.
Sure, by 8am she's consumed more exotic elements than your most complex chemistry experiment (she tells Elle that her morning chi drink features "vanilla mushroom protein and stone ground almond butter, and also has the super endocrine, brain, immunity, and libido- boosting powers of Brain Dust, cordyceps, reishi, maca, and Shilajit resin"), but why not respect her dedication to health rather than make a mockery of it? After all, the girl has incredibly glowy skin and—if you've ever met her—is in a state of permanent zen, so she's clearly doing something right.
Instead, tons of blogs are turning the diary into a running joke, calling her diet everything from "pretentious" to "nonsense words" to "Scientologists" to "like staring into a wound in the universe."
This guy even made a video to "exorcise" the story:
Hi I became obsessed with amanda chantal bacon the inventor of moon juice and what she eats in a day because of this article http://www.elle.com/beauty/health-fitness/a28600/amanda-chantal-bacon-moon-juice-food-diary/ ...so i made a video to exorcise it, enjoy or be appalled or both either way thanks love youPosted by Jarrett Sleeper on Saturday, February 6, 2016
While we definitely love a lighthearted jab every now and then, can we all agree that the ACB health-shaming has gone too far? We get it: you think it's weird that she hasn't reached peak juice and that she doesn't indulge in the conventional "fun food" that your favorite bloggers often post on Instagram. We get that you prefer to reject diets beyond your comprehension. We get that you accept a sexy supermodel chowing down on a Carl's Jr. burger but just can't understand the point of "activating" your cashews. We get that you think it's funny that her last name is Bacon and she doesn't even eat meat. But you know what she does eat?
Pizza! Ha, you didn't see that one coming. Now, can we all accept Amanda Chantal Bacon into society now and put the Mean Girls vibes to rest, please?