Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton, who has also appeared in GQ and Esquire, is a plus-size fat pig who eats her own kind, or well, at least according to the “pro-skinny” blog Skinny Gossip.
[ED NOTE: We would link to the blog itself, but that would be like suggesting you go read a hateful thinspo site. We consider our readers our friends, and would never do something like that to people we care about. -Amber]
A post harshly criticizing Kate Upton’s appearance last month has gone viral out into the rest of the world, where we were previously sheltered from the direct heat of this brand of crazy, probably by all the fat collected behind our eyes. It’s a wonder we can even see! Skinny Gossip proclaims themselves to be a, “community where we prefer the skinny look, but not at the cost of health.” Which sounds like a fine concept, until you actually read it. (Don’t. Please. You’ll be sorry.)
Here’s the image that started it all:
After comparing Upton (and the rest of us) to cows it continues, “Guess who?! Yes, it’s the lovely Kate Upton, confidently lumbering up a runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it.” Which is pretty mean. That’s not the most flattering picture of her. Full Stop. (For the record, I don’t want anyone following me around taking pictures of me working it in a bikini from that angle either.)
But, for the sake of the future of fashion, let’s continue, because according to Skinny Gossip, Upton is a threat to all fashion holds dear and boy do they have more to say about it. Hold on to your ample butts, it’s about to get nasty up in here.
“Let’s take a closer look at this little piggie”
“She looks thick, vulgar, almost pornographic – and she is a solid 30 lbs too heavy for this outfit.”
“Huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition – she looks like a squishy brick. Is this what American women are “striving” for now? The lazy, lardy look?”
“The sudden surge in fame for Kate Upton makes me wonder how much further our plus-sized fixation is going to go. … She looks like she would work in the back of a motorcycle shop in Nashville and give (bad) blow jobs for $25.”
If you’ve ever wondered why average women struggle to accept their bodies, look no further. This is the hate created in the name of “fashion.” This is woman-on-woman violence. Because, despite what Skinny Gossip opines about health and size, Kate Upton is a real person and that is her body that they are dissecting and crapping all over to make themselves feel better about their choices. They want to be accepted and loved for who they are? So does she.
Not only is this cruel to Kate Upton, who has spoken out before about bullying, and a bunch of crazy-bananas bullshit, it also plants seeds of self-hate in the rest of us. If Kate Upton is “plus size” now, what am I? How can I compete with that? I don’t think I’ll find the answer inside Skinny Gossip’s “Starving Tips of the Day,” a feature which they finally pulled this week for “further review and editing.” I’m sure it was chock-full of great health tips though, really.
Obviously plenty of people think Kate Upton is bangin’ hot, myself included, just the way she is.
(Also, this is where I’m planning on picking up all my dance moves for Sparklecorn.Watch out world. But I will wear pants probably.)
“Now, there’s nothing wrong with an average girl like Kate being confident. She’s pretty, she bangs down the runway like she owns it, and I totally commend her for her bravery.”
Skinny Gossip, you should have just stopped there.