Just when I was feeling good about the state of women’s body image and self confidence, THIS happens. Did you hear? Apparently Kate Upton is fat. That’s right, fat. I believe the exact quote was “fat and vulgar.” Pro-anexeria website, SkinnyGossip blasts the 20 yr old model for flaunting her “huge thighs, NO waist and big, fat, floppy boobs”during a recent bikini-clad appearance on the runway. Isn’t it the American dream to have BIG, fat, floppy boobs? Basically every breathing male would answer a firm YES. The website continues in ignorance by adding, “Yes, the lovely Kate Upton, confidently lumbering up a runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it.”
Seriously? My level of anger only grew as I read more of the blog post, if you can even call it that. SkinnyGossip went on to blast Upton for being “lazy and lardy,” asking us, “Have we gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for?” I skimmed the rest of the content, shuddering as Kate was compared to a “fat adolescent who needs to lay off the burgers” and a “pregnant girl without shape wear.”
Obviously the genius behind SkinnyGossip keeps herself anonymous, but even she was shocked when Kate herself read her crazy S. Her statement? “I’m not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable.” Amen, sister. I mean, COME ON, it’s Kate Upton. She’s been on the cover of Sports Illustrated AND GQ, all before turning 20. Most recently she took Paris Hilton’s place as spokesperson for Carl’s Jr. restaurants – starring in commercials where she is basically getting to third base with a cheeseburger. Her body is Ridiculous with a capital R and if THAT is fat, sign me up.
The media and dopey guys put enough pressure on women to look a certain way, affecting our self confidence and how we feel in our own skin. We girls have to stick together and love our bodies, appreciating all shapes and sizes, working on being healthy and happy. We all love Kate because she actually HAS a body and more remarkably, a personality. So Ms. SkinnyGossip, keep on snacking on ice chips and that half crouton whilst writing ridiculousness against healthy, confident, beautiful women while your boyfriend drools over Kate Upton’s big, fat, floppy boobs.