In a world where most models remain see through skinny, Kate Upton makes for one unusual but racy appearance. Truth be told, when it comes to swimsuit models, curvy should be the standard. But one blogger with the “Skinny Gurl” had another take. The blogger said Kate Upton is a fat ‘piggie’ and a cow.
If for the past few months, skinny models have been scrutinized against for setting bad models for teenagers, now it’s time for the curvy girls to get under the spotlight. This June 10, the “Skinny Gurl” website published a story by a female blogger that felt Kate Upton was to curvy and unaesthetic to be a swimsuit model.
The blogger’s controversial June 10 post promised readers it will prove that “humans are 80% genetically identical to cows”. And the blogger posted a photo from behind of Kate Upton doing the catwalk in lingerie.
The post reads Kate Upton was “confidently lumbering up the runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it”. From the blogger’s point of view, Kate Upton is a “little piggy”, with “huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition”.
This July 8th, the “Skinny Gurl” blogger that called Kate Upton a fat ‘piggie’ published another post. She was amazed to see how many people reacted against her comments. Her post reads about rape and death threats and numerous angry emails fashionistas and Kate Upton fans sent.
Her earlier comments sparked so much controversy, even the hacker group Anonymous got involved. Hackers attacked the website, forcing the blogger to switch to another web host.
Editor in chief of More magazine, Lesley Jane Seymour, commented about the unflattering Kate Upton blog post and the “Skinny Gurl” website on the overall. “Running this site where you actually praise women for staying emaciated and skinny and then go out there and then track someone who has a normal body, I mean she’s got issues”, she said.
ABC News writes the comments prompted the “Skinny Gurl” owner to make some changes. “Starving Tip of the Day” was removed and the owner made a plan to add more info about eating disorders, depression and self-injury on the website.