The hateful female blogger behind the celebrity gossip site, skinnygossip.com, is beyond words. In her latest blog today, “skinnygurl” compares the lovely, beautiful and healthy Kate Upton to a fat cow, while also saying that American women need “thinspiration”, not real-life women with real bodies. It’s body-shaming at its finest and nastiest.
The author never identifies herself by name, but does state that she’s 5’7″ around 100 pounds and “prefers the skinny aesthetic.”
At the beginning of the post, she starts out by saying:
Did you know that humans are 80% genetically identical to cows? Well, allow me to prove it to you…
Then she shows a couple of photos of Kate (including the one here) and says:
Yes, it’s the lovely Kate Upton, confidently lumbering up a runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it.
If that makes you mad…just wait, it gets worse. The author then goes on to claim that Upton is an unfit role model and looks like a porn star, not a runway model:
And I still ask: what the heck? Has fashion become this? Well – we know it hasn’t, so let’s not pretend this is fashion. She looks thick, vulgar, almost pornographic – and she is a solid 30 lbs too heavy for this outfit.
She even goes so far as to call her a “little piggie” and then proceeds to tear apart her body:
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? Have we really gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for? Sorry, but: eww!
Eww? Really? Am I missing something here?
Never mind the fact that she’s been on the cover of Sports Illustrated (for their swimsuit edition, no less!), and in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as the freakin awesome lingerie model for Guess, Upton is beautiful–as are all women, Miss body-shaming Skinnygurl.
I would like to believe that this post was written merely for the shameful goal of shock-value, and not because another woman truly believes in her heart that Upton is remotely close to “eww.” But, sadly enough, that doesn’t appear to be the case. She simply gives women a bad name.
Not to sound all “we are the world”, but aren’t we all in this body-image war together? The fat-shaming, the “skinny is better,” no “fat is better,” in-fighting will never end as long as women like this “Skinnygurl” continue with such nasty antics. It’s cruel, hateful, bitter, angry and full of resentment. Women should–no, women need to band together to support and celebrate each other and get our society to finally look beyond the boobs, the stomachs and the thighs and see women for who they truly are–not how they look. And certainly not whether they fit into some completely unhealthy idea of how much they should weigh.
The final straw in this post is when the author hatefully tries to discredit the plus-sized fashion movement:
The sudden surge in fame for Kate Upton makes me wonder how much further our plus-sized fixation is going to go. It’s not that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was ever high art, but thanks to Kate Upton securing this year’s cover, it’s now barely a notch above Playboy.
Fashion is supposed to be aspirational – and the kind of people who aspire to look like this shop for clothes at Wal-Mart.
Ugh. Are you as angry as we are here?