And she didn’t just come out saying, “Kate Upton is fat.” Her attack was much more vicious, and included gems like this:
“Did you know that humans are 80 percent genetically identical to cows? Well, allow me to prove it to you…Guess who?! Yes, it’s the lovely Kate Upton, confidently lumbering up a runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it.”
You can read the full post on Skinny Gossip, which sounds a hell of a lot like a pro-anorexia site to us, but here’s a particularly pointed excerpt:
“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!”
While we may not be proponents of Kate becoming a high-fashion model, girl is anything but “lardy”. And the statement this anonymous body-shamer published after her post only added insult to injury. We will just present this one without comment, so you can let the full impact of the irony waft over you:
“As a thin person, I was annoyed by our double-standards around weight. For example, people think nothing of telling a thin woman—to their face, in front of an entire group of people—how skinny they are and even to suggest what they should eat.”
While we kind of can’t believe that we’re defending Kate Upton, we also feel that girls have to stick together and stop bashing each other’s figures before anyone else stops body shaming us. As a wise woman (Tina Fey) once said in a cinematic masterpiece (Mean Girls), “You have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” PREACH.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to accurately reflect the timing of Skinny Gossip’s statement.