The blogosphere has been up in arms recently over a blog post that called Kate Upton “lazy”, “lardy”, and “fat”, and now the 20-year-old model has made a statement about the comments.
The post, which was published on
pro-anorexia pro-skinny blog SkinnyGossip, made an extended metaphor comparing Kate to a cow and shaming her for not being a size 0. According to the Sun, this is what Kate had to say:
“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.”
Her rep had a few words as well:
“It’s absurd. Kate is gorgeous and very healthy.”
Good for Kate for not dragging herself down to their level with her response. We’ve already discussed why what the anonymous author of SkinnyGossip said was so wrong, but hopefully this discussion doesn’t fade into the background any time soon. Body shaming is not just petty, but incredibly harmful to all girls’ self-esteem and relationships.
We’d love to hear what you have to say about the issue in the comments below.