In case you were feeling good about the general state of the universe right now, here’s a bit of news to knock you right down. A pro-anorexia website has slammed stunning model Kate Upton for her weight — claiming that she is 30 pounds too heavy for a bikini she wore on a recent runway. The diatribe was so scathing that it caught the attention of the New York Daily News.
The site, SkinnyGossip, calls Upton a “cow,” sarcastically commending her for her “bravery” in appearing on the runway half-naked. “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,” reads the shocking site.
Unsurprisingly, they weren’t too entertained by Upton’s recent commercials for Carls Jr. burgers. “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!”
Pro-anorexia websites have been a worrisome part of online culture for over a decade, but as they grow increasingly “mainstream,” it’s important for the media to acknowledge how problematic they are — and to counteract them with positive messages for young women.