By Kate Torgovnick
Kate Upton is taking a lot of flack this week. And while I agree that there are many reasons to poke fun at Upton—for example, her insistence on wearing bikinis 85% of the time and that whole annoying “Cat Daddy” moment—the reasons she’s being dissed at the moment make me highly uncomfortable.
First, the website Skinny Gossip—which to be fair is a pro-ana thinspiration website and not your run of the mill celebrity news source—has attacked Upton for being a “fatty.”
Writes the website, “She looks thick, vulgar, almost pornographic – and she is a solid 30 lbs too heavy for this outfit … 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!”
UGH. Where do I even start? Obviously, Upton is not in the slightest bit fat. She, however, does look very different from the reigning models of our day, who spend way too much time in the gym and thus look like tall strands of muscle. I’ve always liked that Upton—while being tall and skinny—looks soft, far more like myself than a Gisele Bundchen. That’s why I was so happy back when she landed the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Oh, but that’s not all. This week, Upton is also being accused of being “bad luck” for Detroit Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander.