A pro-anorexia site called Skinny Girl is getting a lot of mileage out of their post criticizing Kate Upton. In a troll-ish post, they described Kate as a girl with “huge thighs, NO waist” with “big fat floppy boobs.” Hey, waitaminute. You leave her big fat floppy boobs out of this!
“She looks like a squishy brick [ok that was kind of funny]. Is this what American women are ‘striving’ for now? The lazy, lardy look?” Skinny Girl snipes about the “piggie” 19-year-old. “Have we really gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for? Sorry, but: eww!” (In an effort to drive her point home, the writer tagged her Upton post with terms like “Thunder Thighs” and “Fatty.”)
After her article received intense backlash, Skinny Girl issued a response, defending her disturbing views.
“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,” she writes. Us Weekly
I was waiting for the “pointy elbows, sharp knees, 6/10 at best” part but it never came. I’m not even going to respond to that post because I know exactly what they’re talking about. People think nothing of telling me that my abs are “too defined” and then saying, “What do you need an 8-pack for? You should just stick to 6!” You don’t know how much those comments hurt. *Sobs in corner*
Anyway, Kate Upton gave sort of a dismissive response. “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.”
That’s a slippery slope. Especially for the few overweight people rallying behind that statement who are delusional in thinking they look just as good as Kate Upton because they too have “big fat floppy boobs.”