If you're not familiar with Kate Upton, well, let me introduce you:
There are aÂ lot of words you could use to describe the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model/Guess model/July GQ Covergirl/salivation-inducing bombshell who can Cat Daddy for circa 17 seconds and become a YouTube sensation with liiiike 9 mil hits...an all-American, buxom blonde babe who probably graces the laptop wallpaper of everyone from pre-teen boys to college guys to (creepy) middle-aged men, probably the occasional lesbian (and uhhh...totally not me) from sea to shining sea.
Fat...well, that's not one of the words that comes to mind.
BUT it was just a month ago that the website Skinny Gossip, in a June 10th post titled Kate Upton is Well-MarbledÂ described the gorgeous 19-year-old--a "little piggy," according to the author--in exactly that way. The siteÂ claims it's not pro-anorexia/pro-ana (and faces those accusations with the response that they're "absolutely false"), but it's hard to believe they aren't determined to thin-spire the entire female blogosphereÂ when they categorize the post on the curvaceous beauty under the tags "fatties" and "thunder thighs" and proceed to describe the modelÂ with the following quotes:
"She looks thick, vulgar, almostÂ pornographicÂ â€“ and she is a solid 30 lbs too heavy for this outfit."
"Yes, itâ€™s the lovely Kate Upton, confidently lumbering up a runway like thereâ€™s a buffet at the end of it."
"Huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition â€“ 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:Â eww!"
Not only are cruel, demeaning statements like this f----d up no matter WHO you're directing them too (BEING MEAN ISN'T COOL, ASSHOLE)...and not only do they make you look like a total douche that's out to demoralize women everywhere and perpetuate an unattainable image of "perfection"--aka a BMI of like 7 ( Yeahhh, I know, blah blah blah, insert cliche body image paragraph here)...but when you're referring to this sex symbol--2012's variation of Marilyn Monroe--as a cow, well...you just look like an idiot.
I'm SORRY Skinny Gossip--is this what fat looks like?: