Kate Upton responds to unhinged, pro-ana criticisms that she’s “fat” and “lardy”

There was a controversy last week that we didn’t cover. I can’t speak for why CB and Bedhead didn’t discuss it (we didn’t talk amongst ourselves on this one, oddly enough), but I chose not to cover it because A) I didn’t want to give pro-anorexia (“pro-ana”) sites the added publicity and B) I honestly thought it was such a dumb controversy and I couldn’t work up the energy to discuss it. Kate Upton, 19, is having a great year – she scored the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, she just got the cover of GQ, she’s getting lots and lots of modeling gigs, and she’s getting a lot of criticism from prissy high-fashion types. You know you’re getting somewhere when the prissy fashion people are mad. But I don’t think Kate Upton was expecting to become the victim of one of the nastiest, craziest online diatribes I’ve ever seen.

The site Skinny Gossip wrote a post about Kate and how she is “fat”. Some of the criticisms? Upton has “huge thighs, NO waist and big fat floppy boobs.” Also, “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!” Skinny Gossip’s author, the anonymous “Skinny Girl”, ended up responding to the backlash she caused by writing, “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.” And that’s really all we need to hear from that crazy woman, okay?

So, I wouldn’t have blamed Kate either way if she ignored this or if she called a press conference to call blast this critic an unhinged wingnut. Instead, Kate responded in a low-key way, having her spokesman say, “It’s absurd. Kate is gorgeous and very healthy.” Then Kate issued a simple statement to the press: “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.” Okay. Good. Kate looks fine. Enough.

Photos courtesy of GQ.

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  1. Rhea says:

    If Kate Upton is fat, I’d hate to think what that would make me… :D

  2. Embee says:

    Good for her. Liking her more as time passes.

  3. Dasha says:

    Who really cares about her weight anyway? Let’s discuss how trashy she seems, and how she’s apparently working her way through every pro athlete she can get her hands on.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Exactly! Who cares if some very sick people think she is fat (which she IS NOT).
      Let’s talk about how incredibly trashy and budget she looks, in every single photo.
      Although, partly is the stylists fault. One can always guess both her last mammography and ovulation test results, the way they dress her.
      STILL, she let’s them “clothe” her like that, so..

      • CityGirl says:

        and for the money she’s getting paid, I know I would be more than happy to be photographed in teeny tiny bikini’s or a wet tshirt.

    • Dinah says:

      Oh, hell. She’s 19 years old, FFS. Let her sow her oats, and enjoy her life right now.

    • Lithe says:

      Eh. I’m not down with the slut-shaming either. Let her enjoy her body however she sees fit—as long as she’s not hurting anyone else.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      Oh, Dasha, from your post I’m thinking you were a ‘good girl’ at 19. Not me! :) I was a long tall blonde and had the time of my life being a full time maneater, lol!

      Living a big life, being sexual, going through men like tissues, running a business, and dressing like a hoochie mama while doing it, are memories I’ll always deeply treasure. It felt great!!

      Anyway, my point is being judgey about a young single and who and how many they choose to horizontal bop with is something I never had time for. Some of my best friends married as a virgin, and some were not giving a flying fig what anybody thought and married happily much, much later in life. You can probably guess I fall in the latter group. There’s no shame to Upton’s game, and I’m betting she won’t have many regrets either just as long as she keep her conquests to single guys.

      Good for you, Dasha, for your life choices.

    • blah says:

      She seems like a lot of fun to hang out with. She’s young. So what if she’s running around in bikinis and getting all up in hot guys’ grills? I wish I did the same at that age! If I had that body you better believe I would have made Tallulah Bankhead look like Mother Theresa.

    • Kim says:

      Exactly. I dont care what she looks like physically. Her personality and actions are crude and that makes even the most beautiful woman “ugly.”

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Really? Is she the new KarTRASHian?

      I’m going to sound like Anna Wintour… she does look a little down market.

      (Shoot me now – feel free)

  4. menlisa says:

    “huge thighs”??
    If Kate’s thighs are considered huge wait until they see mine and I’m a pretty healthy weight!

  5. Lucy says:

    “skinny Girl” must be a jealous b*tch, Kate is at the top of her game I think that speaks for itself, clearly she wouldn’t be as popular and big as she is if the world thought her to be “fat” or disgusting. That blog just seems to be a place for angry jealous women to trash successful women.

    • v says:

      “That blog just seems to be a place for angry jealous women to trash successful women.” As are most gossip sites…Some comments there can be even worse.We(women) have created this judgemental environment and lifestyle based on weight and appearance and only we have the power to change it.But I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
      And I hate it how anorexia nervosa which is a very serious disorder is associated with this (trolling)type of (absurd) sites.People who are actually sick don’t write these blogs.

      • Blerg says:

        Totally agree. Having seen that blog after this story hit all I can say is the women who contribute to that hate site are anti-fem and seriously fucked up. If she had any balls she’d come out with her real identity.

      • Susan says:

        Thank you.

        I agree that the site in question seems to have had a tone that was overtly critical and catty. I can see the point the site’s author is making about wanting to obtain a certain asthetic, but I disagree with her technique of tearing others down. Why not just extoll the body types one admires and leave the harsh criticism aside?

        But, as you pointed out, we women often times contribute to a competitive landscape where body image is some sort of god we must all worship and evaluate ourselves against. I for one do not want my only sense of self worth to be so closely tied to my outward appearance.

        I came across that site a year ago and was saddened at just how superficial and mean the content was. It may not be a “pro-ana” site, but it has had content on it (starving tip of the day, anyone?) that IMO, encourages potentially destructive behaviors.

      • Penguin says:

        Exactly, thank you!. I can’t speak for every1 with this illness but the vast majority of people who suffer from e. disorders just want to do everything they can to get better. Sometimes I think that some people just are under the impression that’s it’s only about being thin but to some sufferers it’s about gaining control of their lives. They feel like their lives are out of control and their weight is the only aspect of their life which they have any control over. I don’t think the opinions on that skinny gossip website are representative of the vast majority of people who have an e.d 2bh.

      • blah says:

        Blerg are you my long lost twin? Whatever happened to our siblings bleh and bleucch?

    • Canda says:

      Skinny Girl claims she is 5’7″ and weighs around 100lb… that means her BMI is around 15, 4 points lower than “underweight” and dangerously unhealthy. I can’t imagine a 5’7″ weighing 100lb unless she has NO muscle tone and is seriously ill. Wow, that’s nothing to aspire to.

      • aang says:

        when my daughter’s BMI got down to 16.5 she started to have physical symptoms of starvation. there is no way “skinnygirl” can be healthy. HATE these pro ana nut jobs. they do a lot of damage.

      • Cazzee says:

        I am 5’7″ and a few years ago I was living in Africa and caught a nasty tropical virus. Ran a fever for four months, lost about fifteen pounds so I was down to 105.

        At 5’7″ and 105 lbs, you could see ALL my ribs down the front and back of my body; my shoulder blades stuck out like bird’s wings. When I went to my doctor in the U.S., she actually ran a liver function test on me because when she was doing the physical exam she could *feel my liver* that is how thin I was. And I am very small-boned.

        Just to let you know, I spent the next several months lifting weights and eating animal protein – lots of steak – and within eighteen months I was back to my normal weight.

        That person who is posting about KU is sick and needs help!

      • MW says:

        @Cazee – I’m glad you recovered and are well again, and also, you said it best: “That person who is posting about KU is sick and needs help!”. That person who runs “Skinny Girl” is as obsessed with her weight and starving herself to death, as any practicing alcoholic is about where their next drink is coming from.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        One of my friends is about that size. She may be at 105 now, she was down to 90. No she is NOT anorexic. She has a chronic illness. My friend dreams of 125-130, like the rest of us do but in a different way.

        So yes, those are the numbers of someone who is seriously ill.

    • Amelia says:

      Please don’t read this as a defence of Skinnygirl, but Lucy, I really don’t think she’s jealous. Once you get past a certain point in an eating disorder, your view of the world becomes totally screwed (your brain chemistry genuinely changes) and you’re pretty much pissed off all the time. So what I’m saying is it’s likely this girl does believe KU is fat (and therefore inferior in her screwed up mind). But her comments are totally inexcusable. Pro-ana is inexcusable.
      Personally, in my experience there are two types of anorexics (totally unscientific, but bare with me) – there’s people who hate having an ED and wouldn’t wish it on their worst enemy. And then there’s the sickos who think they’re permanently right in everything they do and that it’s a good idea to promote an ED as a lifestyle choice. These people give EDs a bad name.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Wow, Amelia, you really called it on the two types of anorexics.

        I knew more of the ‘screw loose types’ to the point where I stereotyped them horribly saying, “Anorexics are all Bitches and Liars.” I’d like to think I’ve grown since then, however I still believe their illness runs their lives and would trust them as far as I’d trust a late stage junkie.

      • stinky says:

        agree Sloane-w … all ive ever witnessed was tons of denial & shiftiness.

      • jes_sayin says:

        I agree..

        that degree of anorexic is truly a profound, debilitating state of depression. Their “ideal” barometer just gets out of whack… it really is a chemical imbalance at work.

      • mayamae says:

        I can’t hate because she seems to have an ED. I watched an episode of Intervention about a woman who was anorexic, a cutter, and alcoholic. Her counselor said the most difficult to treat by FAR was the anorexia.

        To make it worse, like rehab many have to repeatedly seek treatment and insurance does not tend to cover.

    • Aotearovian says:

      “Misogynist: a man who hates women as much as women hate one another.”

      - H L Mencken

  6. Sarah says:

    My mother actually brought this up the other day and we both decided we want to be “Kate Upton fat”. Without Terry Richardson, though.

    • Carolyn says:

      If I had Kate’s body I’d be thrilled! Yes the Terry Richardson connection she could do without.

  7. Quinn says:

    Wow. Screwed up does not begin to describe this article.

  8. sarah says:

    I wish I was that fat and lardy! Kate Upton is gorgeous, albeit not that bright. But I think that “skinny girl” poster is just a troll who is obviously uncomfortable with her body. She might be obese for all I know and just looking for attention.

    • serena says:

      Totally agree with you.

    • becky says:

      No, a lot of people are saying that, and Anna Wintour seems to on board… remeber the MET gala?

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      I followed a link to that site the other day. She isn’t some troll she has a website calling thin people fat. She posts completely anorexic models as thins and commenters seems to be in 8th grade and subsisting on celery. It’s sick.

      I won’t be going back.

      • Michelle says:

        My thoughts exactly about that dreadful website. The only good side is that it made me feel better about myself – who in their right mind wants to be THAT thin??

  9. Stubbylove says:

    Kudos to Kaiser for being rational about this topic. Understand it’s your job to report celeb topics but this one doesn’t warrant any sort of discussion as its simple absurdity from cra-cra pro-anorexias. Another reason why I go to this site to satisfy my guilty celeb pleasure needs.

  10. nunya beeswax says:

    *eats celery* If I had a pair of boobs like those, my gosh. *dips celery in peanut butter*

  11. Sirsnarksalot says:

    I’m pretty sure she loves the attention. All press is good press especially when your whole career consists of being photographed in teeny bikinis.

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I’m just going to state the obvious on this one: every guy I know thinks this chick is hot as HELL. She is the furthest thing from fat.

    I think pro-ana chicks are just pissed that this woman can be healthy and happy and look good without starving herself. Not every woman desires that bony, skeletal look that is so coveted in the ana community. Ugh.

    • rheya says:

      Well, um, yeah. That IS pretty obvious, but I can’t say you didn’t warn us. Guys’ opinions are pretty irrelevant here, there are fans of every body type and most don’t seem to care half as much as women.

      You’re really drinking the kool aid if you think this girl isn’t on a strict diet, but I guess people will believe what they want.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @rheya-Guys’ opinions are irrelevant to you? Congrats, you are truly enlightened. *eye roll*
        Sucks for you that you’re convinced she’s on a “strict diet” to maintain a normal weight. I’m amazed that you’ve never met a naturally thin person, what an isolated life you must live….

    • Curtis E. Mayle says:

      You don’t know me, but I think her body unfortunately reflects a no-exercise regimen, is squishy, and is skating by on exposing her breasts for adolescent-minded boobs. Otherwise and for now, she’s cute, but requires some tone, physically and mentally, before she’s hot.

      • Carolyn says:

        +1. No, not fat but she definitely has No tone.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        You’re certainly entitled to your opinion, Curtis. If it makes you feel any better, she’s probably not going to be calling you for a date, so you’ll never have to endure her “squishy, untoned” body. And likewise, she’ll never get to witness your physical perfection. *sad face*

    • Curtis E. Mayle says:

      What’s with your ad hominem attitude? I find Upton untoned, a predilection of a future fatty, if left unattended. Similarly, I find your attitude squishy in the head. I was not amongst the “all the guys I know” and offered my take without offense to you, nor Upton. Kindly grow up, push away from the keyboard, and get some exercise … good for mind and body.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Curtis-did you not read the part where I said “you’re entitled to you opinion”? I thought you’d be happy that you’ll never be saddled with a date with the horrifically “squishy” Kate Upton.
        I ran 8 miles this AM, but thanks for your excellent work-out advice. FYI, as a female, I value 6-pack abs and a gigantic dong in a guy. I mean, since we’re all offering up unsolicited opinions about the opposite sex’s physique, I just thought I’d chime in. Yeah, you likely don’t fit my requirements but I guess Kate and I will both be crying into our pillows tonight over our loss.

      • Chatcat says:

        You go Kitten! :)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Thanks, Chat :)

      • Chatcat says:

        You betcha! Seems Curtis doesn’t play nice in the sandbox, or in this case even the litter box. But you showd him…yep you did! :) :) :)

    • Curtis E. Mayle says:

      Your lack of comity is very unappealing, but perhaps that is indicative of your apparent guanocephalic condition; not a “Kitten” at all, merely catty.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Aw, looks like someone got a new thesaurus.

        Here’s one just for you: self-important

        Definition: conceited
        Synonyms: arrogant, bigheaded, cocky, egotistical, full of hot air, immodest, know-it-all, overbearing, pompous, puffed up, smug, stuck up, swollen-headed, vain, vainglorious

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Love you kitten!

      • Sonya says:

        HAHAHA guano!

      • stinky says:

        ….come back Curtis! i liked you!

    • Curtis E. Mayle says:

      No thesaurus is required to address your apparent kind; Urban Dictionary would suffice, though the selected c-word would likely be negated by the moderator.

      IMHO, your audacious and displaced behavioral form of passive repetition compulsion possibly predisposed by a real-world sense of powerlessness stemming from traumatic early life [fill-in-the-blank], both exposes and calls attention to your emotional thought-process deficiencies. Nevertheless, it is extremely unfortunate that you contaminate a forum with your off-putting dysfunction while pursuing unachievable emotional nourishment online. Distinct from legitimate critique and discourse, you proffer or provoke with groundless, unfounded, conflated and immature responses, frequently laced with questionable motives, emboldened by the relative potency afforded by your anonymity. In your pernicious pursuit for grievance validation, amplification, and justification from the similarly-possessed, you repeatedly, robotically, predictably, and cowardly malign, distort and misrepresent a responder.

      Please, restraint and decorum is suggested and appreciated; contrition is optional.

      (Only a skosh of untoward pedantry is intended.)

      • Mimi says:

        Pontificate much, Gwyneth? ;)

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Curtis, we are bitches. I’m sure there is a site named celec*nty where you can expouse.
        We don’t suffer fools or pompous asses here, no matter what sex you are.

        Don’t all boys know to play nice with a kitty?
        I am sure Kate Upton would never be going on a date with you, so you won’t have to worry about touching a fatty to be. Or having to squish around her thighs.

        Take a note from my hubby’s play book. He thinks I am sexy no matter what. Your partner will be heavier at some point, she’ll be pregnant or just gain and have to lose. Doesn’t sound like you are going to be supportive through that, I feel for your gf, should you acquire a perfect woman better than Kate here. You should post your pic, i am sure yous are the epitome of what a dude should look like. My hubby gets to play with a hot body again, but the sexiest thing which pays off in spades is that it’s just a bonus because the man is turned on by me.

        GoKitten! We could all dissect ms. Uptons body, but she isn’t fat. 5 foot 10 and 125 is nowhere near fat. Those beach bunny unflattering shots were a while ago.

      • Rhea says:

        @Curtis : Yawn…

        @TheOriginalTiffanny: I love everything you said here. :)

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Whoa, whoa. You have to back away from the c-word (it isn’t ‘civility’, I gather). The c-word’s out of bounds, no matter how ferocious the argument.

  13. Mia 4S says:

    Can we not stoop to using the cutesy nicknames these horrid pro-anorexia “women” use? Pro-Ana my ass, they are psychotic and evil and prey on vulnerable woman in the most disgusting way, end of story. This is the last time I will ever click on a story that even mentions them.

    • TQB says:


    • Tiffany says:

      I completely agree. Pro-eating disorder sites are predators, just as a child p0rn site would be. Eating disorders can start very young, and no doubt that is the target demographic as these sites.

      I do think that it helps to make the public aware that these sites exist, though. It is something that parents might not be aware of, and therefore their kids could be vulnerable. An aware parent is an empowered parent.

  14. Janey says:

    If this is what fat,lardy and lazy looks like to those ana-bitches,then fuck yeah,I want to be a lardy lazy chick.Seriously,this girl is absolutely gorgeous,and is actually quite thin (in my opinion).Just because she doesn’t have bones sticking out everywhere,doesn’t mean she isn’t thin.

  15. DeltaJuliet says:

    I didn’t get the hype after the SI cover, basically because I thought it was a lousy shot and didn’t really flatter her. Since then though, I’ve seen lots of pictures and she is a beautiful girl with a fantastic body. I hate to say it to the pro-ana girls but seriously? This is the look that the men like. I have not heard one.single.guy who doesn’t think she looks amazing.
    Oh, and I’m a straight chick, but I think she looks amazing too.

  16. Leaf says:

    First Jen Lawrence, now this girl. People are really blind! These girls are not remotely overweight.

  17. Mauibound says:

    Omg! I think she looks perfect! I would love to be that ” fat ” !

  18. lisa2 says:

    I think not responding is the best. A lot of time celebs or anyone gets this kind of crap so that they will respond. Most people that make negative comments want you to feed their egos. Give them attention. I think the statement from her rep was enough and she should just ignore. Don’t feed them and don’t give them the pleasure of any further reply.

  19. serena says:

    Who the heck is the moron who told her that? She IS thin, not skinny (thank you we rather not see bone and skin on magazines) but gosh saying she’s fat is totally idiotic. If she’s fat than what the fuck are average women -me included- ?
    Stfu bitch, Kate is gorgeous.

  20. michkabibbles says:

    i took a look at the skinny gossip site after i heard about this, and it’s kind of terrible. they defend themselves as just another snarky website, but they seem more full of hate than anything else i’ve seen. i know we take turns making fun of celebs here (and it does sometimes devolve into vitriol), but skinny gossip people seem to get viscerally angry about overweight and obese people. they seem extremely upset that there are overweight people out there who (gasp! shock!) don’t care what other people think and are comfortable in their own skin.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “they seem extremely upset that there are overweight people out there who (gasp! shock!) don’t care what other people think and are comfortable in their own skin.”

      That’s exactly it. They’re not comfortable in their own skin so it just kills them to hear that others are. It kills them to know that everything they obsess about and all the “hard work” and “energy” they devote to starving themselves isn’t applauded by everyone. Overweight people like say, Kelly Clarkson, just serve to invalidate their life’s work-devotion to thinness.

      • Amelia says:

        Kitten, you just made me cry. You are ridiculously eloquent, could you please write a handbook or a translator’s guide to eating disorders? The world would so much easier that way. It would make therapy a damn sight easier too.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Aw thanks, Amelia, you’re the best :)

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      Two observations about that site:

      1) They have “thin-spo tips” designed to help women starve. Some of which include “test your willpower by cooking your boyfriend a meal and eat none of it.” They also recommend chewing gum instead of eating and claiming that you have food allergies in order to get out of eating in public situations where people are pressuring you to eat. Great advice

      2) you can’t view message board comments unless you are a member(and I wasn’t about to become a member of that tripe). Which makes me wonder what other harmful information they’re disseminating within their little dysfunctional community.

      • sapphire says:

        Before SkankyGurl locked up the message boards, I had a peek. Like advice to an aspiring young 5’7 model that she should weigh between 96 and 100 lbs and eat under 1000 calories to stay that way. And to a varsity tennis player, that 145 was too fat-she should be under 120 and stop eating. Very sick women.

      • BNS1987 says:

        I saw some of those tips too and I couldn’t believe what I was reading. If I make my boyfriend a fantastic meal you bet your ass that I’m going to eat it too. *bashes head on desk*

      • Rhea says:

        @MDID: “Test your willpower by cooking your boyfriend a meal and eat none of it.” —> *stealing a dumpling from hubby’s plate* Oops!

        “They also recommend chewing gum instead of eating”—> Seriously?? *chewing the dumpling* Nuh-uh. *swallowing the dumpling* Maybe I’ll chew the gum after my second plate of dumplings ;)

        “And claiming that you have food allergies in order to get out of eating in public situations where people are pressuring you to eat.” —-> I love going to party or any other “public situation” that offering a good tasty food!!!

        Guess I’m not eligible as a member of that site. Oh, well. *stealing another dumpling from hubby’s plate”

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @Rhea, save me one of those dumplings ;)

        @sapphire, great advice if you want to destroy your metabolism! That woman is a moron!

        @bns1987,, besides, how am I to get any better at cooking if I don’t TRY what I make?

    • bondbabe says:

      They are snarky and hateful because they are HUNGRY!!!!

      • deehunny says:

        dude, they have to be. I went on the site and they were talking about how fat the Cracken looked in her million dollar Marilyn look-alike playboy spread she did a few months ago.

        Granted, the Cracken is a bloated mess right now, but Playboy airbrushed the **** out of her to look thin and lithe, so yes, these people are insane. I’m going to look at the site to see a pic of what they consider “healthy.”

      • Dana says:

        Hangry people are the worst!

  21. Miffy says:

    Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons for a second, I feel ‘Skinny Psycho’ has a point in that there IS a double standard between overweight and underweight people. It’s perfectly acceptable to tell someone to their face that they’re too thin and that’s not fair. Whether they’re naturally skinny or have a problem, blasting them openly does not help either situation.

    Aside from that, it’s a sick blog, developed by a sick person encouraging fellow sick people to continue to be sick. Their opinions on anything should be taken with a pinch of salt (followed by a cheeseburger).

    • oh dear says:

      i totally agree with everything you said. pro ana websites are disturbing but that girl has a point.

      as a rather (naturally) skinny girl myself i have yet to go out one night without someone telling me to eat something or asking whether i have an eating disorder. just this last saturday i went to a wine tasting thingy with 11 other girls/women. all of various sizes. there were two other skinny women – but the difference was that these women have just had two children.

      so, whilst people were shouting across the table that i should eat something because im too thin, the other skinny women were praised for their figures because theyve just had children and managed to starve themselves back to being skinny? wtf?

      theres a total double standard here. i wouldnt be shouting across the table to the bigger girls, telling them to stop eating. its their choice.

      i dont know, maybe i was raised differently. oh and the “we’re just concerned” excuse is bullsh’t. if i were truly concerned about a friends body size, id talk to them in private, not shout it out for the whole world to hear.

      • Joanna says:

        wow, that is rude. you should snap back w a comment on one of their flaws. don’t worry, lots of men like petite women too. i have more kate’s figure, and i know guys that go for my petite friends b/c they like their figure better. for every body type, there’s a guy that like that type.

      • Kim says:

        You are right people will comment that Angelina or Kate Beckinsel need to eat a burger.Ive never read that Latifah needs to eat cottage cheese or a salad despite the fact that she is overweight.

      • MrsNix says:

        Exactly this. I am not naturally really thin, so I have never had to deal with this directly, but one of my very best friends in the world is a naturally rail-thin, willowy shape. She has long limbs, a long neck, long fingers, and she is very slender no matter how much she eats…and she is quite healthy. She eats well and works out from time to time for health reasons. There is NOTHING wrong with her. Me, on the other hand? I run about 10 pounds over the accepted weight. I am not unhealthy. My doctors have no issue with my size, and neither does anyone else who isn’t sick in the head. The difference is that my 10 pounds lighter than “normal” friend is constantly being told to “eat something,” whereas no one would dare tell me to stop eating to my face.

        I don’t get why people think it’s okay to insult a woman’s body. If she’s fat, it’s none of your freakin’ business. Leave her alone and tend to your own fat. If she’s skinny, it’s none of your freakin’ business. Same thing.

        If it’s a loved one and you honestly believe there is a health risk going on–not the fake BS people always say when their real problem is that they don’t like how you look in jeans anymore so they pretend they are worried about your health…I mean REAL concern that someone is so fat it’s going to hurt them or so thin it’s going to harm their health–then pull them aside in PRIVATE.

        Publicly berating a thin woman or suggesting she “have a sandwich” makes you an asshole.

    • Dash says:

      While you might be right about some people in society, I would NEVER tell someone they are too thin. Since when is it ok for anyone to think another person’s body is their business?

    • cmc says:

      As a currently thin, formerly heavy girl I have to say it- oerweight people are also blasted to their faces about their weight. It’s not a double standard at all- both sides get it. It’s crappy to both sides, but I hate hearing thin girls complain about how only they get criticism. That’s so inaccurate.

      • Bobbie says:

        Amen. I too am a formerly heavy thin person (lost 50 pounds 3 years ago). I competely agree that it’s rude to comment on another person’s body regardless and it sounds like some of the above commentators have had bad experiences- I validate. However, many times when people say, “you’re too skinny, eat something, etc.” they mean it as a compliment. For someone like me, who has struggled with weight, I am over the moon when people say these kind of things to me. But I can see that if you’ve always been thin, it would get old/offensive. I just ask the commentators above to remember how much heavy women are judged for extra weight and realize the “you’re too thin” comments aren’t the end of the world.

      • oh dear says:


        i think there still is a difference. telling a fat person theyre fat, as horrible as that is too, is still something they can change about themselves (if their weight is not due to some medical issue).
        telling a naturally skinny person to put on weight, which biologically is not possible, is actually worse and does sometimes feel like “the end of the world” because we can never change it.

        but i think the tone of voice is whats important when somebody says it. some people do actually mean it that way, but they almost always say “i would love to have your figure” after the “oh youre so skinny”. the mean ones dont however, they just say youre too thin/skinny, which is never a compliment lol not to me anyway :)

      • Minimi says:

        @cmc: Thank you! That’s exactly how it works. For some reason, some people feel entitled to make comments about your weight no matter what. Since adolescence i ranged between a BMI of 19-22, meaning that i always had a pretty average weight. Still I always had to hear comments about my weight in one range or the other, coming from “are you sure you’re not bulimic?” to “wow, you surely are heavier nowadays”. I think that both type of comments are annoying and that people should restrict themselves of doing them…but on the other side, sometimes this just comes from the inability to make small talk. Either way, I don’t think it is worse to make comments of fat or skinny people. It is simply impolite to make comments about someone’s weight, unless you are genuinely concerned with that person’s health and in that case you can just have a private conversation with the person and tell her that.
        And well, both a skinny person can get fatter if they want or a fatter person can get skinnier if they want, unless they have some bio-psycho problem. So both way around of bashing is just mean and senseless.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Girls don’t like when people make the odd disparaging remark about their bodies, but it’s definitely not an even match for ‘fat’ as opposed to ‘thin’, not even a little bit.

        Weight loss secrets of the stars, get that bikini body, actresses doing little else but shed pound after pound in order to bolster her acting career, the modelling industry, weight loss associations, sample sizing, vanity sizing–all serve in one degree or another to venerate the ideal of the thin woman. Overweight women get every Tom, Dick and Raheem wearing a fat suit.

        No one wants to have his or her body ridiculed, but you’re thin you can mark up negativity to jealousy with credibility because you look as you ‘should’, so every critism is a halfway compliment.

  22. Jack says:

    She’s got Terry Richardson taint on her which makes me unable to defend her.

  23. Andrea says:

    She is listed as 5’10, 125 pounds. WTF is fat about that???? Not even worth dignifying with any coverage, its absurd.

    • Joanna says:

      wow, really? goes to show how skinny high-fashion models are. i thought she was heavier than that in comparison to other models’ pics. goes to show how skewed our perceptions have become. she looks great, but i thought she was about a size 6 or 8. at 125 and 5 ft 10 in, she’s prob a 2 or 4, i would say. so imagine if she’s 125, how much the “skinny” models weigh?

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Her measurements are:
        33D-25-36 (US); 84-63-92 (EU)

        That would make her a 2 at most.

    • Zoid says:

      That actually puts her in the underweight range of her BMI height, right there with the Victorias Secret models, so I doubt that’s her actual weight. I’m an inch taller than her, with a flat stomach and a healthy BMI, and I cannot imagine losing the weight to get to 125 when my ribs already show a little naturally. With her tits? No way is she 125.

    • Lisa says:

      Hmmm. That would give her a BMI of 17.9 As someone who has had a slightly lower BMI in the past, even knowing that bodies carry weight differently, I think there’s some fudging going on there. There’s no way she’s underweight.

    • Nina says:

      See, this makes me mad. The measurements, the weight listed .. those are lies. There is no possible way she is 125 lbs. and there is no possible way her waist is 25 inches. She has a wonderful, healthy body. Why does she need to lie about her measurements? Claiming to be smaller than you are is harmful to young girls, too. If they look at her as an example of health but are told she weighs 125 lbs with a 25″ waist, those are the measurements they will associate with ‘health’.

      (Hopefully this goes under the right comment this time!)

    • Fudgesicle says:

      I totally agree – no way on her stats.

      I’m 5’8″. In high school (20+ years ago), I weighed 125 and was super skinny. When I was anorexic, I weighed 108. At my heaviest, I was 160. Right now, I’m 143 and wear a size 4.

      I once had a blind date guess my weight (when I was way skinnier than now, probably 135 pounds). He said, “Yeah, what do you weigh, 110, 112?” I think MANY, if not most people are hung up on some mythical number. Women should weigh 100 pounds. I could only weigh 100 pounds if I starved myself half to death again. Idiocy.

  24. Jenna says:

    I may not get who this girl is or why she’s so popular, but no. She’s not fat. She’s fine. And apparently the blogger is also 5’7 and around 100 pounds which didn’t sound so great. But I did feel a bit evil for thinking that the crazy blogger might have something with the waist thing. Evil I know.

  25. Rachel says:

    Like every woman, sometimes I look in the mirror and wish my stomach was a little flatter, my thighs a little more toned, my waist a little smaller and more defined.

    When I saw that header picture, my very first thought was “OMG she looks gorgeous.” Then I realized, she’s built just like me. And her body is beautiful. And now I feel a little more beautiful too.

    We need to see more of that. I WANT to see women who have curves on the covers of magazines. Maybe if magazines used pictures of women who didn’t starve themselves to stay maintain an unrealistic ideal, I’d actually read them.

    • Uma says:

      EXPLAIN to me what the definition of curvy is? BC the definition of curvy is having an hour glass figure!!! (very defined waist and round hips that isnt the same size as the torso) THAT IS ALL! Not just big boobs and shapeless the rest of the body! Sorry dear but Kate as cute of a girl she is, isn’t curvy! She has a very shapeless up and down shape. Don’t look at the pics where they photo shopped a little of a waist on her, and even then she still isn’t curvy! She is a very cute thin girl with big boobs! Not a curvy woman!

      • Chatcat says:

        Rachael…good for you! Glad you’re feeling yourself in a positive light!

        Uma…wow you are quite defensive about Rachel’s curvy comment to the point where I think you’ve taken it as far as the anorexic blogger…obessing is not a good or attractive thing.

        Society is inundated with photos of straight up and down, boy figure, no boobs or hips/ass models, so when we see a fine figure like Kate’s people’s first response is that she is curvy…sounds so much classier then she is booby. Relax a bit and realize that a dialog of something good is going on here.

      • Annie says:

        Her body type is very similar to Angelina’s but with more meat on it. She’s really not what would spring into my mind when I think “curvy”.

      • Rachel says:

        Thanks Chatcat. And yes, by curvy I meant not the skin and bones models/actresses who are usually featured in magazines. Curvy is NOT just an hourglass figure. Curves come in all shapes and sizes.

        I have to admit, after acknowledging that I’m built similarly, I kind of got a little defensive after Uma’s comments.

      • Zoid says:

        Why does everyone feel that tall skinny girls can’t be curvy? Everyone always says ‘real women have curves’ but if you’re tall and skinny you are what, a prepubescent boy? I’m a tall skinny woman with much smaller boobs than Kate, so I must really have no figure right? Granted my waist is much smaller and I have larger hips, but I’m tired of this argument from people. She’s not bone thin, can we please say she’s curvy? I think she looks good. I want all body types to be accepted, and none of them should be an ideal.

      • Chatcat says:

        Zoid…I think you are correct. Men and woman are made in all shape’s and sizes. What we should be worried about is that whatever we do we try to eat healthy most of the time and exercise because it is good for our body.

        Unfortunately, most models are tall, but then must starve themseles to to be thin/skinny/straight up and down in order to work for the designers.

        Yeah for the day when all body types are accepted because they are healthy!

      • GrandPoobah says:

        I think “curvy” for most people means hourglass shaped.

        Having a slim, tall figure doesn’t mean you look like a prepubescent boy-it just means you are tall and slim. There’s nothing wrong with it and doesn’t make a woman less of a woman it just means she isn’t curvy.

        I HATE the expression “real women have curves”. All women are real women-it seriously frosts my cookies when people say that nonsense. It gives women with smaller breasts/hips/butts a complex about their femininity. It’s insensitive and rude.

        However, Kate Upton isn’t curvy. She doesn’t have a defined waist and she has narrow hips relative to her waist. She’s a skinny girl with big boobs. Nothing wrong with it. But I wouldn’t classify her as curvy.

        Lastly, saying someone isn’t curvy is not the same as not being accepting of that body type. I accept that she’s a skinny girl with big breasts. Good for her. But curvy she is not.

      • AnnieN says:

        @Uma, that is curvy thanks to something called the corset that many women in her time, including Rita Haywood, Sophia Loren & the ultimate pin-up Bettie Page, all wore. Even modern pin-up Dita Von Teese has admitted that wearing a corset for so long has decreased her natural waist to 16+ inches. So really, the women you are touting as curvy had a lot of help getting there.

      • Zoid says:

        @Grand Poobah: I think the only place we disagree is the definition of curvy. I don’t think of it as having both large boobs and ass/hourglass figure. To me it’s one or the other or both or just having a defined waist with smaller assets.

        And I’m trying to make other accept her body type as curvy, I’m trying to make others just accept her body type as nice. All bodies are nice, that’s all I was trying to say. Uma may not have meant to but she rubbed me the wrong way with some of her comments- They were rude. If she had presented it the way you had there wouldn’t have been an argument, there would have been a nice debate.

    • RHONYC says:

      right on Rachel! i feel the same way you do. since Tyra left the game, i’ve been waiting for the next full-figured, busty model to pick up the torch for us bosomy babes. rock on Kate! ;-)

  26. Alexis says:

    She’s hot in all her squishy glory; squishy in the right places.

    • RHONYC says:

      LMAO! i’m gonna put that on a T-shirt, seriously.

      you’ll recognize me around the city when you see a tall, black chick with giant gazambas squeezed in a tight pink tee that reads ‘SQUISHY GLORY’ in hot pink letters! LOL :-D

  27. Chatcat says:


    I fortunately have a great relationship with my 3 grown sons. So when we are spending the weekends at our shore house, we see lots of girls/women in bathing suits and such, they and their friends all gravitate towards your body type and even fuller figures. They express their thoughts and opinions out loud hanging out at the dinner table, or the deck or even the beach. Not a one seems attracted to stick figures. All these young men are smart, educated, athletic and horn dogs and it’s your body type they get bothered over.

    Don’t pay attention (via any response) to anybody whose disease is talking. Nothing productive will result.

    • hannah says:

      so based on your comment i; a naturally thin woman with small hips and boobs (which society has taught me is terrible based on comments such as this) can expect no well educated, horny athletic man to ever be attracted to me, correct? your critique of thin, small framed women is just as bad as calling KU fat. this is what the writer was trying to say, although in a stupid way. i don’t think she is fat, but i’m annoyed with society telling me men will never like me as i don’t have a big ass or boobs.

  28. Katyusha says:

    Those people are crazy and deluded – Kate is absolutely stunning; every inch of her.

  29. Eleonor says:

    Glad to hear I am a whale, because if Kate Upton is fat I am a whale.
    Ps: she’s got incredible boobs!!!

    • RHONYC says:

      ditto. wtf….’big fat floppy boobs’? HA!

      uh…their call big ol’ D’s ba-by!

      or to quote Danny McBride in Tropic Thunder, “BIG-ASS TITTIES!”

      don’t be a Bitter-Betty ’cause we’re blessed with the mamms that Dr. 90210 charges thousands of dollars to get (shout out to all my C/D cup ladies).

      i’ll take my natural knockers over being cut any day. woop-woop!

      got milk? :-P

      • GrandPoobah says:

        Can I get a woop-woop for my all-natural Gs? They are huge and I love them.

        Rocking the tig ol’ bitties over here!

      • RHONYC says:

        @ GrandPoobah

        woop-woop…go on girl!

        have you seen Panache & Freya’s swimwear line this season? it’s da bomb.

        hey-yooooo! ;-)

      • GrandPoobah says:

        Oh my gosh Rhonyc I had not! And it’s awesome!

  30. Turtle Dove says:

    Here I go. I’m going to say it and don’t hate me for it….. Skinny Gossip has a point.

    Before I start, I will say that I do not think that Kate is fat at all. Needs sit ups for sure (don’t we all), but she has so many physical qualities that are positive, I can understand why she’s popular.

    “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.”

    I have had this happen, so many times. Random people I don’t know and even those that I do criticize my weight. I’m not even underweight..! I just recently had this happen in my work place with my supervisor. I complained because what this woman did was illegal. Needless to say, I don’t have to work with her anymore. I won’t comment any further than that.

    I don’t think that people realize how biting the comments are. They believe that because they are making comments to a thin person that it is somehow okay. On the whole, in regards to the mean thin comments, I think it comes down to female jealousy. Some people ARE naturally thin and I can’t help being this way anymore than someone else can alter their physiology.

    • oh dear says:

      amen to that.
      my comment is awaiting moderation lol but i just posted something similar :)

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      As someone who has struggled with an ED I can tell you that there’s a HUGE difference between saying “you’re too skinny” to a naturally thin person and “you’re too skinny” to an anorexic.

      I can completely see your point that in the former situation that it might get very tiring/offensive to hear.
      But to an anorexic, hearing the words “you’re too skinny” is better than hearing “you’re beautiful”. Contrary to what this woman says, if she truly suffers from an eating disorder, she probably NEVER gets tired of hearing how skinny she is. It only serves to motivate the ED-sufferer further. Even negative comments and negative attention regarding their low weight is encouraging to them, even if they act put-out and irritated at the time.

      Truthfully, I wish we would just STOP the running commentary on women’s bodies (whether thin, fat, curvy etc), period. But alas, that is just wishful thinking.

      • Shelly says:

        I agree with you. I used to have an eating disorder, and the words “you are too skinny” were always music to my ears. The words “you are so skinny you make me sick” were even better. It would just encourage me to keep up my “good” work. Now, at 40, I could stand to lose 20 pounds (for real, this is not my past ED talking), but I honestly am more mentally happy than I ever was back then. I find that skinny gossip site appalling, and I am so glad the internet didn’t exist back when I struggled with my ED.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Shelly-Believe me when I tell you I know ALL too well exactly what you went through.
        When I start to freak I just remind myself of how miserable I was. It’s such a dark place to be with the only source of happiness coming from what the scale reads. I’m happy to hear that you’re in recovery.

    • Rhea says:

      I think commenting on other people’s weight is simply unacceptable. Too skinny, too fat, need a lot of exercises, need a bit exercise, need to eat more, need to eat less…. UUUGGGHHH!!! As long as they are healthy, what’s the problem?

      I’ve been super skinny for my whole life until after pregnant with my first child so I understand @Turtle Dove, usually I just laughed it off and try not taking the comments seriously. I know I’m perfectly healthy. ;)

      And I certainly not gonna criticized someone for not doing an exercise to make their body more toned or chiseled or whatever. Their body, their business. Again, if they are happy and healthy, that’s all that matters.

  31. Uma says:

    Ok she is NOT fat!!! OMG!! People are fucking idiots! BUT she doesn’t have a shapely body, no waist line and no hips! She isn’t curvy! Little teen age boys might think she’s hot bc she has massive breasts, but real men do NOT like a shapeless torso and flat hips, I mean that is what differentiates a woman’s body from a man’s body! The curved shapely waist and round hips! She has a very cute face and for being so young she boobs should be very perky! She is very skinny and to call her fat is quite absurd! Her body isn’t well proportioned…THAT IS ALL! NO FAT HERE! SORRY HATER!

    • Dawn says:

      I fail to see how you can think it insulting that people call Kate fat, and then in the very next sentence pick her apart for her “shapeless” torso, “flat” hips, lack of “perky” breasts, and then conclude that her “body isn’t well proportioned. This is the exact thing that these pro-ana women are doing, just from the other side.

      As a female with a similar shape (except with perky breasts, maybe I meet your approval, then?), I can tell you that comments stating that “real” women have the curves that “real” men like are enormously insulting, seeing as how both myself and my suitors consider ourselves to be firmly ensconced within reality. Your comments smack of the same kind of jealousy and bitterness that these pro-ana women have, can be just as damaging, and are really something you should take a good, hard look at. Maybe you have some issues of your own you need to work on before you open your yap about other women.

      • Uma says:

        Sorry my comment offended you! Isn’t this about speaking YOUR mind and saying what your thoughts are about the subject? People bash people like Rihanna and that Kim k person all the time here, and I think they are speaking their mind, so I guess they are haters and bitter. Settle down lady. I simply was stating the truth, by saying Kate is far from fat, and she is in fact a skinny girl. I’m Bi and I have a lot of male friends and our taste in women are pretty similar. We like shapely women with an hour glass figure, and speaking MY mind I was saying Kate doesn’t fit in that category! I’m essentially stating the obvious, she obviously doesn’t have a shapely torso and she clearly doesn’t have hips! NOW, if I were to call her fat, THAT would be a lie and therefore means I’m jealous and bitter! GIVE ME A BREAK! Stating the obvious makes be bitter and jealous? And like I said I think she is a very cute girl and thats that.

    • Mimi says:

      Hey Uma, pound for pound I’m built almost exactly like Kate Upton, even down to her measurements. Yeah, I don’t have a waist, and I can look a bit “thick” if I don’t dress properly, but guess what? That’s my body type, and no amount of diet or exercise is ever going to change that. I took me a long time to accept my body for the beautiful vehicle that it is, and come to think about it, there are more than a few “real men” who have appreciated it to. Listen to yourself; you’re criticizing someone for what they were born with, and that is pretty f-cking idiotic IMO. :)

    • deehunny says:

      Uma, I’m with you, don’t jump all over her,– you are 100% entitled to your opinion. My body is very similar to Jessica Simpson’s (before her baby weight, and she still looks good with it IMO). I’ve always been told I have a nice body by most men but everyone prefers something different. Like, I don’t have enough butt, or my legs are too skinny blah blah blah. Everyone has a different ideal of the perfect bod. Is Kate fat, NO, can she have improvement in certain areas YES– but that’s only because she’s not a cyborg and ::gasp:: a real person.

  32. Shelly says:

    That website is insane. Kate is gorgeous. Her body is gorgeous. Fat and squishy does not even come close to describing her. She is thin but not bony. I honestly couldn’t believe the level of hatred spewed on that site.

  33. Toot says:

    “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.” And that’s really all we need to hear from that crazy woman, okay—-

    I wouldn’t call her crazy for that statement because it’s true and does happen. I’m skinny and and it’s happened to me.

    • TQB says:

      I call her crazy because two wrongs do not make a right. It’s not OK to tell someone they are too skinny, but the fact that this happens doesn’t justify turning around and telling someone else they are too fat. Geesh, this is kindergarten-level learning here, people.

  34. becky says:

    That double standard comment isn’t crazy at all. My friends are always embarrassing me in restaurants telling me that I’m too thin (even though I eat tons of food), and I’m not starving skinny or anything. If I came in and said to one of them to go easy on dessert cuz they’re a ten or twenty pounds overweight (i would never btw), it would be SO rude. Body snarking seems perfectly acceptable towards skinny girls. And it makes me feel like shit. Especially because I do eat very well.Now, Kate Upton is the cutest. i bet her soft and shapely body is every man’s ideal.

  35. some bitch says:

    I read that Skinny Gossip entry and was totally disgusted by the comments not only made by the author but by forum members as well. Nothing better than a bunch of self-loathing people get together and pick on somebody who clearly challenges their narrow, convoluted idea of “beauty”.

    Kate Upton is smokin’ hot and her figure is great. Models with, you know, actual body fat look better than skeletons any day of the week. Besides, if she’s 5’10″ and 125 and they’re freaking out so much, I’d hate to say what they think of somebody who stands at 5’10″ and currently weighs 185 but at one point weighed 265. Women who trash talk other women for being “fat” sometimes make it really hard to go work out at the gym.

  36. bored says:

    Kate Upton is incredibly hot. The end.

  37. Ming says:

    Pro ano-people sound like they simultaneously have superiority- and inferiority complexes.

    “With the low carb spoon of justice, I will smash your fat bellies !”

  38. jc126 says:

    I wouldn’t even give these “skinny” lunatics any attention at all any more than I would engage a ranting and raving drunk on the train. Attention is what they want, responding to them just gives them attention.

    • Ming says:

      The right form of giving them attention, would be flooding their houses with vanilla pudding.

  39. AnnieN says:

    I will defend her up and down because I am shaped very much like her. Maybe if I removed some ribs and got some butt injections I would fit the ideal that some people right here posted with their “no waist, no hips” comments. But that would send the wrong message to my child and other girls I know, especially when I try to teach them to love their body no matter what shape. Not everyone has an hourglass figure and putting people down as less womanly for it makes you no better than these ana-lovers.

    • Kim says:

      Most white girls are shaped like her so I understand. And there is nothing wrong with that! You cant chang the way God shaped you! Well unless youre kim k and stripppers/video hoe lol

  40. Mew says:

    She’s neither anything close to anorectic, nor anything close to lardy. Ridiculous, whole thing.

  41. Samigirl says:

    I think she’s sexy and I echo the sentiment of wanting to be as fat and lardy as she. Seriously, her breasts are amazing. If she didn’t seem so likable, I’d be jealous.

  42. nina says:

    Honestly, I think this girl and her team know how to make headlines and how to play to both men and women. She does pretty crude modeling shoots for men’s mags and commercials(deep throating popsicles and cheeseburgers). And She’s done very well positioning herself as being mean girled by the industry so far,and women come to her defense. I think she’s effing brilliant – most SI covergirls only get about one week of headlines, and she’s managed to stretch it out significantly.

    Go get yours, girl!

  43. Sarah says:

    I hate that I gave Skinny Gossip more traffic, but when this story broke on Jezebel I went on it to see how bad that writer was.


    It is scary over there. She talks about how hot are “xylophones” (which apparently is when you can see a woman’s ribs poking out through her chest, not her collarbone), and how a diet she tries consists of only alcohol, diet coke and baby food. Baby food people. She used to have “starving tips of the day” but got rid of that evidence when the controversy started up.

    And Kate Upton isn’t the only girl that disgusts her. Emma Watson is apparently too fat for her among MANY others and she posts pictures of models and asks if they can tell if they ate too much that week or not. The models that she finds perfect are sickly and well under 100 pounds. Oh, and any woman with short hair wants to be a boy, not a woman according to her. But none of this is the scariest thing about the site. The scariest thing is how many people on there that agree with her 100%.

  44. Mis4Modesty says:

    i may be in the very small minority, but can someone pls buy that girl a bra?

    • Zoid says:

      Agreed. That’s the only thing I dislike about her photos: Her boobs falling out all over the place. They’re big but please, please find them a top that fits! Her shoot with Sports Illustrated where they were sagging off to the sides looked awful. The header photo looks good though

  45. Jaded says:

    That website and all similar ones should be shut down.
    My hatred of these pro-ana idiots and the attention they receive is justified as my sister died of anorexia and bulemia. I realize they’re all just f*cked up and need therapy, but all the same it breaks my heart when I remember what a beautiful woman my sister was before she got sick.

    • AnnieN says:

      Sad part is men can have issues too. My BIL was a fat kid growing up and him & wifey were always dieting. He is always finding the next big diet (currently pills & booze). My niece is pretty much anorexic and she’s been to multiple specialists over the issue since about age 5. And they wonder where she gets it from. The whole thing is sickening.

    • RHONYC says:

      k folks…let’s call this what it is:

      straight up jelly broads who have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming a model (no matter how thin they get, sorry)…no less a Sport Illustrated covergirl! whilst this juicy darling…in all her ‘gushingness’ landed the c-o-v-e-r.

      u gals don’t choke on that haterade too much, i know i burns coming up. Sssss ;-)

  46. faye says:

    So was the author actually pro-ana or just a jealous skinny bitch?

    I dont think Kate is anything special personally. I think Kelly Brook is way prettier and has a nicer face.

  47. JB says:

    She is gorgeous and her body is incredible. End of story.

  48. Anne says:

    well, of course kate isn’t fat, but by the fashion industry standards (the site skinny gossip mainly seems to discuss high fashion models) she probably is.
    And if you look at these pics, you can see that kate isn’t as skinny as in the heavily photoshopped editorials she’s in: http://www.943thex.com/files/wnfz/uploads/kate.jpg
    Still not fat by any means, but once again, if we view this from the high fashion angle skinny gossip is aiming from, this would indeed be considered fat.
    Now, I don’t approve of fat-shaming OR skinny-shaming, and I also don’t agree with skinny gossip’s way of condoning weight loss(the starving tips of the day section is questionable), but I think people are entitled to their opinions, who gives a *&@# anyway? If I were Kate Upton, I’d laugh at them and be happy with my success, this is some good publicity for her, no?

  49. Rux says:

    I thought Gwenyth only had the GOOP website now she has Skinny Gossip, too? What an overachiver and undereater.

  50. melissa says:

    whoever skinny girl is, she sounds like an idiot.

  51. Cam S says:

    I know I’m getting old when I had no idea there were websites dedicated to glamorizing anorexia!
    As a Latin woman, this type of thing wasn’t really discussed in our household. We all just embraced our womanly bodies.
    Can’t believe this poor girl has to defend herself. She looks healthy to me. Skinny is a bad word imo

  52. Vee says:

    More Kate Upton like models please. She’s lovely and has a healthy, normal body.

  53. katscotb says:

    people gotta stop with the body bashing! it’s NEVER ok to just tell someone they are “too skinny” or “too fat” in public..I’m so fed up with it You don’t know why that person is at that weight. There are MANY reasons people are skinny or plump — many of which have nothing to do with starving themselves or eating too much. ugh so over this body hate women have for each other!

  54. Kim says:

    There is a big difference between being thin or fat and in or out of shape. You can be thin or bigger and in shape. Kate isnt in shape. She isnt toned at all. That is the criticsm of her. Not that she is fat by any means but that she isnt toned/healthy looking. Her breasts are a big key that she doesnt work out – they are floppy and not firm as they should be on a girl her age who hasnt had kids. This indicates she doesnt work out but is this shape by nature and that isnt always attractive to just be thin by nature.

    A toned body be it size 2 or 10 always looks more healthy.

    • Pamela says:

      “Her breasts are a big key that she doesnt work out – they are floppy and not firm as they should be on a girl her age who hasnt had kids.”

      So if she was working out her breasts would be “firm”? Really? I can assure you, there are some exercises that will firm the muscles UNDER the breast…but breasts themselves are not muscles. They do not get firmer with exercise.

    • homer says:

      You really shouldn’t spout off about things you don’t understand. I get that people are brainwashed by media images but large, natural breasts are not going to look like implants. They hang – it’s basic physics. A naturally curvy, slim body like Kate’s is an awesome spectacle. One can buy implants or work out a lot but being born with great curves is unusual, that’s why people go gaga over the few natural born bodies of this type.

  55. Stacy Dresden says:

    The author of that crazy blog is clearly suffering from body dysmorphic disorder herself and likely other disorders. She needs help. To each her/his own tastes, but Kate Upton appears to be incredibly sexy, beautiful and healthy and millions of people can see that!

  56. mar says:

    There is a sick culture out there of people that think being borderline anorexic is chic. They think because they have more reservations on eating certain foods, it means they are “better” then regular people.

    Too bad Vogue and many other magazines have put those images out there in the magazine spreads. That is where all of this came from.

  57. S says:

    Kate isn’t fat, duh–but she really doesn’t have the nicely photoshopped hourglass they gave her. She really is shaped like a brick. But being mean about it, saying that even, is unacceptable, just as the stupid “Skinny” author’s point of “well I get told off all the time for being skinny” is unacceptable. Stop trashing eachother for our prospective weights. Who cares. Be healthy, be happy, live life. Love. <3

    • Dahlia1947 says:

      yep that’ right. in shots from the the stooges, her waist and hips look like they are the same in measurement. That’s where the brick look comes in.

  58. Billie P. says:

    She is gorgeous!!!! If she is fat, then I’m obese.. Seriously, people should leave her alone ! They obviously have nothing else to do

  59. Dani says:

    She’s not fat, but she literally has no waist, like there’s no difference throughout her entire torso. Forget her body for a sec because it’s actually not that bad, but her FACE. Why does she look 25+ when she’s barely out of high school??

  60. IzzyB says:

    I had an eating disorder for 8 years and yet I never felt the need to project my self hatred onto anyone else, although the morbidly obese (280lbs+) did gross me out slightly, I can’t lie.

    Pro-ana sites disgust me and this is someone who is 5’1″ and was once 65lbs.

    Kate is gorgeous. I’m still gaining weight and I wish one day I could look as good as that. I’ll settle for just the boobs though.

  61. Jaime says:

    Kate’s hot. Whatever anorexic psychopath.

  62. mel says:

    I was naturally really thin in my 20s and now I’m about 25 pounds heavier…looking at pics I think I look a LOT better now than when I was super thin. Kate is gorgeous!!! I think she looks like a woman and not a starving 20 year old..my husband far prefers that look as well. I feel so sorry for girls who think rail thin is attractive.

  63. Holden says:

    Kate Upton puts me in heat, so glad she is blowing up this year to the chagrin of the fashion industry which has been telling us anorexic is the only beautiful body image.

  64. Luffy says:

    I don’t think she’s fat, but she’s definately not toned. You can tell that from her non magazine pictures. And I have to agree about the no waist thing. I find her to be rather oddly shaped for a swim suit model. She’s not my ideal, but why blast her that way. Because shes not perfect she deserves to be unsuccessful?

  65. Anahata says:

    She is gorgeous. You can practically hear those skinny malnourished bitches just SEETHING with jealousy. Oh well, woulda been nice to A. Relax and enjoy your life in a hot, healthy body B. be able to have kids someday (those starving women forfeit that ability for the most part) and C. Not end up having to use a walker at 30 because of the rampant osteoporosis you’ve brought upon yourselves by not eating. Sucks for you. (oh and your hair is dull and thin and your breath stinks. Ew is right!!)

  66. Dahlia1947 says:

    I think what they mean is that she’s pillowy. She’s not toned and she has a bit of a muffin top. Girl doesn’t workout.

  67. blah says:

    I posted some denigrating internet sleuthing about skinny gossip but decided to erase it when I realized the author of that blog has serious psychological issues about body image, and that I’m not helping. I’m just going to let this pass and hope she as well as the other posters on that forum overly obsessed with their weight get the help they need.

  68. Katija says:

    Please don’t take this in a, “Well, me and my MODEL’S BODY NEED TO CONTRIBUTE…” but I’m extremely close in size to Kate… after being formally overweight and really, really, REALLY working for it.

    And this story really hurt my feelings.

    • deehunny says:

      :( don’t be sad :(

      this may sound strange, but the fact that you were hurt hurts my feelings in return. If you read most of the comments, like 98% think Kate is super hot, so if your body looks like that, you have nothing to worry about :)

    • RHONYC says:

      congrats on your hard work…being healthy & treating your body well is of the utmost importance :-D

      don’t be hurt darling, ’cause volupt boobs rule!

      the wire hangers have got their idols: Giselle, Kate, Naomi, Twiggy etc.

      & we’ve got ours: Rita, Marilyn, Raquel, Sophia, Pam, ScarJo, KATE etc…

      so, shake ‘em sister! ;-)

  69. blondie10101 says:

    I like her, she reminds me of Marilyn Monroe because she’s this gorgeous curvy blonde. Anorexia is disgusting and there’s a difference between skinny or thin and anorexic. Skinny people have just as much a right to love their bodies as curvy girls, but anorexic people need help and we shouldn’t worship them or any of these other waifs in fashion.

  70. Crazy88 says:

    Ok, I’m not going to enter in the whole “she’s fat” “she’s thin” debate, but don’t we all know that they photoshop the hell out of this pictures in magazines? Just saying

  71. Ms. Candy says:

    Where is she fat at??? Skinny Girl need to have several seats down…

  72. Bobby sue says:

    Kate is GORGEOUS. I would do anything for her youth, her height, her boobs and her devil-may-care attitude.

    Those super skinny (either from self-imposed starvation or genes) women are high on their horse because it’s the one thing they can extol to others if they have no other discernible intelligence, creativity, likability, beauty, or sex appeal. “I’m skinny! SO, THERE!”

  73. Lisa says:

    As whacked out as that website is at the best of times, she isn’t someone who looks fit. She’s lardy in the sense that she doesn’t really have any muscle definition to speak of.

    • Nina says:

      See, this makes me mad. The measurements, the weight listed .. those are lies. There is no possible way she is 125 lbs. and there is no possible way her waist is 25 inches. She has a wonderful, healthy body. Why does she need to lie about her measurements? Claiming to be smaller than you are is harmful to young girls, too. If they look at her as an example of health but are told she weighs 125 lbs with a 25″ waist, those are the measurements they will associate with ‘health’.

      EDIT: I have no idea why this posted here. I was replying to a different comment! Sorry!

      • Lisa says:

        You read my mind! I just posted about this to someone else. Her stats are skewed, and what’s disturbing is that they’ve been skewed to reflect an underweight body. You’d read it and expect someone thinner — which is what I think these girls are reacting to. I’m not calling her fat, but if they’re expecting us to believe she’s got close to a technically anorexic BMI (17.5 vs her 17.9)… yeah right.

  74. bettyrose says:

    Did Kaiser say Kate “looks fine”? I assume that’s an ironic understatement.

  75. yankeedandy says:

    Went to the Skinny Girl website and was horrified. The best I can figure is that the anonymous blogger has a bizzare complex about being skinny but yet she “adores” being thin…she won’t post a picture of herself because she claims to have a “real” job…all the while the rest of us have fake jobs that earn fake money. Just more proof that in cyberland people will say anything no matter how snarky or absurd when they can remain anonymous. I’d love for her to crawl out of the woodwork and show her face…and on my best day I’d absolutely love to be “Kate Upton fat”

  76. A says:

    Fucking hell, Kate Upton is not the least bit fat. She’s got a banging body. For all the people bitching about toned versus not being toned, here is a fact. Some people just have different body types and so they don’t have as visible muscle definition as others might. I’m a thin girl who runs 3 miles 3 times a week and who does yoga 5 times a week. Nothing jiggles except the boobs, but I don’t have that hard look to my body. I don’t know, I never got the big deal about being muscular looking anyway. Maybe it’s a cultural thing (I’m mixed), but not everyone wants to look like an athlete. Some people just want to be healthy.

    Here is another thing that drives me nuts. No way is that girl 5’10 and 125 pounds. Maybe Candice Swanepol (?) is, but not Adriana Lima or Kate Upton. If I remember correctly, Gisele Bundchen once stated that she weighed 130 pounds. There is no way Gisele weighs more than Kate Upton. They shouldn’t lie about stuff like that, it just perpetuates this myth that women must be a certain weight. Yes, people carry weight differently, but to have those kind of boobs and that body I have a hard time buying that she is 125. I could buy she’s 135, or even 140. There’s nothing wrong with being that weight, but by lying she makes it seems like there is something wrong. It seems like every celeb feels like they have to lie and say they weigh between 100 and 130 pounds or that they never wear bigger than a size four.

    Anyway, this Skinny blog bitch is a fucking nutter. As someone who is 5’11, weighs around 135 pounds, and has been called a bean pole, too skinny, twiggy, etc. and has had two doctors tell me that I’m healthy but slightly underweight…Well, I’ve never been called anything close to fat. In fact, I’ve always been told I’m too skinny. And apparently she’s telling girls who are my height and weight that they need to lose 20 pounds? Jesus.

    Okay, sorry for the epic rant. But this just got me so upset.

    • Kim says:

      She isnt toned. Yes there are many different body types but its obvious to tell on ALL body types if someone works out/is toned or not.

      One doesnt have to have huge muscles or even an athletes body to be firm/toned.

      No she isnt fat by any means but i get the she isnt toned comments because she isnt.

      • bettyrose says:

        Hey – she’s young and genetically blessed, so she hasn’t jumped on the weight training bandwagon yet. Give her a couple of years. I certainly didn’t look like that at 19, but I didn’t really have to actively watch my weight until after 30, which is when I joined a gym.

  77. RJ says:

    Not that it even matters, but I think she looks great. The writer does have a point about ignorant people telling thin people to “eat a sandwich” and other such concern troll comments….however, what she said was incredibly rude and frankly misogynistic (perhaps she’s heard a of a little thing called the force of gravity? it ensures that women with natural boobs hang a bit lower than women with small or fake ones…shocker, I know!!!) and frankly had nothing to do with somehow showing that skinny girls have it bad too. How exactly is ragging on a non-skinny woman supposed to show that body-policing is bad? Fail. I agree that people should mind their own business when it comes to others’ bodies, but skinny women do NOT have it worse (and I am one of them).

  78. David says:

    while I do agree she has a boxy torso (its obvious look at her runway pics) and her personality just screams “im a blonde bimbo” the fat remarks was a bit much.

    Needless to say I visited that site, and I think out of all the commenters combined they managed to reach an IQ of 20. I mean, it’s really sad when you can simply read a single comment then conclude that person isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

    Oddly enough every single one of the comments on that site were from women..But yet men still continue getting ALL of the blame for womens body issues? give me a break, its not men..It’s women trashing other women. No straight guy will say they do not want to boink Kate.

    In the end, those idiots on that site..I would really LOVE to see what they look like..

  79. twoblues says:

    In my dreams, I’m “fat” like her. She looks perfect to me.

  80. Krock says:

    I no longer want to live on this planet.

  81. crumbcake says:

    After seeing a story about this particular “pro-ana” website slamming Kate Upton as fat, I went to check it out. The main blogger claims that she only supports healthy eating habits. . . . but then I looked in her entries about her baby food diet. I saw three days entries of her total calorie counts, and they were all well under 400 calories per day (one was around 265 calories). Sorry, lady–that is NOT “healthy”. Pretty much confirmed that the person who runs the site is full of it. In my opinion, the site is definitely pro-ana, whether the leader there wants to admit it or not. I think of my days where I struggled with an eating disorder, and it just makes me sick and disgusted for all the young women who are logging on and getting reinforcement for starving themselves.

    • Shannon says:

      She only added that part about supporting healthy eating habits after a writer at Salon called her out for some of the most heinous things she said, which have of course been removed. A few examples: “Pay close attention to other girl’s bodies. Pick them apart – try to find faults even with the best bodies. Then apply these high standards to yourself,” and “Thinspo is your best friend. You think you’ve lost weight? Check out some fashion models or skinny celebrities online and you’ll realize that you can probably do better.” Also: “When in restaurants, ONLY order off the appetizer menu, and ONLY eat half of it.”

  82. sup says:

    umm she has a thin waist, no belly, no second chin. are her critics blind? that is not the definition of a fat person. fat=extra fat. she only has fat in the right places, but none on the abdomen area which would classify a person as being overweight.

  83. Jaxx says:

    I wish I was fat and lardy just like her!

    I think she has a gorgeous figure. Yes, she looks soft, not muscle bound and gristly like Madonna. And let me tell you one thing for sure: Men would rather sink into some softness than a rack of bones anyday.

  84. NicoleAM says:

    First off Kate is not in the least fat. (I’m still drooling over her t*ts!) But honestly, I don’t see what people are getting that upset over. Women very often say horribly cruel things about one another. I’ve visited this site many times in the past where I’ve seen posters slam countless celebs bodies from Keira Knightley to ScarJo. Pro-ana wackos are not the prob; the prob are all the rest of us.

  85. Penguin says:

    @ bobby sue – are you referring to what I’ve posted on this website in the past about my troubles with alcohol?.

  86. jamie says:

    no woman would ever call her fat ,must have been and old fat ,balding man lol if shes fat ,theres no hope for me ! sheshhhhhh

  87. Jdao says:

    People are crazy – she’s perfect!

  88. alison8701 says:

    Obviously she’s not fat although I will say I agree with the skinny lady thing when she was like people have no problem telling a person they’re too skinny and need to eat in front of everyone. That has never happened to me (and never will) but one of my friends is so super skinny, and people make that comment to her all the time– except she used to suffer from bulimia and anorexia and had recently gotten really sick and was in the hospital so she lost a lot of weight. So I agree that the “eat a cheeseburger” comments should probably stop because you don’t know someone’s life.

  89. Amber says:

    She is beautiful. Men like women to look soft and healthy, not bony and starving. This is why she made the cover of GQ, and some dying runway model didn’t.

  90. Caz1310 says:

    Wow. I am really out of the loop. I thought “pro-Ana” refers to people choosing who should be Ana in the 50 Shades of Grey movie :)

  91. Shannon says:

    Seriously, if this isn’t enough proof that starving yourself makes you an unbearable bitch, I don’t know what is. I hope these deluded, hateful girls (I won’t call them women) get help for their disorders and stop attacking perfectly healthy women to assuage their insecurities. It’s sad when people have anorexia – but when they justify it through tearing down people who are healthy, my sympathy disappears.

  92. poof says:

    Sucess is the best revenge Ms Upton. Enjoy it and tone out all the hateful people.

  93. Lurkeelee says:

    These pics are very photoshopped. There are pics of her out there looking like a 40 year old overweight spongebob squarepants. Some people say she reminds them of Anna Nicole Smith, but that is insulting to ANS who had a truly beautiful face. TMZ had Kate compared to Joanna Krupa. There was no comparison as Joanna blew her away. This girl Kate Upton is flavor of the month. She is average mall girl with large cans. She will be a has been soon.

  94. palermo says:

    She’s not at all overweight however she doesn’t have a very small waist and the bikinis they usually have her in are way too tiny on the bottom which just accentuates that

  95. Trashaddict says:

    Fat, Skinny, WTF. Let’s analyze this to death. Let’s talk about whether her earlobes are OK. Her bellybutton. Her fingernails. Her neck. Her nostrils. It reminds me of a Barbra Streisand line, I think it was in “On a Clear Day You can See Forever”. Her boyfriend asks her if she has exactly the right dress for dinner with his boss and she, clearly fed up, says something along the lines of “it’s not too flashy, it’s not too demure, it’s not too long, it’s not too short, IT’S TRANSPARENT!!!”.

  96. Carode says:

    Jesus Christ, if she isn’t getting blasted for being fat, she is being called trashy and a slut. I hate the fact that women are so critical of other women, if she’s pretty she’s either a slut or a home wrecker; if she is smart, she is frumpy and ugly. Let someone have it all for once, I’m not saying she is going to cure cancer but I can guarantee that no one posting comments here knows her. She is beautiful who cares if she’s had sex with 0 or 100 men, it is her life and frankly none of anyone’s business.

  97. carlino altoviti says:

    Kate Upton is a very nice girl, believe me.

  98. AfroSappho says:

    I really wish she would wear better fitting bathing suits. The ill fitting bikinis make her beautiful, curvy body look cheap and trashy.

    Class it up, Kate.

  99. sup says:

    by the way there is no need for reacting to the pro ana sites. i have suffered from anorexia nervosa myself and can pretty much confirm it’s a mental illness. anybody who looks healthy/normal will appear like an obese cow to the patient. i hope those people get the treatment they need, before it’s too late.

    • MST says:

      My ex worked with women (and men) with eating disorders and they are sick people who need help. One girl with bulimic was so anxious to purge that she stuck a tampon down her throat and nearly choked to death.

      I never liked George Carlin because he made fun of anorexics. It’s a real illness, and starving yourself is a horrible way to die. And it’s not funny. Ever.

      Best wishes to you, sup.

  100. ViloDeMenus says:

    Kate’s a 19 year old, of course she looks beautiful, she’s in the prime of her youth and beauty. Anyone who sees her as over weight has serious issues with body image. Another thing, if someone approaches you saying “you need to eat something” randomly, you don’t look healthy. They aren’t insulting you, it’s just that you look ill and underfed. Someone has a problem but it sure isn’t Kate Upton!

  101. Ginger says:

    I agree she should enjoy her body while she’s still young! And she should be having fun as well…as for modeling…all people have their short comings and it’s the photographer’s job to paint the model in the best possible light. I for one am happy to see Kate as a different body type than the standard issue model. I prefer curves over straight and flat personally. To each their own…

  102. Lol says:

    That same blogger called out TWELVE year old Elle Fanning for “stuffing her face with pizza in public” TWELVE YEARS OLD! http://www.skinnygossip.com/elle-fanning-stuffing-her-face-with-pizza/#more-1704

  103. BROOKE says:

    I would love to be “fat” like that! I think she looks great!

  104. Laura says:

    I’ve heard so much of this “Kate Upton is fat” bull. I would much rather look like Kate than one of those emaciated super models with no boobs and jutting hip bones.