Kate Upton is in the center of weighty issue. The model is known for her hot body, but a blogger who acknowledges preferring the “skinny aesthetic” has likened the curvy swimsuit model to a cow and a pig. In a June 10 post on the website “Skinny Gurl,” the unnamed female blogger wrote: “Did you know that humans are 80% genetically identical to cows? Well, allow me to prove it to you… .” That line was followed by an unflattering photo of the back of Upton’s lingerie-clad body on the runway.
The blogger wrote that Upton was “confidently lumbering up the runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it,” and also called her a “little piggie” with “huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition … .” But the tables have been turned on the blogger. In a July 8 post, she wrote that she has been deluged with angry emails and threatened with rape and death. The fashion world is also rallying around Ms. Upton.