I read a news story about the gossip blogger who calls herself Skinny Gurl trashing Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton for being "a little piggie".
The blog titled, "Kate Upton Is Well-Marbled" was a hard article for me to read. It made me so upset and I felt as if I were being bullied. I can't imagine how Kate Upton felt when she caught wind of it. I hope she's one of those celebrities that doesn't read gossip about themselves, but how is that possible?
In the Skinny Gossip blog Skinny Gurl compares Kate Upton to a cow and a squishy brick. Also saying, "Fashion is supposed to be aspirational – and the kind of people who aspire to look like this shop for clothes at Wal-Mart."
I think Kate Upton is beautiful and I for one am happy to see sexy shapely women gracing the cover of magazines. Maybe I'm just saying that because it's easier for me to relate to a woman with "assets" than a stick figure. Ooh, is that as bad as Skinny Gurl calling Kate Upton a brick? Perhaps.
I have never been a skinny girl. I never wanted to be. I was always pretty happy that God blessed me with an hour glass figure. Even at my thinnest when I was 25 I never thought of myself as skinny, nor did I think of myself as fat. This woman would've considered me, at 5'5" 127lbs and a size 4, a cow! Now she'd think I'm completely disgusting. And maybe my figure does now resemble a squishy brick more than an hour glass, but I've earned it over the last couple of years and i have my 8 month old to show for it.
I was curious about what this Skinny Gurl looks like. In order to remain anonymous she doesn't have any pictures of herself on her website skinnygossip.com, but she does have an about me section where she tells us that she is 5'7" tall and strives to maintain 100lbs. To me that's disgusting.
I first visited her website on Friday, when I returned to it today she had made some changes. She has removed the "Starving Tip of the Day" and some other things that make it appear as if she promotes anorexia. The way she praises anorexic models it's hard to deny that she is not preventing self-harm.
She has posted a special link which includes her views on self-harm. In it she makes a good point that "normal" or "average" women don't think twice about making rude comments about skinny women, usually when they are within earshot. The media is critical of celebrities when they drop too much weight like Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, and others. However, this Skinny Gurl is wrong when she says that people wouldn't do this to overweight people.
What are your thoughts?