|The offending physique. Ugh, tell "Jabba" to get back to Tatooine!|
Skinny Gossip is a pro-skinny site for people who are either blessed enough to be rail-thin naturally, or push themselves to extremes to be so. They recently did a feature on Kate Upton that was hideously cruel, insensitive, and indicative of an alarming level of hypocrisy when it comes to weight in the western world. After all, the majority of people walking around are not skinny. In America there's absolutely an obesity epidemic and while I don't condone unhealthy living, and have at times looked at obese people with wonder, I'm certainly not callous and mean-spirited enough to target a perfectly lovely 19 year old girl in an article.
Kate Upton has put on some weight. She's not obese by any means, but she's curvier than most in the modeling world. Obesity is certainly an issue and not one society need accept as normal, but the writer of said article can rest easy: Upton's probably already being shamed into whittling herself down to an unnatural weight for her height. There's no reason to spit such vitriol, to be so resentful of another's weight gain. If the writer of the article is fortunate enough to enjoy a naturally skinny figure, she ought to concentrate less on attacking other women and more on counting her blessings. It's not viable for most women to be that thin. Some have thyroid disorders, others have larger frames. Still others have issues in life more important than striving for anorexic proportions. And (gasp!) there are even more who concentrate on maintaining a healthy weight for their height without trying to look like Jack Skellington.
If these Skinny Bigots want to maintain that only underweight people belong in the fashion world, that's fine. But don't make out like perfectly normal and attractive people are disgusting gluttons outside of it. The focus was Kate Upton's weight and while she does work in fashion, the article's insinuation for the rest of womankind is sick.