Kate Upton Gives ‘Skinny’ Haters Who Called Her Fat Something to Chew On (VIDEO)

kate hamburgerI'm so happy to hear that Kate Upton apparently responded to the recent, ridiculous criticism of her weight. ("Pro-skinny" websites called Upton "fat" and "squishy" with "floppy boobs" and "huge" thighs.) Considering the way other starlets have handled similar flack (by going mysteriously M.I.A. for a month or two and returning suddenly svelte), I'm happy that she responded at all, but I'm especially happy about the way she handled the haters:

"I'm not going to starve just to be thin," Upton reportedly said. "I want to enjoy life and I can't if I'm not eating and miserable."

Good for you, Kate! And good for girls in general. Make no mistake: Upton's simple, blunt reply is actually way more meaningful than you might think ...

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Because Upton didn't defend her curves by issuing some sanitized, nutritionally-correct statement about how even though she's not a stick figure, she's still committed to (insert latest celeb diet/exercise fad here). She didn't stoop to somehow apologizing for -- gasp! -- wanting to actually ENJOY LIFE.

And that's a big deal. Why? Well, what most people don't realize is that eating disorders are about more than just being thin. Girls aren't making themselves sick simply to look good in a pair of skinny jeans. Eating disorders are about perfection. They're about control. If Kate Upton had responded to the body-bashing with a sermon attributing her voluptuous figure to macrobiotics or a strict vegan regime or weekly juice fasts, she would've been validating that same obsessive-compulsive drive to be superhuman. To be Gwyneth Paltrow. (Sorry to beat a dead horse here, but y'know?)

Instead, Upton was like, "Yeah, so I like to eat. What of it?"

There you go, pro-skinny haters. Chew on that!

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