The Hypocrisy of Kate Upton

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As a female, empowerment can be a dangerous tool. How women in the entertainment industry manage empowerment sometimes invites critique. In a recent interview, Upton complained about the results of her Sports Illustrated cover and stated most men she met were married or engaged and she felt like she was being used. Upton can join the slew of women who have endured the same. Her hypocrisy can be summed up in her own words: “After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month.” But not so terrible to turn around and do another, apparently.

Upton has been seen in oodles of scantily clad outfits emblazoned on high-fashion magazines like Vogue, GQ (remember the Popsicle?) and of course Sports Illustrated. It is baffling that she says she feels terrible about being a sex symbol. It seems contradictory of the model to start feeling bad, especially after her infamous Carl’s Jr. commercial.

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In a 2012 edition of GQ, Kate appears quite not-“terrible”

















She has thrived in an industry that signifies the mantra of “sex sells,” which is why the hypocrisy of her statements almost seems suffocating. We highly doubt the voluptuous beauty would be ignored as a librarian, but nevertheless she chose a field that highlights and displays her greatest physical assets to the world. There is such a thing as owning it, instead of embarrassingly admitting she feels bad about a cover, only to turn around and do another, then star in commercials and ads that focus on the same essence of what she displayed on the SI cover and beyond.

Ironically, Upton is also in production for the movie ‘The Other Woman,” which focuses on a girlfriend and wife teaming up to seek revenge against a cheating husband. Upton has every right to display her distaste for married men hitting on her, but where the irony overwhelms is her inability to see herself as she really is: a sex symbol who flashes a lot of skin, a sexy smile and artfully disarrayed hair.

If Upton wants to show her worth, she should not give interviews where she tears down the fabric of her own creation.  Tully Corcoran over at Fox Sports stated it best:

“This is all a little like a standup comic complaining that the laughter is too loud while simultaneously obsessing over the one person in the room with their arms crossed. The trouble for someone in Upton’s position isn’t that she’s wrong, it’s that the audience she’s speaking to only knows her as the girl in the pictures or the girl who . . . makes out with a patty melt.”

The best advice that can be given to someone who dominates a field that thrives on image, appearances and sexiness? Own it. Make no apologies for it, and stop playing the victim. It is hypocritical and confusing to those who have seen the endless amount of pictures of a barely-there outfit on the model. Upton makes her bank from the pictures she poses for and shares. There is no foul or harm in it. The only embarrassment and slight lunacy is acting like the world should immediately dismiss what is publicized and instead seek out the inner person from a magazine cover or commercial.

Angelina Bouc

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To viewer Kelly-thanks for catching Carl’s Jr!

7 Responses to "The Hypocrisy of Kate Upton"

  1. Dar   January 24, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    She’s also apparently a devout Christian.

    not sure who “Christian” he photo lay-outs are.

  2. safasfasf   November 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

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  3. Dan butterfield   August 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I can’t believe this crap!!!!! Take off your clothes, take the MONEY and then come up with this sorry a$$ BS line!!! I can’t put up with it anymore!!!!!

  4. Julia Oceania (@JuliaOceania)   August 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Upton said she felt badly for a month, she did not say that she continued to feel badly about the cover after that. She said she felt badly because of perceptions that she felt the cover caused, and these perceptions are not what she considered the reality of who she is in totality. I suppose I understand her dilemma because I was a tall, curve blonde when I was younger, and men subtracted IQ points for my large bust size and for my hair color. I was about Upton’s age when I decided I did not want to give other people the power to define me. I went on to be a scholar… it turns out I never was an airhead. I understand Upton’s dilemma. I don’t pity her, but I do understand her struggles. She isn’t a hypocrite, she is a very young woman who is developing her sense of self in a world that likes to pigeonhole women based upon their appearance.

    • Johnny   August 9, 2013 at 1:40 am

      Agree with you.
      Don’t get me wrong, see plays it up but yes, it is just a job and I can imagine that she meets a lot of people who see her as a prize and not as a human being.
      It’s almost like meeting a comedian and expecting him to make you laugh. When in reality, they probably just want to relax and not be in that mindset for a while.

      Good luck to her, anyway.

  5. kelly   August 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    She was in a Carl’s Jr commercial not Burger King

    • Angelina Bouc   August 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you Kelly! Even writers miss things 🙂

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