In a new revealing interview, supermodel Kate Upton reveals just what she thinks of social media.
According to the London Evening Standard, Upton wishes she could remove herself from the social media landscape but realizes that in her business, it’s ultimately a necessary evil.
“Oh my gosh. All … the … time,” she said. “I fantasise about deleting my social media accounts. But I can’t.”
This kind of rhetoric coincides with another recent interview with Net-A-Porter in which the 22-year-old Sports Illustrated model blasted social media as “b******t.”
“At the beginning it was amazing and a lot of fun. It was like, ‘Cool, I can talk to my fans!’ And now I think that we’re losing the art of it.”
Upton continued, claiming the lack of spontaneity is what’s hurting the platform.
“When I joined Twitter it was just me, but [when] you’ve got contracts, it’s so planned,” she explained. “Now it’s about who has the best marketing, not who has a really good personality.”
She also was devastated when intimate photos intended for her boyfriend, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, leaked online.
“It’s an invasion of my privacy and it’s not OK,” Kate declared. “It’s illegal. People don’t have a right to look at those photos or to judge them.”
Speaking of judging, Kate recently spoke about the responsibility designers have toward presenting women of all shapes and sizes with fashion options that won’t create poor body images. Kate, speaking at the Vogue Festival last week, warned against the example set by skinny sample sizes models are forced to be photographed in. As reported by Metro, Upton fears it could cause unnatural body image issues among regular women.
“My thing is, I feel there are some girls who are naturally thin because that’s what their body shape is and that’s the way they are which is great.
“But, there are a few models who are naturally that size, but the line is women who aren’t that size who are trying to be that size in an unhealthy way which is where designers have to be careful as you shouldn’t feel pressure to be anyone but yourself, and if the designers doing that is making people feel like they have to be that really thin size, then yeah there is a problem.”
Kate concluded, “But if that is their vision of who they see in their clothes, then only thin people will be able to purchase them.”
[Kate Upton photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images]