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'Skinny' blogger who fat-shamed Kate Upton vows to change ways.

New York, July 13 ( ANI ): A "skinny girl" blogger, who recently made headlines for lashing out at Kate Upton and branding her body as "lazy and lardy", is issuing a 'mea culpa' following a widespread backlash.

The anonymous author of the blog "Skinny Gossip" has vowed to remove and then revamp the "Starving Tips of the Day" on her page, and to include resources for people suffering depression, eating disorders and compulsive self-injury.

The blogger, who calls herself Skinny Gurl, said that she was being "intentionally outrageous" when she wrote that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model had "huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, and terrible body definition."

But she wasn't prepared for the onslaught of hate that her words elicited.

She said that she'd received death and rape threats as well as a cyber attack on her site from the hacker group Anonymous.

Skinny Gurl said that while she defends her right to celebrate her preferred body type - thin - she didn't mean to hurt anyone.

The anonymous blogger changes her tune.

"I never imagined it would grow to the point where the celebrities I was writing about were actually reading the articles, and that has made me think," the New York Daily News quoted her as writing.

While she denied that her site is "pro-anorexia," she admitted that she has issues around food and eating.

"Obviously they have found their way into my writing here," she said.

She promises to make her site more sensitive to those with eating disorders.

Still, she writes that she can't help but feel that there's a double standard - if plus-sized women can celebrate the body beautiful, why can't the slender. ( ANI )


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Date:Jul 13, 2012
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