You can find pretty much anything on the internet. My favorite parts of the internet are the ones where people post videos of kittens falling asleep or high-resolution pictures of Kim Kardashian’s face. But apparently Kate Upton can’t get to hers because she has to wade through 8 layers of haters first. And since that many haters is enough to make anyone want to take a lie-down, Kate told Net-a-Porter’s The Edit that she’s decided she might as well save her energy and just avoid the internet all together:
“I’ve heard people say, you put yourself in that position to be judged. But no, I put myself in that position because I really liked that photographer, I wanted to do that piece of work. Not to be judged. The internet can be horrible, so I just don’t look at it anymore. But maybe a little hate is good for me. Because if I’m in a spot where everyone loves me, I won’t try as hard.”
She also gets nostalgic for the early days of social media. Hmmm, I wonder if she was more MySpace or LiveJournal? You’re right – definitely Friendster.
“I feel like social media at this point is kind of bullshit. 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. When I joined Twitter it was just me, but [when] you’ve got contracts, it’s so planned. Now it’s about who has the best marketing, not who has a really good personality.”
Yeah, why do I get the feeling that the majority of the people following Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton on social media aren’t doing it because they’re interested in her “good personality”.
But back to Kate saying bye bitch to the internet. Isn’t it just to be expected that once you become a famous type you’ll eventually find some shady shit written about yourself on the internet? I bet even a flawless living gemstone like Dolly Parton has stumbled upon some anonymous type hissing the words “her face iz bad and that wig is FUG” at least once in her life. Oh my god, for real though – just typing that for pretend made me feel so guilty.
Here’s more of Kate Upton serving up some aspiring rich lady realness in The Edit: