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Upton disrespected by Richardson

Published 08/04/2015

Kate Upton
Kate Upton

Kate Upton has revealed she felt "disrespected" by Terry Richardson after he posted her now-infamous "Cat Daddy" video to YouTube without her consent.

The famed celebrity photographer may have helped the 22-year-old’s modelling career get off the ground, but Kate has admitted she was initially upset and angry with his actions.

The 49-year-old posted Kate’s now-infamous “Cat Daddy” video on the internet, which saw the busty blonde dancing around in little more than a tiny bikini. And during an interview with Alexa Chung for Vogue UK, Kate opened up about the breach of privacy.

“I was like, ‘That was disrespectful, you could have told me!’” she told the publication of how she reacted when the clip went viral.

Fortunately, there are no hard feelings anymore. As Kate told Alexa, 31, she got over it pretty quickly following the initial shock.

"Now, obviously, it's fine,” she happily confirmed of her relationship with the snapper.

According to the Sports Illustrated favourite, the video was an outtake from the pair’s modelling shoot and was never meant to be seen by the public. Kate was just 19 when the video was filmed and although she maintains that she was not happy with the leak, she did help the video go viral at the time, tweeting a link to it along with the caption, "MY'Cat Daddy'!!! directed by Terry Richardson @terry_world haha."

While many would consider Terry a big part in the model’s speedy rise to the top of her field, the photographer disagrees.

Asked by Alexa whether he felt “responsible” for Kate’s rise to fame, the often-controversial snapper insisted she simply had that magic X factor.

"No. Kate was born a star,” Terry concluded.

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