While Kate Upton
's success in the modeling industry has been in part due to showing off her unconventionally curvaceous body in itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie swimsuits, the voluptuous American model and the people at Sports Illustrated have threatened to sue a website for photoshopping images of Upton from a SI Swimsuit shoot to make her appear naked.
The website called Celeb Jihad had published doctored images of the blonde bombshell and falsely claimed they were outtakes from the recent 50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue of 2014. That magazine's legal team did not hesitate to send off a letter threatening to sue the the tabloid website if the X-rated images were not taken down immediately.
The controversial photos have since been taken down and replaced by a caption that reads "*Photos removed by SI’s lawyers enjoy the Kate Upton GIF above instead." The animated GIF shows the twenty-one year-old model emerging from a swimming pool with her bosom on display through the wet top she is wearing. A similar move was done regarding nude fakes of fellow Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal
Celeb Jihad is no stranger to making headlines for photoshopping images of celebrities. In 2011, American songstress Taylor Swift also threatened to take legal action against the website for posting an image of a topless woman in bed and claiming it was a leaked private photo of the twenty-three year-old recording artist.