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The Morning GIF: Kate Upton’s “Cat Daddy” dance

Banned from YouTube, here’s a lo-fi look at the dance that everyone is talking about. 


Lorraine Murphy


Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Who’s your daddy? We don’t know the answer for bikini model Kate Upton, but he must be very proud today. His little girl is the hit of the Internet, thanks to a viral video of her doing what she calls the “Cat Daddy” dance. She is, of course, in her work uniform—all six square inches of it.

The video, which was posted on YouTube Tuesday and hastily yanked just a few hours later for violating the site’s policy on nudity or sexual content, actually contained no nudity. But it was directed by hipster photographer Terry Richardson and contained a great deal of Upton bouncing around in a bikini.

It’s now available on Vimeo, where it’s been viewed more than 220,000 times.

Sharp-eyed Tumblr user David at the normally soccer-focused Just A Dollar and a Dream grabbed some frames and turned them into this excellent GIF. Thanks to the limitations of the technology, it looks as if her rear is actually scraping the wallpaper right off the wall; such are the serendipitous gifts of the daemons of GIF technology.

Only six notes so far, but the day is young.

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