The criticism isn't levied against the site for posting a video of Kate Upton topless — that part's par for the course.
It's levied against the site for posting a video of Kate Upton topless and then censoring it.
"Unfortunately, we can't show you the completely uncensored version," claims TMZ before proceeding to add insult to injury by offering up the worst consolation prize since the participation ribbon: Footage of the TMZ staff watching the uncensored version of the video for themselves.
It's unclear why the video is just surfacing now, but since TMZ seems to own the exclusive publishing rights, it's unlikely we'll be seeing an uncensored version anytime soon.
That's the bad news.
The good news is, we get to sit back and watch as the Internet goes into full meltdown mode over being unable to see yet another pair of differently colored circular protuberances protruding from a fashion model's pectoral flesh globes:
I would abstain from sex forever for the Kate Upton topless horse ride video. No sex exists better than what my imagination will do to that.
just saw the video with kate upton topless on a horse. the highlight of my month.
Yesterday was pretty tough, but seeing Kate Upton topless on a horse makes me think that everything is gonna be ok.
The Internet will disintegrate today thanks to Kate Upton being topless on a horse.
My level of anger at TMZ for censoring the video of Kate Upton topless on a horse might be unjustifiable
Oh, if only there was an uncensored video of Kate Upton's nipples somewhere on the web...