Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Et tu, New York Times?
Funny--I just spent an hour on the radio talking about the stigma of being fat, and lo and behold, this incredibly mean-spirited snarky piece appears in the New York Times.
I'm happy to see that Jezebel called the Times out for this offensive story, which includes paragraphs like this one:
The petites section features a bounty of items for women nearly as wide as they are tall; the men’s Big & Tall section has shirts that could house two or three Shaquilles. And this is really, remarkably smart.
The writer, Cintra Wilson, seems unfamiliar with the concept that fat people wear clothes and spend money too.
I think this is a job for the Times' public editor, don't you? You can email Clark Hoyt at firstname.lastname@example.org.