Saturday, August 11, 2007

Reinforcing the Stereotype That Everyone in Fashion is Just Plain Mean

What has Faran done? In what appears to be the most commented post ever on Fashionista, Faran admits that she gives people faux compliments on their not-so-put-together outfits. What has sprung forth is a tide of, well, 80% disgust, though some of the comments are so mean in themselves, they don't exactly redeem the commenter. Obviously she's raised a sore point in people's hearts, and to be honest, I have to admit with being with the crowd on this one. Saying fake nice stuff to people just to get closer so that you can laugh at them is just plain mean. If you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. As one commenter said, it is a question of manners.

I've noticed over the last couple of months that Faran is posting less and less, as her army of interns and co-bloggers rise in prominence. Even so, has she alienated enough of her readership to make a difference? Do we care if people who bring us fashtastic news aren't really so nice themselves? Without saying anything too libellious about Anna Wintour, but not being particularly nice hasn't exactly hurt Vogue, has it?

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