Ms. Coles and Ms. Schweitzer -
Yesterday I read an article on your website that sickened me. As a blogger myself I am an advocate for free speech and realize the varied content of opinion pieces on the web. However, I do believe that a magazine such as Marie Claire has some moral obligation to hold itself to a higher standard than a self published blogger. As a publisher of content directed at the young women in our country I think it is unforgivable that this article was allowed to be published. I think that Ms Kelly’s apology is weak at best. She in no way undoes any of the sicken things she did with the words of original piece. But she is simply one uneducated bully. You are a media outlet who has given her a voice. A voice directed right at the most vulnerable audience out there. I find it even more sad in light of all the recent discussion of bullying in the media recently. While some responsible media outlets are doing great works to try to increase awareness and decrease just this type of vial spreading of hatred, your staff is giving it a green light.
I would except a public statement from the editors of Marie Claire. And personally I would suggest some sort of action to balance out this wrong. Without some action on the magazines behalf I will personally rally all the ‘fatties’ I can to boycott your magazine and any related entities. Lest, you think I am just another voice less complainer, please feel free to check out the reach of my influence but viewing my followers!
And a facebook group devoted to the backlash of this article
The CCN article that sparked the vile posing as an article on Marie Claire’s site:
And the CNN author’s thoughts on the Marie Claire article