marc jacobs' incredible takedown of a journalist shaming his sex life
New York Post, watch out.
Marc Jacobs is coming for the New York Post. If you live on the East Coast and follow fashion, you might have woken this morning to discover - during your one-eyed 7am Instagram scroll - the designer's "open letter" to (aka takedown of) writer Maureen Callahan of the New York Post. He was responding to claims she made about his "business struggles" and "bizarre behavior" in her recent article, "What's wrong with Marc Jacobs?"
In case you missed it, here's the full text:
Girl, I think I understand your pain. You're a sick woman. It must be such a sad, unfulfilling and lonely existence to get paid for "writing" (I use the term loosely) an article put together from out of context information "written" by other journalists over a period of time, for different periodicals, in different countries. I can't even imagine your suffering having made a life and name working for what has to be the worlds worst, trashiest, and most irresponsible of "newspapers" (LOL)! I can imagine the powerful and fulfilling feeling you must feel with each piece you "write" that helps yourself and your readers feel better about their lives by putting down others who are so fortunate as to have been blessed with a genuine passion for creation. Those creative individuals who like everyone else has feelings, a sexual appetite, "issues", character defects, and professional ups and downs. If you were a real writer and not the parasite feeding off of the successes and failures of others I wouldn't bother writing my thoughts here. I do feel sorry for you. Please know you are in my prayers. I hope you will someday find something, somewhere that gives you pleasure...and not at another's expense. Should that moment happen for you, please don't thank me. I only wish the best for everyone. Even you. Sincerely and disrespectfully, Marc (Jacobs).#lethimwhoiswithoutsincastthefirststone #youwannacomeforme?
There was also the earlier Page Six piece "Marc Jacobs hosts a wild, 10-person orgy," published yesterday - to which Jacobs responded with two posts explaining that 1) He's leaving Grindr, 2) The author knew nothing of orgies ("Wild??? I'd say 'MILD'") and 3) What truly excites him is his work.
Jacobs joined Instagram only very recently, but his amazingly DGAF caption style and follower base of 331k are clearly helping him in his campaign against the New York Post. The paper changed the headline of its Monday scoop to the marginally more factual "Inside Marc Jacobs' 10-person orgy." Marc Jacobs 1: New York Post 0.
Text Alice Newell-Hanson
Image via @themarcjacobs