What Ashlee Simpson hath wrought:
Ashlee Simpson appeared on the July cover of Marie Claire magazine extolling the virtues of appreciating oneâ€™s body as it is â€” then she had a nose job.
Marie Claire readers erupted in fury at what they said was Ms. Simpsonâ€™s hypocrisy and the magazineâ€™s â€œcluelessness.â€ They wrote 1,000 letters in protest to the magazine, according to Joanna Coles, the new editor of the magazine. And she agreed with them.
In the first issue (due Aug. 15) over which she exercises full editorial control, Ms. Coles gives expanded space in the letters column to readers to vent against Ms. Simpson. Ms. Coles adds in a note: â€œWeâ€™re dazed and confused â€” and disappointed â€” by her choice, too!â€
Rare is the day when the editor of a womenâ€™s magazine will openly criticize a celebrity. But Ms. Coles is planting a flag: A new Marie Claire is in town and it is making a clean break with its past. No girly goo, no teeny-bopper covers, no blind obedience to the traditional rules of the road.
Sooooo… according to the cover of the first issue of Marie Claire under the control of Joanna Coles the articles inside include:
Strong, Confident, Sexy: Be A Triple Threat
Big Bags, Hair, and Heels
Total Body Makeover Starting Today
Fall Fashion: What to buy and how to wear it.
…and Maggie Gyllenhaal is the covergirl.
I’m not sure America can handle this much edginess…