Along with her photo Self put this little editorial
"A racing tutu epidemic has struck NYC's Central Park, and it's all because people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run from you faster, maybe we would believe it."
In a statement to NBC 7, SELF apologized "for the association of her picture in any way other than to support her efforts to be healthy."
"Of course if tutus make you run with a smile on your face or with a sense of purpose or community, then they are indeed worth wearing, for any race," the statement read.
An extraordinary spirit and energy are emerging in women today. Fitness is the fuel. We have acquired a strong appetite for the full experience of life—the exhilaration of the outdoors, the challenge and success of professional work, the honest enjoyment of sex. Selfwill be a guide to the vitality we need to do all the things we want to do.They certainly have strayed a long way from that mission statement.
Sadly, the apology is of the non apology variety that is more about covering their own ass. I doubt they have learned anything from this incident. Yet one more reason I don't buy into all the hype about "empowering" women. This is what they did to woman and are only now sorry because they found out she had cancer. They never bothered to ask where she got the tutu or why she was wearing it. They just wanted to be catty. Well Meow to you Self.
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