Posts tagged "cintra wilson"

Fashion Writer Smackdown, Take 87

Remember that NY Times style writer Cintra Wilson, who claimed JC Penney was nothing but a “dowdy Middle American entity” catering to fat, overweight people (i.e., anyone over a size 2)? Well, the press is still giving her flack for it. (To which I say, rightly so, considering all the ignorance she’s spewed. Hell, the…

By: Nina Carbone / November 6, 2009

NY Times Tells Writer It’s Not OK To Call J.C. Penney Shoppers “Fat”

Remember the J.C. Penny scandal of the week before last? Recap: New York Times style writer Cintra Wilson managed to offend the masses by calling Middle Americans fat, J.C. Penney shoppers fat, and even managed to insult their mannequins with the barb, “[J. C. Penney] has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen. They…

By: Erin Flaherty / August 24, 2009

Are Fashion Experts Out Of Touch With Middle America?

OK, sure, I think we all know what the resounding answer is. But how out of touch are they? New York Times Fashion & Style writer Cintra Wilson has been catching an internet’s worth of flack lately regarding an article she penned about the new J.C. Penney store, which has just opened in midtown Manhattan.

By: Erin Flaherty / August 14, 2009