Martha Stewart Weddings’ email of the day promises “our favorite wedding dresses.” Clicking through to the link, this is what pops up:
REALLY? Really, Martha Stewart Weddings, you’re leading off your wedding dress feature with THIS? During THIS?
I’m… just. I just—Gah. I am so embarrassed for Martha Stewart Weddings I can’t even really be properly outraged.
Ok, I gave it a minute, and yes I can:
It’s creepy enough to digest a city of 8 million people into FASHION INSPIRATION for American brides. But showing a white lady in a flowy gown in front of a freakin’ tourism painting and blathering about Cleopatra while the Cairo that human beings actually live in is in crisis is disgusting.
The Egyptian government choked off its people’s access to the Internet, but the people were still able to organize a protest of two million. Meanwhile, Martha Stewart Weddings is sending out casual e-blasts about thousand dollar dresses that will make American brides look fashionably Cairene.