Vanity Fair used to be my favorite magazine. It is really sad that it has gone so far left. It used to have such well researched articles that were so objective. It is a shame that such a great magazine has gone so low. I wish the owners of the magazine pay heed to comments like mine. It is very important that the media remains objective and not have these far left agendas.
I would like to add that their articles on Hollywood etc. are still very interesting and good. I do need to be fair in my criticism.
I used to be a fan of Vanity Fair, until I finally, after months of trying to ignore it, got fed up with the liberal ramblings of Graydon Carter. Why can't he figure out that we're just not that interested in his personal political opinions? He has taken a revered magazine and used his position to further his personal beliefs; mostly ranting and blathering on and ON and ON and ON and ON and ON about the evil conservative forces in Washington. Graydon--SHUT IT!! I'm sad, because I so dearly miss Dominick Dunne's brilliant writing and the genuinely interesting articles that can usually be found in each issue, but I won't subscribe again till Graydon is gone. I hope I don't have to wait too long.
Superficial mag. Open the edition done by Tom Ford and you will be disgusted with his self-gloating, and sexist photography of women. I don't mind nude pictures, but he only uses women-like sex objects. Reese Witherspoon (highest paid actress in Hollywood) is showed holding a doll by it's arm with an empty stare into the lens.the men are portrayed in sexual positions with the women, and the African actors portrayed are dressed in animal skins!Revolting!
cover shot of last issue
I TRASHED THE ISSUE WHEN I SAW THE SHOT OF TRASHY PARIS HILTON. THERE IS ENOUGH NUDITY ALREADY IN YOUR PUBLICATION AND SEEING THAT SAD PIECE OF WORK (HER) ON THE COVER JUST TURNED ME OFF COMPLETELY. SORRY YOU THOUGHT HER 'COVER WORTHY'. PROBABLY MISSED SOME FINE ARTICLES. SINCERELY: DEANE EVERETT
Dame Edna Column Feb, 2003
Letter to the editor:
We bought the February issue of your magazine where Selma Hayak appears on the cover. We read with horror your opinion of the Spanish language and those of us who are native Spanish speakers, in the Ask Dame Edna column together with the offensive illustration by Hilary Knight that accompanies that response.
If this piece is meant to be funny it missed its mark by light years! Not only is the response morally repugnant, it is racist and xenophobic. Your company owes an apology to the millions of Spanish speaking people of the world. Please inform Dame Edna that Selma Hayak, who graces your cover this month, is a native Spanish speaking citizen of Mexico and certainly not "help" or a "leaf blower". In the opinion of many these occupations are held in greater esteem than that of racist columnists.
In addition inform Dame Edna since he is a self proclaimed expert on Spanish literature who knows about "Don Quijote", that he should catch up with more modern writers and should read the works of Gabriel García Márquez, and other winners of Nobel Prizes for Literature who write in Spanish.
This was the first and last time we purchase your magazine.
DAME EDNA- HISPANIC BASHING
There is an infuriating article on p. 116 of the February 2003 Issue of Vanity Fair. Dame Edna wrote some very racial comments regarding Hispanics and the Spanish language. I am very dissapointed that anyone would write such a thing and even more that the editors of Vanity Fair allowed this to be printed. I'm not going to get on my high horse and state all the reasons for which this article is disgusting. It is true there are many hispanics here in California who are as Dame Edna puts it " leaf blowers"... but you know it's an honest living... just as much as an honest living as me being a Design Engineer and Traveling the World on buisness. Enough said... I'll make sure everbody I know never purchases this magazine.
Those Versace Ads displaying female frontal nudity disgust me!!! Although my husband likes "Vanity Fair" I have to make an extra effort to keep it away from our children who might confuse it for a smut rag with those Versace Ads!!!!!!!