So what, aside from the freebies, makes the fashion critic so, well, uncritical? Editors of the glossies have no choice: each designer brand runs a points system. If a star they approve of wears their designs on your cover, you get ten points. If a star they don’t approve of wears their clothes – and by this I mean a black actress or singer, or a fatty – you get nul points.
I tend to give offenders the benefit of the doubt but fortune cookies were expressly forbidden in the Ten Commandments of Jeremy Lin Sensitivity. Besides, [Ben & Jerry’s] is a famously liberal outfit, and there’s nothing more fun than watching Our Moral Superiors have to squirm a little for using stereotypes.