January 11, 2019 11:00 am
NEWSWATCH: The quick-fire spread of social media means infamy is almost guaranteed if you step a foot wrong, even if the incident took place years ago. Such is the case for Glamour España, which included a pink gas stove in a market guide fashion spread inspired by Sylvia Plath.
Nylon magazine adds that the inclusion of the gas oven “seems to trivialise the death” of Plath, poet and author of The Bell Jar who ended her own life by putting her head inside a gas oven in 1963.
As if the oven’s inclusion wasn’t bad enough, the bubblegum-pink colour choice takes it even further: Anyone who has ever read Plath’s work would know that she was fiercely opposed to the stereotypes expected of women at the time.
This has also made many angry about ‘pink tax’ all over again.
And, of course, there’s also anger about the way mental health issues tend to be reported in the media.
See some of the social media reactions below…
This Sylvia Plath fashion spread includes a GAS STOVE. https://t.co/DmiRoAQvKj
— Amanda Fortini (@amandafortini) January 8, 2019
Always good to be reminded of certain industries’ depths of depravity https://t.co/S3sYgzKilG
— Kelda (@KeldaPharris) January 10, 2019
This is almost as ill-advised as a magazine publishing an Isabella Blow inspiration page with (expected) pre-Gucci McQueen, Basquiat, Philip Treacy hats, the latest Plum Sykes novel & Sophie Dahl cookbook, etc.… and then tastelessly including Paraquat
— Julia Frakes (@bunnybisous) January 9, 2019
.@CondeNast @CNWorldwideNews @GlamourSpain @glamourmag Including a gas stove in this spread on fashion having a “Sylvia Plath moment” is in the worst possible taste. Would you have created sth like this about Kate Spade or Alexander McQueen? Smarten up.
— Miranda Duffy (@MirandaDuffy) January 9, 2019
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