She gets to play dress up all day, and sleep til 12, then go on tv to talk about twitter, and her business makes no revenue, and the rest of us have to actually, you know, WORK for living, be responsible, pay our bills. We don't have interns to go to Bloomie's for us to return underwear. And we wouldn't treat our interns like that, even if we did.
Just how long do you think that will last? Let's turn the calendar back a year. She was working for Star magazine, she was writing a column in Time Out New York, she was being followed around by cameras shrieking to Mary "This is our life now!" and telling Gawker and designers and sponsors and investors aka her parents how big and successful IT Girls was going to be on Bravo. She was dating someone who genuinely seemed to care about her (Forman). She was pestering real estate agents to show her huge high ceiling three bedroom loft spaces because she was sure Bravo would kick in half and she could once again skate off of someone else's dime. The NY Times called her the New Carrie Bradshaw and she was poised to be exactly that.
Skip ahead a few chapters of that script and where is she now?
Let's see. No reality tv show. Consider for a moment the total humiliation she must feel after talking that up for so long. You know people snicker and laugh when she walks in to a party. You think she has fun at those things? She doesn't. She hates them. She knows what people are saying about her. She dreads going to those things but has to in order to try and maintain some semblance of an image.
The girl got fired from two fairly high profile jobs. That knocked her down about 3 income brackets. People at both publications hated her. Recommendations? Uh, she got none.
Her boyfriend humiliates her in front of a room full of peers. The next guy she dated didn't even want it known they were dating. Know when he pays any attention to her? When he wants to get laid. And she jumps at any attention he gives her, too. It's pathetic.
She gained about 20-25 pounds. Yes, she did.
She's had to resort to a cheap matchmaker to find her dates and she can't manage to get a third date from any of those men.
Her online View-esque show is universally mocked. The producers of that shit show rush to dump them off on some other poor unsuspecting channel (inside info? She and the other girls didn't get a dime for that deal.NBC/NSNY IS NOT filming any new episodes. NNN was paid extra to shoot extra episodes and when they're done they're done. There isn't even a guarantee that those episodes will air anywhere. NBC is buying a ton of fluff content from various places. This comes straight from a friend at NBC Digital Media department.)
She wears the same ratty looking dress to events. Her clothes don't fit her anymore so she's resorted to wearing tennis skirts to conventions.
Peers in the industry she so badly wants respect from are now no longer afraid to publicly mock her anywhere possible.
Gawker has completely thrown her under the bus.
She's going to have to move in with a HS friend in order to live in Manhattan.
Finally? She's flat busted broke, no job, no fixed income. Zippo.
Her life is a 24/7 Cathy comic strip. And the best part is that she did it all by herself.
Do you know how many people live off their parents well into their thirties in this city? If I got ripped every time I heard about another no talent douche bag getting free stuff and getting people to pay their rent my head would explode. Be proud of yourself that you have the integrity to work hard and be responsible. Boo hoo. You had to work for a living. Boo hoo. You had to put yourself through school. You and millions of other people. I don't see all those people flocking here to bitch.
I won't say feel sorry for her because she used and abused a lot of people to get to that middle rung. What she's experiencing is karmic backlash combined with harsh reality. All I'm suggesting is to really see this woman for who and what she is.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Comment of The Year
It's long, but it's worth it. Amid the lunacy that broke out in the comments tonight -- it's Good Friday, drink up everyone!! -- came this highly intelligent bolt of perspective: