An Appropriately Outraged Cindi Leive Protects Her Business Interests 38531
Although we can???t seem to shake the nasty habit of writing in the royal we, occasionally one of our editors decides to shake off the cloak of anonymity to write a
short, pithy statement long, rambling diatribe about a topic of their choice. Today, Debbie Newman is that editor.
Yesterday we told you about Ashley Baker, the Glamour blogger who’s only just now been canned for her six week-old statement that Afros and other “political hairdo’s” have no place in a corporate setting.
At the time, people (both with and without ethnic hairstyles) had some slightly averse reactions to the remarks, but editor-in-chief Cindi Leive decided that the I-G-N-O-R-E policy was probably best. So she kept her mouth shut,* plastered on a smile and told herself this whole minor PR “hiccup” would eventually just blow over.
Unfortunately, it didn’t. And when the passage of six long weeks failed to quiet the voices of her detractors, Cindi was forced to abandon her policy of abject neutrality and go to Plan B (i.e. ring up her favorite local newspaper, leak the already-reported story, avow that she was shocked and appalled, and call for Baker’s termination).
Now, less than twenty-four hours later, we’re impressed to see that the quick-thinking Cindi has already moved onto the next phase of her meticulous damage control operation, announcing that she will address the icky racial spat in a très politically correct roundtable discussion that will appear in an upcoming issue of Glamour. (Atta girl, Cindi!)
Meanwhile, also likely to appear in upcoming issues of Glamour? Lots more pictures of women sporting so-called “political hairdo’s.”
*And reportedly instructed Ashley to do the same.
I agree. That Page Six item was totally bogus and one-sided. I think everyone saw through it. Ashley Baker wanted to apologize months ago, but Glamour wouldn’t let her. Ashley says this herself on Jezebel. So the magazime mismanaged this terribly and then blamed Ashley. This would’ve gone away months ago if they’d let her speak up.