In response to a rather harsh article summarizing Marc Jacobs’ career in a negative light, the designer has taken to Instagram to post an open letter to the writer of the article. Written by Maureen Callahan for the New York Post, the article is titled, “What’s wrong with Marc Jacobs? Mystery of business struggles, bizarre behavior”.
Poking at his personal life and alluding to his eponymous fashion line that “All is not well in the house of Marc Jacobs,” and that his phenomenal grunge collection for Perry Ellis was a “commercial flop”, the article attacked Jacobs on all levels.
Jacobs also responded to the article about his “wild, 10-person orgy” that was also posted on the New York Post.
Read the open letter to the writer below:
“An open letter to MAUREEN CALLAHAN
Girl, I think I understand your pain. You’re a sick woman. It must be such a sad, unfulfilling and lonely existence to get paid for “writing” (I use the term loosely) an article put together from out of context information “written” by other journalists over a period of time, for different periodicals, in different countries. I can’t even imagine your suffering having made a life and name working for what has to be the worlds worst, trashiest, and most irresponsible of “newspapers” (LOL)! I can imagine the powerful and fulfilling feeling you must feel with each piece you “write” that helps yourself and your readers feel better about their lives by putting down others who are so fortunate as to have been blessed with a genuine passion for creation. Those creative individuals who like everyone else has feelings, a sexual appetite, “issues”, character defects, and professional ups and downs. If you were a real writer and not the parasite feeding off of the successes and failures of others I wouldn’t bother writing my thoughts here. I do feel sorry for you. Please know you are in my prayers. I hope you will someday find something, somewhere that gives you pleasure…and not at another’s expense. Should that moment happen for you, please don’t thank me. I only wish the best for everyone. Even you. Sincerely and disrespectfully, Marc (Jacobs). #lethimwhoiswithoutsincastthefirststone #youwannacomeforme?”