Ok, I gotta admit it, this is starting to become an addiction… a very irritating and frustrating addiction!
I can’t stop ranting about this bigoted “Diva” (slash) “Fashionista” (slash) kolumnista (wanna slash her wrist pa daw siya) because neither will she stop spewing her trash. And her editors at the newspaper she writes for show no sign of heeding the complaints of the many readers who have been offended by this woman’s writing. Could it be that the opinion of these indignant readers don’t count because they don’t belong to the said magazine’s “Standard” target audience in “Manila”?
Who knows? Maybe their “target readers” — and I really… really wanna know who these people are — don’t see anything offensive, insulting, or callous in this excerpt from the “Diva’s” article, “Are you a stinky linky? Or do you smell like a divine divalicious babe?”
“As all of you know I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in the Mediterranean. To cut on some costs for this impromptu vacation I was forced to fly economy class which I absolutely do not wish on my worst enemy. I was, however, encouraged by my travel agent to try out Emirates since it won the best economy class, so with great trepidation I flew on Emirates via Dubai, completely forgetting that Dubai is the hub for all the Filipino migrant workers. Call me whatever you like but when you are trapped in economy class that is filled to the brim with migrant workers the smell gets a little funky after nine hours of flying. The whole incident inspired me to write about fragrance.”
“Call you whatever I like?” I’ll do you one better, “Diva” — I’ll SHOW you what people are calling you. And, “Diva,” do be sure to carefully read the comments to these bloggers’ posts so you’ll know what “acerbic wit” really means, you ACERBIC TWIT!