Glamour editor Cindi Leive: The most conscientious of the ladymag editors? After 41 members of Congress sent letters to the editors of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, In Style, Vogue, W, Lucky and Marie Claire over their acceptance of "misleading advertising for deadly cigarettes" (remember Camel No. 9?), only Ms. Leive was kind (or freaked-out) enough to respond. So the Congressmen and women sent another set of letters, reports WWD, and this time, they've requested responses by Wednesday. From everyone. Maybe after they're done dealing with the federal government, Anna, Kate, Robbie, Kim, et. al can respond to our letter to them? We've been waiting for months! [WWD]
The only concern I remember Elle showing was a poll e-mailed out to losers like me who actually participate in them. Anyway, they just asked are you offended, what you thought of the ad, how does the ad make you feel (like I need another Marlboro light, thank you). Crap like that. I think maybe Vogue did something similar?
Either way, I'm sorry, but the congressional thing is fucking retarded. As long as Elle is seling ad space to non-FDA approved weight-loss remedies and supplements, I don't see the difference. Besides, who doesn't know smoking is bad for you?