A moment of silent for what was

I know, it's a bummer.
Especially if you started reading the magazine when it first came out and know that back then, this would've been the most preposterous idea ever.
But that's not what I want to say.

The angle of the story is "She's super smart! She's in on the joke!", and I know that I'm supposed to read it and then go, "Wow, I've been so wrong about this woman. I shall never speak ill of her again" and then rainbows and unicorns come out and we all live happily ever after.

But the truth is that the fact that she is "smart" is the problem.

Because being "smart" and dumbing herself down for money and public adoration is absolutely ridiculous. Being "smart" and palin' around with people like Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild fame is downright offensive.

I think I'd rather she be stupid because at least then I could say, "she doesn't know any better"; but since they want us to believe that she DOES know better, I'm gonna have to go ahead and say that this was an absolutely EPIC FAIL for all involved.


awesome andrea said...

you need to send this post to them, forrealz.

phishcake5 said...

Good point Laia. Any room for the whole people can change theory though? No, I'm asking.

laia. said...

Do I think that people can change?
Of course.
Am I holding my breath for her to change?
Not really.
Plus, I can't imagine how she would change... it's weird to create a brand so intrinsically dependent on yourself and then try to escape it later on... but you know, never say never!

sleepyhead said...

the decline of wester civilization? totes.

when i saw this i was like ugh, last issue of nylon i'll ever read. i am not buying into the article and still think she really is that stupid.

and if she isn't...bitch needs to grow up already. like you, i'm not holding my breath.

Becky said...

yeah; i've heard so many times that Paris is smart or "in on the joke" she has done nothing to prove it. AND I think she dresses horribly; who would even WANT to be in on that joke?

Arabelle said...

it's ok if she's in on the joke. i don't like her. that make me less inclined to buy the magazine, which I guess was the whole point of putting her on the cover anyway?

phishcake5 said...

"but you know, never say never!"

Mmm, true. I try and hold out hope for people even if I'm not particularly fond of em. Guess I can be kinda unrealistic that wayz.

Some Notes on Napkins said...

amen sister... " I am so smart I turned being a ditz into a career!!" like 14 year old chicks pay attn to you shut your mouth... :)

Olivia said...

there are just so many better style icons/rolemodels
to litteraly have the world in your pocket..
I mean.. she could have done so much
but instead..

i felt ditzy a second ago
cuz I spent way to much time figuring out why you mentioned Palin all of a sudden..
you said palin'
as in paling
ohh my

Enfievre said...

unfortunately im not dumb enough to believe that, and im not surprised that nylon WAS dumb enough to put this broad on the cover.

Susanna-Cole said...

I think I'm going to have to ditto on that epic fail statement. I was rather horrified when Paris Hilton arrived in my mail box! (Well you know, Paris printed on NYLON... but if she showed up, in the flesh, in my mail box, well that would be VERY VERY scary! :P) Anyway even though I usually like to read magazines from cover-to-cover, I don't think I can stomach 3 pages of 12-font type all about Paris! >_<

And I'm in total agreement about the fact that it's sad that she's "smart" but chooses to be "stupid"... I mean it hardly makes sense when I write it, and besides that I'm getting annoyed with being informed that Paris Hilton is really "smart".

Well written post thought! :) And sorry I've rambled!


Fashion Fille said...

all i have to say is: agreed.

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised at all. Putting Paris Hilton on the cover of your magazine is the equivalent of throwing your hands in the air and declaring that your magazine is going under. I give them six months (possibly less).

Oh and in case none of you know Marvin Scott Jarrett is the most epic douchebag of them all. He actually says "that's hot", like Paris Hilton. How he managed to convince the world that he was cooler, than cool is beyond me. Did you know the staffers have parties and never invite him? What's that to say when your staff doesn't even respect you enough to let you in on the secret? Any coincidence that Nicole Richie was on the cover last year and now Paris. .. ummm Good Charlotte much? MSJ loves to kiss some celebrity "friend" ass.

nina said...

(I've never commented here, but hey. New times.)
I was reading Bazzar (I don't think that's how you spell it) in the doctors office, and they had nearly the same article. "Paris Hilton for Pres!"
Nylon isn't nearly as innovative as it thinks it is, it seems.

Uvita V. de las Tinieblas said...

Late here... but yes I totally agree...

hazel said...

thank you so much for this.
i wrote about it too: