After a period of reflection and grief over the loss of my friend, Cate, I am motivated by Cate's constant concerns for animal welfare and my own commitment to speak out where I can. This post in New York Times (The T Edwards' Fantasy Gift Guide) is way over the line. Humor at the expense of killing animals is completely unexceptable and, to be honest New York Times, juvenile and declass. Witness:
Haute Window Dressing
For the person who has it all, except for a set of plush and ropy
mink drapes (and a PETA membership): a set of $52,500 plush and
ropy mink drapes, designed by Rick Owens. They can flank a
window frame, divide a room into two distinct spaces, hang as a
tapestry/objet d’art — or just replace some hippie doorway beads. —
DAVID FARBER AND HILARY MOSS
How many minks will be killed for this pathetic "look at me" travesty. Is that what it takes for you, mink drapes guy, to feel like a big deal? To impress your friends? Yourself? better you invest that $52,000 in therapy as soon as possible.
After years of sitting on the sidelines, for which I apologize, I'm back. Bring it.
(note: It's hard for me to look tough. Boyish good looks. But, remember when your mother said "it's the quiet ones you have to watch"? Yeah, it's like that.)