Self Magazine Tutu Apology Follows Making Fun of Cancer Survivor

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 03:55 PM

By Morgan Chilson

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Self magazine's editor tweeted an apology Wednesday for a piece in print that made fun of a tutu worn by Monika Allen, a marathon runner and brain cancer survivor.

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger tweeted “@glamrunner apologies from me and @selfmagazine. We applaud you for supporting girls & wish Monika speedy recovery.” In another online apology, she apologized for the magazine’s “inadvertent insensitivity.”

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Allen told NBC 7 in San Diego that she was shocked when she saw the way the magazine used the picture of her and her friend, running in their tutus.

Self had emailed and asked permission to use the photo, but offered a vague reference to how it would be used. The magazine ran the image in its “BS Meter” section, which covers "what's legit and what's lame," and said in the caption, “A racing tutu epidemic has struck NYC’S Central Park, and it’s all because people think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it."

Allen, a brain cancer survivor, runs Glam Runner, an organization that makes and sells the tutus with all monies going to support Girls on the Run, a charity that encourage builds confidence in girls through running.

“The reason we were wearing those outfits is because this was my first marathon running with brain cancer,” Allen told NBC 7. She was in the middle of chemotherapy when the picture was taken.

Danziger offered a more extensive apology on the magazine’s Facebook page, but many did not seem to be appeased by her words.

One woman commented, “The Worlds Most SELFish Magazine.” Another said, “It's in exceptionally poor taste to make fun of people in general. It's somehow worse to make fun of them when they're going on to exercise, better themselves, and/or support a noble cause.”

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

FSU Gunman's Packages, Sent Prior to Shooting Rampage, Seized by FBI

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 14:08 PM

FSU gunman Myron May's packages, sent before he went on a shooting rampage that injured three students early Thursday mo . . .

Polish Town: Winnie the Pooh, 'Inappropriate Hermaphrodite,' Not Allowed

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 13:35 PM

A Polish town council has roundly condemned Winnie the Pooh for being an "inappropriately dressed" bear of "dubious sexu . . .

House Republicans Sue Obama Over President's Signature Healthcare Law

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 13:33 PM

House Republicans sued Obama and his administration this week, claiming that the president sidestepped his legal authori . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved