Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"DIOR-less. Please help!"

This disgusts me.  

Apparently, someone at Barney's here in Chicago thinks it's "witty" to poke fun at the homeless by having their manniquins hold up signs like this one...

"DIOR-less. Please help!"

Gross. Fucking gross.

At a time when so many Americans are losing their homes because some greedy motherfuckers decided that they no longer wanted to simply be millionaires, they wanted to be billionaires and cripple the economy in the process, this kind of display isn't cute or funny or clever - - it's simply disgusting.

If there's any justice in the world, the genius who came up with this idea will lose his or her job and then his or her home and be found holding up a real sign that reads "FOOD-less. Please help!

While wearing their precious,  useless Dior. 

And I will walk past them on the street and laugh my Gap-ensembled ass off.


Doug said...

This is an abomination. Unthinkable. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Bunny said...

Amen Brother Stephen! I won't be shopping at Barney's anytime soon, that's for sure.

Steve said...

I agree--seen in this context, it is deplorable.

You want to know what my first impression was? When I saw the first picture before reading your thoughts, I honestly thought it was a commentary on Sarah Palin and the $150,000.00 in campaign funds spent on her wardrobe!

cb said...

What a perfect marketing campaign! Remember-- the audience is comprised of Barney's shoppers.

They probably think it's quite funny.

Kristie said...

As a visual merchandiser myself, I am highly offended by this. There are just some things you don't do.