This morning, I have read several articles about a man I have never met, but have respected, and admired for years, Marc Jacobs. Page Six broke a story about an alleged ten person orgy that occurred with the designer over the weekend, which also had a feature written by NY Post columnist Maureen Callahan. The information was given by an unknown source.
In the case of Marc Jacobs, one of the most iconic American fashion designers of our generation, he is not immune to the same sex shaming which female celebrities are exposed.
In the initial Page Six article, the Unknown Source claimed that:
“Everyone was in their 20s, but people weren’t as good-looking as I expected. I expected Lorenzo Martone beautiful. They were average, chill people who didn’t have any attitude, which was really nice.”
The article stated that the affair lasted for the weekend until Sunday morning.
In an article by the New York Post, Callahan, began by speaking of Jacobs’ exit as creative director of Louis Vuitton, a house he revived to a household name under his tenor, insinuating that he was removed from his position:
Yet as with much in Marc Jacobs’ life, not all was as it seemed: He’d told the press it was his choice to leave Louis Vuitton, yet there were rumblings that he’d been fired. “His contract may not be renewed,” a source told Reuters weeks before. Meanwhile, two years on, his company has yet to go public.
All is not well in the house of Marc Jacobs.
However, none of this was ever verified by the head of LVMH Bernard Arnault.
It did not take long for Marc to clap back at Page Six and Callahan via his Instagram page:
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An open letter to MAUREEN CALLAHAN Girl, I think I understand your pain. You're a sick woman. It must be such a sad, unfulfilling and lonely existence to get paid for "writing" (I use the term loosely) an article put together from out of context information "written" by other journalists over a period of time, for different periodicals, in different countries. I can't even imagine your suffering having made a life and name working for what has to be the worlds worst, trashiest, and most irresponsible of "newspapers" (LOL)! I can imagine the powerful and fulfilling feeling you must feel with each piece you "write" that helps yourself and your readers feel better about their lives by putting down others who are so fortunate as to have been blessed with a genuine passion for creation. Those creative individuals who like everyone else has feelings, a sexual appetite, "issues", character defects, and professional ups and downs. If you were a real writer and not the parasite feeding off of the successes and failures of others I wouldn't bother writing my thoughts here. I do feel sorry for you. Please know you are in my prayers. I hope you will someday find something, somewhere that gives you pleasure…and not at another's expense. Should that moment happen for you, please don't thank me. I only wish the best for everyone. Even you. Sincerely and disrespectfully, Marc (Jacobs). #lethimwhoiswithoutsincastthefirststone #youwannacomeforme?
While some may say he shouldn’t have said anything at all, Mr. Jacobs has every right to defend himself.
Bringing up his past struggles with drugs (he’s been clean for nearly a decade), changes at his company(the closing of Marc by Marc Jacobs), and apparently his strained relationship with friend, and business partner Robert Duffy have nothing to do with his sex life.
Although I am sure he will not be the last, it says a lot about society and the sad way we correlate sexual freedom with recklessness.
Because he is sexually free, it somehow makes him inept when it comes to design, and business decisions?
Trying to gain validity for a piece, about a person who has clearly made a substantial impact on an industry, because of what they’ve done with other consenting adults in private is absurd.
Yes, celebrities are public figures, but they are STILL human beings. Human beings are one of three species on this Earth that have sex for pleasure.
So, why is it we shame people, especially celebrities, of any gender, for their sexual appetites with other consenting adults? Why does society automatically vilify those who are attuned to their sexual needs?
Why is indulging in something that hurts no one, and pleasures those involved, deemed self-destructive?
We congratulate violence and demonize sexuality. The end of sexual freedom seems like the beginning of a devolving society.