Friday, February 29, 2008

5176: What Is Sexy?

A sexy MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• I’m too sexy for my brand. At least the chief executive for Victoria’s Secret seems to think so. “We’ve so much gotten off our heritage … too sexy, and we use the word sexy a lot and really have forgotten the ultra feminine,” said Sharen Turney. “I feel so strongly about us getting back to our heritage and really thinking in terms of ultra feminine and not just the word sexy and becoming much more relevant to our customer.” Yeah, right. Look for a cross-promotional event between Victoria’s Secret and Dove Real Beauty.

• I’m too sexy for my job. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is taking heat, as a City Council committee passed a resolution requesting his resignation. The mayor is facing possible perjury charges stemming from his role in a whistle-blower lawsuit, where he denied under oath to having an affair with a staff member. Lurid text messages between the mayor and the former associate appeared to dispute his original contentions. So far, Kilpatrick is refusing to budge. He has probably not responded to text message requests for a statement.

• I’m too sexy for my cell. The number of Americans in prison is at an all-time high, with one of every 100 adults behind bars. “For some groups, the incarceration numbers are especially startling,” stated the report. “While one in 30 men between the ages of 20 and 34 is behind bars, for Black males in that age group the figure is one in nine.” This is not good news for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

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