Ms. Kristina Stenvinkel
Director of Communications
H&M Hennes & Mauritz
SE-106 38 Stockholm
Dear Ms. Stenvinkel:
A few points:
1. How could you?
2. I don't understand.
3. It's not fair.
Just because Kate Moss was photographed doing a few rails on the cover of The Daily Mirror, you drop her contract? Where's your loyalty?
A few questions:
A. Do you really think bodies like hers come from celery and sit-ups?
B. What part of heroin chic don't you understand?
It's not like Ms. Moss was using a ghetto drug, like meth or crack. Have you tried to buy coke lately? Can you say, ka-ching? I shouldn't have to explain this to someone in the fashion industry, but cocaine caters to an elite clientele. Its price tag is like a bouncer, or a zoning law: it keeps out the riffraff.
It's sad that these distinctions are so easily overlooked in the rush to judgment.
Now a hardworking model has to pay. It's just not right. (See 1-3.)
I very much hope you'll reconsider your decision. If there are any charities to help defray costs for Ms. Moss and her staff, please let me know.
Kenneth H. Cleaver