My letter to the editor of People magazine


If I hadn’t already decided to let my People subscription expire, now I sure would.

Looking through your Beautiful People issue made me angry and sad, all at the same time.  Is this what we in America are supposed to value?  Is this what we’re teaching our children?  That beautiful people have to have pretty faces and thin bodies?

Where are your plus size beautiful people?  Where are your beautiful people with scars or missing limbs?  Where are your pictures of wrinkly old people that have been married for 70 years?  How about a survivor of the Holocaust?  THAT is a beautiful person.

Even your pictures of stars “without makeup.”  WHAT A JOKE.

I’m done, People.  You won’t see me back.

Esther Burns
Marion, Wisconsin
Proud to be plus sized and BEAUTIFUL, THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

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2 Responses to My letter to the editor of People magazine

  1. Charity says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

  2. Those issues have always bothered me – for all the reasons you said. How about making the “beautiful” list be people who struggle in the face of hardship or handicap? Maybe beautiful people are those who serve and give of their time and more for those in need? Beautiful is the soldier who protects us and the farmer who feeds us. People magazine – and maybe people in general, I fear – just don’t get it.
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