Self magazine’s editor-in-chief, Lucy Danzinger, has found herself in the awkward position of apologizing for the magazine making fun of a cancer survivor.
Self contacted Monika Allen and asked if it could use a photo of her wearing a tutu while running the LA Marathon. Allen’s company — Glam Runner — creates the tutus and sells them to benefit a youth development program. Naturally, Allen was excited for the opportunity.
However, Self used Allen’s photo to make fun of the outfits, not promote them. In a section titled BS Meter, Allen’s photograph was captioned ”People think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.”