In Vanity Fair’s September issue, various former anonymous Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia staffers take to venting their feelings about queen bee Martha Stewart. The takeaway is that Stewart is not exactly beloved. Basically they feel like she’s a control freak who happens to not be very nice.
Here is how one “longtime executive” at MSLO described Stewart:
Martha’s an omnivore. She just wants more, more, more. She has however many houses. Even though she has a million pieces of garden ornaments, she buys more garden ornaments. Even though she has a million trees, she buys more trees. It’s her genius and it’s in some ways her downfall—that ‘always hungry’ thing.
A former executive said Stewart’s need to control everything was hurting MSLO:
The company should be more successful, but it is just limping along, because of her—because she doesn’t trust anybody and she has to control everything.