Everyone here already knows that Jenny McCarthy is famous these days mostly for promoting the dangerous and continuously debunked idea that vaccines cause autism, as well as related misconceptions concerning both vaccines and autism.
And everyone already knows that she continues to get a platform on television and in the mainstream media, regardless of how many times other people speak up about how critical it is for we as a society to marginalize people like Jenny McCarthy.
And yet! I love DSW so much. I’m not very good at being a typical girly girl, but I love me some cheap-ass shoes. I’ve been a DSW member for something like the past decade and I squeal with delight whenever they mail me a new gift certificate so I can go get yet another pair of Chucks from the discount rack.
And so it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that DSW is sponsoring a promotion with Jenny McCarthy tomorrow at their Union Square store in NYC:
Miri Mogilevsky is already in the Facebook comments helping DSW see what a dangerous quack Jenny McCarthy is. If, like Miri and me, you love discount shoes and hate anti-science fear-mongering, maybe you could join in there or email DSW at email@example.com.
Chili’s experienced a similar problem recently and they handled it brilliantly. Let’s hope DSW follows suit. So do it. Protect the children, and the shoes.