Editor-In-Chief Lucy Danziger Replaced at SELF: Is Tutu-gate to Blame?

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SELF magazine is a having a rough week. Just a few days ago, we wrote about the backlash surrounding a tutu-shaming piece published in the magazine’s April issue—a piece that had many of its readers up in arms. And today it was announced that longtime editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger will soon by replaced by Joyce Chang of Cosmopolitan. Ouch.

Now, there’s no evidence Danziger was ousted for the whole tutu-shaming brouhaha. But we’ve got to say, the timing does seem a bit suspect, don’t you think? Danziger is no stranger to body-shaming scandals, though. Here, a rundown of the most memorable scandals at SELF under Danziger’s helm. Because everyone loves a good scandal. Proof: the hit TV show.

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Philly’s ODDyssey Half Marathon Takes On Self Magazine’s Tutu-Shaming

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Even this guy’s cool with running in a tutu, SELF! // Photo: txking / Shutterstock.com

You all voiced some pretty strong feelings yesterday when we shared the now-viral brouhaha over the tutu-shaming in SELF Magazine’s April issue. To recap: They ran a few snarky remarks about runners who don tutus during races, and the Internet pretty much exploded.

Judging by the comments on our Facebook page, most Be Well Philly readers agreed: The blow was low and uncalled for, and also, who the heck cares what other people wear when they run, thankyouverymuch?

The folks over at Philly’s ODDyssey Half Marathon were apparently particularly peeved: “We here at the ODDyssey were very upset by the piece. We encourage runners to run in costume and every year 35% of our runners do,” race director Carl Ewald wrote on the race’s blog today. “Whether it is your cup of tea or not, the atmosphere it creates is one of fun and celebration, because that is what running, and life, is supposed to be about.”

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