What Is This Whole Marc Jacobs Situation Really About


The world wide web-erverse was all in a hissy-fit today when news of designer Marc Jacobs hosting a ten person…party?—was revealed by one of the attendees. News circled around the web about Jacobs’s sex filled party, and as usual, everyone from behind a computer or smartphone screen had an opinion. The story reached the pages of the NY Post, and although it was disguised by the headline: What’s wrong with Marc Jacobs? Mystery of business struggles, bizarre behavior—ok maybe it wasn’t so disguised, it was blatant judgement. The internet’s opinions followed that headline with comments like gross! to Oh boy, he’s on drugs again. But the way Marc handled it was noble with a hefty dose Of No Fucks Given. He used his personal Instagram account to address the allegations of said “party” that was organized through the gay hookup app Grindr. Instead of denying the allegations, Jacobs admitted to them, labeling himself a human being with a healthy sexual appetite. Then he addressed the NY Post article, that seemed to try to discredit his name, by bringing up his past drug addictions, business ups and downs as well as calling his sexual desires “issues”. This sort of article shows how today’s society is ready to project their own insecurities onto someone else. The acts of Jacobs aren’t limited to just him. Everyone has sex. What about the hey-days of Studio 54?—the stories we’ve all heard about celebrities having their own version of Gomorrah in the disco era club. The difference is Jacobs didn’t deny or stay silent, he admitted to it. Our society seems to be willingly able to judge the lives of others, especially the famously creatives. Absurdly enough the judgmental comments were probably made by individuals not capable of having such longevity in an industry where your light (brand) could diminish instantly, hence the likes of Gloria Vanderbilt and Fiorucci. Never heard of them? Exactly. We are all adept in judgement, it is a common trait. A trait most humans use as a shield to protect themselves. Pastors hide behind their bibles, while stealing and cheating. So the question is, why is this invasion of a person’s privacy plastered for millions to read be opened to criticism from strangers? If those same strangers veils were to be pulled back to reveal a part of their lives they’re not willing for everyone to be aware of, how would they feel? Many of them might say they’re much too smart to be put in that situation. But what Jacobs did was trust and share his love, then another human being felt it was their right to divulge the way Jacobs chose to share himself. Society is corrupted by its own ego and insecurities. The unwanted opinions expressed about a natural, normal act are about the own individual’s ego being fed, while their insecurities decline a bit, because in the moment they feel better about themselves. Besides, orgies have been around for centuries, I mean parties. Get over it and worry about your own glass houses you so willfully pull the drapes of fear and hate to hide behind.