Thursday, February 25, 2010

ESPN Hannah's Horrifying Outfit

''Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today,'' Kornheiser said on PTI. ''She's got on red go-go boots and a Catholic-school plaid skirt. ... Way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now. She's got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body.I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't. But Hannah Storm, come on now! Stop! What are you doing?'' (source)

This is the statement that got the co-host of ESPN's ''Pardon the interruption,'' Tony Kornheiser, suspended for two weeks.

There is nothing wrong with calling someone out for how they're dressed. And, quite frankly, it looks as if she's surrounded by 'yes (wo)men' because Tony is right when he says that that outfit is not exactly appropriate for a 47 year old woman (maybe Peg Bundy...?)

Now, was publicly guesstimating that her age (and making her older than she is) necessary or nice? No, but suspended for two weeks? I always tell my kids that it's wrong to make fun of things that a person can't change...nose, ears, birth defects, etc. But things that can be changed...clothes, hair style, personal hygiene, etc are acceptable targets in bust wars. (<- Yes, kids have them regardless of what you say so better to set realistic parameters than stick your head in the sand).

Tony should sue and call Stacy and Clinton to be his witnesses that his statements were in deed true. From the 'What Not To Wear' website: "Style Fact: Miniskirts are fine for teenagers, but in your 20s and beyond, lower that hemline."

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