Westboro to Protest NYC Fashion Week

Fashion 'teaches girls to be whores': rep
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 9, 2011 10:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Westboro Baptist Church is turning its wrath on a new target: New York’s Fashion Week, apparently known to church members as the "Slutwalk extraordinaire." "The whole idea (of the) fashion industry is to make women look as whorish as possible and men look as effeminate as possible," said a rep for Westboro, which has announced plans to protest outside Lincoln Center's tents tomorrow. "All you are doing is teaching girls to be proud whores." His advice, via the New York Post: "Put some jeans on and fear God." (This strikes a blogger at the Stir as a bit ironic.)

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Lincoln Center plans to ramp up security over fears that "the fashion crowd could be upset or offended," an insider tells the Post. The fashionistas say they won’t let Westboro, known for its protests at military funerals, push them around. “I would probably attack them if they said anything to me,” says a style journalist. Plus, "if they’re looking homely, they won't fit in," zings a model. Westboro has quite the busy calendar this month: It plans to picket a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City on Sept. 16, as well as Sunday's New York Jets-Dallas Cowboys game. (Read more Westboro Baptist Church stories.)

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