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Anna Wintour's people maintain that the Vogue EIC is too happy at her current job to consider an ambassadorship, but her boyfriend of 13 years, Shelby Bryan, still defended the idea of Wintour taking the position to the Telegraph. He explains:
It's a little bit of male chauvinism [...] It's not just Anna—I see powerful women who really get slammed for being too forthright or running their business in a very determined way. If [former GE CEO] Jack Welch were being named as a potential ambassador, people wouldn't be saying, 'Oh, but hang on, Jack's a little strict in the way he runs his companies.'"
He even addressed how Wintour's public image is still widely dictated by a movie that debuted several years ago: "I see negative articles resting largely on that fictional film, The Devil Wears Prada. They drew conclusions from that...Everybody who knows Anna thinks that's a joke."
· Anna Wintour's Boyfriend Says Vogue Editor is a Victim of Male Chauvinism [Daily Mail]
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