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Robin Givhan's unfavorable review of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collab wasn't sugarcoated at all. (It included such gems as: "The clothes are, upon close inspection, not so terribly attractive. Actually, they are rather unattractive.") Upon reading those words, at least one diehard Lilly Pulitzer fan felt the need to come to the brand's rescue via a couple of incensed tweets directed at Givhan and her review.
Twitter user @myersashleyn first thought she'd tell Givhan how to be a journalist, then changed tactics to make fun of how Givhan pronounced the name of the brand, and finished up by calling the article "the opposite of tact." At one point, Givhan tried to engage, but didn't get far. See the whole rant below:
Lilly Pulitzer may be good for retail, but it's terrible fashion http://t.co/lh4Y5MnDhh— Robin Givhan (@RobinGivhan) April 20, 2015
@RobinGivhan I really wish you would fact check before you publish an article. That was the first thing they taught us in journalism.— Ashley Myers (@myersashleyn) April 23, 2015
@myersashleyn are you questioning a fact? Or an opinion?— Robin Givhan (@RobinGivhan) April 23, 2015
@RobinGivhan You can't even say her name right, if you are going to talk bad about a woman not even here then learn how to say her name.— Ashley Myers (@myersashleyn) April 23, 2015
@RobinGivhan ^Out of respect at least.— Ashley Myers (@myersashleyn) April 23, 2015
@RobinGivhan I'm not insulting you the way you did to Lilly. I'm pointing out how your article was the opposite of tact. I hope you have a— Ashley Myers (@myersashleyn) April 23, 2015
@RobinGivhan great day Mrs. Givhan.— Ashley Myers (@myersashleyn) April 23, 2015