Still More Terry Richardson

Marc Jacobs has revealed to the WSJ: “I’ve worked with Terry and Terry has asked me to do some crazy things. I know that those pictures will exist if I do them. But I’m a big boy and I can say no.” I see. That’s good for Marc, who added that Richardson is “not ill-spirited.” Somehow, I am not reassured.

Elsewhere, a bunch of photographers argue whether Terry Richardson’s conduct is business as usual in the fashion industry.   Basically, everyone knows all about Richardson’s behavior, but they can’t agree on its significance. They can’t even agree on whether he’s a hack.

The Village Voice rightly wonders why Richardson has refused all requests for a comment on the story.   No one is rushing to defend him, other than his buddy Tom Ford and one model.

You can tell H&M that you don’t feel good about them using Richardson to shoot their ad campaigns. Go here to send an email.

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14 Responses to “Still More Terry Richardson”

  1. Moda Says:

    The problem with Marc Jacobs’ statement is that many young models aren’t all “big girls” who feel they can say no. I’ve emailed H & M. Still not heard back from Chuck though. I pray that Terry Richardson loses everything.

  2. Dave C Says:

    Marc Jacobs is either truly naive or just another massive cunt. Big boys may be able to say no to Richardson, but young girls are a different matter. Get fucking real.

  3. Make Do Style Says:

    All it takes is power. Someone in the fashion industry has the power to say enough is enough.
    Or we could all boycott H&M.

  4. Ann Says:

    I was so disheartened when I learned he shoots for Rolling Stone, too. And as Moda and Dave C stated. Marc Jacobs can say no because he’s Marc Jacobs. A young, up & coming model likely doesn’t have the nerve or the confidence. He’s a slimy predator.

  5. Aja Says:

    You know I’m beginning to feel icy indifference to H&M. How about Vincent Gallo and his liberal usage of the phrase “negro”. They had no issue using him in a campaign even though there probably knew that fact. It angered me and when I called them on it and I didn’t so much as illicit a ripple in the pond (nor did I receive any sort of response).

  6. Nadia Says:

    Wow. Terry Richardson really is one huge fucking cunt, Good on you for opening some eyes to this. I was familiar with his “work” but had no idea about the rest of it – reading some of the pages you’d linked a few days ago made me literally feel ill. Going to email H&M too now.

    As for Marc Jacobs, adding that Richardson isn’t “ill-spirited” just makes him a fence sitter, and to be honest I’m not sure why he bothered to comment about this at all… I read it something like “Terry Richardson is dirty sex predator, but hey! he’s a great guy!”

    Really admire your persistence to take this fucker down. Going to link this post on my (shared) blog.

  7. Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen Says:

    Dave C: MJ was a massive cunt 20 something years ago when I knew him so I wouldn’t be surprised to find he still was one.

    I’m still reeling over this statement MJ made: “If a girl is underage, maybe the girl’s agent or chaperon should be present on the shoot. That’s the hard part. Who’s to blame or who’s to watch?” I’m sure he knows damn well how agencies work. They assure parents that models are chaperoned and supervised but the reality is that they are only looking out for what they can make off a model (all the while billing the model for everything they’re providing.) If the photographer’s assistants don’t do or say anything, the agency is worried about making a buck off some young girl who may become the “next big thing” (hence mega commissions for them), the AD’s are knowingly sending girls, the advertisers request this style of photographic work, and the photographer is given free reign, then Its crystal clear to me who should be blamed and who should be watched. (Did I leave anyone out? Ha!)

  8. Iron Chic Says:

    I’m pretty sure Terry Richardson doesn’t give a fuck about any of this.
    He’s laughing all the way to the bank and blowing his jizz on 15 year old tits. He most likely won’t be held accountable for any of his pervy actions.
    Even when I was 15 and supposedly impressionable, there is no way in hell I would have ever been pressured to touch any creepy old man cock.
    Thanks to my mum and dad for raising me to not be an idiot. xo

  9. HelOnWheels Says:

    I bet you Richardson and Dov Charney of AA compare notes and give each other hints on the best methods of sexual harassment. Sickening. And MJ is a douche than I initially thought he was based on that quote you included, SW.

  10. Pudfish Says:

    Dear Sister Wolf , just wanted to say again I am a huge fan of your blog, love your writing, and admire the diversity of the subject matter, as well as your intelligence and wicked sense of humour. Your crusade again this horrible sounding man is admirable. I also continue to enjoy reading your followers’ comments – the best of any blog, in my humble opinion. You should definitely get a book deal.

  11. deja pseu Says:

    Uh, Marc, that’s like someone on the board of directors of a company saying “I don’t work weekends, I just tell them No.”

    The folks working the assembly line don’t have that kind of agency.

  12. That's Not My Age Says:

    Did you see the comment Richardson posted on his blog? Can’t remember the exact words but basically saying he’s upset about these false allegations…

  13. Hammie Says:

    Here’s another example of everybody knowing about something vile; but everyone covering up to keep the cash cow happy

    And no it’s not the Pope this time:

    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/new-claims-against-hey-dad-actor-20100325-qzzi.html

  14. Dru Says:

    What an idiot. I mean, I love a lot of his designs, but is he just thick enough to not get that he isn’t in the same position relative to Terry Richardson as some young model who’s being pressured to take her top off?

    Bullshit.

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