Emma does not look like a hypocrite. There is nothing in any of this that should reflect badly on her. Or her PR team.
Contrary to what Jonny is spewing out, the story about sweatshop workers is only 5 or 6 days old. The photoshoot was long before that. Coincidentally, the Elle issue also came out about 6 days ago. Coincidence? With the garbage the daily mail prints, I doubt it.
There were stories about the Fawcett shirts before that, but it was about who would or wouldn't wear them - Cameron, etc. Unless Emma went back to Divination class, there is no way she or her PR saw this coming.
By the way, here is the latest statement from Fawcett about the allegations, bolding is mine.
Dear Fawcett members and supporters,
We would like to update you on the situation with regards to the allegations made in this week’s Mail on Sunday that our Whistles produced ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ t-shirts may not have been made in line with the ethical standards that Fawcett would require of any product bearing our name.
We have been working around the clock to investigate these allegations since we first became aware of them on Saturday and are pleased to confirm that we have today seen expansive and current evidence from Whistles that the CMT factory in Mauritius they used to produce our ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ T-shirt conforms to ethical standards. We have been particularly pleased to receive evidence that:
- 100% of workers are paid above the government-mandated minimum wage and all workers are paid according to their skills and years of service.
- The standard working week is 45 hours, and workers are compensated (at a higher rate of pay) for any overtime worked.
- There is a high retention of staff and employees are offered training and development.
- An audit into the CMT factory was carried out in October 2014 by an independent not-for-profit organisation and this did not reveal any material concerns on the working conditions, the welfare or the health and safety of workers.
- Workers are able to join a union and there is a union presence in the factory.
The evidence we have seen categorically refutes the assertion that the ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ T-shirts produced by Whistles were made in a sweatshop.
As for your other nonsense Jonny, the lie about pole-dance lessons is yours, the rest is your disappointments and delusions.