This TV Anchor Wore the Same Suit for a Year and No One Noticed Until Now
Australian television anchor Karl Stefanovic was furious when his female co-anchor, Lisa Wilkinson, would receive unsolicited fashion advice (mostly in the form of snarky online criticism). “Women, they wear the wrong colour and they get pulled up,” he told Fairfax Media. “They say the wrong thing and there’s thousands of tweets written about them”
So he decided to see what would happen if he wore the same cheap, “knockoff Burberry” suit for an entire year, barring circumstances. Would the fashion police go after him too?
As it turns out, no one even noticed — except for Wilkinson and the production crew of The Today Show, who remarked that the suit hadn’t been dry-cleaned in a year.
Stefanovic, whose female colleague was once photographed running errands and judged harshly on her sweatpants, said that he was stunned by the results of his experiment:
“No one has noticed; no one gives a shit,” he told Fairfax Media. “Women are judged much more harshly and keenly for what they do, what they say and what they wear…”
“I’m judged on my interviews, my appalling sense of humour –- on how I do my job, basically. Whereas women are quite often judged on what they’re wearing or how their hair is.”
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