Victoria's Secret Model Karolina Kurkova's Gun Dress Criticized

Nowadays, it's not really that hard to offend someone. So much as a display of something vaguely resembling whatever inanimate object you rally against is enough to prompt phone calls to the ACLU about how appalled you are.

Of course, as we gun guys can attest, firearms seem to take a lot of heat and prompt some pretty outrageous responses from those who think they know better.

Kid draws a picture of her father fighting monsters with a gun? Arrest the dad! Student bites his Pop-Tart so it looks like a gun? Suspend that little punk! That'll teach him!


Sadly, it should come as no surprise that something with guns actually printed on is frowned on as "insensitive" and "low-taste." At least, those are some of the words being used against Victoria's Secret model Karolina Kurkova, who on Friday paraded around New York City in a dress covered in various handguns and rifles.


As is common with anything in this kindergarten country of ours, more than a few people had a problem with this.

The Hollywood-obsessed bloggers over at TMZ, for example, said Kurkova was "seemingly oblivious to the fact police had a deadly gun battle last night with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects" Thursday.

Maybe if TMZ actually did their homework, they'd know the dress has nothing to do with last week's events in Boston, nor does it have anything to do with the attempts to ban "assault weapons" in Congress.

"It was against war and not anything to do with the personal use of guns," Israeli-born designer Nili Lotan told the Daily News, saying it was actually a reference to the conflict between Lebanon and Israel.


Still, Lotan said she would be hesitant to use the same fabric again, given the tragic events in Boston and Newtown, Conn.

"Would I ever do (a gun print) again? I'm not so sure, because today it would provoke the wrong impression," Lotan said, adding if she did use a gun print in the future, it would have "a very strong statement against allowing guns."

Talk about ironic. Anti-gun fashionista makes anti-war dress, criticized for being insensitive because, oh dear, there are guns on it!


We at G&A won't pretend to be fashion experts — by and large, our online staff's wardrobes consist of flannel, tactical shirts and a few sports jerseys. This kind of nonsense is exactly why we stay far away from the world of fashion; it's all confusion, self-righteousness and hypocrisy.

We'll stick with our non-designer jeans and button-ups, thank you very much.

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