Who DIDN’T I offend? To all of you, there’s only one thing to say: sorry.
I don’t subscribe to the opinionist posture of never apologise, never explain – I’m happy to do both. I don’t want to offend people. Not my thing.
But right now I want to devote my energy to replying individually to all the comments. So for the time being my explanation is on there.
And here’s what I should have written, to avoid all this rancour, because this is all that I meant:
Dita von Teese is one of the world’s most elegant and perfectly turned out women.
And for those of you who don’t want to – or can’t – wear very high heels, here are some pictures of her looking just as great in flat shoes, as she does in her highest Louboutins.
PS 28th January: I’ve amended the post, taking out the specific term which caused offence and which I honestly didn’t know was a derogatory term. I’m so grateful to Indiyesreally in comments for spelling that out to me.
I’ve also edited the rest of the piece in a way which I hope makes the points I was trying to make clearer.