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Go Fug Yourself

A comedy blog devoted to fashion gossip.

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Fugging Awesome

  • Dec 4, 2009
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When it comes to celebrity gossip, I'm usually with the "Leave Britney alone!" guy. It feels cruel to laugh at people in the public spotlight when they get knocked down or do something stupid, especially when other people's misery is marketed for our "entertainment." That said, however, I have absolutely no problem with a website that makes fun of Lindsay Lohan's decision to stop wearing pants in public.

Cue Go Fug Yourself, a snarky fashion blog devoted to ripping apart celebrities' horrendous fashion decisions. The two GFY bloggers, Heather Cox and Jessica Morgan, are not your run-of-the-mill haters, however. They don't focus on how much someone weighs or celebrities' personal lives, but the strange phenomenon of famous people with stylists and loads of money and resources STILL deciding to wear things like one-arm latex cat suits.

One of my favorite features is the made-up dialogue, especially the ones involving fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. If I may:

POSH: Er, Karl... Karl, don't tell anyone, but... I'm having second thoughts.

KARL LAGERFELD: Thoughts are for the DULL, darling. BE AMAZING.

POSH: Fine, babes, but my problem is just that I don't think I should have worn this after all. I think I look a bit stupid, actually.

KARL: RIDICULOUS! You are a DIVINE dish served cold. I would eat you with caviar if I could and then polish my glove with the CRUMBS of your GLAMOUR.

POSH: See, David said this looks like a bad rug that the royal family rolled up and stuck in a closet in Windsor Castle. But my sister disagreed -- she thought this belonged in Camilla Parker-Bowles' nightie drawer.

KARL: David is a PRECOCIOUS flesh nugget INDEED. Dip him in mustard. HE IS A DELIGHT. But kill your sister.

POSH: Look, I just sort of feel like a 19th century prostitute, Karl. And I'm not sure it's the look I should be going for now.

KARL: It's like I told that delightful Lindsay Lohan -- "To look like a freak is to be ALIVE WITH FASHION, and also, WASH YOUR FACE IN CHAMPAGNE."

POSH: You're mad as pants, aren't you? You're more bonkers than a shed in a limousine.

KARL: I've grown tired of your complaining. You're just AFRAID TO BE FABULOUS. Now leave me unless your breasts make martinis.

Another amazing feature is "Fug Madness," which is in the same vein as March Madness, except instead of basketball teams, celebrities duke it out for who has worn the worst outfits that year. It's judged by readers and is always hilarious.

Their posts are short, a perfect work diversion, and frequently make me laugh out loud. If you're tired of reading Perez Hilton's latest attack on the celeb flavor of the week or just want to see how Katy Perry can turn a Whole Foods totebag into a red carpet dress, then Go Fug Yourself might make your day.
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December 04, 2009
Nice review!  I love this blog, though sometimes, all that fug is too painful to look at.  This is why I hit up ONTD more often.  They filter out all the blah stuff, and post over the awesome stuff :)
 
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Hailing from the rough-and-tumble deserts of southern Arizona, where one doesn't have to bother with such trivialities as "coats" or "daylight savings time," Anna is a freelance writer … more
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The "Fug Girls", as they are known, use their weblog to ridicule and satirize a variety of fashion disasters, whether by established stars or by starlets. Among the celebrities frequently appearing in the blog are Maggie Gyllenhaal, Courtney Love, Kevin Federline, Bai Ling, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Bobby Trendy, Courtney Peldon, and Ashley Peldon. Additionally, the blog regularly features the questionable style choices of celebrities who are often lauded as fashion icons in the mainstream media, such as Sienna Miller, Chloë Sevigny, Mischa Barton and Mary-Kate Olsen.

The authors' use of the word "Fug" is discussed at length in the Go Fug Yourself FAQ. They sum it up by stating that "Fugly ... is a self-inflicted state, and no one seems to excel at dwelling in the depths of fug quite like pretty people with money to spare and little sense of how to spend it." Commonly, "fugly" is believed to be a combination of the words "fucking ugly", although the authors claim it is a combination of "fantastically ugly."

Go Fug Yourself was named one of Entertainment Weekly's 25 favorite entertainment sites in its June 23, 2006 issue. In 2005 it was named one of the 50 Coolest Websites by Time magazine and one of the Top 100 Best Things of the Year by CBC. It was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Blogs by The Guardian in March 2008. It has also been mentioned in Vanity Fair, Elle, Business Week Online, Harper's Bazaar, ...
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