In my years in New York I grew accustomed to the schlocky hate columns of one Andrea Peyser, a sort of poor woman`s Maureen Dowd toiling at the New York Post.
But what she drank before penning this screed I can only imagine.
It was bigger than the Super Bowl and as tacky as a legion of Elvis impersonators. Most of all, it was disturbingly white.
...The pomp and ridiculousness then spilled to the streets. Brits in T-shirts and jeans gathered for days to catch a glimpse of the white folks riding to Buckingham Palace, and a wedding night that is, famously, old news for the couple.
Kate puts on brave face amid tacky spectacle
, May 1, 2011
By "disturbingly white", I presume Ms. Peyser means the race of participants, which was in fact white. It`s hard to imagine Peyser, the daughter of parents who once lived in Israel
, complaining that a particular ceremony was "disturbingly Jewish."
But being familiar with the Kevin MacDonald
trilogy, I can see how a centuries-old tradition combining monarchy, military costumes and Christianity would push all her buttons.
Would a mariachi band
in Westminster Abbey have helped?