Folks, I’ve got some disappointing news.
Vanity Fair has launched a new segment, “Chewed Out: The Gum Review” by Juli Weiner. It seems as though this established publication has pilfered our gummy style. Not only is the format nearly identical to our own, the voice itself seems to imitate our own (even the photograph looks like ours!).
This is editorially irresponsible! If you love Gumalert, let the folks over at Vanity Fair know it. We are the original Gum Girls, the experts of gumz, the long-winded and painfully comprehensive reviewers of your favorite Orbit, Trident, Bubblicious, Stride, the gob in your cheek as a child, the pellet you pop to freshen your breath after lunch. We are proud of the work that we’ve done.
We’ve seen some smaller gum blogs pop up here and there, and we can’t really complain about them– let’s face it, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But this is an entertainment giant taking queues from the little guys with not so much as a link to our blog!
As always, let us know what your favorite gum is, if you haven’t already done so, or send us your questions, thoughts, comments, rants about sucralose or aspartame. Because we really do care about gum, however obsessive and weird that might seem.