UPDATE: Karl Stefanovic’s famous ‘I-wore-this-every-day-for-a-year-because-SEXISM’ suit is being auctioned off for charity.
It’s a suit that represents a wonderful experiment (see post below). But we warn you… according to Karl, it’s “a little bit stanky”.
“The truth is, with the scant dry-cleaning it’s had over the past year, these days it could probably get up and walk around the studio all by itself.”
If you win the bid, you’ll even score a pocketful of surprises.
“I’m happy to get it dry-cleaned if they want but I think it’s best the way it is. The selling points for the suit are that it’s had world coverage – and the great thing about world coverage is that you can’t smell it. There’s a Queensland flag on it and there’s all kinds of weird things in the pockets, including cough lollies and airline tickets. It’s like the TARDIS in there. You go into the pocket and you don’t know where you’re going to come out.”
Karl is a big advocate of preventing violence against women. “It needs to stop and it needs to stop now, and men need to play a role in all of that.”
What a legend. You’ve earned yourself a whole new suit, Stefanovic.
Update: What has Karl learned about sexism?
Karl Stefanovic has spoken again about his suit experiment, during which he wore the same suit every day for a year to see if anyone noticed.
On the Today show this morning, however, Karl questioned whether the experiment highlighted really was sexism.
“Can sexism be women judging women…is that sexism?,” he asked.
Co-host Lisa Wilkinson conceded that it was often women she felt judged by.
“When I get criticism, it’s mostly from women…and this leans towards a lack of support,” she said.
Previously, Mamamia wrote:
Female morning tv hosts are no stranger to sexism, especially when it comes to viewers making vicious comments on their outfits.