This morning on the Today show, perma-guest (and virtual co-host) Donald Trump did more of his boring chest beating – words to the effect that he owns this thing and it’s their franchise blah blah blah. Sidekick soldier boy Mark Burnett could only nod in agreement.
The New York Times also reports that Martha’s apprenticettes won’t be baking cakes. But if they aren’t going to be spending time in the kitchen whipping up intricate desserts or slaving on Turkey Hill Farm doing Marie Antoinette-like tasks as impossible as they are pointless. . . well, I for one won’t be watching!
Feels like Martha’s brand has been snatched by The Donald. It’s a brilliant move ’cause Martha, incarcerated in Camp Cupcake, can’t even speak out on her own behalf. But it’s just another depressing example of the bully-boy culture that’s in the ascendant these days.
– Fenton Bailey
(Related story on Variety.com)