Teen Vogue writer: Entrepreneurship is bad, and Dolly Parton is bad for supporting it

February 9, 2021

By Accuracy in Media Staff

Teen Vogue labor analyst Kim Kelly criticized Dolly Parton this week for her “reimagining” of her hit song, “9 to 5” in an opinion piece article for NBC. 

A Super Bowl ad for Squarespace highlighted the website’s potential for entrepreneurial hopefuls, showing that sometimes you can work hard and achieve your career dreams. 

But Kelly used the ad to attack entrepreneurship, attacking Parton in the process. She described Parton’s reworking as a “rare miscalculation”, and a “perfect storm of gig economy propaganda.” 

According to her bio, Kelly “is a freelance journalist, organizer and author based in Philadelphia. Her work on labor, politics and working-class resistance can be found in Teen Vogue, The Baffler, The New Republic, The Washington Post and many others.”

It comes as no surprise writers at Teen Vogue oppose entrepreneurship, the publication was slammed for publishing an article hailing Marx as a workers’ champion, having teachers share how they incorporate communist teachings into their classrooms. 

Teen Vogue posted, “welcome to marx!” along with a link to the article on its Twitter account.


Having a free market is essential for entrepreneurs to establish and thrive with a business, and as fans of Karl Marx Teen Vogue is no fan of capitalism. And the thing is, Teen Vogue’s audience is young and impressionable – and the magazine has long targeted its readers with Left-leaning stances presented as fact, as AIM has reported.

The magazine treads on thin ice, as it celebrates minorities and women that have started their own businesses while advocating for communist business ideals that would all but destroy opportunities to “be your own boss”. 

Of course, Teen Vogue is not the only outlet guilty of marketing directly to minors. As AIM reported in late 2020, an environmental group was using young TikTok influencers to directly reach — or indoctrinate — their even younger viewers to support them. 


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