Heroin Chic

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 31•20 Jun 4, 1997

President Clinton spoke out last week against "heroin chic," the glamorization of heroin use through fashion ads depicting emaciated, strung-out-looking models. What do you think?

  • “We need to educate young people about the dangers of heroin. For example, don't buy from my uncle, because he cuts it with roach paste.”

    Sheila Cobb –
    Systems Analyst

  • “You know who's a real heroine? Bette Midler, that's who.”

    Roy Lofton –
    Stock Broker

  • “Ever since I started looking lifeless and emaciated, my popularity has soared. Thanks, AIDS!”

    Theo Buscell –
    Legal Secretary

  • “I'm still waiting for my Boy Scout-impaling habit to become chic.”

    Chris Auletta –
    Optometrist

  • “I think Clinton might really learn to like heroin if he just got addicted to it.”

    Ryan Sorghum –
    Dairy Farmer

  • “Why do the young kids enjoy so much the heroin and the close dancing and the iron-on patches? Why can't they join a church group and play 'Stardust' on the organ to nursing home patients?”

    Candace Royer –
    Science Teacher

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