11/02/1992 at 01:00 AM EST
Judging by the frequency of (their recent appearances, (there must he an audience somewhere for Madonna
's breasts. But not, apparently, among our correspondents, who roundly denounced us for running a picture of la Ciccone modeling an essentially topless dress at a fashion show to benefit AIDS research (PEOPLE, Oct. 12).
To take the focus away from Amy Fisher's terrible crime and try to place blame on anyone else is absolutely ludicrous! I continue to be amazed and disillusioned by a society and a justice system that, in more and more cases, tries to find ways to "excuse" and rationalize brutal criminal acts.
JANET C. STINNETT, Columbia, Md.
Amy Fisher is a criminal, not a celebrity. I how could you pose the question, "Was she a victim too?" Amy Fisher was very well aware of what she did. A scorned lover? I don't buy it. I have been scorned many times, and not once did I go to someone-house to shoot them.
LAURA G. FARRUGGIO, New York City
Joey Buttafuoco is a slime, a cheater, a pimp, a liar and a danger to Mary Jo. If Any Fisher didn't get Mary jo with the bullet, Joey would have had to find another sick little girl to do the dirty work. Mary Jo has my deepest sympathies for marrying such a loser.
C.A. SMITH, New York City
Somebody better tell Mary Jo Buttafuoco in whatever language she understands that denial is not a river in Egypt. Her husband is the one who put her in this situation. Standing by your man is one thing, being an idiot is another.
VALERIE K. LOPRETE, Long Valley, N.J.
As a woman with a profession, I have worked very hard to get where I am today, but as long as there are idiots like Madonna
willing to flash their breasts for the public, then all women will be looked upon as a set of tits and nothing more. Due to the photograph you printed, I have even less respect for Madonna
and I have lost all respect for your magazine.
MARGARET A. FRAZIER, Jefferson City, Tenn.
My 3-year-old son's favorite show is Barney and Friends. When I saw the article on Barney, I quickly showed him, planning to tear out the page for him to keep. But I couldn't. On the next page was Madonna
, lewd as usual. Next time you print an article about programs for children, please check the magazine's layout.
LYNN STOUT, Robbinsville, N.J.
Hey! Does anyone else out there feel that these sexually demonstrative participants in Gaultier's fashion show for the benefit of the American Foundation for AIDS Research are part of the problem rather than part of the solution?
DEBRA PERKINS, New London, N.H.
I wish Barry Corbin and his newly discovered daughter well. However, his daughter is not attending North Texas State University, as the name was changed to the University of North Texas in 1988.
GEORGIANNE BURLAGE, Denton, Tex.
In your story on channeler J.Z. Knight, a photo caption mentions a cement wall, which is tantamount to talking about a loaf of flour. The wall is made of concrete, of which cement—along with some sand, aggregate and water—is an ingredient.
HENRY ARIAIL, Sewanee, Tenn.
TERRI SUE LIFORD
I was thrilled to read about Miss Michigan and her victory against cancer. During the two weeks we spent together with the other 48 contestants in Atlantic City, I got to know and love Terri Sue. She is beautiful, intelligent, talented and sincere. I am honored to call her my friend.
LEANZA CORNETT, Miss America 1993, Atlantic City
PICKS & PANS
Recently David Hiltbrand said the Beach Boys were guests oh the season premiere of Full House. This is untrue. They appeared in last season's finale. The episode did run the week before this season's premiere, but it was a rerun.
KELLY ROMACK, Arlington Heights. Ill.