I have to say that I am disappointed that Marie Claire would publish this article by Ms. Kelly without thinking about how their readers would feel about it. On the other hand, they are probably loving all the attention they are receiving from it. However, the next time I see their magazine at the store, I will think twice before purchasing it.
As a writer, I recognize that my words have the ability to hurt others, intentionally or not. I don't think Ms. Kelly's words were meant to hurt readers, but she does show a great lack of tact.
I hope that in light of the uproar Ms. Kelly's article has caused, people will feel encouraged to treat others with respect no matter what they look like.