New Yorker Rachael Sacks sent a message to the world with her latest essay: ‘I’m Not Going to Pretend That I’m Poor to Be Accepted by You.’
Maybe she should have kept the silver spoon in her mouth.
But a Manhattan co-ed felt compelled to speak out for the put-upon privileged who are callously judged by those less, well, everything. Now, after an essay poor rich woman Rachael Sacks penned on the topic went viral, she cannot seem to garner even 1% worth of sympathy.
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Rachael Sacks responds to her critics outside her West Village apartment on Friday.
“I’m, like, waiting for someone to come up to me [on the street] and spit in my face,” Sacks said Friday as a photographer snapped her photo near her West Village apartment. Reflecting deeply on her self-inflicted notoriety, she added “This attention is … I like it, but I half don’t like it at the same time.”
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Sacks (seen in a Facebook photo) says she was grocery shopping in the West Village when she felt judged.
The rebel for the rich and daughter of obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Preston Sacks, gained instant fame Thursday, when her essay “I’m Not Going to Pretend That I’m Poor to Be Accepted by You” was posted on the website Thought Catalog.
“I am sorry that I was born into great financial circumstances and my father likes to provide for me,” Sacks wrote. “I am sorry that I don’t have to go to a state school to save my parents money. What do you want from me?”
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Rachael Sacks had just left a Mulberry sample sale when she headed over to Gristedes. Other shoppers, she wrote, were looking at her as if she were wasting her daddy’s money.
A student at The New School, according to her Facebook page, Sacks lashed out after an infuriating encounter at a Gristedes supermarket. She was clutching a giant shopping bag from the Mulberry sample sale and waiting to check out, when she felt two women were unfairly judging her.
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Rachael Sacks — seen with her father, Dr. Preston Sacks — says it’s not her problem that her daddy’s rich.
“They then both glare at me with my shopping bag and my Coco Lite snack cakes and Diet Coke as if to say here’s daddy’s little princess wasting money, that little piece of s–t,” Sacks wrote.
She pointed out that “people shouldn’t make others feel bad about their own personal finances,” but the honest post still prompted criticism from readers who pegged the twentysomething as a spoiled brat who should have kept her mouth shut. “This is just another whiney, entitled child going on about how unfair the world is,” one commenter wrote.
Others blasted the piece as “immature” and “disgusting.” But the young writer still has fans in her friends, who applauded, and even culturally deified, Sacks on her Facebook page.
“You’re like the Chelsea Handler of the internet. … I’m kinda jealous,” one pal wrote, comparing Sacks to the “Chelsea Lately” talk show host.
Sacks is no stranger to controversial writing — her last piece for Thought Catalog was titled “Confession: I’m a Chronic Female Masturbator.”