Dear Marie-Antoinette ,
I think you’re pretty. I love your big frilly dresses, your fabulous up-do’s, and the adorable fan you seem to be pictured with all of the time.
That said, it’s a shame that you have been blamed for hundreds of years for such an insensitive statement. There are few things worse than forcefully taking the blame for something you didn’t say or do. Especially when there are several other claims that prove your insensitivity to the French populace. If you must claim those, you should at least be able to shake this one.
My guess is that suggesting that they eat cake (or more accurately, brioche) would have only made it more clear that you were oblivious to the fact that a famine was occurring. That would have meant you could have cared less for those less fortunate than you. Surely this was not how you felt!
In the end it seems being an indulgent socialite cost you your head. What a shame. It was a pretty head.
In honor of one insensitive statement that cannot be attributed to you…
“Let them eat cake!”