Maybe Icelanders did not appreciate being depicted as "mousy-haired and lumpy." Maybe they did not want their folklore about elves to be reprinted in the pages of a prestigious magazine. Or maybe they were simply embarrassed about their country's economic collapse.
For whatever reason, an article by the acclaimed author Michael Lewis in the April issue of Vanity Fair about Iceland's crisis upset some online readers in the country, one of whom called it an "attack on Iceland."
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