369 posts categorized "RACE"

Feb 25 2015
Need To Know: Balking DEAD Fans + Twink First + Flipping The BIRDMAN + Ass-Backwards + FASHION POLICE Brutality + MORE! Comments (0)

Walking-Dead

*widget boy cultureWalking Dead fans can't stomach...a gay kiss???

*widget boy cultureAs you know, I love a good word controversy. But is “twink” a slur???

*widget boy cultureThis Michael Keaton Vine makes me sad.

*widget boy cultureThe girl is on FIRE.

*widget boy cultureBoehner loses it over President Obama's Keystone veto. (Ha-ha.)

*widget boy cultureSaw Kingsman and found the final joke really tacky & weird.

*widget boy cultureIs your dog food brand killing your dog?

*widget boy cultureAmerican Sniper's murderer found guilty.

*widget boy cultureKelly Osbourne has some balls. I'm turning the corner on liking her.

*widget boy cultureGiuliana Rancic issues a legit apology for her racially insensitive comment.

*widget boy cultureGovernor of Arkansas is on Cher's Chit List.

*widget boy cultureSticky: A great place to find BUBBLES.

*widget boy culturePower bottom + Power Rangers + coke = must-see.

*widget boy cultureCongrats to Kevin Sessums on the publication of his latest memoir.

Sessums

 
Feb 24 2015
Fashion Word Police Comments (0)

Zendaya

I support Zendaya Coleman for calling out (of all people, the relatively kind) Giuliana Rancic, who noted that Zendaya looked like she might “smell of...weed” because she was wearing her hair in dreads.

Though I don't doubt that Rancic was not trying to express contempt for black people, her defensive response that it wasn't about race isn't really true. More accurately, it wasn't intentionally about race. 

Giuliana RancicRancic's non-apology, complete with assurance that she can't ever be racially insensitive.

It also raises some interesting questions about the existence of shows like Fashion Police (which I realize a lot of my readers love). 

So many times—always?—in cases like this, people are quick to say that it's humor. Get a sense of humor!

That's such a thoughtless (in the literal sense of having no thought process behind it) proposition. It's okay to say anything if the intent is to be funny, and anyone directly targeted, affected or offended by it has to either laugh or shut up? That's an example of policing language, which is what defenders of comedy at all costs usually cite whenever a joke is perceived to have gone too far.

So if you disagree with anything I'm saying in this post [insert clown horn], too bad, it's meant to be humorous!

Zendaya Coleman

I once did a scathing post that I semi-regretted, but the concept was: I pulled one of those would-you-be-caught-dead-in-this-outfit? type of pages from a weekly tabloid and I found photos of all the celebs who were on the panel. They were not extremely attractive, nor were they good dressers, and this is coming from a guy with about three pairs of pants and seven T-shirts. I posted them and roasted them. One of the women wrote me, humiliated and angry, and tried to excuse it by saying the magazine wrote most of the stuff for them to say anyway.

I've also commented, and did so again on Facebook regarding the Oscars, on the ridiculousness of having certain people being put forth as arbiters of beauty and taste in order to judge others. The optics of seeing some of these commentators in comparison to the women they think didn't quite do it right stink...worse than pot.

And there is no denying that the feel of a barb changes based on the age and the gender and the race and so on of who is making the barb. I don't think Zendaya needs to get a sense of humor in this case. I think she's got every right to be ticked off, not least of all because she looked outrageously beautiful and chic, and if that's not the point of Fashion Police, what exactly is?

 
Feb 23 2015
Miss Speak Comments (0)

Jigaboo

Anyone can misspeak, but how anyone could grasp for a word and come up with “jigaboo” innocently...let's just say it takes a very FOX News brand of stupidity.

 
Need To Know: Ax Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies Comments (0)

Joan-Crawford

*widget boy cultureRonan Farrow's show gets the ax.

*widget boy cultureCould Rush Limbaugh get the ax?

*widget boy cultureGet ready for Audra McDonald, Itzhak Perlman & Emanuel Ax.

*widget boy cultureHair designer (!) attacks sex emporium with an ax. Because Jesus.

Ax guys

*widget boy cultureBean-bag-wielding cops vs. ax-wielding nut.

*widget boy cultureTeen with ax reduced to tears by clerk.

*widget boy cultureDon't threaten to chop a cop's head off with an ax.

*widget boy cultureWhere “ax vs. ask” came from, and why it isn't going anywhere.

Ax

 
Feb 22 2015
Black To The Future: How Hattie McDaniel Dealt With Being A FIRST Before Hollywood Was Ready Comments (0)

Hattie-McDaniel

Incredible piece on Hattie McDaniel, who had a very interesting life and career beyond her indelible performance in Gone with the Wind (1939).

 
Feb 20 2015
DisgRACEful: Chelsea Fans Bar Black Man From Paris Metro Comments (0)

Chelsea-racist

Idiotic Chelsea fans chant their pride in being racists, prevent black man from getting on Paris Metro. Astonishing...

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Jan 30 2015
I'm Not Offended When She Dresses Like A Man... Comments (0)

Drag

...so I'm not sure why Mary Cheney is offended when RuPaul dresses like a woman.

Drag is a lot of things, and drag shouldn't always be given a free pass (I mean, it is possible to offend while in drag, though it's hard due to the context), but drag is not blackface, not even close, Mary...

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Jan 26 2015
Need To Know: Bashin' Carrie + BIRDMAN Spreads Its Wings + Snow Joke + Diplo Blow + PARIS Still BURNING + MORE! Comments (0)

Debbie-ReynoldsOh, how they do Carrie on!

*widget boy cultureSAG honors, daughter Carrie Fisher roasts, living legend Debbie Reynolds.

*widget boy cultureRedmayne upsets Keaton, Birdman upsets Boyhood at SAG; full winner list.

*widget boy cultureNYC might get three FEET of snow.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin's racist, meandering speech in Iowa was so weird DNC thanked her.

*widget boy cultureColin Farrell pushes for marriage equality in Ireland.

*widget boy cultureJindahl believes that amending U.S. Constitution vs. gay marriage is do-able.

*widget boy cultureDiplo says Taylor Swift's fans are “the worst people in the world.”

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*widget boy cultureJennie Livingston revisits her landmark Paris Is Burning doc.

*widget boy cultureMale models flash peen on the runway.

*widget boy cultureMaryland's new governor disenfranchises LGBT people IMMEDIATELY.

*widget boy cultureUnexpectedly, marriage equality in Alabama is on hold.

*widget boy cultureCarly Fiorina: Former U.S. senator & Sec. of State Clinton's never done anything.

*widget boy cultureHillary polls better than Obama in rural areas. (Wonder why??)

Hillary-clinton_2440834bShe will run, she will win.