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Amy Powell, the president of Paramount TV, was reportedly ousted Thursday for making inappropriate comments.

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Asian stocks eked out modest gains on Friday as investor caution prevailed amid concerns about the European Union imposing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods while U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of Federal Reserve policy knocked the dollar.


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Blac Chyna Advertises Organic Skin Lightener Product But Turns Off The Comments Section – Can You Guess Why?

Blac Chyna’s latest post is about some organic skin lightener products which she claims will protect your hair and skin from the sun. On the other hand, she turned off the comments for this post.

‘Summer is here! 👙Who else wants to have smooth, flawless skin? A lot of factors can affect your skin one of the biggest factors is the SUN! 🌞 Taking care of your SKIN should be just as important as taking care of your HAIR! One of the best products I’ve used is @organicskinlightener which is an ALL NATURAL way to help skin with discoloration, stretch marks, acne scars; it works from the inside out to give your skin a beautiful glow!’ Chyna began the caption for her post.

‘They were just picked by Life & Style Magazine as a 2018 Top Celeb Break Out Product! Check out ALL their reviews on their ig and Tell them Chy 💋sent you! USE code Chyna20 to get a discount!’ Chyna finished captioning her video in which she is presenting the product to her fans and followers.

We assume that she turned off comments for this specific post because her fans have been slamming her for a long time, telling her that she is trying to bleach her skin.

And considering the product she is currently advertising on her Instagram is called ‘organic skin lightener’ she probably just fuels these rumors even more.

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Kenya Moore Shares A Pregnancy-Related Post & Disables Comments After Haters Made Her Delete The Baby Bump Pic

Kenya Moore cannot think about something else, rather than her pregnancy. She even posted a photo in which she was showing a small baby bump, and she was together with her husband, Marc Daly.

But, unfortunately, after lots of haters left her horrible comments accusing her of faking her pregnancy, Kenya decided to take the baby bump pic down.

Now, she has another pregnancy-related post, but this time she made sure to disable the comments s that no more haters insult her and her family.

You can see the latest emotional post below and read the story that it shares.

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This comes right after, Kenya had another message for her fans just the other day that she posted on the same social media account.

That message was supposed to help us feel encouraged and have more faith that good things will come for everyone. As we already said, she also deleted her baby bump pic after haters slammed her.

‘Keep dreaming God has your back. #god #love #peace’ Kenya captioned her latest post.

‘This speaks volumes to my spirit brought tears to my eyes THANK YOUR LORD I needed this inspiration!!!🖤🖤🖤’ one of her followers told Kenya.

‘U took ur belly photo down 😢 don’t let them haters get to u. Just shut off the comments,’ a disappointed fan noticed and advised Kenya not to care so much about the haters and their messages. It seems that she took the fan’s advice and shut down the comments.

We really hope that Kenya enjoys her pregnancy and has enough strength to not care about the haters and what they’re saying regarding her pregnancy.

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Stevie Wonder Dismisses Kanye West’s Slavery Comments as ‘Foolishness’ (VIDEO)

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Promise & peril of Kim-Trump talks, anti-Semitism in social justice and other comments

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Elon Musk Blasts Harvard’s Steven Pinker Over Comments Dismissing the Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk took to Twitter this week to bemoan comments, made by Harvard professor Steven Pinker, that were dismissive of Musk’s many warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence.

Musk’s smackdown came in response to statements Pinker made on a Wired podcast released a few days prior. At one point Pinker said that “if Elon Musk was really serious about the AI threat he’d stop building those self-driving cars, which are the first kind of advanced AI that we’re going to see.” He then pointed out that Musk isn’t worried about his cars deciding to “make a beeline across sidewalks and parks, mowing people down”.

Pinker’s statement was off-the-cuff, but deeply silly on the face of it. Musk’s frequent warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence have touched on their possible use to control weapons or manipulate information to gin up global conflict. The physicist Steven Hawking, in a similar vein, has warned that AI could “supersede” humans when they exceed our biological intelligence.

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Those concerns are about what’s known as “general” artificial intelligence – systems able to replicate all human decision making. Systems like Tesla’s Autopilot, the AlphaGo gaming bot, and Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm are something quite different – “narrow” AI systems designed to handle one discrete task.

Developing Autopilot might make some contributions to developing general A.I., and it certainly raises moral questions about how we train machines. But, as Musk points out, even a completely perfect self-driving car would have nothing remotely resembling a fully enabled ‘mind’ that could decide to either marginalize or hurt humans.

So the fact that a self-driving Tesla is specifically designed not to murder people isn’t very relevant to the question of whether a machine intelligence might someday decide to. Further, it does nothing to dispense with the worries of organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation that limited A.I. systems designed for hacking and social manipulation are no more than a few years away.

Pinker, it must be pointed out, is not a technologist, but a psychologist and linguist. His early work developed the idea that language is an innate human ability forged by evolution – a position that itself has recently come under renewed scrutiny. Pinker’s more recent work has praised science, reason, and the march of technology – but he might want to take a harder look at some of the risks.

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Dow tumbles as much as 140 points on new Fed chair’s comments

Markets got spooked Tuesday on fears that Jerome Powell, the newly appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, may be poised to hike interest rates more aggressively than his predecessor Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged more than 140 points in midday trading to 25,560.34 as Powell spoke of an economy that has…
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Quincy Jones apologises for controversial comments

OHMYGOSSIP — Quincy Jones has apologised for a recent string of controversial comments he made about stars including The Beatles and Michael Jackson.
The 84-year-old record producer has admitted he was wrong for making a string of “silly” comments in interviews, including claiming The Beatles were the “worst musicians in the world”, slamming Taylor Swift’s songwriting capabilities, and accusing the late Michael Jackson of “stealing” the inspiration for many of his biggest hits.
Quincy admits that his loved ones have staged a “family intervention” to get him to apologise, and he claims he has now “learned his lesson”.
On Twitter, the star wrote: “A couple weekends ago, my six daughters (who I’m beyond proud of ) took me aside to do a surprise ‘family intervention’ because of some silly things I’ve said in two recent interviews &…I have LEARNED MY LESSON. Let me tell you, I’m so grateful for my daughters because they aren’t scared to stand up to their daddy. I am an imperfect human & I’m not afraid to say it. And I’m sorry & I’m not afraid to say it.
“When you’ve been fortunate enough to have lived such a long & crazy life (& you’ve recently stopped drinking- three years ago!), certain details about specific events (which do NOT paint the full picture of my intentions not experiences) come flooding back all at once, & even at 85, it’s apparent that “wordvomit” & bad-mouthing is inexcusable. (sic)”
During his recent interviews, Quincy had also touched on important issues such as his desire to tackle racism, and has now apologised that his “bad mouthing” comments have taken away from the importance of those topics.
He continued: “One of the hardest things about this situation is that, this bad-mouthing has contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality, homophobia, poverty …you name it. And of course I don’t want that. I have already reached out to my friends privately, but when you live a public life, you have a responsibility to be an example, & since I do lead a public life, I wanted to make an apology. (sic)”
Quincy rounded off his Twitter message by apologising to those he “offended”, and thanking his family for making him realise the error of his ways.
He wrote: “I’m sorry to anyone whom my words offended & I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me & to those who aren’t. There friends are like blood family to me. To my dear family & Friends … thank you for your grace. Thank you for calling me out when I’ve clearly made a mistake…many mistakes.
“Even though sometimes it’s difficult to receive criticism or discipline (especially publicly), I want you to know I hear you. I hear ALL of you…& I thank you. So, I encourage you all to please grow with me & keep on keepin’ on. Love, an 85 year old bow-legged man who is still learning from his mistakes. (sic)”

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Dems’ vanishing lead, flying support animals and other comments

From the right: Why Dem Lead Is Shrinking A “funny thing is happening” to Democrats, says National Review’s David French: “Their lead in the generic congressional ballot is shrinking, down from healthy double digits last year to slightly more than six points now.” The reason: Democrats “seem constitutionally incapable of mounting a proportionate response to…
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Fitness Fridays: Family By The Ton‘s Naomi Anderson On Hating “Pretty For A Big Girl” Comments And Losing Weight On National TV

We talked to Anderson about dealing with family members and friends who aren’t so supportive and what it has been like going on a very personal journey in front of a national audience.

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Chuck Schumer to Colbert: Trump’s Comments ‘Nothing But Racist’

Stephen Colbert had Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on The Late Show Monday night, and he had no choice but to begin with “what historians will call ‘s-hole-gate.’”

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Sports desk: The NFL’s Violence Problem Pro football’s falling TV viewership is about a lot more than the kneeling protests, argues Theodore Kupfer at National Review: “The problem football faces is whether it is too violent to survive.” Take the Dec. 4 Steelers-Bengals game: “Were parents more likely to let their boys try out for…
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Miley Cyrus Responds to Criticism Over Texas Shooting Comments

Miley Cyrus took to Instagram on Monday, November 7, to respond to criticism for her heartfelt post about gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at a church in Texas.

Earlier in the day the singer, 24, posted a message calling for gun control after a gunman killed 26 people, including eight members of one family, and injured more than 20 others during a church service in the small town of Sutherland Springs.

“My dreams have become nightmares & those nightmares , reality … This isn’t fair , this isn’t right , this isn’t just , this isn’t human! This is a TERRORIST act by a WHITE AMERICAN MAN!” the Grammy nominee wrote. “I am heartbroken & embarrassed. Mortified by our country & its s–tty system , lack of control/laws! This does NOT HAVE or NEED to happen! It’s devastatingly disgusting!”

Referencing the lyrics to her song “Bad Mood,” she continued, “I wanted to bring awareness to the fact that everyday we are waking up to more terrifyingly painful information that makes it nearly impossible to feel optimistic that things are going to change! They say it gets worst before it gets better in some cases & I wish on every star that this is the worst of it! I continue to be hopeful that enough is enough and the eyes of the ignorant will open and realize that (gun) VIOLENCE has to stop! This a–holes Facebook profile photo was a f–king riffle ! ‘I don’t know how much more it can take!’ #F–kGuns#F–kViolence My love is with you TX!”

My dreams have become nightmares & those nightmares , reality … This isn't fair , this isn't right , this isn't just , this isn't human! This is a TERRORIST act by a WHITE AMERICAN MAN! I am heartbroken & embarrassed. Mortified by our country & its shitty system , lack of control/laws! This does NOT HAVE or NEED to happen! It's devastatingly disgusting! This is exactly why the lyrics of Bad Mood were so important for me to share on a major platform. I wanted to bring awareness to the fact that everyday we are waking up to more terrifyingly painful information that makes it nearly impossible to feel optimistic that things are going to change! They say it gets worst before it gets better in some cases & I wish on every star that this is the worst of it! I continue to be hopeful that enough is enough and the eyes of the ignorant will open and realize that (gun) VIOLENCE has to stop! This assholes Facebook profile photo was a fucking riffle ! "I don't know how much more it can take!" #FuckGuns #FuckViolence 🚫💔🚫💔 My love is with you TX!

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While several fans commented positively on her post (and it attracted more than half a million likes), others took issue with her pointing out that a white American male was responsible for the attack.

But the “Malibu” singer didn’t back down and returned to Instagram with another post defending her comments.

I'd like to believe that EVERY person who takes the life of another being is " mentally ill " …. it's hard to conceptualize that a sane human could commit such a hideous crime. BUT I am sorry Donald Trump this absolutely is a " GUNS SITUATION" I am aghast by the reaction of my latest post , it is completely amazing to me how defensive and in denial this country really is! You are not focused on the horrific tragedy I addressed but more angered that I am putting a BIG bright spotlight on the fact it was a "WHITE AMERICAN MALE" terrorist that walked in & killed 26 people (including children) leaving 20 severely injured ! All of a sudden …. " we are all equal " "human is human" "skin color doesn't matter " (NOW neither does gender) "makes no difference if they were male or female" …… BUT those things absolutely matter when … someone completely legitimate is running for president (versus someone who isn't) , when a car runs over innocent people while professing their love to a GOD different from yours , it sure matters to the cops when they beat or even kill innocent people of color , it even matters at the airport/on an airplane or in immigration when folks are completely profiled & judged for their background . NOW it doesn't matter if someone is a man or woman? Well that's news to me and the HH foundation because it's been years of fighting for gender equality and the right to be the sex you identify with or marry the one you love! There has ALWAYS been an issue with these subjects until NOW. So since this tragedy has occurred (coming off the cusp of Vegas, another terroristic act by a white American male) DONT START to be all innocent! Gender , race , & religion HAS and continues to matter for all the wrong reasons & that's only the beginning of how backwards this country is! All of you are so focused on protecting yourself, you've completely forgotten that you're not the only one that has to live in this country or on this planet! Aren't you exhausted? Because to be honest I am fucking sick and tired of starting everyday with tears and in mourning! Let's unite! Trump never needed to build a wall for us , we've done it ourselves! Love!

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“I am aghast by the reaction of my latest post,” Cyrus wrote. “It is completely amazing to me how defensive and in denial this country really is! You are not focused on the horrific tragedy I addressed but more angered that I am putting a BIG bright spotlight on the fact it was a ‘WHITE AMERICAN MALE’ terrorist that walked in & killed 26 people (including children) leaving 20 severely injured!”

“Since this tragedy has occurred (coming off the cusp of Vegas, another terroristic act by a white American male) DONT START to be all innocent! Gender , race , & religion HAS and continues to matter for all the wrong reasons & that’s only the beginning of how backwards this country is!” she continued. “All of you are so focused on protecting yourself, you’ve completely forgotten that you’re not the only one that has to live in this country or on this planet! Aren’t you exhausted? Because to be honest I am f–king sick and tired of starting everyday with tears and in mourning! Let’s unite! Trump never needed to build a wall for us , we’ve done it ourselves! Love!”

The post has more than 300,000 likes and Cyrus followed it up by posting pictures of some of her favorite white American males, including her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, and her brothers, Braison and Trace. “I do NOT & refuse to generalize or stereotype!” she captioned the pics. “You are all correct to believe every human deserves the same respect …. but please keep that in mind when you’re judging others. NOT just with the race , religion , gender , or sexuality which YOU identify with. Deal?”

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How to Deal When Your Boss Makes Rude Comments About Your Engagement Ring

Ooh, here’s a great reader Q today: how to deal when your boss makes rude comments about your engagement ring. Here’s Reader C’s question:

I am recently engaged, and am having difficulty handling my boss’s reaction. Specifically, he makes “joking” comments about when I will be quitting now that I am engaged. He gave me a hard time for eating my sack lunch saying I “can obviously afford a $ 10 lunch given that ring.” He also asked me how much my ring was worth (it is a nice ring, but nothing extravagant, ~1.5 carats). I work at a Big 4 firm for reference and am a highly rated employee. Help! How should I handle this??

Wow… I have multiple angry emojis for your boss. We haven’t talked about diamond rings at work in a while, and I can’t wait to see what the readers say. (This has shades of some of our other discussions on sexism at work, including the offensive client who commented on how expensive a bag was, as well as our discussion on how to deal when you work with sexist pigs.)

For my $ .02, I think that you need to take your boss aside and say something directly, because this goes beyond “razzing you like one of the boys in the office” or whatever it is HE thinks he’s doing. This is calling up stereotypes of women who quit as soon as they get married — the type who go to grad school for an “MRS.” SUPER fun stereotype, but it can be really harmful to the work environment as well as to your own career. Keep in mind, this is what he’s saying to your face — who knows what he’s saying behind your back? You might want to find another woman in your group to talk this out before approaching him, because she will hopefully know the different personalities at play.

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NFL Star Cam Newton Just Lost a Big Sponsorship Over Sexist Comments

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is losing an endorsement with yogurt maker Dannon after laughing at a female reporter who asked him a question Wednesday.

Newtown said “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like—it’s funny,” in response to a question from Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue at a news conference Wednesday.

Now, Dannon has announced it is dropping Newton as a spokesperson, USA Today Sports reports, calling his comments “sexist and disparaging to all women.” The pro athlete has repped Dannon’s Oikos yogurt since 2015. He’s earned a reported $ 26 million this year, according to Forbes, between his $ 13 million salary and endorsement deals.

“It is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace,” Michael Neuwirth, Dannon’s senior director of external communications, wrote in an email to USA TODAY Sports. It’s simply not OK to belittle anyone based on gender. We have shared our concerns with Cam and will no longer work with him.”

Rodrigue said she talked to Newton about the incident privately after the fact, but he did not apologize, despite Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond telling ESPN that Newton had “expressed regret for using those words.”

Gatorade and Beats Headphones are also sponsors, per Forbes, and he endorses Carolina’s HealthCare Systems and Electronic Arts. He also has a cleat collaboration with Under Armour, which is the company’s top-selling football cleat.


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North Korea calls Trump comments a ‘declaration of war’

North Korea’s foreign minister told reporters Monday that President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet about leader Kim Jong Un was a “declaration of war” that gives his country the right to take “countermeasures,” including the right to shoot down U.S. bombers outside of its airspace.

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said to reporters in New York.

Mr. Ho’s statement came as he was leaving the UN General Assembly’s annual weeklong summit, during which Mr. Trump escalated rhetoric against Pyongyang, threatening “total destruction” of Kim Jong Un and his regime.

“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” he said during his first speech before the UN on Tuesday, using a nickname for the North Korean leader that he repeated over the weekend.

“Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Trump tweeted Saturday.

Though Mr. Ho’s remarks are the most serious threats since Trump’s speech last week, Kim Jong Un indicated in a rare personal statement last week that he already considered the president’s speech itself a declaration of war, and threatened the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.”

“His remarks which described the U.S. option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last,” Kim Jong Un wrote, referring to Trump.

In his own speech to the assembly Saturday, Mr. Ho said Trump’s speech made “our rocket’s visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more.”

North Korea had already threatened to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean on Friday, the day after Trump signed the strictest sanctions yet against Kim Jong Un and his regime. (It has twice in recent weeks flown missiles over Japan).

On Saturday, the Pentagon said the U.S. launched a B1-B bomber mission along the North Korean coast, “the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century.”

“Given the fact that this comes from someone who is currently holding the seat of (the) United States presidency, this is clearly a declaration of war,” Ri Yong Ho added Monday, according to the AP, adding “all options will be on the operations table of the supreme leadership.”

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L’Oréal Paris U.K. Fires Transgender Model Munroe Bergorf Over Her Anti-Racist Comments

On Monday, L’Oréal Paris U.K. debuted its new YoursTruly True Match campaign. The ads starred five diverse beauties. It was a historic moment: model, DJ and activist Munroe Bergorf became the first out trangender woman to feature in a L’Oréal campaign in the U.K. (Hari Nef holds the U.S. title.) However, as of today, L’Oréal U.K. has severed ties with the model due to comments the company feels are “at odds with [its] values.”

Nearly three weeks ago, in the wake of the racism-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bergdorf posted the following statement on her private Facebook page. The post was later deleted by Facebook, having been reported by multiple users.

“Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes all white people. Because most of y’all don’t even realize or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of color. Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggressions to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s***. Come see me when you realize that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege. Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth…then we can talk.”

Today, L’Oréal U.K. took to Twitter to announce the end of its partnership with Bergdorf. While the beauty brand failed to specify which of Bergdorf’s “comments” led to its decision, many believe it was her anti-racist Facebook post.  

Twitter users were quick to call out L’Oréal U.K. for its hypocrisy.

Unmoved by the Twitter backlash, the company issued the following statement to Mic on Friday morning: “We support diversity and tolerance towards all people irrespective of their race, background, gender and religion…We believe that the recent comments by L’Oréal Paris UK Spokesperson Munroe Bergdorf are at odds with those values, and as such we have taken the decision to end the partnership with her. L’Oréal remains committed to celebrating diversity and breaking down barriers in beauty.”

Bergdorf, meanwhile, is calling for a boycott of L’Oréal Paris: “Sit still and smile in a beauty campaign ‘championing diversity,’ but don’t actually speak about the fact that lack of diversity is due to racism,” she wrote in a statement to Mic. “Or speak about the origins of racism. It’ll cost you your job.”

“This makeup brand cares about nothing but MONEY,” she continued. “I urge you to boycott L’Oréal Paris. I can’t express how disappointed I am in the entire team in dealing with misquotes that were entirely placed out of context.” Said misquotes appeared in a Daily Mail article on the subject titled: “L’Oréal’s First Transgender Model Is SACKED by the Cosmetics Giant After Claiming ‘ALL White People’ Are Racist in Extraordinary Facebook Rant.” (Right off the bat, the Daily Mail‘s facts are wrong — Nef’s L’Oréal ads predate Bergdorf’s.)

Friday morning, Bergdorf penned a lengthy Facebook post directed at both the Daily Mail and her former employer. Here’s an excerpt:

“If you truly want equality and diversity, you need to actively work to dismantle the source of what created this discrimination and division in the first place. You cannot just simply cash in because you’ve realized there’s a hole in the market and that there is money to be made from people of color who have darker skin tones.

If L’Oréal truly wants to offer empowerment to underrepresented women, then they need to acknowledge…why these women are underrepresented within the industry in the first place. This reason is discrimination — an action which punches down from a place of social privilege. We need to talk about why women of color were and still are discriminated against within the industry, not just see them as a source of revenue.”

[ via Mic ]

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Black Twitter Attacks Lil Duval’s Transphobic Comments On The Breakfast Club

Lil Duval has always been one to speak his mind often at the cost of political correctness. The comedian was a guest last week on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club and made a transphobic comment which has Black Twitter on attack mode.

Duval was flanked by Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee with DJ Envy facing him in the show’s usual seating format. During a segment of the interview that spoke about recent dating news regarding the trans community, Lil Duval suggested that if he were to discover he was dating a trans woman that she would have to “die,” which Twitter seized on immediately.

Among Twitter’s top trending topics is the comedian’s name, with many users taking shots at his insensitive comment. The trans community has already voiced some of the more serious concerns of Duval’s comments, with others rallying around decrying the violent root of his statement.

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Stephen Colbert Made John McEnroe Answer for His Idiotic Comments About Serena Williams

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Whatever happened to the old adage, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?”

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Christian Siriano’s Comments On Fashion Inclusivity Are Perfect, Of Course

Christian Siriano’s fierce dedication to inclusivity isn’t news, but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of praise when we get a reminder. 

Siriano is a pioneer of body positivity and diversity in the fashion field, even if he doesn’t feel he should be commended for it. Casting five plus-size models in his runway show and collaborating on a line for Lane Bryant in 2016 are just two testaments to that fact. Now, in a new essay for Glamour, the “Project Runway” alum hits perfectly on the point so many others miss when it comes to his choices in clients.

Recalling the now-famous move he made to dress Leslie Jones for the “Ghostbusters” premiere last July, he reminds everyone that he “always championed body inclusivity. Still do… Leslie couldn’t find a designer to dress her, and unfortunately I hear stories like hers a lot. But whether it’s Leslie or Gwyneth Paltrow, I don’t think about a woman’s size when I dress her. I ask myself, ‘Am I a fan?’”

It’s a refreshing, simple, sensible and rare attitude within the industry (last week it was revealed that unnamed designers “flatly refused” to provide clothes for British Vogue’s January cover featuring model Ashley Graham). Perhaps, as he explains in the essay, Siriano’s desire for inclusivity and success in breaking from the status quo has something to do with his upbringing in Annapolis, Maryland, “a preppy, traditional military community a few minutes from the Naval Academy.”

“I felt, at times, super different. I was young. Gay. Eccentric. A little guy. Those things made me feel insecure sometimes, but they also made me feel connected to other people who are different, who break conventions,” he said. 

Considering the impressive roster of people he counts as clients today ― it includes Lady Gaga and oh, right, Michelle Obama ― we’d say that break from the norm is working pretty well for him thus far. 

Head to Glamour to read his essay.

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8 Comments That Make You a Horrible Person

In a departure from the usual Happiness column, I feel compelled to share eight comments that real people have actually said that they may not realize are truly horrible. Some may read it and say, “But Valerie… I’ve said that and I’m not a horrible person.” Maybe you aren’t right now, but at the moment those words came out of your mouth, you were. You were horrible. Sorry, that’s just a fact.

This is by no means a definitive list. I’m sure you have a few of your own to add. Feel free.

1. “She’s wonderful. She’s not like other black people at all.”

This was said often by my great uncle, who had exactly one black employee, which he thought made him not a racist. Any time you “compliment” someone for not being like other members of their race, you’re a horrible person. Variations include complimenting someone for being good at some everyday thing that you think is beyond their abilities (like being articulate or a good driver), or assuming someone is good at something like basketball or math or getting the best deal on new carpeting because of their skin color or background. You only add to your horribleness when you say, “It’s okay for me to say this because my best friend is [insert race here].” Keep it safe and just assess people as individuals, based on their demonstrated behavior. Anything more, and you risk being horrible.

2. “Wow, you used to be so beautiful!”

I’ve heard this one twice. Once, when a colleague brought her bridal album in to show another woman some wedding ideas and it became clear that she had gotten married about 90 pounds ago, and once on Facebook, when a friend posted a picture from her youth, and another friend wrote it. The latter got a private note from me, and quickly changed her post to what she should have said in the first place: “Wow, you are so beautiful!”

People change. They age. They get fat. Reminding someone that they are no longer as physically attractive as they once were is mean. And unnecessary. And it makes you a horrible person. Which brings us to the runner up in this category: “You have such a pretty face, if you would just lose weight.” Yep. Horrible person. Next time, put a period after the word face.

3. “My sister-in-law was in labor for 18 hours and the cord was wrapped around her son’s neck, and he was born severely brain damaged. He was perfectly healthy up until then.”

This was said to my friend when she was 7.5 months pregnant. With a boy. She burst into tears.

What is it about seeing a pregnant woman that makes people feel the need to share their harrowing labor/birth defect/stillborn stories? If you see a woman who is clearly about to produce life from her loins, happiness and sunshine better come out of your mouth, or just keep it shut.

4. “My friend did IVF for six years and as soon as they stopped trying, she got pregnant.”

I swear, when you are going through IVF, everyone in the world happens to know someone who got pregnant just by giving up. That baby is about as real as the offspring of the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot. Every physical act is part of the “trying” process, whether one will admit it or not, so it’s cruel and painful to tell someone to stop trying. For every unique snowflake who gets pregnant naturally after $ 30,000 spent on fertility treatments, there are a thousand heartbroken potential parents who are not at all comforted by your fairy tale. They’re in pain and you’re making it worse.

Close runner up: “Maybe this is for the best. Don’t you think you’re too old to have a baby?” This was said to me by a family member one week after I miscarried my daughter, after four years and $ 30,000 spent trying and “not trying.”

Also, don’t ever ask an infertile couple if they’ve considered adoption. Do you really think that had never crossed their minds until you suggested it? Nothing will come of asking that other than an even more painful conversation.

Stick with, “I really wish you guys the best of luck.” That’s all there is to say.

5. “Did you try to have children of your own?”

I could write an entire post about the idiotic things people say to adoptive parents, often in front of their children, particularly if those children are a different race. For a mother, her adopted child is a “child of her own,” and her journey to motherhood is none of your damn business. Instead, bust out with, “What a beautiful family! I’m so happy for all of you.”

6a. “All that kid needs is a smack on the ass.”
6b. “It is disgusting that people medicate their children instead of just parenting them.”

I am embarrassed to admit, these are things I’ve said in the past. Repeatedly. Before I knew better. It’s so easy to pass judgment on parents and children without knowing all the facts, but that excuse doesn’t make me any less horrible for having said those things and others like them.

My cousin’s son has a mental illness. These comments are just a small sampling of things that have been said to her, sometimes in front of him. They are mean-spirited, disparaging, ignorant and heartbreaking. From the outside, we have no idea what kind of parent someone is or what their child’s special needs might be, so it’s best to pipe down. Making a comment isn’t making the world a better place. Next time, smile and try, “It’s the hardest job in the world. Is there anything I can do to help?”

(Speaking of children with different needs and abilities – if a small person in a costume comes to your house on Thursday night and doesn’t make eye contact or can’t manage to say, “Trick or treat,” be a decent human being and happily give them the candy without making a big deal out of it. Their beleaguered parents will be eternally grateful.)

7. “That medicine is poison. It actually causes cancer.”

This gem was said to a dear friend of mine who was put on Prednisone for her severe allergies, after countless doctors and several years of nothing else working. Way to go, horrible person with no medical training whatsoever! Your eight words caused an extremely ill woman to spend two hours on the phone crying to me, in sheer panic and desperation.

A close runner up in the illness category is, “You don’t look sick,” usually said in an accusatory or suspicious tone, since the speaker clearly has X-ray vision and can medically scan a total stranger’s internal organs. Need something to say in the face of illness? Best option is, “I’m so sorry you’re still not feeling well. Do you need any help?”

8. “Everything happens for a reason.”

I understand. Someone has passed and you feel the need to say something to the loved ones, but you don’t need to be original or special. No one is waiting for your witty bon mots. Stick with what is 100-percent safe: “I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.”

Follow that with silence. Silence is your friend. It’s okay to just quietly be there for someone when they need to cry, or yell, or fall apart, without pouring fuel on it by saying something potentially hurtful.

When I was a junior in high school, my best friend died of a brain tumor. I will never forget standing next to her mother at the funeral, hearing person after person say to her, “Everything happens for a reason.”

Each time, she had to grit her teeth and resist the urge to slug them in the jaw. For a parent who has lost a child, there is absolutely no freaking reason. Keep that thought to yourself.

Also, if someone else’s religious beliefs don’t jibe with yours, the death of their loved one is not the time to make that clear. And if you are using the death of someone’s child to evangelize about your religion to them, then you are a horrible person and whatever God you believe in is pissed that you’re doing it in his name.

We have an obligation on this planet not to make life more sucky than it already is for anyone else, so take a fearless self-inventory and choose your words more carefully next time. Every time.

Ask yourself if what you’re about to say will benefit anyone other than you, and if the answer is, “no,” swallow those words and find a way to be as loving and harmless as possible. Do your best not to be horrible. That will make the world a much happier place.

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