Air New Zealand Pulls Sports Illustrated “Bikini Safety” Video Amid Accusations Of Sexism

  • Air New Zealand launched a Sports Illustrated-themed safety video (yes really) earlier this year starring models like Christie Brinkley and Chrissy Teigen. People were not pleased, and a petition was launched calling it out for sexism. The video was dropped, but New Zealand Air claims the change is just part of their habit of rotating safety videos every few months. [NBC News]
  • In response to the controversy surrounding Kirsten Dunst over statements she has made made about gender in the past, she told Flaunt Magazine that regarding her previous comments were misconstrued and that “obviously I’m a feminist. It’s ridiculous that anyone would think other of me.” [Refinery 29]
  • Columbus Short, who was fired from his role on “Scandal,”  says the show’s creators did the “right thing” in letting him go after he was arrested for domestic violence against his wife. [Huffington Post]
  • Emma Watson is now a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. She’ll be encouraging men to take a stand for gender equality internationally through the HeForShe Campaign. [Huffington Post, UN Women]
  • Forget about Harry Potter — we want to check in with Eloise at age 46! [The New Yorker]
  • Kristen Stewart has an orange bob now and it’s pretty kickass, as far as orange bobs go. [US Weekly]
  • Womankind is in the midst of an orgasm deficit! [Cosmopolitan]
  • There’s being a dedicated soccer fan, and then there’s chasing the Brazilian team’s bus down the side of a highway. [Deadspin]
  • Paris Hilton has released a new single (WHO KEEPS LETTING HER DO THIS?) and it’s actually kind of enjoyable. [Cosmopolitan]