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Beth Ditto, On Coming Out Femme

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Beth Ditto is tired that people think everyone who is thin is healthy. Read More »
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Kickass: Beth Ditto did a kooky collab for MAC makeup. Read More »

“I learned a lot about myself in a way — not really about my sexuality but in the way I picture gender and the world. I think that dating and meeting Freddy and meeting trans people, more than anything I think that was more pivotal for me because I never understood why I wasn’t attracted to girls that dressed like I did. For a long time I thought in order to be gay, I had to have really short hair.”

– Gossip singer Beth Ditto, on how dating a transgender man challenged and opened up her own identity as a femme lesbian. Beth writes all about it in her new memoir Coal Into Diamonds, which we can’t wait to read!

Beth Ditto Should Really Have Her Own Talk Show

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Leave it to Beth Ditto to be the voice of reason on fatness. Read More »
Beth's Not Unhealthy
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Beth Ditto is tired that people think everyone who is thin is healthy. Read More »
Beth's MAC Collab
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Kickass: Beth Ditto did a kooky collab for MAC makeup. Read More »
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Andy Cohen: [A commenter] wants to know what you think about the comparisons people have made between you and Adele.
Beth Ditto: I think we’re both fat.

– That’s the ineffable Beth Ditto, lead singer of the band Gossip, on Thursday night’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Ms. Ditto was so friggin’ charming as she fielded questions from Andy Cohen and shot the shit with him and Adam Lambert (who’s obviously had tons more media training and was way more bo-ring to watch). Beth, I would watch a whole cable access channel devoted primarily to you and your musings and your amazing fashions. And she’s right, there’s not really much the same about Beth and Adele; Beth seems way more fun at a party.

Beth Ditto On Southern Womanhood

Beth Ditto Talks Fat
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Leave it to Beth Ditto to be the voice of reason on fatness. Read More »
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Kickass: Beth Ditto did a kooky collab for MAC makeup. Read More »
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Beth Ditto is tired that people think everyone who is thin is healthy. Read More »
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“I think that we have parents that we have to answer to [in the South]. My mother would die if she found out that I treated someone rudely. … When I was down there, I was wearing a dress, I got it at Goodwill or something. And she was like, “Shouldn’t you wear a slip under that?” I was like, “I wasn’t going to.” And she was like, [makes a disproving noise]. I was like, “Does it make you uncomfortable?” And she was like, “I think you should wear a slip under that.” Can you see my underwear? “Well, no, but it doesn’t have a lining.” [laughs] I was like, “Oh yeah! That’s real here,” you know what I mean? Those are still real concerns of the Southern culture.”

– Gossip’s Beth Ditto talks to The Village Voice about being from the South (she’s “related to half of Arkansas,” she jokes) and touches on ideas about Southern charm and womanhood. It’s funny to me that Beth Ditto, of all people, may have been raised with these ideas about stereotypical femininity, because the reason that everyone loves her is that she’s all, like, “Yeah, I’m 300 lbs and wearing purple lipstick with mint green eyeshadow, you wanna make something of it?!” Then again, we could all use a friendly reminder that people don’t fit into boxes. [Village Voice]

Beth Ditto Opens A Can Of STFU On Karl Lagerfeld Over “Fat” Adele Comments

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“I don’t think Adele would deny that she was fat. And I bet she doesn’t. Karl Lagerfeld used to be fat himself, so you gotta think about that. He’s obviously not proud of that fact. I also think that people give him way too much power! He’s just an eccentric designer who makes amazing art but doesn’t always say the coolest shit. …

I doubt, and I hope, and I’m pretty confident, that [Adele] does not think about Karl Lagerfeld, ever. I bet that is the last thing on her mind at night. She’s falling asleep on her 85 Grammys and however many millions of albums she’s sold and however many millions of dollars that she has, and is just probably thinking, like, ‘You know what – all right!’”

– Leave it to Beth Ditto from The Gossip to be the voice of reason on Karl Lagerfeld, aka Uncle Karl, aka that old dude who designs for Chanel and seems to get away with saying all kinds of horrible things like calling Adele “a little too fat” and fashion groupies French-kiss his arse anyway. I co-sign everything she said. [London Evening Standard via Fashionista]

Morning Quickies: Beth Ditto Gets MAC Makeup Collection

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  • Attention, makeup hounds: Beth Ditto from The Gossip is the latest quirk-a-doodle celeb to get her own makeup collection with MAC, debuting in June. If this press pic is any indication, you’ll be able to paint yourself in turquoise polka dots? [Fashionista
  • Goservention Violation! I’m quite certain Amelia has violated the terms of her Ryan Gosling intervention by sending me this tweet that Russell Crowe sent about the Gos. [Is not!!! I am just doing my job!!!!! -- Editor] [Twitter.com/RussellCrowe]
  • 10 highly necessary GIFs of “Honey Boo Boo Child” Alana’s behind-the-scenes video. [Buzzfeed]
  • Oh dear: Sinead O’Connor is back together again with her on-again, off-again husband. [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • After a long and illustrious career, Uggie the dog from “The Artist” is retiring. Bark, bark! [NYmag.com Vulture]
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Beth Ditto Is Tired Of Being Diagnosed As “Unhealthy”

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“I’m not an unhealthy person and I feel like one of the most tiring parts of being fat and being proud of it is … you do a lot of proving yourself all the time. It’s really interesting to me that people will look at a thin person and go, ‘That’s a healthy person.’ I want to go, ‘Come open my refrigerator and look and then let’s talk about what you think is so bad.’ To be thin and to stay really thin, sometimes … some people literally do coke all the time. Some people smoke cigarettes instead of eating. That’s crazy. But that’s ‘okay’ because you look healthier.”

– The Gossip’s Beth Ditto is tired of defending her plus-size physique to people who assume skinny means healthy. [Contact Music] Keep reading »

W Magazine Says “The Girl Who Eats Her Feelings” Is A Back-To-School Look

“The girl who eats her feelings” is a new trend-setting clique to emulate, says W magazine’s recent piece on back-to-school style. If they were trying to describe the trend of wearing “curve-enhancing dresses worn with plenty of attitude,” why would they call that dressing like “the girl who eats her feelings”? That’s just … being curvy. Keep reading »

Quotable: Beth Ditto Explains Her Sticky Finger Habit

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“I have a hard time not buying or stealing. If I want something, I have to have it … I used to steal more. I mostly stole from Goodwill. You know, ‘Can’t be bothered. The line’s too long. Put it in your purse.’”

Beth Ditto the now famous Karl Lagerfeld-approved singer, explaining her penchant for helping herself to a few new garments of clothing [Paper] Keep reading »

Beth Ditto Is A Brick (Do, Do, Do, Do) House

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Quote Of The Day: Beth Ditto’s Got Swagger

“I think if you look uncomfortable, you don’t look good. And that’s something you see in a lot of people, like running down the street in these awful shoes. And I’m just like, ‘You know, you don’t have any swagger! You look crazy! Just wear flats!’”

–Singer Beth Ditto talks about her unique style, growing up in Arkansas, and why she wants to look like a clown Keep reading »

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