Yikkkkkkes. TMZ has released yet another video of Justin Bieber using the n-word and it’s even worse than the first, which featured the then-15-year-old telling a racist joke. Above, Justin sings a parody of his song “One Less Lonely Girl,” replacing “girl” with “n****r” and crooning about joining the KKK. Meanwhile, the cameraperson, probably a goddamn adult, is overheard laughing. I wonder what Usher, who famously mentored the pop star and helped make him a household name, thinks about this? So disgusting. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Dear Ernest Baker,
In your recent personal essay on Gawker titled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You Are Black,” you stated unequivocally that you are not a “sell out” because you are a Black man who chooses to seriously date only White women. As a 24-year-old Black woman with very similar life circumstances, I can assure you that after reading your piece — although you may not believe that you are a “sell-out” or that you are riddled by “self hate” —the man who wrote that piece is both. Keep reading »
Apparently TMZ has been holding on to this video, of a then-15-year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist joke, for awhile, waiting to release it until, I dunno, the Biebs was of age and had already established himself as a shitbird. Apparently it was shot by Bieb’s own personal photographer, not someone trying to get dirt on the pop star, and it’s clear Justin is proud of how witty his use of the n-word is. Sources are saying Justin will make a statement about the video in the next few days. [TMZ]
It feels like the entire Internet is having one big argument about Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who murdered six people near the UC Santa Barbara campus before killing himself last Friday.
Did he mostly have a problem with misogyny? Did he mostly have a problem with mental illness? Did he mostly have a problem with a spoiled and entitled upbringing? Is it possible it could be a combination of all of these things?
Like many people this weekend, I read (okay, briskly skimmed — he was not a good writer) his 140-page “manifesto,” “My Twisted World: The Story Of Elliot Rodger,” looking to better understand this tragedy. There’s plenty to unpack there, what with his misogynist, crazy ideas about women deserving to be placed in concentration camps and only used for sex. But what hasn’t gotten quite as much media attention is the area where Elliot Rodger’s misogynistic entitlement and his racist views intersected. Keep reading »