Posts tagged "racist"

5 Studies That Prove Racism Is Still Way Worse Than We Think

There is a bitter debate over racism these days -- specifically, whether or not it still exists in a way that actually matters. The argument against goes something like, "Sure, there are neo-Nazis and KKK and YouTube comment sections out there, but we've got a black president, for Christ's sake! Racism has been banished to…

By: Cracked / December 14, 2014

Justin Bieber Apologizes For Racist Joke: “I Thought It Was Okay To Repeat Hurtful Words”

This weekend TMZ released a video of a teenaged Justin Bieber (the floppy hair era) cracking a racist joke in which he says the n-word. According to People, the video was recording during the filming of his 2011 documentary "Never Say Never" by his personal photographer. On Sunday, Bieber released a long, lawyer-approved statement responding…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling: “I Am Not A Racist” (Cue Eyeroll)

Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers appeared on "Anderson Cooper 360" to discuss the audio that appeared of him complaining to his mistress about bringing Black people to NBA games. Sterling  insisted to Cooper, "I am not a racist" and that he only "made a terrible mistake." Sterling claims he was "baited" and blamed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2014

V. Stiviano Defends Donald Sterling As “Not A Racist” In “20/20″ Interview

V. Stiviano, the mistress of the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, did an interview with Barbara Walters on "20/20" in which she said he's "not a racist" and is just from "a different generation." Um. [PoliticoEntertainment Weekly] Norwegian Cruise Lines uninvited Joan Rivers, her daughter and her grandson from a July cruise…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2014

Study: White Men Are Still The Preferred Guest For Sunday Morning Talk Shows

Just in case you were under the assumption "we don't need feminism anymore": today brings us an analysis study by Media Matters For America about the demographics of the Sunday morning talk shows during 2013. You'll be shocked, shocked to know that white men are still the most common guests for seven of the show…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2014

Kramer From “Seinfeld” Explains That Racist Meltdown He Had While Doing Standup

"I wasn’t getting much work before the incident, which was one of the reasons I was ding-donging around in those clubs late at night, unannounced — coming in and working on material. I thought I would try to re­invent myself. ... What happened in the club? Oh, that’ll never happen again. I know how to behave,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 28, 2013

We’re Breaking Up: Republican Who Tweeted Racist Remarks About Trayvon Martin During The Super Bowl

Dear Todd Kincannon, I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but we're breaking up. You're the former executive director of the your state's Republican Party. I can appreciate a strong fiscal policy. You live in South Carolina. I hear Charleston is lovely at any time of year. You know how to use Twitter. That'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2013

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It's pretty fucking awful. [Clutch Magazine, Huffington Post] I don't even want to know about a "bulimia machine." [Jezebel] Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd, who is openly gay, introduced a bill…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2013

Princess of Monaco Charlotte Casirhagi Dressed Up Like A Native American

Princess of Monaco Charlotte Casirhagi is in trubs for wearing a Native American headdress and "war paint" during a show jumping competition. I can understand that she's from Monaco and may not realize that appropriating the culture for a costume was ignorant and tone-deaf. But you would hope she's come to that conclusion herself? Or…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2012

Are These Dolce And Gabbana Earrings Racist?

Update 9/27/12: Following the controversy over these earrings, Dolce & Gabbana has given an explanation: the jewelry is "a reference to Sicily's traditional Moorish-inspired artifacts." Vogue UK explains, "The show jewellery is reminiscent of ornate ceramics that often appear in Sicilian homes, restaurants and hotels. The head is inspired by traditional Moorish people, a term used…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2012

Victoria’s Secret Offends With “Sexy Little Geisha” Outfit

Sometimes brands are so dopey that you almost feel bad for them for not realizing they were being racist. (Almost.) First Paul Frank were ding-dongs with their Native American tee-pees-and-tomahawks party on Fashion's Night Out. And now Victoria's Secret is selling an outfit called "Sexy Little Geisha" featuring an "Oriental" patterned fan and hair stick…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2012

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase "chink in the armor." He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2012

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad "Lin" puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word "chink" is unacceptable for an ESPN headline. His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial comments about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Viola Davis Addresses Black Actresses, Racism In “The Help”

"The black artist cannot live in a revisionist place. The black artist can only tell the truth about humanity, and humanity is messy. People are messy. Caucasian actors know that. ... We as African-American artists are more concerned with image and message and not execution, which is why every time you see your images they’ve bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2012

“Mrs. YoMama” Won’t Catch On As Nickname For First Lady, Politician Finds

"Mrs. YoMama" actually won't be catching on as a new nickname for Michelle Obama, a Kansas politician has found after an awkward email forwarding incident. KS House Speaker Mike O'Neal forwarded an email to fellow Republicans which said, "I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing Mrs. YoMama a wonderful, long Hawaii Christmas vacation — at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2012

Isaiah Mustafa Apologizes After Saying He Wants His Wife, Kids To Have “Good Hair”

Don't you hate it when one of your favorite hunks opens his mouth and says something boneheaded? Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa got in trubs this weekend when he made offensive comments about black hair. He was chatting with Guiliana Rancic on E! News about his new show, "Charlie's Angels," and she lobbed him a softball…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2011

Racist Or Raving: What Critics Are Saying About “The Help”

Unavoidable this week: everybody going coo-coo-bananas about "The Help," which opened in theaters last night. "The Help" is based on Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same title, which tells the story of Skeeter, a young white woman who gets a job writing for her local newspaper in a small Mississippi town, and Aibileen, a black…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2011

Quickies: Is Paris Hilton Racist?

Paris Hilton once made out with a guy but stopped when she realized he was black, author Neil Strauss claims in his new book of celebrity profiles. Neil claims Paris pointed at an actor from "Saving Private Ryan" and told him, "We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2011

Anti-Asian YouTube Princess Is Leaving UCLA Over Racist Rant

  Earlier this week, a bitchtastic UCLA undergrad named Alexandra Wallace took to YouTube to complain about her Asian classmates. Because clearly the most sensitive time to do that is days after Japan has been destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami! But still, Alexandra griped about "hordes of Asians" UCLA lets in every year who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2011