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Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

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Stephen Stands His Ground

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true “Colbert Report” fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard conservative who “doesn’t see race.” A quick recap for those of you who were down a hole all weekend: in response to a news segment about racism towards Native Americans, someone from the Comedy Central Twitter account tweeted a joke about Asians referencing an older skit from a prior Colbert show about racism. Some people on Twitter freaked out over the perceived racist slight and created the hashtag #CancelColbert, which eventually started trending. Although at least from what I could see, many folks tweeting it were saying not to cancel “Colbert.”

On last night’s show in a segment called “Who’s Attacking Me Now?”, Stephen Colbert responded to #CancelColbert … or, as he put it, “the dark forces trying to silence my message.” Keep reading »

Lily Allen Responds To Allegations Of Racism Against Black Women In Her “Hard Out Here” Video

Lily Allen is back with a new music video
It's Hard Out Here For A Bitch!

This week, Lily Allen debuted the video for her new song “Hard Out Here,” to extremely mixed reactions. Some, like our own Rachel, saw her song about pop music’s policing of women’s bodies and double standards about sexuality as a “feminist anthem.”  Others are deeply offended by her use of mostly women of color backup dancers, arguing that satire is not an excuse for using their bodies in disrespectful ways.  Keep reading »

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

“In The Doll House,” a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem:

‘In the doll house’ examines the less than perfect life of B and K. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K is grappling with his sexuality and finds himself in a loveless marriage. He struggles with his position in the household and faces his lack of authenticity.

After the jump, check out a couple more snaps from the series, which is currently on display at the Kimoto Gallery in Vancouver, BC. [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

The “Betches” Are Professional Mean Girls

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The "Betches" Are Professional Mean Girls

Please meet “betches” Jordana Abraham, Samantha Fishbein and Aleen Kuperman. This trio of childhood friends who coined the term “betch” while they were attending Cornell together go by the mottos: “If you don’t have anything mean to say, don’t say it at all” and “Don’t be easy, don’t be ugly, don’t be poor.”

Some more of their inspirational advice has included: “You should learn to be a girl who looks out for herself first and does not allow others to take advantage of her. Ideally, you should be doing the advantage-taking” and “It’s important to realize that as a woman, you have the special privilege of not needing to work as hard as men do — in the general sense — unless you want to.”

Preach, betches!   Keep reading »

Renounce Your Homosexuality For A Free Chicken Sandwich!

Obama Supports It!
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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions! Read More »
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As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A’s secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that parodies conservative “family values” organizations, created this fake coupon offering a free chicken sandwich to anyone who renounced their homosexuality. It’s a hilarious piece of satire on its own, with fine print stipulations like, “Offer only applies to persons currently choosing to be gay,” but when the guys from the Chick-fil-A Foundation decided to put their bogus coupon to the test, something really crazy happened: Chick-fil-A redeemed it. After the jump, check out a video of the encounter… Keep reading »

We Can’t Wrap Our Minds Around The Brant Brothers, So Someone Else Is Doing It For Us

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Paris Hilton's Song
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Is Paris Racist?
Author Neil Struss claims Paris told him black guys are "gross." Read More »

If you’ve yet to hear of the brothers Brant, you are very fortunate. You are also not a subscriber and/or reader of Vanity Fair, where they were profiled back in September. That story’s title says it all: “Little Lord Flauntleroys.” Peter, 18, and Harry, 15, are the split-manifestation antichrist sons of publishing mogul Peter Brant Sr. and supermodel Stephanie Seymour (and yes, you may recognize Peter from that ill-advised beachside photo in which he is both groping and smooching his mother on the lips), and frankly they are beyond words. They’re kind of like the gay Hilton sisters except worse in that they’re both fucking terrible (Nicky is, after all, pretty inoffensive), but unlike the Hilton sisters they are a) “high society” and b) one of them Tweeted about assassinating the president. Seriously. Alas, the Brant brothers have reached their zeitgeist saturation point: a satirical Tumblr now exists in their name. Keep reading »

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