NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is in hot water for comments he made to the New Yorker magazine about slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Kobe seemed to sympathize with the teen’s killer, George Zimmerman, when he used Trayvon as an analogy to explain his belief that American blacks choose their battles based on skin color rather than studying the merits of a situation before reacting irrationally.
Struggling singer Beyonce provided more evidence that she is an unfit mother. The 34-year-old burlesque dancer updated her Tumblr page with an inappropriate photo of her 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy flipping her middle finger at the camera.
Before you say BIC is just a baby — her mother should have known better than to post this indecent photo of her child. Apparently she thinks it’s amusing to exploit her minor child for attention.
Studio singer Beyonce may have sunk to new lows by taking selfies inside the revered Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam. Frank died of pneumonia at age 15 in a German concentration camp where she and her family were taken after their hiding place in Mr. Frank’s shop was discovered by the Nazis during World War II.
Tiffany Austin (pictured above) wanted to get back into shape after recovering from a recent car accident. So she joined a local gym after her doctor told her it was time to walk more.
But Austin says she felt “intimidated and harassed” after her first day at Planet Fitness in Richmond.
The reason? The gym staff told Austin her toned bod was intimidating to the other members.
Target is catching heat for Photoshopping advertisements targeted toward image conscious teenagers and young adults.
The retail giant altered the images to add crude “thigh gaps” on the images of models wearing bikinis. The graphic artist also altered the torso and waist of the models to give them a desired, but unrealistic Barbie shape.
The altered ads resulted in angry comments on Jezebel magazine‘s website.
Mega-producer Pharrell Williams is feeling the heat for neglecting to feature a black woman on the cover of his new album, titled simply “G I R L”.
The cover features Williams, 40. posing with three women — 1 Caucasian, 1 Hispanic and 1 LSLH. All four are clad in bathrobes and dark sunglasses.
Williams, who recently married a mixed race woman, said, “The woman I’m standing closest to, she is black and she’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”
I beg to differ. It is ignorant and racist to assume that people of mixed parentage are black. This is the type of backwards thinking that is reinforced by people who still believe in the archaic one drop rule.
Rapper/singer Nicki Minaj, 33, has apologized for using an iconic photograph of human rights activist Malcolm X to promote her new single “Lookin Ass Nigga”.
In a post on her Instagram page, Nicki, who is no stranger to controversies, said the photo was never intended to be the official cover art for her single.
“I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single,” wrote Minaj, who calls herself Harajuku Barbie.
Minaj added she has nothing but the utmost respect for Malcolm X’s family.