Pop Icon Madonna is on the hot seat for dropping the dreaded N-word on a social media image of her pugilist son, Rocco Ritchie. Madonna, 55, referred to her 13-year-old white son as a “nigga” on Instagram.com. Madonna’s followers immediately slammed her for using a word that is considered derisive to black people.
A gay artist from Russia has responded to the controversy surrounding Garage magazine’s photo of a white, female editor-in-chief sitting on a “black woman” chair. Editor-in-chief of Garage magazine, Dasha Zhukova, sparked outrage on social media when the photo was posted on Jan. 20, which was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many accused Zhokova of being racially insensitive.
NY-based Russian artist and gay activist Alexander Kargaltsev responded to the controversy with his own image of a “chair” featuring a white man on his back with his legs in the air. Do not click the link if you are offended by nudity.
I don’t blame the hood rat who dressed her son with his pants sagging and his drawers exposed, I blame hip hop and its poisonous influence on our culture. This photo of a toddler dressed in urban gear and holding a stack of cash big enough to choke a horse is making the rounds on the Internet. Influential rappers like Jay Z and Lil Wayne encourage our young men to continue dressing like slobs. Is it any wonder that the white community considers us to be a race of Thugs?
Buro 24/7 website editor-in-chief Miroslava Duma sparked outrage by publishing an interview with Garage magazine editor-in-chief Zhukova Dasha. A photo accompanying the interview shows Zhokova posing on a ‘black woman chair’. Zuma, who posted the image on her Instagram and Facebook pages, defended the photo as a work of art. But some are calling it ‘racist art’.
Sensitive art critics bristled at the fact that Zuma posted the image during the celebration of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.
Sarah Palin called MSNBC hosts and guests “despicable” for mocking Mitt Romney’s adopted infant grandson, Kieran Romney, who is black.
During a segment of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on Sunday, the panelists joked about a viral photo of the Romneys sitting in an idyllic setting surrounded by their 21 grandkids including little Kieran dressed in a pink onesie.
One of the panelists, actress Pia Glenn, sang “one of these things is not like the other,” while another joked that the photo was representative of the Republican Party’s lacking diversity.
Atlantans are outraged that the New Year’s Peach Drop organizers have apparently sold out to a corporate sponsor.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published this photo in today’s online edition notifying “holiday purists” that the iconic peach has been replaced by a gigantic yellow M&M candy.
Pageant singer Beyonce is under fire for using the voice of now-retired NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt, who described the 1986 Challenger Shuttle disaster as it broke apart in the skies over Florida. Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 28, 1986. The explosion killed all seven crew members on board, including Christa McAuliffe, a civilian school teacher who was along for the ride.
Beyonce and her song writers carelessly included the audio clip as the intro to her song “XO” off her controversial self-titled album.
Family and friends of the Challenger crew, including former and current astronauts, are outraged that Beyonce used the audio as an obvious publicity stunt on her album.
When will she learn?