Photo may have been deleted

WENN, Getty Images

Keith Olbermann apologized Tuesday for calling President Donald Trump "a whiny little Kunta Kinte."

The former MSNBC host made the remark during a Twitter rant, referencing the fictional slave from the 1976 novel Roots.

"Yes @realDonaldTrump has always been, will always be, and on the day of his bid for re-election, still is: a whiny little Kunta Kinte," Olbermann tweeted.

Photo may have been deleted

Olbermann was reacting to Trump's interview on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning.

According to Dictionary.com, Kunta Kinte is a derogatory name for an African refugee.

Olbermann -- who clearly didn't know who Kunta Kinte was -- apologized in a follow-up tweet.

"Just logged back in: I apologize for my previous subtweet of this. I was using an old 70's-80's technique for calling somebody a c**t without writing/saying c**t, just using a sound-alike to call Trump a c**t Deleting previous, largely because this one clarifies the c**t part," Olbermann wrote."

WENN/Avalon

His "apology" prompted a response from actor LeVar Burton who played Kunta Kinte in the Roots TV mini-series.

But the fierce backlash from Black & white Twitter continued.

Journalist Tim Pool tweeted, "Keith Olbermann is a racist."

Photo may have been deleted

Getty Images

50 Cent's ex Chelsea Handler says the hip-hop mogul will "absolutely" vote for Joe Biden after Fiddy threw his support behind President Donald Trump last week.

"I DM'd him and said, 'Please give me a call, I don't wanna do this publicly,'" she told NYC radio show Breakfast Club on Thursday.

Handler apologized for telling Jimmy Fallon she had to remind 50 Cent he was a Black man.

"He called me and I just asked him if he was serious." Handler said. "I [was] not telling him, as a white woman, because I misspoke earlier when I said, 'I had to remind him he was Black.' I don't have any business saying anything like that, so I need to apologize to everyone for saying that, because that's inappropriate."

Handler said she asked how 50 could possibly support this "white supremacist" for President. "Whether you're Black or white, it should be a problem for you," she added. "I asked him, and he was like, 'No, I was just screwing around... The taxes are a pain in the ass.' Yeah, but Republicans have told us all how to avoid taxes, so if that's our goal we can figure out a state to live in where we don't have to pay our taxes."

Handler said 50 told her he "absolutely" would be voting for Biden.

Trump supporters on TheDonald.win expressed their disappointment by depicting the rapper as a runway slave being whipped by his master (Handler).

Photo may have been deleted

BACKGRID

Former Vogue staffers are still angry over a writer's treatment of this old photo of Kendall Jenner showing off a gold tooth at a London Fashion Week party hosted by Burberry in February 2017.

Vogue magazine's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour apologized after former Vogue staffers complained about racism and discrimination.

In a recent NY Times article, former staffers, who are Black, complained that Wintour didn't "keep pace with the public's changing issues with racism" and cultural misappropriation.

They point to the image of Kendall Jenner wearing a gold tooth -- a dental accessory that is commonly associated with Black people.

BACKGRID

A Vogue contributor wrote in an article at the time: "The flashing teeth felt like a playful wink to the city's free-spirited aesthetic - or perhaps a proverbial kiss to her rumored boyfriend A$AP Rocky."

Black staff members complained about the article. One Black staffer contacted magazine executives saying "the story insensitively endorsed an instance of cultural appropriation."

Newspress / BACKGRID

According to the Times, one former employee contacted Wintour by email to explain why some Black staffers were offended by the story: "If Kendall wants to do something stupid, fine, but our writers (especially white ones) don't need to [weigh] in and glorify it or ascribe reasons to it that read culturally insensitive."

But Wintour was not receptive of their complaints. After several email exchanges, she wrote, "Well I honestly don't think that's a big deal."

Condé Nast, which owns Vogue, said in a statement: "The coverage itself is not cultural appropriation."

The implication is that Kendall herself misappropriated Black culture by wearing the gold tooth.

Photo may have been deleted

Netflix

A grand jury in Tyler County, Texas has indicted Netflix for "promotion of lewd visual material depicting a child" when it distributed the French film Cuties.

The controversial film sparked fierce backlash against streaming giant Netflix, with critics alleging it over-sexualizes children.

According to a press release, the District Attorney's Office claims that Netflix, by distributing Cuties, "knowingly promote[d] visual material that depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child, which appeals to the prurient interest in sex and has no serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value."

A spokesperson for Netflix told PEOPLE in a statement on Wednesday: "Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. This charge is without merit and we stand by the film."

The film tells the story of an 11-year-old Senegalese girl in Paris who joins a "free-spirited dance clique" to escape family dysfunction.

Netflix previously apologized for a promo poster of the child stars posing in their dancing outfits. After the film premiered on Netflix on 9 September, the backlash continued as the hashtag "#CancelNetflix" was the top trending topic on Twitter in the U.S. the following day.

A petition on Change.org was also launched, calling on Netflix customers to cancel their subscriptions over the flick on the streaming service "that exploits children and creates a disturbing vibe".

"From cuties to Big Mouth to other movies mocking religions and exploiting children Netflix is no longer the family friendly streaming service I once believed it to be," reads a message on the campaign.

WENN.com

Adele sparked outrage and concern on social media when she posted a photo that shows her wearing a Jamaican flag bikini top and her hair braided in bantu knots.

The 32-year-old pop singer snapped the photo at London's Notting Hill Carnival, according to the photo caption.

Adele further enraged Americans when she left a comment that appeared to mock the Jamaican dialect during the Monica vs Brandy Verzuz battle on Monday night.

"Wah Gwaan! Yow gyal, yuh look good enuh," she wrote. The rough translation is: "What's going on! Wow girl, you look good you know."

Photo may have been deleted

There are plenty of white Jamaicans on the island, but Adele is not one of them. It is considered offensive to native Jamaicans when non-Jamaicans attempt to speak Patois or Patwa and end up butchering the native language.

The reaction on Twitter was mixed as many defended the pop star, saying the message appeared to be Photoshopped.

While some claimed the singer was profiting off black culture, many pointed out the star grew up in Tottenham, London and has been surrounded by black culture all her life.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, whose mother was born in Jamaica, commented on Adele's Instagram photo with two love heart emojis and two pictures of the Jamaican flag.

While British journalist Piers Morgan said the entire scandal was "absolute guff" on Monday's Good Morning Britain talk show.
 

Scott Olson/Getty Images

Joe Biden said the Black community is not as "diverse" as the Hispanic community. He didn't clarify what he meant by that remark.

Biden made the comment during an interview with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) which aired on Wednesday.

National Public Radio's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden whether he would stop the deportation of Cubans, if elected president.

"I'm going to look at every single country in the world... this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back," Biden said.

Biden assured Garcia-Navarro he would attempt to restore the Obama-Biden administration's policy of improving relations with communist Cuba.

Biden then added:

"And by the way, what you all know, but most people don't know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things ... it's a very diverse community."

Biden's comment drew mixed reaction on Twitter.com, with some accusing him of being an overt racist.

Twitter user @jg091297 wrote: "He could have said 'they all look alike to me' and this would have sounded less racist."

User @KenAndTonic tweeted: "Wonder how all of his VP candidates feel about this, you know, being all the same and everything."

User @NthingInPrtculr tweeted: "I'm Black and I find what Biden said incredibly condescending, clearly he thinks he can say whatever he wants & still get our votes & I fear that he is right."

But some Black Democrats shrugged off Biden's latest gaffe: @MrNicdraw wrote: "Still better than the alternative. Like wtf."

Terry Crews

Brian To/WENN.com

Terry Crews is in the blog headlines again after he was practically run off Twitter for his statement about "Black supremacy".

Crews was on the hot seat in June for tweeting: "Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth.

"Like it or not, we are all in this together."

This time Crews is being dragged for a comment he made comparing the Ku Klux Klan to Black people.

In response to racist remarks made by television host Nick Cannon about white people and Jews, Crews tweeted, "toldja so!"

Crews captioned a clip of Cannon's controversial statements, saying white people were “savages" who lacked malanin because they originated from a "hostile" climate where they were exposed to less sunshine than Africans.

Crews said Cannon's comments were rooted in the "Black supremacy" ideology that he warned about.

Judy Eddy/WENN.com

Crews, pictured with his wife, Rebecca King, implied that Black Supremacy is more detrimental to society than white supremacy.

"We have to include this white voice, this Hispanic voice, this Asian voice. We have to include it RIGHT NOW, because if we don't ... it's going to slip into something we are really not prepared for," Crews warned.

When a follower tweeted, "You going so hard against nick cannon, but when you fall, NO BLACK PERSON will have your back," Crews responded:

"When I was young, I was never afraid of the KKK... It was people like you. The threats, the intimidation, discouraging free thought, and 'the insult of acting white.' My heart breaks because your behavior only reveals you don't know how powerful you are."

The Washington Post via Getty Images

Grocery stores in Florida and Georgia removed Goya products from store shelves amid calls to boycott the company after the CEO heaped praise on President Trump.

Prominent Latinos expressed their outrage after Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue appeared in the Rose Garden and praised President Trump's for his support of Hispanic companies.

"We are so blessed to have you as our leader," Unanue told Trump on Thursday at the White House. Unanue was invited to the White House as part of the president's effort to court Latino supporters.

But prominent Latinos such as Julian Castro called for a boycott of Goya products under the hashtag #Goyaway on Twitter.com this week.

Goya Foods "has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations. Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain," Julian Castro, a former Democratic presidential candidate and an Obama administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said on Twitter.

"Americans should think twice before buying their products," he added.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is Mexican, added: "Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo.'"

Goya Foods donates millions of dollars worth of food to charities and also employees hundreds of workers in its factory.

Unanue said he is not backing down despite the boycott, which he called a "suppression of free speech."

He noted that he also praised former President Obama when he was invited to the White House during Obama's term in office.

"When you're called by the president of the United States, you're going to say, 'No, I'm sorry, I'm busy, no thank you?'" he said. "I didn't say that to the Obamas, and I didn't say that to President Trump."

He said he previously worked with Michelle Obama to help include Goya in nutritional guidance to minority communities.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump by 39% with Hispanics in national polls.

Photo may have been deleted

Social media is cracking down on a sick hashtag challenge mocking George Floyd, the Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, EURweb.com reports.

The NY Post reports the sick challenge went viral after three teens were arrested in the UK for a possible hate crime after sharing photos of themselves mocking Floyd's death.

In the viral challenge, white teenagers and young adults are seen reenacting Floyd's death as an officer knelt on his neck during an arrest on a misdemeanor charge on May 25.

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram blocked the hashtag and removed posts featuring the sick photos.

"We are aware, and are removing these posts for violating our Community Standards," a spokesperson for Facebook told The NY Post.

Black Twitter exploded in outrage over the challenge.

"This is disgusting," a user named Ila tweeted. "Who the HELL does this?"

"Their mothers must be so proud, wrote @arena1_lisa.

"If you think this is funny, you're apart of the problem. F–KING DISGUSTING," tweeted @TheRealLadyRaw.
 

This is an open post where you can discuss any subject matter. This post will not be censored or moderated. Disqus may automatically moderate certain words considered offensive. There are no rules in Open Posts. So enter at your own risk.

Photo may have been deleted

The backlash continues over a YouTube star who "rehomed" her Asian adopted son because the 3-year-old's special needs issues were too complex for her to handle.

YouTube viewers lashed out at vlogger Myka Stauffer and her husband James after they gave up their adopted son, Huxley, because his autism was too much to handle.

According to Today, major brands bailed on the couple following the intense backlash. Brands including Playtex Baby, Danimals, Suave, Chili's, and Big Lots have announced they will no longer partner with Stauffer.

Myka and James earn thousands of dollars a month on YouTube.com. Their revenue increased when they documented the difficulties trying to adopt baby Huxley from China in 2017.

Photo may have been deleted

YouTube.com

In a post in 2017, Stauffer wrote that she knew he was "profoundly developmentally delayed" beyond what was detailed in the adoption paperwork.

After 3 years of documenting Huxley's every move, the Stauffers quietly stopped including him in social media photos, and went on with their lives as if he never existed.

In a tearful video - in response to her followers demanding to know where Huxley was - she claimed she wasn't aware of Huxley's autism or a newly diagnosed brain cyst.

Photo may have been deleted

The Stauffers' followers accused the couple of using little Huxley to create content for profit, then "rehoming" the boy with another family when they could no longer monetize him.