"Pose" star Billy Porter, right, dragged American Vogue magazine for featuring "straight" singer Harry Styles on a cover wearing a dress.
In an in-depth interview with The Sunday Times magazine, Porter criticized Vogue for not recognizing him as the trailblazer for men wearing dresses.
"I changed the whole game," Porter said.
"I. Personally. Changed. The. Whole. Game. And that is not ego, that is just fact. I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it."
Porter, who plays a fairy godmother in Amazon Studios' woke remake of "Cinderella", added:
"I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I'm not necessarily convinced and here is why. I created the conversation [about men wearing dresses] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time."
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"I'm not dragging Harry Styles, but he is the one you're going to try and use to represent this new conversation?"
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Styles, 27, has never publicly labeled his sexuality. But it's a well-known fact that he is ghey-for-pay -- pretending to be LGBT+ for clout.
"He doesn't care," Porter said, "he's just doing it because it's the thing to do."
"This is politics for me. This is my life. I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars and not be gunned now. All he has to do is be white and straight."
The 52-year-old actor and singer, who released a single last week titled "Children", admitted he never dreamed he'd be so successful, "because I'm gay."
"I was told my queerness would be a liability and I would never have the kind of success that I have. And the naysayers were right for a very long time, until they weren't."
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Rachel Lindsay, left, claims ESPN host Sage Steele was "thrilled" when she didn't choose a Black man on ABC's "Bachelorette."
Lindsay made the remarks on the Higher Learning podcast with co-host, former TMZ staffer Van Lathan.
Lindsay, 36, hinted that Steele, 48, is a bourgeois biracial who is only Black when it's convenient for her.
Lindsay, who is Black, said the incident occurred about 4 years ago when she met Steele at ESPN. She said the encounter with Steele left her feeling like she was in the Twilight Zone.
"I like Sage," said Lindsay, adding that Steele is "problematic".
"She's a woman of color who had a long career in the media and I'm aspiring to this but then I'm listening to you and the first thing you say to me is how thrilled you are that I didn't choose Black. And I'm like… who is this woman?. Since then I've started to learn more about how problematic she can be."
Lindsay shared a video clip on Twitter. She captioned the video: "Y'all want to hear about the first time I met #SageSteele? #TrueStory."
Steele was temporarily suspended from ESPN's SportsCenter over comments she made about former President Barack Obama's race. She also disparaged ESPN's parent company Disney's vaccine mandate, calling it "sick" and "scary."
Samira Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, is not a fan of transracial activist Shaun King. 12-year-old Tamir was fatally shot by a cop in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014.
Samira spoke out after King posted a conversation he had with her on his blog, "The North Star with Shaun King."
In the post, he explained the fundraising he did for Samaria in the wake of her son's death. However, Samaria questioned King's agenda before adding that she never gave him permission to raise money for her family.
"Why do you think it's so important to tell folks we had a conversation?" she asked in her Instagram post. She questioned where the money went and reiterated that she never gave him permission to raise money for her.
"Well we talked and everything that was said was very toxic and uncomfortable for me to hear that you raised additional money and then say you did not want to bother me. Personally, I don't understand how you sleep at night. I never gave you permission to raise nothing. Along with the United States, you robbed me for the death of my son."
"You gave me a cop and donut conversation [sic]. All lies Shaun, please stop thinking we on the same page," Samaria said. "As a white man acting black, you are [an] imposter that can not be trusted. My son was 12 years old, and DOJ needs to reopen his case period. Tamir Human rights was violated, why would you so ever make it about you? You are a selfish self centered person and God will deal with you White man."
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Singer Kehlani is disappointed in her family's disinterested reaction when she came out as a gay for play lesbian in a TikTok video.
"Gay for play" is a term that describes straight people pretending to be gay.
Kehlani commented on an Instagram video that went viral. "You know the video?" she said. "Well, it's fuckking true. I am gay, g-gay, gay, gay..."
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The Oakland native dated male rapper YG in 2019 and welcomed a daughter with male guitarist Javie Young-White.
She expressed her disappointment when her family didn't react with surprise.
"When I want to have a heart to heart with my family, and be like, 'I finally know that I'm gay', they're like, 'We know, duh... stupid', I just feel like, 'No..., I want you (to) fall on the floor and (say), 'Congratulations, we had no idea! S####!
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"Everyone's just like, 'Duh, you're the only one who didn't fuckking know. The f###### closet was glass," she said. "So I guess I just wanted y'all to know that everyone knew but me."
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Don't expect the lesbian community to celebrate. They're so over gay-for-pay celebrities who claim to be homosexual or bi for clout and revenue.
Amanda Seales lashed out at Kim Kardashian West for a controversial photo shoot in which she appears a few shades darker.
Kim is accused of wearing "blackface" in a photo shoot for 7 Hollywood magazine. The mother-of-four sparked outrage after she released images from the shoot on social media on Thursday.
She captioned the images: "WHAT A DREAM."
"Are you f***ing kidding me?" Amanda wrote in all caps in the caption of a repost of Kim's photo.
In a video on Instagram.com, Amanda compared Kim's pose to a similar pose by Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and she claimed Kim was emulating Diahann Carroll and Diana Ross.
"Honestly, what is there to say? What is there to say? Cause what folks will say is 'But she has black children.' Stop it. 'But she's Middle Eastern.' Stop it. 'But she's helping black people get out of jail.' Stop! Drop! Shut em down open up... Stop it! 'But she's channeling Elizabeth Taylor' Stop it. Stop it. Stop it...."
"You should care that someone is trying to take your rhythm but they don't know your blues... This is basic. This family is notorious for appropriating Black culture. They do not have any grievance about it. They don't give reverence. They don't pay homage. No, they mimic; they take; they commodify..."
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