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Controversies

  1. in conversation
    Norm Macdonald, In ConversationAt the end of a controversial week, the comedian gives what he’s said may be his last-ever print interview.
  2. the predator
    Olivia Munn ‘Chastised’ by Fox for Alerting Predator Cast to Sex-Offender SceneMunn spoke about feeling isolated by her castmates with Ellen DeGeneres.
  3. controversies
    Julia Salazar Had a Trust Fund and Her Colombian Ancestors Were Catholic ElitesShe had a trust fund, her ancestors were Catholic elites, and she has a new version of her conversion story.
  4. controversies
    Norm Macdonald Defends Louis C.K., Chris Hardwick, and Roseanne in New Interview“Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”
  5. misgendering
    Peppermint Addresses the NYT Review Misgendering Her Head Over Heels Character“I think he learned very quickly.”
  6. being over it
    Man, Look, Dave Bautista Doesn’t Even Know If He Wants to Be in Guardians Vol. 3 “To be honest with you, I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.”
  7. controversies
    Neil Armstrong’s Sons Defend First Man From ‘Anti-American’ CriticismDon’t worry, the American flag gets plenty of screen time.
  8. media
    Apropos of Nothing, Sarah Jeong’s Book About Harassment Is Getting ReissuedOne month after right-wingers threw a disingenuous tantrum over Jeong’s old tweets.
  9. controversies
    Kendall Jenner Says She Was ‘Misrepresented’ When Talking About Other ModelsOther models weren’t big fans of her comment about runway shows.
  10. controversies
    Asia Argento Says Accuser Payoff Was Anthony Bourdain’s IdeaAccording to the actress, Bourdain wanted to handle the matter privately and help her accuser economically.
  11. controversies
    Dave Bautista Finds Working for Disney ‘Nauseating’ After James Gunn’s FiringBy firing Gunn, the actor tweeted, the company essentially bowed to “a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis.”
  12. media
    NY Times Responds to Right-Wing Tantrum Over New Writer’s ‘Anti-White’ TweetsFellow journalists are annoyed that the Times addressed the bad-faith criticism of Sarah Jeong.
  13. New York Times Critic Gets Dragged for Misgendering in Head Over Heels ReviewBen Brantley has since apologized.
  14. sports
    Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest May Go High-tech Next Year“I doubt we can put the microchip on the tongue or in the esophagus,” says Major League Eating president Rich Shea.
  15. controversies
    Trans Actors Slam Scarlett Johansson Rub & Tug Casting“Actors who are trans never even get to audition for anything other than trans characters. That’s the real issue.”
  16. Montreal Jazz Festival Cancels White People Singing Slave SongsBecause come on, really? Seriously?
  17. controversies
    Priyanka Chopra Apologizes for Quantico Episode Featuring Indian Terrorists“I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change.”
  18. controversies
    Samantha Bee Apologizes Again for Ivanka Trump Controversy: ‘I Regret It’“I should have known that a potty-mouth insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy.”
  19. controversies
    Everything to Know About the Lush Police Campaign ControversyThe cosmetic retailer’s “spycops” ad campaign has come under fire for its “anti-police” message.
  20. controversies
    Jon Stewart Warns Samantha Bee Not to Fall for Faux Conservative Outrage“Don’t be fooled into trying to make concessions that you think will mollify them.”
  21. controversies
    How Mekelburg’s Got Caught Up in a Story About a Hate-Spewing Twitter TrollThe troll was revealed to be the owner’s sister, causing them to release a statement declaring that the woman has no affiliation with their business.
  22. controversies
    NYC Shames Lawyer Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish-Speaking Cafe EmployeeHis name is Aaron Schlossberg, and it turns out that this isn’t the first time an outburst has been caught on video.
  23. controversies
    Rita Ora Apologizes for Bisexual-Themed ‘Girls’ Following Criticism“A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women.”
  24. netflix
    Jeffrey Tambor Will Appear on Arrested Development Season 5Tambor was recently fired from Transparent after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
  25. controversies
    Gigi Hadid Responds to Vogue Italia Blackface ControversyShe’s on the cover of the June issue.
  26. controversies
    WHCA Issues Statement to Members Criticizing Michelle Wolf’s Monologue“I also have heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer’s monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission.”
  27. white house correspondents' dinner
    All About Michelle Wolf’s Divisive Joke About Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Eye ShadowNot everyone laughed at the comedian’s joke from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  28. The Rachel Divide Is a Rorschach Blot for Its ViewersSome people think it’s a hatchet job, others that it gives Rachel Dolezal’s commitment to social justice too much credence.
  29. power
    Fresno State Professor Speaks Out for First Time Since Barbara Bush BacklashRanda Jarrar stands by her comments, saying: “women of color routinely have their tone policed, their justified anger painted as hatred.”
  30. art
    A Mexican Court Has Blocked Sales of the Controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie DollMattel has faced criticism ever since the doll was released last month.
  31. uh oh
    Donald Trump Jr. Sent Suggestive Twitter Messages to a Model While MarriedIn which bacon became the subject of flirty tweets.
  32. legal battles
    John Paul Getty III’s Sister Threatens Legal Action Over FX’s TrustAriadne Getty claims the show makes her family seem complicit in his kidnapping.
  33. New York Restaurant Quickly Cancels NRA Fundraiser After BacklashThe event at Gargiulo’s was announced just two weeks after the Parkland school shooting.
  34. controversies
    A Coney Island Restaurant Will Host an NRA Fundraiser Next MonthRaffles are planned for at least seven different firearms.
  35. controversies
    Jennifer Lawrence Says the Media Is ‘Sexist’ for Suggesting She Wear a CoatYou know the old saying: her internal body temperature, her choice.
  36. controversies
    Jeffrey Tambor Calls Amazon’s Investigation of Harassment Claims ‘Deeply Flawed’“I deeply regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone and I will continue to vehemently defend myself.”
  37. controversies
    Annihilation Director on Whitewashing: There Was ‘Nothing Cynical’ About CastingThe characters were given no racial designations in the book his movie is based on.
  38. food allergies
    Peter Rabbit Filmmakers Apologize for Making Fun of Blackberry AllergiesParents have complained about a scene where Peter Rabbit uses a slingshot to force-feed a blackberry to a farmer who is allergic to the fruit.
  39. controversies
    Dr. Phil Denies Show Helped Guests With Addictions Get Drugs and Alcohol“The show does not give drugs or alcohol to its guests and any suggestions to the contrary is errant nonsense.”
  40. controversies
    Judd Apatow Comes to Lena Dunham’s DefenseHe says Dunham is “the greatest person” he’s ever met.
  41. controversies
    SNL Pulls Creepy Safelite AutoGlass Sketch From Reruns and YouTubeBeck Bennett appears in the sketch as a windshield-repair technician turned obsessed stalker.
  42. Daddy’s Home 2 Is Trash. Period.The sequel to 2015’s Daddy’s Home, starring Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, and Will Ferrell, is a toxic, not at all benign movie.
  43. jeremy piven
    HBO Releases Statement Regarding Jeremy Piven AllegationsPiven “unequivocally” denies the sexual-harassment allegations.
  44. controversies
    Safelite AutoGlass Understandably Not Thrilled About That One SNL Sketch“Although we can take a joke, this one was a step too far. Our techs are our heroes. #notcool”
  45. What Hollywood Really Thinks About the Harvey Weinstein ScandalA producer, an agent, and a filmmaker who’ve worked with Weinstein weigh in on whether he’ll survive the allegations — or whether he’s toast.
  46. controversies
    The Fake-Bullet-Hole Bar Finally Took Down Its Controversial WallThe owner had refused to, despite demands from locals since July.
  47. MoviePass Works. Why Is Hollywood So ‘Meh’?“If we’re doubling the frequency of the customers who’ve been abandoning you, you’d think they’d cut us in on some of your increased profits.”
  48. controversies
    Jen Kirkman Clarifies That Louis C.K. Didn’t Harass Her“There are rumors out there that Louis takes his dick out at women. He has never done that to me.”
  49. mother!
    Paramount Responds to Mother! BacklashIf you’re not into it, they’re not that concerned.
  50. controversies
    Kid ‘n Play’s Christopher Reid Apologizes for Colin Kaepernick Sketch“The skit and photo were not meant to disrespect Colin’s message or political stance.”
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