Topic: controversy

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

While there’s been a lot of talk about the absence of women of color on catwalks, there’s been precious little progress. Agonizing, incremental progress. Black girls are still given token slots on runways (usually two, at most) and the same goes for Asian women. When multiple black girls are cast, it’s often as a statement–like, for example, when Alber Elbaz sent a troop of black models clad in tropical prints down Lanvin’s Spring 2011 runway. As a finale. More »

Feminists Protest Australia’s Next Top Model Selfie Contest Because It Encourages Sexting, Creeping

Feminists Protest Australia's Next Top Model Selfie Contest Because It Encourages Sexting, Creeping

What’s the worst thing you can think of to say about selfies? That they encourage our young people to spend too much time making duck face and not enough working to bring about world peace? How about the fact that they’re providing heaps upon heaps of jerk-off material to pedophiles the world over, and also that they legitimize teen sexting? More »

Jennifer Lopez Wore An Outfit Deemed Too Hot For England On Britain’s Got Talent

Jennifer Lopez Wore An Outfit Deemed Too Hot For England On Britain's Got Talent

You’ve really got to hand it to Jennifer Lopez: 13 years after she turned heads with her choice of Grammy Awards attire and some 43 years after she was born, she’s still causing prudes to hyperventilate with her hott bod and revealing clothing choices. But rather than go for the perfect amount of sideboob, this time she mixed it up by showing off her near-crotch instead. More »

This ‘Controversial’ Painting Of A Naked Bea Arthur Just Sold For $1.9 Million

This 'Controversial' Painting Of A Naked Bea Arthur Just Sold For $1.9 Million

Bea Arthur was a pretty cool lady. She played one of TV’s first feminist characters on All In The Family, and of course, she captured our hearts as Dorothy Zbornak on Golden Girls. She was also pretty foxy. Hence, it stands to reason that when an iconic painting of not only Bea Arthur, but Bea Arthur topless goes up for auction, the bidding war would be high stakes and fierce. More »

New York Times Readers Angry At T Magazine For Putting A Fashion Model On Its Cover

New York Times Readers Angry At T Magazine For Putting A Fashion Model On Its Cover

A minor uproar has arisen over the latest cover of T, The New York Times‘ style magazine. Apparently, it has offended the delicate sensibilities of NYT readers from Westport to Park Slope because it features a thin, young-looking model wearing vaguely bondage-inspired things. That’s right: they are mad at a fashion magazine for printing photos of a fashion model. Who is wearing fashion. More »

Here’s The ‘Pornographic’ Passage From The Diary Of Anne Frank That Lady Found So Offensive

Here's The 'Pornographic' Passage From The Diary Of Anne Frank That Lady Found So Offensive

Remember that silly mother in Detroit who wanted The Diary Of Anne Frank banned in schools because it contains descriptions of female genitalia that might be disturbing to students, as opposed to the rest of the things in that particular book? Of course you do. Well, we have obtained the objectionable passage, which comes from the new and unedited edition of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. More »