The appropriate reaction is: “Urrrrrrgh.” More
There are a lot of patently stupid things available for purchase on the internet, but sometimes we’ll come across an item that’s so face-palmy that we can’t stop staring at it. More
Desigual has created a Mother’s Day ad so stunningly bizarre and offensive you have to watch it twice to believe it is real. More
If you’d convinced yourself that nobody with a brain and a conscience would compare arbitrary crap to slavery in 2014, we regret to inform you that insensitive morons still walk freely among us. More
It seems like it would be a lot more fun to just hang a picture of the Dowager Countess on your wall and imagine Maggie Smith is really judgmental about your neighbor’s Crocs. More
Nail polish color names, amirite ladies? Anyone who takes more than a passing interest in nail polish knows that they can be a little bit over the top sometimes. And by “over the top,” I mean “named after the trashiest aspects of female-oriented culture, and sometimes random foods.” I’m not going to go so far as to call them anti-feminist, as some (like “pornstar”) are only offensive to the anti-porn brigades, and we can choose our choice, etc. I also think a lot of them are pretty tongue-in-cheek, because with names like that, you have got to be joking at least a little, right? Nonetheless, I think the people who name the nail polishes would agree that in an effort to capture people’s attention, they often turn to the ridiculous and the inflammatory. To illustrate my point, I made a quiz. Can you tell the real nail polish color names from the ones I made up? Answers are at the end! More
Being homeless is so hot right now! I mean, why else would everybody be doing it? You get to wear cool shabby clothes, have a ton of fun with layers, and go all Eat Pray Love by paring down your earthly possessions to only what can fit in a shopping cart. It’s not like it’s totally scary and shitty to be homeless, or like it’s something that happens to people very much against their will. It’s basically like going to a giant street party that never ends. More
Remember when J.C. Penney released a shirt where a girl proclaimed she was “too pretty for homework so she made her brother do it for her?” That was weird, right? Now Forever 21 has released this “Allergic to Algebra” shirt. As someone who has a legitimate allergy to Euclidean planes* I find this shirt particularly offensive and demeaning to fellow sufferers. I imagine it’s also demeaning to smart girls everywhere. But not as offensive as these shirts! Check out the worst shirts in the universe.
*yes, I know this is more of a geometry thing, but, as Barbie meant to say, elaborate math jokes are hard. More
Are you curious? Let’s think about the staging instructions they must have given this little girl. Let’s call her America. More
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Do you… not particularly like drinking beer, because of the taste, and the carbonation, and everything about it, but wish to drink one anyway, because drinking beer is cool? Look! Chick beer! More
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I mean… probably, right? More
Male model Andrej Pejic is a very pretty man. So pretty, in fact, that some people think his slender boy-chest is too hot for newsstands. Although it’s common knowledge in the fashion and media worlds that Andrej is a dude (albeit an androgynous one), T&A-filled lad mag FHM decided to have a bit of fun by naming him the 98th sexiest woman in the world. This could’ve been a chance to make some self-effacing jokes skewering FHM’s own defensive performance of masculinity, but whoever wrote the accompanying copy decided to be a total douchenozzle instead, because hey, no homo. More
Do you remember where you were when Princess Diana died? Sure you do. I feel like it’s one of the first big historical events that people in their twenties do remember. And one day, when we’re old, we’ll make lame old-people jokes about how our inappropriately young partners were in the womb when Princess Diana died. Or how they think she was a lingerie model. Because of this stupid ad.
It’s made by a Chinese lingerie company called Jealousy International. The motto for the line translates to “Feel the Romance of British Royalty.” Why is this offensive? This is why: More