A little over a week ago, John Galliano broke his silence following two years of rehab and self-examination with a pathos-laden interview in Vanity Fair. For many, it drove home just how much he has suffered and how hard he’s worked to make amends, as well as what a terrible state he was in at the time. But he didn’t stop there. Last night, Galliano appeared on Charlie Rose to discuss some of those same issues in his first video interview since his racial outburst. More
Remember that adorable little girl in the Cheerios ad that garnered a bunch of negative attention for featuring a biracial family? Well, that adorable kid is a real kid! And unlike many of the peculiar, robotic interviews child actors often give, the one she had Tuesday morning with MSNBC is so genuinely sweet, it is as heartwarming and “awwww”-inducing as seeing five puppies cuddle with a giant teddybear wearing a bow tie. More
The frothing, megalomaniacal version of the Monopoly man from your dystopian nightmares has some strong feelings about the news that Miss World will be forgoing the bikini competition of their Indonesian leg this year, so as not to “offend Muslims in Indonesia” (per the always-reliable and even-handed Gretchen Carlson).
When Taylor Chapman posted a video of herself screaming at a Dunkin Donuts employee on the Internet, she clearly thought the world would take her side.
Spoiler alert: It didn’t. More
Watch this ad and tell me if you see anything offensive. It’s like a Rorschach test! Except I’m trying to figure out what the hell people are so upset about. More
What is going on with high schools these days? First, the whole “not having integrated prom in 2013” thing and now, students apparently feel the need to make clubs based on being caucasian and the apparent oppression that accompanies being caucasian and how awful it is to exist as a caucasian person in a world full of – gasp — acceptance of others. More
It would be different if Aqeel were an anonymous photographer or artist of some sort who wasn’t trying to sell any product, but this isn’t the case. Aamna Aqeel is a designer, and ‘Be My Slave’ is an advertisement with a pretty model and pretty clothes and a very, very ugly message. More
What do you get when you cross violence against women, racial profiling, high fructose corn syrup and a goat? Why, Mountain Dew‘s newest ad, of course! More
Dear Racist Georgians,
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? More
By now, you would hope that fashion magazines would have caught up with, oh, the rational thinkers of 2013. But no, mis amigos, this is simply impossible — after all, the seemingly most beloved and sacred tradition (or else it would’ve been eliminated by now, surely) is blackface. More
Some vague noises of controversy are closing in on Mattel’s “Dolls of the World” Barbie collection due to what some people perceive as offensive ethnic stereotyping, specifically in their “Mexico Barbie.” More
What is it with people these days choosing to push boundaries with party themes? Sometimes, these ideas are playful and fun. It’s lovely. Sometimes, these ideas are terrible; for example, that sorority from Penn State who assumed all Mexicans are impoverished drug addicts. Not so lovely, and that is why they were publicly ridiculed.
Of course, not everybody learns the “be creative, not cruel” rule when it comes to parties; now, Flaunt magazine wants in on the good ol’ racist action, too. More
As we have noted many times, the fashion industry is notably slow to change its ways. From stereotypical, historically racist earrings by major designers to its continuously excused use of blackface on white models, fashion to barely using black models in runway shows has somehow not gotten the memo that racial diversity exists and the racism is — to put it lightly — “so out.” Even Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman openly admits to dealing with racism in fashion. More
O RLY? More