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Fenty Beauty Apologizes for Its “Geisha Chic” Highlighter
It’s being pulled from shelves.
Creator Says Backlash to Her Show Borders on Censorship
“I think we’re in a real danger of censorship if we decide that we all have to tell stories in a certain way so that everybody else feels safe.”
Netflix Defends Controversial Show
After Major ‘Fat-Shaming’ Backlash
More than 200,000 people have signed a petition to cancel the show before it even airs.
Scarlett Johansson Leaves Her Role in
Rub & Tug
The actress had come under fire for taking on the role of a trans man.
Sam Bee on Ivanka Controversy: ‘I Do Take Responsibility When I Get It Wrong’
Bee gave a speech while accepting an award at the Television Academy Honors.
A Lot Of Female Record Executives Are Calling For Grammy Chief to Resign
More than a dozen women have signed a letter asking for Neil Portnow’s resignation from the Recording Academy.
I’m Certain That Certainty Is the Enemy
What if everybody could just admit that they are probably wrong a lot of the time?
Writer Leaves Lenny Letter Citing Lena Dunham’s ‘Well-Known Racism’
“I know exactly who Lena Dunham is — who she was before she was famous — and I have for years.”
A Recent History of
’s Tone-deaf Editorials
Because turning Hurricane Sandy volunteers into models is just the latest offense.
Has the Online Dating Backlash Arrived?
The new dating gurus and apps have an analog approach.
Magazine Editor Resigns Following Racist Rihanna Article
And she continues to put her foot in her mouth.
Rihanna Curses the Dutch Magazine That Printed Racist Things About Her
See her surprisingly forceful tweets.
Versace Rejects ‘Real Women’ for H&M Line Shoot
“Donatella will likely not approve shooting the collection on real women,” a publicist told them.
Nicola Formichetti Claims
Misquoted His Views on Fat People
’W’ says they did no such thing.
Finally, People Are Protesting the Fragrance Abercrombie Uses to Constantly Gas Its Stores
Environmental groups say the cologne contains toxic chemicals that could put helpless shoppers at risk.
Robbie Myers on Gabourey Sidibe’s Cover Controversy: ‘You Can’t Compare a Picture on a Press Line From What You Do in a Studio’
The ‘Elle’ editor defends against allegations of skin lightening.
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New Zealand’s Next Top Model
Shot a 16-Year-Old Topless With Nipple Tape and It Isn’t Going Over Well
Modeling is not a family-friendly industry.
Robin Givhan Thinks
’s New White Fashion Director Shows the Magazine ‘Isn’t Just About Black Women’
“Black women aren’t ‘special.’ They are individuals and they are universal.”
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Tyra Banks Says the
Contestant With the Tiny Waist ‘Is the Receiver of Countless Stares and Ridicule’
Tyra has issued a statement about the show’s controversial promo.
M.A.C. Cancels Rodarte Line
Because launching a charity initiative and changing the name of the polish wasn’t enough for them.
Editor Understands Controversial Oil-Spill Shoot Is ‘Shocking’
“The message is to be careful about nature.”
Is Urban’s ‘Ironic’ New Storefront Mocking Mom-and-Pop Shops?
Or just paying its respects?
Kristen McMenamy is wearing recycled rubber.
So does that make it okay?
Models Resemble Dead Birds in Italian
’s Twisted Oil-Spill Fashion Spread
Too soon? Yes.
Controversy Is More Than Skin-Deep
This isn’t the first time a white editor has worked for a black publication. So what’s all the fuss about?
MAC Creates Charity Initiative for Victims in Juarez Following Nail-Polish Backlash
ALL profits from the collection will benefit women in Juarez.
Editor Wonders Why Hiring a White Fashion Director Sparks More Outrage Than So Many Other Issues
“When we reported on the increase in sex trafficking of young black girls in urban communities? Silence.”
Hires a White Fashion Director, Backlash Ensues
Ellianna Placas set to take the fashion reins amid roiling controversy.
: ‘Is a GBF (Gay Best Friend) the New Must-Have Accessory for Teen Girls?’
Amy Astley tried to do a bit of damage control after this story ran.
American Apparel Doesn’t Make Skimpy Painted-On Shorts in Sizes Bigger Than 6
People are not happy.
Disgruntled Magazine Editors Are Tired of Bloggers Getting the Good Seats at Shows
Apparently, not everyone is finding Tavi so cute.
Annie Leibovitz: Miley’s Audience Wasn’t Ready for That ‘Vanity Fair’ Picture
“She was ready to take that picture and her audience was not. Maybe she shouldn’t have posed for ‘Vanity Fair.’”