STFU, Celebrities
Asked about the racy content of the video, Thicke responded: “We tried to do everything that was taboo. Bestiality, drug injections, and everything that is completely derogatory towards women. Because all three of us are happily married with children, we were like, ‘We’re the perfect guys to make fun of this.’ People say, ‘Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?’ I’m like, ‘Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women.’

Robin Thicke, on “Blurred Lines”. Because remember, if you’re married with children you can’t objectify women, influence how other men view women or have ever objectified or disrespected women at any previous point in your life.

Robin Thicke is a tool. http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2013/05/robin-thicke-interview-blurred-lines-music-video-collaborating-with-2-chainz-and-kendrick-lamar-mercy.html

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The thing I find most disturbing about this very, very disturbing quote is how predictable it is. It’s like Thicke played misogyny bingo, first from the perspective of an artist 

  • He was being edgy!
  • He was being ironic! Your disgust is the point! Good job! 
  • He’s a good guy in real life who was making a statement in his art! 

before delving into being an actual scary person: 

  • Yes, of course he knows he’s degrading women! He designed the video to portray “everything that is completely derogatory towards women”! 
  • Also, degrading women is “taboo.” It’s a question of social mores, not human rights. 
  • In fact, degrading women (if done properly?) is pleasurable! It’s delicious, forbidden fruit! 
  • He’s never “gotten” to do that before! How liberating this is for him! 

In sum: men sometimes stumble upon opportunities to degrade women and though there are the ones who do it all the time, the good men who “always” respect women deserve to try it out just once (or twice or three times or) just to see what it’s like. But you can trust them because they’re “happily married with children” and those relationships and social markers mean they’re innately good — means that, on some level, goodness is itself innate (to them specifically) — and they will always revert back to that goodness after a bad boy binge of degrading their fellow human beings. Nothing to fear here, ladies & lady-sympathizers.

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‘What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman!’ Go fuck your fucking self you utter shit.

(via generalprocrastination)

"I’ve behaved myself and lived up to your ridiculous standards for SO LONG, the least you can do is let me degrade some women as a reward."

(via lunarynth)

TO WHOEVER HAD THE AUDACITY TO ASK ME WHY I DO NOT LIKE ROBIN THICKE. this is only ONE of the very problematic things he has said/done in the public eye. besides the fact that i’m super bitter about black women collectively UPLIFTING him as a WHITE MALE he has done a bunch of shit to bury a deep hole for himself.

(via sadboysonly)

All this commentary is A+

I love how he made this sorta sexist song, and then to accompany it, he produced a WAY more sexist video, and in response to the backlash, made some EVER MORE SEXIST STATEMENTS.  Like, hey dipshit, stop while you’re behind.

(via misandry-mermaid)

While I was barely aware that you were here in the first place, you are more than welcome to GO THE FUCK AWAY. Ugh, gross.

Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously, I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.

Serena Williams is in a bit of hot water for her comments to a Rolling Stone writer about Steubenville.  (via newsweek)

Damn, Serena. Aren’t you old enough to know how slut-shaming works?

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serena…we were fucking rooting for you

(via alienswithankhs)

Serena girl, why? 

just… why?

(via deliciouskaek)

Nope, I don’t fuck with you no more Serena.

bye bitch

(via magdalenarivera)

serena, girl, what the entire god-given tennis racquet slinging fuck did you just say?

(via mimicryisnotmastery)

goddamnit (via native-detroiter)

wtf???? what the shit about “maybe she wasn’t a virgin” like HOW is that relevant? only a “virgin” can be raped…?!

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Um…

I don’t mean to take major issue with you about this. I’m not super thin, but I’m thin for, like, Detroit.

Lena Dunham, in response to Howard Stern’s comment calling her ““a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill”

Okay, I have never seen Girls. I have no intention of seeing Girls—mainly because I don’t get HBO. And have no idea what the show is like or if Lena Dunham is a good actress or writer. But I will tell you something, I will avoid her and her projects at all costs because this is unacceptable.

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Fucking Lena Dunham. When are her 15 minutes up? Because it feels like it’s been forever.

I was extremely shocked. I was shocked because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes trying to get back to the old, vibrant Jessica. And you know, it was kind of like a one-night stand. And it happened … all over again! We’ve had two different wedding dates, but he keeps knocking me up. I’m doing it very backwards, I know! I’ll just keep my legs crossed this time.

Jessica Simpson, on getting pregnant. Again.

Someone please get this child a book on how babies are made, and then a class on how babies get NOT made. This is someone’s mother; it’s not funny that she’s this stupid anymore. Also, the use of that ol’ “keep your legs crossed” trope is not cute.

ro-s-aspa-rks:

liquidiousfleshbag:

getyourpokeon:

mexicanprincessbrienne:

pantastique:

caffeinatedfeminist:

itsinthetrees:

desincarner:

TW FOR TRANSPHOBIA

mexicanprincessbrienne:

assbutttts:

extremeninja:

Let’s talk about your kitty cat….

OK You’re not cute anymore. 

wow just stop talking

first “ocd is so awesome i wish i had weird quirks lol”

now this bullshit

u aint cute

god i fucking hate her pinche pendeja

wowie.

WOOOOOOOW IT’S WORSE THAN I THOUGHT WOW????? WOW WOW WOW WOW

next level fuckery

Jennifer, stop

fucking telling that shit to Ellen too

oh well this is super mega gross

SHUT THE FUCK UP. NO REALLY.

Between this and her constant yakking about how she eats like a pig or whatever, I cannot. Bully for you!

She is a fucking drafting table covered in green masking tape. Gawd.

Okay, Jennifer Lawrence. Time to shut the actual fuck up.

I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy.

Cameron Diaz  (via newsweek)

Hey guys, check out this quote from someone who makes a good living shaking her butt on screen!

(via bestrooftalkever)

Why are you still talking, again? Stop speaking for me, dumbfuck.

sugarbooty:

racebending:

[Image: Verified twitter post from actor Jim Sturgess, who is white and appears in yellowface in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas. Sturgess writes: “Yellowface? Blackface? Pinkface? Pinkberry? Blackberry? Crackberry? Blueberry? Strawberry? Bananas? Frozen Yogurt? All the toppings?.Lovely!”]
On Racebending.com, Mike Le explains why Jim Sturgess is a “tool”

After some thought, I came to the following conclusion: Jim Sturgess is a tool.
Shocking revelation, right?
But I mean it in a slightly different sense than you might initially think.
Jim could be a perfectly nice guy. He could be kind to his friends, he probably loves his family. He probably makes other jokes that people think are funny and don’t hurt anyone at all.
But he’s a tool in a direct sense, because through some combination of talent, hard work, and luck, he has become the go-to Hollywood guy to play Asian men. Before someone thinks to call John Cho, Dante Basco, Kunal Nayyar, or Archie Kao, Jim gets the first speed dial. Whether it’s replacing a real-life Asian American with a white guy or showing that Asian folks are really just reincarnated white dudes with awful prosthetic slant-eyes, Sturgess is your man.
He is the perfect tool for Hollywood to tell stories about fascinating, exotic Asian cultures without the inconvenience of having to actually cast an Asian man in any but the most demeaning of roles. He’s the perfect tool to cement the notion that American culture is perfectly complete sans anything resembling a real, flesh-and-blood Asian male.
The film industry will cast Asian women, if they stick to their place as romantic interests or exotic geishas or all-look-same submissive clones.
But if a role comes up for an Asian man that’s not a gutless eunuch or an abusive patriarch, then Jim cracks out the makeup kit. And we go back to the Hollywood of 1937.For Jim, it’s a joke about froyo.
For me, it’s a reminder that no matter what I accomplish in my life, no matter if I become a world-class blackjack player or cure cancer, Jim will be there to tape his eyes back and tell my story.
[Read the entire article at Racebending.com]

This is kind of an off shoot of the above argument, but I am adding my 3 cents anyways. I cannot even recount how many times I have been asked, by casting agents, directors, and peers alike, whether or not I can “do” a good Latina accent. Because in their eyes I can so easily “pass” for Latina. They don’t understand the disdain in my eyes, or the subtle frown on my face, or why I wouldn’t immediately take this as a compliment. “Passing” for a different ethnicity than the one you already are is supposed to be a great thing in actor world, because it means more opportunities for roles. But all I can ever think is, “AREN’T THERE LATINA AND HISPANIC ACTRESSES OUT THERE ALREADY WHO COULD DO THIS ROLE??” I know there are! When I lived in NYC I would see them at auditions all the time! I don’t want a white woman playing the role of an interracial woman (hello, Imitation of Life!) any more than I want to be the black/white interracial woman playing the role of a Latina. Ethnicity is not interchangeable! There is this idea in actor world that has existed for a long time that says that actors, good actors, should be able to embody ANY role they are given, no matter the race/class/gender/sexuality/ability/spirituality that the role requires. I understand the basics of this idea, that a good actor is prepared for any and everything and should always be able to effectively experience a world outside of themselves and their own history, but this idea certainly has it’s limits. I think this was an idea imposed on actors at a time when ALL OF THEM were white (by THEIR choosing, not the choosing of POC), so there was a necessity in having white men feel confident while portraying roles that were outside of their normal realm of understanding. However, we are no longer living in the goddamn Middle Ages!
The good news is, people don’t HAVE to substitute themselves for other ethnicities any more. The bad news is, no one but actors of color recognize this.

I don’t even know who this dude is, but I can tell that yes, he is a tool.

sugarbooty:

racebending:

[Image: Verified twitter post from actor Jim Sturgess, who is white and appears in yellowface in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas. Sturgess writes: “Yellowface? Blackface? Pinkface? Pinkberry? Blackberry? Crackberry? Blueberry? Strawberry? Bananas? Frozen Yogurt? All the toppings?.Lovely!”]

On Racebending.com, Mike Le explains why Jim Sturgess is a “tool”

After some thought, I came to the following conclusion: Jim Sturgess is a tool.

Shocking revelation, right?

But I mean it in a slightly different sense than you might initially think.

Jim could be a perfectly nice guy. He could be kind to his friends, he probably loves his family. He probably makes other jokes that people think are funny and don’t hurt anyone at all.

But he’s a tool in a direct sense, because through some combination of talent, hard work, and luck, he has become the go-to Hollywood guy to play Asian men. Before someone thinks to call John Cho, Dante Basco, Kunal Nayyar, or Archie Kao, Jim gets the first speed dial. Whether it’s replacing a real-life Asian American with a white guy or showing that Asian folks are really just reincarnated white dudes with awful prosthetic slant-eyes, Sturgess is your man.

He is the perfect tool for Hollywood to tell stories about fascinating, exotic Asian cultures without the inconvenience of having to actually cast an Asian man in any but the most demeaning of roles. He’s the perfect tool to cement the notion that American culture is perfectly complete sans anything resembling a real, flesh-and-blood Asian male.

The film industry will cast Asian women, if they stick to their place as romantic interests or exotic geishas or all-look-same submissive clones.

But if a role comes up for an Asian man that’s not a gutless eunuch or an abusive patriarch, then Jim cracks out the makeup kit. And we go back to the Hollywood of 1937.

For Jim, it’s a joke about froyo.

For me, it’s a reminder that no matter what I accomplish in my life, no matter if I become a world-class blackjack player or cure cancer, Jim will be there to tape his eyes back and tell my story.

[Read the entire article at Racebending.com]

This is kind of an off shoot of the above argument, but I am adding my 3 cents anyways. I cannot even recount how many times I have been asked, by casting agents, directors, and peers alike, whether or not I can “do” a good Latina accent. Because in their eyes I can so easily “pass” for Latina. They don’t understand the disdain in my eyes, or the subtle frown on my face, or why I wouldn’t immediately take this as a compliment. “Passing” for a different ethnicity than the one you already are is supposed to be a great thing in actor world, because it means more opportunities for roles. But all I can ever think is, “AREN’T THERE LATINA AND HISPANIC ACTRESSES OUT THERE ALREADY WHO COULD DO THIS ROLE??” I know there are! When I lived in NYC I would see them at auditions all the time! I don’t want a white woman playing the role of an interracial woman (hello, Imitation of Life!) any more than I want to be the black/white interracial woman playing the role of a Latina. Ethnicity is not interchangeable! There is this idea in actor world that has existed for a long time that says that actors, good actors, should be able to embody ANY role they are given, no matter the race/class/gender/sexuality/ability/spirituality that the role requires. I understand the basics of this idea, that a good actor is prepared for any and everything and should always be able to effectively experience a world outside of themselves and their own history, but this idea certainly has it’s limits. I think this was an idea imposed on actors at a time when ALL OF THEM were white (by THEIR choosing, not the choosing of POC), so there was a necessity in having white men feel confident while portraying roles that were outside of their normal realm of understanding. However, we are no longer living in the goddamn Middle Ages!

The good news is, people don’t HAVE to substitute themselves for other ethnicities any more. The bad news is, no one but actors of color recognize this.

I don’t even know who this dude is, but I can tell that yes, he is a tool.

nom-chompsky:

catladysoul:

jenniferclawrence:

braingerdanger:

- Benedict Cumberbatch

Literally every line of this is dripping in condescension and meanness.


lol I’d be pressed too if I looked like a hairless cat

him and moffat need to take a time out jesus fucking christ i love sherlock but the rod up their asses needs to go

why is this cryptozoological looking ass allowed to speak and not being studied in a lab or something

Oh god, it’s like a car crash. Stop talking. Stop talking, Benedict. Seriously, don’t — bad things keep coming out, and it’s hurting my heart. Shhhhh. Just read your lines and sit there and look pretty. Meanwhile, I’ll be over here laughing my ass off at “Crash Bandicoot.”

nom-chompsky:

catladysoul:

jenniferclawrence:

braingerdanger:

- Benedict Cumberbatch

Literally every line of this is dripping in condescension and meanness.

lol I’d be pressed too if I looked like a hairless cat

him and moffat need to take a time out jesus fucking christ i love sherlock but the rod up their asses needs to go

why is this cryptozoological looking ass allowed to speak and not being studied in a lab or something

Oh god, it’s like a car crash. Stop talking. Stop talking, Benedict. Seriously, don’t — bad things keep coming out, and it’s hurting my heart. Shhhhh. Just read your lines and sit there and look pretty. Meanwhile, I’ll be over here laughing my ass off at “Crash Bandicoot.”

Prince Harry, where was his security? People are so cheap, such rubbish photos! The Queen should behead TMZ and send the b**ches to da (sic) Tower.

Boy George

Ladies, if naked pictures of you happen to find its way to the internet, you’re a whore who deserves it because you’re a whore. If you’re Prince Harry let’s say, it’s security, person who sent the pics to the media and TMZ’s fault.

(via ladyofleisuredc)

Does everyone have to be on Twitter now?