National Animal Crackers Day!
News of the Day:
+ Festival season is for lovers, and Rihanna and Leonard DiCaprio are no exceptions to the rule. (Don’t act like you forgot...) The former flames were seen rekindling throughout the evening with their sunglasses on. Shady? Yes.
+ President Obama invited Nicki Minaj, Chance The Rapper, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Timbaland, J. Cole, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, Ludacris, and Wale to the White House to discuss criminal justice reform and the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a mentorship and support program for young men of color.
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+ In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kerry Washington fully defended HBO’s controversial Confirmation, a film about University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill’s sexual harassment case against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. (Republicans weren’t exactly lining up to see it.) “It’s not a propaganda movie,” said Washington. “It’s a movie about complicated people in a really complex situation doing the best they could with the tools they had at the time.”
+ Jessie Ware is expecting... a baby! The singer announced the big news on her Instagram page. Congratulations to her and her hubby, Sam Burrows.
+ Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino went off about Chris Brown and how his latest single “Back to Sleep” perpetuates rape culture. Please give this woman a huge round of applause.
“just let me rock, fuck you back to sleep girl, don’t say a word no, girl don’t you talk” are lyrics to the chorus of a VERY popular song— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
@BestCoast Thanks for speaking up on this— Brittany Leitner (@britariail) April 17, 2016
x infinity at that trash/anyone who thinks its OK to sing about fucking a girl back to sleep + telling her to not say a word— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
This isn’t just about that idiot tho- the fact that’s a song in popular culture that some A&R person was like “this is great” saddens me— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
.@billboard’s review of that song “excels as a quality addition to his catalog’s stellar collection of panty-dropping and baby-making songs”— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
How about this for a review: singing about fucking a girl back to sleep/telling her dont say a word is singing about rape + it’s disgusting— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
Last thing then I’m out- it’s an issue even if someone else was singing those lyrics. Rape culture is everywhere + it’s a BIG problem.— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
https://t.co/4xFVUxkN1z SHOW ME WHERE HE ONCE ASKS THE WOMAN IF ITS OK TO WAKE HER UP WITH SEX? NO, HES TELLING HER HE’S GOING TO DO IT.— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
Ok I’m for real done with Twitter for today- but this is the last I’ll say on the subject. pic.twitter.com/Y8oiINVykR— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 17, 2016
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“That’s the worst role model to be—to be someone else.” —Maisie Williams
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