Kim Kardashian Hawks Dolce & Gabbana, Then Pulls Instagram Story As Confused Followers Express Dismay

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Talent mogul Kim Kardashian had the equivalent of a senior moment, rushing to produce an Instagram Story praising Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana’s big box of goodies sent her by the controversial luxury brand. In the short clip, the KKW Beauty mogul pans across several sequinned tuxedo jackets while narrating, “So I come home to these amazing, huge Dolce & Gabbana boxes”.

By now Kardashian knows that her every move is under the microscope, leaving people confused that days after announcing that she and husband Kanye West are expecting a fourth child via IVF, she would use her reputation to advance a brand that advocated against IVF, saying “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one…. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”

Kardashian pulled her Insta Story within hours, but one wonders exactly what she was thinking. AOC doesn’t disparage Kim Kardashian in any way. We’re not KK haters but admirers of her frankly prodigious business talents and ability to live in the limelight 24/7. But surely Kardashian knows that the Dolce & Gabbana brand is newly-toxic, yet again over its controversial antics and subsequent cancellation of their late fall 2018 Shanghai show.

In reality, the Dolce & Gabbana brand is aligned far closer to the Trumplandia values embraced by her husband Kanye West than her own more progressive ones. One wonders if Kanye told the DG boys to send over the loot, so Kim could hawk it. How much $$$ was it worth to all parties involved.

Megyn Kelly's 'Blackface' Comments Leave Her NBC News Future Very Cloudy


Megyn Kelly's 'Blackface' Comments Leave Her NBC News Future Very Cloudy

I missed this Megyn Kelly 'blackface' stupidity from Tuesday. The NBC face been on thin ice anyway, as Kelly's ratings have not been great. Her audience is 35% or more people -- largely women -- of color.

She still hasn't recovered from her run-in with Jane Fonda, choosing to ask Fonda about plastic surgery rather than her activism, which was the scheduled topic. Fonda abruptly ended the interview.

So Megyn Kelly, who already has a track record over objecting to black Santas, wonders out loud -- in the midst of this Trump crisis -- why whites can't wear blackface on Halloween. If the woman wanted to get her contract cancelled, she just delivered her own knock-out punch.

Kelly’s off the air Thursday and everything is up in the air at NBC. Rumors are intense that her departure is in negotiations. Given the outrage among her own colleagues over her ‘blackface’ remarks, it’s difficult to understand how Megyn Kelly can survive.

What was she thinking!!! Just last night I wrote a terse pushback over Instagram and Twitter outrage that Kendall Jenner was wearing frizzy curls in a photoshoot. Generally I feel that our culture has become way too politically correct. However, blackface??? Are you out of your mind Megyn Kelly? Because I refuse to buy the dumb blonde moniker, being one myself.

Indiana Students Demand Removal Of 'Offensive' Thomas Hart Benton Painting Honoring Triumph Over KKK

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Indiana Students Demand Removal Of 'Offensive' Thomas Hart Benton Painting Honoring Triumph Over KKK

Should every historical reference that evokes negative emotions be removed from campus?

The Indiana mural by Thomas Hart Benton is an homage to the Indiana press for breaking the Klan's grip on power in the state, but critics say its depictions of the KKK aren't just historical.

Nearly 1,600 signatories are asking the school to take down or cover the offending panel from A Social History of Indiana (1933), also known as the Indiana murals. But others are speaking up in support of the artwork, contending that Benton was looking to draw attention to the evils of the Klan.

“It is past time that Indiana University take a stand and denounce hate and intolerance in Indiana and on IU’s campus,” reads the petition, which argues that exposing students and faculty of color to the image of the KKK stands in violation of the school’s diversity policy and the student Right to Freedom From Discrimination."

Milo Yiannopoulos: Out At Breitbart, Out At CPAC & Out Of A Book Deal, The Showman Will Rise Again. Shed No Tears for Milo

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News After Pedophilia Comments The New York Times

We don't want to spend too much time updating Milo Yiannopoulos's 24-hour horror story, except to say that Milo's career had an update Tuesday, February 21. In a mind-boggling 24-hr downfall, Mr. Yiannopoulos lost his speaking engagement at this weekend's conservative CPAC conference; had his publisher Simon & Schuster cancel the publication of his upcoming book 'Dangerous', and today -- with six Bretbart reporters ready to resign if he didn't -- Milo stepped down from his job as senior editor at Breitbart News. 

As Trump, Bannon & Company try to rip America to shreds, something good actually happened. Milo Yiannopoulos isn't one to say he's sorry. Refusing the niceties of and decency and civility, the big personality man boy very capable of baiting the left and with zero inhibitions about any form of self-censorship, Milo appeared in Lower Manhattan looking remarkably sober in Lower Manhattan today. 

“I don’t think I’ve been as sorry about anything in my whole life.”

"His glib remarks about pedophilia by Roman Catholic priests and his endorsement of sexual relations with boys as young as 13 drew widespread condemnation from many of the conservatives who had long stood by him, even as he offended so many others with his insulting remarks about Hispanics, African-Americans, Muslims and Jews," writes the New York Times.

It's amazing that women somehow never to make the list. Milo Yiannopoulos loathes women, especially smart, brainiac women who believe in equal rights.

Note, that this brainiac supports the First Amendment and Milo's right to talk his trash on university campuses. Hiding in a safe zone does not help build the necessary skills to confront the Breitbart News crew, and our young students need to get tough and grow up. The Breitbart men are running the White House for heaven's sake. ~ Anne

Related: Milo Yiannopoulos Loses 'Dangerous' Book Deal & CPAC Speech. Is His Breitbart Job Also On The Line? AOC Women's News

Milo Yiannopoulos's Symphony of Victimhood The Daily Beast

Here's Why The World's Biggest Brands Are Blacklisting Breitbart BuzzFeed

Tina Fey Won't Be Explaining Her Jokes To Politically Correct Millennials Any Time Soon

Tina Fey Won't Be Explaining Her Jokes To Politically Correct Millennials Any Time Soon

No Apologies

Last spring Netflix bingewatchers devoured 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', Tina Fey's next big thing after ''30 Rock. The show is the completely fearless story of a woman  who follows her dreams to New York after being kidnapped and held in a cult for 15 years. Kimmy, played by Ellie Kemper, doesn't shy away from finding humor in Kimmy's trauma -- although some kidnapped victims might not find the storyline hilarious. 
The big trouble around 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' is Jane Krakowski -- another member of Fey's SNL and 30 Rock vet -- in a brief episode in her role of Kimmy's socialite boss Jacqueline Vorhees. Kimmy becomes a nanny to Vorhees' son.  The humor of the rich-woman Vorhees flashing back on her Native American woman heritage from Bear Creek, South Dakota was soon accompanied by charges of racism against Tina Fey. The controversy seems to center more on Krakowki the blond who couldn't possibly be of American Indian heritage because she factually looks damn white and of Polish ancestry. 

Culture Wars | Beyonce's Face Paint | Amanda Platell On Fashion Misogyny

Jezebel on Beyonce | Mark Pillai | African Queen | L’Officiel Paris March 2011 AOC BBC

Anne doesn’t know what to make of Jezebel’s Dodai Stewart skewering Beyonce for wearing a painted face in her new editorial for L’Officiel Paris’ March 2011 issue celebrating African Queen.

Stylelite is downright condescending, writing ‘The magazine that convinced singer Beyonce Knowles to paint her skin a darker shade of brown for a photo shoot says she wasn’t in blackface, but in ritualistic African face covering.’

The politically correct American blogosphere doesn’t even give a grown woman like Beyonce — more successful than all of us wrapped up together — credit for having her own mind in a fashion shoot. Now that’s equally politically incorrect in our view. Hmmm.

Did a white woman write that comment? Rubbish! This entire fiasco is one more reminder that Americans are culturally provincial beyond description.

Is Gawker Dialing for Traffic?

There is the possibility that Gawker’s plunging web traffic is behind the story. Jezebel and all of Gawker’s other blogs have lost enormous traffic with their new website design — which is terrible in our opinion.

On February 18th, Tech Crunch wrote that traffic had nosedived from a high of 561,000 to 257,000, citing Quantcast data. Gizmdo’s numbers declined from 746,000 to 420,000. (Note: the format is obviously being changed today.)

Maybe Nick Denton asked writers to juice up their posts in a big way. Watever the reason, Anne believes the entire controversy is nonsense.

Fashion Misogyny | Is It Real?

What isn’t nonsense is Amanda Platell’s accusation that the fashion industry is misogynistic. In an articulate, biting essay for Daily Mail, Platell writes that fashion’s obsession with Andrek Pejic is the final nail in the coffin of an industry that has transformed the ideal female body into a rail thin, breastless, hipless cariacature of the female body. 

Simply stated, writes Amanda, many fashion designers wish women would just go away — except for buying their clothes, of course.

Anne has shared her same concerns on this topic but links Amanda Platell’s observations into the larger cultural landscape of trying to control women’s bodies in America. She includes Alexander McQueen’s forniphilia table — women as furniture — and the new revelations that he called Eva Herzigova a f*cking b*tch, screaming at her in a fashion show moment.

Indeed, fashion has a complex relationship with women’s bodies, female sexuality and empowerment, a common theme at AOC.

Amanda Platell Says Some Fashion Designers Are MisogynisticAOC BBC