Since the posting, commenters have flooded social media with cultural appropriation accusations, arguing that the company was imitating a ceremonial gown worn by the Habesha community from Eritrea and northern Ethiopia.
It may seem like no big deal now, but when Ellen DeGeneres — and her TV character Ellen Morgan — came out 20 years ago, it was huge news.
On Friday's ep of her talk show, Ellen celebrated the anniversary of The Puppy Episode, as it was named to keep its content a secret, the first time a primetime sitcom character had ever come out of the closet.
One of Donald Trump's most racist moves was the creation of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, or VOICE.
In case you missed it in the deluge of executive orders during his first couple weeks in office, this is the one that establishes a Department of Homeland Security office specifically to deal with all the crimes committed by immigrants.
Never mind the fact that we already have police and FBI to deal with crime and NHS to deal with illegal immigration. No, this office exists solely to send the message that "immigrants = scary."
And while over 80% of the executive branch jobs POTUS is supposed to nominate remain unfilled, and the government is on the verge of shutting down, this damn thing was actually established on Wednesday, complete with a hotline for tips about "crimes committed by removable criminal aliens."
Funny enough, Wednesday also happened to be Alien Day, a celebration of extraterrestrials. So many took the opportunity to call the hotline to report UFOs, greys, aliens, predators, Klingons, that hot guy from Roswell, that less-hot-but-still-pretty-hot guy from Roswell, the continuum transfunctioner, you name it.
And good riddance!
Of course, when folks on Twitter heard about the trolling, they just had to join in! See some of the best reactions (below)!
Speaking to CBS News, the 34-year-old spoke on how casting agents are more conscientious of "putting Asian actors in specific roles" — which, while she appreciates the effort, only confines her to a smaller box. She explained:
"You have actors who can play Australian, British, Irish, but Asian, it's very specific. It's a double-edged sword. I really, really wanted a role in "Crazy Rich Asians," but they wanted someone who's ethnically Chinese."
After the interviewer Andrea Park told Chung the male lead for the show (Henry Golding) is half-Chinese and half-white, the Once Upon A Time actress lashed out at the "bullshit" decision, saying:
The event was organized by It's On Us, which is a campaign that was started by Biden and his bestie, former President Barack Obama to combat "the epidemic of sexual violence" at schools across the country during their time in office.
During the fiery speech, everyone's favorite politician said bluntly:
"I've been in a lot of locker rooms. I don't know where in locker rooms where it is acceptable to talk about, 'Man, I was out this weekend and boy, I got a piece of her, and I did this and I did that.' The guys who usually say that are usually the ugliest sons of bi— guns in the room. Here's the deal guys, you gotta speak up. You cannot let that kind of talk be bred on a college campus."
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.