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Walmart Pulls 'Little Amigo' Halloween Costume After Racism Backlash!

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Wal-Mart is already facing backlash for a Halloween costume!

Halloween is JUST around the corner, and you know what that means! Lots and lots of super offensive costumes are coming!!

We've already seen our fair share of outrage with a Caitlyn Jenner costume, and of course who could possibly forget the "sexy" Donald Trump costume!

But now Walmart is getting in on the action as their website offered a child's costume that was simply called "Little Amigo!"

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For just $12.99, customers would get a package that includes a sombrero and a fake mustache so they can "dress like [their] favorite amigo!"

It didn't take long for customers to call out Wal-Mart for selling a costume that plays on racial stereotypes, and the company responded by pulling the item from their website!

However, Wal-Mart isn't exactly taking responsibility for the blunder as reps claim it from a third-party seller and should have never ended up on the site in the first place!

Well we can at least all agree on that!

Seriously, when are companies going to realize costumes based on race are NEVER OK??? Besides, whatever happened to little kids just dressing up as Power Rangers for Halloween???

[Image via Wal-Mart.]

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Matt Damon Apologizes For His Comments On Project Greenlight, Says He 'Believes Deeply' In Diversity!

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Matt Damon sparked a bit of controversy after his comments on diversity during Project Greenlight's premiere episode on Sunday night!

When discussing which director to helm the project on this season of the HBO docu-series, it appeared that The Martian star was disregarding producer Effie Brown's concerns about the need for diverse hiring processes, to which he responded:

"When we're talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show."

After receiving significant backlash for seemingly explaining diversity to Brown, the Oscar winner has issued an apology.

Related: Matt Says Jason Bourne Could Beat Up Batman!

While he says the quick exchange was a part of a much larger conversation, Damon is glad that the debate could promote a dialogue about diversity in Hollywood. He said:

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Idris Elba Has The Perfect Response To Being Called 'Too Street' For 007 — As James Bond Author Quickly Apologizes!

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Earlier this week, British novelist Anthony Horowitz revealed his unpopular casting opinions about who should play James Bond after Daniel Craig leaves the series!

The author of the upcoming 007 novel Trigger Mortis said that top contender Idris Elba was "too street" and not "suave" enough to play the famous spy!

[ Related: Daniel Craig HATES 'Sneaky' Fan Photos — Watch Out! ]

After receiving a ton of backlash, some of which accused the 60-year-old's words to be racially loaded, Horowitz issued an apology, posting on his Twitter:

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Justin Timberlake Responds To Kanye West's Mention Of Him In That Epic VMAs Speech! Does Yeezy Have JT's Vote For Prez?!

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If anyone was curious as to why Kanye West mentioned Justin Timberlake last night at the VMAs, you're not alone!

As we reported on Sunday, the Yeezus artist was awarded the Video Vanguard Award where he gave an EXTREMELY long speech which included a seemingly random name drop of JT.

[ Related: Justin Timberlake Performs At Same Sex Wedding Ceremony! ]

In the epic rant, the rapper explains why he bumrushed the stage at both Taylor Swift's 2009 VMAs win and Beck's 2015 Grammys victory — because he was simply defending art.

But how does the former *NSYNC member come into play?!

In 2007, the boybander — along with Gnarls Barkley — were nominated for Album Of The Year at the Grammys but both lost to the Dixie Chicks.

Mr. West said that Jessica Biel's husband "had tears in his eyes" after losing.

Mr. Timberlake went on Twitter that very night and reacted to his unexpected mention.

He wrote:

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Bella Thorne Feels The Wrath Of The Internet After Dissing Famous YouTuber At The Teen Choice Awards!

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All's fair in love and war… and social media.

In case you missed it, on Sunday, Bella Thorne and boyfriend Gregg Sulkin were at the Teen Choice Awards to present the honor for Male Choice Web Star.

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! Bella Takes On Body & Slut Shamers! ]

While reading the nominees, the former Disney actress couldn't help but take a jab at famous Swedish YouTube personality Felix Kjellberg — also known as PewDiePie — for his hard-to-pronounce name and the fact that he was absent!

The 17-year-old shaded:

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Whoopi Goldberg & The View Co-Hosts Defend Elisabeth Hasselbeck On Her Sandra Bland Cigarette Question! See What They Said!

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The ladies on The View may disagree at times, but they also have each other's backs!

On Tuesday's Fox & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck received a bit of backlash for a question about Sandra Bland — who was found dead in her jail cell three days after her controversial arrest.

After the former co-host of The View tried to play devil's advocate by questioning if Bland's cigarette could be used as a murder weapon, many people deemed the conservative anchor as racist.

[ Video: Nicolle Wallace Just Made An Awkward Yet Hilarious Joke About Getting Fired From The View! ]

But Whoopi Goldberg and the other panelists were quick to defend their former co-star, asserting that she was simply doing her job by asking questions! The 59-year-old said:

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Rapper Mykki Blanco Reveals He's Been HIV Positive Since 2011

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We are so touched by his honesty!

On Friday, rapper Mykki Blanco wrote on his Facebook page that he has been HIV positive for the past four years.

[ Photos: Openly Gay Celebrities! See Who Is Out And Proud! ]

The transgender and multigendered artist — whose real name is Michael Quattlebaum Jr. — wrote:

Ive been HIV Positive since 2011, my entire career. fuck stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life. I'm…
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This reveal coincides with this past weekend's Los Angeles Pride Festival which not only celebrates LGBT culture, but also human rights and tolerance for others.

In a follow up comment to his own post, the performer exclaimed:

"No more living a lie. HAPPY PRIDE."

In response to a commenter who called him "a hero and a warrior," Blanco wrote:

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