Giuliani Rancic insulted Zendaya on Monday night’s Fashion Police. Twitter lit her up and she apologized. Kelly Osbourne her co-host threatened to quit and the show is off until the next special event. The irony of this situation is this entire show is about insults and snide remarks. It is a funny thing that insults are funny when they are not directed toward you. Fashion Police is not the only show that takes vicious swipes at people. The late Joan Rivers once took a swipe at a pregnant woman. She never apologized. Today the ladies on CBS The Talk were discussing the issue and Sheryl Underwood brought up Rancic’s struggle with infertility. Really? All is fair in the war for ratings. What is of limits? Is there a line in the sand anymore? We have been talking about this for a couple of days and it will die down, but do we actually learn anything from there teachable moments? If we don’t we can just wait for the next teachable moment we already know we won’t learn anything form that one either.
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Fashion Police is simply Mean Girls on Steroids, so why are we surprised when they say something mean?
This is what a real apology sounds like.
Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
Are people lying more or are they just getting caught quicker. Robert McDonald, head of Veterans Affairs is the latest one to be caught up by his tongue. he claimed to have been in Special Forces. He later admitted that was not true. So he lied. Is this another so what moment or just another lie. What do you think? No big deal? Share your thoughts.
Detroit is a city in crisis. The black middle class is a distant memory. It is a sad city with a bleak future, but as you drive through the city you are struck by the abandoned buildings that sometimes sit adjacent to massive cathedrals. One wonders how are these churches supported when they sit in the middle of urban blight? Friday night a new group of preachers have decided to share their experiences on primetime television. I knew I had stepped through the looking glass when one of the preachers and his family were all sporting designer sunglasses, but their dog was also wearing sunglasses and that took it to a new level of depravity. I am left with a question, why do the impoverished and the working poor continue to bring their hard earned and hard to come by money to preachers who flee the city at the sight of dusk? Why are you waiting in the cold for a city bus and he is profiling next to a Bentley? The reality of these preacher shows is they are more minstrel than ministerial, and if you look at them that way then pass the popcorn.
Racist or ridiculous? Share your thoughts.
Recently we have seen journalist and aid workers savagely killed in dangerous countries. In some cases the US has attempted to rescue the individuals, but is the US government responsible for protecting people who put themselves in harm’s way? Share your thoughts,
Mitzi Miller resigned from her position at Ebony magazine today. She says she will be pursuing other opportunities. Ebony is a magazine in flux. Recently they have been attempting to sell famous photographs from their archives. This is being done in an attempt to raise money. Now the editor steps down. What’s next? Jet went from a weekly magazine to web based content to nothing. One wonders will Ebony experience a similar fate.
I saw this hashtag on Twitter and thought why would this be trending? I knew that “America’s Mayor” Giuilani had made the statement that the president did not love this country. When the president ran for office in 2008 he was called a terrorist, a secret Muslim and his citizenship was even questioned. The right has this assault of branding the president as “other”. No other president has been painted with brush. Sure all presidents are criticized, but their love of country is not questioned. We assume that if you yearn to lead this country than it is a safe bet that you love the country. How should the president show his love. Should he use the term “Muslim extremists”, will that show his All American credentials? Maybe if he stopped saying things like “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon”. Maybe if he stopped trying to engage young people by taking a selfie in the Oval Office he might not be viewed as “ghetto.” Yes all of these things added up might make him suspect…He might be the leader of the country who does love this country and it sad to see that we need a hashtag to prove it.
Hope Kenya Moore believes all press is good. Janet Hubert is not one to be trifled with. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.