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Kim Zolciak SLAMS Accusations of Photoshopping Her Kids

Just last month, Kim Zolciak was accused of photoshopping the butt of her 4-year-old daughter. Yikes.

Now, after new photos have surfaced that appear to show her kids before and after being digitally altered, Kim is blasting the accusations.

Kim calls the accusation “sick,” but even some of her own fans are convinced that she’s doing it.

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An Instagram accounts called @wigzncigs is dedicated to exposing Kim Zolciak as an alleged fraud.

And they may have hit the jackpot.

They shared what they say are before and after photos of two of Kim Zolciak’s very young children, Kaia and Kane.

Though the differences are almost imperceptible, it does appear that the photos were modified.

If you can’t see the changes to both Kaia and Kane with the side-by-side images, perhaps seeing the contrast like this will help:

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“Check out the before & after,” the non-fan page writes.

“Kaia’s waist was taken in and her legs were made thinner,” the caption reads. “Kane’s ear was also made smaller.”

It certainly appears that way.

But Kim, who has been accused of doctoring photos of her children in the past, took to social media to express her outrage — and a firm denial.

“People are f–kin SICK!!” Kim exclaims.

She demands in her tweet: “Get the f–k out here!!”

“No post was taken down,” she asserts about the “before” photos.

“And,” Kim continues. “No photo has been nor will ever be edited of my children!”

As for the accusations, Kim writes: “I will no longer stand for this bulls–t!”

This is not Kim’s first time being accused of this.

This Halloween photo of Kaia and Kane brought on accusations that she had digitally manipulated the curve of her daughter’s butt.

Kaia Biermann, for the record, is four years old.

The idea of a mother being so obsessed with appearances that she tries to make her extremely young children look more “perfect” is stomach-turning.

Is this really what’s happening?

Even some of Kim Zolciak’s own alleged fans seem to think so.

“I’d love to believe you,” tweeted one person. “But I’ve seen a video of your IG pic/story, and it’s CLEARLY photoshopped-there are before and after shots. Sad, really.”

Others were less gentle, tweeting: “The photo was 100% photoshopped lol.”

Kim had defenders who sided with her, but her critics encouraged them to look at what they say is evidence of digital manipulation.

“Obviously you people haven’t seen the before and after,” a tweeter wrote to Kim’s defenders. “You can preach happiness and acceptance and joy…but damn girl, actions speak louder than words!”

Other fans spoke openly of their hope that her husband, Kroy, will step in and stop her from tweaking any more photos.

As we mentioned, @wigzncigs is serious about taking down Kim Zolciak.

Their Instagram bio reads: “Exposing Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her family for the liars & frauds they are! Ask, Believe, Deceive.”

The bio also links to, of all things, a change.org petition.

The petition aims to implore Andy Cohen to cancel Don’t Be Tardy, on the grounds that they don’t like Kim Zolciak and think she’s fake.

Our first thought was that someone has way too much time on their hands.

Our second thought was to half-jokingly wonder if NeNe Leakes is somehow behind this.

(She’s not, but it would be so funny if she were using her massive paycheck to bankroll people to roast Kim)

But on a more serious note, if this “evidence” is somehow being faked or simply a misunderstanding, we hope that Kim can clear it up.

If Kim really is rounding out the butt and shrinking the ears of her very young children, though, that is … super f–ked up.

It’s one thing to have body image issues with yourself. It’s another thing altogether to project that onto your own babies.

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Travis Scott Responds to Accusations of Transphobia

On Friday, rapper and Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy Travis Scott dropped his new album, Astroworld.

But when it came to light that a transgender model had been conspicuously deleted from the album art, Travis came under fire and people began to wonder if he might be transphobic.

Travis has now broken his silence on the controversy and apologized to trans model Amanda Lepore.

Sharing a new message on Instagram, Travis Scott took to the captions to confirm: “EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ASTROWORLD!”

He shared a thoughtful message to make his feelings on the matter completely clear.

“Thank you David LaChapelle and Amanda Lepore,” Travis writes. “And everyone that came out to make all the covers and the vision come to life!”

Travis shares that he was unwilling to remain silent on the controversy, writing: “This is very important for me to speak up about:”

“Growing up I’ve been taught to accept everyone,” Travis reveals. “Not to cast people away but bring them in your home!”

Travis Scott Responds to Astroworld Album Art Controversy

“I have nothing but respect for the LGBTQ community,” Travis says, laying to rest any fears that he harbored bigoted beliefs.

Travis continues, writing: “I want to use my voice to make it clear that everyone on this planet is as equal and f–king awesome to the next.”

That is such a good, beautiful sentiment!

“Me and LaChapelle set out to create images that I grew up watching him create for years that inspire me today,” he explains, referring to the artist and photographer who created his album art.

“Yo, Amanda, you did upstage everyone,” Travis writes to trans model Amanda Lepore, who had joked that she had been removed because she’d upstaged everyone. “Even me.”

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Travis then shared the version of his album art in which Amanda Lepore was included.

“I can’t wait for everyone to see the booklet that me and Dave put together,” Travis continues. “That includes all these images.”

“Thank you for being a part of it,” Travis writes to Amanda. “Sorry for the misunderstanding.”

Writing to both LaChapelle and Amanda and everyone who worked on the album art, he says: “Love you guys and THANK YOU ALL!!!”

“EVERYONE,” Travis reiterates. “IS WELCOME TO ASTROWORLD!”

Some conspiracy theorists may speculate that it was planned that Amanda would reveal that she had been a part of the album art.

Why? Because it created a controversy, and a controversy means added attention.

Accusations of transphobia means attention from trans folks, the broader LGBTQ+ community, and advocates. They also bring diehard transphobes looking to defend a fellow bigot (which Travis, of course, is not). 

And then entertainment news reports on it. It’s a free album promotion.

Then, Travis comes forward and makes it clear that he’s not a bigot, once again reminding everyone that his album exists.

We are not saying that we believe that this was a calculated ploy. But there are some people who do.

We should of course always be on the lookout for bigotry. There are, however, genuine situations in which people make choices for artistic reasons that have nothing to do with prejudice against anyone or their identity.

For Travis Scott’s album, LaChapelle created a series of photographs, depicting some sort of carnival that turns into a lust-filled, wild place at night.

We, too, look forward to seeing more photos that have yet to be released.

We are glad that Travis Scott’s response to the controversy was so affirming. It would have been easy for him to ignore it or simply give a terse reply.

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R. Kelly Addresses Sex Abuse Accusations in 19-Minute Song

We have all read horror story after horror story about R. Kelly.

He allegedly seduces much younger women, isolates them, grooms them to accept abuse, and keeps them captive using violence and starvation to control them.

Multiple women who have come forward have also accused him of having groomed some women for this role since they were underage.

R. Kelly is being sued for sexual battery and false imprisonment.

Additionally, the #TimesUp movement has called to #MuteRKelly in an effort to force him out of the entertainment industry.

R. Kelly has now responded in a truly bizarre way.

Early on Monday, out of nowhere, he dropped a 19 minute song.

The song is titled "I Admit." In it, he seems to beg people to pity him. He also mocks the accusations against him and laments that they are endangering his career. He also name-drops an investigative reporter.

Take a look at these truly bizarre lyrics.

1. It begins with his sob story

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The accusations against R. Kelly aren’t about him being “imperfect.” They’re about him allegedly abusing and terrorizing women and underage girls. Childhood struggles are sad, but not an excuse for monstrous deeds as an adult.

2. R. Kelly tries to minimize the criticisms against him

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Sleeping with fans is fine. Allegedly keeping them locked up and isolated while punishing them with violence and starvation is not.

3. Here’s the chorus

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While many people would be happy to hear him say these words in a deposition, interrogation room, or a courtroom, as a chorus, it’s mocking his accusers. And that is intentional.

4. Here, he sounds like he’s bragging

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R. Kelly will seem to brag about his sex life more than once. You might think that a man accused of running a sex cult of brainwashed women would present a humble face to the world to avoid suspicion. R. Kelly does not.

5. He again wants listeners to feel sorry for him

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Difficulty reading — whether it’s illiteracy or dyslexia — is definitely a sympathetic struggle. But this seems like a transparent ploy to elicit sympathy in the face of the harrowing accusations against him.

6. And now he’s back to bragging

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Perhaps he hopes to convince listeners that if he is “confessing” (these sound more like boasts) to these actions, surely he has not done anything worse.

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Prince’s Ex-Wife Mayte Garcia Slams Sinead O’Connor for Violence Accusations

Prince’s ex-wife doesn’t buy Sinead O’Connor’s claims he was violent toward women and abused hard drugs … because she never saw a shred of evidence to support that. Mayte Garcia — who was married to Prince from 1996 to 2000 — tells TMZ he was…

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Kate Upton Details Horrifying Accusations Against Guess Cofounder

These days, the world knows who Kate Upton is. She’s beautiful. She was in that commercial for a phone game that looks more interesting than it probably is. And she just got married in November.

Sadly, she also has a #MeToo story, accusing Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual harassment.

Now, Kate Upton is sharing the details of her accusations from her time as a Guess model, early in her career. 

Kate Upton dropped her bombshell of a #MeToo story, starting with a single tweet.

“It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.”

She followed that up on Instagram, sharing that tweet and adding:

“He shouldn’t be allowed to use his position within the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women. #metoo.”

So, in case it wasn’t immediately clear from her use of the #MeToo hashtag, she’s accusing Paul Marciano of being one of the various sex monsters who uses his power to get away with his misdeeds.

For his part, Paul Marciano denies everything.

“I have never been alone with Kate Upton,” he says, though that doesn’t necessarily mean much on its own in light of Kate’s description that you’ll read below.

“I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.”

You’ll see what he allegedly said about her below, also.

“I fully support the #metoo movement. At the same time, I will not allow others to defame me and tarnish my reputation.”

Well, at least he’s not using that absurd “has #metoo gone too far” rhetoric that some people keep spouting.

“I have pledged to Guess and its Board of Directors my full support and cooperation with a fair and impartial investigation.”

Photographer Yu Tsai, however, has confirmed Kate Upton’s descriptions of harassment.

Speaking to Time, Kate Upton talks about alleged sexual harassment she faced at the very beginning of her career.

“After the first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano said he wanted to meet with me.”

That seems normal. The rest does not.

“As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, ‘I’m making sure they’re real.'”

Needless to say, that is unacceptable. (This is beside the point, but if he couldn’t visually determine if they were real or not, how would that matter for the photoshoot?)

“Despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my shoulders to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me.”

Ewww! And, obviously, horrible.

“He then told Yu Tsai to leave us alone. I was able to send a quick text to Yu Tsai asking him to stay. He did, but that did not stop Paul’s constant grabbing. I was extremely shaken, surprised and scared.”

“At one point he forcibly grabbed the back of my head so that I could not move and started kissing my face and my neck.”

That sounds so gross.

“I remember not wanting to say ‘Get off of me’ because I didn’t want to open my mouth to say anything because I didn’t want him to be able to put his tongue in my mouth.”

A horrifying situation to contemplate. And I’d bet that there are people who read Upton’s words and can relate.

“I had two options: do everything I could to wiggle away and avoid his pursuit, or punch the CEO of Guess. So I decided to just wiggle away.”

She says that Paul Marciano tried to insist that he walk her to her hotel room, but that Yu Tsai stepped in and volunteered to walk her to her room.

Upton says that she was afraid of what Marciano might do if the two of them were truly alone. She also says that he tried again.

“The next Guess shoot I worked on was about a month later. As soon as I went up to my hotel room, Paul started calling me asking to come up and see how my room is.”

That is not as subtle as it must have sounded in his mind.

“I politely declined several times. He continued to insist. He said he was already in the hotel lobby. He even called my room from the hotel lobby desk.”

She says that she finally turned off her phone, locked her door, and went to sleep. Unfortunately, she also says that her denials had immediate consequences.

“The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat and would not be needed on set [that day]. I was devastated, especially because at this point no one from Guess had even seen me.”

That was not, obviously, the end of her career. But Upton says that she felt that, at any given moment, it could be. 

“It made me feel that if I cut off communication with him, I wouldn’t be booked again. Paul’s texting increased, telling me how excited he was to see me.”

The content of those text messages was pretty horrifying, too.

“He wanted me to change in front of him so he could see my naked body getting into his clothes. He asked if I thought of him when I was posing sexy on set.”

She also says that Yu Tsai was fired, perhaps in retaliation for shielding her with his presence. Upton says that photographer Ellen von Unwerth also interceded on her behalf to help her avoid being forced into an unwanted dinner.

It seems that her refusing to have dinner with him was the last straw for Marciano.

“After that he was extremely upset. I had a final shoot [in May of 2011], and he was outwardly rude and degrading the entire time.”

That alone would be unprofessional of him and unacceptable.

“He said I was ‘disgusting’ and started telling people how unprofessional I was by spreading rumors that I was drunk on set and partying every night, which of course I wasn’t. I was then told to leave because Paul had said, ‘Get that fat pig off my set.'”

Kate Upton would later go on to see fame and success after her Sports Illustrated cover.

She says that Guess asked her back … but that Paul Marciano’s texting her that he would be on set and insisting that she not bring her boyfriend drove her to turn down $ 400,000.

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Stassi Schroeder-Ariana Madix Feud Heats Up Amidst Bigotry Accusations

On last night’s Vanderpump Rules, sh-t got real.

And we don’t mean “drunk people yelled at each other about pasta” real – we’re talking “actual social issues of consequence were discussed on a Bravo reality show” real.

It all started when Stassi Schroeder asked the show’s newest cast member, Billie Lee, to appear on her podcast.

Prior to the interview, Billie – who is transgender – was cautioned by Ariana Madix that Stassi is sometimes insufficiently woke.

The accusation stems from remarks Stassi made on her podcast last year.

It seems Schroeder is one of the very few people who was upset when Moonlight beat out La La Land for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Yes, ironically, Stassi was in the minority – and it seems she didn’t relish the feeling.

“Everyone giving their impassioned speeches about race and all that stuff — I’m like, why is it always just about African Americans?” Stassi asked, causing her audience to cringe themselves into oblivion.

“Why aren’t the Asians being like, ‘We’re not represented’? Why aren’t Native Americans and Latinos being like, ‘We’re not represented’? Why is it that it’s always just that?”

To be fair, Schroeder apologized for her comments and says she now understands the extent of how ignorant they were.

Obviously, a public “whoopsie” doesn’t erase all wrongdoing, and Stassi’s record in the months since is far from spotless.

But she’s trying – and she seemed genuinely upset about being derided as a bigot behind her back.

“She did an episode on her podcast, and she was like, ‘Well, I don’t know why those people always make award shows into a thing about politics and race,” Ariana told Billie prior to her interview with Stassi.

“I hope you school Stassi’s ass on her f-cking privilege because this bitch actually takes pride in being ignorant.”

“F-ck this,” Stassi said in response to Ariana’s warning.

“You know what? Saying that I’m racist — it’s a whole other level of vindictiveness. I didn’t articulate it properly, and I would actually just like you to go listen to it so you can make your own opinion.”

She added:

“To sh-t on my podcast, to sh-t on my values, to sh-t on all of that makes me really upset.”

Now, we’re in complicated territory here.

What Stassi said was beyond foolish, but was Ariana really concerned that Billie Lee would be triggered by another round of ignorant comments, or was she simply using a past slip-up to slander her rival?

Because if so, she’s being petty and exploitative, and she’s the one who owes her fans and friends an apology.

On one matter, Stassi is inarguably correct – an allegation of bigotry is a serious thing, and such charges should only be leveled out of genuine concern about someone’s beliefs, not to settle a personal score.

See? We told you this situation is way more thought-provoking than what you’re used to seeing on Bravo.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online to get caught up in time for next week’s episode, in which the cast will presumably debate the virtues of nuclear disarmament.

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