Newsweek Gets Blasted for Inflatable Penis Cover

For its November 17 issue, Newsweek has published a cover story that focuses on the #MeToo movement.

Focusing on the fact that women now feel empowered to speak out against famous men who have acted inappropriately over the years (from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Louis C.K.), the publication asks:

#MeToo is taking down powerful men in all fields. Is Donald Trump next?

But it does so alongside the photo of a pin popping a penis balloon, prompting many Internet users to ask: WTH?!?

Why must the implication here by that women are actively hurting men by simply calling them out for sexual harassment or assault?

Women don't have some problem with penises. They have a problem with guys who act like dicks, basically.

Scroll down for a look at what people are saying about this controversy:

1. The Controversial Cover

The controversial cover
It’s not hard to see why folks have an issue with this image, right?

2. So, the Problem is That Men Have Dicks?

So the problem is that men have dicks
And women should fix that problem by injuring said dicks? Is that the message here?

3. These Women Were Assaulted

These women were assaulted
They just want justice. Not revenge.

4. Tone Deaf… to the Max

Tone deaf to the max
This cover is just missing the entire point.

5. All the Nope

All the nope
This isn’t our favorite saying, but we agree with the sentiment.

6. BOOM!

This one says it all.

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Kim Kardashian Blasted for Jackie O Photo Shoot, Face Darkening

In what ought to come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Kim Kardashian is under fire for her latest photo shoot.

That’s what happens when you darken your features… get made up to look like Jackie Kennedy Onassis… and claim to be America’s real First Lady.

Indeed, Kardashian checked off of these controversial boxes this week upon posing with daughter North West for Interview Magazine.

The photos (above and below) depicted Kardashian rocking some 1960s chic hairstyles and clothing, while clearly dressed to resemble President John F. Kennedy’s famous wife.

In response to the pictorial, critics have hopped on Twitter and taken issue with Kardashian for pretty much every aspect of this shoot.

First, there were cries over how Kim seemingly darkened her skin tone, just a few months after she was slammed for doing the same thing in a series of beauty ads.

hating on Kim

“I would obviously never want to offend anyone,” said the mother of two at the time, explaining:

“I used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off…

“I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos.”

But this wasn’t the only criticism Kim has received for this spread.

Many are also in shock that editors actually dared to compare Kardashinan with Jackie Kennedy, a graceful woman whose husband was assassinated.

more kim hate

Finally, there were those social media users who were offended over the notion of Kim as the First Lady.

This is still the woman who got famous by banging Ray J on camera, right?

Who often poses naked? Who has never met a cleavage close-up she didn’t snap and share?

What, exactly, makes her Presidential in any way, shape or form?

kim screen shots

Photographer Steven Klein said his goal was to “capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect” with this shoot.

And also “to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern.”

Kardashian, meanwhile, has said she will “treasure this shoot forever.”

But perhaps she will think differently after reading through her mentions today.

What do YOU think of the blowback featured here?

Deserved because Kim’s skin really does look darker and it’s ridiculous for her to be made to resemble Jackie Kennedy?

Or is this much ado about nothing?


Harry Styles: BLASTED for Covering Kanye West Song

Harry Styles is trying to carve out a solo career for himself, similar to the way Zayn Malik did in 2016, but his career has already hit a snag. 

That snag comes in the form of Kanye West. Now, we're not saying they're friends or anything, but Styles opted to cover the track, "Ultralight Beams." 

This event occurred during Harry's first-ever solo show at London's Garage Nightclub on Saturday night.

The reason you're probably scratching your head wondering why this is the first you're hearing of the show is because it was announced on the same day. 

We can just imagine how upset you are that you did not get to attend. Don't worry. We have you covered with a video of the performance.

Harry's take on the song sounds surprisingly alright, and while people at the event seemed to be playing along with it, Twitter was not entirely impressed with it. 

When one user praised the performance, a user fired back and likened the sound to ear cancer.

"People actually think this is good? I have ear cancer from listening to this." 

We get it, some people don't like one of their favorite songs being covered, but still, it's hardly a nice way to vent frustration. 

Interestingly, even some of Harry's fans found the surprising number to be a little bit dull. 

"I love harry, but i'm not feeling this cover. White people really don't need to make indie/rock covers of songs by rap artists." 

We wonder how Taylor Swift feels about her ex-boyfriend singing a song that was made by her enemy, Kanye West. 

Yes, we're still not over that feud. 

Harry shocked the internet and released his self-titled debut album on Friday. Unlike his performance of "Ultralight Bean," it is poised to be a success, with critics taking a shine to it. 

Styles rose to fame on the seventh season of The X Factor U.K. after being put in a group when he was eliminated from the show as a solo contestant. 

One Direction subsequently became one of the biggest bands on the planet, but the band decided to take a hiatus last year to embark on solo opportunities. 

Will they really get back together, or will their solo opportunities keep them apart? 

Have a look at the full performance below. 


Harry styles blasted for covering kanye west song

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