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Ariana Grande Claps Back at Bullies: Pete Davidson Does NOT Have Butthole Eyes!

News that Ariana Grande is engaged to Pete Davidson was greeted with shock and confusion by many of the singer’s fans, and not only because Pete popped the question just a few weeks into the relationship.

Part of the surprise stems from the fact that Ariana and Pete are products of two very dissimilar cultures.

The worlds of comedy and pop music are quite different, to say the very least.

Whereas Ariana has spent her adult life surrounded by adoring fans and yes men (some of whom have been known to literally “carry her like a baby“), Pete hails from a world in which clever putdowns are considered the highest form of praise.

Previously, both Ari and Pete pretty much stayed in their lanes and dated people within their career fields.

Now that they’ve branched out, they’ll both need to make some adjustments — and it seems like the process hasn’t exact;y been painless thus far.

If your the type of young man who spends a lot of time plotting creative revenge porn plots against your ex-girlfriends or defending Tom Brady’s right to make out with his son

If you’re not familiar, the fact that Vanderpump Rules star and cartoonish embodiment pf dudebro douchiness Jax Taylor is weirdly obsessed with Barstool should tell you all you need to know.

Anyway, the “Sports” part of the name is pretty much a loose suggestion, and the bro-bloggers of Barstool comment on a wide range of topic.

While the site’s signature brand of trash-talk is mostly harmless — and occasionally pretty amusing — it’s attracted some pretty bitter enemies over the years — most recently, Ariana Grande and her entire fan base.

Barstool staffer Chaps recently published an article entitled “Does Pete Davidson Have Butthole Eyes?”

You can guess where his musings went from there.

Chaps certainly isn’t the first to observe that Davidson’s deep sockets lend him the bedraggled appearance of an extra on Breaking Bad.

But he might be the first to make such a vivid comparison.

Less than thrilled with the allegation that her fiancee is rocking a pair of anuses where his peepers should be, Ariana immediately shot back at Bartsool.

“Y’all do kno this man has an auto immune disease …… right ? ….. like you do understand what you’re doing when u do this right ? jus wanna make sure,” 

Grande is referring to the fact that Davidson suffers from Crohn’s disease.

But while her choice to stick up for Pete may be admirable (though it would be more admirable if he stuck up for himself, tbh), Ariana’s knowledge of her dude’s condition is a bit lacking.

Several medical experts have spoken out about her claim (this is 2018, folks!) and each has confirmed that there’s no reason Crohn’s should affect the appearance of Pete’s eye sockets.

So Ariana might want to read up on Davidson’s ailments.

And more importantly, she might want to learn how to take a joke.

Pete is an NYC-based comic.

It’s a world that requires a thick skin and next-level ability to laugh at one’s self.

Ari doesn’t necessarily need to be in on the joke, but she certainly needs to let her Pete fight his own battles, lest she do damage to the reputation he’s worked so hard to build.

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Rampage Jackson to Keaton Jones: World’s Gone Soft, Kick Your Bullies’ Asses!

If Keaton Jones REALLY wants to get bullies off his back, Rampage Jackson says there’s only one way he can get the job done. “I would kick somebody’s ass!” Rampage told TMZ Sports. “You fight — you go down swingin’ — they ain’t gonna kill you,…

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Keke Palmer SLAMS Kylie Jenner: She Changed Herself to Make Bullies Happy!

Everybody loves to criticize the Kardashians — even other celebrities. Sometimes, especially other celebrities.

Keke Palmer knows what it’s like to face constant social pressures to change your appearance, but there’s clearly no love lost between her and how the Kardashians react to that same pressure. And she goes after Kylie Jenner, specifically.

While it’s clear that Keke Palmer has a lot of empathy for the bullying that Kylie received as a world-famous child, Keke also drags Kylie for the way that she’s responded.

So, Scream Queens star Keke Palmer, who turns 24 next month, gave an interview about social media pressure.

Celebrities, but especially black women who are celebrities, have to put up with a lot of online harassment.

(It turns out that sexism and racism don’t cancel each other out! Who knew?)

Basically, Keke — who is gorgeous — has been given every piece of unsolicited “advice” that you can imagine and some that you can’t, via Twitter and Instagram.

Some of it’s blatantly racist (or, in some cases, colorist — which can happen within ethnic communities), like “bleach your skin.”

Other times, it’s just the way that society treats people to view women.

(And the way that the quasi-anonymous nature of the internet makes people feel that they’re entitled to send people this sort of “feedback”)

People have told her to gain or lose weight, to wear more or to wear less, to do one thing with her hair or to do another.

She’s also been famous since she was a minor.

So when she talks about online bullying, she knows exactly what she’s talking about.

Keke Palmer says that she finds it “absolutely hard” to remain authentic, citing social media pressures that seek to drag people down.

“Everybody wants to make everybody so crazy, stupid, ugly, or dumb.”

That’s so true.

People like easy categories for people, and that’s even truer for celebrities.

They also want to drag people down in order to feel powerful and to feel better about themselves.

“So often [famous] people feel like, you know what, I’m just going to beat [haters] to the punch and either degrade myself or be so damn perfect they have nothing to say.”

That’s so sad but she’s absolutely right.

“We’ve seen extremes of that. In the sense of the Kardashians, it’s like I’m going to show you so much and be perfect and be everything a woman should be or everything a man would like or love.”

Some people are “perfect” just for themselves.

Others seem to be responding to external criticism.

We know that Kim Kardashian in particular pays careful attention to what the world is saying about her at any given moment.

It led to her making a tweet and then a full video to shut down rumors that she does cocaine.

Keke has found her own response, though.

“And I’m going to be exactly that so you can’t bully me anymore.”

That’s a great attitude.

Though, like, it’s probably easier to talk like that when you’re really, really gorgeous — as Keke is.

Kylie Jenner stands out among her family — and not only because she’s trying to use Life of Kylie to break away and build her own brand.

She’s the queen of Snapchat, she’s arguably the most influential teenager in the world, and she’s also the youngest.

“Specifically in the situation with Kylie, where you’ve had a young girl people have seen on television since she was a kid and they literally told her she was so ugly … the ugly person in the family.”

Keke’s spoken about Kylie like this before.

People can be so cruel to celebrity children. It’s absurd.

Remember, we live in a world where vile trolls have called Blue Ivy “ugly.”

(She isn’t, but even if she were, that would be unconscionable to say)

Keke does take issue with Kylie’s response, though.

“She went and did apparently everything the world deems as beautiful.”

That’s pretty true.

Sure, different people have different opinions.

(For some, they’d prefer Kendall Jenner’s figure to Kylie’s. Others might prefer Ashley Graham’s or someone else’s)

But if you look at Kylie’s lips and hips and ever-larger boobs, it seems that she adjusts to what she perceives that her fans want from her.

And Keke thinks that it’s bonkers.

“The even crazier part is that everybody loves her for it.”

That’s true — right now, Kylie’s arguably more famous for her appearance and social media presence than she is for her family.

We’re not trying leap to Kylie’s defense by any means.

Like, we’re all just brains piloting golems made of meat and bone, and some of those flesh prisons look a little nicer than others.

So scrambling to appease your fans by radically altering your body is kind of “letting the terrorists win” in Keke’s eyes, and we totally get that.

But … we’re probably only decades away from living in a world where basically everyone can adjust their appearances pretty radically.

It’s okay that Kylie doesn’t look exactly like her genetics would have made her look, you know?

The issue, and we think that it’s Keke’s issue, too, is that Kylie seems to have changed less for herself and more to respond to social pressures.

(Though we do have to admit that, when bullying becomes especially intense, what you want for you and what they want for you can get harder and harder to tell apart)

Overall, though, Keke Palmer makes a very fair point.

PS: You guys, Keke’s been on everything from True Jackson VP to Scream Queens, but my personal favorite thing that she’s ever done was a low-budget horror film with Liz Gillies and Jeremy Sumpter, titled Animal. It’s not “good” but it’s kind of great, if that makes sense.

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Taylor Swift: Did Bullies Force Her into Hiding?!

These days, if you hear anyone talking about Taylor Swift, your first reaction may be “Taylor Swift who?”

Well, not really. You’d probably roll your eyes and try to change the subject, but you see where we’re going with this.

Taylor’s been staying out of the spotlight for months now. Besides releasing that 50 Shades Darker music video with Zayn Malik and performing at Super Bowl pre-show, she’s pretty much been in hiding.

It’s worth noting that at that pre-show, she told the audience that “I’m only doing one show in 2017, and as far as I know, this is that show.”

She’s barely been on social media except to promote those couple of projects, and she hasn’t been spotted by paparazzi in nearly two months.

It’s a weird move for the biggest pop star in the world.

And now, thanks to a new report from Hollywood Life, we may know why.

An insider explains that Taylor “enjoys being connected with her fans but she also struggles with the negativity and bullies that she deals with whenever she reads Instagram comments.”

Girl, you’re a pro now. You know better than to read the comments.

Still, she’s “loving her break from social media.”

“She will be back to posting more regularly soon,” the source says, “but for now she is really appreciating detoxing and being unplugged from some of the negative energy online.”

While this is a solid theory and we can definitely believe that Taylor is having fun just living her life away from the spotlight, we imagine bullies aren’t the only reason she’s been keeping quiet.

Let’s not forget, the girl had a pretty horrific year last year.

You know, for Taylor Swift.

She broke up with Calvin Harris and hooked up with Tom Hiddleston very soon after, sparking cheating rumors and beginning the most embarrassing courtship of all time.

Critics and fans alike gave her the side-eye for how she behaved with him, and they broke up after a few months together.

Around the same time, Kim Kardashian released a certain series of recordings of a conversation between Taylor and Kanye West.

The recordings proved that Taylor had lied about Kanye asking her permission to rap about her in his song “Famous,” and they also proved that Taylor was playing the victim in their renewed feud.

Then, when election season was underway, she never spoke out at all about the candidates, causing many people to accuse her of being a “fake feminist” who only uses the movement when it can make her look good.

To this day, she still hasn’t said a word against Donald Trump, which, to many, isn’t OK.

So it’s probably safe to say that she’s waiting for a lot of those memories to fade before she tries to drop her next mega hit album, you know?

That’s the way the Taylor Swift game is played, after all.

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