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Piers Morgan can be such a mixed bag. It’s nice ot see him berate that vulture Samantha Grant. It’s gross to see him ask Caitlin Jenner creepy questions about her body.
This time, he’s making gross comments about another woman’s body — plus size model and trailblazer Tess Holliday.
Tess graced the cover of Cosmopolitan, and Piers was apparently unable to resist commenting on her body and accusing her of being some sort of public health hazard.
Before Piers decided to insert his opinion into the narrative, Tess was delighted with her cover.
“Phew,” Tess writes on Instagram. “I’m literally a COSMO GIRL!!”
“Can’t believe I’m saying that!” she continues. “Thank you @CosmopolitanUK for this incredible opportunity “
Tess discusses the impact that body positivity can have, writing: “If I saw a body like mine on this magazine when I was a young girl, it would have changed my life “
Tess advises her fans: “Issue hits stands 8/31!”
Unfortunately, Piers Morgan is one of those dudes who worries about other people loving themselves on their terms instead of on his.
“As Britain battles an ever-worsening obesity crisis,” Piers laments. “This is the new cover of Cosmo.”
“Apparently,” Piers continues. “We’re supposed to view it as a ‘huge step forward for body positivity.’”
“What a load of old baloney,” Piers declares.
“This cover,” Piers continues. “Is just as dangerous & misguided as celebrating size zero models.”
Tess took to Twitter and hit back.
“To everyone saying I’m a burden to the British health care system,” Tess begins.
“I’m american,” Texx explains. “So you don’t have to worry about my fat ass.”
She is such a delight and doesn’t hesitate to use humor when speaking truth to power. Good for her.
(Naturally, we shouldn’t conflate body size with health, and no one should be seen as a “burden” because of their health)
Tess says that the people who are uncomfortable with the size of her body, which literally does not impact them at all, should have more important things on their minds.
“Worry about what horrible people you are,” Tess suggests to her detractors.
That’s harsh — but considering that Piers just accused her of being the next Typhoid Mary and he was far from the worst person to comment, it’s fair.
She says that they have demonstrated that they’re horrible “by whining about how me being on the cover of a glossy magazine impacts your small minded life.”
It’s difficult to understand why so many people feel like they have the right to tell other people what to do with their own bodies.
Tess’ body does not impact the rest of us. It just doesn’t.
But a photo of her on the cover of a magazine could have a very real and powerful effect on little girls (or others, but girls especially) who are struggling to love themselves.
When people like Piers say that body positive images of Tess and women like her will somehow make the “obesity epidemic” worse, it is clear what they really mean.
They mean that people who have learned to love themselves won’t go on dangerous starvation diets that ultimately don’t work in a desperate attempt to get their bodies looking how Piers wants them to.
If you think that one body type is more attractive than another, that’s fine — we all have preferences. But women are allowed to just exist without you wanting to bang them.
Paris Jackson recently confirmed her sexuality, and drew accusations of hypocrisy for appearing on a magazine cover in Singapore, where being gay is criminalized.
Paris was called out by members of her own community for appearing to endorse a country whose laws regard her very existence as a crime.
Others rose to Paris’ defense, and she issued an apology.
After Gay Star News called out Paris on what they saw as a betrayal of the LGBTQ+ community by one of its own, Paris was quick to apologize.
“i didn’t know,” Paris tweeted, quoting the article. “i am sorry.”
“i was grateful for the opportunity,” Paris added, explaining why she had done the cover photo to begin with.
She is a young model. Despite her fame, she is 20 years old, and being on the cover of a magazine is still a big deal.
“But,” she said. “i’ll delete the post now.”
“i don’t want to be hypocritical or hurt anyone,” Paris continued on Twitter.
Of course she doesn’t! She’s a good person who always lends her voice to good causes and to marginalized communities.
“And my support for my fellow LGBTQ+ community comes first,” Paris affirmed. “Before my love for fashion and gratitude for this opportunity.”
It’s good that she has her priorities in order.
Paris finished that tweet with: “Again, i’m sorry.”
Paris had more thoughts, and it’s god that she shared them — because this is thought-provoking.
“I would like to add though,” Paris tweets. “That someone that is openly a part of the community being on the cover in a country against the community, should be celebrated.”
Representation is important, and a major first step towards acceptance.
Paris asks: “isn’t that a step forward?”
“Again,” Paris reiterates. “I am deeply sorry.”
Paris isn’t getting defensive, but she’s explaining why she took the gig and questioning some of the criticism, which is extremely fair.
“I didn’t mean to be hypocritical or hurt anyone,” Paris makes clear.
In a follow-up tweet, she does have one other line.
“Also,” Paris writes. “That article is ridiculously mean.”
That happens sometimes — some celebrities are nasty people. But is that sort of meanness deserved in Paris’ case?
Paris was on the cover of a magazine. If she were in an ad hyping up tourism for Singapore — or Dubai or, for some reason, Chechnya, this criticism would make a lot more sense.
But a magazine cover is not an endorsement of a country.
And representation can be so important. Paris heard supportive messages from countless fans, including the LGBTQ+ community and folks from Singapore.
When your own country’s laws are against you, seeing someone like you on a magazine cover can give you a spark of hope. Hope can mean survival.
It’s hard to see how Paris was doing a bad thing, there.
Rappers 50 Cent and 6ix9ine were filming a music video when the sound of gunfire sent them fleeing for cover.
It wasn’t a sound effect — someone really opened fire. Police are investigating.
And to think that it’s only been weeks since 6ix9ine got his ass kicked. The world of rap can be dangerous.
TMZ reports that, on Tuesday night, 50 Cent and 6ix9ine (also known as Tekashi69) were sent running for cover when they heard gunshots on set.
The two were filming a new music video in Brooklyn on Tuesday at around 10:30 PM.
A vehicle described by witnesses as a white Porsche with New Jersey license plates opened fire just a stone’s throw from the set, firing multiple shots.
Shell casing evidence indicates that the shooter was using a 9 mm semi-automatic weapon.
Casanova and Uncle Murda were both also present on set.
A spokesperson for the NYPD spoke to HollywoodLife about exactly what went down.
“Tekashi 6ix9ine and 50 Cent were filming a music video in Brooklyn,” the statement confirms.
They were in the middle of production “when someone fired shots a block away.”
When we’re talking about gunfire, that distance seems insignificant.
Ultimately, police collected evidence “and eight shell casings were found.”
“The police doesn’t think anyone was hit,” the spokesperson reveals.
That is such a relief. But it does not make any of this less frightening.
“But,” the statement acknowledges. “They’re canvasing hospitals.”
Sometimes, someone gets shot and goes for help without contacting law enforcement. There can be many reasons for that. Some of them are even innnocuous.
But so far, this appears to be a crime with no direct victims “and no suspects have been identified.”
50 Cent has been shot nine times. Thankfully, this incident was not one of them.
(Yes, 50 Cent blaming Terry Crews for his own sexual assault was incredibly douchey, but he doesn’t deserve to be shot for that)
He’s not the only man there who has been on the receiving end of gun violence, however.
6ix9ine was recently robbed, pistol-whipped, and basically left for dead. Like, very recently.
On top of that, 6ix9ine is believe to be an associate to a person of interest in the Chief Keef shooting.
Despite all of that, sources close to the music video’s production believe that the shooting was unrelated to the stars.
Police, however, are unprepared to rule out that this was some sort of warning or intimidation tactic aimed at someone involved.
They hope to know more after they speak to a suspect.
In the mean time, 6ix9ine may enter prison as a registered sex offender after violating his parole following an incident in which he, an adult, was “partying” with a 13-year-old girl.
Though he may yet be able to weasel out of it at his new hearing on October 2, he likely has larger concerns on his mind than a possibly random, possibly victimless shooting.
Still, wouldn’t it be nice if there were fewer guns and this sort of thing happened less frequently?
As previously noted and lamented, Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff are leaving Little People, Big World.
The couple made this announcement about a month ago.
In doing so, however, they also said the following…
“We’re not disappearing. We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to.”
Along these lines, Audrey and Jeremy have gone into more detail about their most immediate upcoming project: a memoir titled A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively, Date Intentionally, Love Faithfully.
The couple confirmed this book was in the works several months ago, explaining at the time that the tome would be based on their experience as a faith-based couple.
The book is essentially our love story. We are spilling never before told tales from our dating journey, and all the ups and downs and ins and outs of our love story.
The pages are filling up with our failures and successes, what we learned from dating and long distance, and how we prepared more for our marriage than our wedding
We cant wait to share what we’ve learned from our own dating journey in order to equip our readers to build Godly relationships from their first date to “I do” and beyond.
Fast forward to now and the Roloffs have given an interview to People Magazine in which they share more details about this unique idea.
“We believe everyone has a unique love story and we want people to be super stoked to press into their own love story,” Jeremy tells this publication, adding:
“We want readers to prepare more for their marriage than their wedding [day].
“I think social media can paint facades, so [Audrey and I] hope that people will walk away [from the book] knowing that we aren’t perfect, our [dating] relationship wasn’t perfect.
“We learned from our struggles and we came out stronger on the other side.”
The book comes out in April of 2019…
… and this is your first look at the cover!
Audrey and Jeremy have been married for four years and welcomed a daughter named Ember in September.
They say this memoir will reveal the “raw, never-before shared tales from their own dating journey,” with Jeremy teasing the content as follows:
“[Maintaining a long-distance relationship] was really difficult for us. We did it for three years, and in the book we explain how it started, how we survived it.
“And Audrey almost ended our love story.
“We tell that story and I got emotional when I reread it… There are [also] two other really difficult moments outside of [long] distance that were big challenges and learning curves.”
How intriguing, right?
Jeremy often penned Audrey letters during this time apart, which is where the stars got the title of the book from.
To this day, Audrey and Jeremy try to keep their relationship original, creative, fresh and exciting.
“I think one of the things is realizing that pursuing and dating don’t have to stop when you get married,” says Audrey when explaining how they make their marriage work:
“The subtitle of our book is ‘pursue creatively, date intentionally, love faithfully,’ and we think all of those three things can be true before you’re married and after you’ve been married for 20 years.
“For us, it’s really important to continue pursuing each other in marriage, to continue to look for ways that we can love each other when it’s not convenient, and even when it’s hurtful.”
For more on what you can expect to read in the book, click HERE.
And then let us know: Will you be picking up a copy?
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By now, the whole world has seen Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s GQ cover. You know, the one where she’s essentially dry-humping her baby daddy?
Some people liked it. Some people did not. But do you know who really hated seeing Kylie and Travis celebrate their love?
Tyga. He is not taking this well.
HollywoodLife casts some insight on how Tyga feels about Kylie’s latest cover.
“Tyga feels crushed over another one of Kylie’s magazine covers,” their source reveals.
With this one right on the heels of Kylie’s controversial Forbes cover, it must be difficult.
Especially since, this time, she’s not on the cover alone.
“He feels heartbroken,” the insider elaborates. “Over her latest GQ cover with Travis.”
If we think about it, he’s probably heartbroken over a lot of the developments in Kylie’s life over the past year.
The report goes on to detail how Tyga, who dated Kylie off and on for what felt like centuries, feels.
“Tyga misses Kylie,” the source explains. “And feels like that should have been him making gorgeous babies with Kylie.”
Considering that Tyga began dating Kylie when she was 17 — he is eight years older than she is — a lot of people were relieved that their relationship didn’t last that long.
Reportedly, Tyga also believes that he should be the one “doing interviews and posing with her for photo shoots and magazine covers.”
So seeing Kylie and Travis’ love splashed over multiple magazine covers really gets under his skin.
“Last week’s Forbes cover was like a punch in the gut,” the insider explains.
There was a lot of wank about the “self-made” qualifier, but that wasn’t Tyga’s issue. He just misses her.
“And now,” the source adds. “This GQ cover with Travis is only making missing Kylie worse and more painful.”
That’s no surprise.
There’s a reason that out of sight, out of mind is a popular saying, even though it isn’t always true.
Every time that he sees these reminders, he has to be imagining the life that they used to have together — and the life that he feels that he should be living.
The Forbes cover might be a reminder that Travis is missing out on his life with Kylie.
But the GQ cover really rubbed salt into the wound.
“He doesn’t like seeing her with Travis’s arms wrapped around her,” the source dishes.
That barely begins to describe the intimate pose that Kylie struck with Travis.
The insider continues, saying: “and he does not want to read the interview either.”
It’s hard to imagine that he won’t cave eventually and read the article.
Like flipping through your ex’s photos on Instagram at 3:45am and you accidentally double-tap a photo from five months back and you tremble in horror at what you’ve done.
Kylie and Travis seem to be here to stay — for now, at least. They have a baby together.
Tyga will just have to find another much-younger heiress makeup mogul with “perfect feet” (Tyga has a foot fetish, lest we forget) to seduce to build up his brand.
And Kylie will go on living her life as her net worth continues to climb towards $ 1 billion. And beyond.