Emily Ratajkowski: SLAMMED for Anti-Feminist Message! What’s Going On?!

Emily Ratajkowski is sometimes a magnet for attention on the internet. Sometimes for her gorgeous looks and modeling photos, sometimes for her outspoken feminism and sex positive activism. Often for both.

Just recently, Ratajkowski owned Piers Morgan for his willful refusal to understand that feminism doesn’t require a shirt.

Now, however, Ratajkowski’s at the center of a controversy that has nothing to do with her boobs. And it’s her fellow feminists who are taking her to task.

Emily Ratajkowski is a skilled actress, a gorgeous model, and a well-reasoned activist who uses her fame and beauty as a platform to make the world a better place.

And to think: it wasn’t all that many years ago when she was playing a recurring character on erstwhile ratings juggernaut iCarly.

(She is, perhaps, better known for her role in the critically acclaimed film, Gone Girl, or for appearing in that awful “Blurred Lines” music video)

While not everyone is going to agree with Emily Ratajkowski’s every point — disagreements on one point or another are just part of being a person, folks — it’s rare to see her get slammed like this.

But, when see the now-deleted Instagram post of hers, you’ll see why.

So, Emily Ratajkowski’s Instagram account posted this message:

“Hair is a fundamental part of beauty, femininity, and identity. So excited to announce that I am the new face of @kerastase_official! Welcome good hair days!”

It’s deleted now, but here’s the photographic evidence that you may crave:

Emily Ratajkowski Problematic Hair Statement

In case you didn’t spot it, there’s a huge issue with that — and it’s not that Ratajkowski is now the face of a beauty company.

No, her fans are happy to see her modeling work.

The issue was that weird, tone-deaf statement about hair’s supposed role in beauty, femininity, and identity.

The bit about beauty is pretty true; the bit about identity is arguable. The idea that hair is a fundamental part of femininity is nonsense.

One person tweeted:

“She’s hot but @emrata is an ignorant fool. What a horrible caption that implies that women with heredity hair loss or have lost hair due to illness are not beautiful or feminine enough. @KerastaseUSA @KerastaseUK: You’re better than that.”

Fool is a little harsh, especially since this message seemed like it just came with her job.

And another tweeted:

“Hey @emrata – no, hair truly is not fundamental to beauty/femininity. Please cancel your mind numbing preachings on ‘empowerment’.”

Others chimed in, coming after Emily Ratajkowski’s feminist credentials.

“Sorry $ em​rata honey but you’re not a feminist / activist. Your statement about hair being fundamental to someone’s identity was shallow as hell, Im pretty sure you’re just a hypocrite.”

And this next tweet could have been a criticism of just about any beauty company, honestly.

“Learned to love myself & appreciate the things that make me unique.. as long as I have a long flowing perfect bouncy blow dry. You’re not kidding anyone.”

Unless a company’s spokesmodel is Amber Rose, most of them tend to give off this message with their gorgeous models anyway.

Most don’t … write it.

So, first of all, the Instagram post was amended to take out the bit about hair’s intrinsic role.

Second of all, Kerastase issued an apology:

“Of course beauty is not defined by your hair, beauty is something more spiritual, beauty is an attitude coming from inside each of us. Our new muse, Emily, thinks that her hair is a way to express herself. As she said, ‘Everyone is uniquely beautiful in their own way’ and we agree.”

Does it feel like they just threw Emily Ratajkowski under the bus?

“We apologize for the misunderstanding of our previous caption because it seems like we were making a one-way statement, forgetting the rest of the multiple variations of beauty. We honestly tell you we’re very sorry and thanks for your testimony because through it we are learning everyday.”

This is especially odd, since we don’t even know if it was Emily who wrote that message in the first place. Or if she was the one who fixed it.

Femininity isn’t about hair, it’s about who you are. We don’t know if we’d give it as flowery of a description as Kerastase did, but whatever.

The fact that Emily Ratajkowski hasn’t commented on this at all suggests, to us, that she might be busy doing literally anything else and just figured that her management or whoever else has access to her social media was doing this and handling it.

But even if she wrote this, it was just a mistake. It doesn’t mean that she’s not a feminist or whatever.

There’s a strange sort of “purity culture” in politics right now, and it’s often enforced through social media — where what you say lives on forever. It’s toxic, and it hurts movements like feminism when people attack each other.

Did that statement deserve to be called out? Absolutely.

Is Emily Ratajkowski a “fool” or whatever? No.


Tyler Baltierra Shares Cryptic Message About Catelynn Lowell: Is She OK?!

Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly be more worried about Catelynn Lowell …

Buckle up, because the sadness is coming all over again.

As you likely know, Catelynn has been staying in a treatment center for the past few weeks, getting help for her issues with depression and anxiety.

She’s been open for years now about her mental illnesses, and how after she gave birth to her second daughter, Nova, postpartum depression nearly wrecked her.

She had Nova in January of 2015, and it wasn’t until March of 2016 that she finally made the step to get treatment the first time. Unfortunately, we’re seeing now that she still struggles with depression.

On November 17th, she tweeted “Well today I thought of every way to kill myself.. so I’m going to treatment.”

She elaborated on this in a statement she released to a few media outlets, explaining that “I’m taking the time I need right now to take good care of myself.”

She said that that day she had “thought of every way possible to commit suicide… from wrapping a belt around my neck to just running my car into an electric pole.”

“Thank GOD I have a support system and a HUSBAND and a DAUGHTER… thank god I am self aware… I’m seeking treatment and I WILL get better.”

Catelynn traveled down to Arizona, accompanied by Tyler, and they got her checked into rehab.

She stayed there through Thanksgiving and into the beginning of this month, but as a source revealed earlier this week, she planned on checking out early on Friday, against doctor’s orders.

“It wasn’t planned for Catelynn to get out,” the source revealed. “They had a group/family session during their visit and Catelynn pretty much said she wanted to go home.”

The insider also claimed that though she was “no longer on suicide watch,” her counselors still believed that “more time in treatment would be beneficial.”

Tyler was reportedly concerned about her decision to leave treatment early, but the issue was that Cate felt guilty about being away from her family, especially little Nova, during the holidays.

So did she end up coming home?

She hasn’t posted anything on social media announcing her return, but Tyler did share this photo on Snapchat:

“Cuddles with my family is just the best!” he gushed about the photo of Catelynn and Nova lying on him — and it looks like they’re in their own house.

But another post he made on Snapchat has us pretty concerned.

Last night, he posted a series of videos while driving down a highway. He captioned the video “My song to Cate,” and he filmed the road while the entirety of Chord Overstreet’s “Hold On” played.

If you’re not familiar with the song, let’s take a look at some of lyrics, all right?

The first verse contains phrases like “I can’t imagine a world with you gone” and “I’d be so lost if you left me alone,” so it’s not really a great start.

“You locked yourself in the bathroom,” the verse continues, “Lying on the floor when I break through. I pull you in to feel your heartbeat. Can you hear me screaming ‘please don’t leave me’?”

It sounds like it’s a song about a guy whose girlfriend made a suicide attempt, which is pretty alarming, considering what Catelynn’s been going through.

The chorus says “Hold on, I still want you. Come back, I still need you. Let me take your hand, I’ll make it right. I swear to love you all my life. Hold on, I still need you.”

We’re not exactly sure what’s going on with this precious little family, but we still wish them all the best right now.


Joe Jackson Posts Bizarre Video Message to Blanket Jackson

It's been a tumultuous few weeks in the life of Blanket Jackson.

The youngest son of Michael Jackson lost his primary guardian when his grandmother, Katherine Jackson, declared that she was physically unable to continue caring for him.

Fortunately, the situation was resolved quickly, and Blanket is currently under the care of his uncle T.J. Jackson.

But fans and loved ones remain concerned for the 15-year-old whose young life has sadly been characterized by tragedy and instability.

One of the concerned parties is Blanket's controversial grandfather, Joe Jackson.

Joe typically keeps a low profile these days, but he emerged on Twitter last night to post a photo of Blanket, as well as a video message for his grandson.

“Hello, Blanket! This is Joe Jackson,” the 89-year-old says in the clip below.

“Your health is… I don’t know what. You’re like your father. Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time ’cause news people was bothering him so much."

Jackson adds:

"I want you to stay healthy and stay off those bikes. Don’t ride, now. But anyway, tell your brothers I said hello and stay clean and healthy."

That portion of the video left some fans confused, as it was Prince Jackson who suffered a motorcycle accident last week, and his Blanket has only one brother and one sister, Paris Jackson.

Obviously, Joe can be forgiven for being a bit disoriented as he approaches the age of 90.

But while Jackson doesn't seem to be particularly worried in the clip, his remarks about Blanket's health have prompted concern amongst fans.

Watch Joe's video message below:

Joe jackson posts bizarre video message to blanket jackson

Cate Blanchett’s Message to Hollywood’s Harvey Weinsteins, ‘We Don’t Want to F*** You’

Cate Blanchett took a not-so-subtle jab at Harvey Weinstein and other sexual harassers by pointing out women who wear sexy clothes don’t necessarily want to have sex — but in much fewer words. Cate was speaking at the InStyle Awards Monday night in…


Rain Brown Praised for Equality Message!

You may not think of Alaskan Bush People as the best platform for progressive ideals, but you should remember that the Brown family is made up of real people with a lot more depth than could ever fit into a reality series.

The family’s youngest, Rain Brown, uses social media for a lot more than just delivering updates on her mom’s health and speaking about her battle with depression.

She also uses it to promote wonderful messages about making the world a better place. And she’s getting some well-deserved praise (and undeserved hate) for it.

Before posting her own miniature essay on equality in the captions, Rain posted an existing image that reads:

“I am a nasty woman because I believe in love, acceptance, equality, kindness, respect, and the power of my voice.”

Though Rain doesn’t say so herself, this quote was inspired by Ashley Judd who, at the Women’s March, recited a poem by 19-year-old Nina Donovan.

And, obviously, the “nasty woman” line was inspired by what Trump so infamously said about Hillary Clinton at the debates.

Instead of giving background on the quote contained within the image that she posted, Rain wrote in her own words about the importance of equality and what it means to her.

“Equality is SO important.”

A simple statement on its own, but very true.

“No one it’s better no matter their sexuality, skin color, or gender.”

Also true.

“We are all people, it’s so sad to me that we are living in 2017 and STILL we are not all treated equal, if you’re different, good!”

She’s such a sweet person. We have to wonder what brought on this topic, right?

She had previously improvised a song in which she joked about being better than the listener, but this was just her hitting back at trolls who fill her Instagram comments.

So … what prompted Rain to talk about equality?

We’re not sure, exactly.

But Rain does talk about how the issue of equality impacts her, personally.

“You actually had the power and strength to stand up for something, and something that is NEVER discussed in media is age equality.”

To be clear, she’s not equating ageism (which can impact the young and old, if in different ways) with slavery or anti-LGBT bigotry or anything like that.

But it’s a topic that, she’s right, doesn’t get talked about enough.

“Just because I’m 14 doesn’t make me less of a person then a 60 year old our time spent on this earth or how we spend it shouldn’t change the way people treat you.”

Rain Brown may be referring to her recently revealed battle with depression, which she says was dismissed off-handedly because of her youth.

(When, in fact, adolescents are more vulnerable to depression than most other groups; with symptoms exacerbated by hormones, a depressed teenager should get the counseling and medication that they need)

But Rain is not trying to make the message of equality all about her, of course. She’s just talking about how it relates to her, personally.

“For everyone out there that is sad or been bullied or lied to it happens to literally everyone.”

Unfortunately, that is true.

“So just don’t return the favor, basically what I’m getting to is, all my life I’ve wanted to change something and so many people tell me I can’t, but I already have, even if no one agrees with me I still made them think.”

She’s right — don’t get mistreated and then turn around and do it to someone else.

And it sounds like people don’t listen to her enough. Perhaps, because she’s the youngest, people can’t help but see her as a baby. But she’s not anymore.

“And I’m not about to let anyone make me give up on my dream, my mission is to spread love and light on this dark world, join me be strong and fierce but kind and compassionate to your neighbors, life is all about balance.”

So she’s not listening to trolls. Good.

Commenters were quick to praise the young Alaskan Bush People star for her stance.

“I liked you before this. Now I freaking love you Rainy!!!! Equality, respect, kindness, and acceptance are paramount in this world.”

Very well said!

“Your response is exactly what I would expect from a young women raised by an amazing mom. Thumbs up! I can only hope my 13 year old daughter learns your family values.”

Awww, a shout-out to Ami Brown while praising Rain! Cute.

“You are such an outstanding person.”

And there were many more positive comments.

There were, of course, some negative comments. Even though Rain is 14 and shared a positive message, some people just want to get into arguments.

“Equality, acceptance, all good, but Romans chapter 1, God says diffrent.”

We’re not going to get into an academic debate about Biblical passages, but … well, we’re pretty sure that Romans is attributed to Paul.

(Honestly, that’s beside the point, because adults have no business going into the comments of a 14-year-old’s post and starting theological arguments or arguments of any other kind. She’s a kid; be nice or get out)

“There is no such thing as equality. We are all different. Although well meaning ‘equality’ creates division. Males and females have different abilities on average and different races have different attributes. We must accept our differences and move on to be happy.”

So that one’s, like, straight-up racist, among other things. (The “different races have different attributes” line is fine if you’re talking about, like, elves or orcs … not real-life people)

“My advice is to listen to wise advice. ‘A Nasty woman’, is a nasty term from nasty feminists. I’ve always admired your mom for being a sweet lady, with so much faith, not a nasty woman.”

That last hateful comment is best read in Gollum’s voice.

We hope that Rain can set aside the hate, though.


Kylie Jenner Has a Message for Her “Baby”

For the very first time since news broke of her pregnancy, Kylie Jenner has acknowledged the life growing inside of her baby.

We think, at least.

The 20-year old jumped on a pair of social accounts yesterday in order to interact with fans, initially posting a self-portrait without any makeup on her face:

“Friday the 13th,” Jenner simply wrote as a caption to this snapshot, making a reference to the superstitious date.

Later, however, Kylie truly captured the attention of the Internet when she recorded a video on Snapchat and wrote the following along with it:

“Nothing’s gonna hurt you baby.”

Oh, yes: BABY!

Kylie appears to have finally confirmed she’s expecting a child with Travis Scott.

Prior to this picture and its affiliated words, Kylie has kept very quiet about her pregnancy.

If anything, she’s gone out of her way to avoid the topic, sharing Instagram photos of herself in overgrown, long-sleeved shirts that hide her baby bump.

As pretty much anyone with an Internet connection knows, this is the exact opposite type of photo than the ones for which Jenner has compiled an enormous viral following.

Why might Kylie be hesitating to officially confirm she’s expecting? We can think of a few possibilities:

1. She’s waiting to strike a deal with some supermarket tabloid so she can rake in millions while turning this pregnancy into a cover story.

2. She’s ashamed because she didn’t mean to get pregnant and she knows her relationship with Scott won’t last.

3. She doesn’t want to overshadow Khloe Kardashian, who is ALSO pregnant and allegedly due around the same time as her half-sister.

Which of these options sound most realistic to you?

Truth be told written, no one in the Kardashian-Jenner clan has said a word yet about either Khloe or Kylie’s pregnancy.

But you just know Kris Jenner is cooking up some way to announce this double pregnancy news, right?

Some way that will bring in as much money as possible.

(It’s actually triple pregnancy news because a surrogate will give birth to Kim Kardashian’s third baby in early 2018 as well. Crazy, right?!?)

Regarding Kylie, a source recently said the following to Radar Online:

“She talked a good game about wanting to have a baby, but now that it’s here, she’s all shades of freaked out…

“Kylie knows a lot of people don’t think she’s mom material, and she’s been devastated by all the online criticism.

“She’s struggling to stay positive, is very light on sleep, and feels everyone is out to get her.”

We’re sorry to hear that.

But forgot all of us, Kylie.

In just a few months, only one person will matter: your child.