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Serena Williams Covers Vogue, Gets Bashed By Racist Trolls

Yes, we know everyone wants Oprah to be president after her Golden Globes speech on Sunday night, but for our money, if there’s anyone who can unite this divided country, it’s Serena Williams.

Serena is one of the world’s most dominant athletes; she’s an inspiration to millions; she won a freakin’ Australian Open while pregnant, and she’s married to a tech gazillionaire.

What we’re saying is, we will personally engage in fisticuffs with anyone who has even the slightest complaint about Serena.

Which sadly means we’re gonna have to fight a bunch of basement-dwelling, bigtoted troglodytes.

As you can seen, Serena covers the new issue of Vogue with her adorable 4-month-old daughter.

And as further proof that we’re living in the Darkest Timeline, people are upset about it.

Yes, as hard as it might be to believe that anyone could be so bitter about their own crappy life that they would take issue with a photo of a world-class athlete and her 4-month-old baby, it seems the goal of 2018 is to remind us each and every day that the planet is populated by humans so cartoonishly evil that they wouldn’t be welcome in Slytherin House.

As you may already know, Serena is married to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.

You would think that as one of the creators of the internet’s most popular anonymous sh-t talking dens, Ohanian would be beloved by anonymous sh-t talkers. 

But apparently that’s not the case.

In fact, it seems many of the people who commented believe Serena and Alexis should never have married or reproduced because–long, pained sigh–she’s black and he’s white.

“Serena is a disgrace to her parents, grandparents, African ancestors because she married and mated with a European knowing that his ancestors owned Africans as SLAVES,” wrote one commenter who’s probably a lot of fun at parties.

A good rule of thumb is that no one who uses the word “mated” in casual conversation is even remotely sane.

As usual, there were also people who talked disparagingly about Serena’s appearance and even–anguished, audible groan–the appearance of her baby.

But we’re not going to reproduce those comments here.

In fact, we’re leaving all that negativity and BS in 2017, folks!

It’s all positive vibes and hydration and whatnot from here on out!

Now if you’ll excuse us, we have Real Housewives to make fun of.

Damn, we’re messing this up already, aren’t we?

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H&M Apologizes for Extremely Racist Sweatshirt

H&M is very sorry.

The clothing company says it knows it messed up big time by selling a sweatshirt online with the saying “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” especially when one considers the model it used to sell said item:

A young African-American.

Yes.

Someone in the marketing department (likely multiple someones in the marketing department) approved the idea of an African-American child modeling something that reads “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”

This actually happened.

And it was noticed by a few famous people on the Internet.

Wrote Questlove, for instance, along with a photo of the boy and his shirt:

I’m sure the apologies are a coming. And the ads will be pulled. I’m certain there will Be media fixers and whatnot and maybe a grand gesture like a donation to some charity (donations under these circumstances are the corporate version #SomeOfMyBestFriendsAre move if there ever was one).

All this tells me about @HM is that the seats in the boardroom lack something…wanna take a guess?

LeBron James, meanwhile, dunked all over the retailer.

LBJ response

On his Instagram page, the basketball legend replaced the controversial slogan with the photo of a crown, while also editing in a crown on the child’s head.

And he wrote in a passionate caption:

@hm u got us all wrong! And we ain’t going for it! Straight up! Enough about y’all and more of what I see when I look at this photo. I see a Young King!!

The ruler of the world, an untouchable Force that can never be denied!

We as African Americans will always have to break barriers, prove people wrong and work even harder to prove we belong but guess what, that’s what we love because the benefits at the end of the road are so beautiful!!

As for Diddy?

He went a similar route, photoshopping “Coolest King in the World” on to the shirt and writing:

Put some respect on it!! When you look at us make sure you see royalty and super natural God sent glory!! Anything else is disrespectful.

Other World Wide Web users were less generous, writing responses such as the following:

hm backlash

As of Monday morning, H&M had removed the ad from its website, a spokesperson confirmed CNBC, yet it continued to sell the hooded top online, just not in America.

It also said via statement:

“We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top.

“We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

With this terrible decision, H&M joined other retailers who were forced to apologize for various kinds of offensive attire.

Remember the Kent State sweatshirt with blood splatter, for instance?

Or that “I Drink You’re Cute” top?

Relive some of the worst clothing decisions in capitalism history below:

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Princess Michael ‘Very Sorry’ for Racist Brooch at Meghan Markle Lunch

Princess Michael says she’s sorry the racially insensitive brooch she wore to the Queen’s lunch — attended by Meghan Markle — was offensive … and we’re told she vows never to wear it again. A spokesperson for the wife of the Queen’s cousin tells…

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Saturday Night Live Slammed for “Racist” Aer Lingus Skit

Aer Lingus sounds a lot like a certain sex act.

This was the initial premise of a sketch on Saturday Night Live that closed out a November 2017 episode hosted by actress Saoirse Ronan.

It featured the young star as a flight attendant named Colleen, wearing a green uniform, rocking a bouffant bob hairstyle… and making jokes about Irish stereotypes such as potatoes and dogs.

Watch the sketch below and then check out the strong reaction on Twitter…

1. The Sketch:

Saturday night live aer lingus sketch
Click PLAY on the video above to get an understanding of what the fuss is about. (And also to see lots of really cute dogs!)

2. Aer Lingus Responds!

Aer lingus responds
Was the airline trying to sound like Donald Trump? Why would it do that?!? How weird and random.

3. Major Disappointment

Major disappointment
The harshest critiques were saved for Ronan, and came from other Irish citizens or Irish-Americans who were upset she openly embraced such silly generalizations about the country.

4. The Accents ARE Funny

The accents are funny
You have to admit that, right? But perhaps not enough to base an entire sketch around.

5. Let’s Be Honest…

Lets be honest
… the cunnilingus part wasn’t very funny, either. It isn’t exactly original.

6. Come On, SNL

Come on snl
We expect more from you! (Although some folks who haven’t been a fan since the Bill Murray days might not.)

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