Since it’s the weekend (finally), you’re probably going to spend some time talking to friends. Maybe, you’ll bring controversy into the chatter and engage in a few verbal brawls. If you plan on hosting your own McGregor vs. Mayweather match this weekend, here’s everything you need to know — words only, of course.
Taylor Swift’s new music video is ripping off Beyonce’s “Lemonade”
THE STORY: The aesthetic for Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video, which will drop at Sunday’s MMVAs, seems strikingly similar to Beyonce’s 2016 visual album “Lemonade.”
The song is a poor man's Britney, the video's gonna be a poor man's Beyonce. Taylor Swift wants to be anyone but Taylor Swift. pic.twitter.com/Krar1JFuNJ
— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) August 25, 2017
taylor swift wanna be beyonce so bad. fake surprise album drop, aesthetics. girl bye.
— bad demonicana (@bad_dominicana) August 25, 2017
"Okay ladies now let's gentrification." pic.twitter.com/B8xL0oxrKl
— Kar L. Stine (@karyewest) August 25, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Taylor must have known the kind of response this imagery would evoke. Let’s not forget, Taylor’s reputation problem all started with comparisons to Beyonce: Swift’s infamous feud with Kanye West all started at the 2009 VMAs when Kanye thought Queen Bey deserved the best album award over Taylor (which *cough*, she did). Mimicking Bey’s surprise album could be some kind of weird form of dark artistic expression? We’ll have to wait until we see the whole thing.
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Joss Whedon revealed as a serial cheater
THE STORY: Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has long been celebrated for his strong female characters. Then his ex-wife, Kai Cole, wrote a blog post revealing that Whedon had numerous affairs during their marriage, labelling him as “a hypocrite preaching feminist ideals.”
don't think I'll even be able to watch an old Joss Whedon series without wondering which woman he was cheating on his wife with
— Trilllizard (@trilllizard420) August 21, 2017
Joss Whedon blaming his infidelity on the patriarchy is the most bro-feminist thing ever. pic.twitter.com/9mXskF0An8
— manceyy (@manceyy) August 21, 2017
If Joss Whedon can blame his infidelity on patriarchy, then I can blame my obnoxiousness on the capitalist system.
— A. G. Lobo (@filmibaby) August 25, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Is fidelity a pre-requisite for being a feminist? Not really. Good people do bad things, and shitty people can still champion gender equality. He wasn’t bad to his wife because she was a woman, he was bad to his wife because he was a bad husband. Still, this news sucked.
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Tom Cruise wears butt pads
THE STORY: A Twitter user named @iluvbutts247 shared a screenshot from the 2007 movie Valkyrie earlier this week, and in it Tom Cruise is crawling with his butt facing the camera. “hello, please, i present the theory that for one single shot in Valkyrie (2008), at 5:12, tom cruise wears a fake butt, observe.”
— david bario (@fast_hollywood) August 25, 2017
Pretty sure that is a real butt wearing a fake tom cruise
— mingo (@Nodrom) August 21, 2017
could be CGI
— jamison (@jhermann) August 21, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: This is the most important conspiracy theory on the Internet right now, and it’s the only thing you should be arguing about this weekend.
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James Cameron calls Wonder Woman an “objectified icon”
THE STORY: In an interview with The Guardian, James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of Titanic, condemned “the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing” over Wonder Woman. The top-grossing, highly applauded feminist film didn’t impress Cameron: “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!”
I wish James Cameron would realize any great leading roles for women are a step forward. Sarah Connor was awesome & so was Wonder Woman.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 25, 2017
Anyone know how I can get these photos to James Cameron?? pic.twitter.com/QAB6KyKFz0
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) August 25, 2017
I think it's high time James Cameron lost his next Oscar to his ex wife again.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) August 25, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: In the wise words of Patty Jenkins: “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.”
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