When Gigi Hadid did her Melania Trump impression at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, I’m sure she thought she’d be immediately offered a hosting gig on SNL. That didn’t happen. Gigi’s janky Euro-ish Melania impression made some people watching think, “That’s racist!“, which in turn made them angry enough to tweet about how not into it they were. Some called for Maybelline to cancel her contract. Gigi doesn’t want people to be mad at her, and she definitely doesn’t want to lose work, so she released a hand-written explanation of her impression to all who were offended.
Last Saturday, Tidal released a video of Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack lip-synching to Beyonce’s Formation while on the set of their new movie Mother/Daughter. The internet wasn’t feeling Amy Schumer lip syncing about baby hairs and hot sauce and whatnot. The Beyhive and Twitter got in formation and slapped at her for the video they thought was tasteless. Amy Schumer responded twice to the people callng her out. Surprisingly, neither response was a video of her saying Sorry in face paint while Maria Sharapova twerked around her.
Marc Jacobs recently presented a fashion show at NYFW, and as we learned yesterday, he sent his models down the runway looking like a bunch of sorority girls who all decided to go to Sigma Phi’s Funkadelic mixer as George Clinton. Every model wore piles of wool dreadlocks that Marc bought from an Etsy store. Marc explained that the look was inspired by Lana Wachowski. Not surprisingly, this didn’t sit well with some people, and it wasn’t long before Marc Jacobs was accused of appropriating black culture. Marc decided to respond to the people who weren’t feeling it, and he let them know it’s he who isn’t feeling them.
Well, he’s sort of sorry. He’s just mostly sorry if anyone was offended by it. Ah, the classic “I’m not sorry I did it, just sorry I got caught” apology.
Country singer Jason Aldean decided to dress up as Lil Wayne last Halloween. If Jason had done his research, he would have learned that it is possible for a white person to dress up as a famous rapper whose name starts with Lil for Halloween without pulling out some dark makeup and going full-NO. But Jason went ahead and did himself up in blackface anyway. Almost a year later, Jason is sorry-ish for doing that.
Some people are just naturally remorseful. They carry this sense of personal accountability, constantly apologizing for some behavior or comment. It’s safe to say Kanye West—or Yeezus if you’re sacrilegious—isn’t one of those people. And nothing screams, “I need a prayer circle as soon as possible” like bringing a toddler into an already bizarre feud that may or may not be fueled by your unwavering lust for your ex and her fingers.
A few days ago Yeezus claimed in a Twitter fight that he “owns” Amber Rose’s 2-year-old son with Wiz Khalifa and that neither “wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me.” Yeah, it was pretty awful but not awful enough to garner an apology out of Yeezus. Beyonce’s most dedicated super fan went on Twitter and pretty much told Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, “I’m sorry” without ever mentioning the words “I’m sorry.”
God’s dream… Never speak on kids again… all love … all blessings…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 30, 2016
Call it the tweet representation of the Kanye shrug.
You know who else is unapologetic? The scallywag that is Amber Rose who started her Friday night by celebrating her total annihilation of Yeezus by wearing a curve-hugging black-and-white mini dress to Lure nightclub. Yeah, her shoe game was on point, but I’m more concerned about Amber trying to make sunglasses in the club happen in 2016.
She does know she’s not T-Pain, right?
Last week, Justin Bieber nearly put the Coppertone Baby out of a job when a picture of his bare bum bum made an appearance on Instagram. Well, it looks like Justin Bieber has decided that four days of terrorizing humanity’s gag reflex with a picture of his naked butt was long enough, because on Saturday he deleted it and replaced it with the picture above and the following explanation:
“Hey I Deleted the photo of my butt on Instagram not because I thought it was bad but someone close to me’s daughter follows me and she was embarrassed that she saw my butt and I totally wasn’t thinking in that aspect. And I felt awful that she felt bad. To anyone I may have offended I’m so sorry. It was completely pure hearted as a joke but didn’t take in account there are littles following me!!! Love u guys”
Translation: “I got in major shit from my image rebranding team and now I’m in a two-week time out.”
I hope Justin Bieber has learned a lesson from all of this. The lesson, of course, being that he should totally hire that little girl who called him out on being an embarrassment as his life adviser. He truly needs someone to inform him of how embarrassing he is being at any given moment, and what better person than someone close to his own mental age?