Yesterday we all got to know Louise Linton, the wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Here’s what we learned: that she was a former aspiring actress-turned-fiction writer who is the type to brag about her glamorous, expensive life on social media. Well, one of her recent posts came back to bite her in her $955 Roland Mouret-covered ass, and she’s just so soooooo sorry about it.
Angelina Jolie temporarily lost the imaginary halo hovering over her head last week after a Vanity Fair cover story came out and had some people accusing her of unnecessary emotional cruelty to poor little Cambodian kids. According to the story, the search for child actors for First They Killed My Father happened in orphanages, circuses, and slums. The audition process reportedly involved playing a game of snatching money, pretending to get caught, then having the money snatched back. If Lisa Rowe ran a casting agency, she’d be like “Interesting, tell me more about your methods.”
Well, Angelina isn’t sitting by while the internet cusses her out for those dark-sided shenanigans. On Saturday, she released a statement about the casting experience for First They Killed My Father. Not exactly a plot twist: she has implied that Vanity Fair twisted everything out of context. By the way Angelina tells it, it’s almost like Vanity Fair wanted to make her look bad. Was the article ghost written by Scott Rudin? We may never know.
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.