Kourtney Kardashian’s still peddling her stank koochie gummy vitamins despite experts advising everyone to do the opposite of taking Kourtney Kardashian’s stank koochie vitamins. Yesterday, she shared a behind-the-scenes photo of herself from the unconvincing frothy yellow pussy-themed promotion for the “Lemme Purr Vaginal Health Gummies,” and someone in the comments asked if she was pregnant. Kourtney wasn’t having it, though, and (very slowly, I assume) hit back at the commenter to say her appearance was due to the after-effects of IVF and to gently scold them for asking a woman about being pregnant.
Somewhere Scarlett Johansson might be wondering, “The people aren’t having what exactly? Not having enough time to congratulate Meryl on her brave acting choice? Help me out here.” But she’s probably in a pretty small minority of people. Because in general, Meryl Streep’s choice to play a Latina character has some people scratching their heads and wondering why.
After giving one of the finest cinematic performances of the 20th century as Cristal Connors in Showgirls, you’d think Gina Gershon could write her own ticket for the rest of her career. Well, apparently that’s not so. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gina has agreed to work with societal reject Woody Allen on his next project. Imagine, THEE Gina Gershon, who just a few short years ago starred in the criminally ignored masterpiece 9/11 opposite Charlie Sheen, has been brought so low as to sign on to do a shitty movie that would be lucky to get picked up by RFD-TV.
Because the space on my DVR is reserved exclusively for high-quality Peabody Award-winning programs like Shahs of Sunset and Canada’s Worst Driver, I haven’t seen Germany’s Next Top Model, but I did learn this week that Heidi Klum thought it was a good idea to take the 12 girls vying for the opportunity to appear in whatever the German equivalent of JCPenney is and dress them up like Native Americans for a photo shoot. I guess Heidi never saw those We’re a Culture, Not a Costume ads from a couple years back, because if she had, she’d know that real Native Americans don’t exactly get the warm fuzzies from seeing a bunch of skinny chicks playing dress-up in feathers and war paint.
After Heidi proudly revealed the GNTM photo shoot on Facebook, plenty of people let her know in the comments that they felt it was pretty offensive (one look at the picture of the model with a single tear rolling down her face like she’s Iron Eyes Cody is probably enough to convince you they’re not wrong). So on Thursday, a spokesperson speaking on behalf of Heidi Klum burped out this ‘sowwy you got offended’ statement to The Independent UK:
“We have nothing but the utmost esteem for the Native American culture and are so sorry if our shoot was offensive to anyone. By no means was our intention to insult Native Americans or in any way demean their heritage. We sincerely apologize.”
Whenever a group of people say that they’re not really cool with a certain stereotype or the use of their culture for the purpose of, let’s say, a photo shoot, it means it might be time to fold it up and pack it away in the linen closet to be used never again. So maybe feather headdresses and warpaint and peace pipes should be kind of hands-off for non-Native Americans? “But I already packed my bags!” – Every girl getting ready for Coachella.