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Anonymous asked: I don't understand that Marilyn Monroe thing can you please explain it?
Pharrell received a lot of flack first after his new album cover art for ‘Girl’ not having any black women on his cover [read that to mean ‘discernible’: he says that one of the women is black, she’s just lighter skinned] and that caused drama.
Pharrell spoke out after, saying that black women don’t need him to represent them (?) which….blah.
So, he was speaking with Oprah last week or something and said that he’s “The New Black” and he said:
The New Black dreams and realizes that it’s not pigmentation: it’s a mentality and it’s either going to work for you or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re going to be on.
…and THAT shit did not go well, especially since he was speaking for black people when he JUST SAID that black women don’t need him to represent them.
So the fact that his cover for his single Marilyn Monroe is a black woman, and a darker skinned black woman, after all this, appears to some of us as a PR/damage control move because members of the black community, especially bloggers and on twitter….did not appreciate his “New Black” commentary.
— Sara Shepard, The Visibles (via icy-brunette)
It’s like when someone says, ‘How are you?’ Do you say, ‘Well, my head hurts and I’m lonely and depressed and I’m worried about everything and the world is collapsing and full of evil’? Or do you say, ‘I’m fine’?
…….. I got some shit to say but I’m not gon say it
New black indeed
new black: now available in special dark
LMFAO its so sad how fucking transparent this shit is
maybe he should retract some of his ignorant statements first before trying this. prince and I are not pleased…
^^ I think this is what I have a problem with, the fact that he hasn’t retracted it and is using this to sort of pacify things. If he doesn’t feel a need to retract, then he meant the stupid shit he said, so he can keep it. This girl is stunningly gorgeous and flawFREE but don’t tote out a hot chocolate goddess when black is just a “MENTALITY.” Bullshit.
The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force.
If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America.
What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:
1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.
2. You are getting arrested.
3. You are getting beaten by the police.
In category 1, you are probably not going to be like, “Oh, let me take a selfie with you fine officers so I can remember this moment,” and the other two categories are not things that the NYPD would like people on social media talking about. Additionally, the people who use Twitter a lot (and who aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog roleplayers) are the type who love fucking with authority figures. In any case, #myNYPD quickly became a trending topic in the United States, largely because people were tweeting and retweeting horrific images of police brutality perpetrated by New York City cops.
In which the NYPD’s attempt at “public relations” backfires tremendously.
this had me dying of laughter
TONIGHT: Kenan Thompson explains why he’s such an amazing ice skater.
It’s knucklepuck time!
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY
Tbh, if you don’t know that Kenan was in the Mighty Ducks franchise, then you’re definitely too young for this blog and me.
I used to watch this movie at least once a week!