“Cardi B thinks Jussie Smollett screwed up Black History Month” links

Cardi B believes (correctly) that Jussie Smollett screwed up Black History Month. The above video is NSFW for language. [The Blemish]
Girl Scouts are using Jason Momoa to sell cookies. [Pajiba]
Karl Lagerfeld was such a pithy quote machine. [LaineyGossip]
Anthony Weiner is out! Ugh. [Dlisted]
Eddie Redmayne’s bug coat is something. [Tom & Lorenzo]
Stop snitching on Malia Obama. [Jezebel]
Beyonce’s style has been so dated lately. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]
Justin Theroux loves his pit. [Seriously OMG]
Celebrities pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld. [Just Jared]

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  1. Tiffany says:

    To be fair Cardi, BHM has been messed up since February 1st…..of it’s inception.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Eddie Redmayne is not wearing a bug coat; he is wearing an entire bug suit.

    • broodytrudy says:

      And i love it! I would rather see a thousand bug suits than boring black tuxes. Happy to see more men branching out.

  3. Susannah says:

    Between the blackface scandals in Virginia; the minstrel-like qualities of Gucci, Prada and Katy Perry’s fashion; that crazy thing with Liam Neeson and now this thing with Jussie – the whole month has just been a shitshow. I guess it goes along with everything that’s happening in our country right now!

  4. Bellagio says:

    Beyonce’s style has never been something anyone would copy. She has no style. She has money to buy designer clothes, but her fashion instincts are zero. You either have style or you don’t. Money does’t change this. You have more disposable income to enrich your wardrobe, but you can’t buy style. This also translates in all her “creative” endeavours. Even musically, you can learn the craft, but truly original ideas are never hers.

    Jussie Smollett situation is a mess. If you want to bring attention to racism, there are other ways. Also, Trump is the president, so it is not like people are not aware that we live in strange times. The faked attack rightfully backfired and no amount of PR can save him from being fired and becoming the laughing stock of America.

    • Harryg says:

      Absolutely agree with you.

    • SK says:

      True! Her sister, meanwhile, has incredible style most of the time. Beyoncé looks best when she’s doing a watered down version of her suster’s style. I quite like some of her boat life holiday outfits for example. Her red carpet style and stage style has always been horrendous and very chintzy.

    • Susan says:

      Totally agree and very discernible

  5. Lisa says:

    She isn’t wrong.

  6. Janet says:

    Why is there black history month? Is there an Asian history month? Can we please just live life without this craziness and division. We live in the USA no one needs a month to celebrate a color of skin. Should we have a “brown” history month too?

    • Tiffany says:

      *stares straight at camera*

      • Megan says:

        Black, Latino, and Asian people have always been part of the U.S.’s story, but you pretty much only hear about white men in history books. Months designated to recognizing the contribution of people of color are designed to educate all of us about our nation’s true history and identity.

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        @Tiffany, with you there.

    • crogirl says:

      If black people had been treated differently in the past (and today) there wouldn’t be a need for black history month.

    • BaeBae says:

      Lawwwwdddd here we go.

      Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in May.

      Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in September.

      If you do research you can find this info out in your own. These months do not bring craziness and division. They are necessary. They celebrate peoole who have been overlooked and mistreated in America. These months shed light on the contributions they’ve made that aren’t taught in schools or part of the history curriculum. This is the most basic of responses I can give a person who thinks this way and has the nerve to even ask these questions.

      • Some chick says:

        Thank you BaeBae. Well said, and much more patient than I was inclined to be!

        If people knew black history, there’d be no need to have a month for it. Asking why is straight up privileged blindness.

    • michkabibbles says:

      Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is in May, just FYI.

    • MoreSalt says:

      Really? It’s because American history is whitewashed and what they teach in schools perpetuates it. Kinda like schools in the south teaching about the War of Northern Aggression. Y’know, that war over State’s Rights.

      They’re not celebrating the color of their skin for a month, they are celebrating the achievements of their people that have been downplayed or straight ignored in our country’s history.

      Your statement is staggeringly ignorant. You can take what I told you as an attack, and double down, or you can appreciate that maybe your perspective needs some adjustment.

    • Jerusha says:

      Maybe because in not so long ago olden times, before all this “craziness and division” everything was white, or more specifically, WASP, oriented. When I was in school(c/o ‘62)Tubman might be mentioned, Douglass might be mentioned, but nothing about the many Black scientists, authors, artists, civil rights leaders, etc. They simply weren’t included in our history or lit courses. Black History Month was started as a way to correct that, to bring recognition to the many African-American citiizens who have contributed to our country. IIRC, there are also Native American History Month and Women’s History Month among other celebrations. But, maybe you could lobby for a White Men’s History Month. They have been so overlooked. Tragedy.

    • TabithaStevens says:

      Because white history is packaged as American history. Honestly, there should not be a Black History Month. Black history, which is also American history, should be taught and celebrated twelve months of the year. To do this we would have to be presented as intelligent human beings and some REALLY HUGE lies told by white people must be retracted. This will never happen. Never.

    • Bria says:

      Damn it, Janet!

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Have you ever heard of something called Google, Janet?

    • KidV says:

      Black History month is a celebration but also an education. As a white person learning about history in the 70’s, it just never occurred to me that there were black inventors, authors, entrepreneurs, etc, because that’s not what was taught then. I’m thankful for BHM, I would hate to still be that ignorant about history.

      • Nancypants says:

        Hmmm
        I grew up in the more northern part of The South in the ’60s and ’70s.
        We were taught Black history and Native American history.
        Not so much Hispanic or Jewish history but a little.
        VERY little women’s history.
        Some voting rights, property rights, inheritance issues, suffragettes but not much.

        See, I grew up on a farm/ranch. The nearest town was about 10 miles away and no more than about 6k people ever lived there.
        On one side of town -and yes, it was “across the railroad tracks”- was the Black part of town and Booker T. Washington school which all the Black kids attended from K-12.

        My schools were segregated until I was in about the 5th grade and then the powers that were, decided to bus the Black kids to all the other schools in town because Booker T. was falling down and there was no money to repair it to code.

        None of the parents were happy about it but all of us kids got along fine.
        I don’t remember a single incident.
        We kids all learned and played together and became friends and, eventually, the parents kind of came along.

        I don’t care that Blacks, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics have a month.
        Maybe some folks do still need to be enlightened and I don’t care if women have a month but I don’t need it.
        I’m one of the toughest old broads I know. 🙂

      • KidV says:

        I also grew up in a very small town. A very small all white town. We were surrounded by Native American Reservations but the only history we learned was whites killing the “savages” and/or converting them to Christianity “for their own good”.

        I ran from that town the second I was out of high school and never looked back.

      • Nancypants says:

        Surrounded by reservations? Arizona or S. Dakota? Montana?
        I grew up in Oklahoma.
        Oklahoma translates to Home of the Red Man.
        We didn’t have many reservations but lots of Native Americans.

        I wish I’d been born Osage.
        They had the foresight to demand rights from the start and low-and-behold, they found oil on their land! The Osage are wealthy and many are artists, entrepreneurs, business people, professionals…

        I don’t know where you grew up but we were taught respect for the Native Americans and many of their traditions.
        Of course, there were haters but we weren’t taught what you were taught.
        I’m glad of that.
        Oh, and we weren’t taught Asian history either.
        I had to attend college for that and I left home right after high school and got out of there as well.
        I joined the Air Force.

    • Jessie says:

      Take a seat, Janet.

    • Snowflake says:

      Because everyday is white history day. Are you really that insecure? It’s not all about you. Obviously you are that insecure

    • Xi Tang says:

      Janet, dear…

  7. Janet says:

    So I am a woman and I think a women’s history month is ridiculous. Seriously we need that because? Can we just stop playing the victim as women. I am not a victim I don’t want to be viewed as a victim. I know it’s the popular thing to be but leave me out. And could you imagine how ridiculous it would be if J Lo got on Twitter and raged because a latino had done something wrong and said they wrecked Hispanic History month. Seriously I didn’t even know know about it. Shows how impactful these months are. These months don’t change anything except create division. There are more cultural peoples in the US than 12 – obviously not everyone gets a month. And for all the idea that these months show scientists etc. It’s not working for the public at large.

    • Tanesha86 says:

      You’re not making any sense at all. The only thing you’ve proven is how ignorant you are…

    • MoreSalt says:

      This may be incredibly hard to hear – IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU.

      It’s not about how YOU feel about it, or if YOU’VE heard of it, or what YOU think is ridiculous.

      Come to think of it, maybe that’s why it’s striking such a chord? smfh

      “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”

    • Megan2 says:

      Sure Jan.

      Because highlighting women’s achievements and contributions to society is definitely really truly portraying them as victims. Ditto with highlighting the massively over-looked contributions of Black People, Indigenous People, Latino People, Chinese People, Japanese People, etc. Definitely celebrating people and cultures portrays them as victims.

      Except it doesn’t. Ignoring those histories makes them victims. Perpetuating racism, sexism, and prioritizing only stories that keep you feeling comfortable and safe in your own sense of superiority… that makes people into victims.

      Although, you seem fine with playing a victim with your whole “oh this topic makes me feel uncomfortable and like my privilege is being questioned… can’t we all go back to the good old days when white people were never challenged or asked to do better? It’s hard… make it stoooooppppp.”

      Sure Jan. Sure.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      It’s not hard to ignore the existence of these history months; heck it would even save you the pointless outrage energy.

    • Kitten says:

      What’s up with all the trolls around here today?

    • Jensies says:

      Lemme guess you are White.

    • Susan says:

      @ Janet ,stop being obnoxious…….

    • Pinetree13 says:

      Yeah because it’s not like for thousands of years all of women’s ideas and contributions were either written out of history entirely or the credit given to men. Things have been totally equal for all of history so I agree a month highlighting women’s achievements is sooooo dumb. Like the fact that I work at s corporation where 80% of the workers are women but all of senior management is male is obviously a coincidence and us women are just not trying hard enough.

  8. Janet says:

    I couldn’t care less if others want special months for them. Count me out. And perhaps those who believe it is important and special should not get quite so worked up about one person who may have made done something “wrong” ruining the whole month. Maybe too much pressure there? Or are you guys’d all good with that? Let’s hope a women doesn’t have a bogus case about something to ruin women’s history month!

  9. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    I was actually watching her live IG story when Cardi talked about this. She also gave him the benefit of the doubt based on a specific incident with the police and their rough handling of her. I haven’t commented on any of this so far, because I’m going to wait and see. But, I guess in writing this, it just occurred to me that it’s all sad and I don’t know that I have anything to add, either way it’s him that comes out the worst. People that don’t believe victims won’t believe no matter what. I’ve learned that over the past few years, once the ego becomes entrenched it’s almost impossible to change anyone’s mind. So I can’t lay any future disbelief at his feet. Alls I do know is Cardi was also eating lobster during the live feed and now I’ve been craving that ever since.

    • Otaku fairy... says:

      Agreed. I’m still going to wait for more details to come out and yeah, this situation has taken a pretty unexpected turn. But what I will say is, it is disappointing to see it being made into a “See what happens when we’re not allowed to discredit people coming forward without being criticized on the internet?” pity-party . The other thing is, I’m really dreading the moment when someone really is victimized in some way and the Jussie Smollet situation is used as an excuse for people to be their worst.

  10. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    I mentioned this quote once before, and this isn’t verbatim, but he mentioned that Pippa has a great figure, but the face not so much. He was also very upset that his designs for H&M would be in larger sizes than he would create normally. I may not agree with every bitchy comment he made, but I thank Karl for the laughs and art and Choupette.

  11. CK says:

    Whew Chile…. the Jordyn/Tristan/Khloe drama….

  12. Khy says:

    Omg Jordyn’s about to be kicked out of Kylie’s mansion. I don’t know why everyone’s so worked up it’s not like she slept with Travis.