“Ncuti Gatwa: There’s so much white mediocrity that gets celebrated” links

Ncuti Gatwa: “There’s so much white mediocrity that gets celebrated. And Black people, we have to be absolutely flawless to get half of [that] anyway. So, I’m slowly training myself out of that and being like, ‘No s—. You deserve love just for existing.’ And that has taught me to be a lot more loving as well, in a weird way.” [JustJared]
David Mamet is a total MAGA nutjob now & it’s so sad. [Pajiba]
Emily Blunt wore a sharp Dolce & Gabbana suit. [RCFA]
Taylor Swift posted all of the positive reviews of The Tortured Poets Department on her Twitter. I mean, I get it, but choices were made. [LaineyGossip]
A guide to the latest abortion case before SCOTUS. [Jezebel]
Cultural differences between Europeans and Americans. Europeans are shocked that strangers talk or even smile at each other in America. [Buzzfeed]
Tom Daley is such a cutie & I love his tattoo. [Socialite Life]
Sydney Sweeney “apologizes” for having a great rack. [Hollywood Life]
Drew Carey had a religious experience watching Phish at the Sphere. [Seriously OMG]
Eilise Patton mocks the BBF-birthday posts. [OMG Blog]

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  1. mel says:

    Ugh Ncuti Gatwa you are speaking so so so much truth.

  2. Lady Digby says:

    Damn right Ncuti as mediocre woman gets award from FIL “as a show of support”
    Catherine is now a Companion of Honour, which recognises achievement in arts, medicine, sciences and public service.

    • Becks1 says:

      lmao what is Charles doing. Is he trolling William at this point?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I LOL’d at that – looking forward to seeing it covered properly tomorrow. Her last royal bauble before divorce?!?! Its not even one of the main ones – she got it for being a ‘COMPANION’.

    • Nanea says:

      But, but…

      Kate has truly achieved achievements.

      In arts:
      • “Are they still being made” to QEII at BP about the Fabergé eggs.

      In science:
      • “Can you test the smell by smelling it?” to the master tea maker at Fortnum&Mason
      • “Is this your best specimen?” at the fertility research center at Oxford University (?) – just as Meghan had miscarried

      Public services:
      • mumbling about Airrly Yarrs, and showing her ass figuratively and literally
      • bullying Meghan and Harry out of the country so they could soar – after a period of (mental) recuperation

      I’m sure there’s more, and Chuck III should be ashamed to award that symbol of misogynoir mediocrity anything, much less make her a CoH.

    • Jks says:

      Kate is worse than mediocre.

  3. bettyrose says:

    White mediocrity is an absolute scourge. It is changing. We’re calling it out a lot more. But let’s not pretend it isn’t still the driving force in the upper echelons of business and politics.

    • blue says:

      Mediocrity comes in many forms and colors.

      • DaniM says:

        But only one form of it continues to be rewarded, so let’s not even try and flip the script, okay? We’re not going to #WhiteLivesMatter his words today.

  4. Kitten says:

    Mamet recently said that parents need to take their kids out of college and “stop funding antisemitism”, he has very problematic views on Palestine, and has been a dumb conservative since at least 2008 IIRC. Maybe Obama is responsible for his descent into MAGA madness IDK.
    Dude is a fucking mess though.

    • bettyrose says:

      What really gets me is that the same contingent who’s having a blast calling out universities for “anti semitism” loves to smear higher ed with antisemitic accusations of Jewish conspiracies. Mamet himself is Jewish, but that doesn’t excuse aligning with a right-wing mindset who only silences their own anti-semitism when supporting right-wing policies in Israel.

    • martha says:

      Aw – don’t blame Obama. Mamet has a long history of being a grouchy jerk. Just read or watch his work!

    • MaisieMom says:

      I don’t think Obama has anything to do with it.

    • Blithe says:

      No, Obama is not in any way “responsible” for Mamet being openly comfortable with being a racist nut job. This progressively raised, highly lauded, grandson of immigrants, did this to himself. I can speculate on his reasons for this just as I can speculate about why someone might attribute Mamet’s personal transformation and “descent into MAGA madness” to “Obama” , but I’d rather ask for more information first.

      Did you mean something different by “responsible”?

  5. Flower says:

    Let the Church say amen.

    I witness this phenomenon every day.

  6. Bad Janet says:

    I love Ncuti Gatwa. He has a captivating presence on screen and I enjoy him more with every interview. He had a fantastic one this spring/summer, around the time the Doctor Who casting was announced and when Barbie was about to come out. He talked about what it was like being a Rwandan refugee to Scotland and feeling like a citizen of everywhere and nowhere, and how that drew him to the doctor role. It was a great read.

    I heard he had only planned to do Doctor Who for two years, but even with just two episodes out, I’m hoping for an extension!

  7. Jais says:

    Okay, well I love Ncuti Gawa. And also Tom Daley.

  8. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    It’s like when women started really participating in the workforce and going to college — you had to be twice as good just to be considered equal. Which means black women have to be four times as good.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    “People in Europe actually take their time at meals. Like, they don’t only get an hour to eat on their break, they take a good chunk of the day to sit down and enjoy a meal with family or friends.”

    An hour? I get 30 minutes for lunch and I’m always late getting back.

    • DaniM says:

      Exactly. I recently had to reduce my hours by 20 percent, and my lunch went from one hour to twenty effing minutes.

  10. DeluxeDuckling says:

    Word UP doctor who

  11. Flamingo says:

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  12. Mel says:

    No lies detected ……

  13. mycatlovestv says:

    Oh, what a happy day it would be if I had to apologize for my “great rack!” (Hey, but as long as my little girls are healthy I am VERY happy!)

  14. stormyshay says:

    If you want any to stay up to date on the shi*tshow that is the Supreme Court, I highly suggest the Podcast-Strict Scrutiny. Three attorneys including a constitutional law professor break down cases the Court is considering and ones they have issued an opinion. They also follow higher courts across the country. They have been all over the abortion cases and the idea of fetal personhood in states such as Florida. I honestly the whole situation is scary as heck. I really worry about the future of women and body autonomy.

  15. julie jules says:

    I really wish Gatwa had offered an example or two.

    I can’t offhand think of any white in any profession who is celebrated just for being white. Like , “check out this faaaaabulus new white actor, so refreshing, we really need more white actors in this genre!”

    it just feels like the say something edgy to get quoted routine which is so tiresome and, dare I say, mediocre

    • Bad Janet says:

      If he had, he would have been accused of stirring sh*t among his colleagues (and the point would be fair). Better to leave names out of it.

    • Elizabeth Bowman says:

      Really you can’t think of any overrated mediocre white actors?

      Chris Pratt. Mark Wahlberg. James Franco. Blake Shelton (in pop culture, i know he doesn’t act, but how tf was he Poeple’s Sexiest Man Alive?). Bradley Cooper. Miles Teller. Adam Sandler. Adam Driver. Shia Labeouf.

  16. bisynaptic says:

    Shocked, shocked! that David Mamet is an a—hole. 🙄