Michelle Williams posed in braids and beads with a feather in her hair for the cover of British magazine AnOther, incensing a slew of outraged readers who found it ‘offensive’ and ‘racist’ and ‘demand an apology.’ Jezebel said of the cover:
“Just as Blackface is never okay, Redface is never okay. Ever.
Falsely aligning Native imagery with L Frank Baum is akin to putting a picture of a Gentile in a stereotypical Jewish getup on the cover of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
AnOther Magazine and Michelle Williams have made a serious blunder here. The cover should be pulled, and all parties involved owe the American Indian community an apology.”
Oh, for the love of God. I really hope it turns out she’s like one-sixteenth Cherokee or something. Then it’s not racist, it’s her “embracing her roots” and “celebrating her ethnicity,” and they’re the jerks for berating her heritage. Shame on them for trying to quash such a beautiful display of cultural identity!
And now a mindless internet sorbet to cleanse the palate:
Ten documentaries you should see in your lifetime, especially if you want to come across as a condescending prig who uses words like “zeitgeist” at parties. (Mandatory)
Watch out, Kate Upton — Kate Bock is Sports Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year. (G Celeb)
One Direction’s Harry Styles is now dating a Megan Fox look-alike. (Celeb Slam)
Agave Denim is where it’s at for colored jeans for spring 2013. (Modavanti)
Matt Lauer insists he’s not the reason Ann Curry was fired from the Today Show and that he was her biggest supporter, even though he’s the only one she didn’t hug on her last day. (Celebitchy)
Olivia Wilde looking positively Wicked Queen beautiful at the premiere of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” last night. (Moe Jackson)
Justin Timberlake and Kanye West’s stupid little beef is an insult to real rappers everywhere. Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls are both rolling their eyes at you. (Huffington Post)
Gerard Butler finally admits to having an affair with one of the Real Housewives. I didn’t bother finding out which one, because they’re all pretty much interchangeable. (The Stir)