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  1. radio vulture
    The Tide Has Rapidly Turned on Billie EilishIt’s hard not to view Billie Eilish’s remarks about hip-hop through the prism of the long history of white people turning their noses up at rap.
  2. plot twist
    Jameela Jamil Comes Out As Queer, Says It’s Okay for Her to Judge Voguing ShowShe a lead judge, not the lead judge.
  3. backlash
    Olivia Wilde Clarifies Stance on Her Controversial Richard Jewell Character“Contrary to a swath of recent headlines, I do not believe that Kathy ‘traded sex for tips.’”
  4. apologies
    All the Artists Who’ve Denounced R. KellyFrom Lady Gaga to Jennifer Hudson to John Legend to Jada Pinkett Smith.
  5. backlash
    Scarlett Johansson Leaves Her Role in Rub & TugThe actress had come under fire for taking on the role of a trans man.
  6. backlash
    Scarlett Johansson Issues Statement About Rub & Tug Casting BacklashIt was announced yesterday that the actress would be playing a man who potentially identified as transmasculine.
  7. backlash
    Spotify Is Scrapping Its Artist Conduct Policy XXXTentacion will be put back into playlist circulation.
  8. backlash
    Sam Bee on Ivanka Controversy: ‘I Do Take Responsibility When I Get It Wrong’Bee gave a speech while accepting an award at the Television Academy Honors.
  9. backlash
    David Cross Says He Will ‘Unequivocally Apologize’ to Jessica Walter“I’m sorry that we behaved the way we behaved.”
  10. disclaimers
    13 Reasons Why Season Two Now Warns Some Viewers Not to Watch the Show“If you are struggling with these issues yourself, this series may not be right for you.”
  11. looks directly at camera
    Three Billboards Director Defends His ‘Deliberately Messy’ Racist-Cop Movie“We’re not making The Avengers. We’re trying to do something that’s a bit little more difficult and more thoughtful.”
  12. backlash
    Female Record Execs Call for Neil Portnow to Vacate Recording Academy PresidencyMore than a dozen women have signed a letter asking for Portnow’s resignation from the Recording Academy.
  13. backlash
    Pink Doesn’t Love Grammys President’s Suggestion That Female Artists ‘Step Up’“Women in music don’t need to ‘step up’ — women have been stepping since the beginning of time.”
  14. #metoo
    Catherine Deneuve Wants to Explain What She Meant by Open Letter Against #MeTooThe actress was one of more than 100 French women who issued an open letter questioning the movement against sexual misconduct in the arts.
  15. logan paul
    YouTube Is Putting a Hold on Logan Paul–Related ContentThe company is also taking him off the top-tier advertising service.
  16. backlash
    Writer Leaves Lenny Letter Citing Lena Dunham’s ‘Well-Known Racism’“I know exactly who Lena Dunham is — who she was before she was famous — and I have for years.”
  17. backlash
    Disney Lifts Ban on the Los Angeles Times After BacklashThe decision comes after widespread backlash among critics and journalists to the company blocking Times reporters from screenings.
  18. backlash
    Ed Skrein Leaves Hellboy Amid Whitewashing BacklashLionsgate has also pledged to be more sensitive going forward in casting the role of Ben Daimio.
  19. backlash
    HBO Still Wants to Make Confederate Happen, According to a New StatementThe network hopes you will reserve judgment.
  20. backlash
    Janet Mock Calls ‘The Breakfast Club’ Anti-Trans Rhetoric ‘Deplorable’“The stigma and shame attached to our desires need to be abolished.”
  21. backlash
    NBC Station in Connecticut Will Not Broadcast Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones InterviewOut of respect for local families, WVIT will keep the InfoWars host off air.
  22. backlash
    Paramount Acknowledges That Ghost in the Shell Casting Hurt the Movie, Sort OfA Paramount exec acknowledged that Ghost in the Shell casting hurt the movie by saying controversy negatively impacted reviews.
  23. backlash
    Writer of The Assignment Insists the Movie Is Not Transphobic“Politically, everybody who made this film is a progressive person. The last thing we wanted to do was insult anybody.”
  24. backlash
    SXSW Organizers Agree to Amend Contract Language Regarding ‘Deportation Clause’This follows an open letter signed by dozens of performers demanding contract changes and a public apology from festival coordinators.
  25. backlash
    Spike Lee Won’t Use Chrisette Michele’s MusicShe’s Gotta Have It won’t have “Black Girl Magic.”
  26. Inside the Will Ferrell ‘Reagan’ Script That People Criticized Before They […]Earlier today, news broke that Will Ferrell decided to back out of producing and starring in a film about President Ronald Reagan after getting […]
  27. Will Ferrell Backs Out of ‘Reagan’ Movie After ComplaintsWell, that was fast. Two days after Will Ferrell signed on to play President Ronald Reagan in a movie, Page Six reports that he’s pulled out of […]
  28. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Address ‘Get Hard’ Critical Backlash: ‘Funny […]“If you’re disturbed by white-collar crime, but not quite as disturbed as you are by gay sex, then congratulations: You might possess just the […]
  29. backlash
    Iggy Azalea Knows There Will Be a Backlash If She Wins a Grammy“I think backlash comes no matter what skin color you are.”
  30. backlash
    Zach Braff Discusses Kickstarter and Responds to Haters“If you hate me and Garden State… this is not the club for you.” 
  31. Who Actually Watches and Hates ‘Girls’?Remember back in the salad days of Girls thinkpieces, when all the talk about racism and nepotism and feminism was all speculation. People were […]
  32. Read it and Don’t Weep, Veep Did Well on Sunday and Girls Remains SolidVeep debuted to 1.4 million people (and 1.7 across the two airings) on Sunday night. This is slightly above the 10:00pm timeslot’s normal 1.0 […]
  33. Kermit Was Kind of a Dick: Dissecting the Worries About the New Muppets […]Ever since Disney announced they were relaunching the Muppets with a new Muppet movie, one that stars my imaginary BFFs Amy Adams and Jason […]
  34. backlashes
    Another ‘Tina Fey Backlash’ Comes to an EndTina Fey has a new entertainment product out; therefore, there is another Tina Fey backlash.
  35. oh em glee
    We Predict the Inevitable Glee BacklashYou know it’s coming. It always does. And here’s how it’ll happen.
  36. taylor swift
    Taylor Swift’s Acting As Bad As Her Singing?“Swift seems entirely undirected, as she jumps around, makes faces and jabbers on inanely.”
  37. precious
    Ishmael Reed vs. Precious“Among black men and women, there is widespread revulsion and anger” over the film, which “wasn’t made for them.”
  38. backlash
    Record Label Chief Addresses Taylor Swift Backlash“It’s not about that technically perfect performance.”
  39. backlash
    Slumdog Millionaire Backlash Refuses to DieYou’d think a post-’Slumdog’ payday would be nice, but you’d be wrong.
  40. backlash
    Watchmen Backlash — Against the Book!“‘Watchmen’ wasn’t unfilmable, it was unreadable.”
  41. backlash
    What’s the Matter With Watchmen?What will be the movie’s growly Batman voice?
  42. backlash
    The Bagger Bags BaleDavid Carr’s got a theory on why Christian Bale growled so much in ‘The Dark Knight’.
  43. backlash to the backlash
    Slumdog Filmmakers Strike BackWith ten Oscars on the line, Danny Boyle has released a statement rebutting charges of exploitation that appeared in Tuesday’s ‘Telegraph.’
  44. backlash
    Slumdog Millionaire Backlash IntensifiesCharges of child exploitation! Protests at Indian movie theaters! Dogs named after Danny Boyle!
  45. backlash
    Decoding the Slumdog Millionaire BacklashWho’s upset over Slumdog? Not real-life slumdogs!
  46. friends in low places
    With Friends Like These, Ben Lyons Needs More FriendsOr, one man’s largely ineloquent quest to rush to the defense of Ben Lyons.
  47. backlash
    Ben Lyons Earns Title As America’s Most Hated Film CriticAccording to one of his critics, he “crystallizes everything that’s wrong with American pop culture.”
  48. backlash
    Early Negative Reaction to G.I. Joe Teaser Gives Paramount the JittersYet another instance of bloggers ruining everything.
  49. backlash
    Critic Rips Will Smith a New OneThey’re his worst reviews since ‘Wild Wild West.’
  50. backlash
    Key Twilight 2 Constituents Attempt to Curb Fan Backlash’Twilight’ creator Stephenie Meyer rushes to ‘New Moon’ director Chris Weitz’s defense.
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