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Jaden and Jada Pinkett Smith Call Out Shane Dawson for Sexualizing Willow Smith
Dawson has not yet responded.
Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh Apologizes Following Protest Comments Backlash
The luxury designer was also criticized for appearing to donate only $50 to the cause.
Doja Cat’s Controversial Career, From Overnight Star to Canceled Overnight
TikTok to … alt-right?
Doja Cat Issues Statement Addressing Allegations of Racism
“I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations.”
not not a feminist
Lana Del Rey Says She’s ‘Definitely Not Racist,’ is ‘a Girl’s Girl’ In Video
“The fact that they want to turn my advocacy into a race war… it’s really bad.
Claims Gargantuan On-Air Fart Sound Simply a Mug Moving
Despite the denial, Fartgate rages on.
Famous Authors Drag Student in Surreal YA Twitter Controversy
By Saturday afternoon, many of the authors involved had apologized.
what is cinema?
Martin Scorsese Pens Op-Ed Unpacking Why, Exactly, Marvel Movies Are Not Cinema
“That’s the nature of modern film franchises: market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified…”
Malaysia the Latest Country to Ban
Over Controversial Map
Vietnam and the Philippines have also rebuked the film for its depiction of China’s “nine-dash line” claiming much of the South China sea.
A Comedian Reflects on Their 2019
“Going into it I was very aware I didn’t have red-state appeal, which is something they’re always looking for.”
That Movie About Humans Hunting Other Humans, Won’t Be Released
“We understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”
Netflix Will Remove the Real Disaster Footage From
Footage of the 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic is finally being excised from the film.
Kathy Griffin’s First Concert Film Is Premiering at South by Southwest
Griffin will weave the story of the photo and its backlash with bullshit about the Kardashians.
Ryan Adams Abused His Power
It’s time to retire the myth of the tortured artist.
Delay Allegedly Not Due to Controversy, But Rather Busyness
The drama (purportedly) continues.
Here’s What Wedding, Radio, and Event DJs Think About R. Kelly Song Requests
It has never been easier to just remove his existence, and his music, from listeners’ ears.
Why Maroon 5’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Is Already a Mess
It’s an unmistakable apex for a pop-rock band that’s survived myriad shifts in both genres, and seems like a precipice moment in their career.
Adam Levine ‘Absolutely 100 Percent’ Thought About Decision to Play Super Bowl
“No one put more thought and love into this than I did.”
The Michael Jackson Documentary at Sundance Is Already Causing Controversy
In the documentary, two men recount allegations of child sexual abuse.
soulja boy tell 'em
Just How Many Artists Feel They Got Ripped Off by Ariana Grande?
Hint: It’s a lot.
Slammed for Using Real Disaster Footage
The film’s latest controversy.
Netflix Swears It Didn’t Read Your Facebook Messages in Weird Tweet
There’s a DM-sliding joke?
Mahershala Ali Apologized to His
One relative called the movie “a symphony of lies.”
Seinfeld Somehow Talks
, Louis C.K., Roseanne, Cosby All in One Interview
Not Everyone Is Loving the New
A big reveal has some fans exasperated.
Anne Victoria Clark
Norm Macdonald, In Conversation
At the end of a controversial week, the comedian gives what he’s said may be his last-ever print interview.
Olivia Munn ‘Chastised’ by Fox for Alerting
Cast to Sex-Offender Scene
Munn spoke about feeling isolated by her castmates with Ellen DeGeneres.
Norm Macdonald Defends Louis C.K., Chris Hardwick, and Roseanne in New Interview
“Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”
Peppermint Addresses the
Review Misgendering Her
Head Over Heels
“I think he learned
being over it
Man, Look, Dave Bautista Doesn’t Even Know If He Wants to Be in
“To be honest with you, I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.”
Neil Armstrong’s Sons Defend
From ‘Anti-American’ Criticism
Don’t worry, the American flag gets plenty of screen time.
Dave Bautista Finds Working for Disney ‘Nauseating’ After James Gunn’s Firing
By firing Gunn, the actor tweeted, the company essentially bowed to “a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis.”
Critic Gets Dragged for Misgendering in
Head Over Heels
Ben Brantley has since apologized.
Trans Actors Slam Scarlett Johansson
Rub & Tug
“Actors who are trans never even get to audition for anything other than trans characters. That’s the real issue.”
Montreal Jazz Festival Cancels White People Singing Slave Songs
Because come on, really? Seriously?
Anne Victoria Clark
Priyanka Chopra Apologizes for
Episode Featuring Indian Terrorists
“I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change.”
Samantha Bee Apologizes Again for Ivanka Trump Controversy: ‘I Regret It’
“I should have known that a potty-mouth insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy.”
Jon Stewart Warns Samantha Bee Not to Fall for
“Don’t be fooled into trying to make concessions that you think will mollify them.”
Rita Ora Apologizes for Bisexual-Themed ‘Girls’ Following Criticism
“A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women.”
Jeffrey Tambor Will Appear on
Tambor was recently fired from
after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
WHCA Issues Statement to Members Criticizing Michelle Wolf’s Monologue
“I also have heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer’s monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission.”
The Rachel Divide
Is a Rorschach Blot for Its Viewers
Some people think it’s a hatchet job, others that it gives Rachel Dolezal’s commitment to social justice too much credence.
John Paul Getty III’s Sister Threatens Legal Action Over FX’s
Ariadne Getty claims the show makes her family seem complicit in his kidnapping.
Jeffrey Tambor Calls Amazon’s Investigation of Harassment Claims ‘Deeply Flawed’
“I deeply regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone and I will continue to vehemently defend myself.”
Director on Whitewashing: There Was ‘Nothing Cynical’ About Casting
The characters were given no racial designations in the book his movie is based on.
Filmmakers Apologize for Making Fun of Blackberry Allergies
Parents have complained about a scene where Peter Rabbit uses a slingshot to force-feed a blackberry to a farmer who is allergic to the fruit.
Denies Show Helped Guests With Addictions Get Drugs and Alcohol
“The show does not give drugs or alcohol to its guests and any suggestions to the contrary is errant nonsense.”
Pulls Creepy Safelite AutoGlass Sketch From Reruns and YouTube
Beck Bennett appears in the sketch as a windshield-repair technician turned obsessed stalker.
Daddy’s Home 2
Is Trash. Period.
The sequel to 2015’s
starring Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, and Will Ferrell, is a toxic, not at all benign movie.
HBO Releases Statement Regarding Jeremy Piven Allegations
Piven “unequivocally” denies the sexual-harassment allegations.