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It's only the fourth day of 2019 and Scott Disick is already in hot water.

The drama has come in the form of a photo that Scott posted with daughter, Penelope.

The picture of his six-year-old daughter and himself has been branded by some as "racist".


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The snap shows the daddy-daughter duo tucking into some Asian cuisine.

However, it was Penelope's pose that fans have taken issue with.

The little girl is seen pulling at her eyelids and people have taken offence to the "inappropriate face".


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"What he is teaching his daughter in this photo, is racism," commented one user.

“Wow and this is a prime example of how racism is taught. People aren’t born with it. Ignorance at its finest,” said another.

"The problem that people have is this that they’re eating Asian food and holding chopsticks. Obviously, his daughter is trying to make a fun of Chinese eyes! Look people, tell your kids it’s not funny to be racist," added another.


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However, fans were quick to come to his defensive and say that Penelope was making an innocent face, as children always pull faces.

"Kids can’t just make funny faces anymore?? It’s pathetic that everything is now “racist” or “offensive”. This is a CHILD making a funny face. People need to get over themselves and stop making mountains out of mole hills," said a user.

"Hello Asian girl here – if she was pulling them to the side and there was a racist caption or Asian emoji then I would feel offended – but it honestly just looks like she’s trying to pull her face and make it look funny lol she’s so cute," commented another.

"Good grief. Leave it alone. She is a cute little girl making a face for the camera. My grandkids do the same thing," said another.


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This isn't the first time Scott has come under fire for his parenting skills.

However, that's just about enough Internet for the day.


Beauty pageants such as Miss Universe attract a hell of a lot of negative attention daily, especially since Donald Trump owns one. Anything he owns usually turns to ash, TBF.

From those who feel it's concepts are totally outdated for the modern world, to those expressing concern over how problematic the notion of 'swimsuit bodies' is, pageants are often in the spotlight for scandals.

Once again, pageants are in the media after Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, was filmed mocking foreign beauty queens and even IMITATING THEIR ACCENTS at the Miss Universe competition.

Can you believe?


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This is beyond clueless. 

The sexism surrounding the pageants is bad enough, without the racism added to the pile of problems. Summers can be heard saying;

"Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English, and not a single other person speaks her language. Could you imagine?"


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Summers then went on to mock yet another contestant, Miss Vietnam, saying:

"She’s so cute and she pretends to know so much English."

Not only did she mock her for her lack of English (as if Summers knows anything about being bilingual), she then made fun of how Miss Vietnam spoke.


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Summers has since posted an apology after the internet went absolutely mad at her, understandably.

She wrote:

"In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realise can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologise."

I mean, why did she say 'can be perceived' as disrespectful? It's straight up normalised racism, gal.

Own up to it, and check yourself, Regina George. *sigh*


Rihanna has reportedly turned down the opportunity to perform at the Superbowl Half-Time show to show her solidarity with former NFL star and 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, US media reports.

She allegedly is in total disagreement with the NFL's methods, such as their stalled divisive policy regarding the national anthem.


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Kaepernick gained infamy after choosing to kneel during the US national anthem last year, and became the first of numerous NFL stars to protest race inequality and police brutality in America, and is now thr face of Nike's controversial ad campaign.

He has not played in the NFL since early 2017 and is now embroiled in a lawsuit with the organisation- claiming team owners have shunned him for his activism. He has claimed that his political stances have resulted in his total ostracisation, despite race relations in the US currently being far from ideal.


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The US media is claiming that pop superstar, fashion icon and general Badass Female Rihanna was the first choice for the half-time show, which the likes of Lady Gaga, Prince, Beyoncé and Michael Jackson have headlined.

"CBS and the NFL reached out to Rihanna first, who after thinking about the offer, decided to pass due to the NFL and the situation regarding players kneeling."

Judging by the reactions on Twitter, fans are standing by her side in her decision to protest the NFL’s methods, though many are divided in their opinions.

Her fans continue to stan, and appear to understand the global superstar's reasons.

Maroon 5 have since been chosen as Plan B for the show, which takes place in Atlanta next year.

Cardi B is apparently the favourite to be their guest star, and there are also claims stating that Pink turned the chance down when talks dragged on for too long.

Kween Rih has spoken.



Hollywood's need to make the film industry more inclusive extends beyond the silver screen itself, to the reviewers of movies as well.

After all, they're the ones determining Rotten Tomatoes scores and swaying viewers' preferences (and more importantly, their ticket purchasing choices).

It honestly comes as no shock at all then that these film critics are, on the whole, mostly white and male.

Researchers from USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that men wrote 77.8 percent of the nearly 20,000 reviews on the top 100 films of 2017. Only 22.2 percent of these film reviews were by women. 

A staggering 82 percent of the reviewers were white. Just 18 percent of film critics in the report were from non-white backgrounds.

As well, at top publications the gap between film critics who were white and those who were people of colour widened to 88.8 percent and 11.2 percent, respectively.

Women of colour are especially underrepresented in the field of film criticism.

Female reviewers coming from non-white backgrounds made up 4.1 percent of the reviews sampled in the report.

That drops to just 2.5 percent when looking at top critics, putting the ratio of white male top critics to female top critics of colour at nearly 27 to one.

Commenting on this, the report's authors wrote, "The dearth of underrepresented women is startling in its own right, but more so when considering the invisibility of women and girls of colour on screen in film.

"We would expect that female reviewers from underrepresented backgrounds would be more likely to notice the absence or misrepresentation of women of colour on screen.

"Yet, the very critics who might be attuned to these issues rarely review films—even films with women of colour in leading roles."

If all of this is making you hot under the collar, you're not alone.

The team made recommendations that may help drive change, including a suggestion that sites show how many of their reviews were authored by people of colour, queer people, and other marginalised groups. 

This way, readers can see whether a film's rating is skewed by male and/or white voices.

One small way you can help combat this disappointing trend of underrepresentation is by supporting women of colour who are film reviewers as well.

Just to get you started, here are a few ladies whose incredible work you can support: Angelica Jade Bastién, Emily Yoshida, Valerie Complex, and Kristen Lopez (who's also outspoken on discrimination against disabled critics).



The girlfriend of British politician Henry Bolton has been suspended from the Ukip party after she reportedly made racist comments about Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle.

According to The Mail on Sunday, Jo Marney, a 25-year-old glamour model, used a number of racist slurs while referring to the future Duchess.

In a series of highly offensive messages sent to a friend, Ms Marney reportedly said Harry's “black American” fiancee would “taint” the Royal Family blood line and pave the way for a “back king”.

She allegedly went on to say refer to Meghan as “a dumb little commoner” who is “obsessed with race.”

In a statement to the paper, the young party member said: “I apologise unreservedly for the shocking language I used. The opinions I expressed were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context. Yet I fully recognise the offence they have caused.”

‘No offence was intended and, again, I apologise unreservedly for any such offence or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of Ukip my friends, family and loved ones. ‘I have disappointed them all and let myself down. I cannot sufficiently express my regret and sadness at having done so.’

Ukip leader, Henry Bolton, who's relationship with Jo is under investigation by the party, confirmed that she was “immediately” suspended following the claims.

The pair's relationship became public earlier this month after the Ukip leader confirmed that he had changed his “relationship status” in recent weeks.

Henry, 54, began seeing the young party member after leaving his wife Tatiana, with whom he shares two children.

In the wake of the controversy, former Ukip leadership candidate Ben Walker has called for Mr Bolton to resign, accusing him of having “deeply flawed judgement.”



Minister for Consumer Affairs in Australia, Marlene Kairouz, has caused controversy among many after she made a broad sweeping statement about the integrity of Irish tradesmen across Australia.

Responding to a recent spate of crimes involving conmen Down Under, Marlene deemed it appropriate to make a wholly racist remark while discussing the issue at a press conference.

"If anybody knocks on your door that has an Irish accent, automatically ask them to leave," she warned the general public.

Unsurprisingly, Facebook users were outraged, and quick to condemn the Minister's remarks.

"Well Minister, I am an Irish Community Nurse who knocks on many doors every day to provide care for people of all nationalities in this beautiful country. Shame on you for your ignorance and sweeping statement," wrote one.

"What about all the Irish that come to Australia and work themselves to the bare bones? I've seen my boyfriend work 70 hour + weeks out here," added another. "Aussies have told us themselves that Irish are often hired because of their work ethics."

"This network should apologise to the Irish community and anyone with Irish friends and family for entertaining this type of blare faced racism. How is this different then saying don't open your door to any person of colour or ethnicity?" remarked another.

Think it's time to see yourself out, Marlene.


In a move which was not appreciated by Cheryl Cole or her publicity team, model, Munroe Bergdof, has dragged the former Girls Aloud member into the controversy surrounding her recent dismissal by L'Oreal.

For those of you who aren't in the know, Munroe was dismissed by the brand after she argued that all white people were racist, and she's not prepared to back down now.

While appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire show, the model took aim at L'Oreal and questioned their decision to employ Cheryl Cole despite having been involved in a physical altercation with a black nightclub employee in 2003.

"I think if you’re going to put a woman who punched a black woman in the face and the face of diversity, that just says a lot about white privilege, which proves my point," Munroe said.

"I shouldn’t be sacked for calling out racism when I was in a campaign that was meant to be championing diversity,’ the 30-year-old model continued. ‘And especially when I was speaking about the violence of white people."

"But then they’ve got Cheryl Cole on the campaign and she was convicted for actively punching a black woman in the face," Munroe argued.

"I don’t understand how I’m not “in line with their values” but they will hire Cheryl Cole over and over again and give her more and more chances, but she was convicted for punching a black woman in the face."

Speaking to the Mail Online, a representative for the former Girls Aloud member was quick to dismiss Munroe's remarks.

"More than 14 years ago Cheryl was unanimously acquitted of a charge of racially aggravated assault."

"She is disappointed to find her name involved in Munroe Bergdorf’s media interview," they asserted.

At the time of Munroe's dismissal, L'Oreal asserted: "L’Oréal champions diversity. Comments by Munroe Bergdorf are at odds with our values and so we have decided to end our partnership with her."

This response was questioned by a number of Twitter users who, like Munroe, felt that the Geordie star was not in line with the brand's diversity dialogue.





Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who was killed while protesting a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville last month, became a tragic symbol of the increasing racial tension in the United States.

And as her family, friends and wider community struggle to come to terms with her death, high-profile figures have shared their thoughts on the violent demonstrations taking place in the US.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Damon admitted he was truly stunned by the level of racism exhibited by young people in the States, saying: "It’s so much worse than I naively thought.”

Reflecting on the images which circulated widely in the wake of Heather's death, Matt continued: "I just feel naïve at this point. It was shocking to see those kids — they looked 20 and 30 years old — in button-down shirts, with Tiki torches, walking down the street."

"Those people are a lot younger than me. Who raised them? Again, I naively thought that, behind our generation, another one was coming with more awareness and inclusiveness, and that everything was getting better with each generation," he continued.

Echoing the thoughts of millions who were left dumbstruck by the footage which emerged out of Charlottesville, Matt added: "And to see these young, aggrieved, white boys walking with their torches and screaming ‘Jews will not replace us!’ It was just shocking."

Unsurprisingly, the 46-year-old actor took the opportunity to deride President Trump's feeble response to the violence, saying: "Then the night that the President [made his] ‘many sides’ comment was absolutely abhorrent.”



Meet Daniella Courtney.

YouTuber, beauty blogger, Cambridge student and all round boss ass b*tch.

You would think a massive achievement like getting into Cambridge would spur her fellow peers to celebrate in her success, and congratulate her on the hard work that got her there – and for the most part, you'd be right.

But unfortunately, there's always one – or in this case, too many. 

Sadly, Daniella has been forced to highlight the racist comments she has been subjected to, just for getting into the university of her dreams.

Taking to Twitter, a fed-up Daniella shared a thread of comments from people questioning her place at Cambridge.

We've got to hand it to Daniella for keeping a level head while addressing this issue. 

The cool, calm and collected way in which she dealt with the negativity just goes to show that she absolutely deserves to be where she is today. 

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Last night, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather faced off  for the third time this week ahead of their mega money fight on August 26.

Earlier this week, The Notorious was accused of racism after telling his rival to “dance for me boy” during their stop in Toronto – claims Conor has since denied.

However, the UFC star's latest comments have not done him any favours.

Taking to the mic last night, Conor said, “I want to address something."

“Some of the media seems to think I’ve got something against black people."

“But I’m half black. I’m black from the bellybutton down!”

No. Just, no.

The comments have gathered a mixed reaction on social media. 

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There are plenty of beauty apps doing the rounds, but one that has caught particular attention lately, and for all the wrong reasons, is FaceApp. 

The app was accused of racism thanks to the lightening effects of one of the filters.

The creator apologised after before and after snaps of people using the app caused outrage amongst users due to the skin tone change. 

FaceApp transforms selfies by making people look older or younger, and can even change the users gender.

The filter labelled 'hot' is the issue, as images show the dramatic difference in skin tone applied by the filter.

'We are deeply sorry for this unquestionably serious issue,'Yaroslav Goncharov, CEO and founder of the company told Cosmopolitan.

'It is an unfortunate side-effect of the underlying neural network caused by the training set bias, not intended behaviour.'

Naturally, people still aren't happy with the results of the filter, which has since been renamed 'spark.'

'PSA: Stop downloading and using this racist app,' tweeted one offended Twitter user.



Last week Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to share her dismay over the lengths some paparazzi will go to in order to provoke a reaction from high-profile personalities.

Drawing on her own experience, the popular model revealed that her husband, John Legend, had been recently compared to a monkey by a clamouring photographer while making his way through JFK international airport.

And over the weekend, the All Of Me singer chose to discuss the shocking incident while speaking to Variety.

"We looked at each other like 'Did he really just say that?'' And he really said it." John recalled. "He basically called me a monkey."

"Black folks have had to deal with being called monkeys for a long time and dehumanisation has always been kind of a method of racism and subjugation of black people and that’s just part of American history – and it’s part of the present, apparently," he continued.

In an articulate assessment of treatment experienced by the former US President during his time in office, John continued: "We saw with the former president, Obama, whenever people wanted to discount him or discount his wife, they compared them to apes"

"And we’ve seen that frequently," he argued.

Adding that he refuses to allow racism to dictate his outlook on life, John added: "I’m not hurt by someone saying that to me because I’m smarter, I’m stronger."

"I look down on that person that would say something like that. But it’s a shame that it still exists," he reasoned.