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Miss Iraq’s photo with Miss Israel forces family out of Iraq due to death threats

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That’s the “Religion of Peace” for you.

From MSN: Relatives of Iraq’s Miss Universe contestant have gone into hiding after a picture of the beauty queen with Miss Israel led to death threats.

During a Miss Universe event in November, Sarah Idan, representing Iraq, snapped a photo with her friend Adar Gandelsman, who was competing as Miss Israel. The photo was later posted to the women’s Instagram accounts.

In response, people in Idan’s home country of Iraq began issuing threats against the beauty queen and her family, Gandelsman told Israeli television.

“People made threats against her and her family that if she didn’t return home and take down the photos, they would remove her [Miss Iraq] title, that they would kill her,” Gandelsman told Israeli TV.

Gandelsman says that she and Idan are close friends who have remained in touch since the pageant. Idan, who lives in the U.S., confirmed the story with a Tweet.

“I’m not the first nor the last person to face prosecution over a matter of personal freedom. Millions of Iraqi women live in fear. #freeiraqiwomen,” she posted on Twitter with a link to Gandelsman’s interview.

The threats against Idan and her family are just one example of how tense the situation can be between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East, where many Muslims conflate any connection with Israel as support for Israeli activities.

Many in the Middle East are taught that Jews are murderers. These passions were recently inflamed even farther when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that enraged many Arab leaders who want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a Palestinian state. Protests broke out across the Middle East in the wake of Trump’s decision last week, and several Palestinians died in violent exchanges with Israeli forces.

Many countries, like Iraq, do not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel.

Idan, however, had hoped that her photo would spread a message of tolerance and understanding. She posted the photo “so that people can understand that it’s possible to live together,” Gandelsman told Israeli TV.

Idan also defended the photo in a separate Arabic language post on Instagram. “I want to stress that the purpose of the picture was only to express hope and desire for peace between the two countries,” she wrote, adding that the photo with Gandelsman is not indicative of support for the Israeli government or a lack of support for the Palestinian cause.

People in Iraq were also angry that Idan had posted in a bikini.



Biting the hand that fed her: Victoria’s Secret model slams “unfair” pressures put on women

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This Brazilian model has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 1999, almost 20 years. She’s now complaining about the fashion industry being unfair to women?

What took her so long to voice her opinion about the “empty cause?” Guess she was too busy modeling and amassing a $75 million fortune to become a SJW.

FYI: Lima is anti-Trump. She participated in a video campaign aimed at countering Trump’s “Muslim ban.”

From Daily Mail: Lingerie model Adriana Lima has announced that she’s ready to stop showing off her body ‘for empty causes’.

In a lengthy message posted to Instagram on Saturday, the 36-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel called for change, explaining that she’s had enough of the pressure on women to ‘look a certain way’ from society, social media and fashion.

Alongside her long note, the Brazilian-born star hinted that she may be quitting the lingerie brand as she wrote in the caption: ‘I decided to make that change….. I will not take of my clothes anymore for a empty cause’

It’s unclear how the Brazilian model defines ’empty’ causes as she doesn’t go into any more detail about how her decision will affect her career going forward.

Her full caption, written in broken English, read: ‘I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared in social media.  Even though I have done many of this type, something had changed in me, when a friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body, then it made me think…. that everyday in my life, I wake up thinking, how do I look?’

‘Was I going to be accepted in my job? And in that moment I realized that majority of woman probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that Society/socialmedia/fashion etc imposed….

‘i thought that’s not a way of living and beyond that…. that’s not physically and mentally healthy, so I decided to make that change….. I will not take of my clothes anymore for a empty cause….

Many of Lima’s fans responded to her message with supportive comments, such as one user who wrote: ‘Finally someone thinks its not necessary to just get naked all the time.’

Another fan added: ‘what does mean an empty cause??? I support your decision but are you leaving VS or something??’

Others commented that Lima was ‘admirable’ and inspiring’. 

In her main note, shared as a screenshot, the Desiguall brand ambassador wrote of her frustrations at how women are pressured ‘every day’ to look a certain way.

She concludes it with ‘Let’s f***ing change the world’ before apologizing for ‘crossing boundaries’.

Part of it read: ‘My job puts me in such big pressure to look a certain way, I was thinking, how we woman have to carry so much…. I am tired of the impositions, we ‘as woman’ can’t be continuing living in a world with such superficial values, it’s not fair for us, beyond fair, it’s physically and mentally not healthy what society in imposing to ‘us’ to be, to behave, to look… I want to change it,’

The 5ft 10in beauty has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 1999 and has walked in 18 Victoria’s Secret Fashions Shows. And this year she was named ‘the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel’. 

Last month she told PEOPLE that she wouldn’t retire from the brand until her 20th VS Fashion Show but was realistic about her age being a factor in her decision. ‘I plan to be at 20. Two more years. Maybe more, I don’t know,’ she said. ‘It’s nature. I’m working out, I’m being healthy, so let’s see how the body is going to turn out. But I enjoy it. So let’s say 20.’

Lima has two children, Valentina and Sienna, with ex husband Marko Jarić.


This is feminism: Women are decorating their breasts to look like reindeer

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And they are going out in public to Christmas parties like this. Aint’ feminism grand!

From NY Post: A titillating festive craze sees women decorate their boobs to look like reindeer. Believed to be a bold take on the “ugly Christmas jumper” trend, the bizarre idea has gained popularity on social media.

Women have been sharing their bejazzled breasts on Instagram with many covering their nipples in red diamante studs or tinsel before applying googly eyes and felt antlers. They are then sharing daring Yuletide selfies with the hashtag, #rudolphboob.

‘Rudolph’ can be exposed in a number of ways but the easiest seems to be with an over the shoulder top or by cutting a hole in a Christmas knit.

Online retailer Etsy is even selling a top with a hole already cut out around the bust, which is perfect for those fearless enough to rock the look. Designed by YourSassyGrandma, the £38.29 knit’s product description reads: “If you want to stand out at your ugly sweater party, then this sexy reindeer ugly Christmas sweater is for you.”

On customer, Brenda, who purchased one of the jumpers commented: “Love this – [it] was the best sweater of the night for sure.”

But this isn’t the first nipple trend fashion fans have tried. In October 2016, model Binx Walton stormed down the Saint Laurent runway at Paris Fashion Week SS17 with her left breast adorned with silver studs.

The 20-year-old beauty rocked the heart-shaped bling – the brainchild of the brand’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello – with a fierce black leather mini dress, patent peep-toe heels and slicked-back hair.

Fearless girls on Instagram have shared photographs showing how they style the eye-popping look dubbed glitter nipples. They have posted their snaps under the hashtags, #discotits, #boobbling and #glitternipples.

A blonde bombshell decided to go topless to flaunt her heart-shaped pasties, pairing the look with high-waisted denim shorts. Another sported Bridget Jones-esque orange pants and a purple shawl, while one woman donned a floral hair garland and black shorts.


Hypocrite: Miley Cyrus gets new tattoo that says, “Be Kind”

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Cyrus’ new motto…unless you disagree with her

From the Hillary Clinton-loving womyn who has said/done the following “kind” things:

Flaming hypocrite.

From Daily Mail: Miley Cyrus added to her extensive collection of tattoos on Saturday.

The singer posted an Instagram story showing a pair of new inkings — one on the back of each wrist, which spelled out the mantra: BE KIND.

She used the artwork to spell out a longer message: ‘Never forget to… BE KIND To All!

After undergoing the needle in her own bedroom, she then returned the favor on the artist. The Wrecking Ball star has more than 30 tattoos spread over her body.

She also used Instagram to show off the birthday present fiancé Liam Hemsworth gifted her for her 25th birthday: a rainbow necklace.

The ‘Malibu’ hitmaker is celebrated her special day on Thursday, and has took to Instagram to brand Liam as ‘winning’ after he bought her a necklace featuring the word ‘Lili’ – which is Miley’s nickname for her ‘Hunger Games’ star beau – engraved with rainbow coloured gems.

Read the rest of the story here.


New York Times promoting sexualization of young boys

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The new beauty “norm”

On Saturday, writer Bee Shapiro published an article in The New York Times entitled, “His Eye Makeup is Way Better Than Yours.

The Timestweeted it as such: “How teenage boys (and younger) wearing makeup are affecting beauty norms.”

The article shows many pictures of young boys making themselves pretty with makeup. Imagine the outcry if they had done this with young girls, trying to make them look “pretty.”

I don’t care how this author and The New York Times wants to spin this gender bender baloney. The fact that they found some young boys who desire to wear makeup does NOT make it the “norm.”

Excerpts from Bee’s article:

Would you be inclined to buy makeup because a 10-year-old boy is showing you how to create a look on Instagram? If we’re talking about Jack Bennett of @makeuupbyjack, then the answer could well be a resounding yes.

Since convincing his mother to start his account in May, young Mr. Bennett, who lives in Berkshire, England, has amassed 331,000 followers and attracted the attention of brands like MAC and NYX, which have offered products to create looks. Refinery29 has celebrated him as the next big thing in makeup.

He is the latest evidence of a seismic power shift in the beauty industry, which has thrust social media influencers to the top of the pecking order. Refreshingly, they come in all shapes, sizes, ages and, more recently, genders. Hailed by Marie Claire as the “beauty boys of Instagram,” the early male pioneers, like Patrick Simondac (@PatrickStarrr), Jeffree Star (@jeffreestar) and Manny Gutierrez, (@MannyMua733), have transcended niche to become juggernauts with millions of followers. And their aesthetic is decidedly new: neither old-school-rocker makeup nor drag queen.

“When you post an Instagram or YouTube video, it’s similar to ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ where you can see the humanity of the contestants and see their struggles,” he said. “It helps show viewers that we’re just people.” He paused and giggled: “And it’s beauty, it’s just fun. Patrick is a walking rainbow.”

Men like Mr. Starrr have since influenced a new generation of young men who are wearing makeup and posting about it. According to the Instagram data team, there has been a 20 percent increase since the start of the year in mentions of “makeup” by male accounts on the platform.

In only a couple of years, these young men have gained sway in the industry. Cosmetics brands like Milk Makeup have built their offerings on genderless beauty; the skin-care company Glow Recipe hosts sold-out boy beauty mask classes; and in the fragrance aisle, unisex scent houses continue to grow.

“If you’re amazing at applying makeup, it doesn’t matter how old you are or what gender you identify with,” she said. “If you’re young, already embracing who you are and are insanely talented, those factors will make you stand out even more.”

Though the younger generation of influencers are of diverse molds, they are similar in that they take men wearing makeup as a given. “I didn’t think about gender identity, what you do with your life, things you associate yourself with,” Mr. Warden said, referring to the time he started his Instagram posts. “I think no matter what gender, you are free to do what you want.”

“What you have now are millennial moms who have grown up in an era where gender is more fluid,” Ms. Friedman said. “Millennials are very in tune with empowering their children.” For example, she sees a wide range of hair lengths on boys. “It’s not unusual for boys to sit in the chair, take out an iPhone and show a picture of what they want their hair to look like,” she said, adding that they start around age 6. “There are many role models for them to look to now.”

Read the whole article here.

h/t Twitchy


Snoop Dogg’s new album cover shows a dead Trump

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From Daily Mail: For the second time this year, Snoop Dogg is parodying the assassination of President Donald Trump.

The rapper posted an image of what appears to be the cover of his latest album, Make America Crip Again, on his Instagram account on Wednesday.

The image shows Snoop Dogg standing over a dead body covered with an American flag. The body is fitted with a toe tag that reads ‘Trump.’

Make America Crip Again is the follow-up album to 2016’s Coolaid.  The album cover is nearly identical to that of Ice Cube’s 1991 album Death Certificate. Ice Cube is seen on that cover standing over a dead body wrapped in an American flag – only the body is that of ‘Uncle Sam.’

A spokesperson for the Secret Service would not comment on Snoop Dogg’s album cover. 

In March, Snoop Dogg, who was born Calvin Broadus, was criticized for parodying Trump’s assassination in his new music video for Lavender.

In the climactic scene the rapper takes out a fake gun and points it towards a clown-like Trump character with painted orange face. The clip, which was co-directed by Jesse Wellens and James DeFina, focuses on current events including a parody version of Trump named Ronald Klump.

At one point Clown-in-Chief Klump holds a press conference to announce the deportation of all dogs, spelled ‘doggs’. Justified actor Michael Rapaport also stars in the video as a suburban clown father who gets stopped by the clown police and shot with a glitter gun.

The message was clear from the musician as he spoke to Billboard about his thoughts on the president.

Snoop said: ‘I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this fking clown as president, and the sh that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.’

Read the rest of the story here.


Never make your own decisions! A new Instagram feature allows friends to choose for you

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Good grief. Who has time for this kind of nonsense? Just pick a donut already!

From Yahoo: You’ll soon be able to poll all of your friends on social media, all thanks to Instagram’s newest interactive feature. As of Oct. 3, Instagram Stories will let you ask a question to your followers and you’ll be able to see the results in real-time as they vote. The possibilities are endless: Should I have pizza or a kale salad for dinner? Which shoes look better with my outfit? Is 8:30 p.m. an acceptable bedtime? Never make your own decisions again!

The new poll stickers allows users to add two-option questions to their stories and people who view the story can choose an answer by tapping one of the options, according to a statement released by Instagram.

After you’ve already taken a photo or video for your story, simply select the “poll” sticker, write out your own question, and customize poll answers. Followers can immediately start voting and you’ll be able to see results in real-time. Like all Instagram Stories, polls and results will disappear after 24 hours.

Included in the newest Instagram update are also two new tools: a “color picker” for text and brushes, and an alignment tool for text and stickers.