Kat Von D to Critics of Underage Red Lipstick: It's Feminine Rebellion

Kat Von D has heard the criticism about her unfortunately-named lipstick and she's written a lengthy response to any of you (and me) who might be haters. In a Facebook post written Wednesday, the reality star said her makeup isn't about sex. » 3/20/15 11:45am 3/20/15 11:45am

St. Louis Rams Call St. Louis Police Liars

A St. Louis Rams executive apologized (Update: he denies apologizing, see below) to police on behalf of the team's front office for players' use of the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before Sunday's game—a gesture that left St. Louis cops demanding punishment for the players. » 12/01/14 10:30pm 12/01/14 10:30pm

St. Louis Cops Declare Rams' "Hands Up Don't Shoot" To Be "Offensive"

St. Louis police officers condemned the NFL's Rams today, calling their pre-game display of the "hands up don't shoot" gesture to be "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory." The lengthy statement issued by the St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and… » 11/30/14 10:22pm 11/30/14 10:22pm

The Bey Photoshop Controversy Is Spiraling Out of Control

Mere days after Queen B's 33rd birthday, controversy befalls the House of Dereon yet again! Beyoncé (or, more realistically, whoever takes Bey's Tumblr and Instagram photos) has been called out by Twitter for photoshopping an exaggerated thigh gap into a shot of her hanging out on a yacht off the coast of Italy. » 9/17/14 5:20pm 9/17/14 5:20pm

Zara So Sorry Kids' Shirt Looked Like a Concentration Camp Uniform

Zara has snatched a children's t-shirt from its stores, after several people pointed out that it looked uncomfortably like the uniforms Jewish prisoners were made to wear in Nazi concentration camps. Not something you'd want to show up toting at a baby shower, to say the least. » 8/27/14 11:45am 8/27/14 11:45am

Rihanna's Perfume Ad Deemed Too Sexy for Innocent Children's Eyes

A watchdog group in the U.K. has ruled a poster advertisement featuring Rihanna should be restricted to places where it cannot be seen by children, because it's just too damn sexy. » 6/04/14 10:20am 6/04/14 10:20am

Biggest Loser Trainer Was 'Stunned' By Winner's Weight Loss

Rachel Frederickson's win on this season of The Biggest Loser was marred by adverse fan reaction and concern trolling that she'd lost too much weight. Now, it seems that the fans weren't the only ones upset. » 2/07/14 4:00pm 2/07/14 4:00pm

Controversial Song 'Alone But Not Alone' Booted From Oscar Ballot

A controversial song from a Christian film has been 86'd from the upcoming Academy Awards ballot, over what Oscar committee executives cite as a rule violation. » 1/30/14 10:00am 1/30/14 10:00am

NASA Responds To Use Of Challenger Audio In Beyonce's Song

NASA has responded to the controversy surrounding Beyonce's use of an audio clip from the Challenger space shuttle disaster in one of her new songs, "XO." » 1/01/14 10:30pm 1/01/14 10:30pm

Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes for Romney Family Adoption Remarks

Melissa Harris-Perry is facing criticism after two members of a panel on her MSNBC show this past Sunday made jokes surrounding the black, adopted grandchild of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. » 12/31/13 11:00am 12/31/13 11:00am

Designer Apologizes for Reply to Question About Oversexed Characters

The game director for Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming Heroes of the Storm has apologized for his treatment of a question about how characters are designed—specifically how multiplayer online battle arena games, of which Heroes is one, tend to hyper-sexualize female avatars. » 11/24/13 1:12pm 11/24/13 1:12pm

Crap Letter from a Dude, Irate French Filmmaker Edition

Blue Is the Warmest Color, that critical darling of a French film that won the Palme d’Or and Steven Spielberg’s undying affections for its epic (it’s a three-hour movie) and graphic lesbian sex scenes, has been generating a ton of controversy ahead of its U.S. release date. An open (and very crappy) letter from the… » 10/28/13 2:40pm 10/28/13 2:40pm

'What's Your Excuse' Facebook Mom to Haters: It's All in Your Head

Maria Kang, the fitness blogger and mom who posted an "apology" for a photo of herself on Facebook only to have it go viral — it got 16 million views and counting — stopped by the Today show this morning. » 10/17/13 12:10pm 10/17/13 12:10pm

Fit, Ab-Baring Mom Issues Faux-Pology Over Judgey Facebook Post

If freelance writer/fitness blogger Maria Kang had simply posted a picture of herself, baring her abs, kneeling behind her three children, it would not have caused a stir. But that photo came with the caption: "What's your excuse?" » 10/15/13 5:20pm 10/15/13 5:20pm

Xbox One Presenter Humiliated Me on Stage, Says Transgender Journalist…

A journalist says she was "completely dehumanised" on stage during an Xbox One Event at Eurogamer Expo 2013, by a comedian who made degrading jokes about her gender. Eurogamer Expo says it is investigating the matter. » 9/29/13 11:30am 9/29/13 11:30am

Batwoman Can't Marry, Says DC Pub, Because Heroes Can't Be Happy

Less than three days since the controversy surrounding DC Comics’ refusal, we have a great non-explanation explanation from the DC brass about why the publisher refused to allow characters Kate Kane (Batwoman) and her partner, Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer, to marry each other. You ready? (I mean, it’s so… » 9/08/13 1:30pm 9/08/13 1:30pm

Conservatives Silenced by Irony: Fox May Produce Hillary TV Movie

The GOP faithful, ever ready to storm the moral high ground and erect a glittering, priapistic citadel, jumped all over NBC’s yet-to-be-scripted Hillary Clinton teleplay like a gaggle of magpies who’ve caught a glimpse of a shiny Cracker Jack ring. “Aha, liberal scum!” cried RNC Reince Priebus, wearing his ceremonial… » 8/11/13 3:00pm 8/11/13 3:00pm

I'm Vegan, and This Vegan Sellout Site Is Fucking Embarrassing

There's this awful website run by an idiot/swarm of idiots that lists people who used to be vegan and aren't now and is all "look at these ex-vegan sellouts!" in hopes of shaming those people into, uh, becoming vegan again? Because nothing says "we welcome you back with open arms!" like "you're a fucking asshole and… » 7/03/13 1:40pm 7/03/13 1:40pm

Neighbors Really Hate Arizona Man’s Giant Gargoyle Cock Sculpture

A man in Arizona may be forced to take down the nine-foot, hatchet-wielding gargoyle statue standing in his otherwise empty front yard because his neighbors have complained about the gargoyle’s magnificent thighs, buttocks, and penis, all clearly visible to the casual passerby. That’s right, folks — gargoyles can be… » 6/06/13 10:30pm 6/06/13 10:30pm

Rutgers’ Brand New Athletic Director Faces Allegations of Player Abuse

A little less than two months after firing abusive men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, Rutgers’ athletic department once again finds itself having to do a public relations shuffle with news that its brand new, reform-minded athletic director may have abusively berated members of the University of Tennessee’s women’s… » 5/26/13 3:00pm 5/26/13 3:00pm