Goddamn it, Elle. "I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas" isn't supposed to be a racist aspirational anthem.
Vaseline has developed a skin lightening app for Facebook, so users can make their profile pics look whiter. Because why rely on an advertiser's unrealistic and racist image of beauty when you can create your own?
The premiere episode of Jessica Simpson's VH1 show focused on standards of beauty in Thailand. Unfortunately, the mission got off-track when Jessica and her friends gagged on fried bugs and giggled during meditation with a Buddhist monk.
Malia Obama's "scandalous" appearance in a peace sign shirt in Italy has led way too many people to speculate about its potential political implications for nuclear disarmament rather than a decision about fashion by a kid. •