3 items from 2014
Here's a lesson for all the rappers out there: If you're thinking of performing with a fake nose, make sure your prosthetic of choice is closer to Digital Underground than Macklemore. The Seattle artist became the center of a social-media controversy on Monday when images and video began to circulate that showed him performing "Thrift Shop" in a prosthetic nose and fake beard. Critics say the costume, which also included a black mop-top wig, made the rapper resemble an anti-Semitic caricature. Macklemore donned the outfit during a surprise concert at Seattle's Emp Museum on Friday. After a weekend of complaints, »
- Nate Jones
Stephen Colbert is in hot water after a joke he made went viral, igniting a firestorm over Twitter.
“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” “The Colbert Report” Twitter wrote Thursday.
The joke was taken from a bit on Wednesday night’s “The Colbert Report,” parodying Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in light of controversy over the team name. Taken out of context, however, many Twitter users saw the joke as racist, and launched a #CancelColbert campaign that quickly became a trending topic.
As the controversy started, the tweet was deleted, but Twitter users managed to screenshot the tweet before it disappeared.
For those that need a recap on the latest reason to #CancelColbert. http://t.co/Bkc0jzqADW—
Suey Park (@suey_park) March 28, 2014
- Alex Stedman
MSNBC deleted a tweet accusing the “rightwing” of disliking biracial families after conservatives accused the left-leaning news organization of making wildly unfair generalizations. “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” MSNBC tweeted Wednesday, referring to an upcoming Super Bowl ad. Also read: Cheerios First Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Interracial Family That Spurred Hateful Internet Backlash Conservatives took offense, and many began tweeting pictures of their multiracial families. “Self-unaware overload,” wrote Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin. MSNBC quickly backtracked and deleted the offending tweet. The social media account apologized, »
- Wrap Staff
3 items from 2014
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