Everything that Upset the Internet this Week
What is the web-o-sphere angry about right now? A not-so-sexy dude, a way-too-sexy costume, and a movie that really isn’t that funny. Oh, and people are destroying their coffee machines to show solidarity with an accused pedophile. If these are the causes you plan on championing this weekend, here’s everything you need to know.
Blake Shelton is named the sexiest man alive
THE STORY: People Magazine has elected Blake Sheldon — as in the 41-year-old country singer, coach of The Voice and BF of Gwen Stefani — as 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive.
I don't want to live in a world where Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive.
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) November 15, 2017
How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them
— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) November 15, 2017
— THE MUSIC TEA (@MusicFactsTea) August 13, 2016
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: It isn’t Blake Shelton’s looks — or rather, his lack of looks — that make him a problematic ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ pick. Hotness is totally subjective, right? His history of homophobic tweets, on the other hand, is a problem. A big problem. Oh, and also: did you know that in the 22 years that People has been tracking male sexiness, there have been only two non-white dudes to make the cover? That’s another problem worth pointing out.
Over at Title Magazine, our features editor, Greg Hudson, suggested that Mr. Gwen Stefani is the sexiest man of the year because he isn’t sexy. (He explains this by calling Shelton the white bread you eat after having the flu. Check out the article to see why.)
HOW WE FEEL: 😷🤢😷🤢😷
The Justice League Amazon costumes
THE STORY: Photos from what appears to be the Justice League set surfaced on the Internet earlier this week. In said images, the Amazons — Zeus’ elite group of women warriors — are wearing leather bikinis, a costume that’s dramatically different from the breast plates and midriff armour worn in the Wonder Woman film.
Here is a fantastic example of the difference between the male and female gaze.
Patty Jenkins' Amazon warriors on the left. Zack Snyder's on the right. pic.twitter.com/fRDkV8dFLe
— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) November 12, 2017
It's not just that the Amazon costumes in Justice League are skimpy and over-sexualized — they're also tacky as hell. Men ruin everything. https://t.co/lRedlgbSsl
— taylor brogan (@thbrogan) November 13, 2017
Even keeping to a PG-13 rating, there would have been other more practical options.
And if they were going into battle, they definitely wouldn’t be wearing that. They may have leather strips instead of full armor, but it would cover more of them.
— Elisa Parmley (@ElisaParmley) November 13, 2017
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 14, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: In Wonder Woman, the Amazons were powerful, their vital organs were protected, and they were sexy. It’s one of the (many) reasons why women applauded Patty Jenkin’s film, and it’s an example of how Wonder Woman was a huge leap forward from the historical portrayal of female superheroes. It’s okay for women to be sexy, but it’s not okay for them to be sexy simply to satisfy the male-gaze — which is what we suspect is going on here. But alas, we’ll have to see the film before making final judgements.
HOW WE FEEL: 💪 💅 👊
Get Out will compete as a comedy
THE STORY: Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed debut film has been submitted in the comedy/musical category at the Golden Globe Awards.
THE FACT THAT WHITE PEOPLE THINK GET OUT WAS A COMEDY IS EVEN SCARIER pic.twitter.com/saV29PiKCM
— Lil Bougie Flirt (@JustKabrii) November 15, 2017
The fact that Get Out was nominated for a comedy shows how some ppl didn't take it seriously and get the point of the film. That movie is a horror film, and the monster was racism.
— Tahir (@HandsomeAnHeavy) November 15, 2017
‘Get Out’ is a documentary.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 15, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: It’s as though the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just browsed Jordan Peele’s IMDB page before categorizing his breakout film. Did they even watch the movie? Get Out is a satirical horror that shares a message about modern race relations, by employing jump-scares and traditional terror movie tactics to help viewers understand how scary it is to be black in America. What about that makes you laugh, HFPA?
HOW WE FEEL: 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱
THE STORY: Keurig pulled its ads from Sean Hannity’s TV show after the Fox News reporter defended Roy Moore, a US senate candidate who has been accused of pursuing inappropriate relationships with young women.
— Ben Owen 🇺🇸 (@hrkbenowen) November 13, 2017
— Angelo John Gage (@AngeloJohnGage) November 12, 2017
Why are Republicans smashing coffee makers that they already purchased? That's not how this works at all. #BoycottKeurig
— Catherine Piske (@CatherinePiske) November 14, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Wow. Sean Hannity has some passionate supporters. And also: have we really reached the point where people are video taping themselves destroying coffee machines in support of an accused child molester? 2017 is so confusing.
HOW WE FEEL: ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ (just over here enjoying our Keurig coffee)