Everything That Upset the Internet This Week
What is the web-o-sphere angry about this week? Fake news about a fashion designer, an Instagram live rant from a musician and a Canadian comedy series announcing its final season. Here’s everything you need to know:
Tom Ford Calls Melania Trump a “Glorified Escort”
THE STORY: Tom Ford was trending earlier this week after allegedly refusing to dress First Lady Melania Trump. On Tuesday, a Twitter user shared a quote that he attributed to the American fashion designer: “I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men.”
Well said Jennifer.
Our @FLOTUS has never ever needed anyone to dress her.
She is 👸🏻#Regal and has greater taste than to wear @TOMFORD
I do not like anything from #TomFord and I just #ThrewAway all from his makeup line😷because it turns #rancid after one month after opening
— BLANCA COYNE (@PALOMINOFASHION) March 19, 2019
BEING MEAN SPIRITED IS NOT A GOOD LOOK. I AM RETURNING MY TOM FORD PRODUCTS. THANKS. BYE FELICIA.
— DrZoeGrey (@drzoegrey) March 19, 2019
You are hateful person picking on @realDonaldTrump is fine he can beat you with tweets
but beating on @FLOTUS a lady who is 100% smarter an better then you means America will boycott you out of business
— AppSame (@AppSame) March 19, 2019
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Check your sources, Twitter. A spokesperson for Ford has denied that the designer ever said the quote. “This is an absolutely fabricated and completely fake quote attributed to Mr. Ford that has somehow gone viral,” the representative said. “Mr. Ford did not make this statement; it is completely false.”
Ford, however, has spoken about dressing Melania Trump in the past — and made headlines for it. “She’s not necessarily my image,” he said during a 2016 episode of The View, commenting on the reason why he refused to dress Melania prior to her becoming First Lady. “Even had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes. I think that whoever is the President, or the First Lady, should be wearing clothes at a price point that are accessible to most Americans, and wearing clothes made in America. My clothes are made in Italy, they’re very expensive.” I understand his sentiment, I just hope Melania stops shopping at Zara.
Daniel Caesar Defends YesJulz
THE STORY: Daniel Caesar, a 23-year-old Canadian R&B artist, is facing criticism from fans after he defended YesJulz, an influencer who has been accused of cultural appropriation.“Why are we being so mean to Julz?” he said Caesar said in an Instagram live video. “Why are we being so mean to white people right now? That’s a serious question.”
(If you need catching up on why the Internet is mad at YesJulz, read this.)
Artists these days are making it so hard to just like their music. The closeted ignorance, and unsubstantiated, stupid opinions make their music sound ugly. How are we supposed listen to Daniel Caesar now? Yuck!
— Angel Elliott (@AngelElliott) March 20, 2019
@DanielCaesar Nah but a dialogue has to be had, G. It’s less about Black people “being mean,” but way more about folks protecting their creative space from someone who’s shown disrespect to Black people, and recently Black women, over and over again.
— SonOfAGun 🔊 (@CoryTownes) March 20, 2019
I think the years of white people lashing, raping, beating, lynching, siccing dogs, implementing racist policies on black people all overshadow the fact that we say Becky can’t dance.
Your services will no longer be needed.
— Erykah Badu’s phone (@saylesstropez) March 20, 2019
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Cancel culture is a dangerous beast. Sometimes, the best thing we can do is use these situations to start a conversation. Just days after posting to Instagram live, “Pod Save The People” host Deray spoke to Caesar about his controversial comments. “I spoke w/ Daniel Caesar yesterday morning for a few hours as I was troubled by many of his statements from the IG video,” Deray wrote to Twitter, “In the end, it is clear that he’s learning & growing re: understanding *systemic* racism & has more work to do. & he has begun to do that work.”
That doesn’t mean we should expect a notes app apology from the Grammy-winning artist anytime soon: “I’m coming to understand this is a losing battle not worth fighting, also I can’t be 100% sure but I feel like 60% of you are bots cuz I be seeing some of the dumbest s*** said on here,” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “So I’m gunna shut up from on but I DO NOT APOLOGIZE. Cuz you guys didn’t convince me. Screenshot these tweets cuz my publicist is gunna make me delete soon and she’s a strong black woman so I’m gunna listen to her tbh.”
Schitt’s Creek Announces Final Season
THE STORY: Schitt’s Creek creators Dan and Eugene Levy have announced that the hit Canadian comedy’s upcoming sixth season, set to air in January 2020, will be its last.
Schitt’s Creek is ending next year and I am not ok
— Drew Penkala (@DrewPenkala) March 21, 2019
schitt’s creek is the cornerstone of canadian television they can’t do this
— kat (@claire_foy) March 21, 2019
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Guys, this is a good thing. More television series should know when it’s time to say goodbye. (We’re looking at you, Grey’s Anatomy.)