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Facebook Gets Rid of Its ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoticon

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After protests from several users, Facebook has retired the “feeling fat” option from its drop-down status menu. Among options including “incomplete,” “angry,” “nostalgic” and “confident” was “fat,” which sparked ire and led to a petition claiming that “fat is not a feeling.”

“Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight,” declared Catherine Weingarten of Endangered Bodies, an organization that fights against negative images of women’s bodies in the media and culture, “And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for.”  Weingarten argues in the petition that the option was offensive due to the struggles many men and women have with their bodies, and the “fat” option is just another way for bigger people to be ashamed of who they are. “When Facebook users set their status to ‘feeling fat,’ they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders,” she wrote. “That is not OK.”

After garnering over 16,000 signatures, Facebook deleted the option within two weeks. Activists from Endangered Bodies are obviously thrilled. “This success shows us that people together can challenge the cultural messages that are so damaging to our ability to love ourselves and live comfortably in our bodies.” Facebook explained its decision to get rid of the emoticon. “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders,” the company said in a statement. “We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook.”

Add one point for team body confidence!

[h/t E!]

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Kathy Griffin Says Giuliana Rancic Didn’t Come Up with That ‘Smells Like Weed’ Comment on Her Own

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Fashion Police host Kathy Griffin is weighing in on Giuliana Rancic’s controversial comments on Zendaya’s Oscar locs. The comedian dished that the comment wasn’t something that came off the top of Giuliana’s head — the poorly-conceived “joke” was actually written for her. 

“I wouldn’t have said the joke in the first place,” Kathy told the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Splash magazine. “Don’t have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on Fashion Police. You have enough great insider gossip from actually being ON the red carpet. That’s what fans want to hear the next day. Just talk and be yourself.” Seems like pretty simple, sensible advice to follow. 

Fashion Police has been through the ringer since the incident. Shortly following Giuliana’s heartfelt on-air apology, co-host Kelly Osbourne left the show. Meanwhile, the entire situation continues to be a hot ass mess.

[via Sun-Times]

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The Fashion Bloggers Cast Step Out for Indooroopilly’s Designer Showcase


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Now that Nadia Fairfax has joined the Fashion Bloggers crew, the fellow cast members are wasting no time squeezing the pint-sized blogger into their little posse.

The newest star of the show stepped out with Zanita Whittington and Kate Waterhouse for Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s Lead the Field Autumn 2015 fashion launch in Brisbane last night. The trio, like all respected fashion bloggers, impressed with their style know-how. They all opted for local designers too! Let’s take a closer look below. (more…)

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Aussie Pink-Haired Model Fernanda Ly Walks Louis Vuitton

Fernanda Ly Louis Vuitton

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It’s a case of pink hair, don’t care for Australian model Fernanda Hin Lin Ly, more fondly known as Fernanda Ly, who made her big international break walking for Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 show in Paris yesterday, March 11.

You might remember this beauty from Alice McCall’s 2014 MBFWA show and Spring 2014 look book, or even her rad editorials in Catalogue and Oyster online. Fernanda’s quirky look has garnered a bit of attention here on home soil after she was scouted by Australian agency Priscillas at a local shopping centre in April 2013, but nothing quite as big as a world exclusive for Louis Vuitton.

While we know we don’t need to tell you what a big deal it is to walk Louis Vuitton, let’s just appreciate the event’s star-studded guest list, like Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Chloë Moretz, Anna Wintour and Selena Gomez, who wouldn’t have been able to miss the only pink-haired model in the show. (more…)

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Link Buzz: The Kurt Cobain Documentary Trailer Is Here, Farfetch Launches Unfollow Campaign

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  • Jean Paul Gaultier has certainly been keeping busy since he decided to nix ready-to-wear. His latest project? A collection with Kusmi Tea that includes teas, a tote bag and a mug. [tFS inbox]
  • Gucci will stage its cruise collection show in New York on June 4. [WWD]
  • A Rihanna documentary is in the works. [Grazia]
  • You NEED to watch the haunting trailer for the upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Lana Del Rey snags the cover of Another Man. []
  • Farfetch kicks off its Unfollow campaign with the help of model Shaun Ross. [Farfetch YouTube
  • Taylor Swift is allegedly insuring her legs for $40 million. [Cosmopolitan]
  • A lingerie model got clocked in the head with a wine glass at the Provocateur Nightclub in the Meatpacking District. [NYP]
  • The FDA has just approved a treatment that will treat your double chin. [WSJ]

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50 Cent’s Son Nabs a Modeling Contract Worth $700,000

50 Cent’s son, Sire Jackson, is already pretty much set for life. After all, his dad is reportedly worth $140 million, making him one of hip-hop’s wealthiest figures. But as it goes with the children of the rich, the toddler just came into even more money.


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In an interview with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez, 50 (aka Curtis Jackson) let it slip that his two-year-old just inked a modeling deal with headphone company KidzSafe for $700,000. And what will a child so young do with such a hefty sum of money? Absolutely nothing, 50 says – at least, not until he is 18 and he can access the cash, which will be put into a trust. 

Sire is 50’s son with model/host/designer and all-around stunner Daphne Joy. It appears that KidzSafe is affiliated with 50’s SMS Audio company, so it’s no wonder the two-year-old got such a sweet deal. Sire is admittedly adorable, and as Mr. Jackson told Martinez, “He’s super cute, you gotta pay for it.”  We guess $700,000 ain’t much to pay for beauty – especially when your dad’s electronics company is footing the bill. 

[via E!]

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