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Calls To Boycott ‘Zoolander 2’ Over ‘Offensive’ Androgynous Character

Benedict Cumberbatch

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The highly anticipated Zoolander 2 trailer has already gotten viewers in a tizzy, with a new petition calling upon others to “boycott” the sequel because of Benedict Cumberbatch’s “offensive” androgynous character.

ICYMI, Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) ask Benedict’s character, named “All”, if he is a “male or female model”, to which he replies, “All is all”. The pair then ask him to clarify if the “biggest supermodel in the world” has a “hot dog or a bun”.

Sarah Rose, the person who kicked off the petition, believes that “All’ is an “over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals” and “the modern equivalent to using blackface to represent a minority”.

She says if the filmmakers wanted to hone in on the presence of androgynous and transgender models, then they should’ve utilised someone like Bosnian-born Australian transgender model Andreja Pejic. 

If you are offended by the film’s representation of androgynous and transgender models, you can join the 8,374-plus supporters and sign up here.

[Via Care2 Petitions

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Kohl’s Promotes Diversity With Same Sex Couple in New #AllTogetherNow Ad

For every offensive ad that lacks diversity or trivializes gender violence, there’s a progressive brand that uses its marketing powers for good. Mattel broke down gender barriers by casting a boy in the new Moschino Barbie ad and Campbell’s featured two dads in a recent commercial. In the latest Kohl’s ad, we see an extended family coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving, including a young same-sex couple and an older interracial couple. The 30-second commercial is the first of eight that will feature various relatives in a multi-generational family. 

The ad is part of Kohl’s #AllTogetherNow campaign, which promotes inclusivity in race, gender and sexual orientation. Will Setliff, Kohl’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, says the campaign “focuses on how Kohl’s is bringing modern families together in unexpected ways.” Kohl’s is asking social media users share who they’re spending the holiday with using the hashtag #AllTogetherNow. 

We can’t wait to see what other ads Kohl’s has in store this season. The first commercial is titled “Celebrate Togetherness” and by promoting equality and combating stereotypes, Kohl’s is doing just that. Bravo! 

[via Forbes]

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Natalia Vodianova Brings Festive Glamour to Vogue Spain’s December Cover (Forum Buzz)

If 2015 has taught us anything, it’s that Vogue Spain has been having an identity crisis. Last month, our forums were captivated by the sheer drama and luxuriousness of Catherine McNeil‘s cover, but the mag’s newest offering leaves us divided. In comes Natalia Vodianova as the magazine’s December cover girl wearing a red leather Louis Vuitton dress, captured in ornate surroundings by Nico Bustos, getting us in the festive spirit.

Vogue España December 2015 : Natalia Vodianova by Nico Bustos


“I think it’s fabulous! Just the way it is. I really like the white border, it makes it more fresh. Natalia looks beautiful and the red is just enough to make a nod to the holidays,” praised gazebo the moment the cover hit.

“Something different from them, but I love it, it’s gorgeous, and a bit of glamour and drama for December, at last!!!” hailed an appreciative Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Anna Paquin Slams Body Shamers Who Called Her ‘Fat’ and ‘Pregnant’

Anna Paquin Body Shamers

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If a woman wears a loose-fitting dress, she must pregnant or hiding weight gain according to the Twitter users who camped out in Anna Paquin’s mentions. The actress walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of The Good Dinosaur in a flowing Monique Lhuillier gown and immediately became the target of body shamers. The Internet trolls called her “fat” and suggested she was with child.

That’s the only logical explanation for an actress wearing a loose-fitting garment, right? It couldn’t be that her bodycon dress is at the cleaners or she just really liked the Lhuillier gown and felt like wearing it. Foreign concept, we know. Such ignorant dribble rarely warrants a response but Paquin decided to tell them off anyway: (more…)

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Miranda Kerr’s Romantic Vogue Thailand Cover Gets Our Seal of Approval — Mostly (Forum Buzz)

It’s fair to say that Vogue Thailand had us in the palm of its hands last month, producing one of its strongest covers thus far with Amanda Wellsh. Now moving on to the December issue, Thai Vogue embraces Miranda Kerr as its new cover girl, which sent us into a frenzy. The Aussie beauty’s last Vogue cover appearance was back in July 2014, so we’ve found ourselves slightly deprived lately. Photographed by Russell James, Miranda wears a romantic pink ruffled dress by Alexander McQueen and we’re loving it.

Vogue Thailand December 2015 : Miranda Kerr by Russell James


The majority of our forum members were pleasantly surprised by the outcome. “Pretty in pink, and given how awful covers have been recently, the sight of something as inoffensive as this seems good,” praised tigerrouge.

“All this pink with Miranda is just cute. Very lovely cover,” replied narcyza. (more…)

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Squad Goals: Taylor Swift Gives Out Moonmen to Her ‘Bad Blood’ Crew

Taylor Swift Bad Blood Squad VMAs Moonmen

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Did we miss auditions for the “Bad Blood” video? An appearance in Taylor Swift’s award-winning clip is clearly the gift that keeps on giving. The “Bad Blood” squad, which includes Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Empire‘s Serayah McNeil and Law and Order‘s Olivia Benson, enjoyed an epic photo opp on the VMAs red carpet and a reunion onstage at Swift’s 1989 tour.

Bad Blood

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T. Swift’s latest gift to her “Bad Blood” co-harts? Moonmen Statues, which she handed out like candy. When you’ve won ALL the Awards at other ceremonies (220 in total, including 7 Grammys, but who’s counting?), you have no choice but to create your own. (more…)