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Hotel Shampoo is Racist Now?

I don’t know about you, but I never pay attention to the samples of hotel shampoo and conditioner. I travel all the time and bring my own from home because I like the brands I use best.

Apparently pop singer Halsey doesn’t do the same and over the weekend, accused hotel chains of being racist because they don’t provide hair products for African American people. She says chains should be more inclusive and sensitive to other hair types and that they cater to white people with the products they stock in their rooms.

When someone suggested she bring her own, she replied she might be in a position to do so but others financially can’t afford it. I find that REALLY hard to believe. Has she priced travel size products lately? Because normally it’s under $1 or to save even more money, just buy reusable travel size containers you can re-fill with your products you have at home. It’s not that big of a deal.

People weren’t especially supportive of the singer, saying it was a non-issue and hotel shampoo is terrible for all hair types, not just African Americans.

I couldn’t agree with this person more.

 

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Chance the Rapper has liberals upset now

Every election season, there are issues and topics that are bound to come up.  The state of the economy, Democrats accusing Republicans of threatening women’s healthcare (abortion on demand) and that conservatives are total and complete racists, who all wear white hoods in their free time.

Needless to say liberals love identity politics. Why wouldn’t they? It helps get them votes. Hillary Clinton’s entire campaign was based on the fact that she was a woman and that any female who didn’t vote for her was betraying their gender.

Don’t believe me? The “I’m with Her” candidate said it herself.

Another big voting bloc for the Democratic Party is African-Americans. It’s just generally assumed, at least for Democrats, that black people will and should be Democrats. Why, because, according to Democrats, Republicans and conservatives are evil, vile and are certainly racist people.

So, any time some breaks out of this mold, this thinking that women are supposed to vote and think one way or that African-Americans are supposed to vote a particular way, it upsets things a tad, to say the least.

Don’t believe me?  Take a look at all the nice things liberals are saying to Chance the Rapper about this tweet.

See, thinking outside the box is not generally welcomed by loving, accepting liberals. It just takes a simple tweet to set them off.

 

Shania Twain Apologizes for Saying She Would Have Voted for Trump

Country-pop superstar Shania Twain caused a stir yesterday when she said in an interview with The Guardian that if she would have been able to vote in the Presidential election that it would have been for Donald Trump.

Here’s the excerpt from that interview that caused such a ruckus on social media.

It is not the only way in which she expresses her conservatism. If she had been able to vote in the US election, she would have plumped for Donald Trump, she says. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

That’s it. In a very long interview, mostly about her life and career, this paragraph that was near the very end, caused people to lose their minds and prompted Twain to apologize/clarify what she meant.

This is really a non-story and why The Guardian even asked her about it is questionable. Twain is Canadian and therefore ineligible to vote in US elections, so it really doesn’t matter who she hypothetically might have voted for. Not to mention, it has nothing else to do with the profile piece about her life.

And if she had been able to vote for Donald Trump and felt that was the right choice – she shouldn’t apologize for anything.

Celebrities who say something different than what’s expected of them need to stop bowing to the liberal mob when they start crying about an opinion they don’t agree with. Last time I checked, people were free to think whatever they want and vote for whomever they like.

Jay-Z Feuds with Trump

Rap artist and mogul Jay-Z sat down with CNN’s Van Jones, discussing topics such as the #MeToo movement and President Trump’s recent colorful comments about immigrant countries.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

“It is disappointing and it’s hurtful,” Jay-Z said of Trump’s infamous comments regarding immigrants from countries such as Haiti. “Everyone feels anger, but after the anger, it’s real hurtful. Because it’s looking down at a whole population of people, and it’s so misinformed, because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything. This is the leader of the free world speaking like this…somewhere along his lineage something happened to him. Something happened to him, and he is expressing it in this sort of way.”

The rapper also called the President a “superbug.”

Trump hit back this morning on Twitter with this single tweet.

Interestingly enough, Van Jones actually asked Jay-Z about this in the interview and he responded “”because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point.”

 

Jay-Z is up for eight Grammy Awards tonight, including Album of the Year for 4:44.

Joe Scarborough releases song inspired by Women’s March….yes, seriously

Saturday is the one year anniversary of the Women’s March. Never wanting to miss an opportunity to get some press coverage, the unreasonably angry,  liberal women took to the streets to…uh march again.

It’s still rather unclear what they are protesting. I mean it’s not like they’re living in Iran or something.

Maybe they all collectively decided they needed some exercise or some time away from their 12 cats. You know, some times you just have to get away, am I right ladies? Whatever their reasoning, rest assured the angry, female activists dressed so eloquently in their vagina hats while chanting incoherently, will have plenty of media sympathizers.

One of those in the media who apparently knows what it’s like to be a middle-aged white woman living in America is Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough. Come to find out hosting a third-rate morning political talk show isn’t all Joey can do.

He’s actually an extremely talented singer/songwriter. He probably ranks somewhere between Bob Dylan and Big Bird. Impressive company, I know.

Think I’m kidding about his singing and songwriting? Sadly, I’m not.

No, Joey boy decided Saturday would be a great opportunity to release his debut single!

Listen, if you can.

So, there you have it folks. And I know, what you’re thinking, no, he hasn’t announced tour dates yet, but keep checking back!

Taylor Swift is Smart to Remain Apolitical

Today, Marie Claire published an opinion piece scolding Taylor Swift for not addressing politics or feminism on her latest album, reputation. In the article, the author states:

Fall of 2016 saw a slew of celebrities become outspokenly involved in the political process, as they should have. Taylor did post on Instagram about the fact that she was voting. And sure, some people interpreted her sweater as confirmation that she was casting a vote for Hillary Clinton, but was it really enough? Taylor is not required to be vocal about her politics (obviously, every American has the right to keep their vote private), but it’s also fair to side-eye and question her decision to remain silent—and said silence certainly contributed to her rep.

She then goes on to criticize Taylor’s brand of feminism:

Taylor was on the receiving end of criticism for being something of a poster child for white feminism. For years, feminist critiques of Taylor have been mounting, taking aim at everything from her music videos to her mostly tall/white/thin girl squad.

There’s no one “right way” to be a feminist, of course, but when you’ve built a brand (one marketed primarily to young women and girls) on female empowerment, it’s certainly worth taking a beat and considering your critics. Taylor’s failure to do so in a meaningful way has had a huge impact on her reputation

I’m a huge fan of Taylor Swift and have been since her country days. reputation has been blasting all week long on my commute to and from work. And I find it refreshing that the singer is silent when it comes to politics.

Without saying so much, the author almost insinuates that Taylor voted for Trump because she remained silent about the candidates throughout the election. She never told us, but so what if she did? She’s an intelligent young woman who seems like she knows the issues and it’s her vote, her choice.

We have way too many celebrities running around trying to tell us how to think and vote and at a time when we need the escape from politics, we look to our entertainers to entertain and Taylor is doing just that.

Her album sales have never been better and her latest tour is hitting huge stadiums starting next year. Half her fan base probably comes from deeply red states, especially since her roots are in country. Why take a risk and alienate them when there’s no need?

Here’s hoping Taylor sticks to her apolitical stance.

-K

New Snoop Dogg Single Cover Depicts Dead President Trump

Did Snoop learn nothing from the Kathy Griffin stunt earlier this year?  Today, the Compton rapper shared the cover of his new single “Make America Crip Again” on his Instagram account. The image of the rapper shows him holding a drink while standing over a flag draped over a dead body labeled “Trump.”

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The song which opens with “The president said he wants to make America great again/F*ck that sh*t, we’re going to make America crip again” and goes on to take a swing at Trump’s NFL comments last month. ““As I look around I see so many millionaires with skin like mine, don’t pretend that I’m with that bullsh*t your president been tweeting/Colin Kaepernick was blackballed… This still America with three K’s, believe that sh*t.”

Snoop Dogg is no stranger to anti-Trump sentiments. Earlier this year he released a music video where he assassinated the President who was dressed as a clown.

Is pretending to murder the President of the United States now considered performance art?

We get that you’re upset the election didn’t go your way. Really. But it’s time to move past it.

-K

*Update: Snoop Dogg has deleted the image from his Instagram for now.

 

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