LONDON — Fans are reeling after TV personality Piers Morgan called Madonna’s twerking on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ “utterly embarrassing” and made him feel physically sick.
In a TV segment on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Morgan hailed the pop star as a “walking talking trainwreck” and that it was embarrassing to watch “a 58-year-old” twerking.
Madonna recently appeared twerking in the trailer for James Cordon’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Read more…
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A group of women are sick of the “sausage party” that exists in Australia’s film and television world.
So Wednesday, they protested against the country’s most prestigious industry awards, the AACTAs, dressed in sausage costumes.
Footage on Twitter by journalist Steph Harmon shows security forcibly removing the costumed women, who can be heard chanting “end the sausage party!” in reference to a perceived lack of gender representation on film and TV.
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In October, Donald J. Trump insisted his hot mic comments from 2005 were harmless “locker room talk.” Now that Trump’s the president-elect, however, some men have turned the implied violence of his “pussy grabbing” into a slur to publicly harass and intimidate women.
The disturbing trend surfaced in a recent report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups and has collected reports of bias, intimidation and harassment in the wake of the presidential election.
Women across the country told the SPLC that boys and men had invoked Trump’s vulgar phrasing, essentially threatening to sexually assault them. In the 10-day time period that SPLC reviewed, such harassment occurred, on average, twice a day. Read more…
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