Amber Tamblyn Gets Called Out For Criticizing Maxine Waters

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“I’ve had *enough* of the criticizing a black woman for not shucking and jiving to your liking”

A couple of weeks ago, representative Maxine Waters called on protestors to confront Trump administration staff in public over the inhumane “zero tolerance" immigration policy. This didn’t sit well with a couple of people: those on the right, President Donald Trump, and apparently, Amber Tamblyn. The actress took to Twitter to share some thoughts on Waters. Or rather, what she thinks she should be doing better.

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People swiftly came forward to critique Tamblyn’s criticism of a black woman, one who has been working to better the lives of the marginalized for years. “It’s very much not your place to hold a Black woman ‘accountable’ for not endorsing another woman of color,” one user wrote. “It comes off incredibly patronizing.” Taking in the backlash, Tamblyn responded: “I hear you. Thanks for this perspective.” Another person suggested Tamblyn write Waters instead of calling her out publicly, especially given the fact that she’s received so many death threats as of late that she’s had to cancel appearances. To that, the actress replied: “This was only meant to discuss the topic of who politicians endorse. I wish more democratic women would get in front of women who are trying to unseat sitting democratic men who don’t belong on their thrones anymore.”

Others pointed out the irony, seeing as Tamblyn’s own husband, Arrested Development star David Cross, was accused of being racist and sexist just last year.

Someone should send her some helpful tips on how to be a good ally. Because this isn’t it.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.