Here’s A Perfect Summary Of The Fresh Hell That Is This Month


Four weeks have felt like 10 years

Every day in a Donald Trump presidency feels like three years. This month was especially excruciating, given that it began with Trump threatening North Korea with nuclear war and ended with him basically saying Nazis are cool. CNN's Brooke Baldwin took it upon herself to recap the past four weeks of this presidency for all of us, and it's a real shit show. It's almost impressive the amount of insanity Trump can pack into one month.

Baldwin rattles off a long list of all the terrible things Trump has said and done recently, including calling white supremacists "fine people," banning transgender people from the military on Twitter, bringing The Mooch into our lives, encouraging police brutality, and pissing off the Boy Scouts. 

It takes her more than two minutes to go through every one of Trump's indiscretions and at one point she needs to stop to take a sip of water. "It has been a chaotic four weeks, even by these White House standards," she begins. "Let's just all take a moment, just to remind you what has happened, incredibly significant events, one after the other." Then she launches into who Trump has hired and fired in the past few weeks, including Reince Priebus, Anthony Scaramucci, and Steve Bannon. 

She ends her speech by naming the different groups and individuals who have condemned Trump, including Democrats, Republicans, world leaders, allies, and the Pope. "And still," Baldwin says in disbelief, "still, [he] has no regrets." 

It's been a hell of a month, and we still have 12 days left. I understand if you don't want to relive it, but you can watch the full take-down below. 

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"Shame on you"

After actress Bella Thorne posted her own topless photos following a hacker threatening to release them, Whoopi Goldberg criticized her for having taken them in the first place during a segment of The View. In response, Thorne took to her Instagram stories to call out Goldberg for shaming her body and sexuality and announce that she'd be canceling her interview with The View.

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Your IG feeds aren't ready for this

A new Infinity Room from artist Yayoi Kusama is headed to New York City later this year. According to Dazed, Kusama will return to the David Zwirner Gallery with a never-before-seen mirrored wonderland from November 9 to December 14.

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Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club is canceled. According to a new report by Page Six, Lohan's MTV reality series will not produce a second season. What's more, Lohan's beach resort on the Greek island of Mykonos, which the show centered around, appears to have also shuttered.

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"Hope you're okay up there," okay

Billie Eilish paid tribute again to XXXTentacion; this time, for the one-year anniversary of his death. In a series of three posts to her Instagram Stories, Eilish remembered the rapper without naming him directly, writing "miss you," "hope you're okay up there," and "long live you" over black, blank screens. The tribute, screen-grabbed by a fan account and first reported on by NME, has already garnered criticism online.

"Up where baby he's in hell," a popular tweet from @vondylantweets wrote. Jokes aside, Eilish's continued support of the rapper and convenient refusal to acknowledge his long history of violent abuse is extremely disappointing.

Last year on the day of his death, Eilish posted a screengrab of a conversation with XXXTentacion captioned, "the strongest human being ive ever known. all you ever did was care." Months later, she played a tribute song for XXXTentacion, and was called out for her disappointing ignorance of his horrifying history of abuse (notably by NYLON).

One day following her first performance of the song, recordings of XXXTentacion admitting to domestic abuse and stabbing nine people were released by Pitchfork. In April of this year, Eilish defended her performance yet again, insisting her right to mourn while still not acknowledging his actions.


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Welcome to our third annual NYLON Pride party, which came in two parts: a panel, hosted at The Phluid Project, and a very big, very gay bash, which we threw at the Bowery Electric. It was easily the best Pride party of the year.

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