Meryl Streep Made A Rare Misstep In This Offensive T-Shirt

Photo via Time Out London

What Was She Thinking?

Meryl Streep is really good at convincing us that she's someone she's not, and has the Oscars to prove it. But even when the cameras aren't rolling, Streep has constructed a public persona that is often beyond reproach. She rarely makes mistakes. That's what makes the image above so puzzling. 

While promoting her new film Suffragette, Streep and the rest of the film's cast wore T-shirts emblazoned with a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst, the British political activist Streep plays in the film. "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," the T-shirt reads in bold black lettters. Taken in the context of the film, the quote is meant to inspire women to fight for their right to vote. But any time a white woman invokes the word slave, it becomes instantly problematic.

As you may have guessed, the Internet noticed, and Streep has suddenly come under fire like never before. Sasha Stone of Awards Daily is reporting that the t-shirts were Time Out London's idea, and that statements from the actors involved in the photos are expected tomorrow. 

Though we're sure Streep's intentions were by no means malicious, its her responsibility (and her publicist's) to know better. 





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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.