Paris Jackson Apologizes For “Hypocritical” Magazine Cover

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“I didn’t know, i am sorry”

Paris Jackson has responded to backlash over her new cover for Harper's Bazaar Singapore.

On Friday, Jackson was the subject of an editorial published by the Gay Star News titled "Paris Jackson's Harper’s Bazaar Singapore Cover is Hypocritical." In the piece, writer Jamie Tabberer criticized Jackson's decision to appear on the cover for the Singapore-based publication. Tabberer, who admitted to not reading the article, based his critique on Jackson's Instagram unveiling of the cover, which failed to make any mention of the country's criminalization of gay sex, writing that even if she did address the issue in her interview, "that’s immaterial." 

"What matters the most is the missed opportunity of that Instagram post; of the sorely lacking caption," he wrote. 

Jackson, who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community, has since deleted her initial Instagram of the cover and responded to the critique via Twitter, apologizing for not knowing about Singapore's anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

"I didn’t know, i am sorry. i was grateful for the opportunity, but i’ll delete the post now," she wrote. "I don’t want to be hypocritical or hurt anyone, and my support for my fellow LGBTQ+ community comes first before my love for fashion and gratitude for this opportunity. again, i’m sorry.

However, Jackson pointed out that her appearance, especially as an openly queer person, on a magazine cover published "in a country against the community, should be celebrated." 

"Isn’t that a step forward? again, i am deeply sorry. i didn’t mean to be hypocritical or hurt anyone," Jackson continued before calling the article "ridiculously mean" in a follow-up tweet.

Jackson also later added that the Harper's Bazaar story was supposed to run in several international editions of the magazine, before apologizing again.

See her tweets, below.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

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.