‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Is Not Here For Nicki Minaj’s Latest Magazine Cover

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He criticized the rapper for appearing on Russia’s ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness had one question for Nicki Minaj yesterday: What's good?

The star of the hit Netflix series took to Twitter to share his disappointment in Minaj for appearing on the cover of Russia's Harper's Bazaar, considering that the country has anti-LGBTQIA+ laws and rhetoric. Ness felt that Minaj, who has a strong queer fan base, should have turned the opportunity down.

"Russia has anti-LGBTQIA propaganda laws, Chechnya supported by Russia tortures it’s LGBTQIA citizens, & [with] your LGBTQ+ fans you can’t even speak to that in this interview bc it’s illegal in Russia," he wrote. "What’s good @NICKIMINAJ, this should’ve been a hard pass."

When a Minaj fan replied to him by showing that Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Jennifer Lopez (who he called "U.S. citizens") also appeared on the cover of the publication within the past few years, Ness pointed out that, though Moss and Campbell are British, he's not here for "anyone" doing it.

After the same fan pointed out that Beyoncé also appeared on the publication recently, Ness said that he isn't here for Bey's cover, either, and apologized for ruining the fan's day. 

He then shared that he didn't intend to start a Twitter war, but was simply pointing out that he felt "disappointed in some people from where I’m sitting in life & start noticing things."

When another fan pointed out that, given what's going on in America, people should refuse to appear on the covers of American magazines, Ness agreed.

"Touché & I’m on a learning curve here & am devastated by the actions of the American government," Ness concluded. 

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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.