Fans Slam Winnie Harlow’s Past Comments About Model Duckie Thot

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The “cauliflower ass head” comment resurfaced following Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show announcement

Winnie Harlow is facing intense backlash following the announcement of her casting in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show thanks to a past comment she made about fellow model Duckie Thot's natural hair.

Over the weekend, it was revealed that 18 models—including Harlow and Thot—would be walking this year's prestigious show for the first time. However, the announcement that they both would be walking the runway led to some staunch criticism of Harlow's casting, with commenters bringing up her past insult about Thot's natural hair.

As reported by BET in 2016, in a now-deleted Instagram post, Thot talked about how she was asked to wear her natural hair for a Dinosaur Designs campaign. However, Thot shared that she was hesitant to do it, as she faced difficulties working with her natural hair while competing on Australia's Next Top Model. "On one of the episodes I had to cornrow my own hair. I was extremely upset and embarrassed that they 'didn't know how' to cornrow my natural hair when at the end of the day that's their job," she wrote, per Mashable. "I sat in front of the mirror silently crying before my shoot doing my own hair, cameras rolling while all the other girls had hair stylists..."

While the reception to the post was overwhelmingly positive, Harlow—a U.S. Top Model alum—made fun of her. Posting a photo of the Dinosaur Designs campaign to her Snapchat, Harlow captioned it: "LMFAO! WHAT ARE THOOOOOSEEEEE cauliflower ass head." 

And while Harlow eventually apologized for the comment, Thot responded by updating the post and saying, "It's not fun being bullied for something you can't control and to have a top model woman of color who I thought encouraged acceptance and self love call me out for rocking my natural hair isn't cool at all."

Naturally, the news of their simultaneous Victoria's Secret castings has led to the internet slamming Harlow and proclaim their support for Thot. See some of the reactions, below.

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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.