This morning, Prem covered the Vanessa Hudgens’s impromptu and regrettable press conference (catch up here). Chrissy Teigen used her position as the mayor of Twitter to make a case for Vanessa, arguing that social media pile-ons are out of control and harmful, we all make mistakes and say stupid sh-t. I agree with Prem’s assessment that “ragging on Vanessa isn’t the goal here,” but rather it’s a way to examine the way money and status have coloured responses to the crisis. As for Chrissy, I can see why she is empathetic, but there’s a part missing from her assessment: the celebrity’s culpability. She says no apology is good enough and that once the masses are out for blood there’s no stopping it. I don’t know if this is true, either. But we have seen that the “out of context” and “sorry if YOU were offended” apology never works and is often more incendiary than the original comments.
So, as this kind of scenario plays out over and over, be it Vanessa Hudgens or Kevin Hart, is the cycle getting better or worse? I think it’s just getting more intense and accelerated – everyone is mad today, but it will be a punchline tomorrow.
sometimes people, especially famous people, are gonna say really stupid shit. & so are you. and they, and u, will learn from it & hopefully their history says they’re good. it’s ok. and at the same time, wow they really had a dumb fuckin moment. but u don’t have ruin their lives— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 18, 2020
and no, life is rarely ruined for anyone. but you are damn well trying your best. just stop.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 18, 2020
I’m getting a lot of “but Chrissy!!!” No! No but! stop stabbing!! be better, this is a weird weird world— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 18, 2020
“Apologize the way you want me to” is not it. Just personally, in your heart and remote, cancel them if you’re truly mad. Writing them over and over, the onslaught, it can drive a sane person insane and an unstable person to...worse— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 18, 2020
What can I say. Kids and online torture have made me a much more empathetic person. May you never be on the end of everyone hating you.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 18, 2020
you are not gonna talk me into not forgiving people’s mistakes. It makes me clear and makes me happy and I’m gonna be happy. You wanna be angry online all fuckin day, go for it.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 18, 2020
My kids (nearly the same age as Shonda’s) are on spring break so I haven’t thought about home schooling stuff yet (and I will be terrible at it) but today I asked, “So… what do you guys do all day at school?” I guess that’s a start.
Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 16, 2020
I haven’t seen Cats, the musical or the movie. Seems like it would be hard to process all of that right now. But 90 Day Fiancé? That is trash so of course I have seen it and highly recommend!
Some cats get high heels which is funny to picture in real life.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 18, 2020
Out of respect, I’ll leave Idris out of all this.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 18, 2020
Alright I’m turning this off and watching 90 day fiancé. Good night. Stay clean as fuck.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 18, 2020
Self-quarantining together is the new cuffing season.
Some people are not enjoying sharing a small space right now.
Some of ya’ll in the crib wit the wrong person gonna end up holding your farts in for two weeks— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) March 18, 2020
Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, Kaia Gerber, and Tommy Dorfman are acting out reality TV scenes on TikTok and it’s surprisingly entertaining.
This is not related to current news but Lucy Liu as 80s icons in Marie Claire China is the kind of photo shoot you don’t see a lot of anymore – it’s dressing up just for fun. And she looks really good as Andy Warhol.