If Lupita Nyong’o loses Best Supporting Actress on Sunday, we shouldn’t hate Jennifer Lawrence for it.
Actresses aside, there’re some really interesting points in this article. And it reminds me why I hate media-led people bashing/ mean-girling - it just becomes a vehicle for vicarious bullying, and an excuse for people to needlessly turn onto each other.
Here’s an article that actually cites all the sources and names all the names in the really, really sad “we have to turn on every young female actor just because” phenomenon.
This quote, ugh:
And as Star’s 2013 Most Hated Celebrities poll shows, the penalties for perceived unlikability are much higher for women than men. Whereas Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, the latter a convicted abuser, ranked a paltry eighth and 20th, respectively; Heigl nabbed fifth place. Kristen Stewart was all the way up in second, and Gwyneth Paltrow won. What makes Gwyneth Paltrow 19 spots more hateable than Chris Brown? You tell me.
GOOD! Then this isn’t in my imagination! I could feel the “we think Jen is annoying now” vibe coming from the internet after the Oscars. In fact, I could feel it starting as soon as she got a godddamn haircut.
I brought this up to a few people how it felt like people were starting to turn on her for no reason and they didn’t know what I was talking about so I’m glad to see this. Let’s try not to be a bunch of catty middle school bitches, mkay? Jennifer Lawrence is doing a great job. Especially for someone so so young and impressionable. LEAVE WOMEN ALONE! LEAVE EVERYONE ALONE!
This might seem unrelated, but I think this phenomenon is exactly what The Onion perfectly satirized in the tweet that they eventually were forced to apologize for. Clearly, many, many people felt that that joke went too far. However, in a world where the media and public can’t even wait 12 months to cannibalize last year’s “It Girl” just because she’s “successful,” “too pretty,” or “tries too hard,” calling an 11-year-old a “cunt” can’t be considered “too far.” Hell, it’s barely even comedic exaggeration.
Obviously, there’s the question of whether we view children as fair game as set ups for a punchline, but I really think that, if you’re going to satirize a culture this nasty, the jokes are gonna have to get nasty too.Via Kelly Hudson: Citizen Hudson
Most people don’t realize it but all New Yorker cartoon captions are just ripped off lines from beigeucb sketches.
A cartoon by Emily Flake. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1hqj6q6
Or Spiders?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNK2P5ezDYU
(Source: newyorker.com)Via Kelly Hudson: Citizen Hudson
There are many enduring relationships in the Peanuts universe. Here is a fun guide to the main characters and how they relate to each other.
When talking about Charlie Brown, Charles Schulz said, “He’s the backbone of the strip. No matter what happens, I still like to have it all come back around to him somehow.”
SHERMY, of course, is nowhere to be found.
The quick evaporation of Shermy, Peanuts original lead is one of pop culture’s most tragic stories.
God bless Connor for keeping the poor kid’s name alive.Via Connor Ratliff
And watch Engaged, his UCB Comedy series also starring Laura Grey, here:
This is awesome.Via
Hey, audience, you’re the best! Thanks for coming to another fun show!
Ps. We took two pictures. In one, James’ eyes were closed. In the other, Jon B.’s eyes were closed. Jon B. runs Beige’s social media. Guess what picture gets posted? Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
The very, very small amount of power I have has gone to my head.Via Beige
God bless this place.
I always find stuff like this fascinating. It’s 50% tragic and 50% hilarious. What a unique bummer of a life this guy has.
Also, Alison wrote a great Beige sketch about a dude who wanted to fuck dinosaurs a while back so that’s fun.
(Source: dong-energy)Via Halle Kiefer
Derp. Tom Cruise at the 1989 Oscars.
Man, there’s gotta be like eight horribly aging portraits in that guy’s attic.Via I'm With Kanye