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image blake lively baby got back Blake Lively's Instagram Caption Caused Major Backlash Over Racism
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Blake Lively used a lyric from Sir-Mix-a-Lot's timeless classic, 'Baby Got Back' as a caption on her Instagram. Her claim to have an "L.A. face with an Oakland booty" has upset some people over cultural appropriation. 

via @katbeee, @Choclateshawty

Not everyone is upset, some have also commented in support of the picture, saying it's not a big deal to quote the song. 

via @bb_herman@colonelbigbuns

So far, Lively has not taken the image or caption down.

tupac costume controversy A Texas High Schooler Thought Blackface and a T-Shirt Made a Great Tupac Shakur Costume
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This Texas high school student went to an off campus party dressed as Tupac Shakur, if you can call lazily slathering on black makeup and wearing a Tupac t-shirt a costume. As you can imagine, this caused outrage among fellow students.  While there are some who still support her, a lot of others are calling for some kind of punishment. To be fair, because it went viral on the internet and people on the internet are sometimes terrible, she's now receiving death threats so maybe that's punishment enough. 

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Citing reasons such as: "I like the trailer a lot" and "I watch X-men", this little boy begged his mom to let him see Deadpool.  After finally being awarded an 'R' rating for "strong language and violence throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity", it probably isn't the best movie to take your kids to. 

When his mom brought this up to Grace Randolf of Beyond The Trailer on Youtube, Grace started a petition to get Fox to release the movie simultaneously with a PG-13 rating.  According to Grace, that should be super easy because they've been doing it with the trailers already which is totally the same thing as editing an entire movie and resubmitting it to the MPAA and arranging it's release in less than a month, right? 

The petition now has 2,032 supporters so apparently some people agree with her, do you?

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Via: Uproxx
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The Netflix documentary series, 'Making A Murderer,' has been nothing if not a productivity-robbing, cultural sensation since it dropped in December.

If you're one of those cave-dwellers who resides under a rock you should know that the documentary focuses on Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man, who might've been framed for crimes he didn't commit a few times.

The frontman for The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, and his new blues-rock band, The Arcs took the global bingeing efforts to a new high with their recent released track, "Lake Superior."

The song references the Steven Avery criminal case, and the perverse, if not corrupt way the police and the criminal justice system considered as an entity, handled it.

Auerbach's vocals, as usual, don't disappoint; and manage to carry through song, the full emotional depth of this emotionally-riveting case.

Listen below:

social media fail Nebraska football player stiffs waitress' tip b/c she trash talked their season
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Nebraska had a disappointing season, ending with a 5-7 record. Husker fans have a lot of feelings about it too. So when Wide Receiver Brandon Reilly went out to eat and encountered a server who wanted to rant about the Huskers, apparently not realizing who was sitting at the table, he decided to leave her that "tip" instead of a monetary one.

Reilly ended up pulling down the tweet after responding to some heated tweets about it.



Via: NY Post
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Well...um, this is awkward.

The husband of a cop killed on 9/11 has returned his late wife's Glamour Woman of the Year award because Caitlyn Jenner was given the same award last week.

The man, James Smith, told The Post he mailed the posthumous award given to his wife Moira back to the magazine after hearing Jenner would be honored.

A rep from Glamour defended the magazine's decision to give the award to both women.

"We were proud to honor his wife . . . in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner," a Glamour spokeswoman said.

"Glamour's Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences."

WTF of The Day: Some Christians Are Upset Because Starbucks Christmas Cups Don't Have Snowflakes
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Starbucks has just entered the "War on Christmas" with one bold, unthinkable move—having a red Christmas cup?

That's right. Some Christians are upset because the Starbucks Christmas cup for this year is plain red instead of decorated with snowflakes or Christmas trees.

As a form of protest, people have started using the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks to spread the message of outrage.

And some people are saying their name is "Merry Christmas" at Starbucks so the barista has to write it on their red cup.

Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow --> Joshua Feuerstein

Posted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of Design & Content, had this to say about the cups:

"In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs. This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories."

"Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays," he said. "We're embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It's more open way to usher in the holiday."

It definitely sounds like Starbucks is out to destroy Christmas. eye roll

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