Kat Von D Won’t Apologize For Controversial Lipstick Shade


(PCM) Beauty retailer Sephora announced that they would be removing a shade of lipstick titled “Underage Red”, part of Kat Von D’s exclusive collection, from their stores after its’ name stirred up quite a bit of controversy online.

The lipstick, which is bold red in color, has been part of Kat Von D’s Seophora collection and available in stores for over a year now, but it only takes one person to become offended to start the chain reaction of online critiques of the name, Kat Von D and Sephora as well.

However, Kat Von D is standing behind the lipstick’s name and is refusing to apologize. She posted the following on her Facebook page to address the controversy:

She says that she finds the comments by others to be both “inaccurate and appalling” and will not apologize nor pull the lipstick from her collection, despite Sephora’s decision to stop selling it in their stores.
This is not the first time that Kat Von D’s shade names for her make-up collection drew in criticism, as back in 2012, she had a shade named Celebutard that created a bit of a backlash.

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Facebook Stirs Up Controversy With The ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoticon


(PCM) We are not really sure when “fat” became a feeling, but according to Facebook it is and there is even an emoticon to prove it. However, many people are not pleased with Facebook using “fat” as an option to describe how one may be feeling and are asking that the company remove the controversial emoticon from the list.

There are over 100 emoticons on the list that Facebook users can choose to describe the way they are feeling when posting a status update to friends and followers. These include “happy”, “sad”, “angry” and “sarcastic” to name a few, but many feel that including “fat” on this list is nothing more than body-shaming. They feel that “fat” definitely describes someones body image rather than a feeling.

A group called Endangered Bodies has even gone as far as to create a petition urging Facebook to remove the “fat” emoticon and thus far the petition has received the support of over 15,000 people.

The petition states, “Fat is not a feeling. Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight. And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for.”

Endangered Bodies fears that hearing the words “I feel fat” can be very damaging to someone who is suffering from an eating disorder, while to others it may seem harmless or funny.

Sources say that Facebook is currently in talks with Endangered Bodies and is aware of the petition, however they have revealed no plans to remove the “fat” emoticon. The company is currently working with the National Eating Disorders Association to provide assistance to individuals who are suffering with an eating disorder of any kind.


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Could The Alleged “Leaked” Cindy Crawford Photo A Fake?


(PCM) Honestly, this was our original thought when the news first broke about the allegedly un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford that began making the rounds online.

According to the photographer, John Russo, who was the one who was working with Cindy Crawford on the December 2013 Marie Claire shoot, the image in question is a fake. In his statement released to ABC News, Russo says “It has been falsely claimed that this photograph represents an un-retouched image of Cindy Crawford. This is not true. It is a fraudulent altered version of my photograph. I am grateful that this fact has been brought to the public’s attention and that corrections are being run in the media.”

Russo goes on to say that the photo in question was either stolen or unlawfully accessed, altered and then distributed to the media creating the firestorm.  After the image was posted many women felt both empowered and inspired by viewing Crawford’s allegedly natural body, as they felt it showed a more real side to the model.

Thus far there has still been no comment from either Crawford or Marie Claire about the un-retouched photo or photographer Russo’s claim that the image is a fake.  The only comment that only slightly touched on the issue was made in an Instagram post from Crawford’s husband Randy Gerber, which can be seen below:

She got flowers and I got her. Happy Valentines Day @cindycrawford

A photo posted by Rande Gerber (@randegerber) on

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Zendaya Fires Back At Giuliana Rancic Over Racist Hair Comments


(PCM) Teen actress and musician, Zendaya took the high road and was able to put E! “Fashion Police” host Giuliana Rancic in her place without ever naming names, after Rancic made racist commentary about Zendaya’s dredlocked hair at the Oscars.

During a post-Oscar episode of “Fashion Police” Rancic commented on Zendaya’s hair saying “‘I feel like she smells like patchouli oil … or maybe weed”. Zendaya, who looked absolutely gorgeous in her white off-should Vivienne Westwood gown and Chopard jewels, was deeply insulted by Rancic’s thoughtless statements and took to social media to school the E! personality about her ignorance and stereotyping  when it comes to individuals who sport dredlocked hair.

Zendaya wrote “There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. Someone said something about my hair at the Oscars that left me in awe. Not because I was relishing in rave outfit reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect. To say that an 18-year-old woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive”

You can read Zendaya’s full tweet below:

You can see that no where in the tweet does Zendaya call out Rancic personally, but she obviously knew it was directed at her and took to her own Twitter account to offer up an apology.

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A Cheap Tattoo Removal Cream Is In The Works


(PCM) For those individuals that may have gotten some ink they regret over the years and expensive laser tattoo removal is out of the question, your solution may be on the way.

A researcher in Nova Scotia, by the name of Alec Falkenham is developing a topical tattoo removal cream that will gradually fade ink over a period of time.  Now, tattoo removal will become as easy as rubbing lotion onto your skin.

The cream aims to painlessly remove the tattoo and it will also feature anti-inflammatory agents. One may assume that a tattoo removal cream would be incredibly pricey,however the cream that is being developed would only cost $4.50 to cover a 10 x10 centimeter area.

According to Falkenham, the cream works by targeting macrophages, the white blood cells that gobble up cellular debris, such as ink, at the site of your tattoo.

There has been no news as to when the cream will begin human testing or become commercially available, as it is currently being tested on tattooed pigs ears now.

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Actress Jamie Brewer Is The First Model With Down Syndrome To Walk The Catwalk At NYFW


(PCM) History has been made in the fashion industry and we say it’s about time.  “American Horror Story” actress/model Jamie Brewer became the first ever model with Down Syndrome to walk the famous catwalk during New York Fashion Week.

Brewer appeared at NYFW and walked the catwalk modeling clothing designed by Carrie Hammer.  Brewer, an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, was part of Hammer’s “Role Models not Runaway Models” campaign.

The campaign aims to feature some incredibly influential women walking the catwalk including CEO’s, activists, executives and actresses and anyone who is at the top of their game.  The women all wore clothing designed by Hammer that were tailored specifically for them and their particular body types.

When speaking to USA Today, Brewer commented “Young girls and even young women … [see me] and say ‘hey, if she can do it so can I.”

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