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But Michael Steele, former head of the Republican National Committee, read Jordan for filth calling the sudden amnesia bull. Continue reading “Michael Steele Reads Rep. Jim Jordan For Filth”
Oh, the shade of it all.
For years now, many in the LGBTQ community have boycotted Chick-fil-A after reports showed the company’s CEO and executives donated over and over again to anti-LGBTQ groups that work to opposed queer rights.
Now, Burger King is not only showing SUPPORT for the LGBTQ community, but throwing some subtle shade at Chick-fil-A while doing so.
From USA Today:
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy was identified last week by The Daily Beast as a donor to the National Christian Charitable Foundation, which has a history of funding opposition to The Equality Act.
Burger King, which recently launched the Ch’King sandwich, tweeted Thursday it will donate 40 cents for every chicken sandwich sold in June (Pride month) up to $250,000, or 625,000 sandwiches, to The Human Rights Campaign.
“This is a community we love dearly and have proudly supported over the years, so we couldn’t miss an opportunity to take action and help shine a light on the important conversation happening,” a Burger King spokesperson said in an email statement to USA TODAY.
You’ll note in Burger King’s tweet below the company notes that it would continue its donations “even on Sundays.” Chick-fil-A has a long-standing policy of being closed on Sundays.
In a playful back-and-forth, the Whopper’s Twitter account seems to be a bit jealous of the new chicken sandwich LOL…
*6/3-6/30 with every Ch’King sold, BK will contribute 40₵ to the Human Rights Campaign (Max. donation $250k)
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) June 4, 2021
Bk throwing some much needed shade. I normally order a whopper but i think ill be trying the chicken sandwich this month. No homophobia chicken here 🏳️🌈
— That Damn 🏳️🌈Queer🏳️🌈 Cat (@ShallotCog) June 4, 2021
The SHADE 💜 If the sandwich is half as spicy as this tweet… pic.twitter.com/NsFYSc1C0s
— Reia🔆Sunshine (@warmsunsh1ne) June 4, 2021
simmer down, i serve all my favorites https://t.co/bxmud43DAE
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) June 1, 2021
uh, everyone… the Whopper’s gone rogue 👀 https://t.co/exOA6cSHBH
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) June 1, 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t hold back during his first virtual meeting with President Joe Biden today.
From the Washington Post:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted Biden like an old friend, took a tacit swipe at former president Donald Trump and said he was glad to have a partner on climate change again during the leaders’ first virtual bilateral meeting.
“U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years,” Trudeau said, referring to his strained relationship with Trump.
This was Biden’s first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader, signaling the importance of America’s relationship with its neighbor to the north. “I look forward to seeing you in person in the future,” Biden told Trudeau. “The United States has no closer friend than Canada.”
Read more at the Post.
Trudeau to POTUS in opening bilat comments: “We’ll also be talking about climate change. And thank you again for stepping up in such a big way on tacking climate change. U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past, uh, past years.”
per pooler @EliStokols
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) February 23, 2021
The Trump-Trudeau relationship was a bitter one. Trump called him “weak” and “dishonest,” and after Trudeau was seen mocking him to others, “two-faced.” In the words of @Kevinliptakcnn, “that is not likely to occur” when Biden and Trudeau meet today.https://t.co/QVjH0rASRn
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 23, 2021
Popstar and LGBTQ ally Harry Styles threw expert shade Candace Owens’ way after she criticized his recent Vogue cover shoot.
Last month, the 26-year-old One Direction singer posed for the venerable fashion magazine in a Gucci jacket layered over a dress.
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The oh-so-conservative Ms. Owens was not impressed by the dress.
“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” Owens tweeted. “The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack.”
“Bring back manly men,” she hissed in closing.
Today, Styles posted a photo of himself wearing a light blue suit complete with fluffy shirt sleeves while eating a banana.
His caption was brilliant in its simplicity: “Bring back manly men.”
The post has received over 6.5 million ‘Likes’ in less than a day.
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Owens reportedly commented on Styles’ post but it, to be honest, was too hard for me to scroll through all the love sent his way in the comments. Pretending to be oblivious to his sarcasm, she wrote, “Thank God you agree.”
Unable to resist her ugly nature, though, she threw in another catty remark writing, “He looks great! He just doesn’t look masculine.”
In his Vogue cover interview, Styles shared his view of exploring the possibilities of fashion and referenced pop music royalty as his inspirations.
“The people that I looked up to in music—Prince and David Bowie and Elvis and Freddie Mercury and Elton John—they’re such showmen,” he told Vogue. “As a kid it was completely mind-blowing. Now I’ll put on something that feels really flamboyant, and I don’t feel crazy wearing it. I think if you get something that you feel amazing in, it’s like a superhero outfit. Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with.”
Regarding the nasty tilt Owens clearly assigned to her conservative bent, it’s notable that Styles has been vocal about his support for all of his fans.
At several concerts in the past, he’s carried rainbow flags and declared his love for every fan: “If you are black, if you are white, if you are gay, if you are straight, if you are transgender – whoever you are, whoever you want to be, I support you and I love every single one of you.”
— leah saw n&h (@onlyhstyles_) November 6, 2017
— HSD (@hsdaily) June 16, 2018
— Jen Bailey Bergen • BLM • she/her (@tryjen) June 12, 2018
MSNBC’s Brian Williams threw down some masterful deadpan shade last night at the end of his 11th Hour program after former newsman Geraldo Rivera suggested on Fox News that the upcoming coronavirus vaccines should be named after Donald Trump.
Giving props to Trump as the ‘prime architect of Operation WarpSpeed,’ Rivera seems to think Trump the humanitarian scientist created the vaccine all by his little self.
“You know, for my money, Geraldo raises a good point there,” begins Williams. “You know it’s possible we just don’t give the president enough credit for his FDR-like devotion to tackling this virus. His laser-like focus, his daily devotion, the sympathy he’s forever expressing to the families of the quarter-million dead.”
Williams says all of this and more during a montage of Trump out on a golf course.
Hit the play button.
Brian Williams throws deadpan shade: “What Trump Steaks did for the hungry, what Trump Water did for the thirsty in our nation, what Trump University did to lift up the uneducated in our country. Along comes Trump Vaccine. The possibilities are endless.” pic.twitter.com/nWkuAMjLUJ
— The Randy Report (@randyslovacek) November 21, 2020
When Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) attempted to troll Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Twitter, Omar threw some next level shade Loeffler’s way and kept moving.
Loeffler: “Ilhan, We saw the video of you smiling and laughing while talking about al-Qaeda & 9/11. We know that you funneled MILLIONS of dollars to your new husband’s “consulting” firm. And we know that you’re an unabashed anti-Semite. You should be expelled from Congress.”
Omar: “Sorry Kelly, if you need help writing real clap back, I am here to help. This ain’t it, try harder.”
Who can ‘balcony’ better? I think we know…
Tony Award-winning diva Patti LuPone, who knows a thing or two about holding court on a balcony thanks to her Tony Award-winning role in Evita, slammed Donald Trump’s appearance on the balcony of the White House last night when he made his ‘dramatic’ return from Walter Reed Medical Center.
Taking note of Trump’s visible gasping for breath in video of his balcony moment, LuPone wrote, “I still have the lung power and I wore less makeup. This revival is closing November 3rd.”
I still have the lung power and I wore less makeup. This revival is closing November 3rd. pic.twitter.com/vRQ4LepACv
— Patti LuPone (@PattiLuPone) October 6, 2020
Trump looks like a goldfish that fell out of the fishbowl onto the floor, gasping for breath. pic.twitter.com/aO2GS79ZiL
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) October 5, 2020
Former ambassador to the United Nations, former governor of South Carolina and rumored 2024 presidential hopeful Nikki Haley tried to drag a popcorn company on Twitter for being late on deliveries.
It didn’t go well.
Especially in light of Donald Trump’s toadie Louis DeJoy now in charge of the United States Postal Service whose new policies are slowing mail delivery down across the nation.
Ok @PopcornFactory two messed up birthday orders missed delivery dates with no explanation. First time I gave you the benefit of the doubt. Second one tells me not to buy from you again. #DisappointedNephew
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 10, 2020
Are u effing kidding me? There are 162,000 dead Americans.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 10, 2020
Republicans are starting to realize delayed mail delivery might even impact themselves, too.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 10, 2020
Nikki Haley is the Sarah Palin of Laura Ingrahams. 🤷🏽♀️
— bg (@OnAFlyer) August 10, 2020
A former R Gov & UN Amb. Nikki Haley who preaches in these troubling time we must give small businesses that extra consideration attacks a small popcorn private biz with 4,000 followers with her 600K-plus followers over a delivery as GOP sabotage USPS to put out of biz. 🙄
— vlh (@coton_luver) August 10, 2020
If they ship by USPS I'll give you three guesses why they didn't arrive on time and the answer is Louis DeJoy.
— Leadership Vacuum LLC: We Really Suck! (@agitpoop) August 10, 2020
You're blaming Popcorn Factory for shipping delays? It appears they use the USPS, which is currently being dismantled by the GOP. Being ravaged by a pandemic doesn't help either. Nice try. pic.twitter.com/Te1o7wcmpn
— MizFrizz ❄ (@MizFrizz) August 10, 2020
Popcorn Factory ships via USPS.
Maybe stop Trump from defunding the USPS. Millions of businesses, Veterans, & tens of millions of rural Americans need the USPS to live. https://t.co/QU5oOGbekZ
— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) August 10, 2020
Ellen DeGeneres began hosting her talkshow from her living room this week in an effort to lift the spirits of her television audience.
She began by acknowledging all the folks who are still at work helping to keep the world running including “doctors, hospital staff, first responders, supermarket employees, truck drivers and everyone who keeps us going.”
Ellen shared doing the at-home edition of her show is for not only her viewers stuck at home but also for her staff and crew: “I love them and miss them, and the best I can do for them is to keep the show on the air.”
But things went a bit awry when she cracked a joke comparing her experience quarantining in her $24 million mansion with folks who are incarcerated.
“This is like being in jail, is what it is,” said Ellen. “Mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for ten days and everyone in here is gay.”
Ellen does her first show from home: “Being in quarantine is like being in jail. It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for ten days and everyone in here is gay.” pic.twitter.com/DH1ywZKAqR
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) April 6, 2020
The moment the words escaped her lips you could almost sense she regretted the reference as she clapped her hands and dropped her face as she said, “Ah, the jokes that I have.”
The Emmy Award-winner went on to say she wants to “spread light where there’s shade,” which is a good thing because a LOT of shade was thrown her way on Twitter after the joke fail.
ellen: being in quarantine is like being in jail
the jail: pic.twitter.com/1Ro9IkdQJx
— grace (@graceisaaac2) April 8, 2020
People are literally dying in jail from COVID-19 while Ellen is out here making jokes about it. https://t.co/Z8cdnMDF5b
— Rebecca Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) April 8, 2020
Can we all just agree jokes about jail/prison are just…bad? Putting humans in cages is not funny. Things that happen there are not funny. And anything you’re going through right now in your apartment (or your fucking mansion, Ellen) is not comparable.
— Shana Knizhnik (@shanakn) April 8, 2020
me: so yeah idk if im going to be able to get my testosterone prescription and nobody is telling me anything about my finals and how tf do i even get into uni
ellen: my huge mansion is a jail cell
— ً (@qerscus) April 8, 2020
— Rachel S ✨ (@RnmiSanders) April 7, 2020
— E*L*I*S*A*B*E*T*H (@lizardmess) April 7, 2020
"Hi my name is Ellen and I'm going to make fun of the incarceration of thousands of American citizens during a global pandemic and also imply that only queer folx are jailed and make it seem that being told to stay in my fucking house is like being in a cell in a jail ward."
— JessPak(she/they) (@HealthPakStream) April 7, 2020
Hahahaha wow, love it. Hey Ellen, do you make 27 cents an hour and have to pay through the nose to be able to see your family ever?
— The resurrection will not be televised (@votarycannon) April 7, 2020
Ellen has caught some flack in recent months for seeming to be out of touch with the average person after standing up for her comedy pal Kevin Hart during the Oscar hosting debacle, and then palling around with former President George W. Bush.
As I was writing this article, the video on YouTube was removed, which is probably for the best.
At the end of the day, I don’t think an unfunny joke makes Ellen a bad person. Every comedian has a clunker every now and then.
But perhaps cracking wise about a pandemic that’s killed thousands and comparing home situations with prisoners who barely have basic necessities might be put on the ‘no joke’ kill list.