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Rupert Murdoch Newspaper Receives Backlash For Racist Headline
Adelaide newspaper, The Advertiser, has been called out for publishing an article over the weekend with a racist headline.
The South Australia paper published a story titled, "Black, Young and Ruthless: New Gang Terrorises Luxury Car Owners."
This story comes after three teenage boys were found allegedly breaking into cars in Maylands, SA, last week.
Activists and Jarjum Dolls founders, known as Dreamtime Aroha, called out the Murdoch paper for its offensive depiction of the youths.
"Maybe instead of headlining straight up RACISM Murdochs muppets should have the two missing Aboriginal children that haven’t been seen for 5 days in South Australia on the front page?," they wrote on social media, "because I’ve got some news for people… YT PEOPLE STEAL CARS AS WELL."
The Advertiser has yet to apologise for the story or change the offensive headline.
Hailey Bieber Called Out For Claiming She Started The ‘Brownie Glazed’ Lip Trend
Model and Rhode Skin founder Hailey Bieber is facing backlash on TikTok after she was credited for starting a beauty trend that's been popular among women of colour for decades.
The now viral makeup look combines dark lip liner with clear gloss, and has been labelled by Bieber as "brownie glazed lips."
Her "go-to fall look combo" has been re-created by fans on social media, causing frustration for women in the Black and Latina community.
This isn't the first time Bieber has profited off beauty trends that originated from women of colour.
The model is known for bringing the "clean girl" aesthetic to the mainstream, despite the trend being heavily inspired by Black and Latina women.
Cherry Valentine Passes Away
George Ward, better known as Cherry Valentine, has passed away at 28 years old.
The beloved drag queen competed in the second season of Drag Race UK in 2021.
"It is with the most heart-wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George – Cherry Valentine – has tragically passed away," Valentine's family said in a statement.
"As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same. We understand how much he is loved and how many lives he has inspired and touched. All we ask is for your patience and your prayers in this time. We love you Georgie."
In reaction to the devastating news, queens from the RuPaul's Drag Race franchise have shared their condolences on social media.
Valentine's fellow season two sister A'whora says she can still feel her "long spiked fingernails digging into her hand."
"I’ve never met anyone in my life who was more kind, more genuine, more caring who you could tell had so much time to give not because they had to, but because they wanted to!" says A'whora, "from after parties at mine after every night out, sleeping over and waking up to your full face in my pillow and stencil brows stuck to your hand, it’s the small memories of endless tequila shots and pulling off each others wigs that I won’t ever forget!"
In addition to drag, Valentine was a qualified mental health nurse.
She worked the frontline as a vaccination administrator during the COVID pandemic.
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