The ultimate fashion ‘don’t’
Vice President Kamala Harris, who previously has received raves over her fashion choices (like no previous vice presidents) is receiving flak because of some of her recent clothes picks.
In recent days, she was photographed wearing Dolce & Gabbana outfits at the swearing-in of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and when getting her second COVID-19 vaccination.
While Harris has promised to make “racial justice” a priority, the Italian fashion house has been accused of racism and being politically incorrect since at least 2007. Among other things, the company had said it was against the idea of gay parents, had used earrings with colonial imagery of Black women, had promulgated a campaign with models brandishing knives and suffering from knife wounds, and had created social media videos with a Chinese woman attempting to eat spaghetti, pizza and cannoli with chopsticks.
Vittoria Vignone, who runs the website Kamala’s Closet, suggested the choice was “incredibly sloppy” but opined that the vice president simply may not have known about the controversy.
But when you’re in the racial justice business, isn’t it your business to know?
‘Somebody like me’
Former secretary of state, senator and presidential candidate John Kerry keeps stepping in it with his comments proving he says one thing and does another.
News surfaced recently that the climate czar for the Biden administration traveled by private jet to Iceland as a private citizen in 2019 to accept an environmental award. He was given the Arctic Circle award, an iceberg sculpture, for his leadership on climate issues and being “a consistent voice pressuring the American authorities to commit to tackle environmental matters,” according to Icelandic outlet RUV.
While there, Kerry was confronted by Icelandic reporter Jóhann Bjarni Kolbeinsson, who asked him whether his use of a private jet to get to the country was an “environmental way to travel.”
“If you offset your carbon,” he said, not elaborating on how he did that, “it’s the only choice for somebody like me, who is traveling the world to win this battle.”
The arrogance of Kerry’s “somebody like me” comment was quickly compared to another recent quip in which he suggested those people laid off from the Keystone pipeline jobs by the Biden administration could “go make solar panels.”
Lives of the rich and critical
Model Chrissy Teigen, who has been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, got a dose of her own medicine last week when she posted on social media how she felt ripped off when a $13,000 bottle of wine didn’t meet her expectations.
“[O]ne time,” she wrote on Twitter, “john [Legend, her singer-husband] and I were at a restaurant and the waiter recommended a nice Cabernet. We got the bill and it was 13,000 dollars. HOW DO U CASUALLY RECOMMEND THAT WINE. we didn’t even finish it and it had been cleared!!!”
Twitter users immediately took Teigen, who is reportedly worth about $75 million, to task for her tone deaf remarks.
“Did you recover?” asked one poster. “Meanwhile people are out here drowning in debt, losing their homes and can’t afford to see a doctor.”
“[O]ne time I was forced into an ambulance and I am still paying the bill for the under 10 minute ride to the hospital 4 years later so I get where you’re coming from,” said another.
“A similar thing happened to me,” said a third. “Instacart sent me four bunches of bananas instead of four bananas, and they charged me $6.60 instead of $0.88. Our lifestyles are so similar.”
Later, Teigen, to her credit, tweeted that “I see your tweets, I get your jokes, you are so funny, yes, you really nailed me.”
We’re not canceling
We don’t imagine it was support for country singer Morgan Wallen’s use of a racial slur that caused his songs to populate seven of the top 10 spots on Apple Music last week, but perhaps it was the idea that he should be made a nonperson after doing it.
The singer, returning home after partying with friends, referred to one of his friends with several expletives and the word n—–. His words were caught on video by a neighbor.
As soon as the incident was published on TMZ, Wallen’s music was removed from Spotify’s Hot Country Songs playlist and Apple Music’s Today’s County list.
The singer said he felt “embarrassed and sorry” over what he said.
“I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen said. “There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”
His fans, evidently, accepted his apology and didn’t want to see him “canceled,” as has been the habit of the left to do to celebrities in similar situations.