Friday, January 20, 2017

Celebrities who vowed to leave the country before a Trump presidency

President Donald Trump was inaugurated today and already election-season promises are being broken.
Specifically, over two dozen celebrities said they would leave the country if Trump became president. Of course, none of them are leaving now.
These celebrities made their idle threats in the hope that the general public might be swayed by their convictions. But no one cares what self-important liberal celebrities think. This election provided that once and for all.
What follows are some choice quotes from cheap-talking celebrities who have gone back on their word to flee the country before a Trump presidency.

Samuel L. Jackson: “If that motherf*cker becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa.”

Bryan Cranston: “Absolutely. I would definitely move.”

George Lopez: “If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration, we’ll all go back.”

Raven Symone: “My confession for this election is if any Republican gets nominated, I’m going to move to Canada with my entire family. I already have my ticket.”

Amy Schumer: “I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere.”

Amber Rose: “I can’t even think about it! I’m moving, I’m out! I can’t. And I am taking my son with me!”

Lena Dunham: “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this (move if Trump is elected), but I really will.”

Omari Hardwick: “I’ll move from Denver to Italy … If Donald Trump wins the presidency, I’m out.”

Barbra Streisand: “I’m either coming to your country (Australia), if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”

Ne Yo: “I’m moving to Canada straight away. Me and Drake gonna be neighbors if Donald Trump becomes president.”

Ali Wentworth: “If Trump wins, we’ll start looking at real estate in Sydney, Australia. No crime, no guns.”

Miley Cyrus: “I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”

Eddie Griffin: “If Trump wins, I’m moving to Africa.”

Neve Campbell: “I’d move to Canada.”

Kanye West: “We’ve got enough money to buy our own island or some shit. I’ll be damned if I raise my daughter around ignorance and flat-out blatant racism.”

Chelsea Handler: “I did buy a house in another country just in case, so all of these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t, I will leave the country.”

Related articles:

Celebrities Getting Cold Feet About Leaving the U.S. After Trump’s Victory (Fox News)

Canadians lash out at celebrities threatening to move to their country after Trump win (Daily Mail)

Celebs moving if Donald Trump wins (CNN)

If Donald Trump Wins Presidency, These 18 Celebrities Will Leave US: Will Canada Be Their New Home? (International Business Times)

Celebrities Threatening to Move to Canada if Donald Trump Wins (Heavy)

These 23 Celebrities Say They’ll Leave The Country If Trump Is Elected (Frank151)

16 Celebrities Who Will Leave the U.S. if Trump Wins (Breitbart)


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Most noteworthy magazine covers of 2016

After reviewing the most controversial magazine covers of 2016, it’s time to look at the most significant and noteworthy magazine covers of the year (excluding final issues and those with naked cover models).

Playboy, March 2016

The first nude-free issue of Playboy magazine featured Instagram-famous model Sarah McDaniel on the cover.
(See articles by the Daily Mail, the New York Times and AdAge.)

Variety, Jan. 26, 2016


Entertainment trade journal Variety covered the #OscarsSoWhite controversy with a whitewashed cover titled “Shame on us.”
(See articles by the Huffington Post, CNN and AFP.)

The New Yorker, May 2, 2016


The New Yorker magazine paid tribute to the passing of musician Prince with a cover that evoked his hit song “Purple Rain.”

Vogue, June 2016


Vogue scored a coup by getting Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, for her first magazine shoot, which landed her on the cover.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)

Attitude, July 2016


Kate’s husband, Prince William, was the first royal to appear on the cover of a gay magazine when he graced the July 2016 issue of U.K. gay lifestyle magazine Attitude.
(See articles by the Daily Mail, People and the Telegraph.)

Vanity Fair, Summer 2016


Continuing the royal theme, Queen Elizabeth II posed for photographer Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Vanity Fair.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)

Women’s Running, July 2016


Marathon runner and transgender woman Amelia Gapin broke barriers by appearing on the cover of Women’s Running.
(See articles by New York magazine and the Daily Mail.)

Harper’s Bazaar, India, October 2016


Tracey “Africa” Norman and Geena Rocero became the first transgender women ever to appear on the cover of Harper's Bazaar.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)

Sports Illustrated, July 4-11, 2016


Continuing the transgender theme, Caitlyn Jenner posed for the cover of Sports Illustrated 40 years after she won the gold medal for decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics as a man, Bruce Jenner.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)

Glamour, August 2016


Actress Mila Kunis started a craze when she posed (nearly) makeup-free for the cover of Glamour magazine.
(See articles by E! Online and the Huffington Post.)

V magazine, November 2016


Singer Alicia Keys followed Kunis by going makeup-free for V magazine’s cover.
(See articles by MSN and V magazine.)

Time, July 11-18, 2016


Time magazine covered Britain’s exit from the Europe Union, aka Brexit, as potentially the first domino to fall in the EU.

People, Oct. 10, 2016


People magazine had to scramble to cover the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, one of the biggest entertainment news stories of the year.
(See articles by CNN and the New York Post.)

Sports Illustrated, Nov. 14, 2016


Sports Illustrated featured the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on a winning cover.
(See article by Sports Illustrated.)

People, Nov. 28, 2016


People named Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as its “Sexiest Man Alive!”
(See articles by the Daily Mail and People.)

Sports Illustrated, Dec. 19, 2016


Sports Illustrated named NBA star LeBron James as its “Sportsperson of the Year.”
(See article by the Daily Mail.)

Sports Illustrated, Dec. 26, 2016


Sports Illustrated spotlighted Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps on the cover of its year-in-review issue.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The 15 most controversial magazine covers of 2016

Race, Photoshop and Donald Trump were factors in some of the most controversial magazine covers of 2016.

Sports Illustrated, Swimsuit 2016


Sports Illustrated featured plus-size model Ashley Graham as one of the cover models for its annual spring swimsuit issue. Some people didn’t like that.
Former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs disagreed with the decision to use Graham in the issue.
“I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 (inches). That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it,” she told E! News. “I don’t think it’s healthy.”

Adweek, April 4, 2016


For the second year in a row, a magazine cover featuring Kerry Washington came under fire for Photoshopping the actress.
Washington said her picture on the April 4, 2016, cover of Adweek was Photoshopped so much that she didn’t recognize herself. Fans also complained on social media about the cover shot, according to the Daily Mail.
In 2015, InStyle magazine was criticized for lightening the skin tone of the African American actress.

Vogue, September 2016


When reality-TV star Kendall Jenner landed the prestigious September cover of Vogue, some fans of the fashion bible were irate.
Lots of people took to social media to write “RIP Vogue” for the move.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)

The Economist, April 2-8, 2016


Chinese authorities blocked access to the Economist website and app after the magazine printed a satirical cover depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping as a Mao-era communist.
(See article by Quartz.)

Discovery Girls, April-May 2016


A cover article about swimsuits for young girls in an issue of Discovery Girls, for ages 8 to 13, got a lot of people upset.
The magazine was accused of body-shaming for the article titled “What Swimsuit Best Suits You?”
(See articles by US magazine, Health, Today and Cosmopolitan.)

Girl’s Life, July 2016


A graphic designer fed up with the content of magazines for girls made her own cover of Girl’s Life. Using the July 2016 issue as a template, she replaced cover lines about fashion and beauty with motivational ones about life and careers.
(See articles by the Daily Mail, Women You Should Know and the Huffington Post.)

Variety, May 2016


Variety raised eyebrows with its cover depicting Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as a Christ-like figure carrying a cross.
(See article by Business Insider.)

Maxim India, June-July 2016


Maxim India was criticized for Photoshopping the armpit of actress Priyanka Chopra to look unrealistically smooth.
(See articles by the Daily Mail, MSN and another by the Daily Mail.)

Conde Nast Traveller, Oct.-Nov. 2016


Priyanka Chopra was again the subject of controversy with an Indian edition of Conde Nast Traveller.
She was criticized for wearing an insensitive “refugee” tank top on the cover.
(See articles by the Hollywood Reporter and the Daily Mail.)

Time, Oct. 3, 2016


Time magazine stirred up controversy by featuring NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick on its cover, showing him kneeling for the national anthem in protest.
(See articles by the Daily Mail and SB Nation.)

BlackHair, December 2016


U.K.'s BlackHair magazine issued an apology to readers for featuring a white model, Emily Bador, on the cover of its December/January issue.
(See articles by Chron and People.)

New York, Oct. 31, 2016


Just days before the 2016 presidential election, New York magazine featured an unflattering image of candidate Donald Trump that branded him “LOSER.” Wrong. He won the race.
(See article by Adweek.)

Newsweek, Special Commemorative Edition



Newsweek erred the other way. It accidentally released a special commemorative edition that featured Hillary Clinton as the winner of the 2016 presidential election. It quickly recalled the “Madam President” issue.
(See articles by US magazine, the Guardian, the New York Post and a follow-up article, MSN and Express.)

People, Nov. 21, 2016


People magazine took heat from some corners for its positive coverage of Donald Trump in its cover story on the election.
(See articles by the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, Mashable and the New York Post.)

Time, Dec. 19, 2016


Time pissed off some people with its pick of Donald Trump as its “Person of the Year.”
(See articles by Forward and the Hollywood Reporter.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Best nude magazine covers of 2016

Magazine publishers frequently use nude celebrities and models on their covers to capture people’s attention.
Here are some notable examples of naked cover models from 2016.

Actress and model Cara Delevingne was naked on the cover of the September 2016 issue of Esquire.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


The four men in the rock band 5 Seconds of Summer appeared nude and covered with painted messages on the Jan. 14, 2016, issue of Rolling Stone.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Pop star Lady Gaga posed nude with her then-boyfriend Taylor Kinney on the spring 2016 cover of V magazine.
(See articles on Just Jared, Hollywood Life and Life & Style magazine.)


Singer Rita Ora flashed her bare breasts on the cover of French men’s magazine Lui.
(To see the uncensored photo, visit the Daily Mail or the Huffington Post.)


Swedish model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk appeared naked, except for a diamond necklace, on the February 2016 cover of Maxim magazine.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Model Gigi Hadid was naked on the March 2016 cover of French Vogue.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Model Hailey Clauson posed topless on the cover of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.


Model Lily Aldridge posed naked, expect for an open fur coat and boots, on the cover of Lui.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Model Ashley Graham posed naked on the April 2016 cover of Maxim, but covered her modesty with a white blouse.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell posed topless for the June/July 2016 cover of Maxim magazine.
(See articles by Maxim, the Daily Mail and Stuff.)


Reality TV star Kim Kardashian posed naked, but covered her assets with a black leather coat, for GQ magazine.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Team USA soccer star Christen Press was one of several athletes to pose naked for the cover of the ESPN Body 2016 issue.
(See articles by the Daily Mail and ESPN.)


Actress and singer Lea Michele posed au naturel for the September 2016 issue of Women’s Health UK.
(See article by the Daily Mail and another Daily Mail piece.)


Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posed naked on the beach for GQ Brasil.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Playboy magazine no longer shows full nudity in its pages, but Playmate of the Year Eugena Washington was naked on the cover of the June 2016 issue.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


Model Sara Sampaio posed nude for the May 2016 cover of Maxim magazine.
(See articles by Maxim and Sports Illustrated Swim Daily.)


Model Demi Rose Mawby appeared naked on the cover of Sixty6 magazine.
(See article by the Daily Mail.)


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