Angela Yee and Cyn Santana have found themselves in hot water. Now that an old podcast snippet has resurfaced, only one is scrambling to explain herself.
During Angela Yee’s podcast “Lip Service”, Cyn Santana voiced her opinion on interracial dating. Stating, “Y’all can keep the Puerto Rican men. I’m good.”, Santana said she prefers Black men. Alleging Black men cater to Spanish women and mocking the incoming backlash, Yee and Santana caught a beam of Black Girl Magic for perpetuating misogynoir.
We’ve fought this colorist dragon before.
Angela Yee is a member of The Breakfast Club, a morning radio show whose topics span Black, and occasionally, Afro-Latinx culture. She shares the mic with Charlamagne the God, who we have checked in the past for being blatantly colorist despite his marriage with a dark-skinned woman. As someone multi-racial, you would expect Angela to speak up for Black women, instead she laughs along.
“She gon’ get herself in trouble…the Black girls gon be like…” –Angela YeeSis, are you not Black too?
It’s not as if the sentiments expressed are new. Black women are frequently stereotyped as loud, aggressive, difficult to love. While Cyn’s comments may not be explicitly inflammatory, she said enough to wound Black women, women who are constantly defending themselves.
“Black guys cater to us Spanish girls, especially. Like they…you know what, let me not get into it. Black girls gonna take it personal. They gonna be like ‘Uhh Uhhhh!’ Anyway, I’m done with the papis.”
“I didn’t mean it”
After being called out for furthering ethnic stereotypes, Cyn has attempted to redeem herself through dialogue on Twitter. While admitting her remarks came from a place of ignorance, Cyn apologized but insisted things were taken out of context.
A part of Cyn’s battle included apologizing for her use of the N-word. Claiming she “did not know that the N word was actually a BAD word that offended”, she says its no longer a part of her vocabulary.
Although Santana claims to have changed her ways, she may have found herself in a different type of relationship. Having been in a committed relationship with Joe Budden and recently bearing a child, they have been having some issues. In fact, a major point of her Love and Hip Hop plot was centered on their tense union.
Do you think people are overly sensitive or were Cyn and Angela in the wrong?
Jason Mitchell Loses Representation and ALL Gigs Following Misconduct Allegations
As the breakout star of Straight Outta Compton, Jason Mitchell made his mark with a spot on performance as Eazy E. His indisputable talent caught the eyes of top-notch talent agencies and management. His star was rising, only to descend with equal speed. The one-time star of Showtime’s drama, The Chi, has found himself out of all jobs and prospects, lacking management, or a talent agency after allegations of “inappropriate behavior”.
Jason Mitchell was in line to star as the lead of Desperados, a Netflix film, when the news of an off-set incident made its way to the ears of producers. While the details of what happened have not been made public, the fallout of Mitchell’s actions has been swift. Since Netflix conducted an investigation into the misconduct allegation, news of the incident spread to the ears of his other employers. This led to Mitchell being dropped by his agency, his management company, Netflix, and Showtime.
Representatives for United Talent Agency, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, and Netflix production company Good Universe have all confirmed Mitchell’s unemployment. In the past, an incident occurred on the set of The Chi. There were allegations of inappropriate behavior involving Tiffany Boone, who plays Mitchell’s girlfriend on the show. While resolved, the history of Mitchell’s repeated complaints of sexual harassment have influenced future decisions. The series was recently renewed but production company Fox 21 Television Studios opted not to pick up Mitchell’s option for the third season.
Jason Mitchell has not made any comments on the matter at this time.
Snubs and Celebrations: 2019 BET Award Nominations Are in!
While the major award season has long passed, summer entertainment and music awards season is upon us. BET just announced the nominees for the 2019 awards show.
Taking place on June 23rd at the Microsoft Theater in LA, actors and musicians will find out who stands among the winners and the losers. But the network that claims “We got you” is facing some heat for neglecting to include the queer community.
When it comes to who is looking to win big, all signs point to Cardi B. The “Money” rapper has been nominated 7 times with one award being Album of the Year. Her award nominations span 5 of the 20 available categories the ceremony highlights. While she’s sure to collect some trophies, her competition is rather steep. Cardi is up against The Carters album “Everything is Love.”
For actors, the categories are few and far between, but there’s love to go around…provided you aren’t a queer actor. The critically acclaimed FX drama series Pose is good enough to snatch trophies anywhere but home. BET has not recognized any talent from the series for either best actor or actress despite Billy Porter’s renowned performance. Fans of Pose have voiced their concerns on Twitter, calling out Black Entertainment Television for not rooting for everybody Black.
The full list of nominees is available here.
Are you excited to see who leaves a winner? Tune in June 23rd to find out who shines.
And Now Our Watch Has Ended: Game of Thrones Conclusion Falls Flat
Lovers of the fantasy series Game of Thrones tuned in for the nonsensical ending Sunday night. Much to their dismay, the conclusion to the once well-crafted tale left them with more continuity errors and questions than they bargained for.
Caution: This post contains spoilers for the entire series of Game of Thrones!
Howland Reed, The Grand Maester Conspiracy, The North Remembers, Lady Stoneheart. There were so many neglected arcs in the series that led to the rushed ending fans received last night. Although some still look fondly upon the franchise as one of the most enthralling, culturally captivating shows of all time, it’s memory is forever laced not just with what it included, but with what it altered or flat out ignored.
Originally foreseen by George R.R. Martin as having a Tolkien-esque ending where all loose ends are tied, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are being roasted for the botched ending they’ve presented to a longsuffering fanbase. Appearing to have conveniently forgotten the iconic author’s grand plan, D & D stood by as plot lines and character arcs suffered from their deviation. No longer able to contain their frustrations fans have been incredibly vocal with their displeasure. Screaming in a single voice and echoing the cast’s sentiments, the Game of Thrones fandom agrees that this ending is “bullshit”.
The beginning of the series finale focused on Tyrion’s journey to uncover the fate of his siblings and Jon’s journey to convince Daenerys not to be “more of the same.” The Red Keep, thought to be in complete ruin, was still accessible to Tyrion, even as he wandered toward the underbelly of the enormous castle. A torch in hand, he dug through bricks to reach the tunnels where Jamie and Cersei lay. In what would be the first of many “What the f*ck?!” moments of the evening, Tyrion actually discovers the corpses of the star-crossed twins. Viewers watched in disappointment as he managed to stand in an area that should have been clearly collapsed, implying that if the lovers stood a few feet to the right, they might have survived the implosion. A travesty! Yet more cringe would follow as the episode unfolded.
For anxious onlookers who couldn’t wait to see what Sunday would bring, they could feast their eyes upon an accurate leak that described the events. Telegraphing Grey Worm’s descent into heartlessness as he killed enemies of “The Queen”, Jon’s eventual betrayal of Daenerys, and even character endings, it all played out just as the unnamed source said things would. No matter how much we wanted it all to be untrue, there it was in all of it’s ugliness. After 10 long years of production, after 2 long years of wait, Game of Thrones ended with democracy, SIX kingdoms, and
Bran The Broken, First of His Name ascending to rule.
The overall reception of the conclusion to the series is a solid “NOPE!”. Viewers and critics have given the episode, titled The Iron Throne, a 57% rating. As social media users continue to share the ways in which the end was unfulfilling for them, book readers are urging them to begin reading the texts. There are still two novels left in the series, giving show watchers access to a true ending and the satisfaction of complete arcs with stunning detail.
Were you disappointed with Season 8? Did you think the series finale was an epic conclusion or did it leave much to be desired?
Entertainment4 days ago
I wanna see the receipts! Fans Think Porn Star Brittney Jones is the Mother of Trey Songz’ Son
Entertainment1 week ago
Steve Harvey Loses TWO Hosting Gigs
Entertainment6 days ago
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Teases Drama Between Che Mack and Made Man
Entertainment5 days ago
Did Bravo Try to Pass Peaches to Chili and T-Boz?
For The Culture4 days ago
Caucasian Christian Colonizer Cole LaBrant Catching Criticism for Using Adopted Child as Ottoman for Privileged Daughter
Entertainment1 week ago
Kodak Black Arrested Before Rolling Loud Festival Performance
Entertainment6 days ago
YFN Lucci and Offset Targeted in Atlanta Drive-Bys
Entertainment1 week ago
Jussie Not Returning! Empire Canceled, Ending After Season 6