Next month, 8,000 Starbucks locations will close the afternoon of May 29th for a company wide racial bias training. This decision was made after an embarrassing incident last week in Philadelphia where two black men were allegedly arrested for “trespassing.” The video of this went viral and CEO Kevin Johnson addressed this incident quickly with an apology and an announcement of the training that came this past Tuesday. The upcoming training will involve nearly 175,000 employees with hopes that incidents like this one will never happen again.
So it has been a month; is Vero still a thing? It was early March when I was flipping through my Instagram stories one day and started noticing a few of the people I followed posting about their new accounts to Vero and beckoning others to follow them. Naturally, I had to do my research. I am someone that does get that FOMO feeling sometimes so I didn’t want to be on the outside of it, but I also know that new trends in tech and social media come up frequently. It’s hard to adopt them all. I already struggle to keep up with my favorites so if I’m going to make a new account, it better be a good one.
To put it simply, Vero is supposed to be Instagram, but better. The app promises that there aren’t any ads. In addition to sharing photos, you can share the things you like right now – books, music, movies, etc. I’ll admit, the intro video is quite compelling and visually pleasing. This alone almost sold me… almost. But not quite, because…a little bit more research brought us to this piece. Honestly, it wasn’t even research because this sort of things was shared everywhere and spread like wildfire across the internet. I’m not convinced yet that this is a platform that I need to join, but I’m willing to hear your thoughts if you’ve given it a go!
It’s been a couple of weeks since the finale aired, but seeing Arie and Lauren is sort of infuriating especially in more television appearances. Remember when we all hated Juan Pablo? Turns out that we only needed just a few years for someone to take over as being the worst bachelor ever. The producers of this show stretched out the finale into two nights as in, four hours of my time, so to spare you that, let me just quickly recap what happened.
Arie chose Becca as the one he wanted to marry. A few weeks later, he had second thoughts and decided he wanted to be with Lauren before the finale of the season aired. Arie decided to break up with Becca while the cameras are rolling completely blindsiding her and then runs back to Lauren. Becca is now the next Bachelorette which is sort of a win for her and Arie and Lauren are engaged. On the After the Final Rose finale special, Arie proposes to Lauren and again in front of the cameras. Does the guy know how to do anything privately?
After all is said and done, Arie and Lauren appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and he makes fun of them straight to their face throughout the interview because they are terrible and deserve it.
Absolutely no one is surprised that Marchesa will not be showing at New York Fashion Week next month. With the scandal directly tied to Harvey Weinstein, his wife Georgina Chapman and one half of Marchesa has been noticeably quiet in recent months. She had announced that she would be divorcing Harvey, but many wondered “is that enough?” One one side of the argument, you’re wondering what more she could do after seeking a divorce. However, on the other hand, you have to ask yourself if Georgina really was unaware of everything that went on. It’s not just the sexual assault that she may or may not have known about, but the fact that reports came out that Harvey threatened female celebrities and urged them to wear designs on the red carpet.
Believe me, there’s more that I want to know about this story, but at the same time, I’m tired. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back and now it’s too much. It almost doesn’t help me to know more of the details and to get the questions answered. As many of you know, I adored Marchesa. Since we’ve been posting runway collections to Yow Yow! I’ve featured Marchesa almost every season. I’ve wondered what it might be like to wear one of their gowns for an event or a wedding – anything, and this whole ordeal has been really upsetting, but more upsetting for everyone that had to become a victim of Harvey’s. It’s unclear how Marchesa can even make a comeback after something like this; maybe it’s best if they didn’t.
In 2017, it seems like nearly everyone from the entertainment industry has been accused of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment and guess what – men? There are no varying levels or degrees to which one is worse than the other. It’s all bad.
It has been a disappointing year for all of this, but nothing makes me more proud than hearing every single woman step up, share their story, and call out their accusers. Rotten Apples is a new website that lets you search a TV series or film and tells you which alleged harassers are tied to it. Since I’m watching Rush Hour with my family this evening, I decided to type it into the search bar and look what popped up for me. Not even that is safe. While the website seems interesting and of course, informative – it really does help to drive awareness in seeing how many harassers are involved in the things that we all watch.
Meghan Markle: I’m More Than An ‘Other’ – This isn’t a new post, but this was my first time reading this. With the announcement of the royal engagement, this is a reminder of just why we love her so much.
The first part of this caption got cut off, but it says “Happy Thanksgiving.” The most important part of this caption, however, is that s/o to Harvey. Oh my goodness. I love Uma Thurman and I feel like this message is almost as if it’s coming from her character in Kill Bill. We can’t wait to see what she’ll be addressing next, but whatever the case, I think every woman can fully agree with and stand by Uma on this one.
No amount of rehab, money, or # of apologies will prevent us from forgetting what you all did.