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Opinion – Hadid Palestine backlash shows importance of identity

Opinion – Hadid Palestine backlash shows importance of identity

Bella Hadid has admitted to losing ‘so many jobs’ and experiencing harassment from both strangers and friends after vocalising her support for Palestine.  Today Bella Hadid would be considered as an ‘it girl’. Her fashion sense drives global trends, her hairstyles have triggered viral tutorials, and her facial features have boosted the popularity of niche surgical treatments. With this fame has come equal parts criticism. Bella’s privileged upbringing, white complexion, and...

By Brighton, UK
The Academy finally apologises to Sacheen Littlefeather

The Academy finally apologises to Sacheen Littlefeather

Apache activist and actress, Sacheen Littlefeather, was booed off stage after accepting an Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando. Now, 50 years later, the Academy has finally apologised.  When Marlon Brando won an Academy Award for ‘The Godfather’ in 1973, he wasn’t there to receive his accolade. Instead, indigenous actress Sacheen Littlefeather, of Apache heritage, walked on stage to collect the Oscar on Brando’s behalf. Littlefeather’s surprise appearance was part of...

By Brighton, UK
Can child acting ever be ethical?

Can child acting ever be ethical?

In a world driven by fame, money, and internet notoriety, is pushing your child into acting inherently abusive? Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy certainly wants you to think about it. If you grew up in the late 2000s – and were lucky enough to have a Sky TV dish on the side of your house – you probably spent most of your weekday mornings watching Nickelodeon. Shows like Drake & Josh, Zoey 101,...

By Brighton, UK
Should we criticise musicians for entering high luxury fashion?

Should we criticise musicians for entering high luxury fashion?

Frank Ocean’s new $27,000 USD sex toy reveal has left many fans disappointed and muddled. At what point does a popular musician’s entry into fashion and other high-end avenues become exploitative? Frank Ocean unveiled a $27,000 USD male genital sex toy this week - complete with a nude photography demonstration, obviously - leaving many fans feeling deflated. It’s been six years the release of Ocean’s last full length LP Blonde,...

By London, UK