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The "I Love My Curvy Wife" Post Goes Viral
The internet drew dividing lines over a viral post this week when Robbie Tripp posted an ode to his wife’s curvy physique on Instagram. In the post, Tripp revered his wife – a body-positive lifestyle blogger – and praised her “thick thighs” and “side rolls”. This quickly inspired an onslaught of approval from sites like The Huffington Post, which called it “required reading”.
However, there was also a swift backlash as people took to social media to criticize Tripp’s stance. By praising his “curvy wife”, he was in essence “othering” her by implying that curviness was somehow abnormal. “People are applauding this man for being attracted to his wife,” one Twitter user pointed out sardonically, while others underlined the fact that it shouldn’t be an extraordinary or brave feat for a man to find a curvy woman attractive.
|| I love this woman and her curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as “chubby” or even “fat.” Then, as I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean) I realized how many men have bought into that lie. For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc. Her shape and size won’t be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan but it’s the one featured in my life and in my heart. There’s nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room. Guys, rethink what society has told you that you should desire. A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character. She’s real. She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty. Girls, don’t ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated. There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah. || photo cred: @kaileehjudd
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt Call It Quits
Every social-media post, interview, and story ever told about the marriage of Anna Faris and Chris Pratt implied the picture of wedded bliss. Their heart-melting adoration for each other was radiantly clear, but in the end, love did not conquer all. In a week packed with bad news, the announcement of the Faris-and-Pratt split really struck home for those invested in the couple’s seemingly perfect relationship. After eight years of marriage, the two announced via social media that they would be divorcing – cue: tears, confusion, and hopelessness for fans around the world. “Love is cancelled,” tweeted one. We can’t help but feel the sting ourselves.
There is zero doubt in our minds that Kylie Jenner’s bespoke cosmetics line has not only been a massive success but also a major disruptor in the beauty industry. By marketing directly to her fans via Snapchat and Instagram, the reality star managed to bypass traditional marketing channels, and the results have been nothing short of astonishing.
In an exclusive interview with WWD, the budding beauty mogul and her mom-ager Kris Jenner revealed that Kylie Cosmetics has done $420 million in sales in 18 months. This means the brand is on pace to hit $1 billion in the next year or two. To put that in perspective, it took Tom Ford a decade to hit $500 million and Bobbi Brown 25 years to hit a billion.
Chloë Grace Moretz Speaks Out About Body Shaming
In a recent interview, actress Chloë Grace Moretz spoke out against the sexism that she has faced throughout her career. In particular, she spoke about an incident with an unnamed male co-star who fat-shamed her on set while playing her love interest. Moretz recalled him saying, “I’d never date you in real life. Yeah, you’re too big for me.” There is a lot of speculation regarding who might have said that to her, but regardless, Moretz’s story serves as a painful reminder of the negative side of Hollywood stardom – the male gaze, constant scrutiny, and impossible body standards combine to create situations such as this.
Pharrell Williams Pays Homage to an Adidas Classic
The ‘Stan Smith’ – one of Adidas’ most important flagship products – has undergone a design renaissance since its relaunch in 2014. Now, fashion and music legend Pharrell Williams is partnering with the brand to pay homage to the iconic tennis shoe in pastel colorways that also complement his ‘Tennis Hu’ line launched earlier this spring. The ‘Tennis Hu’ by Pharrell Williams is now available at Adidas stores worldwide.
Kendall Jenner Retaliates
Earlier this week, Brooklyn hipster bar Baby’s All Right took to Instagram with Kendall Jenner’s receipts, claiming in a post that she did not tip anything on a $24 bill. But Jenner was not having it and retaliated on Twitter by saying, “I guess next time we won’t tip in cash,” which prompted the bar to remove its original post. But wait, there’s more controversy! After the removal of its initial post, Baby’s All Right tried again, putting up another post that stood by its original claim – only to remove it a little later. Who can keep up anymore?
RiRi Breaks the Internet
This week, Rihanna appeared like a magical phoenix in a fully bedazzled look for her annual pilgrimage to the Crop Over Festival in her native Barbados. Every year, we look forward to her amazing Crop Over ensembles, but this time, she went above and beyond for a look that sparked a massive outpouring of adoration on the internet.
Unfortunately, it came with a side of controversy as some people accused RiRi of Photoshopping the post, and then the vile Chris Brown had to come along and ruin everything by posting a side-eye emoji. Thankfully, her ride-or-die ex Drake was there to swiftly criticize and condemn Brown’s attempts at getting Rihanna’s attention.
Amber Heard and Elon Musk Split
After her very public split from Johnny Depp, Amber Heard cozied up to billionaire business magnate and inventor Elon Musk. Unfortunately, the breakup bug struck their relationship this week as the two announced their separation, citing the pressures of their busy schedules. They maintained their love and respect for each other on social media, which apparently seems to include PDA as MTV reported on Thursday that they were spotted in a café being openly affectionate with each other.