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Dad's awful racist rant when daughter went to prom with black friend
Anna Hayes, a high school senior from Lake Village, Arkansas attended prom last week with a male friend, Phillip Freeman — who happens to be black.

When I read this version of the story, I actually felt sorrier for her friend, Philip Freeman, than Anna Hayes. It feels like a classic revenge story.

  • Father and daughter have a disdained relationship.
  • Daughter knew father was racist.
  • Daughter dated Black man to piss him off.
  • Father became furious, disowning Daughter.
  • Daughter is “shocked” but want to show world the message to show that “racism is alive and well”
  • In the meantime, a Black teen now got his name in the news unwillingly because they need to know who he is.

She knew it would piss him off. 

I mean, sure, Phillip is sharing the screenshots, but come on… when you read the daughter’s quotes, you get this feeling that she knew that this would get under his skin. 

‘It’s important for people to see that racism is very much alive,’ she said.  

WE KNOW IT’S ALIVE! Why we need to see pictures of a private moment? 

It’s like… we can go and shame the father, but what’s the point in that? 

But yeah, basically, this isn’t one of the moments where the father was showing a hate for Black people out of the blue. This just feels like a revenge plot disgusted as a lesson. 

Hence why I feel sorrier for Phillip Freeman as he might have been used as a pawn.

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Mother kept her son alive by drinking seven pints of fluid A DAY after doctors said he wouldn't survive when her water broke at 22 weeks

So sad that the doctors refused to help her just because she wasn’t at 24 weeks. This is the problem with arbitrarily-defined “viability” limits. Doctors need to treat every mother and every child as patients worth saving.

So glad that this mom was able to take care of her child herself, and that she had the information she needed from the internet if not from her doctor.

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Gigi Hadid accused of racism after Asian eyes video
A viral video shows the 21-year-old at a restaurant with friends. Gigi holds up a cookie that is shaped like the Buddha and squints her eyes in an imitation of his face.

‘So you know this is racist right?’ Gigi Hadid comes under fire on Instagram after her sister Bella posted a candid clip of the model squinting her eyes to imitate the Buddha

  • A video posted by Bella Hadid shows her 21-year-old sister at a restaurant with friends, who are singing Happy Birthday to someone
  • Gigi holds up a cookie that is shaped like the Buddha and squints her eyes in an imitation of his face
  • Twitter users have called the video racist, and pointed out that they are 'not surprised’ and this isn’t the first time she has faced accusations of racism
  • People have called her out for modeling Afros and dreadlocks in the past

Supermodel Gigi Hadid is facing online backlash after a video surfaced showing her squinting her eyes to imitate an East Asian person.

In a clip posted by Bella Hadid and later deleted — but not before the video had spread and been shared by other accounts — Gigi is seen smiling and making the offensive facial expression while out with friends.

In the hours since it has been shared, other social media users have chimed in to criticize Gigi, with some claiming she has exhibited 'racist’ behavior before.

The very short clips features Gigi and friends at a restaurant, where several are singing Happy Birthday.

Gigi holds up a cookie in the shape of the Buddah, then smiles and squints her eyes to imitate his face.

'This is y'all woke palestine queen? Gigi out here mocking Asian people. i would say she’s cancelled but she never started [sic],’ wrote one poster.

Other people shared similar comments, with one saying: 'smh she’s been cancelled. She’s made fun of Asian people, and done so many racist things but nobody pays attention.’

'Why am i not shocked about gigi hadid being racist again,’ wrote another, while yet another said: 'ppl are so blind to anti asian racism as someone thats had to deal w ppl making fun of my eyes for 16 yrs i hope gigi hadid falls in a hole [sic].’

Several pointed out that Gigi’s boyfriend, Zayn Malik, is of Asian descent, his father being British Pakistani. However, Gigi’s father — Palestinian-American developed Mohammad Hadid — is also Middle Eastern.

However, as some have said, it doesn’t matter if the intention to be racist isn’t there — the ignorance that something is racist can alone be part of a racist act.

The claims of past 'racist’ behavior seem to be referring to the time Gigi was accused of cultural appropriation while modeling.

In 2016, she wore colorful dreadlocks to walk in Marc Jacobs’ runway show — a choice that was not hers, but the designers. She also once modeled a blue Afro on the cover of Vogue Italia.

In 2015, Instagram followers were also quick to attack her for showing off henna tattoos on her hands, to which she had a speedy response:

'Before you go all “cultural appropriation” in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it,’ she wrote.

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How to bag a billionaire
Lara Asprey, 33, from Ascot, is a high-society match-maker who helps people find love. Her skill is playing cupid for ultra-high-net-worth individuals - and she's extremely good at what she does.

Lara has always collected names in a little black book - literally - and brought what she refers to as ‘Sloaney sorts’ together. She holds details of more than 2,000 eligible men and women aged from 19 to 75, but her bespoke match-making client list is much smaller with more male millionaires and billionaires, and most of them are in their 40s and 50s.

Seventy per cent work in the City in some capacity. There are bankers, hedgefund managers and CEOs, but also high-ranking civil servants, professional golfers and landed gentry. She has lots of Old Etonians and Harrovians and Oxbridge types.

'Life is increasingly difficult for very successful men over 50,’ she explains. 'They have a professional profile and value privacy. They don’t want to put themselves out there.

'It makes them feel uncomfortable and they don’t have the time, what with the amount of travel and work they do. They’re not necessarily extroverts. They can broker billion-pound deals, but are shy when it comes to romance.

'They don’t want to ask friends or colleagues for introductions and certainly don’t want to do online dating.’

Camilla, 26

“I’m wearing a jacket made by FEMAIL, my friends and my fashion art project. The two of us mail clothing and art back and forth adding little pieces along the way. The jacket is made from a cheerleading jersey from Aloha Oregon, family heirlooms, paint, and black mesh. My style is inspired by limitations. I wear a lot of cast offs and trash. I love the challenge working with whatever is on hand.”

Feb 26, 2017 ∙ Chinatown

Janelle, 27

“I’m wearing a dress by FEMAIL. My inspiration: my friend Camilla and I wanted to stay close enough though we live in different cities, so we started making clothing and art through the mail. Our friendship inspires me; the interests we share in common. Also this method of making inspires me to utilize clothing that has sentimental value to me, even though I don’t wear it anymore; my love for these old garments live on by using them in FEMAIL. My style preferences are vintage, second hand, one of a kind, handmade, bag lady, grunge, love letters.”

Feb 26, 2017 ∙ Chinatown