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Lana Del Rey Must Be Exhausted After Backtracking From That Tone-Deaf Rant

*grabs popcorn*

Hoo boy. Grab some popcorn because we have a doozy here, folks. So Lana Del Rey kicked off a heap of drama on Instagram by dumping a rant filled with criticism about other popular female artists (all of whom are coincidentally women of colour) while announcing her new album, only to defensively backtrack when the backlash started coming in.

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In tone-deaf rant shared on Instagram, Lana Del Rey went on a tirade about the “10 years of bullsh*t reviews” she’s received (which isn’t the first time she’s done it), all the “female writers” and “alt singers” who have accused her glamourising abuse in her lyrics, and how “there has to be a place in feminism” for women who “look and act” like her.

That’s all fine and well, she has every right to share her frustrations in an industry that’s ridiculously flawed and sexist. But Lana Del Rey then undercut her entire message by naming and going after several other female artists, most of whom happen to be women of colour.

“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had their number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fu*king, cheating etc – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money — or whatever I want — without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse??????”

Oh and there’s also a new Lana Del Rey album coming, as well as two books of poetry.

No one is saying that Lana Del Rey hasn’t copped her share of backlash, criticism and just crap in general during her time in the music industry. But comparing herself to several other successful artists who are women of colour while complaining about feminism lacking a space for her and positioning herself as a martyr who thinks she’s been treated worse by the media is just ridiculous.

All the female artists named by Lana have copped their share of criticism over the years and seeing Lana conveniently ignore all that just to prop herself up comes off as tone-deaf.

Needless to say that the backlash to Lana Del Rey’s rant has been swift and unrelenting. Perhaps realising she effed up her point, Lana shared a few follow-up replies in the comments section clarifying that she loves all those female artists she named and doubling down on her views that she’s been unfairly treated.

This follow up comment from Lana Del Rey certainly smells of someone who realises she’s going to (rightfully) cop it for her comments and is trying to get ahead of the backlash and criticism by proactively going on the defensive, all while trying to have her “but what about me” cake and eat it too.

She’s got to be exhausted at this point. All that backtracking must be quite a workout.

This could’ve been a powerful message that calls out double standards in music while also supporting other female artists. Instead, all Lana Del Rey did was show that she doesn’t understand that it is possible to express your setbacks without tearing other women down.

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Turns Out The Ending Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season Eight Was Lifted From 'The Simpsons'

Certainly explains how Game Of Thrones ended the way it did.

You’d think we’d be used to all the eerily accurate predictions made by The Simpsons by now, but it never gets old whenever the long-running animated classic somehow foreshadows future events. Case in point: we should’ve seen that dodgy ending we got in the final season of Game Of Thrones coming because The Simpsons predicted it years beforehand.

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Let’s quickly refresh what happened at the climax of Game Of Thrones’ final season given how we’ve all wiped our collective memories of it.

After that anticlimactic ending involving the White Walkers, the focus shifted back towards King’s Landing. After stretching plot logic to breaking point just to get all the important characters to the capital of Westeros for the show’s penultimate episode, Game Of Thrones promptly shat the bed by having Daenerys inexplicably destroying King’s Landing via dragon with absolutely no build-up whatsoever.

The final season of Game Of Thrones was full of problems and left a sour taste in the mouths of several cast members, but seeing Daenerys behaving so irrationally and out-of-character in such a destructive manner was the straw that broke the goodwill camel’s back.

No one had the “Daenerys goes mad and destroys King’s Landing” ending on their Game Of Thrones predictions list, yet we probably should’ve all seen it coming because The Simpsons foreshadowed this very plot development two years before Thrones‘ final season.

In the 2017 Simpsons episode, The Serfsons‘, the show spends the entire time taking the piss out of Game Of Thrones before it ends with the Simpsons family standing around uselessly as a mad rider and their dragon burns everything and everyone to a crisp.

The similarities are so eerily close one might even say Game Of Thrones ripped off The Simpsons, which honestly wouldn’t surprise anyone given how the two Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, have shown that they’re yet another example of white men who managed to fail upwards into success.

This whole “destroy everything via a dragon” was obviously a massive joke by the Simpsons writers at the time. As much as we like to believe that they’re in possession of a magic eight-ball, there’s no realistic way they could’ve predicted how on the money they were with how Game Of Thrones ultimately ended.

Apropos of nothing, maybe it’s time we pay extra attention to The Simpsons whenever they parody a show that’s yet to finish.

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Ruby Rose Is Now Under Attack Over Her Poor Work Ethic On 'Batwoman'

This whole saga just gets messier and messier.

After news broke that Ruby Rose had suddenly left Batwoman despite the show having been renewed for another season, there’s been a lot of speculation as to why she decided to quit, such as the bad back injury she sustained while filming the show made it hard to keep going or perhaps the backlash from toxic fans was too much.

As it turns out, the reason why Ruby Rose left Batwoman has nothing to do with her injury or annoying fans and everything to do with her poor attitude on set.

Speaking of popular TV shows, the GOAT team talk about ‘The Last Dance’ on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

According to TVLine and Variety, sources close to the show say that Ruby Rose wasn’t too pleased about the long hours demanded of someone in a lead role on a TV show and she didn’t particularly like living in Vancouver, which is where Batwoman is filmed.

Ruby Rose’s reported poor work ethic and attitude in turn created a pretty crappy working environment on the Batwoman set and everyone eventually decided it would be in “the best interests of the show’ if she just quit.

TVLine reports that it “wasn’t 100 percent her decision” and her leaving Batwoman was akin to a break up.

If these reports about Ruby Rose quitting Batwoman over the long hours are to be believed, then not a good look for her.

It’s no secret that the shooting schedule for TV shows are brutal, especially for comic book shows like Batwoman. Hell, Arrow star Stephen Amell – whom Ruby Rose worked alongside with in a crossover episode on his show – has pointed out how filming a single episode takes “eight or nine 12-hour days” and crossover episodes take even longer.

Given how she’s been in her share of action films, like John Wick: Chapter 2, The Meg, and XXX: Return Of Xander Cage, as well as having had experience working on a TV show with Orange Is The New Black, it’s just a little hard to believe that Ruby didn’t expect this sort of commitment when she signed up for Batwoman.

Batwoman is already moving on from this less-than-amicable break up by looking for a rebound Batwoman replacement so we’ll have to see how Ruby Rose bounces back from this quitting debacle. Still, these reports of her quitting Batwoman in a huff certainly won’t go down well for future roles in big Hollywood projects.

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