Cool Off With Some Internet Shade

by Emilia Petrarca
June 30, 2014
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It may be hot outside, but the Internet is throwing some serious shade. Cool down with these five points of conversation:

1. Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards Sunday night and took the opportunity to throw some shade at Iggy Azalea, who was nominated in the same category. Minaj made a provocative comment about writing her own lyrics, then covered it up poorly by saying, “No, no, no, no, no, no shade…” When it comes to shade though, you can’t throweth then taketh away. [Gawker]

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2. Petty neighbor shade made front page news when Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s security detail stirred things up in her gated community. Angry neighbors accused her guards as being overweight eyesores with “doughnut bellies,” who wear “ridiculous blue caps.” For Yellen’s response see below… [Wall Street Journal]

3. Pippa Middleton spoke with Matt Lauer on the TODAY show about post-Royal Wedding shade and being “publicly bullied.” She just wants to hide in some actual shade, like a normal 30-year-old. [TODAY]

4. The Supreme Court ruled Monday morning that employers with “religious objections” can refuse to pay for contraception. In other words, a woman’s boss now has the right to throw shade at her birth control insurance coverage. I’m throwing more shade on this Hobby Lobby than a solar eclipse. [New York Times]

5. Because the Supreme Court is busy with religion, the Senate has taken on the subject of magic. Senator Claire McCaskill threw shade on Dr. Oz for referring to diet pills as “magical,” asking him hard-hitting questions like, “do you believe in magic?” [CNN]

…Shady.

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