- #DuaLipaIsOverParty was trending on Twitter, but the majority of the posts were from fans who defended the singer against backlash she faced for visiting a strip club.
- Critics accused her of claiming to be feminist while participating in the objectification of women, meanwhile, fans argued that supporting women and sex workers is what a feminist would do.
- Others said the criticism highlights a double standard since men in the industry often visit strip clubs without facing the same negative reactions.
Stars Visit Strip Club
Fans of singer Dua Lipa are rushing to her defense on Twitter after she was slammed for visiting a strip club Sunday night for a post Grammys celebration.
After her three Grammy wins, fellow singer Lizzo rented out the entire Crazy Girl Strip Club in Los Angeles for an after-party, inviting stars like Lil Nas X, Rosalía, Dua Lipa, and others to join.
In one clip posted to Lizzo’s Instagram story, Lipa can be seen throwing cash on the performers dancing before her.
However, a handful of people seemed to be outraged by the after-party. One of the few tweets condemning the stars reads, “What a good example dua lipa, lizzo, rosalia sexualizing women but afterward they go out and say they are feminists.”
Another upset Twitter user wrote, “Going to a strip club, objectifying women and throwing your money at them as if they were an object is extremely fucked up. Everyone at that Grammy after party can do better #dualipaisoverparty #lilnasxisoverparty #rosaliaisoverparty”
Fans Step In
When the outrage picked up attention, #DuaLipaIsOverParty began trending on Twitter, but most of the posts using the hashtag actually came from Dua Lipa fans.
Many called the criticism a double standard since tons of men in the industry often visit strip clubs and rarely ever face backlash for it. Some were also frustrated by the claim that Lipa is not a feminist, arguing that supporting sex workers is feminist behavior.
See what others are saying: (EOnline) (The Daily Dot) (Business Insider)
Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot, Singer’s 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
- Lady Gaga’s dog walker, 30-year-old Ryan Fischer, was shot Wednesday night by thieves in Los Angeles who stole two of the singer’s French Bulldogs.
- Fischer was transported to the hospital in unknown condition, though he appeared responsive when talking to authorities at the scene.
- Gaga is reportedly offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her pets.
- Authorities said it wasn’t yet clear if the suspect knew the dogs belonged to Gaga, noting that French Bulldogs are often targeted because they’re expensive and in high demand.
Dog Walker Shot in Armed Robbery
Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and robbed of the singer’s two French bulldogs in Los Angeles Wednesday night, according to TMZ.
The incident happened at around 9:40 p.m. and the suspects remain at large. The victim, 30-year-old Ryan Fischer was transported to the hospital in unknown condition, though he appeared responsive when talking to authorities at the scene.
Aerial footage from ABC7 shows Fischer lying on the sidewalk as responders rushed to help him, cradling Gaga’s third dog who managed to run away from the attackers.
Tabloids initially reported that Fischer was shot in the chest four times and was recovering well, but authorities have not explicitly confirmed many details about his condition at this point.
TMZ then released a graphic surveillance video Thursday of the entire ordeal. The footage shows Fischer being grabbed by the robbers, who appear to shoot him once before driving off in a white car with two of the three dogs he was walking.
In the video, Fischer can be heard desperately calling out for help, saying he was shot in the chest.
Suspects At Large, Motives Unknown
Authorities said it wasn’t yet clear if the suspect knew the dogs belonged to Gaga, noting that French Bulldogs are often targeted because they’re expensive and in high demand.
According to TMZ, Gaga, who is currently in Rome shooting a new movie, is “extremely upset.” Several outlets claim she is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her pets “no questions” asked.
An email address has also been created for anyone who may have information about the case: KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
U.K. Health Official Pushes Back Against Gwyneth Paltrow’s COVID-19 Recovery Advice
- Professor Stephen Powis, a senior official from the U.K.’s National Health Service, is warning people against following recommendations that actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow shared for dealing with long-term COVID-19 cases.
- Among other things, Paltrow said she is doing “intuitive fasting,” eating several sugar-free products, and taking Goop vitamins and “super powders” to regain the energy she lost after suffering from the coronavirus.
- While Powis said he wishes her well in her recovery, he added, “some of the solutions she’s recommending are really not the solutions we’d recommend in the NHS.”
- “We need to take long Covid seriously and apply serious science,” he continued. “All influencers who use social media have a duty of responsibility and a duty of care around that.”
Paltrow Gives Long-Term COVID Suggestions
A top health official in the United Kingdom is urging people against the recommendations that actress Gwyneth Paltrow shared for dealing with long-haul effects of COVID-19.
Paltrow, who is the founder of the wellness blog Goop, wrote in a recent post that she caught COVID-19 early on and it left her with long-term brain fog and fatigue.
She also said she had high levels of inflammation in her body, so she consulted Dr. Will Cole, a “functional medicine practitioner” who is not a medical doctor, rather a “doctor of natural medicine,” to find a solution. She began his “intuitive fasting” protocol, which is a keto and plant-based, but “flexible,” diet that requires her to fast every day until 11:00 am.
Paltrow recommended several foods and other products that fit in with this lifestyle, including sugar-free kimchi, sugar-free kombucha, and frequent use of coconut aminos. She also said she has been doing an infrared sauna and drinking sugar-free, alcohol-free and calorie-free cocktails called Seedlip. (She added that she prefers to drink those out of a $112 old fashioned glass, which is currently sold out on Goop’s website.)
Paltrow, of course, also touted some of Goop’s own vitamin products. She said that the Madame Ovary supplement and G.Tox Detoxifying Superpowder, in particular, are “critical for me right now.”
She added in her post that she has more energy as a result. “Everything I’m doing feels good, like a gift to my body,” she wrote.
NHS Leader Urges Caution
However, Professor Stephen Powis, a senior National Health Service official, is not so sold on her regimen.
“In the last few days I see Gwyneth Paltrow is unfortunately suffering from the effects of Covid. We wish her well, but some of the solutions she’s recommending are really not the solutions we’d recommend in the NHS,” he said, according to a BBC News report.
“We need to take long Covid seriously and apply serious science,” he continued. “All influencers who use social media have a duty of responsibility and a duty of care around that.”
When it comes to what people with long-term COVID-19 symptoms should be doing, many health officials have recommended going to post-COVID clinics. Research on long-term coronavirus cases is still ongoing and trips to these clinics can aid that research and hopefully provide patients with some answers.
This is far from the first time Paltrow, who has recommended vaginal jade eggs and sells expensive vitamin supplements, has come under fire for her medical advice. It is also not the first time her remarks regarding the coronavirus pandemic have faced backlash.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, she seemingly suggested that mask-wearing became a trend after she wore one in February, long before they became mandated in the U.S.
“This is a familiar pattern in my life,” she told the outlet. “I do something early, everyone is like, ‘What is she doing? She’s insane.’ And then it’s adopted by the culture.”
See what others are saying: (BBC News) (The Guardian) (The Hill)
Tiger Woods Recovering From Surgery After Serious Car Crash
- Golf star Tiger Woods was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles County Tuesday morning after he was involved in a single-car crash.
- Authorities say Woods hit a median strip while traveling at a “greater than normal speed” on a downhill and curved two-way road.
- His SUV traveled several hundred feet, rolled over multiple times, and came to a rest in the brush on the opposite side of the road.
- By Tuesday night, a spokesperson said he was awake and recovering after undergoing surgery for broken bones in his lower right leg and ankle.
Tiger Woods Crashes
Golf star Tiger Woods was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles County Tuesday morning after he was involved in a single-car crash.
Authorities say he was driving at a “greater speed than normal” on a downhill and curved road that is a known trouble spot for accidents.
Woods reportedly hit a median strip on the two-lane road, then traveled several hundred feet, rolled over multiple times, and came to a rest in the brush on the opposite side of the road.
Representatives for Woods issued a statement on social media last night, saying he was awake and recovering in a hospital after undergoing a long surgery.
The Chief Medical Officer at UCLA Medical Center said in the statement that both bones in Woods’s lower right leg, the tibia and fibula, had been broken in multiple places and were “open fractures,” meaning they pierced his skin.
They said doctors had “stabilized” the breaks by placing a rod into the tibia. Additional bones in Woods’s ankle and foot were also injured and were “stabilized with a combination of screws and pins.”
The statement did not mention any injuries to Woods’s left leg, though the county’s fire chief said earlier in the day that Woods had suffered serious injuries to both legs.
Authorities Say He’s Lucky To Be Alive
After seeing the crash site, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said it was “nothing short of a miracle” that Woods was alive.
Authorities believed Wood’s seat belt, along with safety features in his SUV, likely saved his life.
Sheriff Villanueva also said there was no evidence of impairment and there was no effort to draw blood for a test at the hospital.
The crash comes as Woods was recovering from his fifth back operation, which took place last month. It marks a devastating blow to the golfer, who was hoping to recover and compete in another tournament this April.