Thursday, September 11, 2014

the week in BLOW OFFS

It's been quite the newsweek for BLOW OFFs-- between the Ray Rice/NFL scandal, the verdict in the Oscar Pistorious case, and the bitch fight between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, it kind of feels like the world is falling apart.  Oh, and there's also that whole thing about how we're going to war against ISIS. But we're gonna have to tackle that one another day.

The Ray Rice story just gets worse and worse everyday.  In case you've been living under a rock, allow me to catch you up.  Rice is (was) a running back for the Baltimore Ravens.  Months ago, security footage surfaced of Rice dragging his then fiancee (now wife), Janay Palmer out of an elevator after apparently knocking her out.  The NFL came under fire when they only gave Rice a two game suspension.  But this week, TMZ released additional footage from inside the elevator that shows Rice knocking out Palmer.  It's beyond horrifying.  The Ravens terminated Rice's contract and he's been suspended from the NFL indefinitely.  The NFL claimed they'd never seen the full video, but now it appears that may have not been the case. To that I say: WHAT THE MOTHERFUCK?!

Mostly though, I feel terrible for Janay Palmer, while at the same time, I can't help feeling sick to my stomach when she wrote in an Instragram statement that they will "continue to grow and show the world what real love is."

Speaking of athletes and domestic violence...
The Oscar Pistorious Verdict
Guys, it just gets worse.  A judge in the Oscar Pistorious case has found him negligent but not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  He's been acquitted of all murder charges-- but the judge halted the proceeding before delivering a ruling on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.  Um, really?  You have to make everyone wait another day?  If you never read the news, then  Pistorious shot and killed his girlfriend Steenkamp in February 2013.  He claims that he thought she was an intruder and shot her through the bathroom door.  If you don't think that's the most ridiculous defense you've ever heard, then you can't sit with me.
 Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have "bad blood"
In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine this week, Taylor Swift said her new album does not contain any cryptic songs about ex-boyfriends, but that she did write a song called Bad Blood about another female pop star who's her "straight up enemy."  According to Swift, this artist would often give her back-handed compliments, but it wasn't until she tried to sabotage Swift's arena tour that Tay-Tay realized they were the Crystal and Alexis of the pop world.  Well, everyone figured out pretty quickly that Swift was referring to Katy Perry who apparently did hire away a few of Swift's back up dancers.  Then Katy tweeted this:
 I'd like to say I'm Team Katy, because I find her less annoying than Taylor Swift and because I love any person who makes a Mean Girls reference, but I just think this whole thing is silly.  Get it together, ladies.  You're both rich and successful.  You don't need to fight or write songs about each other.  Especially since we all know this is coming from the fact that you both boned John Mayer.  That makes you both losers. 

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