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They get unfathomably furious when she goes to the shops. They froth with vitriol when she dares to open her mouth on television. Now the latest—and perhaps strangest—thing that Johnny Depp‘s troll army loves to attack Amber Heard with is her own beauty.

“She didn’t deserve this beauty,” moaned one Tik Tok account that attracted half a million likes and thousands of comments in agreement. “The real definition of never judge someone by their looks,” grumbled another, in a post that was just as popular.

Other accounts are gleeful about the aging process, because apparently older women aren’t attractive. “Can you imagine how sad a woman Amber Heard will be when her beauty fades?” asked one Twitter account. “Beauty fades, better bag you some old dude before you’re too old,” said another.

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Amber Heard in the courtroom of her defamation trial with her ex-husband Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 1, 2022. Depp’s fans have recently attacked Amber Heard for her physical beauty, claiming she has bewitched their idol. Evelyn Hockstein/Getty Images

While a third lot of trolls meanly compared her looks to others—Kate Moss, of course, the supermodel who stuck by Johnny, or his ex-wife Vanessa Paradis of whom he wrote in a text message to Elton John: “extortionist French c***.” But Vanessa was a good girl, she stood by Johnny and therefore all is forgiven.

Because the real—unspoken—problem with this beautiful woman is that she dared to open her mouth and criticize a popular man. She had the audacity to talk about her poisonous and abusive relationship with an older multimillionaire who has made a handful of good films and a bucketful of bad ones. For that she will never be forgiven. What a witch! Burn her! Or, as Johnny wrote to his friend Paul Bettany: “Let’s drown her before we burn her!!! Will f*** her burnt corpse afterward to make sure she’s dead.”

This new obsession with Amber’s facial loveliness started when someone unearthed a 2016 story about how a British cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Julian De Silva, said Amber had the perfect face according to the Greek Golden Ratio phi—which measures distances on the face from the nose to the top lip and the lip to the chin.

To say that has sent the deranged attack dogs onto Amber’s scent would be an understatement. Even as they acknowledge her beauty, they turn it to poison. The idea that Amber bewitched Johnny with said beauty has become so prevalent there are social media accounts linking the actress to the old TV series about witches, Bewitched. Because of course it was her fault that Johnny fell in love with her.

The idea that women use their beauty against men is practically as old as time. Dear old Eve using her womanly wiles to tempt Adam into betraying himself was perhaps the first example—the misogyny of that story echoes down our culture in the West.

It’s why in many places women are still forced by men to hide their beauty—their ankles, their hair, sometimes even their eyes. Because otherwise their attractiveness will lead men astray. Amber’s surface beauty is the excuse they need—she bewitched him and she made him do those bad things that he did. The victim is the real perpetrator, or as other social media attacks have it, “a snake in the grass” and “venomous.”

Amber Heard's beauty discussed by Depp fans

Dr. Julian De Silva, said Amber had the perfect face according to the Greek Golden Ratio phi—which measures distances on the face from the nose to the top lip and the lip to the chin. Getty

None of us need reminding that we still live in a misogynistic culture—however many gains women have made, there are always men to bring us down and try and control our bodies. That some males—people who know that a beauty such as Amber would never once look their way—are incensed at the audacity of Amber to speak is one thing.

But the saddest thing about this internet hatred is that some of it comes from women too. Yes, we all love to judge, and many of us may have been hurt by the beauty of another—a boyfriend, husband or girlfriend may have had their head turned—but one reason why the patriarchy is so powerful is that women can be quick to turn on one another.

No one ‘deserves’ beauty; it’s a gift just as an ear for music, a way with numbers or a brilliance at languages is. And no one deserves to be attacked simply because they are beautiful.

When it comes to Amber, who has seen her career stalled, her wealth under threat and her life taken up with this battle with her ex for four years, perhaps the judges on the internet, so quick to demand real beauty needs to come from the inside too, could look to themselves, see what they have written and recognize the ugliness within.

Source : Newsweek.com

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Shakira Faces Eight Years In Jail And £19million Fine Over £12m Tax Fraud

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Spanish prosecutors have recommended that the singer Shakira be imprisoned for eight years and two months for tax fraud, the Spanish newspaper El País reported.

They also said she should pay a fine of $23.51 million (23.7 million euros), El País reported.

Spanish prosecutors first filed charges against Shakira in 2018, saying she failed to pay $16.3 million (14.5 million euro) in tax there.

Prosecutors said Shakira was spending so much time in Spain — as she was dating the Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué — that she owed the country tax, El País reported.

Shakira and Piqué announced their separation after 11 years last month.

Shakira rejected a plea deal with Spanish prosecutors earlier this week and opted to take the case to trial.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s publicists said in a statement that she “trusts her innocence and chooses to leave the issue in the hands of the law,” according to Billboard.

Shakira said since the investigation started she had been legally residing in the Bahamas, El País reported. She said she was not living in Spain, Reuters reported.

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Nicki Minaj Disses Kanye West At Essence Fest: ‘We Don’t f*ck With Clowns!’

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Last night Nicki Minaj headlined Essence Festival in New Orleans where she performed her career-spanning hits along with the latest songs like ‘We Go Up’ , and ‘Seeing Green’.

Kanye West’s collaboration ‘Monster’ a song that undoubtedly skyrocketed then 27-year-old Rapper’s career would be expected as a no-brainer part of the setlist. But Nicki took a left turn last night, as soon as the DJ started playing the track from Kanye West’s 2010 album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , Nicki cut him off.

Nicki exclaims while cutting the track which also included Rick Ross and Jay-Z as guest features “Wait hold on hold on….I’m Monstered up..I’m Monstered Up….We don’t f*ck with Clowns”. Minaj’s announcement was met with cheers from fans during the show.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, the fans of both artists are deducing that Nicki’s act might be the cause of Kanye linking up with her archenemy Cardi B on her song ‘Hot Sh*t’ which was released just yesterday. Check out some of the reactions below:

Apart from the above incident, Nicki’s performance was on par as she brought out her mentor Lil Wayne as a surprise guest , both performed their latest collaboration ‘Seeing Green for the first time ever. Along with it Weezy performerd his hit ‘A Milli’ , Truffle Butter’ and more.

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2022 BET Awards: Complete List Of Winners

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WIZKID FEAT, JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS wins the award for Best Collaboration #BETAwards 

The BET Awards are back for their 2022 edition, with Taraji P. Henson hosting Culture’s Biggest Night for the second year in a row. The show airs live on BET Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Doja Cat leads the pack of BET nominees with six, dominating the music categories with nods for album of the year, best female R&B/pop artist, female hip-hop artist, video of the year, best collaboration and the BET Her award. Drake and Ari Lennox follow suit with four nominations each.

Performers during the star-studded show include Lil Wayne, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Babyface, Chance the Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, Giveon, Joey Bada$$, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Latto and Muni Long.

The 2022 class of nominees is selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of entertainment professionals in music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creative arts.

Find the full list of winners below:

Album of the year

WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist

Ari Lennox
Chlöe
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Lucky Daye
WINNER: The Weeknd
Wizkid
Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Latto
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Best male hip-hop artist

Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group

WINNER: Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Migos
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration

WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
WINNER: Latto
Muni Long
Tems
Yung Bleu

Video of the year

WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
WINNER: “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year

WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
“Grace.” Kelly Price
“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
“Jireh,” Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

BET Her

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best international act

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

Candyman
WINNER: King Richard
Respect
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best actor

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award

Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
WINNER: Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award

Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
WINNER: Stephen Curry

 

 

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