This Week in Questionable Decisions…
1. Parents of kids with life-threatening allergies are boycotting Peter Rabbit for “allergy shaming” due to a scene where bunnies attack a man with blackberries (to which he’s allergic) and he has to use an EpiPen.
2. Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly paid O.J. Simpson $20,000 to appear in an upcoming movie.
3. Outback Steakhouse fired a server for complaining on Facebook about a group that placed a $735 carryout order and did not tip.
4. Louise Linton, the rich ’n’ fancy wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, told Elle magazine she’s “super-duper sorry” for coming off like a modern-day Marie Antoinette, who enjoys the phrase “super-duper.”
5. A Spanish PR company sent a sexist rejection letter to an applicant that said the position she applied for “needed a man who could handle the pace of working with big companies.”
6. Chris Brown announced big plans to tour with a number of major artists, including Rihanna.
7. A televised Chinese New Year sketch featured actors in blackface.
8. Kid Rock may have been having an affair with Julie Andrews’ granddaughter for the past decade.
9. A U.K. resident left an angry note on a paramedic vehicle, warning, “now move your van from outside my house,” as EMTs answered an emergency call.
10. Because women’s looks and clothing aren’t criticized enough, a New York Times opinion piece suggests women should stop trying to be “sexy” at the gym and opt for sweats, not yoga pants, when working out.
11. A Chicago news anchor told Iranian-American blogger Hoda Katebi in an on-air interview, “You don’t sound like an American.”
12. Marilyn Manson experienced a bit of a meltdown at a recent show, incoherently ranting and begging fans to say they love him.