This week read about the controversy about Lil Nas X's music video and his "Satan Shoes," GLAAD awarding many LGBT media and stars, and a show featuring queer women coming to an end.
Lil Nas X Keeps the Controversy Coming
With controversy over his “Montero” music video and now having to recall his “Satan Shoe” with Nike, Lil Nas X can't seem to catch a break.
Lil Nas X has had to recall his new shoe with Nike, due to the backlash of its satanic marketing. Out.com said, “MSCHF [art collective] made the red and black shoes out of Nike Air Max 97s, adding pentagrams and filling the sole with red ink and ‘one drop of human blood.’”
Despite the backlash from conservatives the shoes sold out quickly.
The controversy seemed to be too much for Nike, who filed a lawsuit stopping the distribution of the “Satan Shoe,” along with a limited edition “Jesus Shoe.” According to Out.com, the shoes have stopped being shipped since April.
Some of the biggest groups of people who didn't like the shoes, satanic vibe, were conservatives and Christians.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem posted in a tweet in retaliation to the shoe saying, “Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it's ‘exclusive.’ But do you know what's more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win.”
Lil Nas X fired back on Twitter: “Ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!”
Since the controversy, Lil Nas X released a YouTube titled “Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe” — but does he? In the first few seconds of the video, it seems like he is about to apologize, only to cut to his music video “Montero.”
GLAAD Awards Filled with LGBT Media and Stars
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The 32nd annual GLAAD awards were no match for “Schitt's Creek” or Sam Smith.
The popular television series won various awards, one of them being outstanding comedy series. Smith was also given some attention in the outstanding music artists category according to Pink News.
“Schitt’s Creek” said in a recent Twitter post, “It is quite the honour to have won Outstanding Comedy Series at the #GLAADawards for the second year running!
Thank you for everything that you do, and for this wonderful accolade, @GLAAD!”
While “Schitt’s Creek” was out there pulling awards, Smith was right there next to them. Pink News said Smith was given the award by Katy Perry.
As part of their acceptance speech, they said, “Music has remained this constant force of unity throughout the world for people,” according to Pink News.
‘Wynonna Earp’ Season Four Ends
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It seems like “Wynonna Earp” has come to an end. After the season finale ended on April 9, the show is inevitably over. The campy show features several queer women.
According to EW, Syfy announced that the supernatural western's current fourth season will be its last.
The show's finale episodes began airing on March 5, with the final episode aired on April 9.
“Wynonna Earp'' is known for its powerful message conveyed in the series. “Every once in a while a show comes along with a powerful message, [and] that show has been ‘Wynonna Earp,’” said NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks Chairman Frances Berwick, according to EW.
Out.com said that the staff is trying to find a network that would air it in hopes of bringing more content to fans.
“It feels heartbreaking to say goodbye, but like all things that are beautiful, sometimes they have to come to an end, and that's what makes them special,” show creator Emily Andras told Out.com.