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It’s just a tan: Twitter punches back at perpetually-offended liberals attacking Jennifer Aniston

Posted by RT on September 6, 2019  |   Comments Off on It’s just a tan: Twitter punches back at perpetually-offended liberals attacking Jennifer Aniston

The online culture war continues, this time with collective groans of exasperation at the liberal outrage mob’s latest target: actress Jennifer Aniston and her magazine cover that’s been deemed “too tanned.”

Aniston shot five different covers for fashion outlet InStyle, all reportedly inspired by 60s and 70s glamour photoshoot trends, but, naturally, the PC police homed in on just one of the covers which has seemingly upset the delicate balance between light and dark, good and evil, or something like that.

The apparently ‘racist’ picture, taken by world-renowned photographer Michael Thompson, stood out from all the rest, with the 50-year-old ‘Friends’ sitcom star deemed “too-tanned,” “too-photoshopped” or “ten shades darker than normal” according to the social media arbiters of good taste. 

 Cue the onslaught of offense and outpouring of complaints of ‘oppression’ from the liberal commentariat.

Some even compared Aniston to embattled former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal who, despite being born white, repeatedly claimed to be black.

But many thick-skinned but beleaguered veterans of the online culture war rushed to Aniston’s defense, defending her right to ‘bare arms’ and get a tan, while jumping at the chance to lash some snowflake liberals.

“This is why ‘liberal’ is used by many as an insult,” “Is this article originally from @TheOnion?” and “Is there anything liberals don’t think is racist?” were just some of the exasperated responses from those online who have thick enough skin to handle a darker shade of sun tan.

The ‘offending’ photo was apparently inspired by German model Veruschka, who was popular in the 1960s, and InStyle reportedly sent on three images of Veruschka appearing very tanned to NBC News to showcase the inspiration for the photo.

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The magazine declined to comment on whether Aniston’s skin was darkened and Aniston’s representatives have also yet to issue any comment on the photo or the subsequent outrage.

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WATCH: Well-equipped protesters locked in ferocious street battle with Hong Kong police

Posted by RT on August 26, 2019  |   Comments Off on WATCH: Well-equipped protesters locked in ferocious street battle with Hong Kong police

Police and protesters got up close and personal on Hong Kong streets, a newly posted video shows, and protesters looked like they meant business, appearing to be armed on a par with the city’s law enforcement.

The footage shows the police in full riot gear battling protesters who themselves were armed with baseball bats, metal sticks and sharp objects.. Many of them had gas masks on and were seen throwing rocks and other solid objects at the security forces.

In the video footage, there’s also smoke wafting about, likely from tear gas canisters. 

The video is just the latest evidence of increasing violence from both the police and demonstrators in the city.

But international scrutiny has mostly been focused on police brutality, despite the circulation of videos showing aggressive behavior from baton-wielding masked protesters. 

The latest alarming video elicited a mixed response from Twitter users. Some were in support of the protesters, pointing out that they’d acted in self-defense. 

Others were not as sympathetic, claiming that the protests were no longer peaceful, while also pointing out how well-equipped the protesting activists are.

Some compared the Hong Kong police’s reactions to other forces from around the world.

The latest report by Hong Kong police stated that 36 people were arrested during Sunday’s protests, including a 12-year old, for various violent acts. The demonstrations in Hong Kong began in June as an outcry against the so-called extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong authorities to detain and extradite people to mainland China. The bill has since been suspended, but protests have not died down.

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