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Ciara O'Connor


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Lana Del Rey has said she is gaining creatively from the cultural ‘damage’ of Donald Trump’s presidency (Danny Lawson/PA)

Lana Del Rey has said she is gaining creatively from the cultural ‘damage’ of Donald Trump’s presidency (Danny Lawson/PA)

Bizarre posts: Lana Del Rey

Bizarre posts: Lana Del Rey

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Lana Del Rey has said she is gaining creatively from the cultural ‘damage’ of Donald Trump’s presidency (Danny Lawson/PA)

There appears to be a specific racist micro-trend for white lady celebrities using black and Asian women as disparaging examples of what they don't want to be.

It started when food writer Alison Roman name-checked the people's princess Chrissy Teigen and professionally inoffensive Marie Kondo as 'horrifying' sell-outs. Alison's big racist mistake was failing to mention any of the many, many, many not-Asian women who have also been more successful than her. Indeed, I can attest to the fact that it's much easier to sell Gwyneth Paltrow as a villain than Marie Kondo (who has not acknowledged the viral s**t-show).

Two hours after Chrissy tweeted that she was 'bummed' and the internet pointed out Alison's racist misogyny, the food writer apologised privately and publicly to Teigen. Soon after she wrote a much longer apology in which she interrogated her white privilege and took full responsibility for her words, and gave her email address for feedback. Chrissy had publicly forgiven her - and then last week The New York Times put Alison on leave.