A film adaptation of a hit book based on One Direction fan fiction, with the main character inspired by Harry Styles, has been slammed online for promoting abusive relationships. After, which will arrive in cinemas in April 2019, follows the story of American college girl Tessa who falls for tattooed British bad boy Hardin who is 'rude to the point of cruelty', after moving into her freshman dorm. As well as encouraging her to start drinking and take drugs, the couple have a tumultuous relationship in which he grabs her by the arm during arguments and tells her: 'I want you, and I should be able to have you whenever I want to.' 'He removes one of his hands from my wrists but his other hand is large enough to hold both. For a second I think he may slap me,' she says. The film is based on bestselling books by Anna Todd, 29, from Ohio who landed a publishing deal after publishing her One Direction fan fiction online, with Harry Styles inspiring Hardin the central … [Read more...] about Racy film based on One Direction fan fiction is blasted for ‘glorifying’ abusive relationships to young girls – and its ‘cruel bad boy’ lead character was originally inspired by Harry Styles
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Actress Pia Miller is known for her sensational bikini body. But on Tuesday, the 36-year-old oozed elegance in a sleeveless black frock. Taking to Instagram, the Chilean-born star chanelled timeless glamour in the dress. All style! Actress Pia Miller, 36, (pictured) covered up her famous physique in an elegant black frock as she promoted American designer Calvin Klein on Instagram on Tuesday The starlet showed her knack for style, pairing the dress with a regular black handbag. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I would love to!' Pia Miranda reveals she's keen to star in... 2019 AACTA Awards: Australian Survivor Champions vs... An eye-popping display! The Block's Shaynna Blaze shows off... REVEALED: How Australian Survivor winner Pia Miranda will... Share this article Share She carried her belongings in a statement rectangular black handbag, which she held elegantly by a top handle. Pia allowed her luscious chestnut tresses to fall … [Read more...] about Actress Pia Miller covers up her famous physique in an elegant sleeveless black frock as she promotes American designer Calvin Klein
I got a bit choked up on the day we were taking our official freshman pictures, which show all the new members of Congress. We were standing on the steps of the United States Capitol. From there I had a clear view across the Potomac river towards the city of Arlington, Virginia, where my family and I arrived as refugees a little over 20 years ago. I was 12 when we arrived. We were an excited family, who were hopeful that we would all be accepted simply as Americans one day. We left Somalia in 1991 when the civil war broke out, hoping for a better life, and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before we were granted asylum. To know that I will now be serving in the United States government, the first Somali-American to do so, is a clear message of optimism for kids around the world. Kids who might be in refugee camps, living in orphanages, in situations that are hard and devastating – hopefully this will show them that their today does not determine their tomorrow, and that … [Read more...] about ‘It was a rejection of Trump’s way of thinking’: Ilhan Omar on being elected to Congress
Nothing in this life is certain aside from death, taxes and English literature graduates writing in the Guardian and spoiling your enjoyment of things you had previously thought were fine. While the meme of the problematic fave may be five years old, the enduring agony and ecstasy of having one tells us a lot about the way popular culture shapes our entire sense of self. The problematic fave has its origins in that crucible of millennial woke culture, Tumblr. A modern-day Domesday Book called Your Fave Is Problematic catalogued examples of transphobic, misogynist and white-supremacist behaviour from supposedly liberal heroes (RuPaul using the slur “tranny”, for example). As such, the problematic fave should not be confused with its insipid country cousin, the guilty pleasure. We’re not talking about harmless indulgences such as scoffing a whole tube of Pringles before bedtime, or autoerotic asphyxiation. We’re talking about cultural phenomena where not only the … [Read more...] about Ezra Pound wrote the world’s single greatest poem, but is it wrong to love a fascist?
On Valentine’s Day, 17-year-old Jaclyn Corin, student president of her year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, was delivering carnations to raise prom funds. Then the shooting started. As a former student went on a rampage that left 17 people dead, Corin took refuge in a classroom with other terrified pupils. Down the corridor, Delaney Tarr, also 17, was hiding in a cupboard with friends from her journalism class. Over the next few weeks, Corin and Tarr, alongside other Parkland students, turned a life-changing tragedy into March For Our Lives, one of the biggest youth protests in the US since the Vietnam war. Delaney Tarr Everyone involved in March For Our Lives mobilised as a way of processing our grief. It was pretty much the only thing we felt we could do in those moments after the shooting. That same night I was scheduling interviews with other students at the vigil the next day, because as a student journalist it was what I knew I could … [Read more...] about ‘We took our anger and channelled it’: Parkland students Jaclyn Corin and Delaney Tarr on becoming activists