Welcome to the April 2, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: One Direction fans are not at all happy with Zayn Malik's awesome vacation.
In the unfolding saga of the hottest 1D member's recent departure from the top-selling boy band, some fans are now blasting Malik for engaging in fun with girlfriend Perrie Edwards and his family in some fabulous place, as revealed by the lucky lady on Instagram Wednesday:
Gee, aren't we all glad he's convalescing from the rigors of fame? No?
so you have been to the studio, looked for a new house, and now on a vacation but you don't have time to say a word to your fans? @zaynmalik
– ARIEL (@lightskinzayn) April 2, 2015
– MY SAVAGE LOUIS ???? (@larriescondom) April 2, 2015
@zaynmalik hope you enjoy your vacation that we essentially payed for, not like you're thankful or anything
– Updating 1D (@Spotting1D) March 31, 2015
Zayn is on a vacation an we're bawling our eyes out for the past few days and this is what we get no explanation or goodbye im diappointed
– H. ?? (@NarryMcCuddly) April 2, 2015
is zayn going to get us all souvenirs I mean we paid for this vacation
– 1D Updates (@1Dupdategirls) April 2, 2015
zayn could go on a vacation with perrie on a private jet with OUR money but cant give us an explanation but that's none of my business ??????
– ashley (@darklightnjh) April 2, 2015
perrie hadn't used ig for 2 weeks then randomly comes online to post pics of her on vacation with zayn after everything that has happened ok
– catalina (@ohokstyles) April 2, 2015
Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.
Outraged: Twitter, The Root contributor Yesha Callahan, others
Target: Isaiah Washington
Why: After informing Chris Rock that all that's required to combat the phenomenon colloquially known as “Driving While Black” (DWB) is to trade in your $90,000 Mercedes for three Priuses — or as Washington terms it, “#Adapt” — the actor was slammed by the Twitter hordes for totally missing the point of the comedian's chronicling of his own recent brushes with law enforcement.
@IWashington you gotta be joking.
– Spike Lee Kara (@KaraPublishes) April 1, 2015
– Sir J of the Juice. (@BreaJae) April 1, 2015
– WhoCantHearWillFeel (@TopoftheTopLife) April 1, 2015
– #SnatchThisPower (@EnnaSoCrowned) April 1, 2015
– C E E J (@ImJustCeej) April 1, 2015
Over at The Root, Yesha Callahan weighed in by writing: “Washington”s theory about adapting is flawed. I”m going to need him to put the onus where it belongs, and not in the hands of black people.”
Meanwhile, here's Washington explaining himself to Don Lemon while wearing Rev. Henry Kane's hat from “Poltergeist II.”
Outraged: George Takei
Target: “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts” enacted in several different states, including Indiana
Why: In an impassioned post Thursday on The Daily Beast, the “Star Trek” icon painted the myriad state laws — which many believe allow business to discriminate against LGBT individuals by citing their religious beliefs — as “'sore loser' laws designed to make as hollow as possible the fruits of marriage equality. That the state would sanction this type of law, which effectively gives shopkeepers and proprietors the right to turn-out-the-gays, feeds into a general unwelcoming atmosphere where LGBTs cannot feel accepted or at peace, precisely because they never know when or from whom the next indignity will come.”