Welcome to the February 18, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: another Beygency is upon us.
A round of unretouched photos of the megastar from a recent L'Oreal photo shoot were leaked by long-running fansite Beyonce World to condemnation from her most passionate fans, one of whom tweeted: “I seriously wanna bash the person that photoshopped those pics fucking face in! Like it's to the point where enough is enough!” Couldn't have said it better! The pics have since been deleted by the site, meaning they're now completely erased forever and no one can ever see them again.
Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.
Outraged: Director John Boorman
Target: “American Sniper”
Why: The Oscar-nominated “Deliverance” helmer weighed in on Clint Eastwood's Best Picture nominee with some not-so-supportive words during an interview with The Huffington Post Wednesday, calling the film “obscene” and “cowardly” and saying he “felt tarnished” by the experience of viewing it. Oh, come on, don't hold back John.
Outraged: Twitter, Russell Simmons, reasonable humans
Target: Geraldo Rivera
Why: “Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years,” said Rivera during an interview with The Huffington Post. Oh, but don't worry! Def Jam founder Russell Simmons is a “dear friend.”
“Can we get someone to correct @GeraldoRivera's ignorant hip hop drivel?” weighed in @MannyFaces on Twitter. “Thanks, you sad, ill-informed celebri-bot who really needs to never talk again,” tweeted user @chavighurst. Simmons himself also responded via the social network, effectively calling into question whether the two are, in fact, buddies: