Welcome to the March 19, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: you're all just jealous of Zayn Malik.
The One Direction heartthrob, who just pulled out of the boy band's tour of Asia due to “stress,” has slammed rumors that he cheated on fiancee Perrie Edwards with a “mystery blonde,” writing on Twitter:
I'm 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous fucks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x
– zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015
Sounds guilty to me.
Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.
Outraged: Black scholar Dr. Boyce D. Watkins
Target: FOX's “Empire”
Why: After slamming the blockbuster FOX series set at a hip-hop entertainment company as “ghettofied hood drama” and “coonery” in a January column, Watkins expanded on the comments on last night's “CNN Tonight” hosted by Don Lemon, saying: “A lot of black actors and actresses are just tired of being put in the entertainment ghetto. The entertainment ghetto is basically the place where you have roles that are shows that are specifically designed for black people, where black actors are kind of locked into. …I can tell you this, if that family were a normal family and didn't have so many dysfunctions, those characters would have been white.”