Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Caitlyn Jenner: I Might Run For Congress; Chanel Issues Apology To Gabourey Sidibe For Alleged Racial Profiling

The BBC reports:

The ex-Olympic athlete, who changed her name and transitioned to living as a woman aged 65, said Trump was being “influenced by people around him”. Jenner said her life was “much simpler” now she was living openly as a woman.

She told the program she was now considering going into politics to promote LGBT issues. “I do a lot of political stuff, but it is mostly all behind the scenes,” she said.

Asked if she would stand for election, she added: “I have been asked that question quite a bit, to be honest with you – over the next year I’m looking into it. I want to know where can I do a better job for my community, in bringing the Republican Party around when it comes to all LGBT issues.”

“Is it from the outside? Kind of working on the outside and the perimeter and working with everybody to get the Republicans to change their thinking? Or is it better off being on the inside and actually running for a Congress or Senate seat? Can I do more good there? And those are the things that I am evaluating.”

Chanel Issues An Apology To Gabourey Sidibe For Alleged Racial Profiling Incident

Paris fashion house Chanel is apologizing to Gabourey Sidibe after she came forward with claims she was racially profiled in one of the brand’s boutiques.

via NYDN:

The “Empire” star detailed her encounter in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter on Tuesday, writing that the saleswoman directed her to a store across the street to buy her eyeglasses.

“I knew what she was doing. She had decided after a single look at me that I wasn’t there to spend any money. Even though I was carrying a Chanel bag, she decided I wasn’t a Chanel customer and so, not worth her time and energy,” Sidibe wrote.

The incident occurred in Chicago, while Sidibe was there filming “Empire.”

It wasn’t until other store associates of color noticed that she was famous for the original saleswoman to help her.

Eventually, Sidibe, 34, picked up two pairs of frames and two pairs of sandals for co-star Taraji P. Henson, who was stuck on set.

“Unfortunately, I’m used to people giving me bad service. Honestly, if I walked out of every store where someone was rude to me,” she wrote. “I’d never have anything nice.”

Chanel issued an apology in the wake of the letter written by the Precious star, stating “We are sorry that she felt unwelcome and offended.”

“We took her words very seriously and immediately investigated to understand what happened,” the statement continued. “Knowing that this is absolutely not in line with the high standards that Chanel wishes to provide to our customers.”

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