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Faded Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Seen on InfoWars Shilling Questionable Supplements, Me Seen Laughing Faded Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Seen on InfoWars Shilling Questionable Supplements, Me Seen Laughing

It’s been a big week for extended cautionary tale and person running out of media outlets Milo Yiannopoulos. On Tuesday, the one-time head troll of Breitbart dropped a lawsuit against his former book publisher, seemingly minutes after vowing to represent himself and win big. Shortly thereafter, he was seen…

The Tattoo Industry Is Having Its Own Wrenching, Revelatory #MeToo Moment The Tattoo Industry Is Having Its Own Wrenching, Revelatory #MeToo Moment

Katie was 19 when she went to get her first tattoo, from an artist whose work she’d seen on other people’s bodies and admired. In her memory, nothing “super weird” happened that day, though she remembers the artist being flirtatious. The next two times, when she returned to have a new, larger piece done, she says…

Bumble Doesn't Want Alt-Lite Clown Jack Posobiec, Or Even Someone Impersonating Him, Using Their App  Bumble Doesn't Want Alt-Lite Clown Jack Posobiec, Or Even Someone Impersonating Him, Using Their App 

The feminist dating app Bumble has deleted an account that looks an awful lot like it belonged to Jack Posobiec, an enthusiastic pro-Trumper and a figure in the so-called “alt-lite” movement (alt-righters who claim not to be antisemitic or Neo-Nazi). Posobiec is best known for spreading Pizzagate conspiracy theories, …

Satanic Temple Threatens to Sue Twitter for Religious Discrimination After They Were Threatened With Arson  Satanic Temple Threatens to Sue Twitter for Religious Discrimination After They Were Threatened With Arson 

Here’s the latest development in a fight that started weirdly and only got weirder as time went on: the Satanic Temple is threatening to sue Twitter over an imbroglio that began with former child-actor Corey Feldman ranting about “Satanic nutbags” and retweeting a call to burn down their headquarters, and ended,…

Tiffany Haddish's New Memoir Was Co-Written By Brotastic 'Dick Lit' Author Tucker Max  Tiffany Haddish's New Memoir Was Co-Written By Brotastic 'Dick Lit' Author Tucker Max 

One of the only joys of 2017 has been watching the rise of Tiffany Haddish, an ebullient, hilarious, risqué comedian and possibly the best guest on any late-night talk show. Haddish, who talks frequently about growing up in foster care and stints spent living in her car, had a breakout role in the comedy Girls Trip…

New England Elected Official Says Al Franken Tried to Give Her A 'Wet, Open-Mouthed Kiss' Onstage  New England Elected Official Says Al Franken Tried to Give Her A 'Wet, Open-Mouthed Kiss' Onstage 

A former elected official in New England who has requested anonymity tells Jezebel that Al Franken attempted to give her a “wet, open-mouthed kiss” onstage at an event in 2006, shortly before he ran for Senate. The woman says the encounter left her “stunned and incredulous.”

Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note

The New York Times published a profile over the weekend of an Ohio man named Tony Hovater, a co-founder of the white supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party. The piece, by reporter Richard Fausset, was meant to say something profound about the banality of evil—This man shops for groceries! He has a Twin Peaks tattoo!…

Pumpkin Pie: Slice of Heaven or Unadulterated Trash?  Pumpkin Pie: Slice of Heaven or Unadulterated Trash? 

Megan: Every year at Thanksgiving, after the turkey and the stuffing and the sad salad someone made “for roughage” is finished, someone pours some coffee and makes space on the table for the absolute worst part of a Thanksgiving dessert table: the pumpkin pie. An unassuming pie shell sits, filled with a…

Trump's Wildly Unqualified Judicial Nominee Is Also a Ghost-Hunting Horror Author and Really Bad Blogger Trump's Wildly Unqualified Judicial Nominee Is Also a Ghost-Hunting Horror Author and Really Bad Blogger

In a fitting symbol of the times in which we live, Brett Talley, a 36-year-old lawyer, has been nominated by the Trump administration to a lifetime position as a federal judge, despite having never tried a case and being unanimously deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association. This week, many of us learned…

On Rumors On Rumors

The revelation in Thursday’s New York Times that comedian Louis CK acted sexually inappropriate with women comedians was not a revelation to us here at Jezebel. In 2012, Jezebel’s sibling site, Gawker, ran a blind item about a “critically cherished sitcom auteur” who masturbated in front of “a female comedy duo” at…

Louis CK Cancels New York Movie Premiere, Late Show Appearance Ahead of Reported New York Times Story Louis CK Cancels New York Movie Premiere, Late Show Appearance Ahead of Reported New York Times Story

Louis C.K. has canceled the premiere for his new movie I Love You Daddy ahead of a reported New York Times story, in case the story is “damaging,” the Hollywood Reporter reports. The premiere was set to take place Thursday night in New York. Jezebel has confirmed that CK’s team also canceled a planned appearance on…

Tell Us What You Know About the Louis C.K. Sexual Abuse Allegations  Tell Us What You Know About the Louis C.K. Sexual Abuse Allegations 

In an interview with the New York Times on September 11, Louis C.K. declined to discuss what the paper of record genteelly described as “unsubstantiated internet rumors of sexual misconduct with female comics.”

Leader of the Hate Group Linked to Charlottesville Attacker Was a Recruiter for the U.S. Marines Leader of the Hate Group Linked to Charlottesville Attacker Was a Recruiter for the U.S. Marines

The leader of a white nationalist group associated with accused Charlottesville killer James Alex Fields Jr. served in the Marines until this year, including three years spent as a recruiter, Splinter has learned. Dillon Ulysses Hopper, the self-described “CEO” of Vanguard America, a hate group whose members were…

Very Good Headline About Your Colon Appears On TV  Very Good Headline About Your Colon Appears On TV 

You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to write a headline about Alex Jones and his dodgy medical expert buddy. We did it, though, and now here it is behind an incredulous British man.

A Woman in R. Kelly's Inner Circle Describes Sexual Coercion and Control: 'It's Like Stockholm Syndrome' A Woman in R. Kelly's Inner Circle Describes Sexual Coercion and Control: 'It's Like Stockholm Syndrome'

Singer R. Kelly claimed to have “raised” one of his teenage sexual conscripts since the age of “14 or 15,” according to a sometime member of his entourage who spoke to Jezebel about life inside the singer’s inner circle. The woman confirmed details published this week in a disturbing BuzzFeed story, telling Jezebel…

Here's Tucker Carlson Doing a Racist, Poop-Fixated Segment on 'Gypsies' Overtaking a Pennsylvania Town Here's Tucker Carlson Doing a Racist, Poop-Fixated Segment on 'Gypsies' Overtaking a Pennsylvania Town

It is rare that our oldest frenemies can truly surprise us, but on Monday night Fox News did just that, when Tucker Carlson devoted a six-minute segment to “gypsies”—his word—allegedly taking over a Pennsylvania town and pooping in the street. You have to hand it to Fox for finding untapped sources of xenophobia and…

With Her Sexual Harassment Complaint Settled, Thinx Founder Miki Agrawal Gets a Book Deal With Her Sexual Harassment Complaint Settled, Thinx Founder Miki Agrawal Gets a Book Deal

Earlier this year, Miki Agrawal, co-founder of the period underwear-maker Thinx, stepped down as CEO of the company and faced a sexual harassment complaint from an employee. The complaint has been settled confidentially, and Agrawal now has a book deal on how women in the workplace can “remove the filters that are…

Minneapolis Yoga Teacher Fatally Shot By Police After Calling to Report Disturbance Minneapolis Yoga Teacher Fatally Shot By Police After Calling to Report Disturbance

A Minneapolis yoga teacher who called police Saturday night to report a disturbance near her house was fatally shot by an officer who, according to eyewitness reports, didn’t even get out of the car. Minneapolis’s mayor told media outlets that while both officers involved in the shooting of Justine Damond had on body…

Trump Surrogates Have a Buckwild Night on TV, Demonstrate Why They Should Never Be Asked on TV Again Trump Surrogates Have a Buckwild Night on TV, Demonstrate Why They Should Never Be Asked on TV Again

Here’s a question: if you had an acquaintance who routinely came over to your house, squatted on your rug, took a lengthy, luxuriating shit on it, then looked you in the eye and insisted “There’s no shit on that rug,” would you keep having them over? Yes? Good Lord. You must be in cable news.

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