Terry Richardson

Lena Dunham Had Another Bad Night With Feminists and Anti-Feminists on Twitter

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A couple of days ago, Amanda Hess at Slate published a piece on artists who collaborate with “creeps.” The immediate targets of her analysis were Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, both of whom have recently added creep collaborations to their respective bodies of work. Gaga did that duet with R.Kelly — which really takes the cake in terms of creep collaborations, to be fair to everyone else I’m about to mention — and one of the parade of Beyoncé videos from last week was directed by a Mr. Terry Richardson. In passing, Hess happened to mention that Lena Dunham, the unwilling patron saint of Internet fighting, had recently gone on a tear about how Gaga should not have collaborated with R. Kelly:
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Who to Dress as for Halloween If You Want to Start a Fight

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Look, anyone can wheel out the same old mildly risqué “controversial” Halloween costumes to make a splash at this year’s parties — but seriously, if you really want to make an impression (while avoiding being an utter, utter fuckwit), you need something contemporary. With that in mind, here are some suggestions for topical pop culture costumes that will genuinely terrify your friends. Watch everyone cower in terror — or, if they’re drunk, maybe pick a fight with you — as you emerge from the bathroom as any of this lot. You’re welcome!
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Let’s Blame Terry Richardson — Not Miley Cyrus — For the Awful “Wrecking Ball” Video

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Who in the world thinks it’s reasonable to intercut close-ups of a destroyed woman crying with shots of that same woman licking construction tools and writhing naked on a wrecking ball? That was my first thought as I watched Miley Cyrus’ new “Wrecking Ball” video yesterday afternoon, as my Twitter feed exploded with wisecracks of the “Ugh, Miley” variety. But it all started to make sense when I realized that the clip was directed by one Terry Richardson.
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