Actress and singer come under backlash for weird baby names
Actress Julie Jeepers and her husband, composer/singer, Roger Washington Jones, have come under fire days after the birth of their twins.
Shortly around midnight Sunday morning Jones tweeted that Jeepers had just delivered the couple’s twins, and that both were healthy and “beautiful”. The double births became an instant media trending event on Twitter when Jones provided a two-word second tweet, “THEY’RE GORGEOUS!”. Congratulations ushered in from numerous social media outlets, and in celebration of the event Jones’ band, Freezer Furnace, performed live outside St. Wolfgang’s Clinic, the hospital where the twins came into the world. But celebration among fans, media sources and even several renowned family therapists turned decisively critical today when the couple announced the names they’d chosen for their son and daughter : John and Mary.
The couple’s choice of names had Twitter ablaze with another hashtag, STUPIDCELEBRITYBABYNAMES
Long-time tweeter, RCBUMPKINBOODLEYourManHo, summed up the general criticism when he wrote “WTF’s up with celebrities n dumbass names? Give a child something they can live with! #STUPIDCELEBRITYBABYNAMES”
Family therapist-to-the-stars, Dr. Glen Gliss, appeared on Good Morning Today, highly dubious of the couple’s choice.
“Celebrities often like to brand name their kids,” Gliss said during the interview. “I see nothing wrong with this practice, as long as it is done out of purely self-promotional motives or because the couple is competing with friends for the most original name they can come up with under a drug-induced haze. But when a parent gives their child a practical name like John or Mary solely because they like it, there will inevitably be psychological damage somewhere down the line for the child. Even though I'm not a certified doctor or even attended college, I am of the strong professional opinion this couple are unfit to be parents, and should be prosecuted for child abuse.”
Popular Chef Tyler McCoy fired for racial slur
Executives at the All-Cuisine Network announced today they have fired Chef Tyler “Cookie” McCoy after the popular host admitted during a radio interview he had used the "N" word.
The award-winning chef and multi-book author, was dismissed today from ACN’s Yummy America after the show’s producer heard him confess on-air to using the “N” word almost 30 years ago. During the interview with radio talk-show host, Eulena Davis, McCoy was asked to comment on an incident he had written about in his book, The World Is A Funny and Yummy Place. In the book the incident reveals how McCoy once threw his paternal uncle out of his home after the man began making advances to a marlin McCoy had mounted in his basement den.
“I never cared for Uncle Sidney because he tended to give me the creeps, but I always tried to be cordial,” McCoy said on air. “But when he started groping that fish and gave it a french kiss -and right in front of my kids to boot- well I blew my stack. I said, N*gger, get the f*ck out of here! It was the only time I ever cursed in front of my kids, and I’m sorry for that but what’s a dad to do?”
After announcing McCoy's dismissal, ACN's quality-control executive, Will Nag, issued a press release on the network’s decision.
“Racist remarks, no matter how long ago they were said, will not be tolerated by this network. Ours is a family-oriented network, and we aim to encourage quality values among our youngest of viewers.”
Nag went on to announce the network has slated several new shows for the upcoming fall line-up, including Fresh Bait Seductions with Chef Sidney McCoy.