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An Instagram photo of two gay fathers, Kordale and Kaleb, has gone viral for a number of reasons, some of which you might not expect at first glance.

Kordale and Kaleb, who have three kids and a sizable social media, have been receiving homophobic and racist backlash after sharing the image below:

Kordale and Kaleb Photo
Kordale and Kaleb are two gay dads who have become a lightning rod for conversation due to their Instagram account and family photos.

The idea of two gay black men raising kids, it seems, is just too much for Twitter to take. Even some positive responses are more like backhanded compliments.

Many of the more overtly racist, homophobic Tweets have been removed, but the ones like "finally a black gay couple" are equally as problematic to the duo.

Most of the positive feedback hit on two key points:

  1. That Kordale and Kaleb are a black gay couple, in general
  2. That it was nice to see black men taking care of children

Indeed, the controversy surrounding this photo raises many broad cultural questions. Kordale and Kaleb responded to them in a statement to the Huffington Post:

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Haters, you better recognize: Gabourey Sidibe is totally awesome.

Following her red carpet appearance at Sunday's Golden Globes, some morons took to Twitter and took issue with how the actress looked in her Michael Costello dress.

But did the former Oscar nominee and American Horror Story star let the weight bigots get to her? Of course not.

She brushed them away with the early favorite for Comeback Tweet of the Year.

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Demi Lovato won Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Music Fan Following at the 2014 People's Choice Awards last night.

So it should have been an evening of celebration for the singer, right? Not quite.

The singer Tweeted that she signed on and was taken aback to see some fans being "really mean." They were peeved because Lovato was not at the event to accept her trophies.

Demi Lovato Jingle Ball Pic

“I’m not at the PCA’s because as I have stated before, I’m taking as much time off this month as possible," Lovato wrote. “I haven’t taken a substantial amount of time off in a long time and now I am. Thank you for those who voted and understand why I am away."

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To those who have been living under a rock for the past few days... we hope it's a really warm rock.

But this just in: it's cold outside. Really cold. Downright freezing, in fact, due to a weather phenomenon known as a Polar Vortex.

What is that, exactly? Watch the following video for details, but all that really matters is this: it's pretty much the exact opposite of Kate Upton.

How are celebrities handling such weather, which is affecting nearly every region of the country? Let's find out, Twitter style...

Joan Rivers: It is so cold here in New York, this morning while my dog was licking himself, his tongue froze to his crotch.

Jimmy Kimmel: A #PolarVortex sounds like something Mr. Freeze would use to destroy Gotham City… or a new flavor of Powerade.

Steve Martin: I'd like to apologize for calling Polar Vortex winter. It's actually more of a spring.

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Tragedy struck today in Aspen, Colorado.

And it was witnessed by a pair of celebrities.

According to FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer, a twin-engine jet crashed at the local airport earlier today, with Twitter photos depicting the plane upside on the runway.

Aspen Plane Crash Pic

"So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport," LeAnn Rimes Tweeted from Aspen, with comedian Kevin Nealon adding:

"Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet. Fire truck and ambulances were on the scene within minutes."

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Of all the things you don't want to say publicly on social media ... Justine Sacco wins. But talking about how you to get it in with your "hot" cousin is up there.

On Christmas night, Twitter user Mobute, a contributor for Deadspin, Esquire and other sites, discovered that these thoughts were a recurring theme.

He started re-tweeting them all, and the results are ... interesting.

Around the holidays, we often see relatives who aren't in our immediate families, and it's understandable to observe that one's cousins are attractive humans.

This goes beyond that, though. The words "crush," "date" and "f--k" were frequently used. There was a lot of family holiday party sexual tension apparently.

Kate Upton Sexy Photo

Unless your cousin looks like Kate Upton, there's no need for ... you know what, it would still be weird to be related to her and think about sleeping with her.

Right? Not to these people around the country, evidently.

Some choice hot cousin Tweets from earlier this week:

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Social media has led to a social gaffe for Steve Martin, but he's taking full responsibility for his racist tweet and explaining in detail how it came about.

The actor, writer and former Oscar host, 68, was quipping with fans on Twitter when he apparently went too far when the topic turned to grammar.

Asked by a fan, "Is this how you spell lasonia?" Martin said: "It depends. Are you in an African-American neighborhood or at an Italian restaurant?"

Steve Martin Image

Quickly realizing the line might offend, Martin deleted the tweet and apologized. In the face of criticism that ensued, he offered a longer explanation.

"I was riffing on Twitter, inviting people to ask me grammar questions," the funnyman wrote. "I replied with what I hoped were funny answers."

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Steve Martin is under fire for tweeting a racist joke and offending many of his fans on Twitter, though he did delete it himself and apologize immediately.

The actor/comedian was having some fun on Twitter, answering questions about grammar rules, in what is one of his usual hilarious social media routines.

Then, things took a bad turn.

Steve Martin Pic

When one of the 68-year-old's followers when one asked him "Is this how you spell lasonia?" Martin then replied with this racially charged joke:

"It depends. Are you in an African-American neighborhood or at an Italian restaurant?"

As mentioned, Martin quickly took the tweet down, and apologized immediately.

Still, he received criticism from fans, and posted this: "I did apologize. But again, a second later I realized what an offensive thing I'd done. Deep bow."

The 68-year-old star resumed Tweeting a day later without mentioning the mishap.

So first the Justine Sacco debacle and now this. Remember when Twitter was just for sending non-stop updates about bathroom breaks or live-Tweeting Scandal?

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Charlie Sheen is TAKING IT to Phil Robertson, saying he had better apologize for his crude anti-gay comments or face a media storm like he wouldn't believe.

As reported earlier, A&E made the controversial decision to suspend Robertson from Duck Dynasty largely because of the gay employees at the network.

Clearly, Sheen agrees with that move, but he's not satisfied.

Days after Phil likened called gays immoral sinners (among many other things, in much coarser wording) in GQ, the actor tore into him in a Twitter tirade:

  • MaSheen
  • Phil R.

"Hey Mallard brained Phil Robertson! you have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine, who DO NOT have the voice or the outreach that I do."

"Well news flash shower-dodger, I will speak loudly and clearly for ALL of them."

"So, just when your desperately sub evolved ass thought the pressure was off, you are in the crosshairs of a MaSheen style media beat down."

(I'll try to keep the big words to a minimum as not to confuse you)."

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Justine Sacco, a PR executive, is in major hot water after publicly tweeting a racist “joke” during a flight to Africa that went viral and didn't go over too well.

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” she wrote.

Yeah ...

Justine Sacco is a New York-based communications director for media conglomerate IAC, which reps brands like OKCupid, Vimeo and CollegeHumor.

At least she was. IAC responded to the controversy in a statement last night:

“This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. This is a very serious matter and we are taking appropriate action.”

The company, which is operated by billionaire media executive Barry Diller, noted that it had been unable to reach the in-flight “employee in question."

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