Kim Kardashian West sorry for defending makeup artist

Kim Kardashian West
Updated 17 August 2017

Kim Kardashian West sorry for defending makeup artist

LOS ANGELES: Kim Kardashian West is apologizing after feeling the ire of the Internet for defending a makeup artist who used racial slurs several times on camera.
Kardashian West says in a Snapchat video Tuesday that she is sorry for “feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism.”
Kardashian West was trending on social media after defending makeup artist Jeffree Star as an asset to her cosmetics empire despite his history of racist remarks and calling her fans “petty” for bringing up his past. She characterized his slurs as “negative” but said he had apologized for them and she believes people can change.
She reiterated that belief in her posts on Tuesday and says she wants to “move forward and be positive.”


Keepers, animals keep each other company at Cairo’s shuttered zoo

Updated 03 April 2020

Keepers, animals keep each other company at Cairo’s shuttered zoo

  • The zoo in Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo, is one of the few green spaces in the usually bustling city of 23 million and is often crammed with families
  • Egypt, like other countries, is trying to curb the spread of coronavirus cases by restricting people’s movements

CAIRO: The chimpanzees, lions and hippos of Cairo’s zoo are getting a rare spell of peace and quiet alone with their keepers as a closure caused by the coronavirus outbreak keeps the public away.
The zoo in Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo, is one of the few green spaces in the usually bustling city of 23 million and is often crammed with families seeking diversion from the grind of daily life.
Now keepers do their rounds at the zoo along deserted pathways, feeding animals apples and bananas through the railings of their cages and bringing fresh hay to their enclosures.
Veteran keeper Mohamed Aly holds hands with 12-year-old chimpanzee Jolia in a gesture of friendship, while noting that keepers are careful about cleaning hands between rounds.
“I’ve been here about 25 years,” he said. “(I’ve spent) my whole life with them, they may not speak but they feel everything, and of course all of them are looking for people to play with.”
Egypt, like other countries, is trying to curb the spread of coronavirus cases by restricting people’s movements. It has imposed a night curfew and shut schools, mosques and tourist sites including the pyramids. It has so far confirmed more than 850 cases of the virus, including more than 50 deaths.
The zoo, which has been closed along with others in Egypt since March 18, is sprayed with disinfectant twice a week.