Joe Exotic Has High Hopes About Who Will Play Him in a Tiger King Movie

Anyone who binged Netflix's Tiger King can attest to Joe Exotic being a one-of-a-kind character, but according to directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin, Exotic himself (real name Joseph Maldanado-Passage) wants Brad Pitt to play him in the movie adaptation of his life. The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Goode and Chaiklin and talked about the possibilities of taking the story from a documentary to a scripted project.

THR notes that Exotic has expressed interest in having a more dramatized version of what went down at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. Pitt wasn't his only choice, however. While the Tiger King podcast (which isn't affiliated at all with Netflix's docu-series) wanted Margot Robbie to play Exotic in a major stunt casting twist, Exotic said he'd be happy with Pitt or another notable Hollywood actor.

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"He would like Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him," Chaiklin said. But Chaiklin added a fun fact: Exotic doesn't actually know David Spade's name, saying, "He doesn’t refer to David Spade as David Spade — he refers to him as 'Joe Dirt.'"

The co-director also talked about the massive appeal of the show, saying that it was a perfect storm of quarantine, Exotic's charisma, and the allure of the unknown. He added that he's happy to have given viewers a distraction from the harsh realities of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I think that it’s a very uncertain time and people want an escape, and this is a world that very few people knew existed, inhabited by some very colorful, charismatic characters," he said. "And so hopefully it provides some relief for people from the anxiety around what’s transpiring around us."

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BTS’ Friends Outside Of The Group Are Just As Talented As Them

After spending almost a decade together as a group, BTS considers each other family, and that’s evident whenever they call each other "brother." If you ever doubt how close they are, just look at their music. The guys named their latest album Map of the Soul: 7 to not only represent their seven years as a group, but also as a tribute to each of their seven unique members. BTS obviously loves each other, but they don’t spend every waking moment together. Just like other families, each member has their own circle of friends they hang out with every once in a while when they have extra free time. BTS’ friends outside of the group are just as talented as them because many also come from the entertainment industry themselves.

As you can tell from BTS’ interviews and BangtanTV clips, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are social butterflies. Their charming personalities instantly pull in everyone they meet, and that’s why, after every event they attend, you’ll see so many celebrities posting photos with them on social media. It’s only natural that, over time, BTS developed friendships with so many of their famous peers after seeing them so frequently.

Since BTS has a lot of celebrity friends, here are 10 you absolutely need to know about.

1. Jackson Wang

GOT7’s Jackson Wang and RM have a lot in common, so it only makes sense they eventually became friends. Apart from the fact they’re both members of huge K-Pop groups, Wang and RM were both born in 1994.

In a September 2019 interview with the Zach Sang Show, Wang explained how their friendship started. "[RM] and I go all the way back to when we were trainees. I was a trainee at JYP, and he was a trainee from Big Hit. We met through a friend, and he is the same age as me," he said, adding the two complement each other well. "I goof off often, and I joke around. I’m more aggressive. RM is pretty calm, and he is very smart. He doesn’t talk too much, but whatever he says, it just feels right."

2. Lee Yi Kyung

While appearing on the Korean television program Radio Star, Welcome to Waikiki actor Lee revealed he and Jin studied together at the same school. They lost touch after Jin debuted as a singer with BTS, but they eventually reunited at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards and became close again.

3. Max Schneider

Suga and Schneider have been giving each other shoutouts on social media since 2017, but they didn’t meet each other until Schneider’s Seoul concert this past January.

After their meetup, the singer called Suga his "new brother" on Twitter and the two reunited weeks later at a Lakers game, sparking collaboration rumors.

4. Becky G

Following their meetup at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, J-Hope and Becky G quickly became friends. They soon bonded over their mutual love for DJ Webstar and Young B’s "Chicken Noodle Soup," and collaborated on a remix of the track.

5. Sungwoon

Jimin’s friendship with Wanna One’s Sungwoon is the sweetest. Whenever either of them drops a new song, the other never fails to show support for their friend online. Jimin and Sungwoon are so close, they even call each other and casually say "I love you."

6. Park Seo-Joon

V and Seo Joon have been close ever since they starred in the 2016 Korean drama Hwarang together. During BTS’ extended break in 2019, V visited his friend to "work out" alongside him, and just months later, he released "Sweet Night" for Seo Joon’s Netflix show, Itaewon Class.

7. Choi Woo-shik

V, Seo Joon, Park Hyung Sik, Peak Boy, and Choi are known together as the "Wooga Squad." Fans created the nickname for them after the guys captioned their posts together, "wooga wooga" (it’s likely an inside joke). While V met Seo Joon and Hyung Sik on the set of Hwarang, he met Choi and Peak Boy through Seo Joon.

Fans always gush about how talented they all are, and if you’re wondering why Choi looks so familiar, that’s because he starred in the four-time-Oscar-winning film Parasite.

8. Seventeen’s Mingyu

Just like how RM and Wang bonded over being the same age, Jungkook and Seventeen’s Mingyu connected the same way. They were both born in 1997, making them "97 liners," along with their peers like Yugyeom from GOT7 and Eunwoo from ASTRO. The squad gets together once in a while to share a meal, sending all their fans into a frenzy online.

9. GOT7’S Yugyeom

There’s more than one friendship between BTS and GOT7 because Jungkook is also close with Yugyeom. Besides being 97 liners, the stars are also the "maknaes" (youngest members) of their respective groups.

10. Erik Nam

Shortly after debuting in 2013, BTS appeared on Nam’s talk show After School Club, and they’ve been friends ever since. As Nam is also a singer, he covers BTS’ songs whenever he gets the chance. Most recently, Nam covered Jungkook’s "Euphoria" and you can listen to it below. In August 2019, Nam even tagged along with Jimin to Alec Benjamin’s concert in Korea.

Many of BTS’ friends outside of the group come from the entertainment industry, too. Their titles range from presenters and actors to singers, but one thing they all have in common is they’re mega-talented. Do yourself a favor and check out each of their projects because they’re so worth it.

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Is There Such a Thing As a “Good” Instagram Live Session?

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) rendered most of housebound for weeks on end, the only notifications I ever got about anyone going on Instagram Live were from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has regularly used the platform to talk about everything from the Green New Deal to migrant detention centers (all while drinking wine, cooking dinner, or assembling IKEA furniture).

But in this unchartered era of self-isolation and social distancing, it seems like there's someone going live every hour. Influencers, non-influencers, actors, musicians, you name it. In the first week of our collective self-isolation, this was a nice way of feeling connected with other people, even as we all took precautions to keep each other safe from the comfort of our individual homes. We all met Selena Gomez's new puppy via instagram Live. We tuned into Michelle Obama's virtual party with DJ D-Nice. We (Barack Obama included) stayed informed through basketball player Steph Currey's live chat about coronavirus with Dr. Anthony Fauci. We even had virtual concerts with John Legend and James Blake. 

Now, as the days all blend into each other and March begins to stretch out into what feels like the longest month in history, it's become a running joke. (Even a 10-year-old Kardashian is "going live!")

While there have been some ill-advised Instagram Lives of late (i.e. Vanessa Hudgens's session, in which she commented on the coronavirus: "yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible. But like, inevitable?"), a "going live" notification doesn't always have to induce an "ah sh—t, here we go again" out of you. There are some good ones out there — really. 

Take, for example, actress Phoebe Tonkin, who has been using Instagram Live in recent days to read children's books to her followers. It's a perfect use of IG Live: children's books are just short enough for a reading session, but not too short, and Tonkin's gentle Australian lilt makes me feel like tiny angels dressed in white cotton nightgowns are tucking me into bed.

And with the number of gyms and fitness studios that have had to close due to concerns over the virus, many are streaming their workouts on Instagram for free. My personal favorite is yoga studio Sky Ting's workouts, which are challenging but not taxing, and are very apartment-friendly — especially if you live on the top floor of a building and can't really be doing jump-squats.

On the days I am looking for a little more intensity and cardio in a workout (and when my downstairs neighbor is absent on a grocery run), boxing studio Shadowbox's live workouts keep me in fighting shape — no gloves necessary, but fun to use if you have them. 

It's easy to start feeling powerless when the best thing you can do to keep everyone safe in this pandemic is to stay home. But Global Citizen and the World Health Organization have joined forces for Together At Home, a series of concerts and Q&As to keep us all informed and entertained. And if you're able to spare it, you can donate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser after you watch.

Although I generally use Instagram when I'm trying not to think about the news (that's what we have Twitter for), when I do want to stay informed in between Instagram stories of work-from-home setups, I turn to AOC, who I can trust for a no-filter look into political policy, no-nonsense callouts on racism, and A+ skincare tips. 

As much as I'd love to limit my screentime, now that we're all indoors in an attempt to keep ourselves and each other safe, I'd like to think that this means screentime no longer counts. In the time of self-isolation, all bets are off: Instagram time limits don't exist, and binge-watching isn't limited to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. It's not the only social platform you can lose hours in while we stay socially distanced, but Instagram Live's real-time ephemerality is its most appealing quality. 

The longer we go on with this pandemic, the clearer it is that this is a marathon, not a sprint — and that if we're going to stay safe physically and mentally, whatever that means for you. I, personally, will continue to let my mind palace be filled with children's books, gentle workouts, and AOC's wisdom. 

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Celebrities are making TikToks with their families during the COVID-19 quarantine, and some of them are actually good

  • As celebrities quarantine to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, they're (unsurprisingly) turning to TikTok for family activities. 
  • Ciara, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and more are participating in the app's biggest dance trends with their kids. 
  • From Doja Cat's 'Say So' to the 'Flip the Switch' challenge, here are some of the best ones. 
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Celebrities are just like us and are turning to TikTok to entertain their families while quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are continuing their reign as the celebrity couple winning TikTok, but this time, they've gotten all their kids in on the action. There's Normani and her grandma, Mariah Carey and her family (and dog), Usher flipping the switch, and Mark Wahlberg who are all some of the best celebrity family TikTokers thus far. 

From Ciara and Russell Wilson to Jessica Alba, here are eight celebrities using TikTok with the whole family. 

Normani and her grandma gave us some motivation to learn some new choreography.

Mariah Carey kept up her reputation of having a legendary TikTok presence as she 'flipped the switch' for St. Patrick's Day with the whole fam (including a dog).

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody!! Stay home & stay safe!! 💚☘️ ##fliptheswitch @bryan_tanaka

Usher also 'flipped the switch' with his two sons and niece.

##flip ##lol ##family @yaboinaviyd @luclackey123 @littleusherbaby 

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez did 'Something New,' because the whole fam finally agreed on a TikTok.

When the whole fam agrees on a TikTok🥰

Ciara and Russell Wilson also got into 'Something New' with the whole family.

Jessica Alba and her kids had a self-care party, and we'd like an invite.

##happyathome ##HonestBeauty (H&H )Detox and (Me) Prime+Perfect Mask ##selfcarechallenge ##momlife

Mark Wahlberg was certainly trying his best.

Allison Holker Boss let her son, Weslie, teach her and Stephen 'Twitch' Boss a new dance, because choreography probably runs through their veins.

WESLIE taught us this one ##thebosshouse @twitchtok7

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are "Taking Government Advice" Concerning Coronavirus

Royal sources close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say that the Sussexes are "taking government advice" after coming into contact with people who have tested positive. According to People, Harry hugged Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton back on March 6 at the Silverstone Experience Centre. Later, Hamilton appeared at WE Day U.K. charity events in London alongside actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

After Elba and Sophie Trudeau tested positive, many feared for the Sussexes as they connected the dots, but People's source notes that both Harry and Meghan are taking the recommended precautions.

"Like everyone, they are taking government advice, and if and when they are specifically made aware of being in contact with someone who has tested positive they will act accordingly," the source said.

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Elba and Hamilton attended the WE Day festivities on March 4 and Elba later announced his diagnosis on March 16. While none of the members of the royal family have come forward with diagnoses themselves, the palace is taking precautions. People notes that the queen has canceled "all of her palace garden parties" and trips to Cheshire and Camden. Prince Charles and Camilla have also canceled trips to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Cyprus, and Jordan. 

The royals have also been (sometimes) exemplary citizens by not shaking hands. Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William all refrained from touching guests at the Commonwealth Service, with Charles opting for "namaste" hands and Harry using an elbow bump to greet his friend singer Craig David.

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Vans is releasing a line of sensory-friendly shoes for kids with autism


A few weeks ahead of Autism Acceptance Month, Vans is promoting its new line of footwear designed specifically for people who have autism. More clothing companies are starting to realize that it’s inclusive and smart to design clothing for disabled people. Autistic people process sensory information differently than people who are not autistic, and for many, finding comfortable clothing can be challenging. Vans kept that in mind when creating these shoes:

On Wednesday, the popular shoe brand announced that they would be launching the Vans Autism Awareness Collection, a line of “ultra-comfortable” footwear designed specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder in mind, according to the company’s press release.

The shoewear brand partnered with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to create shoes with “sensory-inclusive elements,” including a calming color palette of blues and greens, and design features that focus on the senses of touch, sight and sound. . . .

The line will feature multiple sneaker options including the ComfyCush Old Skool with blue suede, the ComfyCush Slip-On for easy wearing and the ComfyCush New Skool, featuring a single-strap, hook-and-loop closure.

[From People]

Vans says that at least $100,000 of the proceeds from sales of the collection will be donated to the A.skate Foundation, which introduces skateboarding to kids with autism.

One parent replied:

— Joyce Skogen (@radtechar) March 11, 2020

I’m not sure whether this child is autistic or has another disability that affects her motor skills, but this is also a great reminder for companies that when they make clothing that is inclusive, it benefits many people, not only those whom they were specifically designing the clothing for in the first place. The same is true for anything that is done in the name of accessibility. (Assuming that it is, you know, actually going to facilitate accessibility.)

I really like these shoes! I’m always disappointed, though, when companies don’t make all of the options available in all sizes: People reports that “the ComfyCush Slip-On PT with the “LOVE” print and hologram pattern, as well as the ComfyCush New Skool, will only be made in kids and toddler sizes.” I tend to gravitate toward fun clothing and am always disappointed when I’m looking in a catalog and see the small print mention that something is only made in children’s sizes. (I would absolutely wear the hologram shoes.)

A note: I purposely switched back-and-forth between using person-first language and identity-first language here. Many people who are disabled use identity-first language because we claim our disability(ies) as identity(ies). Well-meaning nondisabled folks promote person-first language because they want to focus on who we are as people and not on our disabilities. Being disabled is very much a part of who we are, though, and not something that we try to downplay all the time: If we need or want to mention that, we will. If we don’t, we won’t. Everyone is different, of course, so the most respectful thing that you can do is to ask people how they’d like you to refer to them if you are in a situation where you need to mention their disability. It’s often the case that you won’t need to mention that, anyway! (For the love of common sense and respect, don’t ever reveal someone’s disability status without their consent, including children!)

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Giannina & Damian’s ‘Love Is Blind’ Reunion Body Language Is Hopeful

Caution: Spoilers ahead. The Love Is Blind reunion aired on March 5 and Giannina and Damian’s body language was showing a total shift in their relationship since that mega awkward wedding episode. ICYMI: The show wrapped up on a pretty horrific note for Giannina and Damian when Damian said "I don’t" on the altar and Giannina responded by running out of their ceremony. Since then, it seems as though they’ve come a long way.

When examining their body language on their wedding day, even before Damian actually said "I don’t," Traci Brown, body language expert and author of Persuasion Point: Body Language and Speech for Influence told Elite Daily Damian was displaying the "worst groom look ever" with his eyebrows pointed down and lips pursed, signifying "plain anger." Even though she said "I do," Giannina’s wedding day body language wasn’t much better. It seems as though she knew Damian was going to somehow screw her over because Traci noted she was literally rolling her eyes in disbelief.

Now, Brown looks into their body language during the reunion episode shot over a year after their would-be wedding date. "Wow, this is a dramatic turnaround for them," Brown says after initially examining screenshots of them from the reunion. "I’m surprised they got back together after what we saw at the altar." Yep, that’s right. Not only did they confirm news of their reconciliation with their words, but their body language alone makes it obvious they’re back together.

They’re intimate.

You know that feeling where you can just be with someone? That seems to be what Damian and Giannina have going on here. "They’re pleasant here, not ecstatic," says Brown. "But they are looking at each other in the eye from close range which shows some intimacy. And they’re sitting really closely as well. So things are looking up!"

… But she still might not have those "butterflies."

At first glance, this seems like a cute moment. But there’s definitely some disconnect in this one, according to Brown. "This seems like a sweet kiss but she is pursing her lips together some which could be anger or even disgust, so she may not be all the way into what’s going on here," says Brown.

They’re sharing an energy.

"They’re enjoying a laugh and great couples do share energy," says Brown. Unfortunately, there’s still a bit of that disconnect. "He’s looking for more connection than she is here, going for eye contact as she looks away," Brown explains.

They’re both happy.

"Finally we get a real smile out of him," says Brown of this moment, adding that Giannina’s "enjoying the laugh, too."

After examining the photos in full, Brown says it’s a "flip of a coin" whether or not these two will last based on their body language. I guess all there’s left to do is hang tight and see what happens next.

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Kylie Jenner’s Pink Hair Is Back & Better Than Ever

Well, it wouldn’t be a normal Thursday without one of the Kardashians dyeing their hair. On Wednesday, March 4, Kylie Jenner debuted pink hair, specifically a bubblegum pink shade she’s rocked in the past. She first debuted the new(ish) color in a Boomerang on her Instagram Story captioned, "She’s pink." In the clip, Jenner has the Kylie Cosmetics butterfly filter on her face as she sits in her car, with her light pink hair — which appears to be a wig — hitting her mid-chest. Pastels for spring? Miranda Priestly is quaking somewhere.

It’s been a while since Jenner rocked more vibrant hair, as she’s opted to stay with her natural dark brown hair over the last several months. After a deep dive on her Instagram (I’ve fallen and I can’t get up, you guys), it seems the last time Jenner posted a picture with pink hair was in February 2019 with one of her Dazed Beauty covers. Before that, she had a brief stint with the bubblegum pink shade for a few weeks in September 2018.

Jenner’s most hair change before this one wasn’t a drastic change at all, but it was a very trendy one, if her own sisters are anything to go by. On Thursday, Feb. 28, Jenner posted an Instagram of her sitting on a plane, rocking new bronde (brownish-blonde) hair, which she had up until the current pink. The caramel-y bronde shade also popped up on both Khloé Kardashian, who debuted the new color in lob form at her best friend Malika Haqq’s baby shower, and Kim Kardashian, who showcased the color on her Instagram Story while she was getting glammed up for an event. For anyone who went darker during the colder months, the Kardashian/Jenner’s bronde shade is the perfect way to ease into lighter hair for the summer.

However, if you, like Jenner, can’t wait for the springy vibes to hit, take a cue from her whip out the nearest pink wig you can find.

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Is Pete Davidson Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’? His Recent Comments Are So Blunt

Pete Davidson has been a staple on Saturday Night Live for nearly six years now, but it sounds like the comedian may be ready to move on. In a new interview with Charlamagne tha God, Davidson got very real about what he feels to be a negative environment at the iconic sketch show, and revealed he thinks he has outgrown the show. The comments beg the question: Is Pete Davidson leaving Saturday Night Live? It certainly sounds like he may exit as soon as the current season ends.

SNL viewers may have noticed that Davidson has not appeared in many sketches this season, even completely missing out on the season premiere in fall. Davidson said that he feels like he can do "barely anything" for the show anymore, admitting that he has basically been relegated to "Weekend Update" segments: "I feel like I’ve done 30 of those and I just feel like, yeah, I’ve done as much as I can over there."

It is not only the lack of variety in material that has Davidson burnt out on SNL — he revealed that the "cutthroat" environment behind the scenes of the show makes him feel disrespected.

While Davidson did not outright say that he would be leaving SNL, he did admit that he feels he’s "outgrown" the show and is pondering an exit. He also revealed that he nearly left at the end of last season, but opted to stay on. Of course, Season 44 of SNL aired right after Davidson’s public breakup with Ariana Grande, and Grande was releasing music inspired by their relationship while it was airing, which was likely a large part of Davidson’s mindset when considering a departure.

Davidson also opened up about some less-than-ideal experiences on Saturday Night Live in his new Netflix stand-up special Alive From New York, which debuted on Tuesday, Feb. 25. In the special, Davidson echoed his comments about not being featured on the show very often, and also told a story about Louis C.K. attempting to get him fired after catching him high during a week C.K. had hosted.

Career-wise, the timing may also seem right for Davidson to step away from SNL. He has become arguably the biggest name among the current cast, landing several major movie roles recently in films like Set It Up, Big Time Adolescence, and What Men Want. Next up, he will appear in the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, The Suicide Squad, in an undisclosed role. It’s unclear what is next for Davidson, but it sure sounds like it probably won’t be another season of SNL.

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Bebe Rexha on her bipolar disorder: my worst fear was going crazy

Last year, singer Bebe Raxha let her fans and the rest of the world know that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Her intent was to share her experience so that others going through it might see themselves and seek the help they needed to deal with it. Bebe is Self Magazine’s March cover person. In it, she opens up about how she’s processing her diagnosis, what scared her the most about it and how those fears are abating the more she learns about her disorder.

Bebe Rexha is opening up about living with bipolar disorder and why she felt it was important to share her story with her fans.

The 30-year-old singer, who covers Self‘s March issue, explained in the accompanying interview that she was “very fearful” at first to publicly reveal her mental health status.

“I didn’t want to think there was something wrong with me,” she said of going public with her diagnosis in April 2019.

The star explained that she had only learned that she was bipolar shortly before sharing the news with her followers.

“That was my worst fear all my life: going crazy. I felt like me opening up to my fans was me finally saying, ‘I’m not going to be imprisoned by this,’” she added.

She also hoped that being candid about the diagnosis would “make somebody not feel imprisoned, in that moment, if they feel like they’re going through a rough time,” explaining to Self, “that’s why I decided to really open up and to free myself from that.”

The “I’m a Mess” artist found that music has been a cathartic way to deal with her mental health fears and struggles.

Rexha went on to tease the song “Break My Heart Myself,” from her upcoming album, sharing several lyrics that allude to her diagnosis.

“It goes like, ‘Hello, my name is Stevie / Actually, I’m lying. It’s really Bebe. / It’s the meds. They make me really sleepy. / Klonopin, my friend, yeah, she numbs the feeling,’” Rexha recited. “And then it’s, ‘My doctor upped my dosage. / My mom felt bad, so she sent me roses. But without it, I get really hopeless, and 5.7 of Americans know it.’”

The singer explained that the last phrase references the statistic that an estimated 5.7 million American adults are affected by bipolar disorder.
“It’s important for me to laugh at myself sometimes, and also spread information, and normalize it, because it makes me feel better instead of writing a sobby ballad,” she said.

Adding, “Which, you totally could do — there’s not anything wrong with that. But I like to be sarcastic about things sometimes. It takes away the pain and the hurt.”

[From People]

My guess is that many people who are diagnosed with a mental disorder worry about “going crazy.” Historically, many disorders were misdiagnosed, covered up or, tragically, ignored so they manifested themselves in the worst possible way. It’s likely that those who have a hereditary disorder grew up with stories about an untreated family member who acted irrationally because of their disorder. So I completely get Bebe’s initial fears. And that’s why it’s so fantastic she’s speaking out like this, to assure others that with acknowledgement, development in treatments and complete information, these disorders are much more livable than widely thought. I like the way Bebe phrased it, that she won’t let bipolar or the fear of it imprison her. I hope that message comes through to everyone.

I’m looking forward to Bebe’s next album. This has been a year of exploration and enlightenment but, as she said, she’s playful in her music – sarcastic without being irreverent. I imagine this album will be deeply personal and hopefully it will inspire some of those 5.7 million Americans living with bipolar.

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