First it was Trump that left people scratching their heads when he announced his candidacy. Now, after his MTV VMA declaration for the 2020 presidential bid, it’s Kanye West. Two seemingly different men, same White House dreams…but wait, are they thaaat different? It’s hard to tell. Kanye and Trump often end up sounding exactly the same. Mitú played a little game of “Who Said It?” with young Latinos in Hollywood. See how it went in the video above.
Halloween in 2020 isn’t like Halloween in 2019. Social-distancing measure and possible lockdown measures as the virus surges once again mean that most of us are celebrating from the relative safety of our homes.
And just like us, celebrities too don’t want to totally cancel Halloween and they never miss out on the chance to dress up, even if it’s just for the ‘gram (although I’d bet there are a few secret Hollywood Halloween parties we’ll hear about on Monday).
Despite – or perhaps because of – the pandemic, many are devoting considerable time and resources to going all out on their costumes. This year’s batch of A-list costumes saw its customary share of topical pop-culture references (with more than a few allusions to Tiger King and Schitt’s Creek) as well as a few timeless classics like “Sexy Power Rangers,”“Sexy Little Red Riding Hood,”and, of course, “Sexy Freddy Krueger.”
Here are a few of the funniest, strangest, and most extravagant of 2020’s celebrity Halloween costumes, to pay tribute to this most horrifying of years.
Rosalia channeled a 90’s classic with her costume. She shows that Leeloo’s now infamous bright orange wig and piece-y white outfit from the sci-fi film Fifth Element is always a winner.
Apprently, Justina Machado isn’t the biggest fan of Halloween — but the actress got perfectly spooky on Dancing with the Stars for villain night.
“I actually hate Halloween — getting dressed up, trick-or-treating … all of it!” she told PEOPLE. “However, this dance was so much fun and I really let myself get into it which I hope showed on the dance floor.”
Mindy Kaling paid tribute to Devi, the teen heroine from her hit Netflix show “Never Have I Ever.”
Rico Nasty makes the case for a full-glam villain moment.
Tyra took the main stage on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars as the Couture Mistress of the Darkness.
It’s an iconic look that only Cardi B could pull off.
Kardashian West channeled one of 2020’s most infamous cultural phenomena, Carole Baskin from the highly addictive Netflix docuseries Tiger King. The reality star had her best friend, Jonathan Cheban, dress as Joe Exotic, while her four children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm West, were the most adorable cubs.
And we can’t forget some of these iconic looks from last year, especially Maluma’s.
Maluma always looks good. That’s a given. Even in that music video for “ADMV” where he’s costumed up to look like a very old man, he still manages to pull it off. But here he is from last year’s epic Heidi Klum Halloween event and with that mask…ufff.
Another celebrity who never fails to look absolutely stunning, Jennifer Lopez. Though we can say here costume from last year’s event was kinda basic it was still fun and she made it look incredible.
Thousands of Trump supporters were left stranded on an airway in the freezing cold in Omaha, Nebraska after the Trump campaign failed to organize adequate transportation for them after a rally. The MAGA supporters (many of whom were older) stood for hours in 31-degree temperatures, miles away from their cars.
According to reports on the ground, the rally attendees were waiting for buses hours after Trump already took leave on Air Force One. After waiting in confusion and uncertainty, some of the attendees decided to make the cold trek back to their cars. But others didn’t have that luxury.
According to the Omaha Police Department, seven people were transported to the hospital after the event, while thirty others were contacted by the police department for “medical reasons”. Police scanners report that some attendees were suffering from confusion and fatigue–a sign of hypothermia. Police officers who didn’t have an assignment were dispatched to the airfield to “pick up stranded people” who were “wandering in the cold.”
The rally took place at the Eppley Airfield and supporters were apparently initially brought in through the help of the Trump campaign. According to a Fox News reporter, many Trump supporters had arrived hours ahead of time for security reasons. But when it came time to get the attendees back to their cars (which were 3 miles away) the safety of their supporters became less of a priority.
The Trump campaign alleged that a traffic jam prevented buses for transporting attendees back to their cars, but that report is refuted by a local police officer who told a CNN reporter, that they “need at least 30 more buses” in order to smoothly get attendees back to their cars. It seems that lack of organization and foresight on the Trump campaign’s part is what kept his supporters from getting home safely.
It’s worth noting that this is not the first time that the Trump campaign has put the health and safety of their supporters at risk in the name of optics. The Trump campaign notoriously held an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma back in June that was attended by thousands of people. Masks were not a required, and neither was social distancing. It was at this rally that staunch Trump supporter Hermain Cain contracted COVID-19. He later passed away from complications related to the virus. It is unknown how many others were exposed to the virus at that event.
For some, the recent Omaha rally incident serves as a metaphor for how the Trump Administration treats millions of Americans who blindly support him while he fails to deliver on his false promises. Indeed, Trump has left his supporters “out in the cold” in other ways, like how he recently shelved the stimulus relief bill that would have helped millions of Americans who are on the brink of financial ruin due to COVID-19.
As Nebraska Democratic state senator Megan Hunt tweeted about the incident: “What people will do for this con man, what people have sacrificed, is so sad to me. He truly does not care about you.”