If you're like us, you were shocked to see Bella Thorne hooking up with Scott Disick in Cannes last month.It wasn't the age difference or the general randomness of the pairing that threw us off guard, but the fact that Bella would involve herself with a guy who's caught up in one of the most high-profile downward spirals of recent years.According to a study published in the Journal of Bisexuality, "[t]he Down Low is a lifestyle predominately practiced by young, urban Black men who have sex with other men and women, yet do not identify as gay or bisexual." In this context, "being on the Down Low" is more than just men having sex with men in secret, or a variant of closeted homosexuality or bisexuality — it is a sexual identity that is, at least partly, defined by its "cult of masculinity" and its rejection of what is perceived as white culture (including white LGBT culture) and terms.Rejecting a gay culture they perceive as white and effeminate, many black men have settled on a new identity, with its own vocabulary and customs and its own name: Down Low.To deal with that, I spend time with my family, try not to focus on it, try to forgive them in my heart anyway I can, and just move on. Kendall Jenner's track record of dating black guys doesn't make her qualified to play the role of a social activist, and THAT's where Pepsi screwed up ... I just don’t want to hear it at the end of the day. On the lesson that has been the hardest to learn: Betrayal.
Then TMZ noticed something interesting: Bella posed in her swimwear in Scott's backyard.Ever since he learned that Kourtney Kardashian is dating Younes Bendjima, Scott has been publicly self-destructing, reportedly as a means of convincing his ex to take him back.We have no way of confirming Scott's motives, and the tabloids may be favoring that narrative simply because it's more compelling than a 34-year-old father of three blowing up his life because he sees no other option.Check it: On having a famous family: We would do tons of things in the house and it would be private.Whenever we would just go out in public or to say Disneyland, when I was a kid, and I saw people attack them, and that’s when I sort of realized [it all].
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