I've missed Olivia Pope's expressive face. No one can huff, puff, scowl, side-eye, and cry like crazy the ways she can.
As we celebrate Scandal finally returning to us after way too long of a break, here's a look at how Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) might've reacted to some real-life scandals that have taken place in recent memory. Welcome back, Ms. Pope. Can't wait to see you make 1,001 faces in 42 minutes again.
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" Video
Katy Perry's visual for her latest hit single was criticized for "blasphemy." Writing in a Change.org petition, Shazad Iqbal said: "At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word 'Allah', which is the arabic word for God. Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames."
Katy learned nothing from her Geisha-themed AMAs performance. Consider the above reaction Ms. Pope being over Katy's shit.
Chris Christie and Bridgegate
This sip is for all of the people planning to run Christie's 2016 presidential campaign.
Beyoncé's "XO" Scandal
NASA called the use of audio from the Challenger crashing in 1986 as "insensitive." In response, Beyoncé defended her use via this statement to ABC News: "The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you."
The song makes Olivia think of her married boyfriend, so Pope ain't worried 'bout nothing.
Pharrell's G I R L album cover
Yeah, Pharrell, you could've put one brown girl on the cover.
Rick Ross' Travyon Martin lyric (The Other One)
On "Blk & Wht," a track from Ross' latest album, Mastermind, he raps, "Too close to a ni--a as a mother--king bomb/ Trayvon Martin, I'm never missing my target/ Bitch ni--as hating, tell me it's what I'm parking."
Paula Deen's N-Word Story
Beyoncé Allegedly Cropping/Shading Kelly Rowland
Stop trying to make fetch happen when it comes to beef between the ultimate survivors of Destiny's Child.
All Things Peter Gunz
Shout out to Love & Hip-Hop: New York's Tara and Amina Buddafly.
Pro-Gay Discrimination Legislation Being Introduced Across the Country
Nicki Minaj's Use of Malcolm X for her "Looking Ass N****s" Single's Cover
Now r-roger that, r-r-roger that. R-roger that, r-r-roger that. R-R-R-R-R, ROGER.
Spike Lee's Rant on Gentrification
In my mind, Olivia just took a big swig of Merlot and said, "Oh, don't let the white suit fool you. The brown girl knows what it is."
Sochi x Russia's Anti-Gay Laws
"I didn't want to watch that bullshit anyway."
Kanye West's Weird-Ass Interviews and Rants in Recent Months
She's probably about to go get a licensed therapist.
Woody Allen's Child Molestation Charges Resurfacing
They're clearly getting ready to tag Olivia Benson in.
Justin Bieber gets arrested (for sure), licks a stripper's nipple (definitely saw that online), smokes weed (allegedly), drinks (allegedly), and behaves like a rich teenage male (allegedly).
I'm tired of hearing about him, too, sis.
Written by Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick)