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Call of Duty: ‘OK’ gesture removed from Modern Warfare amid hate symbol concerns
The “OK” gesture has been removed from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, amid concerns it was being used as a hate symbol.
Neither developer Infinity Ward or publisher Activision have confirmed the reason for the gesture’s removal, but the ostensibly innocuous hand signal has a well-documented history of usage by racist right-wing extremists.
The gesture – or “emote” – was a popular way for players to celebrate the end of a successful match on the hit multiplayer shooter, but has now been replaced with an emote called “crush”.
Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name
WWE Superstar Matt Riddle Denies Sexual Assault Allegations in New Video
WWE superstar Matt Riddle has again denied sexual assault allegations that were recently made against him, in a video he shared over Twitter on Wednesday.
"I'm going to make this quick," Riddle says in the clip. "I have never in my entire life sexually assaulted a man, woman or anybody."
Retired two-star Army general pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughter
Inglewood Man Accused of Raping, Killing 13-Year-Old He Met on Social Media
US Army soldier sentenced to life for sexual assault of minor
Polish Church Faces Reckoning Over Sex Abuse
'Dad's been shot, I don't know where I am': Boy, 15, finally gets through to rescuers on his phone with one percent battery left as he spends 30 hours in the Sierra Nevada forest to escape gunman who killed his doctor dad in ambush
A 15-year-old boy whose dad was shot dead in a random ambush attack while they were offroading managed to escape the gunman and survived alone in the forest for 30 hours before he was rescued.
Jack Gershman had to hike for an hour through a Sierra Nevada forest to get signal on his cellphone and managed to call for help with just one percent battery remaining after a gunman killed his 45-year-old father Dr Ari Gershman.
PICTURED: Girl, 11, who was gunned down with her father, 55, after their 82-year-old neighbor grabbed his two pistols and opened fire because he was angry his dog was declared dangerous
National Park ranger shot dead unarmed man, 25, after he stopped him for speeding, 'waited 16 minutes to give him first aid and left his body in the desert overnight'
Eagles' DeSean Jackson says he doesn't hate Jewish community after posting anti-Semitic messages
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he has no hatred toward the Jewish community and issued two separate statements of apology with "a promise to do better" after he posted on social media Monday an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler and admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
The Eagles on Tuesday responded by calling Jackson's posts "offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling" and said the team would take "appropriate action." Team owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman are Jewish.
Woman loses her job after being filmed yelling ‘white lives are better’ at Black Lives Matter protesters in Tennessee
Philadelphia police are investigating a white man who pointed his gun at a black cyclist because he told diners outside a restaurant to practice social distancing
Pennsylvania police are investigating an incident that was captured on video that showed a white man pointing a gun at a black man for telling people to practice social distancing as he cycled by a restaurant with outdoor seating.
In the disturbing video, the white man, who has been identified as Jemil Atlig, is seen standing in front of a dining table as he points the gun at the black man.
A woman, who jumped in between the two men is heard yelling: 'Put the gun away! He's doing nothing!'
PICTURED: Man, 27, who knocked down and killed Black Lives Matter protester when he 'drove down ramp the wrong way'
Two Jimmy John's employees in Georgia are fired after they were filmed staging a mock lynching with a noose made out of bread dough while wishing followers a happy July 4th
Black man says he feared ‘lynching’ in Indiana Fourth of July attack
Calls for Whole Foods boycott grow after employees wearing BLM masks are sent home
Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse
Eagles' DeSean Jackson accused of anti-Semitism after posting quotes attributed to Hitler, praising Farrakhan
Baltimore Protesters Tear Down Christopher Columbus Statue, Dump It In The Harbor
Protesters in Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and dumped it into the harbor Saturday.
Video posted on Twitter showed a group using ropes to pull the statue from its pedestal in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood as others cheered. It was then rolled to the city’s Inner Harbor and pushed into the water, The Baltimore Sun reported.
California police seeking white man and woman who defaced Black Lives Matter mural
The problem with the 'Hamilton' movie
Cleveland Indians manager says it's time to change the team name
'CancelHamilton' appears on Twitter just days after musical's Disney+ debut amid criticism of Founding Father for his 'complicit' role in slave trade
Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park
Ohio City Offers to Accept Removed Statues, Including Columbus
EXCLUSIVE: Australian surfer kidnapped and raped every night for two months on a squalid houseboat in India reveals how she escaped when her captor made one simple mistake - and why she fears there are other victims out there
A young pro surfer was held captive on a squalid houseboat and raped every night for two months after she was kidnapped in India.
Carmen Greentree was just 22 when she took time out from surfing to study under the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas in May 2004.
After saying goodbye to her parents in Sydney, she touched down in New Delhi and fell victim to scammers posing as government tourism operators.
Ms Greentree was picked up from Srinagar airport on May 27 by Rafiq Ahmad Dundoo, who told her it was too dangerous to be outside alone as a woman and she needed to stay with him.
Staying on boats on the picturesque lake surrounded by mountains is a tourist attraction in the area, so this plan wasn't out of the ordinary.
But very quickly after she arrived, Ms Greentree realised Dundoo had no intention of letting her leave and by the first night was already trying to force himself on her.
'It was constant pressure from the moment I got there. He was never going to let me go,' she said.
Dundoo hit her whenever she tried to stand up for herself or 'if he had enough of me [talking] he would whack me across the face'.
On the boat were Dundoo's elderly mother and father, two brothers, and his wife, and their baby. None of them would help her escape.
'I attempted to tell Rafiq's father in the hope he would help me but he was very dismissive straight away,' she said.
'I think his brothers and father knew [he was abusing me] but they thought it was normal, they just considered women to be property.'
Dundoo's mother didn't speak any English, but she talked to his wife who told her how she gave up a promising medical career to marry him.
'She said it was her honour… that she gave up everything to serve her husband and that's how she serves Allah,' she said.
Ryan Adams Has Apologized For His
The ‘cancel’ crowd should be gunning for ‘Hamilton’
The cancel mobs had better sharpen their pitchforks.
A new film treats our Founding Fathers as flawed but ultimately good, even great, men and celebrates America as a place where anyone, “even orphan immigrants,” can make it. Oh, and actors play characters of races other than their own.
I’m referring, of course, to Broadway genius Lin-Manuel Miranda’s megahit, “Hamilton,” which premieres as a film on Disney+ on Friday.
Ever since its first performance in 2015, the show has been a sold-out success. Audiences loved it. President Barack and Michelle Obama saw it several times and raved about it. But could the original show expect to receive such universal acclaim if it were made today? Unlikely.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid labelled
Marcellus Wiley delivers passionate argument against NBA painting 'Black Lives Matter' on courts
Shia LaBeouf's new movie 'The Tax Collector' called out: '#Brownfacing 2020 style'
'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination
A Black Facebook employee is accusing his employer of racial discrimination.
In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oscar Veneszee Jr. said the social network does not give Black workers equal opportunities in their careers.
"We have a Black people problem," Veneszee told NPR. Veneszee is a Navy veteran who recruits other veterans and people of color as part of diversity initiatives at Facebook's infrastructure division. "We've set goals to increase diversity at the company, but we've failed to create a culture at the company that finds, grows and keeps Black people at the company."
Veneszee, who has worked for Facebook since 2017, filed the employment discrimination charge along with Howard Winns, Jr., and Jazsmin Smith — both of whom Veneszee recruited — who said they applied to work at Facebook but had not been hired, they alleged, because they are Black. The claim, they said, was filed on behalf of "all Black Facebook employees and applicants to Facebook."
After This Teen Posted A Selfie Comparing Herself To An Avatar The Last Airbender Character She Got Racist Comments
A 911 call, a racial slur, a refusal to cash a check. This is what it's like for some Black bank customers
Catholic Priest In Indiana Suspended After Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Maggots’
2,120 hate incidents against Asian Americans reported during coronavirus pandemic
Historian David Starkey says slavery wasn’t ‘genocide’ or there ‘wouldn’t be so many damn blacks’
MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content
Washington's NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protests
White woman who pointed gun at a Black mom and her teen daughter charged with assault
Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows
Black Exotic Dancers Demand Better Treatment With ‘Stripper Strike’
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, when strip clubs across the country were shuttering and dancers found themselves abruptly out of work, the Portland, Oregon strip club the Lucky Devil Lounge started a food-delivery service called Boober Eats in order to provide some of its employees work. The concept went viral (and was, in fact, covered by this publication), but local black dancers noticed something odd: its Instagram featured relatively few black dancers.
This wasn’t surprising to some black dancers in Portland, like Cat Hollis and Brianna Cistrunk, who say the club has a reputation for almost exclusively hiring white dancers. “They say they’re a ‘rock ‘n roll club’ [which means] they only hire a certain aesthetic,” Cistrunk says. “It’s an unspoken thing but it’s very well-known among most girls.” This perception was magnified a few weeks later, following the death of George Floyd, when the club posted a (now-deleted) photo on Instagram of #BlackLivesMatter flags festooning the stage. “There was a huge argument that happened in the comments,” says Hollis. She commented: “There are more #BlackLivesMatter signs than there have ever been black butts on that stage.” (Shon Boulden, owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge, tells Rolling Stone the controversy stemmed from “a lot of misconceptions of how our club operates,” though he acknowledged that only two or three of the club’s 30 dancers are black.”If there ever was the idea that we weren’t open to hiring all ethnicities, I guess I’d just want say, yes of course we do,” he says. “In our hiring, maybe it didn’t look like we were.”)
Restaurant Dress Codes Have Long Been a Tool for Racist Discrimination
Black Survivor Contestants Say They Were Edited Into Stereotypes on the Show
A white man was arrested after pulling a gun on a Black homeowner in Miami-Dade County
Black Family Claims White Neighbor Falsely Accused Them of Assault After Patio Dispute
Woman Evicted After Hurling Racist Abuse at Black Soldier
Worker 'No Longer Employed' at Hotel After Calling Police on Black Family
31% of Asian Americans say they've been subject to racist slurs or jokes since the coronavirus pandemic began
Utah reinstates defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley after investigation into racist language
It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting Of Black Lives Matter Posts
People Are Calling Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Out for Their Insensitive Posts
For the common non-billionaire — lacking in Gap collaborations, shapewear empires, and private jets to whisk them away from it all — the past several months have been trying, to say the very least.
But for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, this is a time to reflect on their personal wealth. West has a reported net worth of $1.3 billion, while Kardashian is a newly-minted $900 millionaire (though West would beg to differ).
On Monday, both parties decided to take their financial privilege to the timeline. Kardashian began, posting two photos of her 7-year-old daughter North West’s “Freesian horse” (Horse twitter quickly corrected her spelling — it’s Friesian), noting that they have 14 of the breed at their Wyoming ranch. Pricing differs depending on an array of factors, but a single Friesian horse can cost more than $50,000.
Cardi B hits back at accusations of homophobia and transphobia: “I support the LGBT community”
People Rip Terry Crews for Claiming 'Black Lives Matter' Could Become 'Black Lives Better'
New study reveals 'evident' racial bias in TV football commentary
Ex-Alabama WR Christion Jones Cut by Edmonton Eskimos for Homophobic Tweets
Jones sent out tweets Friday saying a "man ain't suppose to be with a man. A women ain't suppose to be with another woman." When the tweets drew blowback, Jones said he "won't be changing how I feel anytime soon."
Ligero Reportedly Released by WWE After Assault, Harassment Allegations
NXT UK Superstar Ligero reportedly has been released by WWE after being the subject of allegations via the #SpeakingOut movement.
According to PWInsider's Mike Johnson, Ligero's profile was removed from WWE.com on Friday, and a source later confirmed that he has been let go by the company.
Several female wrestlers from the United Kingdom wrestling scene have said that Ligero engaged in misconduct and abuse. Johnson noted that Violet O'Hara said Ligero "indecently assaulted" her when she allowed him to lay next to her in bed.
Man guilty of murdering flatmate in ‘vicious and frenzied attack fuelled by jealousy’
Forced disappearances are increasing in Venezuela -- and the coronavirus is making them last longer, rights group says
Fury in Colombia as soldiers admit rape of 13-year-old indigenous girl