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Kindergarten Cop is CANCELED: Schwarzenegger's 1990 comedy is pulled from film festival for 'romanticizing over-policing children' and is compared to Birth Of A Nation
The comedy film Kindergarten Cop has been pulled from a film festival after protesters claimed it glorifies police traumatizing children and compared it to the explicitly racist 1915 silent movie Birth Of A Nation.
Organizers of the NW Film Center in Portland, Oregon announced this week that the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy would be pulled from the lineup and replaced with a documentary celebrating late Rep. John Lewis.
Kindergarten Cop is CANCELED
Catholic priest busted sexting an underage boy & offering to be his “sugar daddy”
The FBI has arrested Catholic priest Francis Hughes yesterday for allegedly sexting an underage boy.
“How would you like to be spoiled by your grandpa?” the 65-year-old pastor at the St. Pancras Roman Catholic Church in Queens, New York is accused of asking a 15-year-old boy in a text message.
He talked about masturbation with the teen and told him, “Its one of the great things about being a boy. You get to relieve your horniness whenever you want.”
“How would you like to be spoiled by your grandpa?” Hughes asked. The two discussed Hughes sending money to the victim and the pastor even asked how the victim would hide it from his parents.
Statue of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid removed in UK
A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester in the UK was removed Thursday — just one day after it replaced a monument of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston.
Video shows hardhats in Bristol carefully removing the statue of demonstrator Jen Reid with her fist in the air at around 5:20 a.m., the Guardian reported.
The black resin and steel piece — titled “A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020” — was erected early Wednesday by London sculptor Marc Quinn.
It replaced a statue of Colston, which was torn down last month and tossed into the Avon River.
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said the city was going through an “incredibly delicate time.”
Seeing ‘Black Lives Matter’ written in chalk, one Yakima County town declares it a crime
Miami Archdiocese urges police to investigate decapitation of Jesus statue as hate crime
Statue Of Jesus Vandalized At Catholic Church In Canada
African-American museum removes controversial chart linking 'whiteness' to self-reliance, decision-making
Three arrested after Black Lives Matter mural near Trump Tower defaced for 2nd time this week
Cuomo dismisses AOC’s claims about NYC crime uptick and rent struggles: ‘It is factually impossible’
Cuomo took aim at the Democratic congresswoman representing parts of Queens and the Bronx after he was asked during a press briefing in Manhattan about her recent claim that the crime spike could be connected to New Yorkers having a hard time making rent amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is factually impossible that somebody committed a crime so they could pay their rent,” the governor said, noting that the recent crime uptick is dominated by shootings and other violent offenses.
Chicago Records 1,901 Shooting Victims So Far This Year, 1,460 Since Lockdown Began
A 9-Year-Old Boy Was Shot Four Times While Making TikToks With His Siblings
1-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting near New York City playground
Man found in Charlotte gas station parking lot was shot and killed, police say
Horowitz: Man accused of murdering 11-year-old at July 4 BBQ in DC was released under coronavirus jailbreak
Men suspected of Holocaust survivor's murder will go on trial in Paris
Pandemic, racism compound worries about black suicide rate
'Everybody talks about Black Lives Matter, what about baby lives?': Gran of one-year-old boy shot dead in stroller near playground in latest NYC gun violence demands an end to the deadly shootings
Empire actor Bryshere Gray faces domestic violence charges after 'strangling his wife until she passed out and then barricading himself in his home overnight when police arrived to investigate'
T.I. on Snitch Accusations: 'Shoot Me in the Head Nigga If You Think I'm a Motherfuckin' Rat'
"One of the community service mandates was this commercial," T.I. explained. "Mind you, what they wanted me to do was to stand in front of some police and shit ... So, it got down to the last day before I had to turn in my thousand hours and motherfuckers were like 'You still gotta do this drop.' So, I did the drop. Tip has never gave any information to any law enforcement to get any man any amount of time, period."
Later, Tip justified his decision. "This is what I was speaking to, I was speaking to civilians, nigga. Nigga if you a civilian nigga and you see a motherfucker breaking in a motherfuckin' old lady house and that old lady got raped, beat up, robbed, or a kid missing or some shit like that, nigga if you ain't finna go out and handle that shit yourself nigga, you gon' have to goddamn get some authorities involved at some point and time."
Jeffree Star Dumped by Morphe Cosmetics Amid Mounting Criticism of the Makeup Mogul
Morphe Cosmetics has severed ties with beauty influencer Jeffree Star.
The makeup brand announced on Friday that they will be professionally parting ways with the YouTube star, 34, saying in a statement: "Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products."
"We expect this to conclude within the coming weeks," the statement continued. "As we look to the future, we will continue to share updates on what lies ahead for the Morphe brand."
Trisha Paytas says Jeffree Star left her 'in tears' after he insulted her weight and past drug use on a 2020 Vegas trip
Lawmaker Introduces ‘CAREN’ Act to Outlaw False Racially-Motivated 911 Calls
A San Francisco supervisor has introduced legislation that would outlaw racially-motivated 911 calls such as those made by various “Karens” around the country.
The legislation is appropriately named: The CAREN Act, which stands for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The bill would charge people who make false racially-biased emergency calls such as the one made by skincare CEO Lisa Alexander (seen above) in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood in early June.
Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit
Oregon Politician Admits Writing 'Racist Letter' Telling Himself He's 'Not Welcome Here'
An Illinois man faces eviction for hanging Black Lives Matter banner from his balcony
Bigoted white woman who called Black Lives Matter protester ‘a gay homosexual piece of crap’ fired from her job
Real-estate developers won't rename 'plantation' properties in South Carolina, Florida
HHS Removes ‘Gender Identity’ from Meaning of ‘Sex Discrimination’ in Obamacare
Homophobic photographer sues state because he doesn’t want to photograph gay weddings, even though nobody has asked him to
Drag Race billboard targeted with crude graffiti in sickening ‘attack on the LGBT+ community’
I’m Through Being Silent About the Restaurant Industry’s Racism
Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims
A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said.
Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that he had accepted the recommendation of the diocese’s Lay Review Board to keep the Rev. Patrick Hoare out of ministry, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Hoare was originally put on administrative leave in December after the diocese received “an allegation against him of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than 25 years ago, before Father Hoare entered ministry” the Charlotte Observer quoted Jugis as writing.
Man sues Allentown Diocese, Hellertown school, says teacher molested him
Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning
Child marriage is "extremely prevalent" in U.S.: "The cycle perpetuates across generations"
Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'
Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking
Petition Calls on Officials to Replace Columbus Statue With Chef Boyardee
An online campaign is calling for Cleveland officials to replace a Christopher Columbus statue with one of "the iconic" Ettore Boiardi, also known as Chef Boyardee.
The petition stated that Columbus statue, located at the Tony Brush Park in Cleveland's Little Italy, celebrates a person who "initiated the genocide against Indigenous Americans."
Black Mississippi Mayor Tears Up as He Signs Order to Remove State Flag: 'Time for Waiting Is Over'
Democratic Party of Orange County Demand John Wayne Airport to be Renamed
Community Episode Removed From Streaming Over Chang’s Dungeons & Dragons Blackface
The outrage over Split keeps growing and it won't stop
Split, a movie that both entertained and, in a move no one saw coming, also revealed itself, in its final moments, to be a secret sequel to Shyamalan's 2000 hit, Unbreakable. Unbreakable was the director's dark-horse follow-up to the box-office smash The Sixth Sense. Since Unbreakable was a superhero origin movie, it made sense that it would get a sequel, as most successful superhero movies do — but it had been over 15 years, so Split's connection with Unbreakable was a bona fide mic drop.
Unfortunately, Split's success wasn't the only thing moviegoers were discussing about it. Split's star (and villain), played by James McAvoy, is a person with split personalities — hence the name of the movie. Since Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a real condition, the question was almost immediately raised whether it's appropriate to portray someone like that as a monster.
Why China’s hip-hop stars are staying silent on Black Lives Matter
After a 2017 rap show got a generation of China’s youth hooked on hip hop, the musical genre has created dozens of Chinese stars and, along with them, billions of streaming views.
But despite their enthusiasm for a culture that originated in the African-American community, Chinese hip-hop stars and their legions of fans have largely stayed silent on the Black Lives Matter movement, which has swept across the world after the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis.
Sun Bayi, a Beijing-based rapper, said he was not in a position to comment on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I know racism in theory, but it’s hard to empathise with it,” said the rapper, whose favourite artists are Eminem and the Notorious B.I.G. “I’m not black. I have never lived in America. What can I say about it?”
Clive Myrie details racist abuse he receives as BBC News presenter
The BBC News presenter Clive Myrie says the racist abuse he regularly receives has become increasingly virulent and prevalent in recent years and is at its worst since he started his career in 1988.
A far-right extremist who threatened to kill him was jailed last year. Myrie said the UK must not be complacent over racism in society, and that the groundswell of anti-racism protests demonstrated the widespread desire for systemic change.
“The most recent thing I got two weeks ago was quite succinct: ‘Fuck off you black cunt,’” he said.
“It actually doesn’t really bother me at all. What bothers me is the general sense that we live in a country where some people think racism is either imagined, or in people’s minds, and I think that is a notion that has to be fought.
“We’ve got problems in our own house that we need to sort out. There are a few too many people running around saying that we’re fine here, we’re not like America.”
Hulu’s Love, Victor is caught up in the mythology of white gayness
In spite of the varied histories of the irreparable contributions of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color to queer liberation and artistic production, whiteness continues to be the implied standard for LGBTQ people in film and media. Such a bar begins to coalesce into a potentially poisonous political project of homonormativity, an ideal of queerness that still subscribes to systems and institutions that privilege white, cisgender, middle class, heterosexual presenting queer people at the expense of queer and trans people who are not afforded the same liberties due to institutional and systemic injustices (coined by scholar Lisa Duggan). White gays, whatever their occasional usefulness, have long been inclined to throw others under the bus.
Pastors Defy ‘Anti-Christ’ Governors to Open Churches in Trump’s Name
President Donald Trump’s call on Friday to reopen houses of worship sent a green light to some pastors to resume in-person services on Sunday, even in the face of contrary bans from governors.
Cindy Hope, pastor of the Promise Church in Escondido, California, called Trump’s proclamation “exciting” and compared it to winning the lottery. Earlier that day, despite having no authority to do so, Trump ordered governors to immediately allow houses of worship to resume in-person religious services, escalating an ongoing dispute across the nation.
“When the president came out and said churches are essential, I’m like wait, did everybody just hear that? Was I alone in hearing that?” she told Fox 5 San Diego. “We get to have church. I know it’s a modified version but, hey, we get to come and worship God and be together and that’s what’s so important right now.”
The Daily Beast
Ellen DeGeneres isn’t as nice as she wants you to believe, insiders confess
“The stories are all true!” said a former “Ellen DeGeneres Show” staffer of recent reports that the richest comedian in the world is also, allegedly, one of the rudest.
“Is she always nice? No,” said the former staffer. “It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it.”
Lately, DeGeneres, 62, who famously tells viewers to “be kind” at the end of her show, hasn’t been getting away with it.