June 4th, 2020

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Did He Hear Us? MCR's Gerard Way Speaks Out on BLM, Shades Useless Platitudes on the Way

Gerard Way broke presumed silent support today by posting a unique white-on-charcoal-grey statement about BLM to Instagram:

I could start by saying I have needed time to think, to explain away the days of silence. ⠀ ⠀ I could say there are no words, or that I don’t know how to begin. But not knowing where to begin is a bad way to begin, and days of thinking are a luxury. ⠀ ⠀ Having the time, and more importantly the safety, to consider ones words is a privilege for me, along with many other privileges I possess due to the color of my skin. And these are privileges not everyone benefits from. There is not much time to think, surely not days, when the knee is on your neck. When the bullets penetrate, or the tear gas finds its mark. When generations of enabled systematic oppression, and its guardians, work against you. When opportunities are not afforded to you because of who you were born to be. ⠀ ⠀ I have always considered myself empathetic, it is one of the reasons I believe I am able to do my job. But in all the pain I have received, I will never begin to know the pain you know. I could never feel the pain you feel. ⠀ ⠀ And I am so deeply sorry things have not changed. ⠀ I cannot begin to understand your experience, but what I can do is stand by you. Continue the internal discussions we are having about ways to affect change in non-performative ways. Meaningful ways beyond this moment, beyond this gesture.⠀ ⠀ And this is a moment, like many moments before this and the countless lives lost. I will open my heart, to receive what you have to give— anger, frustration, sadness, but in doing so, I know I will never be able to fully understand it the way you do, and surely not experience it. I can only open up to you, and accept what you have to give.⠀ ⠀ Grateful for your kindness, your honesty, and the knowledge you have shared that I will further educate myself with. I am, and will remain, inspired by your rage.⠀ ⠀ For information or if you are able to donate, this is a great place for that: https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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  • "Not knowing where to begin is a bad way to begin, and days of thinking are a luxury" (go awf)

  • Talks about privileges afforded by the color of his skin

  • "I cannot begin to understand your experience, but what I can do is stand by you. Continue the internal discussions we are having about ways to affect change in non-performative ways. Meaningful ways beyond this moment, beyond this gesture."

  • Lists the NAACP as a good place to start for donation sources


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( to whom it may concern, mikey wrote the synopsis version of this. in contrast, his wife has been extremely active with BLM posts. she's a good one)
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Glee star Heather Morris on Lea Michele: "unpleasant to work with but don't assume she's racist"


Heather Morris played Brittany on Glee. She decided to speak out about mom-to-be Lea Michele being exposed by her past Glee costars.

She says that although Lea was unpleasant to work with on Glee, we should not assume that she's racist.

Read her full sentiments in the tweet above.

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Lego pledges $4 MILLION to Black Live Matter organizations,will stop marketing all cop related toys



*While Bratz has been praised by teen Vogue and Mattel released solidarity statements across all platforms Lego has gone further

* All cop related toys are being pulled will remove product listings and features for more than 30 Lego building sets, mini-figures, and accessories that 'include representation of police officers, firefighters, criminals, emergency vehicles, and buildings.' (ETA - sorry for the confusion! 😅)

* Pledging $4 million to #BLM related causes and say they stand in solidarity with the black community.

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Arin of the "Game Grumps" fame asks should they make a BLM statement, does it anyway



Geez Louise.

Arin Hanson, of the GG fame, asked his 1 million followers today if he should make a statement in solidarity of #BlackLiveMatter and the protests happening around the country in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Aubry, and the countless others at the hand of the world's largest gang the police. His reasoning was that he didn't want a message to ring hollow from their "brand" and disrupt some coin despite he himself supporting the movement.

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I know news about internet celebs are kinda loved/hated here, and gaming celebs even more so, but I thought this would be a nice thing to use to express the frustration over mostly White people getting "time to process" things while Black people are left to suffer. Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. <3 Please continue to support the moment here - https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

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‘Vanderpump’ Star Brett Caprioni reveals “maternal” relationship with Lisa Vanderpump .....



As everyone buzzes about the ‘Vanderpump Rules‘ reunion show, Brett Caprioni Has opened up about his “maternal” relationship with his boss Lisa Vanderpump and also discussed his costar Charli.

“She commands your attention and runs the room. Kind of like a CEO, someone very important. She made me feel cool, She means business. Lisa seemed interested in me as a person when we met.. She seemed very interested in what I was saying. Kind of like a mother,” Caprioni revealed on David Yontef’s ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ podcast.

What about his costar Charli? He said, “I dont understand her .. She only dates guys with seven figures and private jets. I wasn’t just trying to get on her pants - she has this preconceived notion of me and she was very off - I've heard her talk about in the press lately and that’s fine.I don't concern myself with peoples opinions who don't know who I am.” Check out more of the interview at the source.

SOURCE https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brett-cap-vanderpump-rules/id1496557812?i=1000475644095
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Witcher Show Runner Tries to Explain Why Diversity in Writers Rooms Matters



Yesterday The Witcher's showrunner Lauren S Hissrich posted about how diversity in the writers room is important. Many white people got mad about it in the replies. So she tried again to explain exactly WHY it's so important to seek out talented writers of color. Will she be successful? Will the white nerds get it? Or will they still cry about how Triss isn't a pale red-headed white lady on the show?

Lauren's thread was inspired by one posted by Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Keto Shimizu which is also full of important things, so I wanted to be sure to highlight her thread as well.



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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra show support for BLM and Twitter points out their hypocrisy

Nick Jonas tweeted showing support for George Floyd and Black Lives Matters.




However he and Priyanka probably did not get the response that they wanted as a lot of Twitter felt that they were not genuine with Nick and Priyanka's support of corrupt Indian Prime Minister Modi as well Priyanka's silence on atrocities committed in India and her endorsement of skin lightening products.

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Is the anger towards Nick and Priyanka justified ONTD?

People are dragging Meghan 'My Father'® McCain for falsely saying her neighborhood was a War Zone.

Meghan said her neighborhood in Manhattan was a war zone and blamed the authorities, but some people weren't here for it, including one of her neighbors.



i like you, Kristen.

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ONTD, do you want Meghan McCain as your neighbor?
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Chrissy Teigen comments on a video of a lady who is mad that the kids don't have a drivers license.



Chrissy Teigen comments on a video of a lady who is mad that the kids don't have a drivers license while Driving their toy car at the park.

source= https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/1268603108008923136
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TINASHE disgusted that Bob Kroll plans to 'fight for jobs' of cops who killed George Floyd



President of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis,Bob Kroll plans to 'fight for jobs' of cops who killed George Floyd in which Tinashe is digusted at.

source= https://twitter.com/Tinashe/status/1268459628360167424 & https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1268605267362623488

today is George Floyd's memorial.

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Kanye West pledges $2 million to George Floyd's daughter and other victims




Kanye West has launched a college fund for George Floyd's daughter, Gianna, and has pledged to cover legal costs for the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

source= https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1268614736276369409
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Indie Film Release Guide: June 5th [An ONTD Original]

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After the longest spring on record, it's finally June, and while there has been a lot of talk about reopening movie theaters next month, global cases of coronavirus are on the rise. Thankfully, technology continues to provide us ways to watch films from home, where the popcorn isn't as good but the seating is way more comfy.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have already come to VOD: May 29th, May 22nd, and May 15th.


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Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman
Writer: Sarah Gubbins
Director: Josephine Decker
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Plot: A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.
What you should know: Based on the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas and VOD

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What have you been watching lately?
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RuPaul's Drag Race Alumni Speak Out On Racial Inequality







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Gabrielle Union Files Discrimination Complaint Against ‘AGT’ Producers




She raised a new accusation that NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy threatened her over speaking out against racism on set.

Power attorney Bryan Freedman: "There is no place for this type of racial bullying in the workplace, and it is going to take more than a Tweet from NBC to demonstrate that NBC intends to create an environment free from racism."

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The Rock Asks: "Where Are You?" to The President (Sort of).




"I am not the president of the United States (OP note; yet), but I am a man and I am a father who cares so deeply about my family and my children and the world they live in," He said, in an 8 minute video lambasting Trump's lack of leadership (for this instance).

He doesn't namedrop the Bunker Boy In Chief, but calls on him to 'heal  "hundreds of years of systemic disease,"'

Uh.

"There is military force that has been deployed on our own people. Looters? Yes. Criminals? Absolutely. But our protesters, who are begging and pleading and in pain? You would be surprised how people in pain would respond when you say 'I care about you.'"

😐 Bro he wouldn't mean it.

It's a bit of an "I don't want to alienate racist fans" kind of statement. If you want to get the sort of pertient point, check out over here.

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J Balvin reflects and educates himself after his last BLM IG post fiasco

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After latin-americans mocked J Balvin for his stupid post and he deleted, he went to twitter to express that people criticized him without even trying to teach him.



He was mocked again because google is free and nobody has the obligation to teach to a 35 years old man who has profited from black music, about racism.

We don't know if someone educated him, he decided to search on his own or if he finally called a PR person (I vote for this one) but he made the following statement on his IG account:

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#lasvidasnegrasimportan #blacklivesmatter

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I didn't want to post the details about Anderson's death because it might be triggering but if you want to know the J Balvin IG post has the details, if you could help with the petition it will be great because sadly not many people are talking about this though it's getting momentum because the US protests.
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Why Mica Burton really left her job working at Rooster Teeth

So Mica Burton posted this tweet yesterday about her decision years ago to leave Rooster Teeth due to the lack of support from her coworkers and employers.


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Lebron James to Laura Ingraham: 'we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here'



In 2018, Ghastly ghoul of a woman Laura Ingraham told Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to "Shut up and dribble" instead of commenting on political issues.

Wednesday night, on "The Ingraham Angle," Ingraham who supports white supremacists and anti-Semites defended New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' comments about "disrespecting the flag."

"He's allowed to have his view about what keeling and the flag means to him. He's a person," Ingraham said, adding, "This is beyond football."

James has won multiple NBA championships and has a multitude of multi-million endorsement deals, will star in the updated version of Space Jam. Drew Brees issued an apology for 'insensitive' comments. Brees has only won one superbowl ten years ago and is the spokesperson for nyquil. Brees also runs an underaged second rate hooters-esque restaurant.

source= https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/1268616817544531969
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Halsey Talks Being 'White Passing'



Halsey has been active at a number of Black Lives Matter protests.
She recently became a topic of controversy when a fan accused her of disowning her “black side.”

The user wrote in a since-deleted tweet:
“Notice how @Halsey never claims her black side, but she ‘supports.’ Stop being ignorant. She’s never claimed her Black side. This is why I will NEVER support her. On her post she says ‘let black ppl speak,’ not ‘let our ppl speak.’ Nah, f—k her.”

Halsey took to Twitter to address the claim and why she doesn’t use “we” when regarding the Black community.



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Glee producer says some male actors need to be called out like Lea Michele



A former "Glee" producer says that some of the show's male actors need to be called out just like Lea Michele was. She has since deleted those tweets.

Producer Marti Noxon is clarifying the deleted tweets that she posted.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda gets called out for useless platitudes


Star Trek actress Marina Sirtis has had IT with Lin-Manuel Miranda just like the rest of us.

In a now deleted tweet (lol coward), Miranda went to tell everyone to keep going and learn from their mistakes. Sirtis doesn't think that means anything and is asking him, for once, to say something that matters. So far he has yet to do so, but stay tuned.

MEANWHILE:

Sirtis herself is being called out for her racism against Native Americans:

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Drew Brees apologizes for calling kneeling during the National Anthem disrespectful

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- Follow up to this post where New Orleans Saints quarterback stated that "[he] will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America". He also stated that his white grandfathers fought WW2 to make the USA a great country for him to live in.
- Today, after being dragged on social media and in the press/on TV, he released an apology on Instagram: "In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy."
- Of course, social media users are not having it since he's being dragged in the comments of his post and outside with the hashtag #DrewBreesIsCancelled
- On the other hand, some of his Black teammates approved his apology.
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Damn, I can't believe how many Non Black people are showing their asses everyday since the start of the protests, this movement is revealing everyone's true colors

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Investigation launched into wellbeing of Myka and James Stauffer's adopted son

This is a follow up to this story.



Myka Stauffer and her husband gave up their adopted son Huxley after having him for two years (and exploiting him for YouTube views) because of his additional needs. Now there’s a police investigation because no one knows where the little boy is. Since coming clean about "rehoming" Huxley, Myka has deleted all his pictures from Instagram and their videos of him.

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Madeleine McCann 'assumed dead' by German prosecutors


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The german federal police is very sure a german man who is currently in prison for an unrelated crime abducted and killed Madeleine McCann in 2007.

He is 43 and lived in the Algarve between 1995 and 2007

he has a history of sexual assault, drug offences, and burglaries in hotels

his phone pinged in Praia da Luz the night Madeleine vanished and he sold his van the next day

the german federal police is asking for tips on his cars and house (pictures at the source)
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Rachel Griffiths Apologizes After Backlash



Former “Six Feet Under” star Rachel Griffiths is offering an apology after a tone-deaf tweet about her new manicure in the midst of protests was met with backlash.



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Meghan Markle speaks out about BLM in a speech to her high school graduating class



- In a 6 minute video, Meghan Markle delivers a speech to the 2020 graduating class of her high school Immaculate Heart High in Los Angeles
- She addresses George Floyd's death as well as the other known Black victims of police brutality: "What is happening in our country and in our state and in our hometown of LA… I wasn’t sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing. I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing because George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered… and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know"
- She also shares her memories of the 1992's LA Riots: "I was 11 or 12 years old and it was the LA Riots, which was also triggered by senseless act of racism"
- She takes the time to praise cops who walked with protesters: "And we are seeing that right now, we are seeing that from the sheriff in Michigan or the police chief in Virginia. We are seeing people stand in solidarity, we are seeing communities come together and to uplift and you are going to be part of this movement."

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Jake Paul charged after videos of him looting surfaced



- Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after people tipped the Scottsdale PD with videos of him walking alongside looters
- Jake Paul previously denied the accusations in a tweet, saying he was peacefully protesting "one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen" and later was gassed by the police and forced to keep moving.
- Yesterday, his brother and controversial YouTuber Logan Paul, released a video advocating for the BLM movement and anti-racism

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New Info Reveled About Myka Stauffer: She Allegedly Assaulted a Nurse at Her Former Job

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Myka and James Stauffer are the influencers who gave up their 5-year-old son adopted from China after he had lived with them for nearly 3 years.

After the scandal went viral, droves of people reported them to Ohio authorities. The Delaware County Sheriff's Department released a statement: It knows the boy's current location, and he is not in danger of abuse or neglect.

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Rumors are swirling about Myka's past as a nurse. She was a registered nurse until 2013. She claims that she chose to let her license lapse. But sleuths have discovered that a nurse with Myka's exact name was allegedly involved in a physical altercation at a hospital un 2013.

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David Oyelowo said he and the Selma cast and crew faced backlash for supporting Eric Garner


  • Back in 2014 the filming of Selma, Ava DuVernay's biopic on Martin Luther King, coincided with the murder of Eric Garner by the police

  • His murder was captured on tape and his last words "I can't breathe" were adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement

  • To protest the refusal to indict Eric Garner's murderer the cast wore "I can't breathe" t-shirts to the premiere

  • David Oyelowo revealed that members of AMPAS called up the studio and warned them that they would refuse to vote for the film: I remember at the premiere of Selma us wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts in protest. Members of the Academy called in to the studio and our producers saying, ‘How dare they do that? Why are they stirring S-H-I-T?’ and ‘We are not going to vote for that film because we do not think it is their place to be doing that.'

  • The film did go on to recieve nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song (which it won)

  • Director Ava DuVernay confirmed the story

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Julie Plec thinks Stefan und Damon Salvatore would support Black Lives Matter


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Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec thinks all her characters would never be racist

Damon fought for the Confederate Army on the show