June 7th, 2020

Prince Harry is now threatening legal action against Dan Wootton and the Sun

— Prince Harry is suing The Sun & Dan Wootton for paying Prince William & Kates staff, Christian Jones for stories against the Sussexes. — Dan Wootton at the Sun Newspaper said that the racism towards Harry and Meghan came from within the Royal Family. And now we learn Dan Wootton paid William's Press Secretary £4000 for leaking info on Harry and Meghan.
“Sources close to the matter say it is alleged The Sun made 2 payments amounting to £4K to Stephens, in relation to stories published in June & July 2019 about nannying and god-parenting arrangements for the Sussexes’ son Archie” Royal Communications Secretary Christian Jones has allegedly been the Source that has been briefing against the Sussexes to Dan Wootton. He is still working for the Cambridges. Wootton and Publisher News UK are threatening to sue BYLINE INVESTIGATES.

Wootton says he is prepared to defend his position in court, and claims to enjoy the full confidence of @TheSun whose editor-in-chief Victoria Newton has coincidentally been named as a suspected phone hacker in an unrelated court case Prince Harry is bringing against the tabloid.

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J.K. Rowling is at it again!





For some reason, she decided that the first week of Pride Month was the time to discuss the concept of sex and trans people.

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Trevi Moran comes out



Trevi Moran is a youtube personality who rose to fame after going viral dancing in Apple stores as a young teen as well as participating in The X Factor in 2012. She has 1.4 m subscribers on youtube and has been releasing pop/dance music for years. She first came out as gay on youtube in 2015 and in 2017 she underwent what she called an “identity crisis” and questioned whether she may be transgender before concluding that she wasn’t. She has also struggled with alcohol and went to rehab last year. Trevi is close friends with only fans star Tana Mongeau.






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Billie Eilish thinks she won Grammys because she’s white



Recently the singer criticized the industry for labeling white artists as pop and black artists as rap or R&B.

"I have always hated categories," Billie said in an interview for GQ. "I hate when people say, 'Oh, you look like “blank“.' Adding, "Look, if I wasn't white I would probably be in rap... Where am I pop?"

Finally adding that she agrees with people who say she only won her 5 Grammys because of her whiteness, "Then there's the other side of this whole thing: people shitting on me because I am white. 'Oh, she's white, that's why she won.' You know what? I agree with the sentiment; I get why people say that."

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BTS donates 1 million to BLM, fans campaign to match the donation

After stating that they were going to donate, the report confirms that the band and their label donated 1M USD, which in SK wons is approx 1.2 billion.

Black Lives Matter got the donation last Friday.

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BTS are scheduled to appear today at the Class of 2020 event on YouTube.

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Does Bret Michaels Keep His Bandana On During Sex? (An ONTD Investigation)

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Opening Statements:
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of ONTD. Today, we will be hearing a very important case: Does Bret Michaels wear his bandana during sex?

It is up to you to listen to both sides of the case and reach a verdict.

The Prosecution: It is obvious to anyone who has a brain beneath their own bandana that Bret Michaels wears his bandana during sex. Here is the proof:

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The Defense: Of course Bret Michaels does not wear his bandana during sex. Just look at the evidence.

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Closing Statements:
We are living in a time of great controversy and debate. Namely, the question of whether Bret Michaels makes love while wearing his bandana. This issue is dividing our nation, ripping innocent people's lives in half, and tormenting many people's dreams. (Nightmares?) We simply must resolve this conflict.

The Verdict: It is up to you, members of the jury ONTD.

Does Bret Michaels keep his bandana on for sex?

Yes
309(87.0%)
No
12(3.4%)
Undecided
34(9.6%)


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Katie Leung shows solidarity with trans women

Katie Leung played Cho Chang in the Harry Potter movie franchise. She spoke out on Twitter after J.K. Rowling came under fire for being transphobic (and racist).







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Athletes write letters in support of Julius Jones's pardon




Blake Griffin, Russell Westwood, & Trae Young have all penned letters in support of overturning Julius Jones's death row sentence. Jones had been charged with the 2000 murder of Oklahoma businessman Paul Howell and has been on deathrow for the past 20 years. This is despite the fact that witnesses saw Jones at his family's house at the time of the murder.


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[Letters from Westbrook & Trae under the cut]


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How can you help, ONTD?

Sign this petition


[Since I have you here, here are MORE petitions you can sign!]Tell Congress to Support Black Voters

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Willie Simmons has served 38 years for a $9 robbery

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Free Anthony Wint



After The Smoke Clears... Arrest Juan DelaCruz for the MURDER of Pamela Turner RIGHT NOW

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Exoneration of Albert Wilson

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Disbarment of George E. Barnhill

Reopen Kendrick Johnson's Case #J4Kendrick

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Make false 911 calls a criminal offense

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Ban the use of inhumane rubber bullets

The Trayvon Martin Law - Stop this from happening again

Arrest Jennifer Watson of Denver, CO for attempted murder

Demand Congress pass the police SHIELD Act

Black workers in Italy are being underpaid and denied by the government

Justice for Rashad Cunningham

I want Sandra Bland's case reopened

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Suspend UK export of tear gas, rubber bullets, and riot shields to USA

Write to your MP via Campaign Against Arms Trades

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End Kafala: Justice and dignity for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

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more protection for Black Trans Women UK

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Make acts of racism an act of domestic terrorism- Create George's law

Fire the Broward County Police Officers That Used Unreasonable Excessive Force on Delucca

Petition to Register "Racial Predators" in a Public Database

Remove Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud Immediately

George Floyd Act - Petition for Law Reform

Defund San Diego Police Department

Tell Congress you support making lynching a federal hate crime

Fire LAPD Chief Michael Moore

Make black history mandatory in our QEP

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Exonerate Eric Riddick

Demand a retrial for Angel Bumpass wrongfully convicted 13 year old with a life sentence

Reopen the case involving the death of Tamla Horsford

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FREE KENNETH REAMS! He's been on death row for the past 26 years. He never killed anybody

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Grant clemency to Crosley Green now

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5 months is too long for no charges. Cameron Lamb's family deserves justice

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Arrest the officers who broke David Yearby's neck and left him to die for 9 hours

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We want justice for 19 year old Darrius Stewart gunned down by a white police officer on last Fri..

Bring Officer Stephenson Camille to Justice

Austin police chief Brian Manley must be fired for instigating violence at protests






Don't really have the extra cash at the moment, but still want to help?

This youtube playlist has videos made with ad revenue going to black activism groups and bail funds! Make sure you turn off your adblocker and mute the browser not the video itself. OP has heard that muting ads in youtube cancels the ad revenue. I didn't verify this, but muting the browser works!

The playlist comes with the built-in buffer videos to make sure all streams/ad streams count!



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Marvel chairman/Trump buddy had Marvel characters appear at Veteran Affairs suicide awareness event



Captain America and Spider-Man appeared at a suicide prevention awareness event with the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the time no one knew what they were doing there.

It turns out it was a result of Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter who Donald Trump had given influence as an advisor over Veterans Affairs. Perlmutter is close friends with Trump and was one of his biggest donors during the 2016 election. Before the event Perlmutter told officials that he had 'arranged' for the superheroes to attend the event. Concerned about the ethics of such a promotion one official wrote to an agency lawyer “Marvel Communications is doing this and we don’t, as far as I know, do business with them."

The event in question:



Perlmutter has denied benefiting from his role as an advisor to Trump. Disney has yet to comment.

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Twitter's Favourite Sapphic Romances



- Don't forget it's Pride;

- Read more LGQBT+ stories and definitely involving women;

- Here are some recs. No clue about the quality but someone recommends Juliet Takes a Breath so at least one of them has the right idea;

- Other titles mentioned for example are Fingersmith, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and The Abyss Surrounds Us.

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Be gay, do crime read a book. What's the last queer-involved story you read, ONTD?
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Male Hugo Finalist of 2020 recommends sci-fi novels



- Ready to escape this dystopia for a science fictional one, or maybe looking for something a tad more uplifting? Paul Weimer (never heard of the fella [ed.]) is a finalist of this years' Hugo Awards (best fantasy or science fiction novel) recommends a lot of them in this long thread (over 200 recommendations);

- There's contemporary fantasy, historical science fiction, utopias, dystopias etc.;

- Pretty okay balance of male and female authors with poc on both sides (for example N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor);

- Honestly, I'm just high on book recs right now.

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Are you a fan of fantasy and/or science fiction novels, ONTD?
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Former Vlog Squad member Seth Francois exposes racism and asks David Dobrik for accountability


In a video posted on June 2nd of this year, former Vlog Squad member Seth Francois exposed the racist undertones of content created by famous Youtube pal David Dobrik. While expressing remorse for contributing to the creation of this type of content through his participation in playing the butt of the racial joke, Seth asked for his friends and fellow content creators to take a look at themselves and the message that racially motivated skits are sending, urging them to reevaluate what it and they are spreading.

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Chromatica Debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 274K Units



Of the 274K units, 204K were pure sales. SEA (streaming equivalent albums) were 64K or 87.16 million streams.

Fifth largest week for sales of an album in 2020.

Lady Gaga has tallied six No. 1s on the Billboard 200 chart in just nine years and two days -- the fastest a woman has claimed six No. 1 albums.
She previously hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the A Star Is Born soundtrack in 2018 and 2019, Joanna (2016), Cheek to Cheek (with Tony Bennett, 2014), Artpop (2013) and Born This Way (2011).

One of just eight women With at least six No. 1 Albums: Lady Gaga joins an elite club of just eight women who have landed six No. 1 albums. She’s now tied with Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift, all with six each. Ahead of them: Barbra Streisand, with the most of any woman, 11; bitch I'm Madonna, with nine; and Janet Jackson, with seven.

Among all artists, The Beatles continue to hold the record for the most No. 1s, with 19 leaders.



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Mark Wahlberg Tries to Support Black Lives Matter, Gets Promptly Dragged



So Marky Mark tried to show support for the #blacklivesmatter movement and justice for George Floyd. Let's just say aside from some fans, no one was buying it.



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Big Brother eyes an all-stars season for summer 2020



-CBS is reportedly talking to past houseguests about returning for an all-stars season to mark 20 years of Big Brother
-The season would begin later this summer
-Houseguests would have to quarantine themselves for 14 days before entering the house to make sure they don't have COVID-19 (okay but how about the production crew?)
-The last all-stars season was in 2006 when Les Deux owner Mike "Boogie" Malin won

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Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder loses sponsors after calling police on Faith Stowers


Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute are under fire after former castmate Faith Stowers speaks out on the mistreatment she experienced from the show.

In an Instagram Live interview with Floribama Shore star Candace Rice, Faith Stowers recalled an incident when Stassi and Kristen tried to get her arrested. It was revealed in the season 6 premiere of Vanderpump Rules that Faith had an affair with castmate Jax Taylor while he was in a relationship with Brittany Cartwright. Faith stated that she was repeatedly attacked with names, including a "nappy" hair comment.


In 2018, Stassi made an appearance on the Bitch Bible podcast. In the episode, which has now been deleted, Stassi accused Faith of being homeless, stealing credit cards, clothing, and Jax's car. She also bragged that she and Kristen tried to match Faith's images to the ones of a Black woman in a Daily Mail article. The article was about a Black woman wanted by the LAPD that allegedly drugged and robbed men she met in Hollywood nightclubs. Stassi and Kristen reported it to the police. Kristen's tweet about the Daily Mail article can be seen below. Stassi also admitted to reporting Faith, a veteran, to the Military police.


Brands such as Billie (a woman's razor brand) and Ritual Vitamins have dropped Stassi as a spokesperson. Also, a planned partnership with Glamour Magazine covering her upcoming wedding was ended.

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Hozier addresses Black Lives Matter; calls out Facebook fan group



Hozier posted a statement on Twitter, mentioning how his music wouldn't exist without Black influences, and how he will be diverting royalties from Jackboot Jump to Black Lives Matter and NAACP.

He also called out a Facebook fan group (Hozier 24/7) who were deleting posts that mentioned Black Lives Matter, as 'they wanted to make everyone comfortable'.




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Celebrities call for arrest of cops who killed Breonna Taylor + general protest tweets



Celebrities are calling for justice for Breonna Taylor today, after also posting about what would have been her 27th birthday on Friday.

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Other News:
-Some promising news is that the Minneapolis City Council has pledged to dismantle the city’s Police Department, vowing to create a new public safety system.
-Mittens stumbled into a protest and actually said the words Black Lives Matter, will soon follow up with something deplorable.
-The only wall tr*mp is getting (around the White House) has been covered with protestor's signs.
-Confederate/pro slavery statues are having a bad week.

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Ricky Martin: “I’m a threat for this (racist) people... I didn’t think the USA was like this”.



During an interview with radio host, Enrique Santos, Ricky Martin said that he is a threat since he’s a homosexual, Latin man married to an Arab man living in the USA.

Also adding that he never imagined the USA to be this way and that he and his family try to watch TV news as little as possible, acknowledging he’s not as exposed since he lives secluded with his family in their house.

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Criterion Channel makes many films by Black filmmakers & about Black lives available for free



THIS twitter thread on their official account gives a brief synopsis of some of the films available to view. You don't have to be a subscriber to view these films.

ETA: apeshit_x helpfully commented that Cineplex has made a ton of films available to view for free as part of a series titled "Understanding Black Stories." Idk if it works outside of Canada, but it's worth a try.

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Hopefully they'll also start including more films by Black filmmakers who aren't Spike Lee in their permanent collection.

Copaganda shows Live PD and Cops pulled off the air


Trash copaganda shows Live PD and Cops have been pulled by their respective networks following protests against police over the death of George Floyd.

A&E stated it did not air its scheduled episode of Live PD on Friday our of respect for Floyd's family and for the safety of the police departments they follow. No mention was made on whether it will be back on the air this upcoming Friday. Stans are mad because the series shows cops in a good light, which of course is all by design.

The Paramount Network hasn't made any comment on Cops, but took the show off its scheduled Monday timeslot last week and has yet to put it back. The network has even gone so far as to completely scrub the series from its website, so it's possible the show may never return. The series has been criticized throughout its run for being racist, has been involved in numerous legal issues, and was accused of letting cops edited out anything that would paint them in a negative light.

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Caleb McLaughlin (and other Stranger Things cast) Protesting for #BlackLivesMatter

Caleb McLaughlin protesting; he also briefly went on IG live

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Caleb in a #blacklivesmatter protest today. I always mentioned how much Caleb suffered from racism in this fandom. his pictures have always been the least liked on my insta, and i knew what it was about. I hope that all this movement is not just on social networks. we will no longer tolerate any criminal attitude (neither on instagram nor in real life) love u King ✊🏿🖤 #calebmclaughlin #lucassinclair #stalker #embraceyourself #embraceyourface #loveyourself #beyourbiggestfan #beeyourbiggestfan #strangerthingscast #strangerthings #strangerthings1 #strangerthings2 #strangerthings3 #strangerthings4 #strangerthingsseason1 #strangerthingsseason2 #strangerthingsseason3 #strangerthingsseason4

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Caleb McLaughlin and some of his fellow Stranger Things cast members have been photographed participating in various Black Lives Matter protests in recent days.

*Per a comment in this post, I do want to point out that none of these photos were posted on any of the cast's social media accounts, and that everyone featured in this post (and some of the other cast members) has actively posted donation links on their social media.

And since this is Netflix adjacent, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently donated $1 million (of his $5.24 billion) to the Center for Policing Equity, "a research organization dedicated to fighting racial bias in American law enforcement using data science."

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ONTD Fave Terry Crews has something to say about the BlackLivesMatter protests

Tweet: Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth.

Like it or not, we are all in this together. /tweet

Huh.

He also mentioned how the NFL was always racist but how 'back then, you ignored degrading treatment' and 'Now I know better'.


Just a few short weeks ago, he was quick to say that he had never experience discrimination or seen any on the set of America's Got Talent, unlike co-star Gabrielle Union.

His past times include being a father and shitting on people who have had bad relationships with theirs.


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’13 Reasons Why’ criticised for controversial Season 4 plot twist



[spoilers ahead]
in the show’s final episode Justin Foley (Brandon Flynn) died of AIDS after contracing HIV while being homeless
twitter thinks this was an unnecessary plot, especially in Pride month







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Taylor Swift Fan Demands That She Speak Up About Black Lives in Edited "Taylor Like"

After Taylor got her brother to cover her song for Killing Eve, she liked this post on Tumblr:



On June 4th the OP of the liked reblog edited her post so that the following would show up in Taylor's likes on Tumblr:



Speaking for a large portion of Swifties, OP said:

"It hurts me to much to say this but we are beyond disappointed with your lack of involvement towards the black lives matter movement. Where is the energy you had during miss americana? Or last June when you got thousands to sign the equality act? Posting a black square with 13 hearts is simply not enough. You have a gigantic platform. There is more to be done. Innocent people are being murdered in the streets. You can’t just sit back and watch."

She has yet to say anything about #blacklivesmatter /  current events beyond a tweet that mainly focussed on attacking President Trump (brave) and posting the aforementioned black square. Swift has yet to acknowledge the edited post.

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New promo for Lovecraft Country




Based on Matt Ruff 's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

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