"Kindergarten Cop" gets the boot from a Portland drive-in screening series after social media complaints and accusations that it's akin to "Birth of a Nation" and "Gone With the Wind."
Disney’s Splash Mountain will be getting a much-needed makeover after criticism of its racist roots.
Newlyweds Dr. Kerry Anne Gordon, 35 and Michael Gordon, 42, share their "first look" on their wedding day with dozens of people demonstrating during a Black Lives Matter protest.
Though lauded for his heroism when working as an A&E doctor, U.K.-based Dr. Emeka Okorocha, a Black man, says that when he’s on the street in plain clothes, he’s often racially profiled.
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart thinks the Black Lives Matter protests that have erupted across the United States in recent weeks might finally lead to more accountability due to the increased size and intensity of those rallies in the wake of George Floyd’s death.“Maybe. Look, every advancement toward equality has come with the spilling of blood. Then, when that’s over, a defensiveness from the group that had been doing the oppressing,” Stewart told the New York Times Magazine in an interview published Monday. “There’s always this begrudging sense that black people are being granted something, when it’s white people’s lack of being able to live up to the defining words of the birth of the country that is the problem. There’s a lack of recognition of the difference in our system. Chris Rock used to do a great bit: ”No white person wants to change places with a black person. They don’t even want to exchange places with me, and I’m rich.’ It’s true. There’s not a white person out there who would want to be treated like even a successful black person in this country. And if we don’t address the why of that treatment, the how is just window dressing.”Stewart added: “You know, we’re in a bizarre time of quarantine. White people lasted six weeks and then stormed a state building with rifles, shouting: ‘Give me liberty! This is causing economic distress! I’m not going to wear a mask, because that’s tyranny!’ That’s six weeks versus 400 years of quarantining a race of people. The policing is an issue, but it’s the least of it. We use the police as surrogates to quarantine these racial and economic inequalities so that we don’t have to deal with them.”Also Read: Jay Pharoah Says LAPD Officer Knelt on His Neck, Shares Security FootageStewart has — for the most part — removed himself entirely from the entertainment industry since leaving “The Daily Show” in Trevor Noah’s hands in 2015, with the exception of making a handful of appearances on pal Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” and to be an advocate for various political causes he backs. He’s reappearing now to promote political satire “Irresistible,” a film written and directed by Stewart, which is coming out amid a pandemic and the resurgence of BLM protests (a situation that Stewart compares to “showing up to a plane crash with a chocolate bar”).The former Comedy Central late-night host told NYT Magazine that the killing of Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day is part of a “cycle” and “in some ways, the issue is that we’re addressing the wrong problem.”“We continue to make this about the police — the how of it. How can they police? Is it about sensitivity and de-escalation training and community policing? All that can make for a less-egregious relationship between the police and people of color. But the how isn’t as important as the why, which we never address,” Stewart said. “The police are a reflection of a society. They’re not a rogue alien organization that came down to torment the black community. They’re enforcing segregation. Segregation is legally over, but it never ended. The police are, in some respects, a border patrol, and they patrol the border between the two Americas. We have that so that the rest of us don’t have to deal with it. Then that situation erupts, and we express our shock and indignation. But if we don’t address the anguish of a people, the pain of being a people who built this country through forced labor — people say, ”I’m tired of everything being about race.” Well, imagine how [expletive] exhausting it is to live that.”Also Read: Watch Dave Chappelle Respond to George Floyd's Death in Surprise Netflix Special '8:46' (Video)Stewart says “police brutality is an organic offshoot of the dehumanization of those power structures.”“There are always going to be consequences of authority. When you give someone a badge and a gun, that’s going to create its own issues, and there’s no question that those issues can be addressed with greater accountability,” he added. “It can be true that you can value and admire the contribution and sacrifice that it takes to be a law-enforcement officer or an emergency medical worker in this country and yet still feel that there should be standards and accountability. Both can be true. But I still believe that the root of this problem is the society that we’ve created that contains this schism, and we don’t deal with it, because we’ve outsourced our accountability to the police.”Read original story Jon Stewart on Black Lives Matter Protests: ‘Every Advancement Toward Equality Has Come With the Spilling of Blood’ At TheWrap
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(UPDATED WITH DISNEY/ABC STATEMENT) Tucker Carlson may have one of the most watched shows on cable news, but the Fox News Channel host is losing advertisers - again. Whereas in 2018, over 20 companies yanked their ads after Carlson obtusely proclaimed that the undocumented made America "poorer, and dirtier, and more divided," this time the […]
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Megyn Kelly criticized HBO Max’s decision to temporarily remove "Gone With the Wind" from its library.
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The lawyer for Thomas Lane disputed what is clear in the video of George Floyd’s death and even tried shifting blame for his death to the bystanders.
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Jim Carrey has turned serious in his online cartooning since the outbreak of social unrest following George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police. One day after posting a tribute portrait to Floyd, the actor on Saturday released a cartoon caustically criticizing the police in Buffalo, New York, who were seen in a widely shared video shoving a 75-year-old protester who fell to the ground and was bleeding from the head.“Before the protest, Buffalo police received a tip that AARP agitators were being bussed in from Cheektowaga,” the caption on Carrey’s cartoon reads. “I’ve got his teeth but watch out… he can still gum ya!” one nightstick-wielding cop declares, holding a set of false choppers overhead as an old man lies on the sidewalk, blood pooling from his head.Another heavily armed cop adds, “Greatest generation, my ass!”Also Read: Here's Donny! Jim Carrey Conjures 'The Shining' to Taunt Trump and Boris JohnsonOn Saturday, Buffalo police officers Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe were charged with felony assault in connection with the injury to 75-year-old local activist Martin Gugino outside Buffalo City Hall on Thursday night. The two officers, who were also suspended without pay, pleaded not guilty to the charges.The Buffalo Police Department initially said Gugino “tripped and fell,” but video showed the two officers appeared to push Gugino until he staggered and fell hard on the sidewalk as blood accumulated around his head. Gugino was hospitalized and remained in stable condition on Saturday, an Erie County Medical Center spokesperson told the Buffalo News.pic.twitter.com/yZKrOPvVrn— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 7, 2020Read original story Jim Carrey Gives Buffalo Cops a Cartoon Beating After Injury of 75-Year-Old Protester At TheWrap
"You have arrived here in the middle of a global crisis, a racial pandemic and ... outrage at the senseless killing of yet another unarmed black human being," said Beyoncé.
The pop star responded to negative comments after she attended a protest following the death of George Floyd.
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While 10 days of protests following the police-caused death of George Floyd have largely replaced COVID-19 as the news story of the moment, Bill Maher sees a direct link between the two. Shutting down much of the country during the coronavirus pandemic, the Real Time host argued during a panel segment on the show, motivated […]