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  • SHAME ON HOLLYWOOD: These Are The Most Racist Films Of All Time

    06/30/2021 11:21:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 107 replies
    https://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Jun 1, 2012, 8:40 AM | Keertana Sastry
    Hollywood has a reputation for being a liberal bastion of political correctness. But as these appalling movies show, it wasn't always so. Some of them—such as 1975's Mandingo—are almost fetishistically racist. Others are fantastic movies degraded because stereotypical characters such as Long Duk Dong from "Sixteen Candles" or Mr. Yunioshi from "Breakfast at Tiffany's." We've compiled a list of the worst racist indiscretions made in Hollywood from the very birth of film. And there are a lot. Warning: Some of this material may be upsetting. 21. "North" (1994) had Inuit/Eskimo racism in one ridiculous scene. In this strange and terrible...
  • Lucasfilm Drops ‘Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Following Offensive Social Media Posts

    02/10/2021 7:59:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 130 replies
    Variety ^ | February 10, 2021 | Daniel Holloway
    Gina Carano is “not currently employed by Lucasfilm,” the company said in a statement Wednesday after controversy erupted over “The Mandalorian” star’s social media posts. “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.” Carano shared several offensive posts on her Instagram stories Tuesday night, including one that likened contemporary political differences to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany. “Jews were beaten in...
  • ‘My Brother’: Robert Downey Jr. And Others Rally To Defend Chris Pratt

    10/21/2020 5:54:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | October 20, 2020 9:16 PM ET | Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
    Actor Robert Downey Jr. joined several colleagues from the Marvel Comics Universe in defending fellow cast member Chris Pratt after he was attacked on social media. Pratt, who plays Peter Quill (Star Lord) in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, was voted “the worst Chris in Hollywood” after his name was noticeably absent from a political fundraiser that included several of his “Avengers” costars. (RELATED: ‘It Could Be Dangerous’: Dean Cain Weighs In On Attacks Against Chris Pratt’s Gadsden Flag Shirt) Jezebel even published an article “outing” Pratt as a Republican — despite acknowledging that he has never officially declared...
  • Exclusive: Antonio Sabato, Jr. Talks About Being 'Blacklisted' in Hollywood

    08/28/2020 10:29:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Antonio Sabato Jr. was hot stuff in Hollywood. He was a soap opera star. He was a renowned model. He was dating Madonna. But that all changed in 2016 when he decided to run for Congress. As a Republican.  In his new book, "Sabato: The Untold Story," Sabato, Jr. gets candid about how his conservatism cost him his agents and his gigs, but not his dignity. The actor begins by explaining the unimaginable obstacles his family endured while he was still a boy."My family had to flee from socialist run Czechoslovakia to Italy, then having to leave Italy, where I was...
  • Days of Our Lives' Melissa Reeves Under Fire for Anti-Black Lives Matter Stance (She liked Candace Owens' Instagram posts)

    06/24/2020 11:54:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 24, 2020 | Michael Ausiello
    Days of Our Lives actress Melissa Reeves is catching heat from her co-stars and the long-running soap’s fans for coming out against the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier this week it was revealed that Reeves — who has played Jennifer Horton on the NBC sudser on and off for the past three decades — “liked” several anti-BLM posts from right-wing activist Candace Owens on Instagram. Reeves’ Days cousin, Linsey Godfrey, wasted little time responding. After one Twitter user defended Reeves’ right to express her opinion, Godfrey countered, “Nah there is no difference of opinion on racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.”...
  • ALL Paul Joseph Watson YouTube Vids Now Demonetized

    05/02/2019 5:16:14 PM PDT · by gaijin · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2nd, 2019 | Author
    YouTube has now de-monetized ALL videos by Paul Joseph Watson. As a fig-leaf to political motives, YouTube took this measure at the same time they also de-monetized all videos by Louis Farrakhan. PJW joins a long line of YouTube creators having fallen out of favor, like Milo Yiannopoulis, Steven Crowder and an Austin-based broadcaster and advocate of traditional sex roles for amphibians (who cannot be named, per FreeRepublic rules). Because such YouTube creators played significant roles in getting Donald Trump elected, there is speculation this measure has been taken in preparation for the 2020 elections. Such measures would cut into...
  • Lemon To Legend Gladys Knight: Aren’t You Worried About Your Career For Singing At The Super Bowl?

    02/04/2019 2:18:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Comparatively speaking, Don Lemon should have more concern over the future of his career after asking this question. Twitchy featured this leftover from Friday evening, when the CNN host asked Gladys Knight about her decision to sing the national anthem at yesterday’s Super Bowl … which turned out to be the musical highlight of the game, if not the top overall moment. Lemon played a clip from Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos, who accused Knight and everyone else of “crossing an intellectual picket line” to perform at the event, accusing participants of “caring more about my career” than about...
  • Netflix Pulls Production of ‘OBX’ From North Carolina Over State’s Trans Bathroom Law

    01/12/2019 8:39:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 11, 2018 | Jon Levine and Jennifer Maas
    Netflix has canceled plans to produce an upcoming series titled “OBX” in North Carolina after lingering concerns about the state’s trans bathroom law, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap Friday. The network instead plans to host production in neighboring South Carolina, in a decision that was described as “final.” The series has not been officially announced by Netflix and the company declined to comment on the matter. TheWrap has confirmed that 10 episodes of the show have already been picked up by the network and shooting is expected to begin in the spring. The show is a creation...
  • Lady Gaga, R. Kelly song removed from streaming services, YouTube

    01/12/2019 7:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/11/19 | Wade Sheridan
    Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga's 2013 single "Do What U Want (With My Body)" featuring R. Kelly has been removed from music streaming services. Gaga promised on Twitter Wednesday that the track would be removed in response to the multiple sexual assault allegations that Kelly is facing. Official music videos for "Do What U Want (With My Body)" were also removed from YouTube, however, a video of Gaga and Kelly performing the song at the American Music Awards remains.
  • TOTO: Hollywood, Once Scornful Of Blacklists, Now Embraces Them

    12/14/2018 9:25:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2018 | Christian Toto
    Remember Hollywood’s old obsession with the “blacklisting” of alleged communists? Movie after movie captured that dark chapter in American history, each film wagging a cinematic finger at industry insiders who punished Communist sympathizers — or just folks suspected of harboring such thoughts. Think “The Front,” “The Majestic,” “Trumbo,” “Guilty by Suspicion” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” That was then. Today, people who hold what the Hollywood elite consider untenable views — such as those who believe in protecting the U.S. border — are targeted, shamed and made to fear for their careers. It’s happening both inside Tinsel Town and...
  • Paul Rodriguez, Latino comic, says he's getting death threats over Trump support

    11/26/2018 3:22:35 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Latino comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez said he’s been the target of death threats ever since he voiced support for President Trump earlier this month. “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, I’m not in the closet anymore,” Mr. Rodriguez... Mr. Rodriguez, who also chairs the California Latino Water Coalition, said he’s faced a lot of backlash since he praised Mr. Trump for his support for major water projects in California in a Nov. 5 interview with the same outlet. “Even as I did that interview I knew it’d have repercussions … but I stand by what I say,” Mr. Rodriguez said...
  • Channing Dungey, ABC executive who canceled Roseanne, is stepping down

    11/16/2018 3:45:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 16, 2018 | Lynette Rice
    Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post. Dungey will be replaced by Karey Burke, the current head of programming at Freeform, ABC’s sister cable network. “I’m incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed,” Dungey said in a statement. “This job has been the highlight of my career. While I’ve loved every moment and knew I could call ABC home for many years to come, I’m excited to...
  • Benton Blount claims he was kicked off Billy Gibbons' tour after posting photo wearing MAGA hat...

    11/09/2018 5:48:17 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Dal Kalsi
    Singer Benton Blount claims he was kicked off a tour with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top after posting a photo of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and an “I Voted” sticker on election day. The photo, which also shows Blount holding food items from Chick-Fil-A was captioned, "Someone reading this just got offended multiple times. My work here is done! #Vote" Blount, from Greenville, was a contestant on the TV show America’s Got Talent. ...“I was banned from Facebook (for 24 hours) and now I’ve just been banned from my opening spot on the Billy Gibbons tour....
  • Kanye West QUITS politics attacking Trump over immigration...

    10/30/2018 7:13:45 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 124 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 30, 2018 | Emily Goodin
    Kanye West QUITS politics attacking Trump over immigration and saying 'I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in' Kayne West made the surprising declaration on Twitter on Tuesday In an extended Twitter rant, he criticized Trump's immigration policy, claimed he was used, and denounced the 'blexit' movement 'My eyes are now wide open and now realize I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in,' he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday 'I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable,' he noted 'I believe...
  • In Hollywood, ‘Anything Goes’ Becomes ‘You’re Fired’ (weinstained Follywood)

    07/22/2018 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    wsj.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Joe Flint
    Executives and creatives are losing their jobs as the entertainment industry becomes less tolerant of offensive remarks, abusive behavior. Disney has severed ties with filmmaker James Gunn, who previously directed two ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies. Hollywood’s longstanding say-anything, do-anything culture is rapidly turning into one where the wrong words can have career-killing consequences. Top executives at Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures and Netflix Inc.,as well as creative talent who worked on the “Lethal Weapon” television series and “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies have been fired in recent months after allegations of offensive remarks, verbal abuse and other inappropriate behavior that...
  • Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet demands Spotify remove Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Brown, more

    05/15/2018 4:07:48 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/14/18 | Gerrick Kennedy
    In response to Spotify’s newly launched Hate Content and Hateful Conduct public policy, women’s advocacy group UltraViolet is calling on the streaming service to widen its net beyond R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, which were the first acts to see their music removed from promotional playlists. UltraViolet, a national organization working on a range of issues including reproductive rights, healthcare, economic security, violence and racial justice, published an open letter Monday to Spotify head Daniel Ek, applauding a recent decision to pull Kelly and XXXTentacion’s music from playlists and algorithmic recommendations. However, the group is also imploring that the policy be...
  • Comic Convention Bans Christian Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo For Friendship With Hannity

    01/14/2018 12:11:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/2018
    The lead promoter and founder of East Coast Comicon, Cliff Galbraith, bragged on social media about banning Christian conservative actor Kevin Sorbo from the upcoming geek convention in New Jersey because of the actor’s friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.” As with video games, YA literature, and tech, the comic book and nerd culture convention circuit has become progressively left-leaning over the past few years–and East Coast Comicon is no exception. Its founder, Cliff Galbraith, advertised...
  • Taylor Swift's political silence sparks belief she voted Trump

    09/04/2017 8:35:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 65 replies
    MSN/New York Daily News ^ | 3 September 2017 | RACHEL DESANTIS
    Taylor Swift has remained notoriously tight-lipped on her political leanings, but her friend and back-up dancer Todrick Hall says that anyone who takes her silence as evidence she voted for Donald Trump are making a "huge assumption." Swift faced criticism throughout the election season for remaining mum, and not following in the footsteps of her fellow pop stars, who expressed their support for Hillary Clinton and disdain for Trump. Her sole foray into the world of politics was as an apolitical Instagram post on Election Day telling her followers to "go out and VOTE." But according to Hall, who has...
  • UCLA Prof: I Would Play for North Korea, But Ban Dennis Prager

    08/09/2017 9:39:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/9/2017
    UCLA professor Andrew Apter, a violinist in the Santa Monica Symphony, appeared on the Dennis Prager Show Monday to defend his call for musicians and members of the community to boycott a concert where Prager will be guest conducting the orchestra. Prager invited Apter onto the show after he and a fellow UCLA professor and violinist circulated a letter declaring: “Please urge your friends to not attend this concert, which helps normalize bigotry in our community.” After introducing his guest, Prager asked him if he would apply his liberal principles in all circumstances, such as the controversial 2008 visit of...
  • Leading arts world figures urge Radiohead to cancel Israel gig

    04/25/2017 3:47:42 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 April 2017 | Hannah Ellis-Petersen
    Open letter signed by likes of Ken Loach, Roger Waters and Young Fathers urges band to join cultural boycottHigh-profile figures from the arts world, including Ken Loach to Roger Waters, have called on Radiohead to cancel an upcoming gig in Israel as part of a cultural boycott. An open letter also signed by the South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and the actors Maxine Peake, Ricky Tomlinson, Miriam Margolyes and Juliet Stephenson asks the band to reconsider performing in a country “where a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people”. Also among the 47 signatories are the Wolf...