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"The Breakfast Club" co-host Rashawn "DJ Envy" Casey is under attack for comments he made regarding the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.

Ma'Khia was gunned down by a Columbus, Ohio police officer on April 20 when she attempted to stab a woman during a fight over an unmade bed at a foster group home.

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DJ Envy chose the side of reason and facts during a debate with co-host Charlamagne the god, who allowed anger to rule his emotions.

After the show, Black Twitter went into a frenzy, attacking DJ Envy and calling him a sellout.

"I understand people are upset and they have the right to be — but what I don't like is this cancel culture, when they try to cancel somebody for an opinion," DJ Envy tells Page Six.

"It doesn't hurt me ... because people are mad about what's going on and I'm mad and upset as well. But I know who's on my side and who's not. I know who tries to help the community and who doesn't. We sit here and raise money every year for organizations that fight against this. I help our community with financial freedom and learning about buying their own homes, and their own investment properties. So people can have financial freedom so they can use their own money."

"Every case is different," Envy told Page Six. "And in this case, if I pull up to a scene and see a girl chasing another girl about to stab a girl, my job as a police officer is to make sure that girl doesn't get killed. And the law allows me to stop that killing or that stabbing by any means necessary. That's what the law allows me to do, on both sides.

"The whole situation is tragic and it's sad because that system failed that young lady. The fact that she's out there fighting at 16 with a grown woman. The fact that the older man seen in the video would rather kick the girl on the ground and join the fight instead of stopping the fight, all these things come together and the system failed that girl and it is sad."

He added, "Everybody's saying [the police] shoot first, but he possibly saved that [other girl's] life ... if she would've stabbed her who knows if she would've lived. She could have got cut in the throat, in the face, we just don’t know what could happen."

DJ Envy is the son of a retired NYPD cop, and a victim of police harassment. He said he "has experienced with both sides of the spectrum."

Watch video of DJ Envy and Charlamagne's debate below.
 

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Alexi McCammond stepped down as editor of Teen Vogue after racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced from a decade ago.

McCammond, who was 17 when she wrote the tweets, apologized profusely after the internet recirculated the old tweets earlier this month.

The tweets included comments about the appearance of Asian features, derogatory stereotypes about Asians and LGBT+ slurs.

Screenshots of the old tweets were recirculated after Condé Nast announced her new gig at the helm of Teen Vogue on March 5.

As the outrage ensued on social media, Ulta Beauty and Burt's Bees, major advertisers with Teen Vogue, suspended their campaigns with the publication.

One social media user wrote:

"I was happy to see a young, black, woman successful in a space that was NOT ALLOWED in my day but after reading her racist, comments... I am DONE! Sadly, she always seemed a little too cocky and now a racist, too!!!"

But others were willing to give McCammond another chance.

One Instagram user wrote:

"How is our culture supposed to evolve if we can't forgive? She said these things when she was 17. Everyone here judging is secretly happy that they didn't have Twitter when they were ignorant teenagers."

Another user wrote:

"Wait that's it? She basically only states that asian people exist and are not without fault. This, when tweeted at 17, is supposed to ruin someone's career? Are you for fucking real? She's not the problem, you are."

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A former youth pastor who called a girls basketball team the N-word for kneeling during the National Anthem has been dropped by four sponsors.

The incident happened last week during a high school state basketball quarterfinals championship game between undefeated Norman High School and Midwest City in Oklahoma.

"They're kneeling? F*** them," said Matt Rowan who announced the game for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. "I hope Norman gets their ass kicked," he said.

Seconds later, Rowan, who believed his microphone was turned off, said, "Did they even salute the flag?" "F***ing ni**ers."

Norman's basketball coach shared the audio clip on Twitter on Friday: "Hey @NFHSNetwork looks like you forgot to cut the Mic!!! 'F****** N******' is the one that really got me!! Tell us how you really feel!! THIS IS WHY THEY KNEEL!!!"

Following the public backlash, Rowan released a statement blaming his inappropriate language on a spike in his high blood sugar level:

"I will state that I suffer Type I Diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking," he wrote. "While not excusing my remarks, it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful."

Racism is not a known symptom of diabetes type 1 or 2.

Rowan's statement only infuriated the cancel culture who flooded the social media accounts of his sponsors.

Rowan owns American Lock Shop and OSPN in Tahlequah, OK. His sponsors include Fastenal, ALL Designs, X-Press Stop and Chris Pruitt Auto Sales. All four companies announced they were ending their partnerships with Rowan over the weekend.

Fastenal, a wholesale distributor of construction supplies, tweeted on Friday: "We do not support this type of behavior and have officially severed ties with Matt Rowan and OSPN Live."

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After canceling Dr. Seuss, the classic cartoon character Pepé Le Pew's head is next on the chopping block.

The Looney Tunes character was dropped from the live animation sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy, starring LeBron James.

In one scene, Pepe, the bartender, flirts with Greice Santo's character by kissing her arm which she rejects with an open handed slap.

Pepe then tells James and Bugs Bunny that Penelope Pussycat filed a restraining order against him. James responds that the skunk can't go around kissing other cartoon characters without their consent.

Deadline states Santo was "upset" over the removal of the scene, according to her spokesperson.

"This was such a big deal for Greice to be in this movie. Even though Pepe is a cartoon character, if anyone was going to slap a sexual harasser like him, Greice wished it would be her," said the spokesperson. "Now the scene is cut, and she doesn't have that power to influence the world through younger generations who'll be watching Space Jam 2, to let younger girls and younger boys know that Pepe’s behavior is unacceptable,” the statement read."

Deadline.com reports that the French skunk's scenes were cut after director Malcolm D. Lee took over from the movie's first director Terence Nance.

Lee desexualized curvaceous Looney Tunes cartoon character Lola Bunny whose curves dominated scenes in the original Space Jam starring the g.o.a.t Michael Jordan.

Charles Blow, a columnist for the New York Times, complained on Twitter that Pepe was too overly amorous in old cartoons. He said Pepe "normalized rape culture" and convinced boys that "no doesn't mean no."

Blow shared an old cartoon clip on Twitter of Pepe forcibly restraining and kissing Penelope.

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50 Cent's black card was revoked and he was unanimously canceled by Black Twitter after he endorsed his friend Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.

The fallout continues after the rap mogul announced he was voting for Trump due to challenger Joe Biden's insane tax plan.

Fiddy was outraged that Biden plans to hike the tax rate in New York to 62%.

"WHAT THE F***! (VOTE For TRUMP) IM OUT," Fiddy wrote on Instagram on Monday. He added: "I don't care Trump doesn't like black people 62% are you out of ya f****ing mind."
 

The reaction on social media was swift. Outraged L.A.-based Civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, canceled his Starz subscription and urged everyone to cancel their Starz subscriptions as well.

50 Cent is executive producer of the drama series "Power" on Starz.

Ali blamed Trump for the weakening coronavirus pandemic and called the president a "racist".

"Trump is a racist president who has never condemned white supremacy but embraced it," Ali wrote on his website. "For "50 Cent" to openly embrace a racist like Trump sends a horrible message. I refuse to support "50 Cent" or any celebrity whose endorsement of Trump is more important than the health and welfare of Black people."

Black Twitter also sounded off on 50 Cent and other Black notables who support Trump.

One Black Twitter user wrote: "Men like Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent aren't Black leaders, they are nothing more than opportunistic puppets who would sell their own people into slavery for a profit."


Another user tweeted: "Liberals just 'revoked 50 Cent's 'black card.'"


And Larry Elder tweeted: "When it comes to taxes, it looks like 50 Cent pretty quickly figured out that he doesn't want to pay 50 percent. #Trump2020."

But Trump's son, Eric Trump, was pleased with the rapper's endorsement. He tweeted a photo of 50 Cent and fellow rapper Ice Cube sitting side-by-side wearing Trump caps. Eric called them "Two great, courageous, Americans!"

Twitter tagged Eric's tweet, "manipulated media."

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The "woke" cancel culture has come for the Black chef on the box of Cream of Wheat porridge mix.

B&G Foods, which owns Cream of Wheat, announced it will remove the iconic image of the Black chef from its packaging because the image of a Black chef is "racially insensitive".

The company became the latest "woke" corporation to drop a popular Black brand logo that they claim was stigmatized as a "racial stereotype" after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

B&G Foods issued a statement explaining its decision.

"For years, the image of an African-American chef appeared on our Cream of Wheat packaging. While research indicates the image may be based upon an actual Chicago chef named Frank White, it reminds some consumers of earlier depictions they find offensive."

But some Blacks accuse corporations of intentionally using the civil unrest in the U.S. to remove the iconic images of Black people from their packaging.

Soon there will be no more iconic Black images left in advertising. And some Black activists believe that's by design.

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A registered behavioral health technician for Centria Healthcare in Saginaw, Michigan was fired Thursday after Internet sleuths "canceled" him for making disparaging remarks about Breonna Taylor.

Benjamin Holthaus is the latest casualty of social media's "cancel culture.” Internet sleuths tracked him down and doxxed him after he wrote an offensive post saying Taylor was not an emergency medical technician and accused her of being "deep in the drug game".

Taylor was shot multiple times in her bed by three plainclothes officers who executed a no-knock warrant at her home in the early morning hours. They were searching for a drug suspect who was already in police custody.

One of the officers was fired but the other two are still on active duty.

Instagram blogger @GossipoftheCity doxxed Holthaus (published his employee's name and phone number) and urged her followers to contact his employer, Centria Autism, who confirmed Holthuas was no longer employed there on Thursday.

"Thank you for sharing this information with us as that type of behavior does not align with our mission or values.

We were informed of this post last week and we have confirmed with our HR Department that this individual is not a current employee. We have requested removal of their association with our organization on social media through each platform."

 

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The woman who was widely criticized for calling 911 on a Black man in Central Park was charged with a hate crime and filing a false police report.

But the Manhattan district attorney will have a hard time making the charges stick. The victim, Christian Cooper, is not cooperating with the prosecution's case against Amy Cooper.

Christian previously condemned the "cancel culture" that destroyed Amy Cooper's life after his video of the incident went viral in May.

Amy lost her high-paying job and was publicly shamed for claiming an "African American man" was threatening her in the park.

Christian defended Amy again on Tuesday in a statement explaining why he won't cooperate.

"On the one hand, she's already paid a steep price. That's not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on... So if the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me."

Christian's decision not to cooperate drew disbelief, anger and indignation on Twitter.

"Looks like dude don't want to mess up his relationships with other white people......Zaddy must have got in his ear," Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed tweeted.

Others expressed their bitter disappointment in Christian Cooper.

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Tip "T.I." Harris is no fan of conservative commentator Candace Owens. He says Owens is a lost cause, due to her endless criticism of George Floyd, the Black man who died when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

During an appearance on Nick Cannon's Power 106 radio show, T.I. called on Black Twitter to cancel Owens, according to EURweb.com.

"We can have an intelligent discussion. You can either change my mind. I can change your mind. But we still moved forward," he continued. "I don't think dropping each other off is the answer all the time."

But when it comes to Owens, T.I. said she's a lost cause.

"Candace Owens. She got to go. She can't come," he said, before suggesting she's a "paid plant" whose goal is to "come out here and speak against everything the majority of us are standing for."

"So white people are always right? You telling me law enforcement is always right? You telling me the United States of America has always been right when it comes to dealing with us? And that's her story. And you can't trust that story because we have facts that tell us otherwise ... She seems to have forgotten that she's black. She has turned in her black card and crossed over."

T.I. and Owens butted heads during the 2019 REVOLT TV summit in Atlanta, where the rapper called Owens "dangerous" and claimed she was "being used for propaganda."
 

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Christian Cooper is not down with the "cancel culture" that destroys the lives of people they disagree with.

Christian asked a white woman to leash her dog in Central Park, but the woman, named Amy Cooper (no relation), called 911 to complain that she felt "threatened" by a Black man.

"I'm going to tell them there's an African-American man threatening my life," she said to him while dialing.

Christian filmed her meltdown on his cellphone, and when the video went viral, her life was "canceled" by social media users. She lost her job and the animal shelter took back her dog.

Now Christian says social media went too far.

"It's a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that. If our goal is to change the underlying factors, I am not sure that this young woman having her life completely torn apart serves that goal," he told the NY Times.

Others called for an end to the cancel culture phenomenon fueled by social media which doesn't believe in second chances.

Comedian Kevin Hart spoke out about cancel culture, saying "Nobody's going to be perfect."

"Life isn't over because people say it is, and that's what's been happening as of late," Kevin told Oprah on Instagram Live.

"It's like people determine when your end button is pushed, but that's not how it works. We need to lose that attitude and feeling and let people grow. People love to talk shit... people love to be negative, but guess what? They also love to be positive. But we only talk about the negative."

 

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