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President Donald Trump criticized the "highly political" National Basketball Association and mocked the NBA's low television ratings in a tweet on Tuesday.

Trump said the ratings are low because sports fans are tired of millionaire athletes mixing politics with sports.

"People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won't be coming back. I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!"

NBA players boycotted 2 games to protest the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

But their anti-racism protests have rubbed sports fans the wrong way. According to The Athletic, network television ratings for the playoffs plunged 45% and 20% on ESPN.

Trump tweeted that he was heading to Kenosha Tuesday morning, where he plans to meet with Jacob Blake's family members, according to the White House.

Blake, 29, was shot 7 times in the back by a Kenosha police officer, and is paralyzed from the waist down.

Twitter suspended the account of a woman who said she was the aunt of Blake's girlfriend.

"Soph" tweeted: "Jacob raped my niece. The cops were called because he came back to her house, took her keys, and he's not supposed to be there."

When a Twitter user noted Blake should not have been shot in the back 7 times, Soph responded, "Should have been 50 times for what he did to my niece. but hopefully he survives so we can put him in jail."

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Liberals claimed her tweets were fake. But she later confirmed she wrote the tweets.

Twitter users dragged Trump for his divisive tweets during ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in Democratic cities around the country.

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are so emotionally drained over the shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin that they voted to boycott the remainder of the NBA playoffs.

According to reports, the Lakers and Clippers were the only teams to take such drastic action after Jacob Blake was shot 7 times in the back.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that the other teams voted to continue the playoffs. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski noted, "The Clippers and Lakers voting on perhaps not continuing with the season was considered more of a polling, than a final vote, sources tell ESPN. The resumption of the playoffs remains still up in the air."

NBA insider David Aldridge tweeted, "Told the players’ meeting ended "ugly," per a source, with uncertainty about what will happen tomorrow. The union will be present at the special Board of Governors meeting, per a source." It appears that the games slated for Thursday will be postponed as well. "Discussions on continuing season will extend into tomorrow, sources tell ESPN, but appears unlikely the three playoff games on Thursday will be played. "Everyone is still too emotional," one high-ranking source tells ESPN. "There needs to be more time to come together on this," tweeted Woj.

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Hallmark's decision to pull a commercial showing 2 lesbians kissing triggered outrage on Twitter.com.

The family-oriented network pulled four same-sex commercials after conservative groups launched petitions signed by thousands of concerned parents.

In one ad, two brides kiss after exchanging vows at the altar. One woman wears a wedding dress, the other wears a men's tailored suit.

The commercials were paid for by Zola.com, an inclusive wedding planning company that purchased six ad spots. Four of the 6 ads feature same-sex couples.

A petition created by the conservative group One Million Moms (1MM) garnered over 25,000 signatures. The group's mission is to "fight against indecency".

The organization pleaded with Bill Abbott, CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, Hallmark's parent company.

"Please reconsider airing commercials with the same-sex couples, and please do not add LGBT movies to the Hallmark Channel. Such content goes against Christian and conservative vaults that are important to your primary audience. You will lose viewers if you cave to the LGBT agenda."

The group said the Zola commercials made Hallmark Channel unsafe for family viewing.

A similar petition on Christian website LifesiteNews.com garnered over 50,000 signatures.

It didn't take long for Hallmark to realize the error of its ways.

"We are not allowed to accept creatives that are deemed controversial," said an account rep.

Liberals on Twitter vented their outrage under the hashtag #BoycottHallmarkChannel.

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Valerie Jarrett, who served as the senior advisor to former President Barack Obama, was among the vocal critics.

"Controversial? Really, ?@Hallmark?? What a horrible message you are sending not just to all of the same sex couples and their loved ones, but to everyone. #lovemeanslove."

Television personality Baker Machado tweeted:

"he declined to comment on why a nearly identical ad featuring a bride and groom kissing was not rejected."

Another Twitter user said critics of the ads are "okay with voting for a guy who had sex with Stormy Daniels while his third wife was nursing his infant child..."

But others were pleased with Hallmark's decision.

One user tweeted: "I will not be boycotting Hallmark Channel or their cards. They have [every] right to make their own decision."

Another user tweeted:

"It's the only channel that moms and dads don't have to monitor for sex or violence or 4 letter words. Leave Hallmark alone, same sex couples are a fact of life."

 

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Feminists are outraged after Proctor & Gamble removed feminine symbols from packages and pad wrappers of Always menstruation products.

Procter & Gamble, makers of Always, announced the change on Monday after transgender activists demanded the removal of the female Venus symbol from all menstruation products.

The company took action after a few female-to-male (FTM) transgenders complained about the Venus symbols on the pads.

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"To ensure that anyone who needs to use a period product feels comfortable in doing so with Always, we updated our pad wrapper design," P&G said in a statement.

The company will remove the signs from all packages and pad wrappers as soon as December 2019 in the United Kingdom, with plans for the new package design to be distributed worldwide beginning next year.

Angry feminists called for all women and girls to boycott the company in response to what they say is a concerted effort by corporations to erase women.

P&G was unbothered by the calls for a boycott.

"For over 35 years, Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to do so,” a Procter & Gamble official said in response to the public backlash.

"We're also committed to diversity and inclusion, and after hearing from many people across genders and age groups, we realized that not everyone who has a period and needs to use a pad identifies as female.
 

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On Monday afternoon Weeknd tweeted: "woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore..."

H&M, which is based in Sweden, apologized and removed the advertisement on Sunday. But that was not enough for Weeknd and others who remain highly offended by the racist advertising gimmick.

"This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended," the company told the NY Daily News.

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