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Racists are flooding Disney's 'Little Mermaid' trailer with offensive comments and over 1.5 million downvotes on YouTube.

Disney released the live-action Little Mermaid trailer featuring Halle Bailey singing "Part of Your World."

The trailer, which has over 18 million views and 200,000+ comments, received over 1.5 million dislikes on YouTube.

YouTube previously disabled the dislike count, but a Chrome browser extension restores the downvote function to make dislikes visible on YouTube videos.

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'Mermaid' fans are furious that Disney chose a Black actress to play a long-established white character..

'Mermaid' fans question why Disney didn't simply create a new character for Bailey, rather than hijack a white character for political correctness.

Some on Black Twitter complained that Disney is "pandering" to Black people.

One person wrote: "Who asked her to play this iconic role? The part should have gone to a white actress who can also sing and dance."

Another person wrote: "which is more likely? that they just felt like making the little mermaid black as an artistic choice? or that they're pandering to black people during a time when being black has been heavily politicized through “black lives matter."

A third person wrote: "This is wrong the actor supposed to be white keep it original."
 

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Lord of The Rings fans are expressing their anger over the casting of Black actors in the new "Rings of Power" series.

Whoopi Goldberg slammed critics of the diverse cast on Tuesday's episode of The View.

"And there are critics who are saying, 'They were too woke by adding diverse characters,'" Goldberg said. "Are you telling me Black people can't be fake people too?"

"I don't know if there's like a Hobbit club; I don't know if there's going to be protests. But people, what is wrong with y'all?" she asked.

"All of y'all who have problems because there are black hobbits? Get a job!" she said. "Get a job! Go find yourself, because you are focused on the wrong stuff."

The new series on Amazon received a 39% audience rating on Rottentomatoes.com.

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Amazon closed the comment section on its site after angry viewers vented their outrage over the "woke" casting.

The original Lord of The Rings did not have any Black or Latino characters.

Black actor Lenny Henry, who plays Sadoc Burrows, complained that he is targeted by racists on social media.

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Fans took to social media to criticize actor Ismael Cruz Córdova who plays the Silvan Elf, Arondir, because the character is a dark-skinned Puerto Rican, and there are no Puerto Ricans in Middle-earth.

Tesla founder Elon Musk said J.R.R. Tolkien is "turning in his grave."

"Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both," the Tesla CEO tweeted. "Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice."

Galadriel is a female warrior elf and a character created by Tolkien.

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An Iowa weather station has apologized after a racial slur was aired during a local Weather Channel TV broadcast.

The graphic containing the n-word went viral on Twitter after it "accidentally" aired during the Des Moines-based Weather Channel's "Local on the 8s" segment Thursday.

"I've blurred it, but I'm pretty sure you can figure out what it said," tweeted journalist Matthew Keys.

The graphic read: "Hello Des Moines, This is your weather my N----s."

The reaction was swift on Twitter. However, the Weather Channel denies that the racial slur originated with the station.

"This did not originate with us, and we are in the process of investigating it further," a spokesperson told Keys, in a tweet.

One television news expert backed up Matthews that the mistake originated with TWC.

"TWC has computer units at cable headends to produce the local on the 8s, and a rogue cable employee must've messed with the files and caused it to say that," wrote one Twitter user.

TWC has since deleted the slur and apologized for the incident on Facebook.

"A graphic during the Weather Channel cable network's 'Local on the 8s' presentation in Des Moines last evening included a racial slur," the post read. "We removed this graphic as soon as we learned of it. This did not originate with us, and we are in the process of investigating it further. We apologize to our viewers."

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A weatherman for a Fox News affiliate in Memphis deleted his entire Twitter page after he posted a racist tweet about NBA star Draymond Green.

Joey Sulipeck is the chief meteorologist for Fox 13 News in Memphis. He faced public backlash after he sent out a tweet following Game 3 of the Western Conference NBA playoffs.

Sulipeck attacked Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, referring to him as a "knuckle-dragging" gorilla.

In the now-deleted tweet, Sulipeck wrote:

"And chew on this: Draymond runs his knuckle-dragging open mouth ALL GAME LONG, but mild-mannered Kyle Anderson despite ones call and gets ejected? Next level jackassery [sic]."

Sulipeck, who is white, deleted the tweet and nuked his entire Twitter account following public backlash and a dressing down from a fellow Memphis media member.

He has not been punished and still has his job.

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R&B singer Monica Arnold reacted to a white reporter who criticized Black celebrities at the 2022 CMT Awards.

The country music CMT Awards was co-hosted by actor Anthony Mackie and featured live performances by Jimmie Allen and Monica.

Reporter Patrick Howley, who is white, complained about non-white artists at the Nashville awards show.

"There were so many Black people there," Howley said. "Sorry to say, but so many Black celebrities who have nothing to do with country music and it's, like, why?"

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He also criticized Mackie for hosting the CMT Awards.

"I don't know who this Black guy who's hosting it. It's supposed to be country music. No offense. I mean, y'all have hip-hop and basketball... Just fly with your flock, bro."

He added: "No disrespect to the funky brothers. I love Earth Wind and Fire, Run DMC, etc. But country music's different... It's not Wakanda."

Monica was offended by Howley's comments. The mom-of-three had time to address Howley's divisive statements on her Instagram page.

"I've never been more motivated.. Patrick Howley, although your feelings are likely shared by some, it's NOT by the masses!" she wrote.

"I have an all star LEGENDARY team of true country artist that are currently working with me that would beg to differ ! Because of the genuine hearts of @lesliefram1 & @cmt ... I shared the stage w/ @jimmieallen & @littlebigtown …This was the first of many times that you will see me! I see You caught that my skin is melanated, but you missed that it was tough! I’m rooted in the word & built to last ! See you soon, or should I say “Welcome to Wakanda” gracefully bows w/ @anthonymackie
"OPEN ROADS COMING SOON" MDA."

Monica's 16-year-old son, Rodney Ramone "Rocko" Hill III left a comment on her post, writing: "we let the hate motivate."

Rohan Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, wrote: "Should have 'will smith his ass.'"

While Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell wrote: "We Are Here sir deal with it!"

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NeNe Leakes filed a federal lawsuit against Andy Cohen and Bravo TV alleging they encouraged and tolerated a hostile and racist work environment.

NeNe, 54, filed the lawsuit in Atlanta's federal court on Wednesday, according to ET Online.

Co-defendants include NBCUniversal, Bravo, True Entertainment and Truly Original, and "Real Housewives" executive producer Andy Cohen.

The lawsuit claims the co-defendants ignored NeNe's repeated complaints about Kim Zolciak-Biermann's racist behavior on the set of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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"From the day the series began filming, NeNe was the target of systemic racism from co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, which was tolerated by Bravo executive producer Andy Cohen and other executives," said NeNe's Beverly Hills attorney David DeRubertis in a statement to ET.

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DeRubertis added: "For years NBC, Bravo and TruTV have permitted – even encouraged – a corporate and workplace culture that tolerates cast members and talents' racially-offensive and insensitive conduct, statements and actions without any meaningful consequence or remediation. NeNe hopes that coming forward with this lawsuit [will force] these networks ... to ensure a workplace free from racially discriminatory or harassing behavior."

NeNe is seeking millions of dollars for her pain and suffering.

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Kanye West's social media manager is in hot water after Black Twitter uncovered more racist tweets.

Jason Lee, of Hollywood Unlocked Instagram blog, has been criticized recently for old tweets he made referring to Black people as "c**ns".

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Lee, right, who only recently began identifying as a Black man, is believed to be the person who tweeted out "K**n-Baya" in reference to "The Daily Show" host Trever Noah on Ye's Instagram page.

Black Twitter found old tweets that prove Lee seems comfortable using the racist c-word.

The Instagram post cost Ye a coveted gig on the upcoming Grammy Awards next month. And Instagram suspended his account for 24 hours.

Since returning to Instagram, Ye (or his ghostwriter) has been silent.

But the controversy is still swirling on social media, where Lee's racist tweets are still live.

YouTube vlogger Michelle "ATLlien" Brown dragged Lee on her YouTube podcast this week. She referred to Lee as an "a** kisser" and "yes man."

Michelle was also insulted that Lee, who identified as Italian just a few years ago, is now referring to himself as Black.

Check out the tweets and Michelle's video below.
 
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The tables have turned for the NFL photographer who fell off a stage and fractured her back during the L.A. Rams Super Bowl rally.

Kelly Smiley was taking photos of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, when she stepped back and plummeted off the 8-foot platform.
 
RELATED: Rams QB walked away after photographer fell off stage and broke her back
 
Smiley later took to social media to say she fractured her back, but she was "feeling okay".

Outraged Twitter users dragged Stafford for turning his back and walking away when Smiley fell.

But the tables have turned and now Smiley is being criticized for her old racist, homophobic tweets from nearly a decade ago.

Smiley quickly deleted her account, but not before Twitter users took screenshots.

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Gabrielle Union shared a shocking secret that explains why the "Bring It On" trailer is so different from the movie.

For years, fans of Bring It On wondered why certain scenes in the trailer were left out of the movie.

Now Gabrielle explains that the scenes were not in the movie because they were shot after the movie wrapped.

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Gabrielle played "Isis," the head cheerleader of the Clovers, a Black cheerleading squad from Compton that takes on a team from an affluent school in the cheerleading championship.

The cult classic also starred the late Natina Reed and Shamari DeVoe as the Clovers and Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, and Jesse Bradford as the rival cheerleaders who lose the title to the more talented Clovers.

"Story time!," Gabby said at the beginning of a now-viral TikTok video, that featured clips from the trailer.

"So, we shot these snippets that you see here after the movie wrapped, because once test-audiences saw the movie they wanted more of the Clovers. We shot these [scenes] only for the trailer, not for the movie, to make people think we were in the movie more than we were. The end."

Over 2 million viewers watched the Tiktok video.

Watch the Tiktok video and movie trailer below.


 

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The Louisiana Supreme Court appointed its first Black female judge to replace a Lafayette judge who blurted out racial epithets.

Judge Vanessa Harris temporarily replaces Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet who was caught on cell phone video blurting out a racist slur after a burglary at her home.
 
READ ALSO: Judge begs for 'forgiveness' after video captures her use of n-word
 
The incident happened at Odinet's home in Bendel Gardens on Saturday, DailyMail.com reports.

The burglary suspect, who is Black, was chased and tackled to the ground by two male members of the Odinet family.

Ronald Handy, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple burglary.

Afterward, as Odinet and her family watched the incident unfold on her home security footage, they laughed and cracked racist jokes.

One of her 4 children said, "And mom's yelling n****r, n****r," to which Odinet allegedly responds "We have a n****r. It's a n****r, like a roach."

The Republican judge claims she took a sedative which affected her "mental state".
 

Local officials and members of the community have called on Odinet to resign. She has since taken a leave of absence,

"I'm sure that people of color will find it impossible to trust that they will be treated fairly and equally when they have to stand for judgment before Judge Odinet," Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas told the Acadiana Advocate.

CNN reported that Judge Harris will hold the position until Odinet returns from her unpaid leave of absence, or until she is removed from the bench.

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A Louisiana judge is begging for forgiveness after surveillance video captured her using racist slurs. Judge Michelle Odinet blurted the racist slur while her family watched security footage of an attempted burglary at their home.

The incident happened at her home in Bendel Gardens in Lafayette on Saturday, DailyMail.com reports.

The burglary suspect was chased and tackled to the ground by two male members of the Odinet family on the front lawn.

Ronald Handy, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple burglary. He is being held at Lafayette Parish Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Odinet, a mother of four, viewed the video footage with her family when one of her children said, "And mom's yelling n****r, n****r," to which Odinet responds "We have a n****r. It's a n****r, like a roach."

boy gif The full video shows Odinet and her family laughing and making similar racist jokes.

Local officials and members of the community have since called on Odinet to resign.

"I'm sure that people of color will find it impossible to trust that they will be treated fairly and equally when they have to stand for judgment before Judge Odinet," Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas told the Acadiana Advocate.

The Republican judge claims she took a sedative which affected her "mental state".

She has apologized profusely for her behavior.

"My children and I were the victim of an armed burglary at our home," she told The Current.

"The police were called and the assailant was arrested. The incident shook me to my core and my mental state was fragile. Anyone who knows me and my husband, knows this is contrary to the way we live our lives. I am deeply sorry and ask for your forgiveness and understanding as my family and I deal with the emotional aftermath of this armed burglary."

Police say Handy was not armed when he was arrested.

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According to more than 70 current and former staffers, Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is an unrepentant racist who drops the N-word often.

Sarver, who also owns the WNBA's Mercury, is pictured above with WNBA player Shay Murphy.

According to the report, Sarver once told 2 basketball operations staffers to find local strippers willing to get impregnated by NBA players. He allegedly wanted the players to be motivated to remain in Phoenix close to their offspring.

The shocking details were hashed out in a bombshell report published Thursday by ESPN's Baxter Holmes.

"The level of misogyny and racism is beyond the pale," one Suns co-owner told ESPN about Sarver. "It's embarrassing as an owner."

"There's literally nothing you could tell me about him from a misogynistic or race standpoint that would surprise me," another former Suns basketball executive told ESPN.

Among the sordid details included in the report are:

  • Sarver made inappropriate comments, including discussing when his wife performed oral sex on him.
  • Sarver used racial slur to explain to a staffer why he preferred hiring Lindsey Hunter, who is Black, over Dan Majerle as head coach in 2013.
  • Sarver once asked a female employee whether he "owned" her to determine if she was a Suns employee.

 

Sarver, through his attorneys, acknowledged dropping the n-word once many years ago, but he said other allegations in the report are untrue.

When the reports were made public on October 22, the Suns issued a statement, saying they "urge everyone not to rush to judgement here. Especially based on lies, innuendo, and a false narrative to attack our organization and its leadership."

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Former President Donald Trump sparked anger and outrage when he did the "Tomahawk Chop" during game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

The Atlanta Braves lead the Houston Astros 3-1 in the series after taking game 4 at Truist Park in Cobb County, near Atlanta, on Saturday night.

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President Trump generated the most headlines when he and former first lady Melania Trump made the Atlanta Braves' "chop" motion during the game.

The Braves' name, mascot, "Tomahawk Chop" and tribal war chants by the crowd are considered "degrading and racist" to American Indians and indigenous groups.

Many say the slicing motion Atlanta players make to simulate "scalping" their opponent is particularly offensive.

Other sports franchises have dropped their Indian names, but the Braves continue to resist calls to be more racially sensitive in today's "woke" environment.

One USA Today writer refuses to name the Braves in his articles about the World Series. Instead, he refers to the team as simply "Atlanta."

Trump's Tomahawk Chop during game 4 sparked more outrage and fury on the left.

Trump previously encouraged a boycott of all baseball games after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred moved the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver to protest Gov. Brian Kemp's voting bill.

Commissioner Manfred defended the Tomahawk Chop, saying local indigenous groups are not offended by the gesture.

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Condoleezza Rice shared her thoughts about public schools teaching critical race theory (CRT) to children on ABC's The View.

Rice appeared on Wednesday's episode of The View with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines.

Rice, the 2nd Black U.S. secretary of state in history, said parents ought to have a say in what their children are taught in schools.

She noted that home schooling is increasing in the United States because parents are fed up with the liberal curriculum in schools.

"[Parents] are actually homeschooling [children] in increasing numbers. And I think that's a signal," Rice said.

"First of all, parents ought to be involved in their children's education... I think parents ought to have a say. We used to have parent-teacher conferences; We used to have [Parent-Teacher Association's]. There are lots of ways for parents to be involved, and they should be."

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Rice, 66, said CRT was not helpful to Black or white students and that white students were being made to feel guilty for systemic racism in the United States.

"The way we're talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past," said Rice.

Rice added that she didn't feel teaching CRT in schools was "productive" to Black or white children.

"I don't think that's very productive or Black people feel disempowered by race. I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their Blackness, but in order to do that, I don't have to make white kids feel bad for being white. So, somehow this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction."

Rice added:

"We teach the good and we teach the bad of history. But what we don't do is make 7- and 10-year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin."

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The Beverly Hills Police Department is being sued over allegations it targeted Black people on prestigious Rodeo Drive.

The court documents, obtained by TMZ, cites arrests of Black people, in some cases, for minor infractions.

Renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump filed the lawsuit, claiming the City of Beverly Hills created a police task force to harass Black people for minor violations.

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The result was 106 arrests - of which 105 detainees were Black. The one non-Black detainee was Latino. Crump says the Latino could have easily been mistaken as Black.

2 plaintiffs in the lawsuit -- Jasmine Williams and Khalil White -- say they were riding scooters on the sidewalk a year ago, when they were stopped by Beverly Hills cops.

They were handcuffed and taken into custody. According to the suit, prosecutors later dropped the case.

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The lawsuit claims examples of other "crimes" for which Black people were arrested included roller skating, jaywalking and minor traffic infractions in Beverly Hills.

The lawsuit names BHPD Captain Scott Dowling as a defendant. Dowling allegedly directed officers "to seize, interrogate, use force, falsely arrest, and maliciously prosecute any African-Americans who traveled on Rodeo Drive" with the sole purpose of "keep[ing] out African-Americans, who were deemed as 'criminals.".

The lawsuit references another incident last October involving Salahe Bembury -- VP of Sneakers and Men's Footwear at Versace -- who claimed he was detained by police for jaywalking.

In unrelated news, the model up top is Morning Glory Tai Eisley, a 53-year-old interior decorator and West Coast socialite.

Tai decorated her daughter's college apartment on a budget of less than $2,000.

Tai shared how she decorated the entire apartment on a budget of $2,000 below.