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Emma Watson shares support for trans people amid JK Rowling controversy: ‘I see you, respect you and love you for who you are’

Emma Watson shares support for trans people amid JK Rowling controversy: ‘I see you, respect you and love you for who you are’

Emma Watson shares support for trans people amid JK Rowling controversy: ‘I see you, respect you and love you for who you are’ Emma Watson shares support for trans people amid JK Rowling controversy: ‘I see you, respect you and love you for who you are’ The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you …

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Gone with the Wind and beyond: 9 films that were trailed by racist controversy

Gone with the Wind and beyond: 9 films that were trailed by racist controversy

Gone with the Wind and beyond: 9 films that were trailed by racist controversy Gone with the Wind and beyond: 9 films that were trailed by racist controversy The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. A reckoning over racist entertainment has emerged in recent days. …

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JK Rowling: Jameela Jamil, Sarah Paulson and more react to Harry Potter author controversy

JK Rowling: Jameela Jamil, Sarah Paulson and more react to Harry Potter author controversy

JK Rowling: Jameela Jamil, Sarah Paulson and more react to Harry Potter author controversy JK Rowling: Jameela Jamil, Sarah Paulson and more react to Harry Potter author controversy The world of entertainment has responded after Harry Potter author JK Rowling posted a series of tweets labelled “anti-trans”. Rowling was met with a backlash after calling out an article’s use of …

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Kneeling at George Floyd Protests Recalls the Colin Kaepernick Controversy

Kneeling at George Floyd Protests Recalls the Colin Kaepernick Controversy

Kneeling at George Floyd Protests Recalls the Colin Kaepernick Controversy Kneeling at George Floyd Protests Recalls the Colin Kaepernick Controversy “Kneeling is both an act of defiance and resistance, but also of reverence, of mourning, but also honoring lives lost,” said Chad Williams, the chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University. “It is also simple …

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Naga Munchetty says ‘lessons have been learned’ after controversy about on-air Donald Trump comments

Naga Munchetty says ‘lessons have been learned’ after controversy about on-air Donald Trump comments

Naga Munchetty says ‘lessons have been learned’ after controversy about on-air Donald Trump comments Naga Munchetty says ‘lessons have been learned’ after controversy about on-air Donald Trump comments Naga Munchetty has said “lessons have been learned” following controversy about comments she made about Donald Trump during a live broadcast. The BBC Breakfast presenter told The Guardian she had had “very …

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Chrissy Teigen takes break from Twitter after ‘crappy’ cookbook controversy

Chrissy Teigen takes break from Twitter after ‘crappy’ cookbook controversy

Chrissy Teigen takes break from Twitter after ‘crappy’ cookbook controversy Chrissy Teigen takes break from Twitter after ‘crappy’ cookbook controversy Chrissy Teigen is stepping back from Twitter after a fellow cookbook author made controversial comments about her career. Teigen announced on Sunday she would be “taking a little break” from the platform, writing: “This is what always happens. “The first …

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Nora Illi, Swiss Muslim Convert Who Sparked Controversy, Dies at 35

Nora Illi, Swiss Muslim Convert Who Sparked Controversy, Dies at 35

Nora Illi, a Swiss convert to Islam who believed Muslim women should have the right to wear full-body veils and publicly challenged bans against them, died on March 23 in Bern, Switzerland. She was 35. The cause was breast cancer, said Ferah Ulucay, the secretary general of the Swiss Central Islamic Council. Ms. Illi had been the organization’s representative for …

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Eamonn Holmes responds to backlash over 5G coronavirus controversy

Eamonn Holmes responds to backlash over 5G coronavirus controversy

Eamonn Holmes has clarified his comments about coronavirus after he caused controversy by suggesting it “suits the state narrative” to dispel claims that the pandemic is linked to 5G technology. On Monday (13 April), the This Morning presenter said the media had been too quick to dismiss the conspiracy theory as false “when they don’t know it’s not true”. He …

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Kelly Loeffler: Republican senator to liquidate all individual stocks after coronavirus trading controversy

Kelly Loeffler: Republican senator to liquidate all individual stocks after coronavirus trading controversy

Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler and her husband plan to liquidate their individual stock shares following weeks of negative press surrounding the freshman Republican’s trading activity before the coronavirus pandemic sent world trading markets plummeting last month. “I’m not doing this because I have to. I’m doing it to move beyond the distraction and put the focus back on the essential work we must …

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Trump may intervene in fired Navy captain controversy and says writing letters ‘shows weakness’

Trump may intervene in fired Navy captain controversy and says writing letters 'shows weakness'

Donald Trump said he could step into an internal US Navy dispute about a fired aircraft carrier commander who was fired by the service’s top civilian official for raising concerns about coronavirus spreading through his crew. “I don’t want to destroy somebody for having a bad day,” the commander in chief said of Captain Brett Crozier. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly fired the …

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