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Heather Haye, 32: 5 Things About Young Woman Murdered While Protesting White Supremacist Rally

America is reeling from the violence that struck Charlottesville, as a man drove his car into a crowd of people protesting a white power rally. Heather Heyer was tragically killed by this madman, so learn about her......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeAug 13th, 2017

Heather Haye, 32: 5 Things About Young Woman Murdered While Protesting White Supremacist Rally

America is reeling from the violence that struck Charlottesville, as a man drove his car into a crowd of people protesting a white power rally. Heather Heyer was tragically killed by this madman, so learn about her......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeAug 13th, 2017

The Boston "Free Speech" Rally Ended Early When Only 20 White Nationalists Showed Up! LOLz!

Haha!!! White supremacists again prove themselves to be the most ridiculous group of losers in the country, and on the day of their HUGE 'free speech' rally planned for Boston… only about 20 of them actually bothered to show up. Oops!! As you can see above, all those crazy right-wingers are out here looking like the inauguration [...] Haha!!! White supremacists again prove themselves to be the most ridiculous group of losers in the country, and on the day of their HUGE 'free speech' rally planned for Boston... only about 20 of them actually bothered to show up. Oops!! As you can see above, all those crazy right-wingers are out here looking like the inauguration crowd for Donald Trump!!!! Related: Al Franken Breaks Down Trump's Awful August In fact, the rally was such a dud, that even though white nationalists had permits to go up to 2:00 p.m. at their rally point, the Boston Police Department decided to end things early after all two-dozen demonstrators left (below): Crowd erupted in cheers as the rally ended and free speech group - barley 20 people - were escorted out of the park — Meghan Barr (@meghanbarr) August 19, 2017 #UPDATE: "Free Speech" rally is officially over. Demonstrators have left the Common. — Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) August 19, 2017 Rally still going. But peeps starting to slowly leave.#BostonFreeSpeechRally #BostonFreeSpeech #BostonCommon #Boston pic.twitter.com/5y6HB3wfhK — Jonathan Choe (@choenbcboston) August 19, 2017 Ha!!!! Seriously, look how empty this white nationalist rally turned out to be (below): On Boston Common, the bandstand where the #BostonFreeSpeech rally is planned is cordoned off, with counter demonstrators booing. pic.twitter.com/j5yPGBGcrT — Jess Bidgood (@jessbidgood) August 19, 2017 Love this city!!! Crowd size is just like Obama vs Trump... #bostonresist vs #freespeechrally - NEVER leaving Boston!!!! pic.twitter.com/21WzJSUZHV — Tyrone Goldenstein (@tyrogoldenstein) August 19, 2017 LOLz!! Sorry, losers!! But if that wasn't enough, the response to these idiot white supremacists was truly a thing of beauty! Literally *thousands* of counter-protesters took to the streets to protest this absurd rally, though, with the Boston Mayor Marty Walsh even joining in at one point as white nationalists had to be escorted away by the cops because they were so miserably outnumbered. The counter-protests looked like a thing of beauty, too (below): The bandstand, site of planned #BostonFreeSpeechRally, is now empty. Counter demonstrators sing "Hey hey hey, goodbye." pic.twitter.com/SqBc3dmdrM — Jess Bidgood (@jessbidgood) August 19, 2017 Spotted outside of Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, Harvard Sq. in #CambMA ahead of today's so-called #BostonFreeSpeechRally. pic.twitter.com/fAOrEMuJZ2 — Shannon Dooling (@sdooling) August 19, 2017 BOSTON RIGHT NOW 🇺🇸👊#ResistSupremacy #ResistPeacefully pic.twitter.com/kaMxpLWIEi — PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) August 19, 2017 Love it!! Boston showed out and showed up against hate and bigotry today! Now that's the kind of patriotism we can ALL get behind!!! [Image via Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 19th, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out White Supremacists After Rally

Jennifer Lawrence has personally posted photos of the bigots involved in the white supremacist rally that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 26-year-old Oscar winning actress posted photos on her Facebook page of the various white supremacists marching, and wrote, “These are the faces of hate. Look closely and post anyone you [...] Jennifer Lawrence has personally posted photos of the bigots involved in the white supremacist rally that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 26-year-old Oscar winning actress posted photos on her Facebook page of the various white supremacists marching, and wrote, “These are the faces of hate. Look closely and post anyone you find. You can’t hide with the internet you pathetic cowards!” PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lawrence One brave woman, Heather Heyer, was killed at the rally while she was counter-protesting the white supremacists. See how Hollywood mourned Heather‘s death......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 14th, 2017

Watch This White Supremacist Get Scared & Take Off His Uniform — Saying He"s Just At The March "For The Fun"

Of all the things to come out of Charlottesville, we didn't expect to get so disgusted by someone saying they weren't a Nazi. Filmmaker C.J. Hunt was at the rally getting footage for a documentary about Confederate monuments when he captured the disturbing moment he "watched a Nazi disappear." Related: 'Sad' Donald Trump Criticizes The Removal Of [...] Of all the things to come out of Charlottesville, we didn't expect to get so disgusted by someone saying they weren't a Nazi. Filmmaker C.J. Hunt was at the rally getting footage for a documentary about Confederate monuments when he captured the disturbing moment he "watched a Nazi disappear." Related: 'Sad' Donald Trump Criticizes The Removal Of ‘Beautiful' Confederate Statues! In a GQ article, Hunt shares the experience (and video) of a young man marching with Vanguard America, a small white supremacist group, one whose vague name and nondescript uniform -- white polo and khakis -- allows them to pervade college campuses undetected. They're also the same group with whom homicidal driver James Fields Jr. is affiliated. But when he was confronted by a group of counter-protesters while all alone, he quickly tore off his white shirt and said: "I'm not really white power, man. I just came here for the fun. Fuck. I'm sorry." After the police order the group to disperse, Hunt asked the guy what he was doing there if he wasn't a real white supremacist. The subject said he was "barely" part of the movement because: "It's kind of a fun idea. Just being able to say, like, hey man, white power." When the camera operator asks if he'll put the uniform back on, he says: "To be quite honest, I love to be offensive. It's fun." Ugh. Related: Former Presidents Shame Trump With Eloquent, Unequivocal Response To White Supremacists So what do YOU think, Perezcious readers? Is this a troll having a laugh at the expense of minorities? Or a white supremacist trying to escape consequences? Is there a difference??? Watch and decide or yourself (below)! Hunt was deeply shaken by the experience, which serves as a reminder that these people can easily slip off their uniforms and walk among us with impunity. He writes in his article: "Since I'm a person of color, my identity is not a uniform I can take off when I am feeling unsafe—when I'm stopped by police or when my white girlfriend and I travel through southern towns where Confederate flags billow from porches and pickup trucks. Like all minorities, I've grown used to the way that difference marks me—the burden of being ever ready for the moment my skin turns me into a target for angry white men determined to take back what they think the world owes them." You can read Hunt's entire article HERE. [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 17th, 2017

Former President George H.W. Bush Apologizes To Actress Heather Lind Following Her Sexual Assault Claims Against Him

How very unpresidential of him! On Monday, actress Heather Lind accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexually assaulting her during a photo opportunity four years ago. In an Instagram post, which has since been deleted, Lind claimed the 41st President of the United States "touched her from behind" and then "told her a dirty joke." Related: [...] How very unpresidential of him! On Monday, actress Heather Lind accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexually assaulting her during a photo opportunity four years ago. In an Instagram post, which has since been deleted, Lind claimed the 41st President of the United States "touched her from behind" and then "told her a dirty joke." Related: Donald Trump Pelted With Russian Flags Before GOP Luncheon Oh no. Of course, Bush Sr.'s team has already moved quickly to downplay the accusation as a rep noted in a statement: "President Bush would never—under any circumstance—intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind." We're sure Heather doesn't view a fondling as an "attempt at humor." Like, c'mon!! The Turn star's admission comes amid the many Me Too confessions about sexual assault and/or harassment. At first, the brunette starlet didn't have plans to expose the former POTUS. However, when she saw a snap of Barack Obama shaking hands with 41 at the recent Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal concert, Heather decided to speak out. Earlier this week, the 34-year-old shared: "I was disturbed today by a photo I saw of President Barack Obama shaking hands with George H. W. Bush in a gathering of ex-presidents organizing aid to states and territories damaged by recent hurricanes. I found it disturbing because I recognize the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo." Understandably, Heather does NOT revere Bush Sr. as she continued: "When I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn't shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side." How awful. The awkward moment then took a turn for the worse, as the Boardwalk Empire alum added: "He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say 'not again.' His security guard told me I shouldn't have stood next to him for the photo. We were instructed to call him Mr. President." While it is standard for past Commander-In-Chiefs to be addressed as Mr. President, the security detail shouldn't have victim-blamed the young woman. Regardless, Heather has doubled down on her refusal to call George, "Mr. President." She went on: "It seems to me a President's power is in his or her capacity to enact positive change, actually help people, and serve as a symbol of our democracy. He relinquished that power when he used it against me and, judging from the comments of those around him, countless other women before me. What comforts me is that I too can use my power, which isn't so different from a President really... I can enact positive change. I can actually help people. I can be a symbol of my democracy. I can refuse to call him President, and call out other abuses of power when I see them. I can vote for a President, in part, by the nature of his or her character, knowing that his or her political decisions must necessarily stem from that character." Oh snap. Thankfully, Heather's castmates and producers helped her get through the ordeal. She also applauded the many others who've spoken out against sexual misconduct. Although Heather didn't share "where, when, and how" details from the alleged incident, it's believed that the encounter took place during a private screening for AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies on March 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas. There is a photo of Heather posing next to George and Barbara from this event. Lind concluded her note with: "And I thank President Barack Obama for the gesture of respect he made toward George H. W. Bush for the sake of our country, but I do not respect him. #metoo." Thank you for sharing, Heather. We can't imagine it was easy. [Image via Dominic Chan/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 25th, 2017

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Bravely Recounts Her Husband"s Last Moments: "I Lost Half My Heart"

We can't even begin to imagine what Dr. Heather Gulish Melton is going through. As we previously reported, the surgeon's husband was fatally shot while he was trying to save her during the mass shooting in Las Vegas. How awful. As Heather's tragic story has touched many people, NBC's Today show had her stop by for an [...] We can't even begin to imagine what Dr. Heather Gulish Melton is going through. As we previously reported, the surgeon's husband was fatally shot while he was trying to save her during the mass shooting in Las Vegas. How awful. As Heather's tragic story has touched many people, NBC's Today show had her stop by for an interview on Wednesday. During her sit down, Melton spoke with Savannah Guthrie about the massacre and shared some memories of her husband, Sonny Melton. Related: Tom Petty's Daughter Mourns His Passing An emotional Heather related to Guthrie: "I lost half my heart. It was a love that I had never experienced before. It was the kind of love that fills you up every single day. We loved being together and people felt how much we loved each other. I will carry that with me forever. I don't know that I'll ever experience that kind of love again. But the days I had with him were worth every minute. I didn't want to do this [interview] at all but I did not want the negative person to outshine the souls that were lost." Our hearts are just breaking for her. Sonny and Heather were in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival as part of their one year wedding anniversary celebration. Prior to Sonny's death, in addition to being husband and wife, the twosome worked alongside each other as the late Mr. Melton was also Heather's surgical assistant. On why she decided to do the TV interview following Sonny's passing, Mrs. Melton explained: "I wanted the whole world to know how good Sonny was. My son said to me, ‘Mom — Sonny's an international hero. He was always our hero when this happened.' So this didn't just happen that one night. He knows that his mother was saved by Sonny." Apparently, when the bullets first went off, the love birds thought it was fireworks going off. When Sonny realized what was happening, he immediately wrapped his arms around his wife to protect her. She continued: "I know he saved my life. When we realized that gun shots were going off and it wasn't just fireworks like everybody thought, I said, ‘Let's get down.' And he said, ‘No we'll get trampled let's go.' And he wrapped his arms around my back. As we started to run I felt him get shot in the back and we fell to the ground. At that point there was still gunfire all around us and people were still lying on the ground and I tried to perform CPR on him on the field." Related: Celine Dion Hesitantly Returns To Las Vegas Stage Oh, what a terrible situation. As Heather is a surgeon, she realized her husband was dying as she performed CPR. The doctor recalled: "He began to bleed from his mouth and I was just screaming for somebody to help me." Help eventually came as Sonny was carried on the shoulder of a stranger to a pickup truck where he was rushed to the hospital alongside other victims. The stranger then stayed by Heather's side during the whole ordeal: "[The stranger] performed CPR on Sonny the entire way to the hospital. And they stayed with me the entire time. They stayed by my side. I don't know their names — I was in too much shock to even ask. But I'm very grateful that I wasn't left alone." Even in the darkest moments, humanity can shine through. In regards to how she is coping, Heather concluded: "Nobody teaches you how to do this. Life just happens and I don't know, I feel like at this point it's almost breath by breath. Sometimes it feels like you can't breathe and other times you just cherish the moments that you had together. But I have a very supportive family and so does he and you have to get through this, our community has to get through this." R.I.P., Sonny. Be sure to watch Heather's emotional interview for yourself (below). [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 4th, 2017

Heather Heyer, 32: 5 Things About Young Woman Murdered While Protesting White Supremacist Rally

America is reeling from the violence that struck Charlottesville, as a man drove his car into a crowd of people protesting a white power rally. Heather Heyer was tragically killed by this madman, so learn about her......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeAug 13th, 2017

Heather Heyer"s Mom Susan Bro Attends MTV VMAs 2017

Susan Bro, the mother of the late Heather Heyer, walks the red carpet at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 27) in Inglewood, Calif. While she is still in mourning, Susan has been working hard as an activist following her daughter’s death at the white supremacist rally in [...] Susan Bro, the mother of the late Heather Heyer, walks the red carpet at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 27) in Inglewood, Calif. While she is still in mourning, Susan has been working hard as an activist following her daughter’s death at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville earlier this month. Susan is set to present during the show. “Since my daughter Heather Heyer’s death two weeks ago I have committed myself to making her death count. That is why I am launching the Heather Heyer Foundation. I can think of no better platform to promote this foundation to the world than at the MTV’s Video Music Awards. It’s going to be an honor for me to be presenting the Best Fight the System award there tonight,” Bro said in a statement......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 27th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Put On Blast By Yet ANOTHER Accuser: He "Forced My Hand Onto His Penis"

Another name has been added to Harvey Weinstein's already lengthy list of victims. On Friday, during a press conference with famed attorney Gloria Allred, former actress Heather Kerr spoke out about the sexual misconduct she suffered at the hands of the indie movie mogul. In her recent statement, Kerr claims the disgraced producer "forced [her] hand [...] Another name has been added to Harvey Weinstein's already lengthy list of victims. On Friday, during a press conference with famed attorney Gloria Allred, former actress Heather Kerr spoke out about the sexual misconduct she suffered at the hands of the indie movie mogul. In her recent statement, Kerr claims the disgraced producer "forced [her] hand on his penis." Related: Finn Wolfhard Has Left APA! Truly disgusting. Apparently, the alleged encounter took place back in 1989 when Heather worked part time for Harvey's entertainment business manager. After Weinstein offered to meet with the aspiring actress, the twosome met up at an office space in Los Angeles. Per Heather's account, Weinstein tried to inform Kerr of "how things worked in Hollywood" and asked her if she was "good." At first Heather thought the Hollywood heavyweight was talking about her acting ability, but sadly, soon realized his question had sexual undertones. She explained: "I offered to provide him with a reel of my acting work. He had this sly, sleazy smile on his face and the fact that he was sitting so close to me on this couch … I started to get a sick feeling in my stomach. The next thing I knew he had unzipped his fly and pulled out his penis. My heart started pounding. My mind started racing. How do I deal with this? How do I get out of this? Am I going to get out of this? How is this happening? He then grabbed my hand and pulled me towards him and forced my hand onto his penis and held it there." Ugh. That's so not okay! Understandably, the woman was flustered by the situation as Heather recalled: "I was frozen with fear, trying to remain calm, trying not to freak out because, after all, there was NOBODY ELSE in the office! I said something like ‘Ya know, let me think about what you're offering and I'll get back to you, but I need to go now because I'm in a play and I need to be there soon because we have to rehearse and…' I was rambling." Oof. Weinstein didn't take the hint though as he tried convincing Heather to go through with the sexual act. Kerr added: "I pulled my hand away as casually as possible. He told me that this was how things worked in Hollywood and that ALL of the actresses that had made it, had made it THIS way. He said ‘Name anyone. Any actress you can think of and this is how they made it.' He spelled it out for me. He told me that first I'd have sex with him and then he would take me to parties and show me who I needed to sleep with after that, but that he first needed to know ‘How GOOD I was.' He told me that I was not that good looking, BUT that he would be willing to help me anyway, like he was doing me a favor." What a monster. Not long after this experience, Heather decided to quit acting altogether. She concluded: "I felt so powerless, because he is, after all, very powerful and very well known … and very successful. I didn't think anyone would believe me. I was nobody. Why would he believe me?" So sad. Regardless, we're proud of Heather for speaking out about her experience. [Image via WENN/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 20th, 2017

Kevin Spacey Accuser"s Mother Says She"s Aware Of EIGHT More Alleged Victims

Kevin Spacey's list of alleged victims may be longer than any of us realized. On Monday morning, the mother of one of Spacey's accusers sat down with Megyn Kelly to give her first on-air interview. While speaking with the blonde news anchor, Heather Unruh spoke candidly about her disdain for Kevin and revealed that she knew [...] Kevin Spacey's list of alleged victims may be longer than any of us realized. On Monday morning, the mother of one of Spacey's accusers sat down with Megyn Kelly to give her first on-air interview. While speaking with the blonde news anchor, Heather Unruh spoke candidly about her disdain for Kevin and revealed that she knew of "at least eight other alleged Spacey victims." Related: Morrissey Calls Accusations Against Kevin Spacey "Ridiculous" Man, oh man. On why these other unnamed victims have yet to speak out, Unruh theorized: "To be honest with you, I've heard from at least eight other alleged Spacey victims. And I think there are so many more who are still afraid to come forward, or are just too embarrassed." In case you forgot, earlier this month, Heather shared in a press conference that the House Of Cards star sexually assaulted her then-18-year-old son at the Club Bar restaurant in Nantucket last July. Per Heather, her son couldn't have been more excited to meet the Baby Driver actor. However, after the two men spoke casually for a while, Spacey made an "out of nowhere" move on the young adult. She continued: "They talked for a long time, they sang together at the piano, and then out of nowhere, Kevin violated him. And not just once." Heather's son went on to file a police report and Unruh stated confidently that they have witnesses and evidence to corroborate their claims. Heather added: "There is evidence. Because there's an ongoing police criminal investigation, I'm not able to talk about what that evidence is. But there is evidence and there are witnesses." Unruh clearly has disdain for the Oscar winner as she vowed that they're "not going to stop until he pleads guilty." In fact, Heather believes Kevin has "run out of using his celebrity." Oh snap. Heather went on to call Spacey a predator, as she dished to Megyn: "It's an abuse of power and fame. He lures them in, making them feel like they're the greatest person. That he's really interested in what they have to say… He strikes when they least expect it. Just when they start to feel comfortable." How awful. Unruh's allegation is just one of many that have come out since Anthony Rapp confessed Spacey made a sexual advance towards him when he was only 14 years old. Be sure to watch Heather's sit down with Megyn in its entirety (below). [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 20th, 2017

Father Publicly Disowns Son After He Took Part In "Pro-White Activist" Marches In Charlottesville Rally

Maybe listen to dad on this one. A North Dakota father has publicly disowned his son after the 30-year-old took part in the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. On Monday, Pearce Tefft penned a moving letter to his son Peter, warning that he will be ostracized from his family if he refuses to [...] Maybe listen to dad on this one. A North Dakota father has publicly disowned his son after the 30-year-old took part in the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. On Monday, Pearce Tefft penned a moving letter to his son Peter, warning that he will be ostracized from his family if he refuses to let go of his "hateful opinions." Video: Late Night On Trump's Inability To Condemn White Supremacists In a post on the Forum of Fargo website, Pearce wrote: "My son is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer. I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home. Then and only then will I lay out the feast." Peter calls himself a pro-white activist who went to Charlottesville to protest against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. The "Unite the Right" rally erupted into violence after "pro-white activists" clashed with counter-protesters demonstrating against the event. Peter was seen in news footage at the event and, days later, promoted his cause on CBS Minnesota, whining about how "white people deserve civil rights." Related: Jennifer Lawrence Encourages Unmasking White Supremacists! He also flipped the term "white supremacy" on its head, explaining: "As far as the term white supremacist goes, in my view, anybody that thinks white people don't need advocacy, they are the white supremacists." Uh... wut? Like most, Peter's family does Na-zi the ways of his bizarre logic. His nephew Jacob Scott has described the pro-white activist as a "crazy Nazi," telling the Forum: "He scares us all. We don't feel safe around him, and we don't know how he came to be this way… We reject him wholly — both him as a vile person who has himself made violent threats against our family, and also his hideous ideology, which we abhor." Pearce echoed the family's sentiments, making it clear his son's "twisted worldview" was not learned at home. In response to the multiple threats the family received, Peter's father added: "His hateful opinions are bringing hateful rhetoric to his siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his parents. Why must we be guilty by association? Again, none of his beliefs were learned at home. We do not, never have, and never will, accept his twisted worldview." Yikes. How did we get here, again? [Image via CBS Minnesota.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 15th, 2017

John Oliver Slams Donald Trump for Comments on Charlottesville Violence - Watch Here!

John Oliver is calling out President Donald Trump for his comments made about the white supremacist rally that took place on Saturday (August 12) in Charlottesville, Virginia. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides,” Trump said in his speech. During last [...] John Oliver is calling out President Donald Trump for his comments made about the white supremacist rally that took place on Saturday (August 12) in Charlottesville, Virginia. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides,” Trump said in his speech. During last night’s (August 13) episode of Last Week Tonight, John joined a number of celebrities in condemning Trump for his failure to call out the white supremacists. “Wait, on many sides?” John said in response. “This was a white nationalist rally, you have to call that out by name. There honestly aren’t many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think, ‘That guy really should have mentioned the Nazis,’ but this is emphatically one of them. It’s like a reverse Godwin’s Law: If you fail to mention Nazism, you lose the argument.” Watch the full segment below… John Oliver – White Supremacist Rally.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 14th, 2017

"New York Times" Responds to Backlash Over White Nationalist Profile

Over the weekend, the New York Times published a profile of a white nationalist. Soon after, the publication was being called out for attempting to normalize a Nazi sympathizer. Now, the magazine has published a response to the piece after it went viral. “The genesis of the story was the aftermath of the white supremacist [...] Over the weekend, the New York Times published a profile of a white nationalist. Soon after, the publication was being called out for attempting to normalize a Nazi sympathizer. Now, the magazine has published a response to the piece after it went viral. “The genesis of the story was the aftermath of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August, the terrifying Ku Klux Klan-like images of young white men carrying tiki torches and shouting ‘Jews will not replace us,’ and the subsequent violence that included the killing of a woman, Heather D. Heyer,” New York Times editor Marc Lacey wrote. “Whatever our goal, a lot of readers found the story offensive, with many seizing on the idea we were normalizing neo-Nazi views and behavior. ‘How to normalize Nazis 101!’ one reader wrote on Twitter. ‘I’m both shocked and disgusted by this article,’ wrote another. ‘Attempting to ‘normalize’ white supremacist groups – should Never have been printed! Our reporter and his editors agonized over the tone and content of the article. The point of the story was not to normalize anything but to describe the degree to which hate and extremism have become far more normal in American life than many of us want to think.” “We described Mr. Hovater as a bigot, a Nazi sympathizer who posted images on Facebook of a Nazi-like America full of happy white people and swastikas everywhere,” the piece continued. “We understand that some readers wanted more pushback, and we hear that loud and clear.” “We regret the degree to which the piece offended so many readers. We recognize that people can disagree on how best to tell a disagreeable story. What we think is indisputable, though, is the need to shed more light, not less, on the most extreme corners of American life and the people who inhabit them. That’s what the story, however imperfectly, tried to do,” Marc added......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 26th, 2017

Susan Sarandon Talks Charlottesville with Jimmy Fallon: "We Have To Admit That This Is A Systemic Problem"

Susan Saradon made an appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday (August 14) and had an open discussion with host Jimmy Fallon about the white supremacist rally that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville. “I think we have to own it and I think we have to admit that this is a systemic problem,” the [...] Susan Saradon made an appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday (August 14) and had an open discussion with host Jimmy Fallon about the white supremacist rally that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville. “I think we have to own it and I think we have to admit that this is a systemic problem,” the 70-year-old actress told Jimmy. “This country was founded on a genocide of Native Americans and on the backs of slaves, and I don’t think we’ve ever really dealt with that. So this is something that goes very deep and, as you said with your daughters, you have to teach hate, they don’t come out that way. So I think that the way you deal with it is to do as much as you can.” Susan also mentioned Heather Heyer, the woman who tragically died after an alleged white supremacist drove his car into a crowd during the riot. “On her last post, Heather said, ‘If you aren’t outraged, then you’re not paying attention,’ and I think this is an amazing opportunity for people to pay attention and to have these conversations,” Susan continued. Susan Sarandon on Charlottesville Click inside to watch the rest of Susan Sarandon’s appearance on The Tonight Show… Susan Sarandon Doesn’t Care About Losing Gigs Because of Her Activism Ryan Murphy Helped Susan Sarandon with Her Bette Davis Impression.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 15th, 2017

Ivanka Trump on Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally: There"s No Place for Racism, White Supremacy, & Neo-Nazis

Ivanka Trump has broken her silence on the white supremacist rally that took place on Saturday (August 12) in Charlottesville, Virginia. “1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” Ivanka wrote on Twitter on Sunday (August 13), adding, “2:2 We must all come together as Americans — and be [...] Ivanka Trump has broken her silence on the white supremacist rally that took place on Saturday (August 12) in Charlottesville, Virginia. “1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” Ivanka wrote on Twitter on Sunday (August 13), adding, “2:2 We must all come together as Americans — and be one country UNITED. #Charlottesville.” If you didn’t know, Ivanka converted to Judaism when she married her husband Jared Kushner back in 2009. They have three children who they are raising in the Jewish faith. Donald Trump‘s response to the violence has been slammed from both sides......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 13th, 2017

Heather Locklear Hospitalized After Driving Her Vehicle Into A Ditch

Uh oh. On Thursday, Heather Locklear was hospitalized after she drove her Porsche into a ditch. How on Earth did this happen?? Related: Ted Cruz Blames "Staffing Issue" For Liked XXX Video! According to reports, the Melrose Place alum's "single car wreck" took place around 6 p.m. in Thousand Oaks, CA. It's said Heather, and Heather alone, drove [...] Uh oh. On Thursday, Heather Locklear was hospitalized after she drove her Porsche into a ditch. How on Earth did this happen?? Related: Ted Cruz Blames "Staffing Issue" For Liked XXX Video! According to reports, the Melrose Place alum's "single car wreck" took place around 6 p.m. in Thousand Oaks, CA. It's said Heather, and Heather alone, drove her vehicle into the trench -- but was very alert following the incident. The blonde industry vet was then whisked away to a local hospital as she had minor injuries. Thankfully, the cops have confirmed that neither drugs nor alcohol played a factor in the 55-year-old's crash. In fact, Heather wasn't even cited for the wreck. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this story as it's likely that Heather will drop a statement sometime soon!! [Image via Dave Starbuck/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 15th, 2017

Donald Trump Blames The "Crooked Media" For America"s Social & Political Divide While Defending His Charlottesville Response!

When it comes to violent rallies that result in the death of an anti-white supremacy activist, Donald Trump likes to blame "both sides." But when he's talking about the giant divide of the country he runs, the president knows only one entity is at fault: the crooked media! Video: Trump Supporters Are Creepin' In AHS: Cult Trailer! POTUS [...] When it comes to violent rallies that result in the death of an anti-white supremacy activist, Donald Trump likes to blame "both sides." But when he's talking about the giant divide of the country he runs, the president knows only one entity is at fault: the crooked media! Video: Trump Supporters Are Creepin' In AHS: Cult Trailer! POTUS launched a new attack on the "sick people" in the media at a campaign-style rally on Tuesday night, labeling it as "the source of the division in our country." He told a pumped up crowd in Phoenix, Arizona: "These are sick people. If you wanted to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news and the crooked media." The rant came as Trump defended his response to the deadly Charlottesville rally earlier this month, which began in protest of the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. Related: Wife Of U.S. Treasury Secretary Ices IG Haters! Unsurprisingly -- and kind of impressively, tbh -- the president divided his supporters further from the other side in the same breath he blamed the media for the social and political divide, hissing: "It's time to expose the crooked media deceptions and to challenge the media for their role in fomenting divisions and yes, by the way, they are trying to take away our history and our heritage." Trump then spoke on how the media reacted to his responses to Charlottesville. After reading a version of his initial statement that left out the part that faulted "many sides" for the violence, he said: "They don't report the facts. Just like they don't want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence and strongly condemned the neo-nazis, the white supremacists and the KKK. I openly called for unity, healing and love and they know it because they were all there." To his credit, he did condemn the white supremacist groups -- after commenting that some "very fine people" were among the neo-Nazis and KKK protesting the removal of the Confederate leader. Related: Trump Supporters Cancel 37 Rallies Across The Country! The president faced criticism from the media and political leaders -- both Democrats and Republicans -- over his initial response to the violence. But in Trump's eyes, it was only his third statement on the incident that mattered. He complained: "I hit 'em with neo-Nazi. I hit 'em with everything. I got the white supremacist, the neo-Nazi. I got 'em all in there. Let's see. KKK? We have KKK. I got 'em all. So they're having a hard time. So what did they say, right? 'It should have been sooner; he's a racist.'" The crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center seemed to agree, as some were reported to yell out profanities and spit out insults at reporters during the rally. But, you know, this one-sided lib-trash post is what's dividing the country........»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 23rd, 2017

Heather Heyer"s Mother Tells Good Morning America She Has "No Interest" In Speaking With President Trump

Heather Heyer's mother couldn't be more disappointed in Donald Trump. As you surely know, Susan Bro lost her daughter on Saturday after a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. While Bro initially thanked POTUS for condemning those who promote violence, she has since changed her opinion of [...] Heather Heyer's mother couldn't be more disappointed in Donald Trump. As you surely know, Susan Bro lost her daughter on Saturday after a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. While Bro initially thanked POTUS for condemning those who promote violence, she has since changed her opinion of the president following his controversial press conference this week. Related: One Woman Charged After Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue Susan explained to Good Morning America's Robin Roberts: "I hadn't really watched the news until last night and I'm not talking to the president now, after what he said. It's not that I saw somebody else's tweets about him, I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters ... with the KKK and the white supremacists.... You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying, ‘I'm sorry.' I'm not forgiving for that." Hear! Hear! Although POTUS and his team have reached out to Susan on a number of occasions, Susan feels this outpouring of support is simply a part of a "political agenda" and she is "resistant to that." Now that Susan has laid her daughter to rest, she hopes to "forward Heather's mission." We're sure Heather would be so proud of her mother. Be sure to take a look at Susan's full sit down with GMA for yourself (below). [Image via ABC/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 18th, 2017

Most Googled Halloween Costumes Broken Down By State

Google has released some data about what Halloween costume searches are most popular within each state. The data determines that Wonder Woman has dominated the search of many of the states, with clowns and Harley Quinn also ranking big in popularity. Pennywise, the clown from It, surprisingly was the most popular costume search in only [...] Google has released some data about what Halloween costume searches are most popular within each state. The data determines that Wonder Woman has dominated the search of many of the states, with clowns and Harley Quinn also ranking big in popularity. Pennywise, the clown from It, surprisingly was the most popular costume search in only one state: Delaware. Many have predicted Pennywise will be the most popular costume this year! Be sure to check out all of Just Jared‘s Halloween coverage so far this year if you missed it. Click inside to see the most popular Halloween costume by state… The Most Googled Halloween Costumes for 2017 Alaska: Ninja Alabama: Wonder Woman Arkansas: Clown Arizona: Wonder Woman California: Wonder Woman Colorado: Wonder Woman Connecticut: Wonder Woman District of Columbia: Harley Quinn Delaware: It Florida: Wonder Woman Georgia: Harley Quinn Hawaii: Wonder Woman Iowa: Wonder Woman Idaho: Rabbit Illinois: Wonder Woman Indiana: Dinosaur Kansas: Wonder Woman Kentucky: Clown Louisiana: Wonder Woman Massachusetts: Wonder Woman Maryland: Wonder Woman Maine: Superhero Michigan: Wonder Woman Minnesota: Zombie Missouri: Clown Mississippi: Mouse Montana: Dinosaur North Carolina: Wonder Woman North Dakota: Unicorn Nebraska: Wonder Woman New Hampshire: Rabbit New Jersey: Wonder Woman New Mexico: Harley Quinn Nevada: Wonder Woman New York: Wonder Woman Ohio: Harley Quinn Oklahoma: Wonder Woman Oregon: Unicorn Pennsylvania: Harley Quinn Rhode Island: Witch South Carolina: Harley Quinn South Dakota: Witch Tennessee: Wonder Woman Texas: Wonder Woman Utah: Witch Virginia: Wonder Woman Vermont: Catwoman Washington: Wonder Woman Wisconsin: Zombie West Virginia: Clown Wyoming: Joker.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 22nd, 2017

Lena Dunham Compares Donald Trump To White Supremacist & Convicted Mass Murderer Dylann Roof

Lena Dunham's mentions are wild right now. That's because the 31-year-old took a controversial dig at Donald Trump via Twitter, comparing POTUS to white supremacist and convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof, who killed nine black citizens at a Charleston, SC church in 2015. Related: Lena Stands By Kylie Jenner's Pregnancy Responding to a thread by Full Frontal With [...] Lena Dunham's mentions are wild right now. That's because the 31-year-old took a controversial dig at Donald Trump via Twitter, comparing POTUS to white supremacist and convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof, who killed nine black citizens at a Charleston, SC church in 2015. Related: Lena Stands By Kylie Jenner's Pregnancy Responding to a thread by Full Frontal With Samantha Bee writer Travon Free declaring Trump is a racist, the Girls creator wrote: Not only is he a racist but he's a racist with untreated mental illness. So under diff circumstances he's Dylann Roof. — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 25, 2017 As you know, this all comes after the President called football players exercising their right to peaceful protest "sons of bitches" while deeming Charlottesville white supremacist rally participants "very fine people." We don't even need to tell you the threats and insults circulating online in response to her hot take -- but she followed up by tweeting the following message: Thread: Do people get how much bravery it takes to stand up to the pres, whether you're rich or not? These players are black Americans — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 25, 2017 Along with the president's ire they get every violent racist who supports him. They are deluged with threats. Have to shield their families. — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 25, 2017 I'm not an NBA player, I'm just some random white girl on cable reruns, and since the election the violence in my feed has been terrifying. — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 25, 2017 Imagine their national stage, the abuse they know they'll get for doing the right thing and the fact that they do it anyway? True applause. — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 25, 2017 Perhaps that's the greater message here. Thoughts???.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 26th, 2017