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Kim Kardashian Reacts to Kanye West’s Plan to Run for President in 2020

Kim Kardashian is speaking out following her husband Kanye West‘s surprise announcement that he is going to run for President of the United States in the upcoming 2020 election.

Shortly after Kanye tweeted about his plans to run for president, Kim retweeted the post and simply added an American flag emoji as her only comment.

Kanye is going to be running for president this year and it’s too late for him to earn the Republican or Democratic nomination, so he’ll have to run as an independent. That means he will be a third party candidate going up against both Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

See what celebs are saying in response to the news (including some of the criticism that is already coming Kanye‘s way).

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Wash Po editor: White women 'lucky' people aren't demanding 'revenge'

Washington Post opinions editor says white women are ‘lucky’ that black people are ‘just calling them Karens and not calling for ‘revenge’

  • Karen Attiah tweeted on Sunday that the ‘lies and tears of white women’ had caused the murders of black people for decades 
  • She then said white women were ‘lucky’ that ‘we are just calling them Karens and not calling for revenge’ 
  • Attiah doubled down on her remark in another tweet, saying: ‘Be happy we are calling for equality. And not actual revenge’ 
  • She was accused of inciting violence against white women and there are now calls for her to be fired 

The Washington Post’s opinions editor has been accused of inciting violence for tweeting that white women are ‘lucky’ black people are ‘just calling them Karen’s and not calling for revenge’. 

Karen Attiah posted the tweet on Sunday, saying: ‘The lies and tears of white women hath wrought; the 1921 Tulsa massacre, murder of Emmett Till, exclusion of black women from feminist movements, 53% of white women voting for Trump. 

‘White women are lucky that we are just calling them Karens. And not calling for revenge.’  

Later, in her comments section, she doubled down on the remark, saying: ‘I’m just saying. Be happy we are calling for equality. And not actual revenge.’ 

Washington Post opinions editor Karen Attiah tweeted on Sunday that white women were ‘lucky’ black people were calling them ‘Karen’s and not calling for revenge’ 

The tweets attracted criticism from other users who accused her of inciting violence and called for her to be fired. 

Attiah has now deleted them. In others, that are still online, she said: ‘A Karen “meme” is NOWHERE on the same level of generations of segregation, violence, displacement, lynching and white impunity.

‘The dark side to hangwringing about how Karen “hurts white women’s feelings” is that it is a distraction from how everyday white women uphold white supremacy through violence, aggression and the weaponizing of their gender.’ 

Attiah has since deleted the tweets but says she does not regret them 

She then said she did not delete the tweet because she regretted it, but rather that because ‘I just want to say some s**t real quick and then leave. It’s very much the energy of squidward running away manifested’.

The Washington Post has not commented on her remarks.

Some Twitter users say Attiah should lose her job. They are posting screenshots of them with the hashtag #fireKarenAttiah. 

‘”Human rights and social justice”? Only for people of races you like. You threaten white women with violence. WashPo what is your response? The world is watching and waiting,’ one said.  

‘Karen Attiah is an editor for the Washington Post, making the sweeping racial judgement that white people are taught to “fear” & “eliminate” women & minorities. 

‘It’s a message of pure bigotry, inciting readers to embrace hate, division, & violence. 

‘It has no place in America,’ another said. 

Karen is the name being given to entitled, white women caught on camera or video trying to assert themselves over people of color in social situations. 

The incidents – which go viral on social media – began before the death of George Floyd on May 25th but have now gathered steam and are part of the national conversation about race relations in America. 

While many of the exchanges are undoubted examples of bigotry, others are less clear cut. 

An unidentified white woman in Seattle was filmed sobbing and insisting she was not a Karen after being accused of flipping the bird at a black man at a light stop. Karlos Dillard, the man, followed her home to film her and post the footage online. In another video, he said she’d called him the N-word. That was not caught on tape 

One of the first ‘Karen’ incidents was in Central Park when Amy Cooper (pictured) called the cops on black birdwatcher Christian Cooper, alleging that he was threatening her, when all he’d asked her was to do was put her dog on a leash 

Last week, an unidentified woman in Seattle was filmed sobbing in her driveway and pleading not to be filmed, saying she had a ‘black husband’. 

Karlos Dillard filmed the video, saying the woman had called him the N-word during a road rage dispute. 

He then started selling t-shirts online with the words ‘I have a black husband’ printed on them and defended it by saying that ‘white people ‘profit off of everything black people do in this country’ and calling it his ‘prerogative’ if he wanted to sell the t-shirts.

The woman in the video denied flipping him off and he did not accuse her of using a racial slur against him when they were together. That accusation was in a different piece of footage when she was not there. 

Conversely, one of the original ‘Karen’ videos involved white woman Amy Cooper calling the police on Christian Cooper, a black birdwatcher in Central Park, claiming he was threatening her when he had simply asked her to put her dog on a leash.  

Christian Cooper was never charged but he has since described the footage as proof of how quickly a white person can be to make a false or overzealous accusation against a black person to law enforcement. 

In light of police brutality and systemic racism within law enforcement, such false accusations, he said, can be particularly dangerous.  

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WWE stunner Charlotte Flair posts steamy lingerie snap on Instagram sending fans wild as she takes break from wrestling – The Sun

WWE star Charlotte Flair posted a lingerie snap on Instagram sending her fans wild as she prepares to take a break from wrestling.

The daughter of legend Ric may be out for the rest of the year but she found a way to keep her fans entertained outside of the ring.


Flair uploaded a picture in a black bra – which prompted a selection of GIFs from gobsmacked fans.

The 34-year-old is expected to take an extended break from WWE for surgery and some personal time off.

Flair has been a near constant in the promotion since signing up in 2012.

The former NXT Women's champion was handed a title shot with Asuka on last week's Monday Night Raw.

But the Japanese's trademark "Asuka Lock" was enough to get the submission.

During her post-fight interview Flair was attacked by nemesis Nia Jaxx, who targeted her weaker arm – bizarrely slamming it with an oddly placed bin lid.

And according to talkSPORT, Flair is unlikely to feature in the ring again in 2020.

A source told them: "There’s a zero percent chance Charlotte returns for SummerSlam.”

She is expected to be fit again around September, however having been such a constant feature of the promotion, would like to take some time off to recharge.

Flair is most likely to re-emerge at Royal Rumble in February.

Should a good enough storyline come up, however, she could be tempted back before the end of 2020.

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Go figure: ‘My Little Pony’ is popular with Nazis

How did a colorful cartoon for children become linked to white supremacy?

The “My Little Pony” franchise, which began in 1981 with an animated series that aimed to teach youngsters the joys of kindness and love, has since inspired books, toys, movies, board games and, more recently, a cadre of adult-male fans who call themselves “Bronies” and cosplay as colorful anthropomorphic horses.

The irreverent subculture arose about a decade ago, with the now-notoriously problematic 4Chan platform as the site of Bronies’ inception. By 2012, the conclave created a channel all their own, a website called Derpibooru. The term is an amalgamation of the “My Little Pony” character “Derpy Hooves” and “booru,” which is jargon for an online imageboard, according to a recent report in the Atlantic. The creators had intended it to be a place to share fan art — which commonly depicts sexual, violent and overtly racist themes — without fear of being judged or silenced for their edgy obsession.

But Derpibooru is far from a “safe space” where Bronies promote the tenets Equestria, the fictional country where magical, sapient ponies roam. And where a hands-off approach to moderation and censorship prevails, so, too, do the Nazis.

“This is a fan community that has prided itself on a permissiveness and pushing boundaries and cloaking themselves in irony and the idea that they can make the mainstream uncomfortable,” Anne Gilbert, an instructor of media studies at University of Georgia and expert on the “My Little Pony” fandom, tells the Atlantic. “That has been a source of pride.”

Emboldened by a perversion of the First Amendment, Derpibooru is now host to over 900 pieces of Brony fan art that have been filed under the “racist” tag — an apparently acceptable genre of content on their site.

Certainly, not all Bronies are white supremacists. The best of them have gone on to form organizations that fund-raise and advocate for various charitable interests, including Bronies for Good and the Brony Thank You Fund.

But a majority of their peers have been complicit to hate speech populating their once fun-loving forum. Thought leader of the “alt-Brony” movement, one Buttercup Dew, once stated that the beloved cartoon is “as implicitly white as NASCAR, country music and the Republican party” on the My Nationalist Pony blog. It’s worth noting that, in an interview with Counter-Currents.com in 2014, the anonymous Buttercup Dew claimed to be a “guy” from South London — not the US, where the aforementioned “white” industries are most prevalent. There was no indication as to why the gendered term was in quotation marks.

The association between Nazis and Hasbro-owned “My Little Pony” became so linked that petitions were created to label the brand logo a hate symbol, in the same way that the Anti-Defamation League had done to Pepe the Frog. Counter-petitions to “protect” the logo ran concurrently.

Now, those who identify with the “alt-right,” a white nationalist movement, have mobilized to a point where, for example, art in support of Black Lives Matter is met with hundreds of downvotes — a coordinated attack. The problem had become too big to ignore: On June 4, the group’s moderators made the seemingly unprecedented decision to remove images that mock BLM protests, or any other created with an intent to trigger or instigate a row.

“Derpibooru’s administration fully supports the Black Lives Matter movement and are abhorred by the onslaught of police brutality across the United States,” they tweeted. In a text attachment, they continued, “Moving forward, our new policy is that images that appear to have been created to incite controversy or antagonize others in relation to current events will not be welcome on the site.”

The owners of the message board, also anonymous, called the rise of white nationalism on their site “unfortunate,” and admitted to the Atlantic, “We have not always been as strict as we would have liked to be.” They also clarified that flagged art will not be removed in perpetuity, due to the archival site’s mission to preserve “artifact[s] of the moment.”

Unfortunately, toxic Brony culture isn’t likely to shift anytime soon, as a glut of their community tends to be politically apathetic with a wildly uncalibrated moral compass. Within their ranks, canon characters such as Rosedust are glorified to the same degree as the fan-fictional Aryanne — a pink pony that sports a swastika.

A 25-year-old fan named Sam, whose last name was withheld at their request, told the Atlantic, “I love Aryanne. It’s just cute, funny, sexy art,” then added, “Black Lives Matter art is great. I welcome it.”

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Joe Biden leads Trump by 14 POINTS in latest national poll as women and voters under 50 side with ex-VP – The Sun

Former Vice President Joe Biden is way ahead of President Donald Trump in the latest 2020 election poll, taking notable leads among women and non-white voters.

Some groups that traditionally lean Republican were also favoring Biden, according to the national poll of registered voters by The New York Times and Siena College.


Biden was ahead of Trump by 14 percentage points in the poll, getting 50 percent of the vote compared to Trump's 36 percent.

The remaining 14 percent fell into the "other" category – meaning they would vote for another candidate, would not vote or are currently undecided.

Among Black and Hispanic voters, Biden is way ahead of the current president. The former VP is 74 percentage points ahead of Trump with Black voters, and he's 39 percentage points ahead of Trump with Hispanic voters.

Biden also appears to have an advantage with women and young voters, even more so than Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

White women with college degrees currently support Biden over Trump by 39 percentage points, while exit polls from the 2016 election showed the same group favored Clinton by just 7 percentage points, according to the Times.

Trump appears to have lost some ground with groups that typically vote Republican due to his response to both the coronavirus pandemic and the current call for racial justice that has erupted across the US.

Biden was leading Trump in voters in every age group, except those aged 50 to 64. Voters 65 and older favored the former VP by two percentage points, according to the poll.

Many white voters aged 65 and older, which had been one of Trump's strongest constituencies, disapprove of how the president has been handling recent events.

About two-fifths of white voters over 65 said they disapproved of how Trump handled both the COVID-19 pandemic and the call for racial justice, according to the Times.

Trump does still hold a fairly strong lead over Biden among white voters with no college degree, leading the former VP by 19 percentage points.

The president also has a relatively high approval rating when it comes to the economy, with 50 percent rating him positively.

Trump's approval rating is significantly lower when it comes to how he has handled the coronavirus.

Nearly 60 percent of voters disapprove of how Trump has handled the pandemic, including self-described moderate voters, the Times reported.

The president's response to the pandemic could become a central debate in the upcoming election, especially as coronavirus outbreaks continue to pop up in states in the southern part of the country – where lockdown measures tended to be more lax.

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