Tuesday Update: Megyn Kelly Feuds With Tennis Star Naomi Osaka, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Takes A Chilly Stand Against Israel, Asian Carp Renamed Over Racist Roots

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We’re tracking the conservative culture clash with woke Hollywood hypocrites to keep you up to date on who’s winning and who we hate. 

 Here’s what happened today:

 

Feud

Megyn Kelly and Naomi Osaka went at it on Twitter when the journalist criticized the tennis star for appearing on the cover of the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, after refusing to speak to the media at the French Open due to her mental health.

Conservative commentator Clay Travis tweeted: “Since saying she’s too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a reality show, a Barbie, and now is on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue.” 

Which caused Kelly to add: “Let’s not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!”

Osaka chose to chime in about the timing of the photoshoots. “Seeing as you’re a journalist I would’ve assumed you would take the time to research what the lead times are for magazines, if you did that you would’ve found out I shot all of my covers last year,” she said, before blocking Kelly on the app. “Instead your first reaction is to hop on here and spew negativity, do better Megan.”

“Poor @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she’s only tough on the courts),” Kelly shot back. “She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly claiming she was too socially anxious to deal w/press. Truth is she just doesn’t like Qs she can’t control. Admit it.”

 

Divorce

World Series MVP Ben Zobrist’s messy breakup just got uglier after his ex Julianna Zobrist claimed that he owes her $4 million for failing to “preserve marital assets” when he took a leave of absence from the Chicago Cubs in the wake of her cheating scandal with their pastor.

The former MLB player’s attorney, Helen S. Rogers roasted Julianna for her audacity.

“Rather than accepting blame for having torn her husband’s heart out by having an affair with their pastor, she expected him to be able to totally focus in an elite athletic job that required (100%) of his physical and mental energy,” Rogers wrote in the divorce filing.

“It is Mrs. Zobrist, by having the extramarital affair and confessing same to her husband, and not disclosing the true extent of her affair, that caused him such extreme mental distress and difficulty that resulted in an inability to finish his long and very successful career in the way that he had hoped for and planned for,” she concluded.

In June Ben Zobrist revealed that his wife was having an affair with the couple’s marital counselor and pastor, when he filed a $6 million lawsuit against the man for “intentional inflection of emotional distress.” 

 

Ice Cream Shake-up

Ben & Jerry’s announced that they would stop selling their ice cream in the West Bank and east Jerusalem areas of Israel, citing the regions as Occupied Palestinian territories. 

“We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT),” the brand said in a statement. They also mentioned that they will not be renewing the license agreement with the manufacturer in Israel that distributes their ice cream when it expires at the end of the year.  

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Ben & Jerry’s has “decided to label itself as anti-Israel” in a tweet.

“This is an ethically bereft decision, and I believe that it will come to be one that is wrong from a business standpoint as well. The boycotting of Israel – an island democracy surrounded by terror – reflects a complete lack of proportions,” he wrote. “The boycott will not work, we will fight it with everything we’ve got.”

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu echoed his dissatisfaction with the brand. “Now we Israelis know which ice cream NOT to buy,” he tweeted

 

Demands

Cuban-born singer Gloria Estefan pleaded for the Biden administration to condemn the Cuban government for abuses of power that have led to protests across the island nation.  

“FREEDOM FOR CUBA!! My heart hurts for the Cuban people on the island & what they’ve already gone through for over 62 years…” She wrote on Instagram. But now they are saying ENOUGH despite the beatings, the murders & incarcerations, the abuses of power, the starvation & the attempted destruction of their spirits! 

“They need our support & that of the democratic & free countries of the world,” Estefan posted alongside a video of protests. “The United Nations &, very especially, the United States, must strongly condemn the repressive & violent measures being taken by the Cuban government against their own people! Spread the images, spread the word!” 

 

Culturally Insensitive Fish

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service changed the name of Asian Carp to “invasive carp” over concerns regarding the name’s racist nature.

The species was imported from China to the U.S. in the 1970s to help maintain aquaculture ponds, but became problematic when flooding allowed the fish to escape into the Mississippi River and they began to overrun local sport fish.

Charlie Wooley, director of the Great Lakes Regional Office for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that the department was attempting to “move away from any terms” which could “cast Asian culture and people in a negative light.” 

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Foung Hawj remarked that he was “never a fan of the ‘Asian carp’ label,” and when a group of Asian visitors was met with signs that read “Kill Asian Carp” at a Minneapolis airport, that was the “last straw” for the name.  

The state of Illinois and partners are attempting to market the fish as “sustainably wild, surprisingly delicious” to consumers.

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BrewDubbs
10 days ago

Naomi Osaka – why must people be so blasted mean. Leave the poor girl alone. I don’t care what she did or why she did it. I do know about what she did and why she said she did it. So flippin’ what?!?! Just leave her alone.

Joe
Joe
10 days ago

Racist nature? To call a fish from Asia an Asian carp. You people have fallen off the crazy bus.

BrewDubbs
10 days ago

Asian carp – please…. I am from the north… should I be offended about Northern Pike? People need to calm down and not think so highly of themselves, and more highly of others. People can be offended by a glance from someone… someone could have an eyelash in their eye and while working on it, they look out at nothing, but past someone, and have a strange face…. Oh my! That person offends me! Did you see how she looked at me? Please…..

FrankF
FrankF
10 days ago

Now the libs can go back and all the fish books republished and pay for it all so they can take out the millions of time Asian carp are talked about. We know all people are racist, black white yellow red orange purple blue, and on and on, WHO GIVES A CRAP

RACECARDAD94
RACECARDAD94
9 days ago

WE ARE GETTING REALLY STUPID OVER A FRIGGIN FISH. ITS STILL AN ASIAN CARP BECAUSE THAT WHERE ITS ORIGIN IS – HOW UTTERLY IGNORANT!!!

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
9 days ago

Kill Asian carp… at an airport?!? WHAT does this fish have to do witht ese people flying-into Minneapolis?!?!?! Call it what it is – stupidity!