Thursday Update: John Lennon’s Son Claims Being Too PC Is Harmful, Matthew Perry Criticized For Profiteering Off Pandemic, Kim Kardashian Denies Affair With Sister’s Boyfriend

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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:

Politically Harmful

Sean Lennon, the son of Yoko Ono and Beatles legend John Lennon, says that “political correctness” could be doing “more harm than good.”

“When I was young ppl used to say racist shit about Asians around me all the time and then be like ‘Oh sorry! But you’re not reeeally Asian so…’ and I think they sincerely thought that would make me feel better,” he began in a lengthy Twitter diatribe. “I literally saw political correctness being invented right in front of me (at certain schools) and then distributed and eventually enforced as a mindset and ideology.”

Lennon said that he could imagine how implementing it could have led to a better society, but “We’ve been trying this kind of morality policing for a while now & I would posit things are arguably getting worse. Race relations seem to be in the middle of a ‘two steps back’ moment.”

He went on to say that no race is to blame for the problem, but society should “check our strategy if we are not getting the results we intended. I don’t know what the solution is, but I suspect that over sensitizing ppl to arbitrary characteristics like skin colour may be doing more harm than good.”

Vaccine Flack

“Friends” star Matthew Perry is hawking show-themed clothing that encourages vaccination. Perry launched his line in tandem with the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion show on HBO, and used one of his characters Chandler Bing’s famous catchphrases to sell a t-shirt that reads: “Could I be any more vaccinated?”

Critics clapped back at the actor for profiteering off the pandemic. “Making money from a t-shirt relating to vaccines is in bad taste.  Could I BE any more annoyed,” one fan wrote. Another surmised, “Just propaganda machines for life huh? That’s all celebs are anymore.”

 

Braddy

Actor Brad Pitt was awarded joint custody of five of the six children he shares with Angelina Jolie after their five-year custody battle concluded this week. Pitt will get significantly more time with 17-year-old Pax, 16-year-old Zahara, 14-year-old Shiloh and 12-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox under the new agreement.  

Eldest son Maddox, who is no longer a minor, is not impacted by the agreement. Jolie has the ability to appeal the ruling.  

 

Affair Denied

Kim Kardashian denies having an affair with rocker Travis Barker, which his ex-wife Shanna Moakler claims was why she filed for divorce. To make the situation stickier, Barker is dating Kardashian’s sister Kourtney.

When a fan asked if she had ever gotten together with Barker during an Instagram Q&A with fans she resolutely answered: “No! False narrative! We’ve been friends for years and I’m so happy for him and Kourt.” 

 

Top Spot

After announcing that the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” was ending after a toxic workplace scandal soured the American public on the “queen of nice,” NBC has found the coveted daytime time slot’s replacement.  

‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ has earned its dominance in daytime by hitting every benchmark for success since it premiered as the most-watched talk show in seven years,” a press release said. 

The show received three Daytime Emmy Awards in its first season and airs on 200 stations. Clarkson’s show will take over when DeGeneres’ concludes filming in 2022.  

 

RIP

“Annie” actress Lois De Banzie, who also appeared alongside Whoopi Goldberg in “Sister Act,” died on April 3rd at the age of 90. The legendary Broadway actress appeared in 564 performances of “Morning’s at Seven,” for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

Samuel E. Wright, the iconic singer behind Disney hit “Under the Sea,” who voiced Sebastian the crab in “The Little Mermaid,” passed away at the age of 74 of cancer on Tuesday. Wright was nominated for two Tony Awards during his storied career on Broadway, one for 1984’s “The Tap Dance Kid,” and his second in 1998 for the role of Mufasa in “The Lion King.”


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Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
1 year ago

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