Wednesday Update: Trump Blasts Protesting Olympic Athletes, NFL Teams Brand Unvaccinated Players With Yellow Wristbands, Bruce Springsteen Doesn’t Want A Rest Stop Named After Him

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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:

Woke Disgrace

Former President Donald Trump said the athletes that are protesting at the Olympics were “disgraceful” when asked if they would still be part of the team after disrespecting the flag if he was president. 

“I think woke is really a loser’s philosophy, and you take a look at what happened with the women’s soccer team. They lost to Sweden. Woke means lose, and that’s exactly what’s happening,” he remarked.

“You know the sad part is, the Americans are rooting for the opponent, they don’t like these people, they don’t like what they saw happening with the women’s team,” he continued. “What I did love is that some of the women stood up proudly… some of the players stood up proudly. I’m with them all the way.”

He concluded that Olympic athletes should “never disrespect our flag or our country.” 

Watch the full interview: 

 

RIP 

Joey Jordison, the drummer and a founding member of the metal band Slipknot, died of unknown causes at the age of 46 on Monday.  

Jordison and bandmates Paul Gray and Shawn Crahan formed the band in their home state Iowa in 1995, but he left the successful venture in 2013 after being diagnosed with a type of inflammation of the spinal cord that prevented him from performing.  

“I got really, really sick with this horrible disease called transverse myelitis; I lost my legs, I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy,” Jordison said in a 2016 interview.  

 

 

Hospitalized

“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk was rushed to an Albuquerque, New Mexico hospital after collapsing on the set of his hit AMC show.  

The reason for the 58-year-old actor’s collapse is unknown, but he was reportedly conscious while being transported from the lot where the sixth and final season of the “Breaking Bad” spin-off is filmed.

Odenkirk, who has recently led Universal’s action thriller “Nobody” in March, remains under doctor’s care in the hospital.  

 

Rejected

Rock icon Bruce Springsteen doesn’t want his name on a rest stop. The Garden State is honoring local celebrities by naming their recently revamped highway pit stops after famous natives.  

“Bruce Springsteen respectfully declined to have a service area named after him,” said a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. “It should be noted, though, that Bruce has been very supportive of the New Jersey Hall of Fame over the years, and is very much a part of the fabric of the Hall.”

The Boss chose not to be celebrated along with other celebrity New Jersey residents Whitney Houston, John Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, and “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini.  

Earlier this year Springsteen pleaded guilty to a count of drinking in a closed area, when he took a pit stop from riding his motorcycle at a local rest area, and was charged with a DWI after doing two shots of tequila with fans.  

 

Branded

Unvaccinated NFL players on two teams have been segregated from other team members by being forced to wear distinguishing yellow wristbands at practices.

Players on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are required to sport the bands according to NBC Sports’ Mike Florio. 

Buccaneers players who have received the shot are reportedly wearing red wristbands to indicate their vaccination status, while there was no explanation if inoculated Steelers players will have a wristband requirement.  

Buccaneers players like tight end Rob Gronkowski and receiver Mike Evans were spotted wearing red bands, but star quarterback Tom Brady was bare wristed as of Tuesday. On the Steelers’ side, first-round rookie running back Najee Harris was one the only players wearing a yellow wristband.  

NFL Players Association President JC Tretter said that the organization  “did not agree” to the wristband designations “and think they are unnecessary.”

 

Doubling Down

Rapper DaBaby defended his onstage rant about women, gays, and AIDS after his “Levitating” collaborated Dua Lipa was “surprised and horrified” by his remarks.

“I said, ‘If you don’t got AIDS, put a cellphone lighter up,’” he claimed about what he told fans on Sunday at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami Gardens on Sunday. “I said, ‘If you ain’t suck d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights up.’”

“All the lights went up – gay or straight – you wanna know why?” DaBaby continued on Instagram. “Because even my gay fans don’t got f**king AIDS, stupid ass n*****. They don’t got AIDS. My gay fans, they take care of themselves. They ain’t no nasty gay n*****, see what I’m saying? They ain’t no junkies on the street.”

He clarified that he believes his gay fans “got standards” and “ain’t sucking no d**k in no parking lot.” Though later on Tuesday he apologized to anyone who has AIDS for his insensitive remarks. “Y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody.” 

Dua Lipa, who recorded the smash hit song with the rapper last year, commented, “I don’t really recognize this as the person I worked with,” and she stands “100% with the LGBTQ community.”

 

Feud 

Lucy Liu revealed the cause of the on-set altercation she had with Bill Murray while they filmed 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels,” which she was famously accused of provoking. 

The 52-year-old actress explained that Murray came late to a rehearsal after attending a family gathering and began hurling insults during the performance that eventually were targeted at her.  

“It was unjust and it was uncalled for. Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it,” she said of the spat. “So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it.”

Liu pointed out that she has reunited with Murray since on “SNL” “He came up to me and was perfectly nice, but I’m not going to sit there and be attacked.”

Noting that she doesn’t “want to be that person that is not going to speak up for myself and stand by the only thing that I have, which is my dignity and self-respect at the end of the day.” 

She was shocked how the interaction was “turned around” in the media to make her seem like she was the “difficult one” because of her gender.

“I didn’t understand how it got flipped when I had nothing to do with instigating it or creating that platform of confrontation or anxiety,” she continued. “So even though it’s been decades, it’s something that obviously I remember very intimately.”

“Because in the end, we all end up in the same place as time goes on. Nobody is immortal,” Liu concluded. “But in that time, no matter what happens between now and whatever career choices I make or whatever life decisions I make, I will walk away with my dignity.”

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Pam
Pam
1 month ago

Red and Yellow wristbands? Isn’t that what the Nazi’s did during WWII, make Jews wear yellow star of Davids? This has to stop!

Maria
Maria
1 month ago

Regular alcoholic Springsteen, voted for BO and joKe the only kind of people that nonsense actually make sense in their head, while on drugs or alcohol…meantime in real real back on earth, joKe the squatter and the kenyan fairy are the number one threat to the USA and the world.

Peso
Peso
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

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