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If Celebrities Can Call Today’s Insurrection at the Capitol What It Is, You Can Too

By | January 8, 2021

Image Source: Getty / Samuel Corum

As clips and photos of thousands of Trump supporters storming the US Capitol in a violent insurrection circulated online Wednesday afternoon, news outlets, political leaders, and Twitter users alike initially described the mob simply as “supporters” engaging in “protests.” But what took place at the nation’s Capitol was no protest. We must call this attack on American democracy what it is – racism, white nationalism, and white privilege on full display – and some celebrities and public figures have mustered the courage to do so.

“White Americans are never afraid of the cops, even when they’re committing insurrection.”

Simply referring to those who mobbed the Capitol as “protesters” fails to recognize the racism and white privilege in action. As political commentator Joy Reid said on MSNBC Wednesday, “White Americans are never afraid of the cops, even when they’re committing insurrection, even when they’re engaged in attempting to occupy our Capitol to steal the votes of people who look like me.” She continued, “Because in their minds, they own this country. They own that Capitol. They own the cops.” Even when participating in acts of domestic terrorism, which is defined by the FBI as “violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences,” it is the epitome of white privilege to be able to shamelessly smile for selfies and interact with the police.

Celebrities have also joined in on the conversation, demanding that both those in power and the public in general call out these perpetrators for the dangerous acts they’ve committed. They are not protesters; they are domestic terrorists who deliberately attempted an insurrection and should be treated as such. “We need to make sure that just because these individuals are majority white, that we’re not reframing this in something different,” Karamo Brown said in one impassioned video. Roxane Gay, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, and more also criticized both law enforcement and the public’s response to the glaring racism of the situation and have called for others in positions of power to do the same. If celebrities can do it, surely others can too. See what more stars had to say about the Capitol attack ahead.

Barack Obama Jokes That Michelle “Would Leave Me” If He Joined Joe Biden’s White House Staff

By | November 16, 2020

Barack Obama might’ve campaigned for President-elect Joe Biden, but don’t expect to see him working as part of the White House staff anytime soon. During CBS Sunday Morning on Nov. 15, the 44th president told Gayle King he doesn’t plan on a Cabinet position – and Michelle wouldn’t be too happy about that change of plans, either.

“There are probably some things I would not be doing, ’cause Michelle would leave me,” he joked. “She’d be like, ‘What? You’re doin’ what?'” Despite his jests, Barack praised his wife and daughters for their flexibility during his presidency. There was a constant pressure put on their family during his time in office, and he expressed gratitude for their support during his interview. In fact, he dedicated his upcoming memoir, A Promised Land, to Michelle, Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19.

Barack also told Gayle he never really intended to get involved with campaigning again, but he felt an obligation to get involved with the 2020 election. “It is not my preference to be out there,” he explained. “I think we were in a circumstance in this election in which certain norms, certain institutional values that are so extraordinarily important, had been breached – that it was important for me, as somebody who had served in that office, to simply let people know, ‘This is not normal.'” Watch the full interview below.

Ryan Gosling Bio

By | October 24, 2017

INTRODUCTION We know him from the famous cartoon that we grew up watching: Mickey Mouse! With his infectious smile, deep blue sexy eyes which are very attractive such that one feels he is trying to connect with him/her! Talk about his charming personality that leaves many ladies hoping to have a crush on him! Ryan… Read More »