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Mary Trump thinks she knows who tipped off the FBI about her crazy uncle and, no, it’s not Melania
Mary Trump thinks she knows who might have tipped off the FBI about the classified documents being illegally stored at Mar-a-Lago by her crazy uncle.As you’ve likely heard by now, federal agents recovered 11 boxes of classified documents when they searched Donald Trump‘s Florida compound one week ago today.Since the raid, multiple media outlets have reported that the FBI was tipped off by an informant close to the twice impeached, one term ex-president.Related: People are sharing what was #FoundAtMarALago during Trump’s FBI raid and LOLOLOLDuring an appearance on the podcast The Dean Obeidallah Show on Friday, Mary was asked who she thinks could be the “Mar-a-Lago mole” and she replied: “We need to start with who would have access to this stuff. I don’t think Mark Meadows would have access to it.”“I think we need to look very hard at why Jared [Kushner] got $2 billion,” she continued, referring to an investment into Kushner’s private equity firm from a fund belonging to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman.“We need to look very hard at why he has been so quiet for so many months now.”Both Jared and Ivanka have kept incredibly low profiles since leaving Washington, D.C.
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Arabic anti-LGBTQ campaign goes viral on Twitter
An anti-LGBTQ campaign named Fetrah is making waves on social media after it urged users to promote the idea that there are only two genders, male and female.Taken from the Arabic word for "human instinct", Fetrah surfaced after International Pride Month in the Middle East.Its creation follows a number of political controversies particularly in Saudi Arabia where authorities announced a recall of all rainbow-colored toys and clothing for children in Riyadh for “promoting homosexuality”.Designed by three Egyptian marketing professionals who have experience creating marketing campaigns for start-ups, the initiative gained thousands of followers across a number of different social media platforms in a matter of weeks.Fetrah’s creators are encouraging social media users to reject homosexuality while supporters of the campaign are posting a blue and pink flag to promote the cause.Meta, the parent company for Facebook and Instagram banned Fetrah’s account on the 9th of June after the page gained over half a million likes and received Facebook’s coveted blue verification tag.However, several alternative pages for Fetrah have since surfaced on both Facebook and Instagram as social media users and news outlets continue to voice their support for the Fetrah campaign.This person for example tweeted “I support this initiative.”Fetrah’s Twitter page is still in existence and boasts over 75,000 followers.Activists say the page is continuing to gain support and that Twitter’s failure to ban accounts like this one could further marginalise the LGBTQ community in the Middle East.Mahsa Alimardani, a digital rights expert told the Cube that Twitter and other social media platforms should be investing more resources into fighting this
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Chris Evans brands critics of Lightyear same-sex kiss ‘idiots’ and he’s so over the debate
Chris Evans has aired his ‘frustrations’ with the controversy surrounding the same-sex kiss in Pixar’s Lightyear. The Captain America actor takes the lead in the anticipated Toy Story spin-off, voicing the main character Buzz Lightyear. However, the film’s release has been overshadowed by criticism over a same-sex kiss between two female characters, one of which is named Hawthorne and voiced by Uzo Aduba. Earlier this year, it was reported that Disney had cut the scene from the film before restoring it amid backlash over Florida’s Don’t Say Gay bill. LGBT employees and allies at Pixar are said to have sent a letter to Disney bosses claiming that the company had censored ‘overtly gay affection’ in its films. Lightyear has since been banned in countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait over its LGBT themes. Addressing the storm, Chris, 41, told Reuters quite bluntly: ‘The real truth is those people are idiots. ‘Every time there’s been social advancement as we wake up, the American story, the human story is one of constant social awakening and growth and that’s what makes us good.’ The Knives Out star also addressed reports of Disney restoring the kiss scene and said ‘it makes me happy’. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 videoHowever, he added to Variety: ‘It’s tough to not be a little frustrated that it even has to be a topic of discussion.
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‘Lightyear’ banned in 14 markets
Lightyear,” which features a same-sex kiss, has been denied release in more than a dozen mainly Muslim countries.Countries across Asia and the Middle East have refused to give Pixar’s “Toy Story” spinoff a showing, in the latest development for parent company Disney as it tries to navigate differing public and political attitudes on LGBTQ issues.Regulators in the United Arab Emirates this week announced they were banning the movie for “violation of the country’s media content standards,” tweeting a picture of titular hero Buzz Lightyear in a red “No” symbol.Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, said it had not banned the film, “but suggested the owner of the movie think about their audience in Indonesia where an LGBT kissing scene is still considered sensitive.”Rommy Fibri Hardiyanto, head of Indonesia’s censoring office overseen by the Ministry of Education and Culture, told AFP that Disney has not offered a re-cut version of “Lightyear.”In neighboring Malaysia, the Film Censorship Board said if cuts were not made the film would not be screened in the country.“It is not appropriate to show the two scenes, and they are not suitable to be viewed by children,” an official, who declined to be named, told AFP.Disney is understood to have declined to make any cuts, offering the film “as is” in all markets.As a result, a total of 14 countries and territories where the company wanted to show “Lightyear” have not granted the film a release, AFP has learned.The others are: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Syria.“Lightyear” tells the backstory of the main character from the hit franchise “Toy Story,” an action figure who believes he is
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