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Last Week Tonight Host John Oliver Tackles Chinas Uighur Camps

Last Week Tonight Host John Oliver Tackles China's Uighur Camps

With the controversy, Oliver remained cognizant of China’s ability to deflect their own atrocities by retorting the ongoing racial injustices in the US stemming from the death of George Floyd “It's also completely possible for two things to be wrong at the same time,” he said adding, “Human rights should be completely non-negotiable.” Last Week[...]

Is It Time For Television to Abolish the Police Show

Is It Time For Television to Abolish the Police Show?

The May 25 video-recorded killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis re-awakened a protest movement across America In addition to fighting institutionalized racism and police brutality, the #BlackLivesMatter movement demands that we rethink the role of police in our society Racism, discrimination, and violence against minorities have long been a shameful reality[...]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Terry Crews Says 4 Season 8 Eps Now Scrapped

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Terry Crews Says 4 Season 8 Eps Now Scrapped

Conversations about and protests against police brutality and systemic racism resulting from the killing of George Floyd continue across the country and around the world, requiring "police series" such as NBC's long-running comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take a long, hard look at how they portray law enforcement Speaking to Access on Tuesday, star Terry Crews[...]

The Rookie Season 3 Set to Address Police Brutality Policing Issues

The Rookie Season 3 Set to Address Police Brutality, Policing Issues

In light of the killing of George Floyd and the worldwide protests over police brutality and racism, broadcast networks, cablers, and streaming services are having to take a long and critical look at how the police, police work, and community interactions are being portrayed With ABC's The Rookie set to return for a third season[...]

Riot Games Executive Resigns After George Floyd Comments

Riot Games Executive Resigns After George Floyd Comments

Last week, a Riot Games executive officially resigned from the company after being placed on leave over comments he made about George Floyd If you're not familiar with the story, last week the now-former Global Head of Consumer Products, Ron Johnson, posted a now-deleted Facebook post about Floyd and the media's coverage of his death[...]

Dave Chappelle Drops Free Special 8:46 Addresses George Floyd Killing

Dave Chappelle Drops Free Special 8:46, Addresses George Floyd Killing

For those who thought Dave Chappelle didn't have some thoughts about the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers and the resulting protests, the comedian corrected that world view in a big way early Friday morning The Netflix-produced special 8:46 (the length of time police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his[...]

Riot Games Puts An Executive On Leave Over George Floyd Comment

Riot Games Puts An Executive On Leave Over George Floyd Comment

Riot Games has placed one of their staff on leave after coming under fire from a post they made online about George Floyd The story originated from Vice who picked up a now-deleted Facebook post from Ron Johnson, who if you're not familiar with him, is the Global Head of Consumer Products at Riot Games[...]

A&#038E Cancels Live PD in Light of Ongoing Police Brutality Protests

A&E Cancels Live PD in Light of Ongoing Police Brutality Protests

The other police show dropped on Wednesday, with A&E announcing that it was canceling its highly-rated police reality series Live PD in light of the killing of George Floyd by four Minnesota police officers and the global protests against police brutality that resulted The cable network and series producer Big Fish Entertainment made the decision,[...]

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags from All Events and Properties

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags from All "Events and Properties"

Another major societal shift took place across the pop culture landscape on Wednesday, with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announcing via a statement posted to social media that "the display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties." The move comes in response to protests against[...]

Watchmen Wins Peabody Award: Lindelof King Offer Acceptance Speeches

Watchmen Wins Peabody Award: Lindelof, King Offer Acceptance Speeches

A little more than a month after series creator Damon Lindelof and star Regina King learned that the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors had selected the series as a nominee, the "remix" pseudo-sequel to Alan Moore and David Gibbons' comic book classic Watchmen now has a new title: Peabody Award-winning HBO series. In a citation released […]

Cops Season 33 Canceled by Paramount Ending 6-Year Run at Network

Cops Season 33 Canceled by Paramount, Ending 6-Year Run at Network

In light of continued protests against police brutality following the killing of George Floyd by four Minnesota police officers, Paramount Network made the decision last Friday to postpone the 33rd season premiere of long-running reality series Cops (airing Ghostbusters in its Monday, June 8 timeslot instead) At the time of the announcement, the network didn't have[...]

The Boys Star Karl Urban Uses The Force to Shut Down Emperor Trump

The Boys Star Karl Urban Uses The Force to Shut Down Emperor Trump

The incident was caught on video and quickly went viral, with protests taking place around the world over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and against police brutality against the Black community.[caption id="attachment_1218872" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Karl Urban as Butcher in The Boys (Image: Amazon Studios).[/caption]Except in Trump's world, it's always about blaming[...]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Terry Crews On Protests Black Supremacy Tweet

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Terry Crews On Protests, "Black Supremacy" Tweet

In wake of the protests that resulted from the killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, Crews was asked how the national spotlight on and protests over police brutality would be addressed by the series moving forward While it was still too early for specific details, he did reveal that the team discussed[...]

BTS Army Gets Gift from James Corden for BLM Support K-Pop Spamming

BTS Army Gets Gift from James Corden for BLM Support, K-Pop Spamming

When the story of the protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality is written, I hope that the contribution of K-pop fans from the cross the globe is included Over the weekend, BTS announced that the uber-popular South Korean band had donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement Well, the[...]

Watchmen WWE/AEW TWD Drew Brees HBO Max &#038 More: BCTV Sunday Slice

Watchmen, WWE/AEW, TWD, Drew Brees, HBO Max & More: BCTV Sunday Slice

One quick note: my plan is to start off these visits with something a little more light-hearted and end them with a section we're starting next week called "Extra Cheese." But for this week, in light of the killing for George Floyd and the protests that resulted from his killing, I'm holding off on a[...]

Drew Brees to Donald Trump: Stop Using U.S. Flag to Distract Divide

Drew Brees to Donald Trump: Stop Using U.S. Flag to "Distract," Divide

By the time Friday afternoon rolled around, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had posted a written and video apology for his "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag or our country" comment during an interview on Wednesday. In those apologies, Brees explained that it wasn't his intent to hurt anyone but that he was […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: We Were Wrong for Not Listening

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: "We Were Wrong for Not Listening"

The National Football League took heat from both current and veteran players for what was described at best as a tepid response and at worst as empty, hypocritical noise in their message of "support" for the George Floyd protestors and NFL players So much so that over a dozen NFL players got together to record[...]

Live PD Scrapped This Weekend by A&#038E Cops Season 33 Premiere Shelved

Live PD Scrapped This Weekend by A&E; Cops Season 33 Premiere Shelved

With protests against police brutality following the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers still continuing across the country and around the globe, A&E has made the decision to shelve new episodes of Live PD that were scheduled for Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6 (Live Rescue will air instead) In addition, Paramount[...]

NFL QB Drew Brees Posts Response to Flag Country Comments Backlash

NFL QB Drew Brees Posts Response to Flag, Country Comments Backlash

The very same reason why protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police are taking place across the country and around the globe.[caption id="attachment_1216334" align="aligncenter" width="600"] LAS VEGAS - APR 15: Drew Brees at the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas,[...]

Doctor Who Lockdown Canceled: Doesnt Seem Appropriate at This Time

Doctor Who Lockdown Canceled: "Doesn't Seem Appropriate at This Time"

killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officers, Doctor Who Magazine writer and BBC Radio editor Emily Cook announced via Twitter that this Saturday's final Doctor Who Lockdown global rewatch has been canceled In her statement, Cook stated that the decision was made "out of respect for the feelings of Doctor[...]