“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has become one of Oscar season’s most divisive films, producing fierce blowback based on what feels like a not-entirely-fair interpretation about what it says, or doesn’t, about people’s ability to achieve redemption.
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An Indiana pizzeria under fire for saying it would refuse to cater a gay wedding shut down on Wednesday after its owners said they received threatening messages.
However, a GoFundMe page set up for Memories Pizza in Walkerton has raised more than $ 40,000 in just six hours.
The pizzeria made national headlines this week when its owners called the business a “Christian establishment” and said the state’s contentious Religious Freedom Restoration Act would allow it to refuse to make pizzas for a hypothetical gay wedding.
That led to a flood of angry reviews on Yelp as well as the threatening messages.
“I don’t know if we will re-open, or if we can, if it’s safe to re-open,” co-owner Crystal O’Connor told TheBlaze, the news network run by conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. “We’re in hiding basically, staying in the house.”
“Nobody should ever have to suffer or suffer alone for their faith, for standing up for Christian principles,” Loesch said on her broadcast.
Earlier in the day, Memories co-owner Kevin O’Conner said he would serve a gay customer in his store, but wouldn’t provide pizzas for a gay wedding.
“That lifestyle is something they choose. I choose to be heterosexual,” O’Conner told ABC 57. “They choose to be homosexual. Why should I be beat over the head to go along with something they choose?”
O’Conner also told the Daily Beast that he had never been asked to cater a gay wedding.
“I don’t turn anybody away from the store, I don’t have a problem with gay people,” he was quoted as saying. “I just don’t condone the marriage.”
After the story went viral, the restaurant’s Yelp page quickly filled with negative reviews and images. However, those reviews will likely be removed as they do not describe a firsthand customer experience at the business.
“Non-germane, media-fueled reviews typically violate our Content Guidelines,” a Yelp spokesperson told The Huffington Post. “One of these deals with relevance. For example, reviews aren’t the place for rants about a business’s employment practices, political ideologies, extraordinary circumstances, or other matters that don’t address the core of the consumer experience.”
Reviews that don’t meet guidelines are generally removed.
The Huffington Post’s Cavan Sieczkowski contributed to this report.
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A photographer has sparked backlash for posting pictures from a photoshoot she did for a military family in which she wrapped their newborn baby in an American flag, which led Facebook users to accuse her of desecrating the flag and being disrespectful.
As the country attempts to make sense of the senseless execution of two police officers in Brooklyn, the positive and the negative NYPD tweets have begun to fly at a rapid pace.
The Game unsurprisingly steered towards the anti-cop sentiments in the wake of the national news story and responded with, “I guess y’all “can’t breathe” either. #RIPEricGarner #AllLivesMatter” as it was accompanied with one of the countless articles on the crisis.
Inevitably, there was a swift blowback, most notably by Perez Hilton for the seemingly heartless sentiment.
But like a true G to his word, Jayceon didn’t back down, alleging that he was referencing the viral pictures of the struggle NYPD supporters who were photographed wearing “I Can Breathe” shirts.
The comment in my last post was a DIRECT RESPONSE to the picture above: I didn’t say it was cool that 2 cops were murdered senselessly while sitting in their car. These weren’t the cop(s) that killed ERIC GARNER so it wasn’t necessary they die in that manner the same as it wasn’t AT ALL necessary ERIC GARNER die in the way he did. My comment also suggested that #AllLivesMatter & #ShitNeedsToChangeNow but you simple minded fucks skipped right over the real message to pull whatever negativity you could from my post… As expected. One thing about me is, I’m ME. I’m not running from my views or opinions & I’m standing firm on anything I say.. So while all of you trying to find the HATE in my post, there is NONE. What their is…. is an opinion of a man that believes the deaths of innocent people are never OKAY. Never has been !!! It just so happens, that I’m BLACK. It just so happens I grew up as a minority & have been a victim of racial profiling & police harassment in my youth the same as many so I can relate to the continuous STRUGGLE to change the way the GOVERNMENT deals with it’s own employees when they’re supposed to be highly trained professionals who loosely abuse the right to them wearing the badge given to them. “PROTECT & SERVE” does not mean “CHOKE & KILL” an innocent un-armed man…. Retaliating for Eric Garner’s murder the way the MEDIA portrays it happened wasn’t the answer either but it happened…. SO WHAT NOW… Do police KILL more civilians ??? Or do civilians KILL more police ??? Y’all can’t see what’s happening to our country ? Or all YALL still too focused on an iPhone app to get off of it to take a REAL LOOK AROUND ??? & you ask me, do I like police: NO !!! Do I hate police: NO !!! Have I experienced more police abusing their authority than not: YES !!! So that’s why “I” say FUCK THE POLICE !!! That’s “MY OPINION”…. Does that mean I think it’s dope that 2 innocent cops were murdered: NOPE. But does it change my view on crooked police: NOPE !!! So… You can hate me, not like me, say FUCK GAME or UNFOLLOW or never support my MUSIC again because I have an opinion… SO WHAT, I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK !!! [To Be Continued..]
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“Exodus: Gods and Kings” is the most recent film to face backlash regarding the portrayal of characters from the Bible and the entertainment industry. Director Ridley Scott’s film has so far been met with a furious Twitter storm armed with the its very own hashtag: #BoycottExodusMovie.
The “Exodus” cast’s leading lineup of kings, queens and prophets are all played by white actors such as Christian Bale and Sigourney Weaver, but the the slaves, servants and low-class civilians are played by actors of color.
— Stefan Marquelle (@Marcohtx) July 30, 2014
— Qayb Libaax (@HodanLioness) July 29, 2014
The cast isn’t the movie’s only whitewashed criticism — even the set design is under fire for offensive transformation.
— Spreading Ugliness (@PoeticGenius19) July 29, 2014
— Groom Dagne (@GroomDagne) July 30, 2014
This isn’t the first time whitewashed, ancient Egypt-themed productions have stirred up controversy. Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra in 1963, and even documentary filmmaker Tariq Nasheed told The Huffington Post that whitewashed History Channel re-enactments inspired his latest film “Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism.”
Time will tell if the hashtag boycott carries itself all the way to the box office, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is set to premiere in December.
Watch the “Exodus: Gods and Kings” trailer below.
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