Ex-Swedish Prime Minister Warns Trump To Back Off A$AP Rocky Case

Donald Trump on Friday for demanding “The rule of the law applies to everyone equally and is exercised by an independent judiciary,” Bildt tweeted. “That’s the way it is in the US, and that’s certainly the way it is in Sweden. Political interference in the process is distinctly off limits! Clear?” Bildt’s tweet came in response to Trump’s statement that he was “very disappointed” that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven could not help the artist, who was arrested on July 3 for his alleged involvement in a Stockholm street fight. Swedish prosecutors said. Though it is not completely clear what occurred during the June 30 altercation, on Rocky’s Instagram page show he and his entourage were being followed by two men …

Jameela Jamil Unloads On Piers Morgan Over Meghan Markle Vogue Cover Criticism

Jameela Jamil branded British media personality “14 other inspirational women on the front page of the magazine’s September issue, titled “Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. published in the Daily Mail on Monday, Morgan berated Jamil for her historic criticism of female music stars during her time as a columnist  “The list of women Jamil has abused and shamed for falling short of her lofty moral standard is long,” Morgan wrote, citing how she’d “hoped Cardi B and Iggy Azalea ‘sh*t their pants in public,’” “accused Miley Cyrus of being ‘a vagina without a platform’” and “compared Beyoncé to a ‘stripper.’” Morgan also claimed that Jamil is “self-evidently the complete antithesis of ‘equality, kindness and open mindedness,’ not least when it …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: Beyonc, How Could You?! Betches

In our weekly Photoshop Fail, we choose one celebrity or influencer Instagram that’s been edited poorly and show you what the tells are of a botched Photoshop job. This is to show you that the bodies you see on Instagram aren’t real, and pretty much every celebrity is editing their pics—even the people you wouldn’t expect. Moral of the story: don’t trust anybody on social media. So this week, Queen Beyoncé herself posted a bunch of photos from The Lion King premiere. First of all, as someone that went to animation school, I have mixed feelings about this remake. We didn’t need it, the original is amazing, and I really miss 2D animation. Did anyone really ask to see (what looks like) live …

Boar wars: how wild hogs are trashing European cities

The long read: They have become a menace in European cities. In Barcelona, where wild boar are jostling tourists and raiding rubbish bins, the fightback has begun Collserola Natural Park looms over Wildlife Services, a division of the US Department of Agriculture, who often does the shooting. But cheap on a per-pig basis. Because weve got so many pigs! The only thing to put a crimp in his kill rate was the recent federal government shutdown. We lost a month of flying, said Bodenchuk, which put them behind their kill targets. Barcelona takes a different approach. Shortly after the calamitous 2013 police shooting, the city hired a team of veterinary scientists from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The vets …

Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports’ future is already here

The question is not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether theres any possible scenario where its not Nearly all established sports are going through some degree of hand-wringing over attracting younger fans as their older core ages out. The death of monoculture and explosion of entertainment options, many accessible without leaving ones bedroom, have seen attendance drops across the board. MLB and NFL teams have fallen over themselves installing the addition of skateboarding, surfing and three-on-three basketball to next years Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The demographic theyre so thirsty for could be found in droves over the weekend at New Yorks Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where three days of sold-out crowds turned out for …

Marianne Williamson: the ‘leftwing Trump’ preaching the Politics of Love

As 20 candidates prepare for todays second Democratic presidential debate, Stefanie Marsh meets the celebrity self-help guru accused of being a dangerous wacko who just wants the United States to harness love The left-wing version of Marianne Williamson was written off as a joke until last month when, almost 30 minutes into the televised Democratic debate, as if emerging from a pupa of deep meditation, she calmly blindsided Joe Biden, Tony Robbins or Laura Dern in her 20s, Williamson had transformed herself into Hollywoods spiritual darling by her mid-30s. Shes unique among the Democratic candidates in having been both Oprah Winfreys spiritual adviser and the officiator at Elizabeth Taylors eighth and final wedding at Neverland (where Michael Jackson was best …

A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault In Sweden

A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault in Sweden and will remain in custody until his trial, Swedish prosecutors said Thursday. Democratic lawmakers and celebrities like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Trump said Saturday that he’d spoken with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and had “offered to personally vouch for [Rocky’s] bail,” though Sweden has no such system. said in a statement that while the two leaders had a “friendly and respectful” dialogue on the matter, the prime minister “made certain to emphasize the complete independence of the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts.” Video of the June 30 brawl appears to The 30-year-old rapper has claimed he acted in self-defense. In Instagram videos filmed on the day of the altercation, Rocky can be …

While You Were Offline: Trump Stood in Front of a Fake Presidential Seal

Welcome back, faithful reader. After a week off to handle Comic-Con International, While You Were Offline is back—and we have a lot to discuss. For one, President Trump's tweets are once again in the news, this time sparking discussion about whether or not they could be labeled racist. In other news, leaked text messages and subsequent protests forced the governor of Puerto Rico to resign, the Department of Justice reinstated the death penalty after 16 years, Europe hit record high temperatures, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg performed a mic-drop. https://twitter.com/Conservatives/status/1153622059207016448 Yes, former journalist and former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson was the winner. Indeed, Johnson won the race by a significant margin. https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1153629326811774976 May offered her congratulations on Twitter. https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/status/1153624236092735489 …

Private leaked texts, massive protests and a governor’s downfall: A timeline of Puerto Rico’s political unrest

(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of people took the streets of Puerto Rico to bring down Gov. Ricardo Rossell. Two former Puerto Rico officials, the island’s education secretary and the head of the health insurance administration, were arrested on corruption charges. They were accused ofdirecting millions of dollars in government contracts to politically connected contractors. July 11 After the arrests, the governor returned home from a previously scheduled family vacation outside the US territory and a few messages from a private Telegram chat with his inner circle were leaked. He apologized for referring to a former New York official with an expletive in those messages. “I want to apologize for the expressions that I wrote in a private chat,” Rosselló told reporters. …

New York’s Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week criminalizing the spread of nonconsensual pornography, making New York the forty-sixth state to implement such protections for its residents. Unlike many “revenge porn” laws before it, New York’s version includes private right of action in addition to criminal penalties, allowing victims take additional steps like suing the perpetrator for money, or demanding that a website take down their illegally shared images. It’s undoubtedly progress—but also an object lesson in how US legislators fail to fully understand the problem they’re trying to solve. Sharing another person’s private nude images online is now a Class A misdemeanor in New York. Victims will also be able to obtain an order of protection, and …

LGBT groups call for gender law reform

The letter – seen by the BBC – has been signed by more than 100 charities, campaigners and activists, including Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, musicians Olly Alexander and Jade Thirlwall, and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf. ‘Extremely damaging’ Ashleigh Talbot, a transgender woman, says the current process to get legal recognition is too negative. “It’s an extremely bureaucratic process,” said Ms Talbot. “You have to gather years of evidence from employment records, identity documents and bank statements, and send all of that information to a panel who you don’t actually meet. “These people will then make a decision about whether you are ‘trans enough’ to be covered by the law.” Ms Talbot added that for any other community to be required …

At least 3 dead, 11 injured in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California

(CNN)At least three people are dead and 11 people are injured after a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, according to law enforcement and medical officials. Alexiou said the victims are in fair to serious condition. The suspects used “some sort of tool” to cut through the perimeter fence to gain access to the festival, Smithee said. There were no posted security cameras at the festival. The Gilroy Police Department tweeted that the scene is still active. A law enforcement source told CNN they have recovered a firearm and rifle ammunition from the shooting. “The hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today’s shooting at the Garlic Festival,” the tweet said. …

A collection of photos from Ebony and Jet magazines is auctioned off for $30 million

(CNN)An archive of over 4 million historic photos from Ebony and Jet magazines was sold at auction Thursday for $30 million to a group of foundations. Though it’s unclear when the photos will be on public display, Miller said that the next step is inspecting all the materials and making sure all of the archives are properly documented so they can be digitized. The history of the modern African-American experience The archive contains photos from 1945 to 2015, with about 1 million printed images, 3 million negatives and contact sheets, and several thousand hours of video footage. In total, the collection is worth about $47 million. “There is no greater repository of the history of the modern African-American experience than …

USA’s World Cup stars return to big crowds but will it last?

Fans flocked to welcome home the world champions in the National Womens Soccer League this week. The tough part will be keeping them coming Wednesdays match had been over for 20 minutes when hundreds of girls, holding posters and T-shirts and patiently standing at a rail that separated the bleachers from the pitch, spotted their favorite player and began to shout as one: Car-li! Car-li! Car-li! Car-li! Carli Lloyd, the 37-year-old captain of Sky Blue FC and a veteran of four Womens World Cups, would sign autographs and pose for selfies, because that is what she always does. There was a big difference, though: Lloyds team had just played before a loud and rare sellout crowd. Sky Blue FC had …

Another ‘Straight Pride’ Parade Is Being Planned, This Time In California

in Boston sparked the ire of a similar proposal ― this time in Modesto, California. Unlike the Boston event, however, the Modesto version appears to encompass other right-leaning stances on social issues. It’s being promoted as a “celebration” of “heterosexuality,” as well as “Western civilization, Christianity,” and “babies ― born and unborn.” told CBS 13 on Monday that the parade is intended as a response to “anyone that supports the LGBTQ lifestyle.” The Los Angeles Times. “One is Christianity, which is represented by heterosexuality, a culture of life, and its opponent is the LGBT movement, which is represented by an opposing religion and an opposing view of life.” “There is no such thing as an LGBT Christian who stays LGBT,” Thomas Reeves, …

This American Eagle Ad Campaign Features Models With Various Disabilities And Chronic Illnesses

Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to an online store to shop for clothes, but ended up having your confidence crushed by the out-of-this-world-pretty models and just closed the tab thinking you’ll never look as good in the same clothes? Yeah, us too. Fortunately, many brands are catching up with the social issues discussed all over the globe, including the importance of representation. We can only hope that other brands will follow the example and include diverse models into their campaigns as well. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: American Eagle Psychology studies have shown that the lack of individuality in mass media influences our perception of physical appearance. Back in 2017, Psychologist Magazine reported that body …