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One Million* Moms creates boycott petition for THE ETERNALS same-sex kiss

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“One Million Moms,” an offshoot of the 501(c)(3) anti-queer propaganda machine that calls itself the “American Family Association,” has launched a petition to boycott the upcoming MCU movie The Eternals.

The petition calls for a boycott of the movie because the characters include a gay couple, played by Brian Tyree Henry and Haaz Sleiman. At one point during the movie, the characters share an on-screen kiss. According to “One Million Moms,” this depiction of a happy gay couple is part of an ongoing attempt by the “entertainment industry” to “indoctrinate families” with the “LGBTQ agenda.”

Brian Tyree Henry plays Phastos, an openly gay superhero, in the upcoming MCU movie “The Eternals.”

In spite of the organization’s name, as of writing this article, fewer than 18,000 signatures have been added to the “One Million Moms” petition, which has no measures in place to prevent an individual from signing the boycott multiple times – calling into question whether or not even 18,000 separate people have added their names in support of the petition.

According to GLAAD, the name “One Million Moms” might be even more misleading than it initially seems, with the majority of the noise generated by the “group” coming from a single individual.

“One Million Moms” has frequently attempted to organize boycotts of movies, comics, and shows that include queer representation, with Disney being a frequent target for their ire.

Toy Story 4.

The organization launched a petition calling for a boycott of Toy Story 4 because two women in the background of a scene can be glimpsed embracing their child at the end of the school day. That petition garnered a little over 15,000 signatures, while Toy Story 4 earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office (if you’d like to watch Toy Story 4 for yourself, it’s currently available for streaming on Disney+).

Another past campaign targeted restaurant chain Olive Garden for being a sponsor of the show Lucifer.

True love’s kiss: “Once Upon a Time” season 5, episode 18 (2016).

On a page touting their successes, “One Million Moms” includes the cancellation of Once Upon a Time (a series that ran on ABC from 2011 to 2018, producing seven seasons and one hundred fifty-five episodes).

The most recent “success” cited by the organization concerns a television commercial for KitKat candy bars. According to “One Million Moms,” the commercial originally featured a song by Missy Elliott that included explicitly sexual lyrics, but the song was edited out of subsequent versions of the advertisement. While the “One Million Moms” webpage mentions that the change occurred after they had organized a petition, it does not explicitly claim a causal relationship between the petition and the alteration of the song in the commercial.

Given previous examples, like the petition against Toy Story 4, it seems unlikely that the boycott against The Eternals, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 6th, 2020, will have much of an effect. Furthermore, with positive queer representation in plenty of upcoming comic book movies, it appears that movie studios recognize that the bigoted protestations made by “One Million Moms” only represent the perspective of a dwindling and archaic minority.

The post One Million* Moms creates boycott petition for THE ETERNALS same-sex kiss appeared first on The Beat.

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KISS! KISS! KISS! ...
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Derek Jeter, Hall of Famer

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James Wagner, reporting for The New York Times:

It was never a question that Derek Jeter, the longtime captain of the Yankees and one of the most celebrated players in baseball history, was going to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The intrigue instead centered on whether he would become the second unanimously elected player, following his former teammate and fellow five-time World Series champion Mariano Rivera.

On Tuesday, Jeter fell just short of Rivera’s historic mark from last season.

Jeter was named on all but one of the 397 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America — more than enough to clear the 75 percent hurdle for election. He eclipsed the previous second-highest voting mark, 99.3 percent, for outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. in 2016. Jeter received 99.7 percent of the vote.

The surprise isn’t that some cowardly little man decided to hide behind the anonymity of his vote and deny Jeter unanimity. The surprise is that there wasn’t a single cowardly dope who did the same last year for Rivera. Every single player among the top 30 on this list should have been unanimous. For chrissake Babe Ruth and Willie Mays only got 95 percent of the vote.

What a privilege it was to watch Jeter play and win five World Series, all while playing for the greatest team in the history of professional sports.

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wim_s
175 days ago
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"the greatest team in the history of professional sports"

I'll forgive him his apple-bias, but this is just too much.
simonallaway
173 days ago
Not to mention the US bias.
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iOS 13 Text Selection

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Benjamin Mayo, alongside a video where he shows the problems with iOS 13’s text selection:

In the WWDC 2019 presentation, Craig Federighi praised the new UI for text selection, saying “there’s no need to double tap and no magnifying glass getting in your way”. I remember doing a double-take when he said it because that’s not really true at all. The magnifying glass was a convenience, rather than annoyance. Getting rid of it sounded like it would be exactly the wrong thing to do, especially as there was no alternative UI affordance to fulfil its purpose.

The text selection system in iOS 13 is absolute garbage. I can never tell if I have my selection point at the right place because my finger is always in the way. This is especially irritating when you’re dealing with more precise selections, for example, when you’re ending your selection between a punctuation mark (like a period’ and a small character (like a lowercase L or I).

The loop is an essential piece of the text selection interface and the refinement is almost exclusively a massive step backward. I hope they revert this change in a future update. Or at the very least give us the option to re-enable it in settings.

(Via JF Martin.)

➝ Source: bzamayo.com

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wim_s
182 days ago
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The magnifying glass made selection so easy, so apple had to remove it.
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MotherHydra
182 days ago
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I'm still not used to the new text selection. Terrible decisions abound.
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peelman
178 days ago
just use the trackpad feature on the keyboard. it’s not perfect, but i like it much more than the loupe.

Read the Letter Facebook Employees Sent to Mark Zuckerberg About Political Ads

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From a letter signed by 250 employees, obtained by The New York Times:

We’re reaching out to you, the leaders of this company, because we’re worried we’re on track to undo the great strides our product teams have made in integrity over the last two years. We work here because we care, because we know that even our smallest choices impact communities at an astounding scale. We want to raise our concerns before it’s too late.

Free speech and paid speech are not the same thing.

Many are noting, correctly, that Facebook has 35,000 employees (which sounds like too many to me), so 250 signatures is a small percentage. But if this accurately reflects a large number of employees’ thoughts, it could be trouble for Facebook.

See also: Mike Isaac’s report for the NYT on the letter.

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#arewethebaddies
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Imbecile president uses Twitter to start trade war with third-largest trading partner because he’s a racist idiot

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What a time to be alive.

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to impose new tariffs

on Mexico if the country does not step up its immigration enforcement actions, combining his boiling border-related frustrations with his preferred method of punishing foreign countries.


Trump said in a White House statement that the first round of tariffs would begin on June 10 at 5% “on all goods imported from Mexico.”
The statement said Trump would carry out his threat under authority from the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and that he would lift tariffs only “if the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico.”


The statement warned further that if Mexico does not act as Trump demands, tariffs would go up to 10% by July, 15% by August, 20% by September and reach a permanent level of 25% by October.

The silver lining is that this will cost some rich people a few dollars, thus inflicting approximately infinitely more political damage on Trump than murdering some more kids at the border.

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wim_s
411 days ago
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I’m still pretty sure he doesn’t understand how tariffs work and thinks it’s Mexico that’s paying.
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