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Naga Munchetty defiantly reacts as BBC branded ‘propaganda merchants’ amid BLM discussion

The BBC Radio 5 presenter then asked her guest how he knew the person who was booing was being racist.

She queried: “Maybe, and this is what a lot of fans have said who have said they boo, they don’t like to see their football team being political.”

In response, Billy said football bosses had used politics as an “excuse” to avoid highlighting the importance of racism awareness.

He added he had spoken to those high up in the industry, who, he claims, said racism is political and can’t be mixed with the sport.

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Disney, White House to co-host panel discussion on Asian American representation in Hollywood

WASHINGTON — The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and The Walt Disney Company are co-hosting a panel discussion on Monday focused on diversity in Hollywood and AAPI representation in behind-the-scenes talent.Panelists for “Diversity in Hollywood: AAPI Representation Behind the Scenes” include Nisha Ganatra, the director of “Late Night,” Kevin Kwan, the bestselling author of the “Crazy Rich Asians” trilogy, Melvin Mar, an executive producer with “Fresh Off the Boat,” and Jessica Yu, an Oscar-winning director/writer.

The event will feature introductory remarks by Laura Shin, acting director of WHIAAPI; Howard Ou, associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Erika Moritsugu, deputy assistant to the president and senior AAPI liaison at the White House.KGO-TV’s own Dion Lim will be moderating the event. Lim, an Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor and reporter, is the author of “Make Your Moment: The Savvy Woman’s Communication Playbook to Getting The Success You Want,” which is based on her experiences as the first Asian American woman to be at the helm of a weekday newscast in three major markets, including Kansas City, Charlotte and Tampa Bay.

She is passionate about amplifying voices of color and has led the charge in shedding light on the hate and assaults targeting Asian Americans in the Bay Area.Watch the panel discussion Monday starting at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT on this website and wherever you stream: Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

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Sharon Osbourne off 'The Talk' after review into heated racism discussion

Sharon Osbourne and co-host Sheryl Underwood had a heated exchange about Osbourne’s support of British TV personality Piers Morgan on the March 10 show.

LOS ANGELES — CBS says Sharon Osbourne will no longer appear on its daytime show “The Talk” after a heated on-air discussion about racism earlier this month.

The network said Friday Osbourne had decided to leave the show after a review that found in part that “Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
The network said its internal inquiry said the show’s co-hosts, including Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood, were not properly prepared by the show’s team for a discussion on race. But it said there was no evidence found to support Osbourne’s claim CBS ordered she be confronted about her support of British TV personality Piers Morgan.
Morgan, who is a friend of Osbourne’s, left “Good Morning Britain” after saying he didn’t believe Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, when she said in an interview that she had considered suicide when unhappy with her life in Britain’s royal family.
“The Talk” has been on hiatus while the March 10 discussion was investigated. CBS said it had conducted workshops and training this week “about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew.”
There was no immediate comment from Osbourne’s publicist.
No replacement has been announced. CBS said the show will not return until April 12.
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During the discussion of Morgan, Underwood asked Osbourne, “what would you say to people who may feel that, while you’re standing by your friend, it appears that you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?”
Osbourne replied angrily, using words that were bleeped out, and said she felt like she was being placed on “the electric chair” for having a friend that some people think is racist.
After a commercial break, the discussion continued with Osbourne telling Underwood at one point: “Don’t try to cry. If anyone should be crying, it should be me.”

Kirstie Allsopp talks 'heated' discussion with family as stepson brands flashing 'rare'

Kirstie Allsopp, 49, opened up on a conversation she had with her stepson about flashing; a concept she was shocked to realise he thought never really happened. It comes after the events over the last week have seen many women across the nation open up about their own experiences with assault at the hands of predatory men, following the devastating kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham Common on 3 March, with the accused being a serving Met police officer.
The tragic and despicable circumstances surrounding her death have seen thousands of people take to social media and the streets around the country, to peacefully protest against silencing women’s voices, after the official vigil for Sarah on Saturday 13 March – that was cancelled by the police as it was deemed a breach of Covid rules – was stormed by a heavy officer presence, which sparked chaos and ended in multiple arrests.

The tragic and senseless murder has triggered numerous discussions about women’s rights and Kirstie was among those having to have difficult conversations with her family.

She took to Twitter to share the nature of a “heated discussion” between her and four male family members, who were left “outraged” about the proposed curfew for men, which became a trending topic in retaliation to the safety proposals that women have been told to follow for many years in order to “avoid” assault.

In view of her 423.7K followers, Kirstie wrote: Discussing ‘flashing’ with stepson. He’s convinced it’s rare.

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“Second night of rather heated evening meal with me and 4 boys/men. They are outraged by #CurfewForMen, I think they are missing the point.”

She added: “Anyhow have you ever been flashed at plus your age? #strawpoll.”

After being inundated with replies, the presenter soon followed up with another post revealing her reaction to the results of the survey.

“The replies that are flooding into this tweet are staggering,” she noted.

Many hit back explaining that the Channel 4 star wasn’t forcing anyone to disclose anything they didn’t want to share, Kirstie also politely disagreed that her poll was damaging.

“Politely, I think you’re wrong,” she said.

“Unless we talk about these things, out in the open, they get hidden. Stepson had never heard of it.”

It comes after an investigation by UN Women UK found that 97% of women aged 18-24 have been sexually harassed, with a further 96% not reporting those situations because of the belief that it would not change anything.