Singer Adnan Sami, who celebrated his birthday on August 15, received a lot of birthday wishes on Twitter from his fans. However like we know how internet could be a nasty place at times, there were a few who tried to troll him over his nationality. In the most calmest way possible, Adnan reacted to these trolls. For those who ain't aware, the singer who hails from Pakistan, got his citizenship of India a few years ago. After being granted the citizenship, Adnanhad told CNN18, "I was in rapture with this overwhelming love I got from India. India fell in love with me, I fell in love with her even more. And, I just said to myself that this is that missing link I was waiting for, looking for all my life." A User Asked Adnan About His Father's Birth & Death Place A netizen asked him, where his father was born and had died. To which Adnan replied, "My father was born in 1942 in India and died in 2009 in India! Next!" (sic) The Singer Hits Back Another user tweeted, "I'm seeing All … [Read more...] about Adnan Sami HITS BACK At Trolls Who Questioned His Nationality On India’s Independence Day!
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Andrea Bowers is an artist best known for her socially conscious art works and installations, much of which explores women’s issues — her work has touched on such topics as the Steubenville rape case and reproductive-rights activism in the era before Roe v. Wade. So it was somewhat surprising on Tuesday to see writer Helen Donahue accuse Bowers of using her image and her testimony of surviving sexual assault without her permission in a piece of art. Open Secret, Bowers’ new Art Basel installation, “documents the important cultural shifts represented by the #MeToo and Time’s Up international movements against sexual harassment and assault” by featuring the stories of 200 men accused in the #MeToo movement, according to a press release sent to Rolling Stone. But, as became painfully clear on the internet yesterday, some of the people who told those stories didn’t know they were going to be part of it. One of those people was Donahue, … [Read more...] about A #MeToo Installation at Art Basel Raises Questions About Consent
Imagine this: a Republican governor in a crucial battleground state instructs his secretary of state to purge the voting rolls of hundreds of thousands of allegedly ineligible voters. The move disenfranchises thousands of legally registered voters, who happen to be overwhelmingly black and Hispanic Democrats. The number of voters prevented from casting a ballot exceeds the margin of victory in the razor-thin election, which ends up determining the next President of the United States. If this scenario sounds familiar, that’s because it happened in Florida in 2000. And twelve years later, just months before another presidential election, history is repeating itself. Back in 2000, 12,000 eligible voters – a number twenty-two times larger than George W. Bush’s 537 vote triumph over Al Gore – were wrongly identified as convicted felons and purged from the voting rolls in Florida, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. African Americans, who favored Gore over … [Read more...] about Florida GOP Takes Voter Suppression to a Brazen New Extreme
It was a fairy-tale political season for George W. Bush, and it seemed like no one in the world noticed. Amid bombs in London, bloodshed in Iraq, a missing blonde in Aruba and a scandal curling up on the doorstep of Karl Rove, Bush’s Republican Party quietly celebrated a massacre on Capitol Hill. Two of the most long-awaited legislative wet dreams of the Washington Insiders Club – an energy bill and a much-delayed highway bill – breezed into law. One mildly nervous evening was all it took to pass through the House the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), for years now a primary strategic focus of the battle-in-Seattle activist scene. And accompanied by scarcely a whimper from the Democratic opposition, a second version of the notorious USA Patriot Act passed triumphantly through both houses of Congress, with most of the law being made permanent this time. Bush’s summer bills were extraordinary pieces of legislation, broad in scope, transparently brazen … [Read more...] about Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress
For the nouveau riche, Miami’s annual Art Basel festival is an opportunity to take Instagram photos on yachts with rappers and show off your mistress’s new butt implants. It is also, incidentally, one of the biggest and most prestigious art shows in the country, even if many of the people there don’t actually know or care much about art. This dissonance was on full display on Sunday afternoon, when a prankster graffitied a controversial exhibition with the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” — prompting many attendees to believe his actions were simply performance art, according to the Miami Herald. Identified as 46-year-old Roderick Webber from Massachusetts, the vandal managed to scrawl the phrase “Epstien [sic] didn’t kill himself” in red lipstick before being arrested on charges of criminal mischief. In a video taken by an onlooker, he can be heard saying, “This is the gallery where anyone can do art, right?,” … [Read more...] about Art Basel Miami: ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ and the $120,000 Banana