Kim Kardashian has one of the most popular social media presences but she’s just put most of it on hold.
Kardashian boasts 188 million followers on Instagram and more than 30 million followers on Facebook. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star announced she will freeze those two accounts in conjunction with #StopHateForProfit.
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“I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation, created by groups to sow division and split America apart,” Kardashian wrote.
– only to take steps after people are killed. Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy. Please join me tomorrow when I will be “freezing” my Instagram and FB account to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 15, 2020
“Only to take steps after people are killed. Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy,” she continued in a second tweet. “Please join me tomorrow when I will be ‘freezing’ my Instagram and FB account to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit.”
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The “#StopHateForProfit” campaign was launched by groups including the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League this year. Hundreds of companies have pledged to suspend advertising on Facebook platforms temporarily with the goal to urge the company to more aggressively block hate speech and misinformation.
Kardashian is currently the seventh-most followed account on Instagram, sixth when the official @Instagram profile is excluded.
Ellen DeGeneres Addressed Toxic Work Environment Allegations in Her Season Premiere Monologue
- Ellen DeGeneres addressed toxic work environment allegations against The Ellen DeGeneres Show during her season 18 premiere monologue.
- She took responsibility and apologized to those she hurt.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is back, and Ellen DeGeneres wasted no time in addressing the allegations that she fostered a toxic work environment in which racism, sexual harassment, and bullying were commonplace.
Starting off the first monologue of season 18, Ellen said:
“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
She went on to acknowledge her position as the boss of 27o employees and the face of the show. “This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres. My name is there, my name is there, my name is on underwear,” she added. “We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace, and what we want for the future.” And when she said that the show “made the necessary changes” and is “starting a new chapter,” she applauded along with her virtual audience.
Ellen also spoke about how these allegations are especially troubling since she built her show off of being kind. “Being known as the ‘be kind’ lady is a tricky position to be in,” she admitted. The host went on to say, “The truth is I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient—and I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress.”
Ellen wrapped up her opening segment by saying her intentions are always to be the best person she can be, and she apologized to those she let down.
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In August, the company’s internal investigation concluded with Ellen addressing her staffers via video conference to apologize and confirm producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman were fired. Andy Lassner, however, will return and made that clear in a video statement in which he reduced the allegations to “stuff.”
Anyway, season 18 is upon us, and Ellen said she’s ready to move on and be a better boss. TBD on what her former and current employees who came forward about the work environment think of all this.
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‘GoT’ star Kit Harington is done playing ‘masculine’ hero roles
He’s no hero.
Actor Kit Harington, who famously played “Game of Thrones” protagonist Jon Snow for nearly a decade, is not interested in playing those roles anymore.
In an interview with the Telegraph, he explained why he’s not interested in portraying the male “hero” on-screen these days.
“I feel that emotionally men have a problem, a blockage, and that blockage has come from the Second World War, passed down from grandfather to father to son,” Harington, 33, told the British newspaper.
“We do not speak about how we feel because it shows weakness, because it is not masculine. Having portrayed a man who was silent, who was heroic, I feel going forward that is a role I don’t want to play anymore,” he said.
“It is not a masculine role that the world needs to see much more of,” he said.
‘Having portrayed a man who was silent, who was heroic, I feel going forward that is a role I don’t want to play anymore.’
The character Jon Snow has qualities of a classic hero: righteous, courageous and stoic. Harington said that he intends to move on from such roles, in search of more complex men to play on-screen — ones more like himself, although he said he had contributed “a certain self-reflective, introverted broodiness” to Snow’s personality.
The British actor also opened up about his “gender fluid” childhood, sharing how his mother, former playwright Deborah Jane Catesby, guided her sons on issues of gender politics.
“I asked for a Mighty Max, and she bought me a Polly Pocket,” Harington said. “I asked for an Action Man, and I got a doll — it was very gender fluid from the word go. And I went with it.”
Harington can currently be seen guest-starring in the Netflix police drama series “Criminal,” now in its second season. He’ll also appear in the new Marvel flick “The Eternals,” alongside Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden (Robb Stark in “GoT”), scheduled for release next year.
Kulture Has Instagram, Thanks To Cardi B, & She Already Has So Many Followers
It looks like there’s a new Instagram queen in town. Kulture Kiari Cephus, the 2-year-old daughter of Cardi B, has officially joined the gram. Sure, Kulture’s mom is one of the most famous rappers in the world, but Kulture has become a celebrity in her own right. Between making music video appearances and frequenting Cardi’s Instagram page, she’s built quite the loyal fanbase in her two years of life. So, it’s no surprise now that Kulture has Instagram, she’s racked up a huge following.
Little Kulture’s account was launched by her mother on Sept. 19 and gained about 600,000 followers in her first day alone. Kulture’s Instagram bio says it all. “I like everything pink,” the top of her page says. Her bio also adds that she’s “spoiled.”
Since launching her page, Cardi has shared endless cute content of her daughter on IG. Kulture’s first-ever post showed her rocking an adorable plaid skirt and a Louis Vuitton backpack. She puckered her lips duck face style as she struck a pose. “Hello everyone,” the pic was captioned.
Another post showed off all of Kulture’s designer bling, including a slew of diamond necklaces featuring her name. “I’m icey,” Cardi captioned her daughter’s post.
The best post of all might have been the one where Kulture was seen twinning with her mom in bright pink outfits. The post also included a sassy caption. “Me & my mommy …..My mom was annoying me but it’s ok cause I look cute,” the post read.
While Cardi first sheltered Kulture from the public eye after giving birth, she’s become much more open about her personal life as of late. Speaking to Radio.com in August, she gave an update on Kulture’s ever-changing personality.
“These terrible two things, it doesn’t come in the middle,” she explained. “It just comes right away. Her tantrums sometimes, I’ll be like, ‘Oh my gosh. This is crazy.’ She has this look where I’ll be like, ‘You are up to no good.’ “
It sounds like Kulture is shaping up the be the ultimate social media queen (and sass queen) just like her mom.
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