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Directors Support John Boyega After He Says Career Could Be Ruined Over His Participation in Black Lives Matter Protest

Directors Support John Boyega After He Says Career Could Be Ruined Over His Participation in Black Lives Matter Protest

Star WarsJohn Boyega gave an impassioned speech at a Black Lives Matter protest this week in London, England, where he exclaimed, “Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*ck that.”

Soon, several directors began throwing their support behind John to let him know they will still work with him and support the cause.

Get Out‘s Jordan Peele tweeted, “We got you, John,” which was retweeted by The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro.

Edgar Wright posted “Have before and would again, in a heartbeat. So proud of John today.”

“I would crawl through a barrel of broken glass to have John Boyega even so much as glance at one of my scripts,” Charlie Brooker, the creator of the Black Mirror, also added on his Twitter account.

Check out John Boyega‘s full Black Lives Matter protest speech if you missed it.

Glee's Iqbal Theba Says He Wasn't Mistreated By Lea Michele

Glee's Iqbal Theba Says He Wasn't Mistreated By Lea Michele

Iqbal Theba, who played the role of Principal Figgins on Glee from 2009-2015, is speaking out about the Lea Michele allegations that have been spreading across the Internet for days.

The 56-year-old actor posted two tweets in response to what has been said about Lea.

“Lot of people r assuming that @LeaMichele mistreated me. Let me state it clearly that I was never mistreated by her. And if some of the cast were treated badly then she has apologized for it which is wonderful. But being called a racist is too heavy & unfair a burden 4 most of us, specially in these troubled times. So, please be compassionate, careful & responsible before we accuse anyone of this horrible thing called racism. I love each & everyone of my fellow cast members from our great show @OfficialGLEEtv Be safe & be well. Much love,” he tweeted.

Highest Paid Celebrities in 2020 Revealed, Top Earner Made $590 Million

Highest Paid Celebrities in 2020 Revealed, Top Earner Made $590 Million

The annual list of the world’s highest paid celebrities has been revealed, and some of the names on this list will be of no surprise.

The amount earned – however – may shock you. There are some really high numbers on this Forbes list and the top earner made almost $600 million, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly impacted the world economy.

Amid growing protests in the United States and across the globe for Black Lives Matter, coupled with the devastation over the Coronavirus pandemic, many have called for celebrities to donate as much as possible to help the world. Many of these celebrities have donated money over the years to various causes and are outspoken about helping amid times of crisis.

Click through the slideshow to see the world’s highest paid celebrities in 2020…

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Famous athletes like LeBron James and Richard Sherman are speaking out to slam a fellow sports star for his comments on NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Colin Kaepernick launched a movement when he started to kneel during the anthem and this star just said, "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America." See who made the comment...

Drew Brees Issues Apology for Kneeling Comments, Acknowledges He Was 'Insensitive' & 'Lacked Awareness'

Drew Brees Issues Apology for Kneeling Comments, Acknowledges He Was 'Insensitive' & 'Lacked Awareness'

Drew Brees, the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, is apologizing for his comments about kneeling during the National Anthem.

If you missed it, he previously said, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America. That brings me to tears [thinking about his grandfathers' sacrifices in the military], thinking about all that has been sacrificed. Not just those in the military, but for that matter, those throughout the civil rights movements of the ’60s, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point.”

Well, Drew received a ton of backlash from his teammates, fellow NFL players, and other famous figures.

He has now issued an apology.

“I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused,” Drew‘s statement began. “In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.”

He then outlined where he stands in his life.

“I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference,” he said. “I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today. I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community.”

Drew continued, “I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement. I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right. I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy. I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening…and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.”

Meghan Markle Delivers Powerful Statement Amid Protests

Meghan Markle Delivers Powerful Statement Amid Protests

Duchess Meghan Markle gave a powerful speech to the graduating students at Los Angeles’ Immaculate Heart High School during a commencement address on Wednesday (June 3).

“For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been planning on saying a few words to you for your graduation and as we all have seen over the past few weeks, what is happening in our country and in our state and in our hometown of L.A. has been absolutely devastating. And I wasn’t sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing. And I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart, and I realized—the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing,” the Duchess began.

“Because George Floyd‘s life mattered, and Breonna Taylor‘s life mattered, and Philando Castile‘s life mattered, and Tamir Rice‘s life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don’t know. Stephon Clark. His life mattered,” she added. “The first thing I want to say to you is that I’m sorry. I’m so sorry you have to grow up in a world where this is still present.”

“You are going to lead with love, you are going to lead with compassion, you are going to use your voice. You are going to use your voice in a stronger way than you have ever been able to, because most of you are 18, or you’re going to turn 18, so you’re going to vote. You are going to have empathy for those who don’t see the world through the same lens that you do—because with as diverse, vibrant, and open-minded as I know the teachings at Immaculate Heart are, I know you know that black lives matter. You are equipped, you are ready, we need you, and you’re prepared,” she added.

The Duchess made headlines this week after a resurfaced video featured her speaking about racism years ago.

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BTS Releases Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter: 'We Condemn Violence'

BTS Releases Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter: 'We Condemn Violence'

BTS is standing up against racial injustice.

The K-Pop group, consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook took to the group’s Twitter account on Thursday (June 4) to share a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together. #BlackLivesMatter,” BTS wrote.

Back in early May, it was revealed that Jungkook had to be tested for coronavirus after coming in contact with someone who was sick. Luckily, his test results came back negative.

Kerry Washington Is Reacting to People Watching Her Netflix Movie 'American Son' Amid Protests

Kerry Washington Is Reacting to People Watching Her Netflix Movie 'American Son' Amid Protests

Kerry Washington‘s movie on Netflix, American Son, is getting a lot of love from citizens who are wanting to deepen their understanding about racial injustice.

The 43-year-old actress took to Instagram tonight, revealing she’s happy they’re watching.

“It makes me so happy that people are watching #AmericanSon on @netflix to deepen their compassion and understanding,” Kerry shared in her caption.

She added, “My dream for this film was to spark conversations that would lead to change. What questions are popping up for you as you watch or after you watch?”

Kerry, who stars in the movie opposite Steven Pasquale and Jeremy Jordan, also produced the film.

American Son centers on two estranged parents who reunite in a police station in Miami seeking answers about their missing son.

You can stream the movie on Netflix now.

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