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Bong Joon-Ho Urges Filmmakers to Speak Out About Hate & Racism In Their Movies

Bong Joon-Ho Urges Filmmakers to Speak Out About Hate & Racism In Their Movies

Bong Joon-Ho is calling out his fellow filmmakers.

The Parasite director is urging others to speak out and to use their medium to respond to the racism and hate directed towards Asian and Black communities.

“I’m far away in Korea and I have to see everything in the news from an outsider’s perspective, but as someone who is a part of mankind, as a person, it’s quite fearful to watch the hate crimes against Asian-Americans and the BLM movement,” Bong shared during a virtual masterclass over the weekend at Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in California.

He went on, “I do think about what the film industry can do at this time. With films, creating a film takes a lot of time and a lot of money; it’s a big unit that can’t really respond quickly to issues that are currently happening in society. It’s a medium that’s difficult to use when you are trying to respond in real-time. But ironically, because of that, I think creators and filmmakers can be bolder with dealing with issues and they shouldn’t be afraid to confront them.”

Bong then emphasized and look back at the film that inspired him to tackle a social issue in Parasite - Spike Lee‘s 1989 movie, Do The Right Thing.

“That film came out in 1989; it was three years before the L.A. Riots but almost predicted the riots were going to happen,” he recalled.

Bong concluded his speech, saying that “as creators and artists, you sort of have to see through the essence and the central questions in our society through the days that you live through and send a reply to those questions through your work.”

The Korean director isn’t the first to speak out and urge others to call out the racism. See who else did here!

Golfer Will Zalatoris Embraces 'Happy Gilmore' Comparisons; Adam Sandler Reacts

Golfer Will Zalatoris Embraces 'Happy Gilmore' Comparisons; Adam Sandler Reacts

One of the golfers at The Masters looks eerily similar to the caddy in Happy Gilmore, and many are taking notice, even Adam Sandler!

Will Zalatoris is currently placed second in the prestigious golf tournament and showing off that he already knows that the Happy Gilmore comparisons would come around.

In fact, he even has one of the movie lines engraved on his wedge: “Mr. Gilmore, I’m Your Caddy”.

Will explained in the social media video that he was “embracing” the comparisons as “a lot of people think I look like Mr. Gilmore’s caddie, so I put that on my wedge.”

After picking up on the comparisons online, Adam reacted to them on his Twitter.

Along with a few pictures from the movie, and one with Will‘s blonde hair blown back, he wrote, “Have fun today young man. Mr. Gilmore is watching you and very proud.”

The caddy in the movie was played by Jared Van Snellenberg.

If you missed it, Adam recently celebrated Happy Gilmore‘s 25th Anniversary by doing this!

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'Drivers License' Singer Olivia Rodrigo Gets a Parking Ticket

'Drivers License' Singer Olivia Rodrigo Gets a Parking Ticket

Olivia Rodrigo got her driver’s license…and she’s already gotten in trouble, too!

The 18-year-old High School Musical: The Series star and “Drivers License” hit-maker revealed she received a parking ticket on her Instagram Story on Sunday (April 11).

“damn this driving s–t isn’t all fun and games,” she captioned a photo of herself holding a City of Los Angeles parking violation.

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Howie Mandel Wears A Suit Full of Fellow 'AGT' Judges Faces!

Howie Mandel Wears A Suit Full of Fellow 'AGT' Judges Faces!

Howie Mandel is showing off his love for his fellow America’s Got Talent judges.

The 65-year-old comedian was spotted heading to a taping of the popular competition series in Los Angeles over the weekend, wearing a suit filled with Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell, and host Terry Crews faces.

The images seem to be official promotional images from NBC, as well as Instagrams that Howie has put up on his social media account as well.

Howie is known for some of his more outlandish looks while arriving for tapings. Just last month, he was spotted in an astronaut helmet!

Last year, he even arrived wearing a full hazmat suit.

Sofia and Heidi were also spotted arriving at the tapings, wearing some cute looks head of a full day of auditions.

Here’s what you can expect for season 16 of AGT!

10+ pictures inside of Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum at the AGT audition tapings…

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Prince Philip's Duke of Edinburgh Title Will Go To This One of His Kids

Prince Philip's Duke of Edinburgh Title Will Go To This One of His Kids

In the past few years, it’s been debated about just which of Prince Philip‘s sons would inherit his title of the Duke of Edinburgh upon his death.

It was rumored that the title would automatically be given to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who is Philip and Queen Elizabeth II‘s youngest child.

The thought was that since Edward had chosen an Earldom upon his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex, that he was planning to inherit the Dukedom as well.

However, it seems that is not the case right now.

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Selena Gomez Is All Bloody While Getting Arrested on the Set of 'Only Murders in the Building'!

Selena Gomez Is All Bloody While Getting Arrested on the Set of 'Only Murders in the Building'!

Selena Gomez is under arrest – but don’t worry, it’s not real!

The 28-year-old Rare superstar was spotted filming a scene alongside co-star Steve Martin for their upcoming Only Murders in the Building on Saturday night (April 10) on the Upper West Side in New York City.

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In the scene, Selena Gomez appears bloodied as she gets put into handcuffs and whisked away into a cop car.

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Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 'Justice'

Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 'Justice'

Justin Bieber is enjoying another week at No. 1.

The 27-year-old superstar’s new studio album Justice returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as of Sunday (April 11), the chart company confirmed.

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The album moved 74,000 equivalent album units in the past week, having already debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated April 3 and falling to No. 2 on the April 10 chart.

This is now Justin‘s first album to spend more than one week at No. 1 since 2010, when My World 2.0 spent four nonconsecutive weeks on top. He has eight No. 1 albums, and the six No. 1 albums in between My World 2.0 and Justice spent one week at No. 1.

Congratulations to Justin Bieber! He also just dropped a surprise follow-up days later…

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