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There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 31, 2022
Moses Ingram posted an instagram story about the racist comments she’s been receiving from Star Wars fans pic.twitter.com/NUe7aB0UQo
— sleemo (@sleemo) May 31, 2022
Since Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted this past weekend, Ingram has received hundreds of hateful messages for the offense of being Black in the Star Wars universe. This was sadly entirely predictable, and while I’m glad Star Wars got ahead of it this time, my God, sci-fi geeks: pull your shit together already.
Because Bo Burnham loves you, he has released The Inside Outtakes, 63 unseen minutes of footage of Inside, on the anniversary of its Netflix release. You can watch it here on YouTube. (And if you haven’t watched Inside, I urge you to do so. It’s genius.)
Houston Chronicle’s Allison Cook enumerates all the big winners of Top Chef: Houston (beyond whoever wins on Thursday, of course).
By the way, here are two more sketches that were cut for time from last week’s SNL finale:
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) May 27, 2022
Listen, the conversation about Netflix, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, trans people, and free speech is complicated and messy, and I don’t have a strong position on it, honestly. On the one hand, I understand the argument that you don’t have to subscribe to Netflix and give the comedians and the platforms your money if you find the content offensive. But on the other hand, I wonder where free speech ends and hate speech begins. Comedians should be able to discuss the taboo, but there is a distinct difference between challenging institutions of power and exposing hypocrisies, and punching down on vulnerable populations.
I worry that all these 40- and 50-something comedians have jumped on the topic of trans people because they think it maintains their edge and turns them into free speech warriors. That these once thoughtful and dangerous comedians are not appreciating that by demeaning trans people, making them objects of ridicule, scorn, and fear makes them more vulnerable than they actually are. I don’t believe Chappelle and Gervais are hateful people at heart, but they are being rewarded for thoughtless content. I don’t know what the answer is, but shrugging that free speech “used to be a very liberal issue” and acting as though you don’t understand the criticism at the heart of the issue is not it.
Josh Duggar has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for downloading child sexual abuse imagery. His sisters, whom he abused, had some thoughts about the sentence. I hope these women find some peace after being so poorly treated by their family and church. I also deeply hope this stops any further Duggar political ambitions in their tracks. The Quiverfull movement is unhealthy and dangerous.
Cary Fukunaga is being accused by more women of inappropriate behavior and grooming young women.
Marilyn Manson’s former assistant’s lawsuit against him has been thrown out for statute of limitations violations.
You will be shocked to learn that a misogynistic church that doesn’t allow women to be ordained, that has a laser-like focus on women and girls’ chastity, that is profoundly homophobic and has a long, deep history of racism was covering up a massive sexual abuse controversy. I’m proud of the Houston Chronicle for bringing this disgusting story to light, and forcing the Southern Baptists to reckon with their sins.
- Rosie’s Rules has been ordered at PBS.
- Alycia Debnam-Carey is leaving Fear the Walking Dead after seven seasons.
- Leslie Mann and Tim Robbins have left the cast of The Power on Prime Video.
- Amelia Clarkson, Isis Hainsworth, Ali Khan, Ellis Howard, Ashna Rabheru, Adam Nagaitis, Natalie Gavin, Samuel Anderson, Harry Redding, and Natalie Blair have been cast in Red Rose on Netflix.
- Kevin McKidd, Vinette Robinson, Richard Coyle, James Cosmo, Alex Ferns, Iona Anderson, Andrew O’Neill, and Nilani Chetty have joined the cast of Six Four on ITV.
- CJ McCollum is joining ESPN as an analyst.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Boys returns on Prime Video on June 3. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
Going through our vaults, we discovered this lost footage of America's greatest hero, Soldier Boy. On this day, we salute the sacrifices made by the few, for the benefit of the many. Let’s all heed his important reminder: real heroes don’t use drugs. pic.twitter.com/6ZOtNzE9id
— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) May 30, 2022
This your Captain, America? pic.twitter.com/1eYAcGK71L
— THE BOYS (@TheBoysTV) May 31, 2022
- Stranger Things will return for its final two episodes on Netflix on July 1.
- Pinocchio will premiere on Disney+ on September 8.
- #TextMeWhenYouGet Home and Sleeping with a Killer will premiere on Lifetime on June 6.
- The Longest Night will premiere on Netflix on July 8.
Tytyana Miller, Daughter of rapper Master P whose struggles with mental illness and addiction were chronicled on Growing Up Hip Hop
Jeff Gladney, Arizona Cardinals cornerback
Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, French journalist killed in Ukraine
Sidhu Moose Wala, Indian rapper-turned-politician
Tom Swift: Tom, a wealthy, brilliant, charming inventor, has his life turned upside down when his father disappears in this new series. Series premiere. 8 p.m., The CW
America’s Got Talent: You know the routine. Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
Dancing with Myself: So basically, this is a TikTok dance contest, except they weren’t able to license “TikTok” so it’s not that. Officially. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Bill Burr, Moses Ingram, Trixie Mattel, Shakey Graves
- The Daily Show: TBA
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