In the wake of the racism and threats received by former footballer turned pundit Stan Collymore, social media giant Twitter has issued the following statement:
We cannot stop people from saying offensive, hurtful things on the Internet or on Twitter. But we take action when content is reported to us that breaks our rules or is illegal.
We have features that allow people to block accounts from following them, unfollow accounts they don’t want to see and filter the replies they receive – to put people in control of what they see on Twitter. We continue to invest in technologies that will give people more ways to customise their Twitter experience.
Check out Stan Collymore’s interview with BBC News.
Users should just direct any abuse they receive to the authorities.
Turkish football fans (Besiktas supporters) pelted former Arsenal player Emmanuel Eboue with water bottles, lighters and some have said (via Twitter) human excrement.
The disgusting incident happened during a match yesterday.
Eboue now plays for Galatasaray.
This has upset my spirit today.
Racism at it’s finest.
Meet George Gerasimou who first auditioned on X-Factor in 2009, failed and then promptly threw his toys out of the pram.
George then had the nerve to show up (with supporters in tow) to audition for the 2011 show and this is what happened….
I watched this last night and have come to the conclusion that George is mentally unstable but hasn’t been diagnosed yet. I don’t even know why they allowed him to audition again or why his friends encouraged him to go back up on that stage again. But I guess TV executives love to put the spotlight on the mentally fragile because it “makes good television”.
As for X-Factor (The Next Generation) I really like the new line up and didn’t miss Simon Cowell at all.
MUSIC INDUSTRY SKULL DUGGERY: JIMMY IOVINE, EMINEM, SKEPTA AND DMCA (DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT) ABUSE
Last week I posted the news that UK artist Skepta’s new single Dare To Dream had been removed from YouTube and passed on to golden boy Eminem by Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine (Click HERE to read all about it).
And since then it’s been revealed just how this all went down.
Website Torrent Freak writes,
After “Dare to Dream” was put up on YouTube one of its early listeners was Jimmy Iovine, founder of Interscope records. Recognizing quality, Iovine had plans in his mind for Skepta’s track so, with help from parent company Universal, they had YouTube remove the song on copyright grounds.
Armed with cash Interscope then approached Boy Better Known, a group and record label founded in 2005 by Skepta and the team behind Dare to Dream.
So that CRETIN Iovine arranged for the single to be removed from YouTube and they placed a fraudulent “copyright complaint” notice in its place without even having the decency to contact Skepta first with a request to buy the single. What would have happened if Skepta had refused to sell?
The sheer arrogance and blatant abuse of the DMCA vehicle by Iovine is just sickening.
This is why I wouldn’t last five minutes as an artist. I would be in prison right now. My crime - smashing an unscrupulous music executive’s face in.
Listen to Skepta Dare To Dream below.
Also click HERE to read’Universal Music accused of using fraudulent DMCA notices as a negotiating tactic in licensing music from other labels’.
Via The Daily Mail
A father has been arrested for raping his six-month-old son and infecting him with HIV.
Police say that Lenny Love, 29, from Silverton, Ohio, knew he had the virus when he raped his son in March.
He was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of rape, one count of felonious assault and one count of possession of marijuana.
Police say he admitted the assault to them. Continue Reading….
This scum bag of a human being doesn’t deserve to live.
UK NEWS: SAUDI PRINCE “STRANGLED HIS MAN SERVANT TO DEATH AT TOP LONDON HOTEL IN SEXUALLY MOTIVATED KILLING’
Via The Daily Mail
A gay Saudi prince killed his servant in a ferocious murder which had a ‘sexual element’, a court heard today.
Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, 33, had previously subjected Bandar Abdulaziz to physical assaults and mistreatment, the Old Bailey was told.
The 32-year-old victim was found beaten and strangled in bed at the London hotel room he was sharing with the prince on February 15.
A series of injuries including bite marks to Mr Abdulaziz’s cheeks revealed the ‘ferocity of the attack to which he had been subjected’, a jury was told.
The body of Mr Abdulaziz was found lying on his bed in a pool of blood. He had been punched in the face, strangled and bitten, the court was told. His lips had been split open and his teeth broken, bones in his neck had been fractured and he had suffered brain injuries. Continue Reading…
This story has really upset me.
Bandar sounds like he was a modern day slave who had been physically and sexually abused on a daily basis.
How did he end up becoming that sadist’s man servent???
Rest In Peace Bandar Abdulaziz
Last week the official poster for the up and coming Noel Clarke film 22.214.171.124 debuted online, which I later featured on Mad News.
I also asked Noel a question regarding the poster which surprisingly didn’t seem to go down too well. He didn’t take to kindly to being questioned about the decision to feature one actress on the poster, clad only in underwear.
Click here to read the post/subsequent heated debate if you missed it.
Since then I have received emails from his supporters criticizing me for “calling Noel out like that” (erm all I did was ask the man a question), I’ve been called “negative”, “petty”, a ”waste gyal” (LOL) and a ”f**king hater”.
I long for the day when the Americans come up with a word to replace the now overused “hater”, so us Brits can then have a new word to beat to death.
Anyway I had no idea that a question would generate so much anger and verbal abuse.
But I have since learned my lesson.
I am after all, just a lowly working class South London (“the endz”) chick who happens to run a blog .
WHO AM I to question BAFTA award-winning/Dr Who star Noel Clarke?
WHO AM I to question this great man, who has single handedly dragged a community out of the job centre and opened doors for so many black actors/actresses across the land?
I am a nobody within the elitist and “oh so luvvie” world of UK showbiz.
126.96.36.199 will open in cinemas nationwide on June 2nd.
Click HERE to visit the official 188.8.131.52 website.
Via Digital Spy
Playboy owner Hugh Hefner is being sued for $3 billion (£1.8 billion), it has been revealed.
Sheri Allred, who claims that she is the reincarnation of Venus Aphrodite Demilio has filed papers for abuse since she was a baby.
“[Hefner] has been after me since I was a baby. Along with a pedifile organisation in LA. When I was about 5 years. Old He mysteriously was underneath my bed and he grabbed my arm and said that he and forsay the beatles and he mentioned the names of them. I asked like in my head, since I’m a hat everone in the world heres my thought’s, a good way to establish peace [sic].”
Which lawyer in their right mind would agree to represent this woman?
This is just sad…..
The L.A. County District Attorney has just charged Chris Brown with felony assault and making criminal threats, also a felony.The charging documents name “Robyn F (Robyn Fenty aka Rihanna)” as the alleged victim. Brown will be arraigned today at 3:30 PM in downtown LA.
A spokesperson for the D.A. tells TMZ he could face a maximum of four years and eight months in prison.
Click here to read more…..
So where does Chris go from here?
This is just sad…..
Constance Briscoe and Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell
The mother of a high-flying barrister has lost her libel case over a book in which her daughter accused her of child abuse.
Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell, 74, claimed Constance Briscoe, one of the first black women to sit as a judge in Britain, had written a ‘piece of fiction’ in her best-selling memoir, Ugly.
She sued part-time judge Ms Briscoe, 51, and publishers Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, who brought out her memoir in January 2006.
Both denied libel and said the book was substantially true.
During an emotional 10-day hearing at London’s High Court, Ms Briscoe told Mr Justice Tugendhat and a jury her mother repeatedly beat her with a stick for bed-wetting, called her a ‘dirty little whore’ and drove her to attempt suicide by drinking bleach. Continue Reading….
I’ve read ‘Ugly’ and it is extremely harrowing in parts.
Constance’s mother/abuser Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell was clearly a sadistic, vile, mean spirited lunatic, who now chooses to live in denial. I wish you the best of luck with that Carmen!
Congratulations to Constance for winning this case.