1. Now SpongeBob is canceled! ‘Kwarantined Krab’ episode about a ‘Clam flu’ pandemic is pulled because it might stoke anti-Asian hate and one where characters break into woman’s house and steal her underwear
Beloved children’s cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants is under fire for two previous episodes, which have since been pulled from streaming services.
The decision comes as the rise in anti-Asian discrimination and violence linked to the coronavirus pandemic rocks the United States, which one of the two pulled episodes arguably touched upon.
It’s the latest in a move toward sanitizing cultural staples that are now seen by some to be offensive: The company that looks after Dr. Seuss’s books said it would stop publishing six of them that they said were racially problematic. And Hasbro said it would stop branding its line of potato toys as ‘Mr. Potato Head’ to make room for same-sex and single-parent variations.
When it comes to SpongeBob, in Season 12’s ‘Kwarantined Krab,’ many of the main characters are quarantined at the Krusty Krab by the health inspector, leading the characters to try figuring out who has the illness.
Paris’s deputy mayor has prompted fury by calling to ban white people from discussions of racism.
Left-wing deputy mayor Audrey Pulvar, 49, said white people should ‘be asked to keep quiet and be silent spectators’ during discussions around racism attended by black and ethnic minority people.
She explained: ‘People who suffer discrimination for the same reasons and in the same way feel the need to meet among themselves to discuss it.’
The comments made by Pulvar, who was born in Martinique, have re-sparked concerns over the rise of American woke culture in the French state.
A collection of politicians, prominent intellectuals, and academics argued last month that France was being contaminated by American ideas on race, gender, and post-colonialism, and that they were undermining French society.
(Yes. That’s the whole idea.)
3. Andy Ngo has a look at the faces of mass shooters in the USA
I'm hearing it repeated as gospel truth that "nearly all" American mass shooters are white. Here are the photos of mass shooters from 2019 (defined as four or more shot in a single incident). It shows quite a diverse set of faces. #Boulder #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/z4eGq8mCiW
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) March 24, 2021
4. Canadian Government-Media complex.
In documentation obtained by @RebelNewsOnline, Health Canada provided officials with various talking points if the media pressed about the hypocrisy of attending a protest while advocating for lockdowns. #cdnpoli https://t.co/YFmSdXuoka
— True North (@TrueNorthCentre) March 31, 2021
(It seems the elite breaking all their Covid rules and regulations is not just in the Anglosphere. Oh yeah and Italy.)
TOKYO (Reuters) – A Tokyo restaurant operator suing the city for mandating shorter business hours decried the “hypocrisy” of health officials who flout the government’s own COVID-19 contagion protocols.
Kozo Hasegawa, the operator of 43 restaurants including one that inspired the movie “Kill Bill: Volume I,” is contesting the constitutionality of the measures and said that reports of bureaucrats going out at night proves they do not believe in the protocols either.
“They don’t think that it’s really dangerous for them to go out and drink,” Hasegawa, the president of Global-Dining Inc told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s hypocrisy.”
The episode illustrates the growing economic strain from measures to contain the epidemic, with government data showing retail sales in Japan fell for the third straight month in February.
Restaurants in the capital region have been particularly hard hit. Although greater Tokyo area lifted a state of emergency earlier this month, it is enforcing fines against eateries that do not close by 9 p.m.
Health Minister Norihisa Tamura apologised on Tuesday after media reports that 23 ministry employees had held a late-night party at a pub in the Ginza district of Tokyo.
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