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VIEW: Critics Clash Over “Toy Story 4” Not Having Any Type Of Black Lead Characters

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Toy Tale was a precious film that became part of my childhood years (as well as perhaps yours as well). Almost 25 years later on, the last installation, Toy Tale 4, just struck theaters and also some doubters are explaining the franchise business’s flaws and questioning: Where are the black characters?

Two black doubters clashed on Good Morning Britain while talking about the absence of black lead characters in Plaything Story 4

Despite the film having black voice stars (Keegan Michael-Key, Jordan Peele), Shola Mos-Shogbamimu argued that Disney-Pixar might do far better in sharing varied experiences as well as any kind of grownup who disregards the criticism is “diabolically ignorant.”

” Kid deserve to have a representative teachable moment of their lived experience,” she said. “We know playthings don’t speak, we know they do not fly, yet entertainment needs to constantly have a moralistic worth.”

Mos-Shogbamimu continued:

” Animation and also imaginary personalities take on human features for a reason, to inform a moral tale of great conquering evil, great getting rid of versus the chances.

” Kid are diverse as well as have varied experiences. Motion picture business like Pixar and also Disney have a worldwide platform to become part of the development of variety and addition.”

Nevertheless, Glam Africa Magazine editor-in-chief Afua Adom pushed back, mentioning the movie did the very best it might with variety.

” Individuals have actually misunderstood of Plaything Tale— it’s a story about playthings,” she said. “It’s about Mr. Potato Head, it has to do with Buzz Lightyear, it has to do with Woody. I think I saw a diverse series of personalities.”

Adom also kept in mind the black actors utilized to voice a few of the characters.

And Also though there aren’t any type of black leads in the film, Adom acknowledged the story as well as brand-new primary character Forky (a plastic fork) did offer a teachable minute for children: sustainability.

” When we watched it, my little girl noticed ‘Hang on, why is Forky is trying to return to the garbage? Should not he be trying to return to the recycling?'”

The dispute was sparked by white writer Stella Duffy who lately pounded Plaything Tale 4 for having no black lead characters in an evaluation.

Duffy likewise called the film disablist and also anti-feminist for its representation of Bo Peep.

” Okay, allow’s chat concerning the white feminism on display here. She’s still going to drop in love, she’s still going to have the happily ever after, that’s not feminism!

” It’s a woman who kicks off her skirt to disclose bloomers.

When a Greetings Britain support asked if Bo Peep was a feminist, Adom quickly responded: “She’s a plaything.”

Nonetheless, Mos-Shogbamimu was a little extra willing to give the personality some credit.

” If we comprehend that feminism has to do with females’s rights and also females being able to make whatever choices they want without any person evaluating them– regarding I’m concerned, after that every female is a feminist,” she stated.

While movies, be it animated or live-action, need to vary and also have some moral worth or teachable moments as Mos-Shogbamimu suggests, Plaything Tale does not necessarily have the chance to have lead black characters since they are– nevertheless– simply toys.

I guess next time, include a Black Barbie or a Bratz Doll and also obtain Tyra Financial institutions to articulate the personality!

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Whitney Houston Was Molested By Dionne Warwick’s Sister Dee Dee, Family & Friends Claim in New Documentary (VIDEO)

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A new documentary authorized by Whitney Houston’s estate reveals the heartbreaking revelation that Whitney was sexually abused by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick—the sister of the legendary Dionne Warwick.

In “Whitney,” which was made with the cooperation of Houston’s family, the singer’s longtime assistant Mary Jones tells filmmaker Kevin Macdonald that the late singer told her that Dee Dee molested her at a very young age.

Houston’s own brother, Gary Garland-Houston, also says he was molested between the ages of 7 and 9 by Dee Dee, and believed his late sister was abused as well.

Dee Dee Warwick, who was 18 years Houston’s senior, died in 2008, four years before Houston died in a bathtub, which was in part caused by heart disease and drug use, according to a coroner’s report.

The shocking revelations come about three-fourths quarters of the way into the film, and immediately cast a new light on Houston’s troubled life.

Jones claims that being molested by her older cousin made Whitney question her own sexuality and contributed to her problems with alcohol and drug abuse, though Whitney never spoke publicly about her own alleged drug abuse.

Jones says in the documentary, “I think she was ashamed… she used to say, ‘I wonder if I did something to make [Dee Dee] think I wanted her.’ I said, ‘Stop. A predator is a predator is a predator.’ If Cissy had known, she would have done something about it, because Cissy loves her children.’”

“We always wanted our film to be a corrective to that tabloid story,” said producer Simon Chinn. “These are specific revelations that I think will get people to a deeper understanding of who Whitney was and in many ways redeem her as a person.”

Dee Dee Warwick was the niece of Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston. Dee Dee and her sister Dionne would sometimes sing in Cissy Houston’s gospel group, the Drinkard Sisters. Dee Dee Warwick, who earned two Grammy Award nominations in her career, also sang backup for Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and others.

“Whitney,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday (May 16) is scheduled for a nationwide release in theaters this summer on July 7th, suggests the alleged incidents of sexual abuse took place while Cissy Houston was touring.

Because of what happened to her as a child while her mom was away touring, Whitney is said to have insisted on taking her daughter with Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, on tour with her. Bobbi Kristina died in 2015 after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub and was removed from life support following a six-month-long coma.

Kevin Macdonald, the director of “Whitney,” gave a detailed interview about how he confirmed the shocking sexual abuse allegations just weeks before he finished the film in an exclusive interview with IndieWire.

“I had a sense that there was something like that behind it,” he said. “I’d watched her a lot. There was something about her discomfort in her own skin, something about the way she presents or hides herself, her lack of overt sexuality. She’s this beautiful woman but she’s very closed in her demeanor. I’d been watching her for several months and saying to the editors, ‘There’s something about her that reminds me of something.’”

Watch the trailer for “Whitney” below:

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Kim Porter’s Last Family Outing Was Her Son Quincy’s Movie Premiere (PHOTOS)

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Kim Porter tragically passed away at the age of 47 on Thursday, November 15th. She was the ex-girlfriend of Sean “Diddy” Combs, whom she had three children with, and she was also mother to actor/singer Quincy Brown, her son with R&B singer Al B. Sure that Diddy later adopted and raised as his own.

RELATED: Kim Porter & Diddy’s Kids: Quick Facts You Need to Know & Photos of Their Family

TMZ reported that Porter’s last public outing with her whole family was the premiere of Quincy’s new movie, the Netflix original film, The Holiday Calendar. A special screening/premiere for the film was held at Netflix’s Headquarters in Los Angeles on October 30th.

Though Kim and Diddy broke up for good in 2007 (after dating off and on for 13 years since 1994), the pair remained close friends and were both on hand to support Quincy’s big night as a family.

The former couple’s children—12-year-old twin daughters Jessie James and D’Lila and 20-year-old son Christian—were also attendance, as well as Diddy’s 24-year-old son Justin Dior Combs (from his relationship with fashion designer Misa Hylton-Brim) and Quincy’s biological father Al. B Sure.

The whole family happily posed alongside Quincy in front of the poster for his new movie, which features Quincy and his co-star, actress Kat Graham.

Though Porter’s official cause of death has not yet been revealed, sources close to the former model told TMZ that she had been sick with flu-like symptoms (possibly pneumonia) for several weeks, which would mean that she was sick at the time of Quincy’s movie premiere, however, you can’t tell just by looking at the photos. Porter looked happy and proud to have her family together, supporting her first-born’s success.

The night of the premiere, Quincy shared a video from Netflix HQ on Instagram, writing in the caption: “Simply Happy! Premiere Night! #TheHolidayCalendar.”

In the video, he calls over his little sisters and mom, saying “I’ve got my fam here.” Porter smiles and throws up the peace sign before saying “Yes! So proud of Quincy.” You can hear her laugh at the end of the clip as Quincy says “I’m happy!”

Quincy also posted a photo of him with his mom and sisters as Porter leans in to kiss him on the cheek. He captioned that pic: “The LOVE is right here.”

Porter also posted photos of her and her family on Instagram in a gallery that also included individual pics of Quincy with his adopted father, his biological father, and his movie co-stars.

“When the Whole #Qrew shows up for @Quincy screening of NETFLIX Christmas movie HOLIDAY CALENDAR a must see…” she wrote in the caption. “I laughed I cried I got in the holiday spirit but most of all I got to see @quincy live out his Dream #proudmom #blendedfamily #netflixmovies”

Check out more photos of Quincy, Kim and their family at the premiere of The Holiday Calendar below:

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Whitney Houston Shades Paula Abdul in Documentary Trailer: “That Girl Is Singing Off-Key on the Record!”

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Whitney Houston was known for her voice, but she was also known for something else: Her hilariously shady comments!

Whitney was hella talented, but she was also hella funny. Remember when she went all the way AWF on Wendy Williams back in 2003? The entire 24-minute interview was full of gems, but one moment stood out more than the rest.

At one point in the “discussion,” Whitney basically told ole girl to “cash [her] ousside” and called Wendy out for her looks. Whitney’s words exactly: “If this were back in the day in Newark, I’d meet you outside” and “I’m sure when you look at yourself in the mirror you have some reservations about your look, too … I’ve seen you! I KNOW how you look!”

And we can’t forget that Diane Sawyer interview when, in response to allegations that she was a drug abuser, particularly of the crack cocaine variety, she got homegirl all the way together. “First of all, let’s get one thing straight,” she said while grabbing a mug of tea. “Crack is cheap. I’ve made too much money to ever smoke crack. We don’t do crack. We don’t do that. Crack is wack!”

Responding to rumors and tabloid headlines that she spent $730,000 on her drug habit, she then uttered the now iconic words, which we use in the blogs and on social media all the time to prove whether or not something is real: “I WANNA SEE THE RECEIPTS!

So, yeah, Whitney Houston was a trip. This we know. But what we didn’t know was the stuff she said behind closed doors. And in the trailer for her upcoming documentary “Whitney,” we get to see a ton of behind the scenes footage, including a moment where she shades the fawk out of Paula Abdul, who was her industry rival at the time.

Whitney was sitting down with her mother, Cissy Houston, and was talking about the perils of fame when she brought Paula Abdul into the discussion. “Now, one thing, Paula Abdul ain’t sh*t,” Houston said. “That girl is singing off-key on the record.”

When I saw that trailer for the first time, that one line took me OWT, I tell you, and I will definitely be going to the theaters to see the documentary when it is released on July 6th.

The film, directed by Kevin Macdonald promises to showcase an “unprecedented, unflinching and honest” portrait of the late singer and it features interviews with many of her close friends and family members who were ready to spill all kinds of Whitney tea on camera.

But all of it isn’t full of laughs. One heartbreaking revelation from Whitney’s past was that she was sexually abused by her older cousin, Dianne Warwick’s sister Dee Dee Warwick.

RELATED: Whitney Houston Was Molested By Dionne Warwick’s Sister Dee Dee, Family & Friends Claim in New Documentary

Whitney’s longtime assistant Mary Jones claims that being molested by her older cousin made Whitney question her own sexuality and contributed to her problems with alcohol and drug abuse, though Whitney never spoke publicly about her own alleged drug abuse.

Jones says in the documentary, “I think she was ashamed… she used to say, ‘I wonder if I did something to make [Dee Dee] think I wanted her.’ I said, ‘Stop. A predator is a predator is a predator.’ If Cissy had known, she would have done something about it, because Cissy loves her children.’”

“We always wanted our film to be a corrective to that tabloid story,” said producer Simon Chinn. “These are specific revelations that I think will get people to a deeper understanding of who Whitney was and in many ways redeem her as a person.”

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