Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII, YouTube comedy star announced a break from creating videos to focus on her mental health, joining more content creators on hiatus. https://twitter.com/CanadaMoments/status/1062493043272540160 Singh, 30 shared the news in a video titled "I'll see you soon" through her YouTube channel to over 14 million fans. She admits being "physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted" after creating content for eight years and could be "mentally healthier". She does not mention how long the hiatus will be saying it "could be a week, a month maybe more". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5OfFk5c01o The news follows after multiple youtubers reach a stage of burn out amidst peak popularity on the platform. In September, Lucy Moon, another vlogger and youtube
The problem with Apu is finally being addressed, as the Simpsons discuss removing the character to stop controversy. The fictional Kwik-E-Mart store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was brought into question in the 2017 documentary called “The Problem with Apu” written and directed by Hari Kondabolu. The documentary questioned the use of a white actor to voice the “stereotypical Indian accent;” Hank Azaria, the voice of Apu quoted in the Guardian at a table read. Kondabolu said to SF Weekly, “The punch line to every joke is he’s Indian. I mean, how many jokes do I need to hear about multi-armed gods and arranged marriages and how many people there are in India?” https://twitter.com/barneyboos/status/1057647982382927872 Rival of the Simpsons, South Park addressed the debate in an episo
Officials confirm Eleven people have been killed and six injured after a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. The gunman, Robert Bowers, reported to be 46, has been taken into custody after opening fire during a service at the synagogue. He is currently receiving treatment at the Mercy Hospital in the city. The shooting took place during a service, as the local Jewish population gathered to mark the Sabbath. US media has reported that the gunman entered the service armed with two pistols and an assault rifle. KDKA reported that the suspect was “crawling and injured” when he was taken by the SWAT team. Police officials told the local media that the gunman had been heard shouting "All Jews must die" as he entered the building.
MP’s plan to introduce a bill this Tuesday which could decriminalize abortion in Northern Ireland. Labour MP Diana Johnson and members from five other parties will put pressure on Theresa May to repeal the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act which enforced maximum life imprisonment on any woman who sought an abortion. https://twitter.com/DianaJohnsonMP/status/1053982515898343424 The bill, if passed, will ensure no woman from the UK will risk a life sentence for ending her own pregnancy. The 1967 Abortion Act did not extend to Northern Ireland and because of this, women have had to make journeys to England, Wales and Scotland to access essential medical treatment. A recent Amnesty International poll found that 72% of Northern Irish people support a change in the abortion law- s