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Ashley Tisdale, Yara Shahidi And More Take To Twitter To Call Out President Trump Following Charlottesville Response

Celebs continue to go off on Trump-1Donald Trump hasn’t even been president of the U.S. for a year and things are not looking good, unless, of course, if you’re a neo-nazi or white nationalist. Those are the two groups of people President Trump seems to support after putting blame for the violent Charlottesville rally on the anti-hate protesters along with the neo-nazi/white supremacists.

“You had people that were very fine people on both sides. Not all those people were neo-Nazis, not all those people were white supremacists,” the president said a day after finally condemning the violent acts that took place in Virginia over the weekend. The comments quickly sparked outrage among the left and right wing side of the political spectrum and had many stars taking to social media to voice their opinions.
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Yara Shahidi Pens Passionate Essay About Diversity In The Media

Yara Shahidi Pens Passionate Essay About Diversity In The Media featureYara Shahidi continues to fire on all cylinders of wokeness. The “Grown-ish” actress has published a lengthy essay arguing for the merits of on-screen diversity and cultural shifts in a special section of Vice. Across hundreds of words and with an accompanying photoshoot by Petra Collins, Yara made the case for bringing more diversity to television.

“When we talk about diversity on screen we’re not just talking about color; we’re talking about gender identity, fluidity, and sexual identity,” Yara writes in the essay’s first lines. “We want to talk about identity in a deeply multifaceted way because our definition of diversity has, and must, continue to expand.”

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Zendaya, Yara Shahidi And Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui Bring Politics To The 2017 Teen Choice Awards

Zendaya, Yara Shahidi And Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui Bring Politics To The 2017 Teen Choice Awards featureAfter a tumultuous weekend full of non-stop coverage of the heart-breaking hate tearing Charlottesville, Virginia, apart, many might’ve thought the 2017 Teen Choice Awards on Fox would be relatively sanitized of the news. The award show best known for giving teens a chance to vote might’ve liked it if politics stayed off stage all together–which could explain why Miley Cyrus bailed. But those hopes were dashed by several stars who refused to let the night pass without some commentary on current events.

Regular social justice icon Zendaya took the stage after winning Choice Summer Movie Actress and spoke out during her acceptance speech. Rocking a dazzling sequined suit and her big curls, Zendaya eased her way into a conversation about politics, saying, “Right now, I want to talk to all the young people in the audience.” After getting the screaming crowd to settle down and listen, she

“With all the injustice and the hatred and everything that is happening not only in the world but in our country, right now I need for you young people–I need you guys to be educated,” she said. “I need you to listen. I need you to pay attention.” The crowd gave her a big cheer before she continued.

“And I need you to go ahead and understand that you have a voice and it is okay to use it when you see something bad happening,” she said. “Do not let people tell you what you think you should feel.” Zendaya called out all the future world leaders in the room and asked them to take their responsibilities “very, very seriously.”

The oblique references to the tragedy in Charlottesville may have been negotiated carefully with the Teen Choice Awards team. While Zendaya managed to give an inspiring speech without mentioning any of the weekend’s buzzwords, her friend Yara Shahidi wasn’t so coy on the blue carpet ahead of the show.

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Zendaya, Lauren Jauregui And More Celebs React To The Violent White Supremacist Rally In Charlottesville

Zendaya, Lauren Jauregui and more tweet shock about Virginia-1The world was rocked with the news that in 2017, there would be a time when neo-Nazis and white supremacies would march along the streets with flaming torches. However, that is exactly what happened late Friday night and early Saturday morning in Charlottesville, Virginia when a group of angry protesters began chanting “You will not replace us” on the campus of University of Virginia.

The rally soon became violent when the angry mob began fighting anti-hate protesters, and, at one point, a man drove his car into a crowd of innocent people and killed a woman. During all of these violent acts of hate, there was one question on everyone’s mind.
Zendaya, Lauren Jauregui and more tweet shock about Virginia-9Not only was there no police force present, even after the governor declared a state of emergency, but President Donald Trump failed to condemn the actions of the white supremacists and right wing extremists.

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Yara Shahidi’s “Black-ish” Spin-Off Gets A New Name

Yara Shahidi's Black-ish Spin-Off Gets A New Name featureYara Shahidi is headed off to start her freshman year at Harvard this fall. To mirror her real-world journey, her character Zoey on the ABC sitcom “Black-ish” is getting her own spin-off as she heads to school, too.

Yara announced the new name via Instagram, where she just passed a million followers. The new show is officially called “Grown-ish,” a clever nod to the original series. It’s also a much better title than what was being kicked around on the show’s official Instagram before the new announcement.

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