On World Philosophy Day, the ideas of groundbreaking thinkers like Immanuel Kant, David Hume, and Martin Heidegger will be shared and celebrated across the globe. But at a time when the focus on writers of European descent in Western universities is being questioned, should we think twice about exalting the ideas of people who were racist and xenophobic? And can you separate a philosopher's identity from their ideas? Once confined to dusty university libraries and lecture theatres, philosophy has hit the headlines of late: more specifically, the debate surrounding philosophy and race. "They Kant be serious!" exclaimed a recent Daily Mail headline on a story that a group called Decolonise Our Minds at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London was campaigning to include more philosophers of colour in the curriculum. They argued that SOAS and other Western universities favour texts by white, male philosophers, at the expense of Eastern thought (although this is itself a … [Read more...] about Is Western philosophy racist and xenophobic?
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AXED I’m A Celebrity campmate Jack Maynard has revealed his shame over propositioning a 14-year-old, joking about rape and using racist and gay slurs – branding himself an “idiot”.The YouTuber was removed from the hit ITV show after just 72 hours amid a string of revelations about his behaviour online when he was a teenager.In an emotional exclusive interview, the 22-year-old admitted his behaviour was “absolutely disgraceful”.He said: “There’s absolutely no excuse for what I said. I don’t know what I was thinking in ever posting anything like that online.“I am truly, truly, truly sorry about all of the past comments I made.“They’re totally unacceptable and I’m praying that people learn from this and don’t make the same mistakes that I did — really think about what you’re going to do and how many people it could hurt.”A day after Jack entered the Australian jungle, The Sun revealed he … [Read more...] about I’m A Celebrity’s Jack Maynard opens up to The Sun over racist and homophobic tweets and propositioning 14-year-old girl
JACK Maynard sensationally left the I’m A Celebrity 2017 jungle after only three shows.He hit the headlines for racist and homophobic slurs before it was revealed he begged a 14-year-old girl to send him nude pictures online. Here’s what we know…Jack, 23, was born November 23, 1994, and is a YouTuber from Brighton.He is famous for his self-titled channel where he posts vlogs, challenges, and occasional comedy skit videos for his 1.2 million subscribers.Before his web career, he worked as a personal trainer.Jack’s older brother is the singer Conor Maynard, who had a string of hit singles and UK No.1 album when he burst onto the scene in 2012.On Tuesday, November 21, Ant and Dec shocked viewers by saying Jack had left the show at the start of that night’s show.As the pair made the announcement, a spokesperson for the YouTube star released a statement confirming the 23-year-old was leaving the jungle.It said: “In the last few days Jack has … [Read more...] about Who is Jack Maynard and why did he leave I’m A Celebrity 2017? YouTube star removed from ITV show for asking to see 14-year-old’s ‘boobs’
JACK Maynard failed to address asking a 14-year-old girl to send him nude pictures as he broke his silence in an emotional video apology on Thursday.The 23-year-old YouTuber was booted off I’m A Celeb after he begged a 14-year-old fan to send him nude pictures online, however in his apology which clocked up half a million views in seven hours, he only addressed his racist and homophobic tweets.As he sat on a bed and spoke to the camera he said: “Growing up online is hard and I just beg that you don’t make the same mistakes as I did.“I was young back then, I had nothing, I wasn’t doing anything, and that’s not an excuse whatsoever.”Becoming emotional he said: “I’m so gutted and I’m embarrassed, I’m so embarrassed that all of this has happened now.“I never wanted to make anything like this, I feel like I’ve let you guys down so much, I was young, I was stupid, I was careless I just wasn’t … [Read more...] about I’m A Celeb’s Jack Maynard fails to apologise for begging a 14-year-old to ‘see her boobs’ and labelling her an ‘ugly freak’
JACK Maynard is a YouTube vlogger who left I’m A Celebrity 2017 after just three days.The internet star was rocked by headlines he had posted racist and homophobic slurs before he joined the show – and more damaging revelations have since emerged. Here’s the latest…On Tuesday, November 21, Ant and Dec shocked viewers by saying Jack had left the show at the start of that night’s show.As the pair made the announcement, a spokesperson for the YouTube star released a statement confirming the 23-year-old was leaving the jungle.It said: “In the last few days Jack has been the subject of a succession of media stories which, given his position as a contestant on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ – filmed in the Australian jungle, with no contact with the outside world, he has been unable to respond to.“Since it is only fair that everyone should be aware of any allegations made against them and should … [Read more...] about Why did Jack Maynard leave I’m A Celebrity 2017 and what were the tweets and messages he sent?
JACK Maynard sensationally left the I'm A Celebrity 2017 jungle after only three shows.He hit the headlines for racist and homophobic slurs before it was revealed he begged a 14-year-old girl to send him nude pictures online. Here's what we know...Jack, 23, was born November 23, 1994, and is a YouTuber from Brighton.He is famous for his self-titled channel where he posts vlogs, challenges, and occasional comedy skit videos for his 1.2 million subscribers.Before his web career, he worked as a personal trainer.Jack's older brother is the singer Conor Maynard, who had a string of hit singles and UK No.1 album when he burst onto the scene in 2012.On Tuesday, November 21, Ant and Dec shocked viewers by saying Jack had left the show at the start of that night's show.As the pair made the announcement, a spokesperson for the YouTube star released a statement confirming the 23-year-old was leaving the jungle.It said: "In the last few days Jack has been the subject of a succession of … [Read more...] about Who is Jack Maynard and why did he leave I’m A Celebrity 2017? YouTube star axed from ITV show for asking to see 14-year-old’s ‘boobs’
THE arguments for and mostly against Donald Trump have been played out endlessly, on television, these past few months.Generally, it’s the rest of the media versus Piers Morgan, which would, under normal rules, confirm my own prejudices.However, if there’s one group I’ve really had a bellyful of recently, it’s our dressing-up-box community.You know, Ewan, JK, Stephen, Ken, Hugh, Meryl the martyr and the gang, who don’t just use non-political events to push their own agenda, they leave you in no doubt that failure to comply means you are the very embodiment of all that is sexist, racist and evil. As bad luck would have it then . . .It was the film Baftas, on Sunday night, which came to us almost live from Mount Olympus (the Albert Hall), where the scene was only half set by BBC News reporter Will Gompertz, who did warn viewers the ceremony might get political.But then he ruined it by adding this was something: “We maybe haven’t … [Read more...] about From Stephen Fry and Ken Loach to Meryl Streep.. The Baftas gave stars yet another platform to fume over Trump
BIG Brother's Ryan Ruckledge has been bombarded with vile abuse and death threats after admitting he has no idea who Donald Trump is.The reality star took to Twitter today to ask fans why the president elect's name was in the news, and he came under fire after admitting he thought Trump had just been voted in as British prime minister.Ryan started tweeting about Trump this morning shortly after the controversial Republican was voted in as the 45th president of the United States.He declared that he felt sorry for the Celebrity Apprentice star because of all the negative attention he was receiving, and asked: "What's he done wrong?"The Big Brother reject went on to offer Trump tea and biscuits, much to the outrage of his followers.Ryan wrote: "Who the actual f**k is Donald Trump and why is the world going nuts for him??"What's he done wrong poor guy!! Everyone hates he poor guy..."#DonaldTrump can come my house for a brew and a biscuit he's getting a hard time today!"What's going on … [Read more...] about Big Brother star Ryan Ruckledge bombarded with vile abuse and death threats after admitting he has no idea who Donald Trump is
AZEALIA Banks has never been one to shy away from VERY public feuds - but her latest target might be the toughest one yet after she butted heads with songstress Rihanna.The all-out war between the pair started after Azealia took exception to celebrities speaking out against Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'.Rihanna proved to be the final straw for the 212 star, after she wrote: "Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!"Azealia then responded with: "As far as Rihanna (who isn't a citizen, and can't vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down."Stop chastising the president. It's stupid and pathetic to watch. All of these confused people confuse other confused people."The pair then exchanged a heated debate over Instagram photos and comments, with Ri posting a pouty selfie and responding to a … [Read more...] about Rihanna and Azealia Banks feud gets nasty as they tweet each other’s phone numbers to fans
PAOLO DI CANIO has hit back at claims he is a racist and revealed his fascist tattoos shows the mistakes he has made in his life.But the ex-Sunderland boss did reveal his admiration for leader of Benito Mussolini - leader of the National Fascist Party before claiming his infamous Roman greeting was the worst decision of his life.Di Canio was sacked as Sky Italia pundit in September last year after his bicep tattoo, a tribute to Mussolini, was visible on live television. Keep up to date with ALL the FOOTBALL news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryBut the former striker wants to put the record straight by claiming he "does not have a thing of racism" inside of him.Speaking to Corriere della Sera, he said: "Look at Trevor Sinclair, the genius of Shaka Hislop who ended his career as a goalkeeper to become a nuclear engineer. Chris Powell. Teammates, friends, lads of colour.“Phil Spencer, my English agent, is a … [Read more...] about ‘I’m not racist. My tattoos show my errors’ Paolo di Canio says his infamous ‘Roman greeting’ is the worst decision of his life