THE self proclaimed "cancel culture" targeted their next victim in pop star Taylor Swift. Celebrities are often the target of the "cancel culture", and this time around Swift was targeted after "Taylor Swift is over party" began trending on Twitter the afternoon of March 3. Why is 'Taylor Swift is over party' trending? The trend started when Swift 's fans decided to flood singer John Mayer's TikTok account. The singer recently joined the social media platform and shared his first TikTok video. However, he was welcomed by Swift's fans who held him accountable for breaking her heart years back. The pop star's fans began leaving hateful comments under Mayer's TikTok post. Some included comments like, "Omg isn’t this that old guy Taylor Swift wrote the song about." Another user wrote, "We ain’t forget what you did to Taylor, John." At the same time, folks on Twitter began digging up Swift's past and shared pictures of why they thought she should be cancelled. … [Read more...] about Why is ‘Taylor Swift is over party’ trending?
A Bridgerton actress who was criticised for her weight after posting images of her Golden Globes outfit on Instagram has called for actors to be judged for their work, not their body. Nicola Coughlan posted a photo of her wearing a pastel yellow Molly Goddard evening dress and cropped black cardigan for the Golden Globes virtual red carpet on Sunday night. Despite a host of likes and positive responses - including from the designer herself - a comment from one journalist calling the 34-year-old "the fat girl from Bridgerton" quickly took the conversation in a negative direction. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) Big Calf podcast host Amanda Richards wrote: "The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes [because] no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you're a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about … [Read more...] about Bridgerton star hits back at podcast host’s ‘fat’ jibe after Golden Globes appearance
SPAIN is looking at introducing UK travel corridors again this summer for Brits if the vaccine passport scheme doesn't go ahead. Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés said if the immunisation certificate does not succeed, Spain is willing to consider bilateral agreements and corridors "with third countries", according to the Spanish press. This would include the UK. He explained: "The way to allow travel in Europe must be decided at the level of the European Union but if those decisions cannot be taken, we will think of other solutions such as corridors, green corridors with third countries that can help us to restart tourist flows." He said that the vaccination rollout in the UK meant that the summer is looking likely for Brits to return . Bookings to Spanish hotspots are already soaring following Boris Johnson's announcement of his roadmap to freedom which could see life return to normal by June 21. Mr. Valdés said decisions on allowing travel must … [Read more...] about Boost for Spanish holidays as country plans ‘green corridors’ for UK travel if vaccine passports don’t go ahead
The United Nations said on Tuesday that it has received two "contradictory" letters about Myanmar's representative at the assembly as the junta pushed to suspend the envoy over his anti-coup statement. The move comes as domestic and international tensions rise over the military coup that ousted Myanmar's elected leadership on February 1. "We are in a very unique situation we have not seen in a long time," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. "We are trying to sort through all the legal, protocol and other implications." The Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed Kyaw Moe Tun had pleaded with the UN to take "the strongest possible action from the international community" to defend democracy in his country. Watch video 02:19 Share Pressure mounts on Myanmar military Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3q7nd Pressure mounts on Myanmar … [Read more...] about Myanmar junta gets in legitimacy row with envoy to UN
Half of Germans believe the EU has handled the coronavirus vaccine rollout badly , according to a survey released by pollsters Kekst CNC on Wednesday. The poll cited 51% of German respondents saying EU institutions had done a poor job of acquiring jabs, a view shared by 35% of French and 24% of Swedish respondents. German voters say the vaccine rollout has been too slow "In Germany more people now disapprove of the EU than approve of its pandemic response for the first time," the report said. It also found that 46% believed the German government had handled the rollout poorly. "Responsibility is landing on politicians rather than business," the survey found. Kekst CNC conducted the poll last month amid a row between Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and the European Commission. The EU executive has taken up the role of negotiating vaccine contracts. Merkel set to extend lockdown The apparent shift in public mood comes as German Chancellor Angela … [Read more...] about Germans unhappy with EU’s handling of vaccine scheme