Jordan Klepper Reacts To Being Arrested While Filming New Comedy Central Show At Protest In Atlanta – Update
UPDATED with Klepper’s Instagram post: Jordan Klepper has a criminal record. The Daily Show alum and former host of The Opposition was arrested this morning in Atlanta while filming for his upcoming new Comedy Central series at a protest about undocumented students, Deadline has confirmed.
Klepper was shooting at a Board of Regents meeting in the Georgia Capitol Building when he and others we ordered to leave. When they didn’t, members of the group were busted by the… Read
Fox News Contributor Lisa Daftari Has Rutgers Speech Canceled – Islamophobia Cited
Rutgers University has canceled a speaking event for Lisa Daftari, a regular Fox News contributor, after some students accused her of Islamophobia.
Ironically, Daftari, who is a Rutgers alumna and Iranian Jew, was set to speak on "Radicalism on College Campuses" and free speech at universities.
A student led petition drove the cancellation. Adeel Ahmad, president of the university's RU Progressives student organization, was the originator of the movement ot ban Daftari… Read
Amazon Raises Minimum Wage For All U.S. Workers To $15 An Hour
Under fire for its compensation of workers, Amazon said it is boosting the minimum wage it pays all workers to $15 an hour in the U.S. starting in November.
The move affects more than 350,000 employees (from a global workforce of 575,000) who are in full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal roles. Workers in customer service or operations, some of whom already make $15 an hour, will get pay raises.
In the UK, Amazon said, the minimum wage will be 10.50 pounds an hour… Read
Paramount Targeted By Hispanic Protestors Over “Dismal” Hiring Record
More than 60 protesters, chanting "Latinos excluded, time to be included," picketed outside Paramount Pictures' main gate today to call attention to the studio's "dismal hiring record of Latino talent." The protest was called by leaders of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the National Latino Media Council, and the National Latino Media Council, which announced a boycott of the studio last month.
NHMC says that its research has found that Paramount "has the worst… Read
Donald Trump Says Kneeling NFL Players “Unable To Define” Protests; Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Proves Otherwise
Adding a new and ugly twist to one of his favorite fall-back techniques for rallying the base, President Donald Trump appeared to question either the intelligence or the motivations of professional football players who protest during the National Anthem.
“The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted this morning, following last night’s kneel-downs and raised fists at some preseason games… Read
Pussy Riot Disrupts World Cup With On-Field Protest
Russia’s Pussy Riot anarchists briefly disrupted the World Cup game between France and Croatia , sending four people dressed as police onto the field and stopping the game.
The group claimed responsibility via Twitter and said the protest was a message to free political prisoners. The group managed to evade the numerous stewards on the sidelines to get onto the pitch, where one made it to midfield and high-fived France forward Kylian Mbappe.
Another protester was detained… Read
NFL Anthem Protest Leader Colin Kaepernick: Police Actions Are “Lawful Lynching”
As much as the National Football League was hoping the off-season would help its efforts to make fans forget about the kneeling during the national anthem protests, it’s still alive and kicking.
On Saturday, Amnesty International gave former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his role in leading the national anthem protests. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam.
Kaepernick has been unable to find a job in the NFL since… Read
Jenna Fischer Recounts Student Protests That Halted Her Book-Tour Event In Indiana
Splitting Up Together star and recently published author Jenna Fischer took to social media to today to describe an event Tuesday night in Indiana at which student protesters interrupted her book-signing and Q&A event.
The Office alum said she was alerted by reps of DePauw University in Greencastle that there might be demonstratons during her presentation — and indeed there were. There have been a number of recent incidents on and off campus involving racial, homophobic… Read