Why People Are Freaking Out On Gina Rodriguez, Mia Khalifa, Mormon Church Outrage & Trump on Turkey

Why People Are Freaking Out On Gina Rodriguez, Mia Khalifa, Mormon Church Outrage & Trump on Turkey

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up, hit that like button, and let’s just jump in to it. And the first thing we’re
gonna talk about today is… If at any point today I seem low-energy or less than enthusiastic,
it is because… well, I’m just sick. Luckily, it doesn’t appear to be in any way connected to my surgery. It’s just that I am a Father of two, and children are tiny
little germ factories. But, yeah, this has been
a less than ideal week. Anyway, moving on. And then we had Jane the
Virgin star Gina Rodriguez back in the news. And if you haven’t seen, Rodriguez is back in hot water, having reignited accusations that she’s anti-black. This time, after posting a video to her Instagram story
of her using the N-word, or, rather, more specifically, in the now-deleted post, Rodriguez, who is a Chicago native of Puerto Rican descent rapped along with Lauryn Hill’s part on
Ready or Not by The Fugees. ♪ Voodoo ♪ ♪ I can do what you do ♪ ♪ Believe me ♪ ♪ (Beep) give me hee-bee-gee-bees ♪ – So, this is uploaded, and people flock to Twitter to react, with reactions like, “Gina Rodriguez has
proven time and time again to be anti-black. Now she’s out here saying the N-word and posting it on Instagram. Nobody let her crocodile-tear
her way out of this one. She’s over.”, and that’s seemingly
in reference to a time that she was facing backlash before. She went on Sway in the
Morning and she cried. Another writing, “Gina Rodriguez is an example of the bold anti-blackness
of non-black people of color. Black people keep telling ya’ll not to use our reclaimed slurs, and here you go on your
IG story mouthing along to a song saying the N-word,
playing all in our faces. Ugly, racist, and disrespectful.” Now, following the post and the backlash, we saw Gina Rodriguez apologize. – Hey, what’s up everybody? I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to The Fugees, to a song I love, that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill. And I really am sorry if I offended you. – Really, that apology ended up just bringing another wave of backlash from people who argue that she wasn’t directly addressing the issue. One tweet noting those two parts, “I’m sorry if I offended anyone. By singing along to The Fugees. This is an example of someone
being deliberately obtuse. Gina Rodriguez knows she offended people, not for singing a song
but for saying the N-word. If the apology is going to be
insincere, just keep quiet.” And, so, following this
second wave of backlash, Gina Rodriguez issued a second apology, this time going into the
Notes app and saying, “In song or in real life, the words that I spoke should not have been spoken,” and adding, “The word
I sang carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain
that I cannot even imagine. Whatever consequences I
face for my actions today, none will be more hurtful than the personal remorse I feel. Watching my own video playing back at me has shaken me to my core. It is humiliating that this
has to be a public lesson, but it is indeed a much-deserved lesson. I feel so deeply
protective and responsible to the community of color, but I have let this community down. I have some serious
learning and growing to do, and I am deeply sorry for
the pain I have caused.” And that is essentially the story. And, I’d really love to
know your thoughts on this, because this is kind of just more of a high-profile example
of a story and controversy that we’ve seen in the past. Right, the argument and debate about the use of the N-word in music. If the context and intent
of someone singing along with the song completely
changes the situation so it is no longer offensive, or, no, as we saw someone argue earlier, it is a reclaimed slur, so
only some people get to say it. Right, no matter the intent,
no matter the context. But, yeah, I’d really love to
know your thoughts on this. Then, briefly, let’s talk about Utah. If you’re unaware,
there’s this proposed ban on conversion therapy in the state. A ban that would reportedly
prohibit Utah psychologists from engaging in LGBTQ
conversion therapy with minors. And the reason we’re
talking about this today is that the Mormon Church, The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints, has come out against the ban, saying it quote fails to protect individual religious beliefs and does not account
for important realities of gender identity in the
development of children. And in response to this
statement and stance, you have LGBTQ+ advocacy
group Equality Utah tweet, “Let’s be clear. Studies have found that more than 60% of children subjected to
conversion therapy attempt suicide. It’s long past time to protect youth from this dangerous practice.” And as far as my reaction to this, I mean, well, one, I’m not surprised the Mormon Church has this stance. You just kind of look at the history of what they’ve done or
fought for politically. And, two, it is my personal belief that conversion therapy
should be banned everywhere. Notably, the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric
Association oppose it, with the APA also noting last year that, “attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation carries with it ‘a significant risk of harm by subjecting individuals
to forms of treatment which have not been
scientifically validated,” and noting that, “no
credible evidence exists that any mental health intervention can reliably and safely
change sexual orientation.” And I will say, I despise this argument that we’re somehow attacking someone’s individual religious beliefs by banning a horrid and abusive practice. And I will say, if you’re
somehow still on board with conversion therapy, just do a little of your own research, look into the stories of those who were subjected to conversion therapy. It’s a horrible, abusive,
dangerous practice, and that’s where I’ll leave that one. But, from that, I wanna share
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talk about this big news and these updates around the escalating situation
involving Turkey and Syria. Now, quick refresher
to get you up to speed. The last Wednesday,
Turkey officially launched a military offensive, sending air strikes and ground forces into northern Syria. And this, notably, just days after the White House issued a statement saying that Turkey would be going ahead with its long-planned military
operation in Syria. Also noting that the U.S. Armed Forces would not support or be
involved in the operation, and also adding that U.S. military forces will no longer be in the immediate area. And that announcement appeared to come after a call between Trump and
Turkey’s President Erdogan, who claims the military operation is necessary to clear Kurdish groups in the region that Turkey
believes are terrorists, but, and this is a huge but, one of the main groups Turkey is fighting is the Syrian Democratic Forces, who have been a key ally
of The United States in the fight against ISIS. U.S. forces recruited, trained, and fought alongside the SDF for years. And not only has the SDF done the bulk of fighting against ISIS on the ground in northern Syria, they have also been the
main people guarding tens of thousands of captured ISIS fighters and their families. And, so, following this, Trump got a ton of backlash for
this move from both sides. Even getting called out by some of his main supporters like Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell, with many arguing that Trump had basically given Turkey a green light to go ahead and start a war, and kill a U.S. ally. Others also argue that
in addition to sending a really bad message about how The United States treats its allies, this move would also
allow ISIS to regroup. This, because the Kurdish forces would now be fighting a military attack, so they wouldn’t be able
to keep a stable hold on the region or stop ISIS fighters from escaping from the camp. And, at this point,
Trump, for his part, said that he opposes the Turkish invasion and that his administration
had warned Erdogan not to do it, but he also said that the Turkish military operation was inevitable because
of a long history between the Turks and the Kurds. But, around this, many
experts, law-makers, and world leaders have said that Turkey didn’t start the attack until after Trump announced that
he was removing U.S. forces from the region. And so then on Sunday, we saw U.S. Secretary of
Defense Mark Esper say this while speaking on
CBS’s Face The Nation. – So, I spoke with the
President last night, after discussions with the
rest of national security team, and he directed that we begin a deliberate withdraw of
forces from northern Syria. – Esper didn’t say exactly when or how many troops would be withdrawn, but he did tell Fox News the same day that the number would be less than 1,000, although that doesn’t really clear up much because The United States
only had about 1,000 troops in the region, so, really, they couldn’t withdraw more than 1,000. Also, notably, this
announcement came amid reports from Kurdish officials
and others in the area that 800 people held in
ISIS prisons broke free. Around this, Erdogan responded by saying the claims were
disinformation intended to provoke The United States and others. But, still, Kurdish forces maintain that this was a serious security threat. And you also had others arguing that it just proved that Kurdish forces were stretched too thin
by the U.S. withdrawing, also saying that Esper’s announcement that the U.S. was
removing even more troops would just make the situation worse. And then, just hours after
Esper’s announcement, Kurdish leaders announced
that they had struck a deal with the government of Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad. Right, and saying that
the Syrian government would be sending troops to
help the Kurds fight Turkey. And this is a massive deal because Assad’s government
is backed by Russia and Iran. Right, and so many people who have been critical of the removal of U.S. forces in Syria have argued that this is just going to pave the way for Russian forces allied with the Syrian government to fill this power vacuum created by The United States leaving the region. So, this is being described as a huge turning point in
Syria’s eight-year-long war, because it represents a notable shift in influence, from The
United States to Russia. Now, responding to the move, we saw Trump on Monday tweet, “After defeating 100%
of the ISIS Caliphate, I largely moved our troops out of Syria. Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land. I said to my generals, why should we be fighting for Syria and Assad to protect
the land of our enemy? Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China,
or Napoleon Bonaparte. I hope they all do great,
we are 7,000 miles away!” And it appears that Russia was like, “Sounds great!” because yesterday Russia announced that they would be sending their own troops to patrol between Turkish and Syrian forces. Now, meanwhile, Trump has maintained that he will try to mediate between Turkey and the Kurds, and also that if Turkey does anything that he doesn’t want, he’ll go after them economically. And, to that point, Trump also tweeted on Monday a statement announcing, “I will soon be issuing an executive order authorizing the imposition of
sanctions against current and former officials of
the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing
actions in northeast Syria.” He added that steel tariffs will be increased by 50% and that The United States will
stop negotiations quote with respect to a
$100,000,000,000 trade deal with Turkey, also adding that The Order will authorize a broad range of consequences including
financial sanctions, blocking of property, and barring
entry into The United States. And, notably, his announcement came just after a series of tweets from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Lindsey Graham. Graham saying the two had met to discuss congressional actions in terms of Turkey and Syria saying, “Speaker supports bipartisan sanctions against Turkey’s outrages in Syria. She also believes we should show support for Kurdish allies and is concerned about the reemergence of ISIS.” With Pelosi tweeting, “As we find ourselves in a situation where the President gave a green light to the Turks to bomb and
effectively unleashed ISIS, we must have a stronger sanctions package than what the White House is suggesting.” And then, in another separate rebuke of the President, the House today passed a resolution formally
condemning Trump’s move to remove U.S. troops from northern Syria. As we’ve seen, you know,
this was across party lines. This had overwhelming bipartisan support. The condemnation reportedly
passing with 354 votes. Also, on Monday, per a
Washington Post report, Trump called for a cease-fire. The Post also quoting
Vice President Mike Pence, saying that Trump called
Erdogan on Monday and quote, “communicated to him very clearly that The United States of America wants Turkey to stop the invasion, to implement an immediate cease-fire, and to begin to negotiate
with Kurdish forces in Syria to bring an end to the violence.” But, yesterday, we saw
Erdogan explicitly reject a cease-fire, saying, “They say ‘declare a cease-fire’. We will never declare a cease-fire. They are pressuring us
to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions.” And just today, Erdogan called for Syrian fighters to
lay down their weapons and leave the region immediately. And this announcement comes as Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to travel to Turkey today to meet with Erdogan to try to mediate the crisis and press for a cease-fire. But, also here there’ve
been conflicting reports about whether or not
Erdogan will actually meet with Pence or Pompeo. Initially, he told Sky News, “I am standing tall. I will not meet with them. They will meet with their counterparts. I will speak when Trump comes.” But then, later, his
communications director said on Twitter, “Earlier today, the
President told Sky News that he won’t receive a U.S. delegation that is visiting Ankara today. He does plan to meet
the U.S. delegation led by VP tomorrow, as confirmed
in the below statement to the Turkish press.” But even if they do
meet, Erdogan said today that Turkey wouldn’t broker
a truce because quote, “They have never in its history sat down at a table with terrorist groups.”, and adding, “We are not looking for
a mediator for that. Nobody can stop us.” Also, interestingly, today Trump disputed the claim that Erdogan would
not declare a cease-fire. – [Reporter] Are you
okay with Erdogan saying that he is not going to do a cease-fire? – He didn’t say that at all. – Also saying this of the Kurds. – And the Kurds are much safer right now, but the Kurds know how to fight, and, as I said, they’re not angels. They’re not angels. If you take a look, you have to go back and take a look. But, they fought with us. We paid a lot of money
for them to fight with us, and that’s okay. – He also seemed to echo what Erdogan said when Kurdish forces reported that ISIS prisoners had escaped. – So, they can take care of ISIS. We have them captured. The United States captured them. Some were released just for effect, to make us look a little bit like, “Oh, gee, we gotta get
right back in there.” – But, yeah, ultimately
that’s where we are right now, and you have Turkey and Syrian engaged in a violent military standoff. As of right now, it is unclear how many military personnel
and civilians have died. But, what is clear is that this is tearing up a country
already ravaged by war, and displaced hundreds
of thousands of people in a country where there are
already millions of refugees. And, in fact, on that note, the UN reported that at
least 160,000 civilians have been displaced since
the offensive began, also adding that hospitals, schools, and other public
infrastructure have been hit or have been affected by the fighting. But, with that story, of course, I would really love to
know your thoughts on it, in general, how things are developing. Let me know in those comments down below. And that’s where I’m
going to end today’s show. And, hey, if you like this
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in, I love your faces, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

100 thoughts on “Why People Are Freaking Out On Gina Rodriguez, Mia Khalifa, Mormon Church Outrage & Trump on Turkey”

  1. Word police; the whole point of music is to sing and play along, to embrace the words and the notes. No one holds a monopoly on a word, even if is a word that is associated with racism. "Reclaiming" the word and then using it in widely accepted art forms then saying a specific race or culture can't sing that word is racism in itself. You are justifying that the word is only used by other races as a racist slur (which clearly isn't true in all cases), meaning the word is still oppressive and racist and shouldn't be used period in any form.

  2. A mass majority of children think they're gay at one point. Conversion therapy would probably piss them off so much that they'd actually stay that way. Let them live and experiment. A mass majority figure out that it's gross to them. Some find out they're actually gay. Both are okay. Forcing someone into conversion therapy is not.

  3. I think all these rappers that still continue to "legitimately" use the N word in their music are simply saying "this music is only for my people. you other races get out of our culture." If you want to be treated as equals and thought of less by your skin and more by your character then why continue to perpetuate this culture of self segregation? A big part of being able to move forward is an air of forgiveness (and, no, I this does not mean forgetting). It is time to think of an olive branch as a form of currency instead of as a slap in the face.

  4. Question: does the church have the ability to go against the law in court or does the 1st amendment have a exception If religion causes extreme harm

  5. if a word is in a song, everyone can sing the song without reprocussions. If they don't like that, stop making music for everyone. Announce your music is only for certain people and actively denounce anyone not who listens to it

  6. I really really encourage everyone to watch the movie Boy Erased, it is an amazing movie about how dangerous gay conversion therapy is. It is a very heavy movie to watch but it really shines a light on how terrible conversion therapy it is, and it is based off a true story. Go watch it please!

  7. Why do people even say the n-word? Everyone even the most uneducated person knows how offensive it is. At this point I feel like celebs say it to stay relevant. I frankly think it's disgusting for someone in this day and age to use it and expect everyone to forgive them. I hate cancel culture but people like these need to be canceled smh

  8. I dont know. I think the use of the N-word is kind of gross when its boldened and used to be hurtful. But in this case… I feel like shes just singing a song. It was never meant to be hurtful. Cancel culture on twitter is kind of rediculous. We are just hunting for reasons to call people racist, when in all clarity, they really arent.

  9. Personally as a black male I don't want anyone calling me that word, no matter if you are black, white, Hispanic it's a word wrapped in hate no matter how you say it. Putting an a at the end doesn't make it ok

  10. I’m not a POC so take my opinion with a grain of salt but I see singing along to a song with the N word the same way as quoting a text. She’s singing to the song not being malicious. She’s repeating a poem.

  11. Phil. Srry for asking you this but can you cover the protest in my homecountry? In Chile we are having a hard time understanding what it's going on and many people think that the government is making the situation deliberately worst. Is hard to know what to believe. And since you are an outside source I would trust that you can see this situation from a different angle. In advance thank you.

  12. hahaha, some blacks are so funny. If you can say it, anyone can say it. Isn't it racist that a person can (or) can not say based on skin color?

  13. LOL, if trump moved MORE troops in, the media and people with TDS would be calling Trump a war-monger and telling him to pull out. TDS is real. Why don't you get China/Canada/UK to send in troops and guard the area? Oh right… its not their duty… just like it is not the USA's.

  14. I love that people are more worried about Mia singing a song then an actual war…. Id also like to remind people that most the professional crybabies have never been slaves or strongly mistreated for their color. If ur feeling offended for someone else…. that is just sad…

  15. WoW! PornStars and The N Word,(Negro) or whatever that word is. Plus Sexual Orientation Therapy in the same mix shows you how far he is Kissing Ass to the Man,(The Almighty Dollar) and he has two kids he will eventually see this. Yeah, The internet works both ways. Always Remember Never Forget…..peAce

  16. Top comments about: random girl singing the n word in a song. And a pornstar.
    Almost no comments about things that ACTUALLY matter, like the big ass war in the Middle East.
    That's the sad reality, the audience cares way more about superficial stuff than actual important news.

  17. Don’t put it in the lyrics if you don’t want people to sing it what the fuck? I mean people have been singing lyrics since songs were a fucking thing let it go oh shit I offended ice queen

  18. Isn't it something like 40% of gay people commit suicide? The people in that conversation therapy are still part of that set right? Like mentally? So couldn't it be argued that it isn't that weird that they commit suicide when they already started off suicidal. Just playing devil's advocate here and also looking at things objectively

  19. “OMG this person said the N word 😱😱😱”…just out of curiousity, is it white people that are angry about it because they shouldn’t be. I’m black, why should I be offended because someone said the N word? Ever heard the phrase “context matters”? Ya’ll opportunistic motherfuckers need to put a sock in it and stop being offended when the opportunity arises.

  20. Are you fkn kidding me you can't even sing the words of a song and it offends someone,wow pretty sad you get offended by words of a song.stay in ur house plug ur ears and fkn cry me a river you fkn snowflake attention seeking whores

  21. Concerning Gina Rodriguez, I have no idea who this girl is but to demonize a person by calling them racist for singing a song is absurd to say the least. She didn't write it. The casual use of the n word amongst black people in movies and music glorifies the slur yet other people aren't allowed to use it. Hypocritical double standard.

  22. Conversion therapy is abuse. I'm emberassed to live in this state, constantly. Not all Utahns are pro conversion therapy but many ARE.

  23. Hey Gina stop apologizing to the 6 people who are offended,stand up for yourself and tell them snowflakes to STF UP

  24. Is she white? No. She is a person of color. She’s probably had experienced racism. She’s probably been call the N word. She is a person of color form Chicago. Do you not hear her accent when she speaks? Y’all want to keep getting mad but if you get mad at her, how come light skins can say it?

  25. Well, I feel like if you only allow certain races to use your "reclaimed slur", then it's not really reclaimed. This is true, at least, in the context of singing along with a song that's playing or quoting someone else for informational purposes. That being said, it can still be inappropriate to use such words in other contexts, such as when you're clearly trying to imply the negative slur with your usage.

  26. If you don't like the word why do yous use it all the time. If it's in music, shows or movies people will say it. I'm Australia so the word doesn't mean that much over here most people just say and if it's in a song the will say it no one really bats an eye. I feel like if it's such a bad word just stop using it. You can't expect a group of people to not use a word while you say it all the time. I also find it fascinating that, that one word can cause so much hate, it's 2019 words shouldn't offend you especially that one if I'm too understand correctly slavery died a long time ago if you were a slave in your live and called that word instead of being giving a name is can see why you'd get upset.

  27. Wait, just wait. If you can "reclaim" bad things then why cant people reclaim other things that are bad? Oh wait, it's only ok if you're black to discriminate.

  28. If people dont want that word said then perhaps artist shouldnt use it in their lyrics cuz you know people are gonna sing along and yes i sing along to basically every DMX song and i never skip the n word cuz Merica

  29. Stop putting the "N" word in songs if you don't want people to sign (say) it. You can not have a word out there and only allow certain people to say it. Stop using the damn word.

  30. I promise you most black people don’t give af about that video. She was singing a song move on. Save that energy for someone using that word as an insult or to demean black people.

  31. Dude you can't inject a word in the subconscious of the population then complain because everyone starts using it. If that's the case stop using it in the music and stop crying about everything it makes you look weak. My nigguh 😂😂🤣🤣😂🤣

  32. "only some people get to…" was the problem in the first place. stupid. dont be. and it is a quote. EVERY( almost) TRIBE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAS ENSLAVED AT SOME POINT. how ? how manage "some poeple" to hold the ability to empath AGAINST humans ??l ets see… who else holds it against actual or former opressive parties ?? oh, NAZIS DO !! duh. THAT IS the corrupted core itself, the very root of the slavery—– hope for feeling, or rather diguised as coercion in these cases. well, when did anybody get anything right at the first or even second try ? so, all is well on its way in that respect, we move it one step at the time. ok. but it is stupid, and you didnt get the whole thing. whatever. stupidity is always in mayority it seems. probably a mass-law of some kind.no one´s guilt. but responsibility it is.

  33. No wonder black folks can’t get civil rights. 🙄 black folks say a word and white people lose their damn minds. Always gotta be the center of attention, always have to be part of everything black people do & consistently take everything from blacks. Whether in a song or not it’s not a fucking excuse. We all know the history of the word and yet ya’ll want to throw a fit & cry about not being able to say it. White folks have access to everything else in the whole damn world but wanna fight over a word. 🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾

  34. Honestly these people out here attacking my spiritual beliefs by making murder illegal I mean where is my freedom of religion America

    this is a joke

  35. Woah I really used to think Trump wasn’t an idiot but woah he really is just an idiot and a sucker for his own business interests

  36. Why is YouTube telling me the video has been uploaded 6 hours ago? I'm was sure I already watched this but now not so much. I have to talk to 5 days future me.

  37. want people to stop thinking it is okay to say specific words? then everyone INCLUDING the people who think they own the word should stop using it. we can raise our kids to know better all we want but eventually they will think it is okay if they sing it, because it is part of the song. or think because their one friend or friends of color say it is okay to say it that they can because those few said it was cool. no one uses chink any more or spick. and no one is trying to own those words in fact i'm sure there are tons of slurs that no one hears anymore because they aren't trying to own it or use it in a song. they will go away when we stop making excuses for it to be okay

  38. As an Ex-Mormon and Utah citizen, thanks for talking about the the Mormon church's opposition.

    But also, the Mormon church is completely controlling the Utah government with these statements. In Utah, to go against the Mormon church is political suicide. This ban was going to pass but since the church made a statement against it, everyone loyal to the cult flipped. They are all just talking about religious freedom now.

    Having a state that is run by a church is absolutely awful. I wish people outside of Utah would expose this more. The Mormon church shouldn't be able to control the government the way they do.

  39. Why? Why can some people can use a word and other not? And why is it not racist if the only thing that allows you to do something is your skin color?

  40. It wasn't THAT long ago when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. So, Russia is going to stand between Syria and Turkey? Um, are we trying to start WWIII? Seriously?!? The United States is in NATO with Turkey and are committed to defend it..with nukes if necessary.

  41. I've got some videos of the horrible stuff in Chile right now. Police doing drugs in the street, hitting people with their cars. Will you be speaking much about it

  42. I think Gina saying the 'N' word is ok in the context of singing along to a song, I'm sure a lot of people have said/sang something they normally wouldn't have without noticing while it happened. I had seen somewhere else in the comments that she laughed after it (I hadn't noticed it), the laugh may have been her realising shed said it or something. 🤷

  43. I'm sorry but the N word was made to be racist..NO MATTER WHO USES IT. Its a slur for racism. I hate it when people use this word as if its a normal word despite what color skin you are. Black, white, brown or blue, a word made from racism will always be that. If a race wants to "reclaim" a racist word as a word from them than why attack others who wish to keep that racist flag up since to those people it means something. No, its racist. So is that word. I find that sorta disappointing. No one should be using that disgusting word no matter what race you are. The fact will be the same…. The N word was made to offend. Nothing more than that. Stop trying to make it acceptable for your race to say. That's what I think.

  44. I think it's stupid that folks are freaking on Gina Rodriguez. Yes, I'm a white guy. I also grew up listening to The Fugees, Tupac and you name it. If they're west coast, chances are I dug on 'em. If I (or anybody) sings along to a song by an artist that uses the word and doesn't use the word in their daily life.. I say that it's alright. At least if the song itself isn't racist. If it is, then obviously things are a good bit different. None of the songs by The Fugees are racist or were thought to be negative even though they included that language.

  45. Hello! Long time listener here! I have to say how I have appreciated your updates on what is happening in the world while trying to be unbiased and promote accuracy.

    I came across this article that might shed some light on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There was a lot of misinformation about how they are pushing for conversion therapy, but a spokesperson today came forward to clear up what headlines have been saying, and says that the church actually opposes conversion therapy.

    I just wanted to pass this along to let you know and help clear things up. Thanks again for your show! My husband and I enjoy watching! 🙂

  46. This is how you know this is a sham and a crap of a podcast, when you have a porn star talking about political talking points

  47. Why do white people think they can even be part of this conversation?? Anyone who isn't black shouldn't be apart of this conversation lmao

  48. Ok so Cardi who is 100% Latina can say it in her songs, but since she acts ghetto and was a stripper, that’s ok. Nobody bats an eye. But because Gina is classy, she’s not allowed to say it? Ok

  49. https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/10/23/20929351/lds-mormon-church-conversion-therapy-opposition-jesus-christ-latter-day-saints

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints opposes conversion therapy and does not practice it. They have a problem with some of the other parts of the proposed rule.

  50. The podcast Sawbones did a two parter on conversion therapy back in June of 2017. If anybody is unclear about what it is I would highly recommend giving both parts a listen. The podcast is on the Maximum Fun Network and you can find it there.

  51. Found this link and the Church Of Jesus Christ states that they are and have been against conversion therapy. Since I know you want to make sure that accurate information is shared, I would very much appreciate you looking into this.

  52. As an LDS member (just on the spiritual and faith side of things) and a person that's all for mental health and psychology, I simply do oppose conversion therapy as some members, maybe most, do.

  53. They are forced into conversion therapy? I just realised why I quit watching this channel. You don't "have" to be Morman. I was Morman. They are nuts. I left. Government intervention into religion is an erosion of constitutional rights. Fuck off with that stuff.

  54. The LDS church as been against conversion therapy for decades and their own therapists are forbidden from using it. The reason they didn't support the bill is because of other facets of the bill that would take healthcare decision making away from parents and give it to the government. They didn't oppose the bill outright, but opposed that version of it and specified the changes they'd like to have seen. However, to report that would take more research than Phil or his team are willing to make as their minds are already made up about the LDS church. So sad to see such ignorance from someone who is supposedly trustworthy.

  55. Shut up and stop getting your vaginas sandy about quoting a song lyric. You're changing the context of what someone says to MAKE It racist. Because you're a crybully and a bigot for whom everything has to be a racial confrontation. That is all.

  56. Hey Phil! I think you should take another look at what the LDS church has released when it comes to conversion therapy. They’ve released more than 3 times that they DO NOT support conversion therapy, but the bill had add ons they don’t believe in. In fact they supported the bill until the ambiguous add ons were made. I love your show! And I want to make sure we always get to hear the entire story.

  57. Calling Syria a country is generous. This is the natural unraveling of borders that make no geopolitical sense after the nation that held them together finally got tired of on-again-off-again interventions for nearly 20 years. It sucks that the Kurds are going to get screwed, but what else did anyone honestly expect?

  58. If black people don't want non black people to sing any variations of the word nigger, they shouldn't put it in popular culture. It's like a sick form of entrapment. My best friend throughout high school is black, and she refused to tolerate the word in ANY form. She even was in an altercation with a black girl who refused to stop calling her "nigga". Reclaiming the word means not demeaning yourself in the process. Use the word in a way that is actually empowering. Not just repeating the actual slur..

  59. That double standard crying really needs to stop it's almost coming off like pettiness and privilege. Yet songs like 'Uno' by discount lil nas and 'Yup in my tracker ' by …………some offended mf are still available but that's ok? Fight over the real and right reasons , don't just reach for reasons. Ffs both those songs are racist af. I'd punch a mf if he bust out singing that uno song. Shit ain't funny it's a flop too.

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