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‘The Great British Bake Off’ nixes nationality-themed weeks in Season 13 after racism accusations

admitted to The Guardian. “We’re not doing any national themes this year.”The “GBBO” — known as Collection 10 on Netflix and titled “The Great British Baking Show” in the US due to copyright issues involving Pillsbury — had included one national-themed week per season the past three years.Though there was criticism following the show’s “Japan Week” in 2020 and “German Week” in 2021, fans revolted against last year’s “Mexican Week.” Hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas — both white Brits — were slammed for donning sombreros and maracas and mispronouncing Spanish words.The episodes saw contestants make tacos, which some viewers described as butchering the famous dish, while others complaining that the show was deviating from its baking premise toward cooking.In an effort to hit two birds with one stone, “GBBO” creators will replace the culturally insensitive nationality week with a Party Cakes challenge, according to Smith.

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I got Jason Aldean’s ‘Small Town’ canceled by CMT: gun-control activist
accused of promoting violence with his latest song “Try That in a Small Town,” which includes the inflammatory lyrics: “Got a gun that my granddad gave me / They say one day they’re gonna round up / Well, that s–t might fly in the city, good luck / Try that in a small town.”Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, brought attention to the lyrics in a tweet posted Sunday night, in which she said the song is “about how [Aldean] and his friends will shoot you if you try to take their guns.”Watts also pointed out that Aldean “was on-stage during the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in 2017 that killed 60 people and wounded over 400 more.”The music video for “Try That in a Small Town” — which sees Aldean performing in front of a courthouse known for lynchings — was pulled from CMT programming following the backlash..@Jason_Aldean – who was on-stage during the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in 2017 that killed 60 people and wounded over 400 more – has recorded a song called “Try That In A Small Town” about how he and his friends will shoot you if you try to take their guns. pic.twitter.com/hWGdEgS33vThe video was released on Friday, July 14, and played on CMT through the morning music video hours on Sunday, July 16, according to Billboard.While Watts’ tweet came later that same Sunday, the news of the removal broke on Tuesday, and upon hearing about it, she tweeted: “Proud to have had a hand in getting CMT to reject this racist and violent song.”Despite the video being pulled from CMT, ABC still decided to air a pre-taped performance of Aldean’s song as part of its CMA Fest concert special Wednesday.
‘Little Mermaid’ slammed by black activist for ‘erasing’ slavery: ‘Dangerous’
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Caribbean Slavery, and Telling the Truth to Children,” Ryder points out that the movie appears to take place in the Caribbean in the 18th century during a time of African chattel slavery — yet the islanders depicted in the film seem to live in a world free of this inhumanity.“In this setting, I do not think we do our children any favors by pretending that slavery didn’t exist,” he wrote. “For me Disney’s preference to try and wish the inconvenient truth away says more about the adult creatives than it does about children’s ability to work through it.”Though he acknowledged that the movie is a fantasy and doesn’t necessarily need to be historically accurate, he said that Disney shouldn’t be “encouraging historical amnesia.”“But the total erasure and rewriting of one of the most painful and important parts of African diasporic history, is borderline dangerous, especially when it is consumed unquestioningly by children,” he added.Ryder proposed that Disney could have instead set the live-action film in Haiti after slavery was overthrown, with Ariel meeting Prince Eric in the wake of real racial harmony and not sacrificing historical accuracy.“We owe it to our children to give them the most amazing fantastical stories possible to help their imaginations grow,” Ryder said.