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Analysis: White guilt, apologies and why Hollywood is a cauldron of race issues at the moment




Despite complaints about the “cancellation of culture” and the racist insistence that people who talk about these important issues “play the race card,” it seems Hollywood can’t shy away from conversations about race and diversity. .

And while we hope these discussions can lead to progress, they have lately caused controversy for some.

Osbourne said he did not necessarily agree with Morgan’s comments, but defended his right to do so. She herself was accused of being less respectful when she denounced Underwood for looking excited and insisted that if anyone was crying over the conversation, it should be Osbourne herself.

His perception of “victimism” not only didn’t go well, but it sparked the incident both an apology from Osbourne i a CBS investigation into the events on the set of “The Talk.”
Chris Harrison: The “The Bachelor” franchise and its problems with race have been debated for a long time.
From the lack of diversity to last year’s outrage “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown with a racial epithet while blocking a song, it’s safe to say that the reality show has spawned some race headlines.
But things came to a close this season after the casting of the black “Bachelor” primer, Matt James.
Long franchise host Chris Harrison he has had to set aside his duties after controversial comments he made during an interview with Rachel Lindsay, the first black “single” who has been working for the TV show “Extra”.

During the chat, Harrison appeared to defend contestant Rachael Kirkconnell for being photographed at a formal fraternity-themed antebellum planting event in 2018.

Harrison apologized, i James he ended up giving Kirkconnell the final rose, but then broke up with her over the controversy.

Billie Eilish: This request was not so much an apology, but again that a white artist has been forced to recognize a black artist when an institution – in this case, the Grammys – does not.

Last Sunday, Eilish took home the final prize of the night, the prestigious record of the year, and used her acceptance speech to explain why rapper Megan Thee Stallion, one of her fellow nominees, really deserved it.

“You’re so beautiful, you have so much talent,” Eilish said. “Always root for you. Honestly, you deserve it.”

If the moment seemed familiar to us, it was because we had already seen it happen.

Adele shed tears over Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” album who deserved to win the album of the year in 2017, instead of his album “25.”
Three years before, white rapper Macklemore apologized to rapper Kendrick Lamar to win the rap album of the year instead of the black artist.

Race and identity policies can be complicated, but what is not difficult to understand is that these incidents occur because there are absolutely disparities and a playing field far from the level in this world and in Hollywood.

Until that changes, someone will end up hearing it or at least need to acknowledge it publicly.

For your weekend

Three things to see:

Justice League by Zack Snyder

(From left) Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher star in the

Calling all the superhero geeks.

It’s time to finally see how the Justice League film came out in the hands of Zack Snyder, thanks to the release of this wide cut of director. Joss Whedon had stepped in to complete the 2017 film after Snyder left the project due to personal tragedy.
“The result of this new take, strictly from a creative and cinematic point of view, is fascinating: how two different directors came out: Whedon, who was born on the screen of the” Avengers “franchise; and Snyder, who tackled the adaptation of the famous and unadaptable “Watchmen” – do you approach the same material? “is how my CNN partner works Brian Lowry described the project.

The film premieres Thursday on HBO Max (owned by CNN’s parent company).

“Operation Varsity Blues: the college admissions scandal”

Matthew Modine (right) portrays William
Booting from headlines, as they say, this movie uses recreations to tell the story of the college admissions scandal that caused legal problems for several wealthy parents, including the famous Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

The story dominated the news for months and now you can relive it all by going to Netflix, where it is currently airing.


Alan S. Kim stars Korean-American David Yi of first generation in
See that Oscar nominations are out, you may want to consult some of the nominees.

“Minari” has six categories, including the best image. The drama is based on the childhood of director Lee Issac Chung to tell the story of a Korean-American family trying to survive in rural Arkansas in the 1980s.

The film is currently available for playback on various services, including Apple TV and Amazon Prime.

Two things to listen to:

Justin Bieber's next studio album, & quot;  Justice & quot;  will premiere on Friday.
Justin Bieber recently on Billboard there is a message behind his new music.

“I just want to be someone who can say, ‘Look, I’ve done some things I’m not too proud of, but I looked in the mirror and decided to make some changes, and you can too,'” the post said. There was a time when I really had my identity wrapped up in my career, but I really have an overflow of feelings that my purpose is to use my music to inspire. ”

His sixth studio album, “Justice,” comes out Friday and is Bieber’s second release in 13 months. (“Changes” came out on Valentine’s Day 2020).

With marriage to model Hailey Bieber and more private time – thanks to quarantine and without a mobile phone that can be limited to who can pick it up – the 27-year-old teen idol seems to be in a new career stage.

Lana Del Rey's new album & quot;  Chemtrails Over the Country Club & quot;  also comes out Friday.

Last year, Lana Del Rey announced that she would postpone her new album, “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” for a few months.

Now we’ll see if it was worth the wait.

The singer’s studio album is the long-awaited follow-up to her acclaimed 2019 collection, “Norman F ** king Rockwell,” and expectations are high that she will continue to offer her special art brand when it falls Friday.

One thing to talk about:

(Left) Daniel Kaluuya, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Dominique Thorne and Lakeith Stanfield are shown in a scene from

It’s not breaking news that the awards and their voters seem to be out of step with the general public.

But this year’s category of best supporting actor for the Oscars is even more confusing.

This is because the two stars of “Judas and the Black Messiah”, Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya, are nominated in the category.

Which begs the question, “What’s the real star of the movie if neither of you has got a nod to the best actor?”

I contacted the Academy about this and a representative declined to comment. So we’ll just have to settle for the fact that the two won’t have to compete with the late Chadwick Boseman, a nominee for Best Actor. who is favored by many for what is believed to be his last on-screen performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Background.”

Something to drink

Looking for something to see? We asked some of our CNN friends what they wanted to decompress.

Fredricka Whitfield, CNN editorial anchor
It wasn’t edifying at all, nor did they help me decompress, but I indulged in “Killing Eve, “” Undo It “and Some”Lovecraft Country. “
Michael Smerconish, Smerconish Anchor

“Call my agent!” Who would have thought I would stick to a French TV show with subtitles, but I love it.

Kate Bolduan, Anchor at this hour

How can I limit it to just one ?! Now, a year from Covid, here are some of the favorites I’ve gotten: “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Succession,” “Billions,” “The Spy,” “Kids Baking Championship (Seasons 1-9),” “The Men Who Built America” ​​and “The Mandalorian.”