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There Is Growing Fury Over Paris Jackson Playing A Lesbian Jesus

What a shock.

In a series of extremely shocking events, the upcoming movie which depicts Paris Jackson as a “lesbian Jesus”, is getting backlash. Say it ain’t so.

On the topic of celeb-backlash, we spoke about Shane Dawson on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

In April, it was announced that Paris Jackson and Bella Throne would star in an upcoming indie-film called Habit which saw a “street smart party girl with a Jesus fetish (who) gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun”. Believe it or not, but there are some people in the world that don’t want this movie to go ahead.  

Multiple petitions have been created in the hopes of Habit will never see the light of day. One of these petitions, which names Warner Bros and Lionsgate as its target, aims to “spread awareness” of the upcoming film, which they call “Christianophobic garbage.” 

Their full statement reads: “A new blasphemous Hollywood film is predicted to come out soon depicting Jesus as a lesbian woman. The film Habit stars Paris Jackson who plays the role of ‘lesbian Jesus.’ Distributors haven’t picked it up as of yet, so let’s please spread awareness and wake people up to the Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society.”

It should be noted that in no publicity of the film do they note that Paris Jackson is playing a “lesbian” but, we do know that her character in Habit is a “gender-bending take on the religious figure” who will sport “a nose ring, tousled waves and a traditional robe”. So, we’re going to assume they jumped to conclusions on that one. Regardless of assumptions, the petition has garnered almost 300,000 signatures, with many people wanting to stop Habit from getting a distribution deal.

Additionally, One Million Moms has also started their own petition to block the release of Paris Jackson’s Habit, which has gained a little over 70,000 signatures, at the time of writing.

While Habit stars Michael Jackson’s daughter and legendary Disney Channel alumni, the flick also stars Josie Ho, Gavin Rossdale, Jamie Hince, Alison Mosshart, and Andreja Pejic. One of the film’s producers, Donovan Leitch has previously revealed that principal photography had successfully wrapped before everything shut down and the movie is now in the post-production phase.

At the moment, it’s unclear if Habit will see the light of day, but given how much publicity it’s drumming up, we have a little feeling it’ll get out somehow. Do you want to see Paris Jackson as Jesus?

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You’ll Never Unsee The Terrifying Dummies Used As Extras In ‘Glee’

Sorry to rain on your parade.

Before you ask, no, the terrifying dummies in Glee were not used for ‘Thriller’ / ‘Heads Will Roll’. 

Glee has been in the news a lot recently. After Samantha Ware accused Lea Michele of bad behaviour on set, a tidal wave of allegations pilled against her resulting in a very odd non-apology apology

We spoke about the Lea Michele backlash on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Perhaps because of this, Glee has been in the news so much recently and it looks like it’s getting a revisit from OG fans. Subsequently, we’re seeing things a little differently the second time around.  And yes, it’s creepy.

In addition to noticing the numerous celebrity guest stars on the show, some users are noticing some real dodgy stuff happening in the background. For this instance, we’re going to have to cast your mind back to Season 4, Episode 8 (“Thanksgiving”) as the judges at Sectionals are being introduced to the audience.

TikTok user @kellysipos uploaded a now-viral video, outing Glee’s use of dummies in the auditorium scenes of the show. “So I’m just noticing in Glee there are dummies in the crowd, I feel like I’m in the House of Wax man,” @kellysipos narrates as she takes her viewers frame-by-frame of the dodgy Glee background work. You can watch the full TikTok here, but, don’t worry, we’ve gone back and found the footage for you. 

Just look at this mess. 

Season 4, Episode 8 “Thanksgiving” (Credit: 20th Television)

Like, this has to be a joke…

Season 4, Episode 8 “Thanksgiving” (Credit: 20th Television)

Can you please explain this, Ryan Murphy? 

Season 4, Episode 8 “Thanksgiving” (Credit: 20th Television)

Can you just imagine being the extra that was hired that day? We’re going to assume they had trouble sleeping that night. 

For more shocking tv show revisits, we uncovered a whole bunch of Gossip Girl fashion fails here

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Anthony Mackie Says Marvel’s Racial Diversity Problem Begins Behind The Scenes

“I’ve done seven Marvel movies now…every single person has been white.”

Variety’s Actors on Actors video series has given us a few gems in the past, but perhaps no interview has been as important as Marvel’s Anthony Mackie and Daveed Diggs’. In this recent chat, these two legends discussed diversity and representation within Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, both on and off the screen. 

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

While you may know Anthony Mackie as the lead in Black Mirror’s ‘Striking Vipers,’ this actor is known to the MCU as Sam Wilson or Falcon. His first appearance came in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but since then he’s appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as well as the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (where he plays the lead).

The conversation between these two started by discussing not only the Black Lives Matter movement but also the projects they’ve been involved in.

Daveed Diggs begins by asking Anthony Mackie “What are the ways that you find yourself interacting with the moment?” adding on “I find a lot of my interactions are just trying to make things better in the gigs I have in front of me… How can I affect different kinds of representation? What is the thing you feel compelled to do? What is your participation in this moment?”

To this, Anthony Mackie replied, “When The Falcon and the Winter Soldier comes out, I’m the lead for the show,… When Snowpiercer came out, you’re the lead of the show. We have the power and the ability to ask those questions.”

Anthony Mackie then went on to discuss his disappointment at Marvel’s representation off the screen saying, “It really bothered me that I’ve done seven Marvel movies now… every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white.”

Anthony Mackie continued, “We’ve had one Black producer; his name was Nate Moore… He produced Black Panther. But then when you do Black Panther, you have a Black director, Black producer, a Black costume designer, a Black stunt choreographer. And I’m like, that’s more racist than anything else because if you only can hire the Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they’re not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?”

Anthony Mackie finalised his point, saying: “So, my big push with Marvel is – you know –  hire the best person for the job… Even if it means we’re going to get the best two women, we’re going to get the best two men… Fine. I’m cool with those numbers for the next 10 years. Because it starts to build a new generation of people who can put something on their résumé to get them other jobs.”

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