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Please Explain Your Hatred For Actress Turned YouTuber Brie Larson

Her first video already has 12K dislikes.

Brie Larson is perhaps best known for playing Captain Marvel in the MCU, but now she’s adding YouTuber to her resume with the announcement of a new channel.

This week, Larson debuted her first YouTube video in which she said, “this is the place to talk about things that are important and that matter.”

“It doesn’t mean that there isn’t also silly content, that there’s ways for me to express myself personally, but there will also be deep conversations, anti-racist rhetoric, inclusive content,” she added, before previewing her chats with creators and artists including Lilly Singh, Tessa Thompson and more. 

While YouTube can breed close communities of like-minded content creators, they might not be welcoming Brie Larson with open arms as much as fans would expect.

In fact, when you throw ‘Brie Larson’ into YouTube’s search function, you’re immediately met with a series of videos titled ‘why everyone hates Brie Larson’ and ‘The lies of Brie Larson: The most unlikeable person on Earth.’ To add salt to the wound, Larson’s first YouTube video already has 12,000 dislikes.

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Sadly, it’s not the first time people have expressed their dislike for the award-winning actress. Earlier this year, diehard Marvel fans started a petition to get Larson to step down from her role as Captain Marvel.

The petition, titled ‘Demand Captain Marvel is Played By a Woman of Colour, Not Brie Larson!’ has had over 30,000 supporters since January and is still racking up comments this week.

“We need Brie Larson to step down from her role to prove she is an ally of social justice and ensure a gay woman of colour plays the role,” the petition states. “Let Monica, the original female and BLACK Captain Marvel instead of white-washing characters for the benefit of the straight, white men running Disney.”

There’s no doubt that Marvel has some explaining to do when it comes to racial diversity on and off screen. Just last week, Anthony Mackie AKA Falcon said, “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.” Hear the details below:

In 2019, Larson made a number of comments about the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the MCU, however, this just ruffled more feathers and the backlash saw people downvoting Captain Marvel on Rotten Tomatoes.

Larson isn’t scared to speak her mind – whether it’s fighting for gender equality, or against racism – and as Newsweek reports, it made her “a target for right-wing anger leading up to Captain Marvel’s release” 

Despite these mixed reviews, Larson remains unbothered. When Variety asked her about comic fans rooting against her role in Captain Marvel, she said, “I don’t have time for it, you know? The things that I have extra time to really look at are, like: Am I eating healthy food? Am I drinking water? Am I meditating? Have I called my mum today?”

Later, she told Variety, “I’ve never Googled myself…I have genuinely never needed to look at the internet to explain to me who I am. I’m extremely committed to that in my day-to-day life!”

Whether you like her or not, it sounds like Brie Larson doesn’t give a hoot.

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Kate Beckinsale Has No Apologies For Dating Guys That 'Could Be Her Kids'

Mic drop.

Over the past few years, actress Kate Beckinsale’s love life has taken centre stage in the tabloids. From her short-lived fling with 25-year-old comedian Matt Rife, to her meme-worthy game of tonsil hockey with Pete Davidson, and her most recent affair with 22-year-old musician Goody Grace – there are a lot of opinions about Beckinsale’s penchant for younger men. However, according to the actress herself, she DGAF what you think.

Beckinsale recently took to Instagram to share an adorable video in which she (and her fluffy cat) sport googly eyes as the lyric “all eyes on us” from Britney Spears’ track ‘Scream & Shout’ plays in the background.

It’s iconic content that has nothing to do with her love life, but that didn’t stop a troll from making a snide remark in the comments section of Beckinsale’s post.

When the troll commented, “Why do you keep dating guys that could be your children?” Beckinsale wasted no time in clapping back.

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“Every relationship I have had has been solely to annoy you,” she responded, virtually dropping the mic.

Sadly, it’s not the first time Kate Beckinsale has been forced to address her age differences with the men she dates.

In a May interview with Women’s Health UK, Beckinsale said “it can feel like a little bit of a political act to be a woman over 32 who’s having any fun at all.”

“It somehow seems to be risque, which is just ridiculous to me,” she added. “I witness men constantly doing whatever they like, whether that’s in relationships or deciding to buy a motorbike or getting a tattoo.”

“It hasn’t been interpreted as, ‘Is he ever going to become a parent?’ or, ‘Why has he had so many girlfriends?’” she said. 

Beckinsale’s not the only badass female who has no time for trolls, get the latest on Adele below:

Speaking of her widely publicised relationship with actor Pete Davidson, Beckinsale said, “if everyone’s shitting on you, it can make you feel kind of ugh for a minute – especially if there’s really nothing wrong.”

“If you’re strangling a squirrel or hurting someone, I get it, but living one’s life in a reasonable respectful manner shouldn’t invite anyone to get too excited,” she added.

Sounds like what Kate Beckinsale is ultimately trying to say is: her personal life shouldn’t matter, and everyone should mind their own business.

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It’s No Surprise Duffy Slammed '365 Days' For Glamorising Kidnap And Abuse

“Careless, insensitive, and dangerous.”

Earlier this year – after a decade of silence – singer Duffy made a return to social media to tell her horrific story of being raped, drugged and held captive for days. Now she has found her voice, Duffy is speaking out against the Netflix movie 365 Days, claiming it glamorises kidnap and abuse.

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In a letter to Netflix’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, Duffy said it was “careless, insensitive, and dangerous” to feature 365 Days on the streaming platform. 

365 Days is a Polish erotic romantic drama following a young Warsaw woman who is imprisoned by a dominant Sicilian man, and granted 365 days to fall in love with him. The film has already caused quite a stir for featuring graphic sex scenes and depictions of BDSM.

365 Days glamorises the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape,” Duffy wrote in her open letter. “This should not be anyone’s idea of entertainment, nor should it be described as such, or commercialised in this manner.”

“I write these words (ones I cannot believe I am writing in 2020, with so much hope and progress gained in recent years), as an estimated 25 million people are currently trafficked around the world, not to mention the untold amounts of people uncounted,” she wrote.

Speaking of using your voice, hear Sandra Sully discuss the importance of female empowerment below:

Duffy slammed Netflix for providing a platform for a film that “eroticises kidnapping and distorts sexual violence and trafficking” as something “sexy.” She also mentioned that the film has “prompted some young women, recently, to jovially ask Michele Morrone, the lead actor in the film, to kidnap them.”

In a since-deleted Instagram post from January, Duffy told her fans, “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The recovery took time. There’s no light way to say it.”

A month later, the singer shared the details of her traumatic experience in an eight-page document. She told her fans she was drugged on her birthday at a restaurant and continued to be drugged for four weeks as she travelled to a foreign country. 

Duffy said she was held in a hotel room where her attacker raped her. “With what little strength I had, my instinct was to run, to run and find somewhere to live that he could not find.” 

Ending her open letter to Netflix, Duffy said, “I encourage the millions who have enjoyed the movie to reflect on the reality of kidnapping and trafficking, of force and sexual exploitation, and of an experience that is the polar opposite of the glossy fantasy depicted in 365 Days.” 

Considering the incredibly terrifying and painful ordeal Duffy went through, it’s no surprise she has taken issue with 365 Days. It’s the responsibility of Netflix to provide disclaimers on such content going forward.

If you, or anyone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support.

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