Madonna to perform at Eurovision in Israel despite boycott calls

Madonna will perform during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, it has been confirmed, despite calls for her and other stars to boycott the event.
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Social media: Senior police officer calls for boycott over abuse images

The UK’s leading child protection police officer says action is needed to force firms to act.
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Elton backs Clooney boycott call over gay sex law

Sir Elton John has backed George Clooney’s call to boycott hotels owned by Brunei, following new laws that make gay sex punishable by death.
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Unwelcome Sound on Germany’s Stages: Musicians Who Boycott Israel

Performers who support a movement protesting the treatment of Palestinians are clashing with German sensibilities.
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Sir Elton John urges social media boycott over hate speech

Sir Elton John says social media giants should be boycotted if they do not tackle homophobic hate speech.
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Trump Calls for NFL Boycott in Continued Criticism of Anthem Protests

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the NFL and players who have staged protests during the National Anthem, calling for a boycott unless they “stop disrespecting our flag and country.” In a series of tweets on Sunday morning, Trump wrote that if fans refuse to go to games until players stop the… Read more »

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Evangelist Franklin Graham Calls For Disney Boycott Over Gay Characters

Not even Disney can escape the ire of Franklin Graham. 

After news that the family-friendly film giant had included a same-sex kiss in a cartoon and will feature a gay character in its upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” remake, the evangelical pastor called on his followers to “say no to Disney.” 

In a Facebook post shared this week, Graham wrote that the company is “trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children — watch out!” Then, acknowledging that “Disney has the right to make their cartoons” because “it’s a free country,” the evangelist went on to state, “as Christians we also have the right not to support their company. I hope Christians everywhere will say no to Disney.” 

The same-sex cartoon kiss appeared on “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” this week when an array of couples were shown kissing, including two men. Meanwhile, “Beauty and the Beast” director Bill Condon also revealed that Gaston’s buddy LeFou, played by Josh Gad, will be shown questioning his feelings for his friend, played by Luke Evans. 

The decision prompted one Alabama theater to scrap plans to screen the upcoming remake, which stars Emma Watson as Belle.

“It is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie,” Condon told the UK’s Attitude magazine. Gad told USA Today that he was proud to have “expanded” on the original animated version of LeFou, “giving him dimension, making him human.”

Graham has previously made his thoughts on other non– straight, white, Christian groups clear with comments about President Trump’s ban on Syrian immigrants (”not a Bible issue”), Islam (”evil”) and Black Lives Matter (”all lives matter”).

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Budweiser Super Bowl ad sparks boycott calls

Budweiser has sparked controversy and calls for a boycott with a Super Bowl ad that featured a politically charged immigration theme.
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