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AdEuGH erklärt Abgas-Software in vielen Fahrzeugen für illegal (Az. C-693/18)The WrapQueen Elizabeth Depicted With Knee on Meghan Markle’s Neck in Satirical French Paper Charlie HedboA shocking new cartoon showing Queen Elizabeth II pressing her knee into the neck of Meghan Markle harkening back to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police is rousing cries of racism. The cover of French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo’s attempt at parody by joking about the murder of a Black man by a white law enforcement officer while also referencing the split of the royal family from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is no laughing matter for many who are demanding the issue be pulled. The headline on the caricature translated from French reads, “Why Meghan left Buckingham Palace,” with a bubble cloud over Meghan, saying, “Because I couldn’t breathe anymore.” Last summer, widespread protests gripped the nation in the wake of Floyd’s death, which launched worldwide conversations about systemic racism. A video went viral showing officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, his last words being “I can’t breathe.” Also Read: Meghan Markle Fans Call 'Racism' on Palace's Accusations of Bullying Markle and her husband Prince Harry sat for a blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired last weekend and hasn’t stopped generating headlines since. At one point, in a clip run exclusively on “CBS This Morning,” Harry says that racism was a “large part of” the reason he and Markle left the U.K. Markle, who is Black, also shared that a member of the royal family expressed concern during her first pregnancy about “how dark” the skin of their unborn child might be. Also Read: Prince Harry Says Racism 'Large Part' of Why He Left UK in New Oprah Interview Clip (Video) Across Twitter in the wake of Friday’s cover reveal, observers branded the entire thing “disgusting.” “This isn’t satire. It’s French racism disguised as left wing satire,” one tweet said in French. It continued: “A black man murdered live for 9 mins with a cop’s knee on his neck isn’t idiocy. It’s real and using it as a reference for a far less important issue (although also to do with institutional racism) is bad taste at best but an inexcusable racist slur at worst.” Also Read: Meghan Markle Admits She Considered Suicide: 'I Just Didn't Want To Be Alive Anymore' And others: “Stupid little man comment #francaisdesouche who does not understand the #racismefrançais disguised as #caricature” “French ‘satire’ is mocking the final words of a black man’s death…” “People who don’t like Charlie Hebdo, I tell them to take their fingers off their asses and laugh a little. But for that, you have to understand the cartoons, that way you seem less stupid.” “But the childish, lame attempt at “humour” its almost as if the magazine are like they are trying to be “dark & edgy” but fail miserably, no wonder they got shot up lol” This isn’t the publication’s first rodeo when it comes to stirring controversy. It was once a little-known French satirical paper, focused on skewering political figures, right and left-wing ideas and taking down sacred cows – including Islam. In 2015, two Islamist gunmen stormed into its offices and killed at least 10 journalists and wounded 11 others. Charlie Hedbo Read original story Queen Elizabeth Depicted With Knee on Meghan Markle’s Neck in Satirical French Paper Charlie Hedbo At TheWrap
4 hours agoIs There a New ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Airing This Week?Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, John Oliver has been broadcasting his weekly “Last Week Tonight” from home in a white-backgrounded “blank void” that looks very different from his usual New York City studio. Now in its sixth season, the HBO show picked up four Primetime Emmy Awards this year, including for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the fifth straight year. And the former “Daily Show” regular has spent much of last year chronicling not only the pandemic but also the presidential election — and getting a sewer plant in Danbury, Ct. named after him. Also Read: 'Last Week Tonight' Calls 'Horses-' on Misuse of 2019 Segment to Push Voter Fraud Claims There is a new episode of “Last Week Tonight” this week, March 13. Oliver returned Feb. 14 after a brief hiatus, and is back in his usual time slot at 11 p.m. EST on HBO. In last season’s finale, Oliver also took the opportunity to recap some of his personal highlights from the momentous year of 2020. “We sponsored a marble league, we made stamps to help the Postal Service, we tracked down this magnificent piece of rat erotica,” he began. “I got into a fight with Danbury, Connecticut, which resulted in them naming a sewage plant after me.” He also recapped his yearlong taunting of Oscar-nominated actor Adam Driver, who gamely called in to inquire about “this strange, strange bit that you’ve somehow pulled me into” and then dragged Oliver into offering a very begrudging apology. Also Read: John Oliver Can't Believe He Still Has to Talk About 'This Asshole' Donald Trump (Video) Oliver closed the season finale with a more spectacular bit, getting up from his seat in the “blank void” to reveal a giant stage-set in some remote ravine-like location. As he walked toward the camera and away from the set, we saw that it was in fact shaped like a giant 2020 sign — which he promptly blew up in a fireball. “Let tomorrow be about solutions,” Oliver said to close the show, and the season, and the year. “Today is about vengeance. F— you, 2020. Get f—ed.” Read original story Is There a New ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Airing This Week? At TheWrap
5 hours agoJustin Bieber, Ariana Grande Nab Multiple Kids’ Choice Awards – Complete Winners ListAriana Grande and Justin Bieber took home multiple awards, as did actress Millie Bobby Brown, at Saturday night’s Kids’ Choice Awards hosted by Kenan Thompson. The 34th annual show aired at 7:30 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon, where “Alexa & Katie” was crowned the favorite kids’ show, but “Stranger Things” won for favorite family show. Brown, who stars in the Netflix drama, was named favorite television actress and favorite film actress. Winners are determined by fan votes. Grande and Bieber won for favorite female and male recording artists, respectively, while their joint hit “Stuck With U” won for favorite collaboration. Bieber also performed at the show. Also Read: Ariana Grande Slams Pandemic Partying: 'We Really All Need to Go to F- Saddle Ranch?' Like just about everything else over the past year, the Kids’ Choice Awards were held virtually, but there were still plenty of fun moments, I including the cast of “iCarly” reuniting to present the award for favorite movie. And, of course, there were the slimings — epic ones of KCA host Thompson, along with Robert Downey Jr., Charli D’Amelio, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Liza Koshy and an attempt to break the Guinness World Records for the most simultaneous slimings. On a more inspirational note, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke as part of “Generation Change” presentation, which recognized kids’ strength and courage to create a better world for future generations. Find the full list of winners below, with winners bolded: Favorite Movie • Dolittle • Hamilton • Hubie Halloween • Mulan • Sonic the Hedgehog • Wonder Woman 1984 Favorite Movie Actor • Jim Carrey – “Sonic the Hedgehog” as Dr. Robotnik • Robert Downey Jr. – “Dolittle” as Dr. John Dolittle • Will Ferrell – “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” as Lars Erickssong • Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Hamilton” as Alexander Hamilton • Chris Pine – “Wonder Woman 1984” as Steve Trevor • Adam Sandler – “Hubie Halloween” as Hubie Dubois Favorite Movie Actress • Millie Bobby Brown – “Enola Holmes” as Enola Holmes • Gal Gadot – “Wonder Woman 1984” as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman • Anne Hathaway – “The Witches” as Grand High Witch • Vanessa Hudgens – “The Princess Switch: Switched Again” as Princesses • Yifei Liu – “Mulan” as Mulan • Melissa McCarthy – “Superintelligence” as Carol Peters Favorite Animated Movie • Onward • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe • The Croods: A New Age • Trolls World Tour • Scoob! • Soul Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie • Tina Fey – “Soul” as 22 • Jamie Foxx – “Soul” as Joe Gardner • Anna Kendrick – “Trolls World Tour” as Poppy • Chris Pratt – “Onward” as Barley Lightfoot • Ryan Reynolds – “The Croods: A New Age” as Guy • Emma Stone – “The Croods: A New Age” as Eep • Justin Timberlake – “Trolls World Tour” as Branch Favorite Kids’ TV Show • Alexa & Katie • Are You Afraid of the Dark? • Danger Force • Henry Danger • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series • Raven’s Home Favorite Family TV Show • Black-ish • Cobra Kai • Fuller House • Stranger Things • The Mandalorian • Young Sheldon Favorite Female TV Star • Ella Anderson – “Henry Danger” as Piper Hart • Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” as Eleven • Candace Cameron Bure – “Fuller House” as D.J. Tanner-Fuller • Camila Mendes – “Riverdale” as Veronica Lodge • Raven-Symoné – “Raven’s Home” as Raven Baxter • Sofia Wylie – “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” as Gina Favorite Male TV Star • Iain Armitage – “Young Sheldon” as Sheldon Cooper • Joshua Bassett – “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” as Ricky • Dylan Gilmer – “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan” as Young Dylan • Caleb McLaughlin – “Stranger Things” as Lucas Sinclair • Jace Norman – “Henry Danger/Danger Force” as Henry Hart/Kid Danger • Finn Wolfhard – “Stranger Things” as Mike Wheeler Favorite Reality Show • America’s Got Talent • American Idol • American Ninja Warrior Junior • Lego Masters • The Masked Singer • The Voice Favorite Animated Series • ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks • Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar • SpongeBob SquarePants • Teen Titans Go! • The Boss Baby: Back in Business • The Loud House Favorite Musical Group • Black Eyed Peas • Blackpink • BTS • Jonas Brothers • Maroon 5 • OneRepublic Favorite Male Artist • Justin Bieber • Drake • Post Malone • Shawn Mendes • Harry Styles • The Weeknd Favorite Female Artist • Beyoncé • Billie Eilish • Selena Gomez • Ariana Grande • Katy Perry • Taylor Swift Favorite Song • “Yummy” – Justin Bieber • “Dynamite” – BTS • “Toosie Slide” – Drake • “Wonder” – Shawn Mendes • “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift • “Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd Favorite Collaboration • “Be Kind” – Marshmello & Halsey • “Holy” – Justin Bieber & Chance the Rapper • “Ice Cream” – Blackpink & Selena Gomez • “Lonely” – Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco • “Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande • “Stuck with U” – Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Favorite Global Music Star • BTS (Asia) • David Guetta (Europe) • Master KG (Africa) • Savannah Clarke (Australia) • Sebastián Yatra (Latin America) • Taylor Swift (North America) Favorite Female Sports Star • Simone Biles • Alex Morgan • Naomi Osaka • Candace Parker • Megan Rapinoe • Serena Williams Favorite Male Sports Star • Tom Brady • Stephen Curry • LeBron James • Patrick Mahomes • Lionel Messi • Russell Wilson Favorite Female Social Star • Emma Chamberlain • Charli D’Amelio • GamerGirl • Addison Rae • JoJo Siwa • Maddie Ziegler Favorite Male Social Star • James Charles • Jason Derulo • David Dobrik • Ryan’s World • MrBeast • Ninja Favorite Video Game • Among Us • Animal Crossing: New Horizons • Fortnite • Minecraft • Pokémon Go • Roblox Read original story Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande Nab Multiple Kids’ Choice Awards – Complete Winners List At TheWrap headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo Singapore »