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In the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, many people are crying out for someone to “do something.” Yet some of the loudest voices in that chorus are among the biggest hypocrites when it comes to creating an atmosphere that promulgates violence among the feeble minded.

Bill Maher gave Hollywood a shot across the bow in his Friday Real Time on HBO, calling on the entertainment industry to look at its own culture of violence as a stimulant that creates justification for violent actions in some minds.

Maher noted how the average American kid sees an estimated 200,000 acts of violence before age 18. “Hollywood is the wokest place on earth,” Maher said, pointing out the good done under those principles. “But when it comes to romanticizing gun violence, crickets.”

Hollywood loves extolling vengeance, as noted by the dozens of films with that word in the title. “Because no impressionable young male would ever imitate that,” Maher said, sarcastically.

He pointed out that on a pie chart detailing the causes of mass shootings – issues such as mental health, easy access to guns, social media creating envy and anger – there’s also a consideration of “crazy amounts of gun violence in movies and TV. You’re telling me these cool dudes don’t influence them?”

Guns are presented “over and over again” as the best soution to life’s problems. “They call them action movies,” said Maher. “They should call them revenge movies.”

“Getting revenge on them that wronged ya” is the theme of most action movies, which are “made for and loved by young men.” The trope of a nice guy who is pushed too far just doesn’t create a culture of violence, Maher contended. It creates “a culture of justified violence, Maher said.

Hollywood largely condemed the actions of Wisconsin vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, “But then they endlessly produce movies with that exact plot,” Maher said.

While allowing that he’s not in favor of censorship or organizing society around “what crazy people might do,” Maher noted, “Every bad thought in all of these movies is how to get revenge.”

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Part of the issue is that the good guys can shoot endless amounts of bad guys, but never seem to pay major consequences themselves. “The worst that will happen to you is you have to sit beside the ambulance with a blanket.”

Earlier, Maher talked with Dr. Cornel West, a Princeton professor whose lament was that politics is about “the superficial and the spectacle.” He also defended the teaching of Western-centric humanities classes, but equivocated when asked whether things like mathematics reflect white perspectives too much.

This week’s panel discussion featured Kellyanne Conway, former senior counselor to President Trump and author of the memoir, Here’s the Deal, and Josh Barro, host of the weekly podcast “Very Serious” and blogger for “Very Serious” on Substack.

Maher nearly lost it as Conway wouldn’t say whether Donald Trump should run again, with the former staffer noting that the current Jan. 6 hearings are not a courtroom. Maher insisted the Jan. 6 upising was a “planned coup,” but Conway countered that no one knows what was in Trump’s mind, and kept turning the conversation to inflation and the Biden administration’s varied failures, infuriating Maher at times.


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Powerhouse singer Adele stopped mid-way through a song to help a fan during her performance on Friday night.

While performing her hit-song ‘Skyfall’, Adele spotted a struggling fan in the crowd at London’s Hyde Park. She stopped singing and immediately called for assistance.

“Stop, stop, stop. I need security’s help,” she said. “Right in the middle there, can you see where they’re waving?” Watch above.

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The British songstress began to sing ‘Skyfall’ but stopped after one note to help a fan. (Twitter)

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The British singer asked people in the crowd to make way for the help team and was met with applause and cheers from the audience. 

Adele then watched security make its way to the fan, and as soon as she could see they were okay, she headed straight back into performance mode.

“Right, let’s start again,” she told the audience.

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The entire situation took less than one minute to resolve. Adele’s response was met with praise from her live audience, and online commenters after a video was uploaded onto Twitter.

“Love her,” said one Twitter user. Another commented, “What Travis should’ve done,” in reference to the 2021 Astroworld Festival incident.

During Travis Scott’s performance, at the music festival in November of last year, the extremely packed audience pit began to push forward, which led to a fatal crowd crush and killed 10 people.

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Adele has been held up as an example for her compassion during crowd situations. (CBS via Getty Images)

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Scott started and stopped his show a few times to address some crowd members, but was largely criticised for not doing enough. Members of the audience were chanting for him to stop the entire set, but the show continued for another half hour. 

He was met with fierce backlash in the aftermath of the tragedy, and many took to Twitter with examples of artists like Adele and Billie Eilish efficiently addressing crowd issues to highlight Scott’s culpability in the Astroworld casualties.

Adele’s 2017 concert at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium was the biggest single concert in Australian history with more than 100,000 attendees.

Though she has recently discussed returning, the popstar currently has no concrete plans to tour Australia. 

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Exclusive: Joey King Pays Tribute to Fiancé Steven Piet With Sweet TikTok Video – TalkOfNews.com

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Joey King has found her prince.

Four months after getting engaged to fiancé Steven Piet, the actress took to TikTok to pay tribute to her future husband with a heartwarming video montage.

“This is my fiancé, Steven,” she wrote on July 1. “I love him with my whole heart, and i wanted to show him off a lil.”

Highlighting some of the couple’s cutest moments together, the video included clips of the two dancing in the car, snow tubing, cuddling with their dogs, laughing over coffee, cooking and more, set to the song “Become a Mountain” by Dan Deacon.

The Kissing Booth star added, “Just felt like making a video showing merely a fraction of how wonderful life is with you.”

The post’s comment section quickly filled up with TikTok users gushing over the pair’s chemistry. “He matches your vibe perfectly, so happy you found your other half,” one user wrote, while another remarked, “You can feel the happiness & love.”

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