July 4th, 2020


The “Little Mermaid” statue branded with “racist fish” overnight

On Friday the statue of the “Little Mermaid” in Denmark was vandalized with the words “racist fish” across its base. The bronze statue honors Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale and perches on a rock in the sea off a pier in Copenhagen. No perpetrators have been identified.

The 107-year-old sculpture is visited by 1 million tourists each year. “I am having a hard time seeing what is particularly racist in the fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid,’” Ane Grum-Schwensen, a researcher at the H.C. Andersen Center at University of Southern Denmark, told local news.

The fairy tale has been on the news lately since last year, Disney announced it is working on a live action remake of the 1989 classic, animated film.

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Chrissy Teigen Slams American Airlines for Filling Flights to Capacity Amid COVID-19 Spikes in US

Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter on Friday to slam American Airlines for its controversial attempts to return to normalcy amid continuing spikes of COVID-19 in the US. “Not to be dramatic but American Airlines only cares about money and doesn’t care if you get sick and die,” tweeted the cookbook author.

Teigen was responding to a tweet from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who posted a selfie from his relatively crowded flight. Though it looks like most (if not all) passengers appeared to be wearing masks, several rows were still completely full.

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ONTD, have you flown the skies since the the pandemic hit?

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