Entertainment

From Singers To Actors To Directors, Here Are Some Amazing Latinos Who Should Replace Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star

The City of West Hollywood unanimously voted to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but tbh, not much will come of it. Stars aren’t exactly given to the people whose names are on them. They pay for the stars. However, the constant repairs to Trump’s star and the violence it sparks has become a safety concern for residents and officials of the city.

As a result, we came up with some Latinos to replace Trump to make things a little nicer and more attractive on the Walk of Fame.

First off, people in general support the removal of this star.

@biznut2001 / Twitter

Lately, it feels like there’s not much we can do to stop POTUS’ tweets threatening war, spewing fake news, and dissing celebrities who are building schools for children.

The star has been in a constant state of vandalism since the election.

@cherryteresa / Twitter

West Hollywood council members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath cited Trump’s sexual assault history and treatment of women, alongside the separation of families at the border as reasons for the removal.

So much so, that the city has had to put walls around it.

@cherryteresa / Twitter

The West Hollywood City Council released a statement before their vote which said, “Similar to how certain members of the entertainment community have been removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures, due to their actions toward women, reflecting a stance on their values by the Academy, this is an opportunity for decision-makers to take a stand on their values in support of women and against disturbing treatment of women.

The removal begs the question: What’s next?

@gunsta33 / Twitter

Once the decision was passed, the proposal will reach L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s desk. In addition to their moral arguments, they also have financial merit. It costs thousands of dollars to replace the star every time it’s vandalized, and is taking away from a California State landmark.

Some Twitter users have really A+ suggestions to change the star.

@Darla_B / Twitter

Pros:
-It’s so much cheaper.
-Convenient potty break.

The star has become so contentious that it is completely blocked from view now.

@photowkb / Twitter

Zip tied border around a wood and duct tape secured star. It’s an ode to the male ego, que te piensas.

But, what if the star was removed and replaced with someone more relevant to entertainment? Like, Guillermo del Toro?

@ItsMeJanelleB / Twitter

Mexican director del Toro is already on his way to getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a few years. He has produced iconic horror films that have entirely changed the way we look at horror. Shouldn’t he get better billing on the Walk of Fame?

Cypress Hill

@cypresshill / Instagram

Cypress Hill was the first Latino-American hip hop group to have a platinum and even multi-platinum albums, selling 20+ million albums worldwide. The group is from South Gate, California and definitely earned their spot.

Lupita Nyong’o

@lupitanyongo / Instagram

Nyong’o’s family is orginally from Kenya, but she was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching at the time. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years a Slave.” She’s actually getting her own star in the Class of 2019. Just let her replace the star.

John Leguizamo

@ctheaternyc / Instagram

While Leguizamo isn’t on deck to get his own star, we think he should. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Leguizamo has slayed his way through Hollywood. From “Super Mario Bros.” to “Romeo + Juliet,” and even as “Sid the Sloth in Ice Age,” he has worked harder in his life than Trump has in two lifetimes.

He once said, “‘Latinos for Republicans. It’s like Roaches for Raid.”

Selena Gomez

@selenagomez / Instagram

Selena Gomez has used her fame for good. Not only has she stayed true to her Mexican roots, but she’s also served as a role model for young Latinas. With the POTUS we have these days, it’s more important than ever to put the spotlight on the role models we want for our kids, don’t you think?

Gael García Bernal

@mexicangentlemenn / Instagram

Bernal is a breakout star. From “Amores perros” to “Y tu mamá también” to Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” Bernal is the new face of Mexican cinema, and for good reason.

He could easily be huge in Hollywood (and he already is for his work in Mexico and with Amazon), but he’s focused on building up the Mexican entertainment industry.

Diego Luna

@diegoluna_ / Twitter

Bernal’s best friend, partner and “Y tú mama también” co-star, Luna is with him on all fronts. He’s working to build film festivals in Mexico and a traveling festival throughout the world to bring Mexican cinema to the United States.

Michael Peña

@houseofblerds / Instagram

Born and raised in Chicago, Peña worked with Luna in his film “Cesar Chavez” to help educate the younger generation of Latinos in America about the immigrant activist. Since then, he’s made it to Hollywood in “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” “American Hustle” and “Ant-Man.”

Cardi B

@adeoyemusic / Twitter

Cardi wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and she has worked hard for everything she has. Not only is she one of the most successful female rappers, she is changing the game.

Naya Rivera

@nayarivera / Instagram

Naya Rivera has repped LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans like no other. While she is more of an ally than a member of the LGBT community, her role as lesbian Santana Lopez on “Glee,” has propelled her to be an advocate in her personal life.

Camila Cabello

@camila_cabello / Instagram

Camila Cabello honestly needs no introduction. The pop singer has been advocating for the LGBTQ community and Dreamers since day one. She’s the most appropriate replacement. Her hair is everything.

Jessica Alba

@jessicaalba / Instagram

Jessica Alba used her beauty and talent to make it to the top of Hollywood before having her children and retiring as a lifestyle guru and businesswoman. Honest Co. is the company, brand, and lifestyle for all the cool, hip Latina moms these days.

Demi Lovato

@ddlovato / Instagram

Lovato has been raising our generation since “Barney & Friends” and an example for how to live with mental illness and easily be a good person, a role model, and inspiration. She suffers from bipolar disorder, addiction, and an eating disorder. Despite all of this, she has been open about her struggles and keeps things real with her fans.

William Levy

@willevy / Instagram

Last but not least is the Latino Brad Pitt, William Levy. He was raised by a single mom in a poor fishing village in Cuba and moved to Miami when he was 14 years old. Levy’s slayed in telenovelas, but has been transitioning into Hollywood life just fine with Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, and Addicted.


READ: This Woman’s Tweet About Cleaning Trump’s Star Out Of Respect Inspired Some Great Twitter Meme Gold

Who do you think deserves the star? Share this story with all of your friends by tapping that little share button below!

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Stacey Plaskett Stole The Show At Impeachment Hearing While Connecting Trump To Violent Attack On Capitol Building

Things That Matter

Stacey Plaskett Stole The Show At Impeachment Hearing While Connecting Trump To Violent Attack On Capitol Building

Update Jan. 10, 2020

The second day of Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment is highlighting the rhetoric that led to the horrific insurrection on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan 6. House impeachment managers have laid out a timeline linking Trump and his words to the attack. U.S. Virgin Island Delegate Stacey Plaskett made it all real clear.

The second day of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial brought to light more violence.

Rep. Joe Neguse highlighted a threat that come from an affidavit highlighting a selfie video. The video was recorded by Dawn Bancroft and threatened direct violence against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

“We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the friggin’ brain, but we didn’t find her,” Bancroft said in the video, according to the affidavit.

The impeachment managers really drove home the point that Trump’s attempt to overturn the election laid the groundwork for the coup.

The Trump campaign spent months trying to overturn the election with numerous lawsuits in key swing states. All of the lawsuits were thrown out but that didn’t stop Trump and his campaign from pushing rhetoric that cast doubt on the democratic process. The focus weighed heavily on Michigan.

“Think about it. The President of the United States was calling public officials, calling from the White House, inviting them into the Oval Office, telling them to disenfranchise voters of her state, telling them to overturn the will of the American people,” Rep. Madeleine Dean, a House impeachment manager, said on the Senate floor. “All to take the election for himself.”

Stacey Plaskett caught everyone’s attention with her cape and recalling the Texas highway tape.

There is a lot of talk on Twitter from women celebrating Plaskett for wearing a cape to defend democracy. The first-ever delegate to be a House impeachment manager recalled the video of vehicles with Trump flags trying to run a Biden/Harris bus off the road in Texas.

Trump and other Republicans celebrated the caravan of vehicles that tried to run the Biden/Harris bus off the road. It was a moment in American political history that showed the worst of American voters. Trump tweeted the video the following day saying “I LOVE TEXAS!”

Plaskett took the hand of everyone watching her speak and led them from the Texas highway incident right to the Capitol attack.

Plaskett did not hold back and showed how the attack was coordinated and anything but a secret. The U.S. Virgin Islands representative laid out the path from the caravan to the people who orchestrated the violent attack aiming to overturn a free and fair election.

She also highlighted how the Trump administration was not in the dark about the planned attack. According to Plaskett, the Trump administration was monitoring websites where the attack was being planned. The day before, the FBI sent a warning of a credible threat from extremists in the U.S. Yet, the Trump administration did nothing to stop the attack.

“They posted exact blueprints of the attack openly, loudly, proudly – and they did this all over public forums,” Plaskett said during her remarks. “These were not just hidden posts and dark websites that Trump would not have seen. Quite the opposite. We know President Trump monitored these websites. We know this because his advisers confirm it.”

Original: Former President Donald Trump is making history as the only president in American history to be impeached for a second time. This time, the Senate, with Democrats in the majority, is bringing a full trial against the former president. The historic impeachment started with a startling video of the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The second impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump started with a chilling video of the insurrection.

The 13-minute video shows the terrifying scene at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and includes parts of the former president’s speech that day during his Stop the Steal rally. The parts of the speech include him calling for the riled-up crowd to march down to the Capitol building while members of Congress were certifying the Electoral College votes.

The video shows Trump supporters fighting with police and causing complete pandemonium. The video is hard to watch and paints a picture of the Jan. 6 insurrection that Americans might not have seen. Using various videos, the impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin, created a montage of violent imagery with rioters calling for death of Congress members, destruction of the Capitol, and the violent overthrow of the U.S. government.

After the video, Rep. Raskin spoke about what it was like for him to survive the violent siege on the Capitol building. The representative’s son committed suicide one week before the attack and his daughter and son-in-law were with him in the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Like many people in the building during the violent attack, they believed they were going to die.

The opening video has struck a chord with Americans watching.

The insurrection stunned Americans when it happened. Images of elected officials running from the chambers to avoid violence and the threat of death circulated on social media. The impeachment video showed elected officials having to drop to the floor for fear that the terrorists would break through the House and Senate doors.

“People died that day. Officers ended up with head damage and brain damage. People’s eyes were gouged. An officer had a heart attack. An officer lost three fingers that day.,” Rep. Raskin said through tears after showing the video. “Two officers have taken their own lives. Senators, this cannot be our future. This cannot be the future of America. We cannot have presidents inciting and mobilizing mob violence against our government and our institutions because they refuse to accept the will of the people under the Constitution of the United States.”

This is a historic impeachment trial as there has never been a president impeached twice.

Republican Congress members are determined to acquit Trump calling into question the constitutionality of the impeachment trial. Democrats are holding the line and demanding that he be held accountable for inciting the insurrection. Republicans and Trump’s attorneys claim that Democrats have no basis for the impeachment.

The impeachment trial is ongoing and we will update as the process continues.

READ: As The Impeachment Trial Heats Up, Trump’s Defenders Start To Crack Under Pressure

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Mexico’s AMLO Wants To Launch New Social Media Network For Mexicans After Twitter Banned Trump

Things That Matter

Mexico’s AMLO Wants To Launch New Social Media Network For Mexicans After Twitter Banned Trump

Love him or hate him, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has long called himself the voice of the people – and many Mexicans agree with him. That’s why his latest announcement against social media companies has many so worried.

In the wake of Twitter and Facebook’s (along with many other social media platforms) announcement that they would be restricting or banning Donald Trump from their platforms, the Mexican president expressed his contempt for the decisions. And his intention to create a Mexican social network that won’t be held to the standards from Silicon Valley.

Mexico’s AMLO moves to create a social media network for Mexicans outside of Silicon Valley’s control.

A week after his United States counterpart was kicked off Facebook and Twitter, President López Obrador floated the idea of creating a national social media network to avoid the possibility of Mexicans being censored.

Speaking at his daily news conference, AMLO instructed the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) and other government departments to look at the possibility of creating a state-owned social media site that would guarantee freedom of speech in Mexico.

“We care about freedom a lot, it’s an issue that’s going to be addressed by us,” he told reporters. He also added that Facebook and Twitter have become “global institutions of censorship,” sounding a lot like the alt-right terrorists that stormed the U.S. Capitol.

“To guarantee freedom, for freedom, so there’s no censorship in Mexico. We want a country without censorship. Mexico must be a country of freedom. This is a commitment we have,” he told reporters.

AMLO deeply criticized the moves by Twitter and Facebook to ban Trump from their platforms.

Credit: Hector Vivas / Getty Images

AMLO – like Trump – is an avid user of social media to connect with his constituents. He’s also been known to spread falsehoods and boast about his achievements on the platforms – sound familiar?

So, it came as little surprise when he tore into social media companies for ‘censoring’ Donald Trump, saying that they have turned into “global institutions of censorship” and are carrying out a “holy inquisition.”

Nobody has the right to silence citizens even if their views are unpopular, López Obrador said. Even if the words used by Trump provoked a violent attack against his own government.

“Since they took these decisions [to suspend Trump], the Statue of Liberty has been turning green with anger because it doesn’t want to become an empty symbol,” he quipped.

So what could a Mexican social media network be called?

The president’s proposal to create a national social media network triggered chatter about what such a site would or should be called. One Twitter user suggested Facemex or Twitmex, apparently taking his inspiration from the state oil company Pemex.

The newspaper Milenio came up with three alternative names and logos for uniquely Mexican sites, suggesting that a Mexican version of Facebook could be called Facebookóatl (inspired by the Aztec feathered-serpent god Quetzalcóatl), Twitter could become Twitterlopochtli (a riff on the name of Aztec war, sun and human deity Huitzilopochtli) and Instagram could become Instagratlán (tlán, which in the Náhuatl language means place near an abundance of something – deer, for example, in the case of Mazatlán – is a common suffix in Mexican place names.)

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com