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A Hairstylist Defended Her Latina Assistant From An Angry Customer And The Video Has Gone Viral

A Los Angeles hairstylist named Sharon is getting a lot of love for how she handled an upset client. According to Sharon’s account, the client was being racist and she was not going to let the woman get away with it. Here is what we know so far.

A TikTok video is going viral showing a hairstylist reprimanding an upset client.

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Y’all ROBIN IS THE NEW KAREN!!! This literally had me shaking!!!! Beware of this behavior people!!! #fyp #xyzbca #karen

♬ original sound – SHARON👑

The brief video shows the client, Robin, telling Sharon that she didn’t want the assistant working on her hair. The video is brief and shows the interaction after Robin is already in the chair and having her hair done. However, Sharon claims that Robin has been racist in the past and that the actions on this day just further exacerbated that sentiment.

Sharon has been working on Robin’s hair for about two years and she feels she understands her.

In an Instagram Live video, Sharon talks about how she has experienced Robin’s racism growing throughout the years of working together.

“She’s always coming into the salon and was really proud of doing derogatory things. That’s why I say I connected the dots like 30 minutes after everything happened cause I started to think about the way she spoke in every appointment and she was always very derogatory towards Mexicans. She’d be like, ‘Oh yeah, and guess what. They were Mexican,’” Sharon says in the IG Live. “So, I’m like thinking, I’m putting the pieces together. I look at Alex and I go, ‘Alex, you let me know what feeling. Is it just me or did you feel from the jump that there was some racism off the f***ing bat?’ She’s like, ‘Oh my god! I’m so happy you said that because I didn’t want to say anything but I 1000 percent felt that way.”

Sharon claims to have the beginning of the experience on camera and has promised to share it.

During her IG Live, Sharon says that Robin entered and immediately started treating her assistant, Alex, with disrespect. According to Sharon, Robin didn’t address Alex directly and checked her out with an up and down glance.

“For all of you people saying your own opinions saying like, ‘There was no racism,’” Sharon tells the IG Live audience. “First of all, you only got a three-minute and 15-second post so let’s relax. Second of all, Alex and I were the only ones in the room and if we felt like there was racism happening then there was racism happening. Point blank. Period.”

Some people are celebrating Sharon and her handling of Robin in the video.

“Mind you, you guys, her own granddaughter reached out to me,” Sharon says in the video. “Her own granddaughter reaches out to me and she basically said we don’t condone Robin’s behavior, we don’t have a relationship with her, we are so sorry this happened. We want to pay you. I was like, ‘No. Honestly, you coming to me and having the energy and the balls basically to come to me and say, ‘Hey. I’m her granddaughter and I’m so sorry.’ I was like, ‘You win. Hands down to you.’”

Here’s a longer version of the interaction that Sharon posted to YouTube.

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Kellyanne Conway’s Own Daughter Filmed Her Cursing And Talking About COVID-19

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Kellyanne Conway’s Own Daughter Filmed Her Cursing And Talking About COVID-19

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Updated October 8, 2020.

By now we all know that Claudia Conway is The Queen of holding her mother Kellyanne Conway accountable. So it’s no surprise, that the outspoken teen and daughter to President Donald Trump’s former counselor publically called out her mom for giving her COVID-19 earlier this week.

And of course, she did it on her favorite platform: TikTok… We just didn’t expect for her to do it to Donald Trump (AKA leader of the free world) himself.

Which means…

Kellyanne Conway is officially duking it out with COVID and her daughter.

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Since confirming her COVID-19 diagnosis last Friday, Kellyanne’s 15-year-old daughter Claudia has been tracking and sharing her every move. And the former White House aid is less than pleased. In a post shared to Claudia’s TikTok account this week, Kellyanne can be seen and heard scolding her daughter for sharing the news.

“You caused so much disruption. You lied about your f****ing mother about COVID? About COVID?!” Kellyanne yells at her daughter while lying with her in bed.

“That’s how I interpreted it,” Claudia replied.

“Interpreted it?” Kellyanne demanded before realizing her daughter was recording the conversation. “You’re taping me again?”

Kellyanne responded on Twitter to her daughter’s leaks with a tweet that criticized those encouraging her behavior.

“My daughter, Claudia, is beautiful & brilliant. She has access to top doctors & health care & lives comfortably,” she tweeted. “Like all of you, she speculates on social media. Yet she’s 15. You are adults. We have COVID, but it’s clear who’s really sick.”

Last Friday, Claudia Conway revealed to the world that Kellyanne had Coronavirus prompting her mother to make the announcement herself.

Last Friday, soon after it was revealed that Donald Trump had tested positive for Coronavirus, Claudia, posted a video of herself on TikTok wearing a face mask with a caption that read “update my mom has covid.”

“Bye i’m done i’ll see you all in two weeks,” Claudia wrote in the caption. Almost an hour later, Kellyanne confirmed to the public that she had tested positive for COVID-19 on Twitter. “My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians,” she wrote. “As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”

News of Kellyanne’s diagnosis comes at a time when many in the president’s inner circle have been tested for and diagnosed with Coronavirus. Hope Hicks, the president’s senior counselor, his wife Melania Trump, and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, as well as members of Congress, have all been in contact with the president and contracted the virus.

Conway, Trump’s longtime aide, had reportedly been in close contact with the president as he prepared for his debate against Joe Biden last Tuesday. She also attended a Sept. 26 Rose Garden event for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, which reportedly saw 150 high-profile guests in attendance. According to reports, many in attendance did not wear masks.

Soon after revealing her mother’s diagnosis, Claudia shared a follow-up video to her 948,000 TikTok followers.

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“Im furious,” she wrote in the follow-up video. “Wear your masks. dont listen to our idiot fucking president piece of shit. protect yourself and those around you.”

On Friday, Claudia also posted that she was “suspicious” that her mother might have COVID noting that Kellyanne was “coughing all around the house after trump tested positive for COVID. She shared the video with audio of Cardi B saying “that’s suspicious.”

After spotting attempts by Trump to downplay his COVID diagnosis, Claudia publically called out the president.

On Monday, after a COVID-19 diagnosis and a weekend in the hospital, Trump returned to the White House and insisted that he was doing well, despite suspicions to the contrary. After all, according to CNN, a source familiar with the President’s health said “The President’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery.” Before making a public appearance on a balcony of the White House and removing his mask (thus risking exposure of the virus to others) Trump insisted that he had mild symptoms, and tweeted to followers “Don’t be afraid of COVID.”

In response, Claudia replied “guys lmao he’s not doing ‘better.'” The teenager went on to explain that the president is “so ridiculous, apparently, he’s doing so badly.”

Claudia has been outspoken about her parent’s political beliefs and slammed them both publicly for their conservatism.

This past August, Kellyanne and her husband George Conway, posted that they would resign from their posts to focus more on their family after a string of claims made by Claudia to the press and on TikTok.

“I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month,” Kellyanne wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. “George is also making changes. We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids. Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids ‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times. This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.”

Soon after her parents’ announcements, Claudia wrote in a post to TikTok that “words are not enough to express my love for my following. you are all amazing. thank you for the support and love. may you feel my love and peace back. i am taking a break to process this recent news and to stabilize my mental health. i love you. i love you. i love you.”

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Gay Men Took Over #ProudBoys On Twitter And The Results Are Exactly What We Needed Right Now

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Gay Men Took Over #ProudBoys On Twitter And The Results Are Exactly What We Needed Right Now

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Although social media is so often ridiculed for being filled with self-obsessed, attention-seeking content, for the past few days its been filled with messages of love and compassion.

Over the weekend, the words Proud Boys took on a whole new meaning as gay men flooded Twitter with messages of love and acceptance using the hashtag #ProudBoys.

This has caused two very different groups of men to face off on the same hashtag: the far-right cadre known as the Proud Boys—and the thousands of gay Twitter users who flooded that platform with pro-LGBT images, marking those posts with #proudboys. 

Tens of thousands of gay men have taken over the #ProudBoys on Twitter and the actual Proud Boys are pissed.

#ProudBoys, which members of the hateful, far-right group have been using, was trending over the weekend after tens of thousands of gay men on Twitter hijacked it and flooded the feed with photos of their loved ones and families and with memes.

The celebration of LGBTQ pride was a clear attempt to drown out voices of the far-right group with the same name, which made headlines after getting mentioned by President Trump during last week’s first presidential debate.  

“Let’s replace the hashtag with images of love, positivity and true PRIDE,” tweeted Carlos G. Smith, an openly gay member of Florida’s House of Representatives. 

Many tweets attached to the trending hashtag showed photos of couples who had been together years or decades — at their weddings, posing with their children, marching in pride parades or just looking happily in love.

At least one of the many tweets from gay men using the #ProudBoys hashtag referenced Trump’s debate words. “We will never stand back and stand by! Together for 25 years with two amazing children,” Dan Ort-Patrick wrote

It seems that we can thank actor George Takei for the brilliant takeover idea!

The hashtag takeover appears to have originated with Star Trek star George Takei, who wondered aloud Thursday what would happen if gay men tagged themselves as #ProudBoys on social media. 

“What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys? I bet it would mess them up real bad,” Takei tweeted.

The Proud Boys – a racist, hate group – began trending last week after Trump refused to denounce their actions and beliefs.

The Proud Boys group entered the mainstream conversation last week after Donald Trump seemed to call them to action at the first presidential debate. During an exchange between Trump and moderator Chris Wallace about white supremacists, Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”

Following the debate, members of the group celebrated Trump’s reaction, using “stand back” and “stand by” in their logo and posting videos from the debate with the caption “God. Family. Brotherhood.”

The Proud Boys referenced in the debate are “self-described ‘western chauvinists’ who adamantly deny any connection to the racist ‘alt-right,’ insisting they are simply a fraternal group spreading an ‘anti-political correctness’ and ‘anti-white guilt’ agenda,” according to civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center. The SLPC maintains, however, that the group, founded in 2016, affiliates with extremists and is known for anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric.  

All sorts of people showed their support – even the Canadian Armed Forces.

The official Twitter account of the Canadian Armed Forces in the United States took part, too, tweeting a picture of two men kissing—one a corporal named Brent Kenny—with #proudboys.

“Love is love,” the group wrote in a reply tweet. (It was perhaps not a surprising piece of activism from an institution that describes itself in its Twitter bio as: “Nice people. Maple syrup.”)

The Canadian Navy’s Twitter account later retweeted the image, as did the account for the ship that Kenny sailed on, the Winnipeg.

Couples from around the world got in on the viral hashtag to help spread love, not hate.

So many couples shared their wedding photos, images of their families, pictures from their first date, and so much more – to help deliver a takeover of a hashtag so often used to spread hate.

Gay men shared their pride in themselves, their community, and in their love.

But back on Twitter, it was all love and rainbows, with Takei expressing gratitude for the enthusiastic response to his idea.  

“Brad and I are #ProudBoys, legally married for 12 years now,” he tweeted Sunday along with a photo of him and his partner. “And we’re proud of all of the gay folks who have stepped up to reclaim our pride in this campaign. Our community and allies answered hate with love, and what could be better than that.”

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