A Secular Backlash Against Islamism Is Brewing in Indonesia

Only 15 months ago, a right-wing Islamist-led uprising helped defeat Jakarta’s ethnically Chinese, Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as “Ahok.” Then, earlier this year, a radicalized Muslim family killed 14 people at churches in Surabaya, sending shock waves through the Islamic world’s most populous nation. But now a secular backlash is brewing, and it’s […]

Star Wars: Darth Maul actor HITS BACK at trolls in fiery rant after Solo backlash

The star, who played Darth Maul for the second time in the recent spin-off, has seemingly been targeted by some on the internet making cruel comments about his appearance. This morning he has taken to Instagram to speak out, putting those abusing him firmly in their place. “Not that I NEED TO JUSTIFY THIS! I […]

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line-up: Joe Sugg admits ‘backlash’ was expected amid launch

Joe Sugg has millions of YouTube followers who track his every move regularly. And they will no doubt be overjoyed to see the social media star every Saturday night on Strictly Come Dancing.  However, the generation who follow the vlogger are probably a little younger than the one who watches the BBC talent show.  As […]

Star Wars 9 leak and pics reveal opening scenes? Fans are NOT impressed – More backlash?

What will it take to please Star Wars fans? Many are distinctly unhappy after Rian Johnsons’s The Last Jedi delivered a divisive movie that many felt betrayed the iconic classic characters and themes of the franchise. There is huge pressure on JJ Abrams to bring the saga to a close and repair the split in […]

Daily Mail pulls story about ‘migrant-infested’ Paris suburb after backlash

The Daily Mail has pulled a feature exposing a Paris suburb overrun with illegal migrants after Paris residents pointed out obvious mistakes in the story. It was however based on an actual alarming state report about a wider area. The article, now deleted, promised to blow the lid on “Powder Keg Paris,” advertised as “a […]

Star Wars 9 leak: Luke Skywalker TWO new scenes revealed after Last Jedi backlash

Fans want more Luke Skywalker. Whether they are happy with Episode 8 or part of the vocal backlash furious with Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy’s vision, everybody wants to see Luke back in the final movie. It is, after all, the grand climax to the Skywalker saga, which has spanned five decades at the cinema, […]

Star Wars 9 FIRST picture: JJ Abrams promises to restore 'original vision' after backlash

Abrams has a huge task ahead of him. Not only does he have the enormous pressure of bringing home a beloved franchise with a single storyline which will span nine movies and five decades. He also faces the extraordinary rift in the fandom which created a major backlash after The Last Jedi, with many fans […]

Star Wars Last Jedi backlash: George Lucas replacing Kathleen Kennedy to FIX Episode 9?

Can George Lucas and JJ Abrams “fix” Star Wars? The Last Jedi took a huge $ 1.3billion at the global box office and yet it was far short of The Force Awakens’ $ 2billion and also divided fans like never before. A vocal section was so unhappy with Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy’s vision they […]

Laverne Cox Tells OZY Fest: ‘Eff the Backlash. We Have to Move Forward’

The reality on the silver screen hasn’t always reflected the realities of society. Let’s be honest: It rarely has. But even Hollywood has to move forward, little by little. Recent megahits like Black Panther, Moonlight and Get Out are paving the way for a big change in the movie business, even as national politics have […]

Laverne Cox: ‘Eff the Backlash. We Have to Move Forward’

The reality on the silver screen hasn’t always reflected the realities of society. Let’s be honest: It rarely has. But even Hollywood has to move forward, little by little. Recent megahits like Black Panther, Moonlight and Get Out are paving the way for a big change in the movie business, even as national politics have […]