Tag: backlash

Amanda Gorman: Publisher Faces Backlash After Selecting White Dutch Writer To Translate Her Poems

March 1, 2021
Amanda Gorman continues to win adulation after she read her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in January, 2021. But now, a Dutch writer has stirred a bit of controversy after rejecting an assignment to translate Gorman’s works. According to The Associated Press, Marieke

Renewed COVID-19 rules draw backlash from skeptical GOP lawmakers

November 14, 2020
Restive Republicans across the country are increasingly pushing back on the coronavirus restrictions being imposed — or even just suggested — by Democratic executives as the pandemic grinds on. In Oregon, state legislators objected vociferously Friday to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown’s new limits on gatherings, bars, gyms, and restaurants as statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a

House Democrats make new-member banquet ‘to go’ after backlash

November 14, 2020
House Democrats on Friday decided to make their traditional new-member banquet a “to-go” event after facing backlash for planning the lavish indoor dinner despite the risk of spreading COVID-19. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initially defended throwing a socially distanced, but indoor, sit-down feast inside the Capitol building to greet newly elected congressional members to Washington,

Lil Wayne, Latest Rapper in Trump’s Orbit, Sees Backlash Over Photo

October 31, 2020
“Oh no,” 50 Cent wrote on Thursday evening. “I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE.”Ice Cube, a founding member of N.W.A, who released a song called “Arrest the President” as recently as 2018, faced similar scrutiny after it was announced this month that he had consulted with the Trump administration on the Platinum Plan. He

Trump Faces Backlash for Commemorating Civil Rights Icon Amid Racial Tensions

July 23, 2020
President Donald Trump tweeted a message commemorating Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a prominent figure in Mississippi politics. The message courted controversy immediately: The president has in recent weeks tweeted support for flying Confederate flags has continued to disparage the Black Lives Matter movement, and has faced
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