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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – March 26

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: March 26, 2021  

Hosts Shaffie, Joe Mfalme Bashed for Victim Shaming

Radio hosts Shaffie Weru, Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme have come under fire over victim-blaming utterances of an assault victim. The trio, during their Thursday “The Liftoff” morning show, sparked a conversation regarding a lady who was allegedly pushed off a 12-storey building by a man she claims to have met on Facebook, leaving her paralyzed for at least two months.

In the now viral clip, Shaffie is heard advising women to “play hard to get” by being “unavailable”. Neville then remarks, “Don’t give Edgar [Obare] news this morning”. Shaffie then proceeds to ask, “Do you think Kenyan chicks are too available, are they too loose, too willing, too desperate and that’s why they get themselves caught up in such situations?”

The statement outraged netizens as most questioned why the victim was being made fun of and, indirectly, being blamed for being in that situation. “This conversation stinks. This is not the way brothers. Victim shaming is as stupid as the act itself. Do better,” wrote Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime-Baraza.

Shaffie’s former colleagues, Adelle Onyango and Lynda Nyangweso, also had a mouthful to say about the conversation. Nyangweso tweeted, “I’m so embarrassed to work in an organization where 3 men can sit down on a public platform and victim blame.” Adelle said that remarks by the radio hosts only contribute in perpetuating gender-based violence. “Reducing Eunice’s lived experience to banter or absolve perpetrators is DISGUSTING.”

Joe Mfalme, Shaffie and the Radio Africa-owned station have since issued an apology regarding the matter. Neville is yet to issue a statement.

HITMAN 3: Seven Deadly Sins Launches March 30

HITMAN 3: Seven Deadly Sins, a new seven-part premium extension of the gameplay that brings players deep into the mind of Agent 47, will be released on March 30th by IO Interactive. It will challenge players to resist each of the seven sins, with new gameplay opportunities, visually distinct contracts, and exclusive sin-themed rewards.

Each of the seven packs is dedicated to a particular sin, a sin-themed unlockable suit, and at least one sin-themed object that can be used in the World of Assassination. Some items may have special properties that remind you of the sin that inspired them. Watch the announcement trailer below.

Separation Trailer Released

Director William Brent Bell has revealed the official trailer for Separation, an upcoming horror film, in an exclusive with Collider. The flick follows eight-year-old Jenny (Violet McGraw), constantly caught in the middle of the feuding between her lawyer mother Maggie (Mamie Gummer) and artist father Jeff (Rupert Friend). She leads a lonely but imaginative life, surrounded by puppets and dolls called “Grisly Kin”, which are based on the works of her father.

When Maggie is tragically killed in a hit-and-run, Jeff and Jenny try to piece together a new life. But when Maggie’s father (Brian Cox) sues for custody, and babysitter Samantha (Madeline Brewer) tries to be the new woman of the house, life in their Brooklyn townhome takes a dark turn. The puppets and frightening characters come to life and Jenny is the only person who can see them. When the motives of the ghoulish creatures become clear, the lives of everyone are put very much in jeopardy.

Separation arrives in theaters on April 30th. Check out the new trailer and poster below.

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