Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- July 6
Paris Jackson’s ‘Lesbian Jesus’ Depiction in Upcoming Film Draws Criticism
Paris Jackson is facing heavy criticism for her role in portraying Jesus as a lesbian in upcoming “Habit” film. The Janell Shirtcliff-directed flick centers around a street-smart party girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal, and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a Nun. “Habit”, which also stars Bella Thorne, has been described as “Christianophobic garbage” by over 300,000 people who have signed a petition to halt its distribution.
“Distributors haven’t picked it up as of yet, so let’s please spread awareness and wake people up to the Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society”, reads part of the petition’s description. “Habit” is already in post-production but neither its release date, nor promotional materials are available to the public yet.
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 4, 2020
The 22-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson appears as the character in the movie “Habit.” https://t.co/eQKXLMK7PC
— CNN (@CNN) July 2, 2020
Y’all I just found out there is a movie called habit and it features Paris Jackson portraying a “lesbian Jesus”. Imma need you to sign this petition to get it cancelled right quick cause this is downright disgusting 🙏🙏. https://t.co/3idDVk9aYE
— Noel Tomlinson (@Yo_itsnoel) June 29, 2020
Sauti Sol, Bensoul and Xenia Grace the Essence Fest 2020 Virtual Stage
Kenyan artists Sauti Sol, Bensoul and Xenia Manasseh once again put the country on the map with their electric performances at Essence Fest. Known as “the party with a purpose”, the fully virtual experience spanned two weekends including musical performances, summits and panels made of influencers and experts worldwide.
Other continental artists who performed at the coveted world stage included Diamond Platnumz, Burna Boy and Amanda Black. Speaking on her experience, Manasseh had this to say, “So honored to be part of this with my brother @bensoulmusic. Things will get easier, spread love, be love”.
Another one of my favorite things about @essencefest every year is that it’s about the whoooole diaspora. Most everything I know about Afrobeat, I learned attending @Essence. Here’s @sautisol, from Kenya! 🇰🇪 #essencefest pic.twitter.com/wjL4NWmvmg
— Megan Braden-Perry ✍🏽 (@MeganDoesNOLA) July 5, 2020
Be sure to catch our performance on the @essencefest evening concert series starting at 7PM (EST)/4PM (PST). And to our fans in Africa, the time is 2AM (EAT)/ 1AM (CAT)/ 12AM (WAT).#BlackLiveMatter #AfricansMatter @essence #EssenceFest #EF2020 #Blackdontcrack ✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/oy0xLF9w1H
— SAUTI SOL (@sautisol) July 4, 2020
Y’all. 🥺 Another dream come true @essencefestival 💜 s/o @sautisol for putting my name forward for this, ya girl is performing at Essence Fest! 🇰🇪✨ Catch me during the unstoppable @essencefest virtual After Dark: Jam Africa show THIS Friday, 7/3 starting at 9PM. pic.twitter.com/536CHdz1Ev
— Xenia Manasseh (@xeniamanasseh) July 1, 2020
The CW Cancels Riverdale Spin-Off ‘Katy Keene’ Series
The Michael Grassi-created “Riverdale” spin off and Archie Comics drama series was axed due to failed ratings. The show’s lead, Lucy Hale, confirmed the news via an emotional video on Instagram saying, “The show’s not coming back and that sucks, but I’ll hold my head high.”
Katy Keene’s storyline centers around a group of aspiring artists living in New York City trying to make their dreams come true. Its first season aired for 13 episodes before getting the axe.
cancelling #katykeene is the BIGGEST mistake of the year. a show about acceptance, about friendship and family, abound being yourself no matter what, about inclusion and diversity. they were spreading important messages behind it, they were highlighting today’s society problems – pic.twitter.com/rR7Rv5Lii6
— mariarosaria (@chloshale) July 3, 2020
— The CW news (@CWshows) July 3, 2020
“Sad to deliver this news! But I love the show. I love what it stands for. And mostly I love YOU. To the cast, crew, and all involved…adore you.” https://t.co/XOx5wtsj1j
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) July 3, 2020