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Things We Saw Today: The Internet Donated $15,000 to Trans Lifeline After Mike Huckabee’s Garbage Joke

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Governor Mike Huckabee really went for jerk gold in a recent joke about Chuck Schumer, who had shed a tear while speaking about his family members who died in the Holocaust.

Not only does this play into gross patriarchal ideas about whether men should cry in public, but it makes light of the Holocaust and mocks a film based on the real-life murder of a transgender man, Brandon Teena. Disgusted by Huckabee’s tweet, comedian Cameron Esposito responded by kicking off a series of donations to Trans Lifeline in Brandon Teena’s name. Many others joined her, and as of about an hour ago, Esposito said the campaign has raised $15,000. (Via LGBTQNation)

 

  • Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary on race in America, I Am Not Your Negro, packed the theaters where it opened this weekend, and Magnolia Pictures intends to “aggressively” expand its distribution. I Am Not Your Negro reeled in a very promising $790,000 from 43 theaters. (For context, wide releases like Split or Hidden Figures are playing in 3,000-3,400 theaters.) (via Deadline)
  • The third trailer for Life finally gives us a look at the aliens! They look like white ribbons, almost a sort of eel-tapeworm hybrid. (via io9)
  • The Lego Batman Movie has been everywhere, since it hits theaters so soon, but there’s also another Lego movie coming out in September: The Lego Ninjago Movie. USA Today shared some promotional pics from the film, in advance of the trailer that will air when The Lego Batman Movie is released. (via io9)
  • A group of New York City commuters worked together to remove swastikas and other anti-Semitic vandalism from their subway car. (via Jezebel)

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