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Entertainment review YouTuber criticizes ‘Turning Red’ for not recognizing 9/11’s cultural impact

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  • YouTuber TheMysteriousMrEnter, also known as Mr. Enter, became the subject of online jokes and memes for his April 14 video review of Pixar's “Turning Red,” in which he criticizes the animated film for not recognizing the cultural impact of the 9/11 attacks.
  • Twitter user @CocoaFox023 shared a clip of the review to Twitter the day after the YouTube video was posted. The clip has garnered over 8.4 million views on the microblogging platform.
  • “This film takes place less than a year after the September 11 terrorist attacks. I bring this up because it radically altered the culture of the time in ways that make this movie feel exceptionally ignorant of the time,” Mr. Enter said in his video review.
  • His remarks prompted Twitter users to generate a wave of memes.

A YouTuber became the subject of online jokes and memes due to his review of Pixar’s “Turning Red,” in which he criticizes the animated film for not recognizing the cultural impact of the 9/11 attacks.

YouTuber TheMysteriousMrEnter, also known as Mr. Enter, uploaded his review titled “Turning Red is a mixed bag” on April 14. The video has over 77,000 views at the time of this writing.

New York pastor warns parents that Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ is ‘demonic’ in film review

Founder and lead pastor of V1 Church in New York City Mike Signorelli warned parents of “demonic” content in Disney Pixar’s “Turning Red” in his “Christian review” posted online.

Signorelli’s review of Disney Pixar’s latest animated film, which was uploaded to his YouTube channel and has since been taken down, used his theological perspective to assess the coming-of-age story of a teen who discovers her ability to transform into a giant red panda in the midst of puberty.  

Review of ‘Turning Red’ that criticized the movie’s characters as unrelatable prompts backlash, apologies

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  • CinemaBlend’s Managing Director Sean O’Connell was heavily criticized online for his review of Disney Pixar’s “Turning Red,” which he deemed an “exhausting” film not “made for a universal audience.”
  • His review circulated on Twitter, leading many users to accuse him of dismissing the movie because it featured Asian protagonists, whom he criticized as unrelatable.
  • “This is what happens when white males are presented as the default. Audiences have empathized with white male protagonists forever but you get one Asian girl in animation and these people question their existence,” POC Culture tweeted in response.
  • The online backlash prompted a Twitter apology from both O'Connell and CinemaBlend’s Editor-in-Chief Mack Rawden.

A review of Disney Pixar’s “Turning Red” published by CinemaBlend was taken down after it was heavily criticized online.

CinemaBlend Managing Director Sean O’Connell deemed Pixar’s latest animated feature “exhausting” and not “made for a universal audience.” His review, in which he gave the film two-and-a-half stars, has since been unpublished from the publication’s website, although it can be found archived online.  

Elon Musk teases turning Twitter into ‘everything app’ like China’s WeChat

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  • Elon Musk on Tuesday teased the creation of an “everything app” called “X.”
  • The world’s richest man, 51, made the announcement after offering to buy Twitter for its originally agreed-upon price of $44 billion, or $54.20 per share.
  • Musk said the Twitter buyout will likely accelerate the development of X by three to five years, “but I could be wrong.”
  • Various speculations have been made about the upcoming app, including a larger social platform, an Amazon killer and a “super app” inspired by China’s WeChat.
  • Twitter is reportedly discussing Musk’s offer.

Elon Musk hinted at the creation of an “everything app” shortly after once again offering to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

The world’s richest man, 51, first sought to buy the microblogging platform for said price in April. However, he tried to back out from the deal two months later, triggering a legal battle that experts said would ultimately have resulted in his loss.

SF DA Brooke Jenkins to review anti-Asian attacks reported under ousted predecessor Chesa Boudin

  • San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins will reportedly review anti-Asian cases filed during the term of Chesa Boudin.
  • Jenkins, who replaced Boudin after a landslide recall election in June, will begin with 12 cases that were initially investigated as hate crimes — before all but two were dropped as such.
  • The district attorney has reportedly tasked veteran trial prosecutor and former Deputy California Attorney General Nancy Tung to lead the review.
  • In response, Boudin slammed the move as a ruse, saying “playing politics” with charging decisions based on the law “will not make the city safer.”

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will reportedly review several anti-Asian cases filed during the term of Chesa Boudin, potentially paving the way for hate crime charges.

Brooke Jenkins, who replaced Boudin after a landslide recall election, will begin with 12 cases reviewed by the San Francisco Standard and KQED in June, according to NBC News. All 12 cases were initially investigated as hate crimes, but only two were charged as such.

‘Turning Red’ criticized by some parents for embracing female puberty and menstruation

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  • Pixar’s “Turning Red” has drawn negative criticism from parents who are uncomfortable with exposing children to what they deem “adult topics” for scenes in which the characters discuss female puberty and menstruation.
  • Chinese Canadian director Domee Shi and Chinese American production designer Rona Liu, on the other hand, say they set out to depict an honest story that aims to help young women feel heard and seen.
  • The PG-rated film has also garnered praise for destigmatizing and normalizing menstruation.

Pixar’s latest animated feature “Turning Red” has drawn negative criticism from parents for including scenes in which characters discuss female puberty and menstruation.

Directed by Chinese Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi, the film follows the story of Meilin “Mei” Lee, a 13-year-old Chinese Canadian girl from Toronto who discovers that she has inherited the ability to transform into a giant red panda when emotionally provoked. The PG-rated coming-of-age story is an allegory for puberty that many have also praised for normalizing the taboo topic of menstruation.

‘Turning Red’: 19 surprising Easter eggs you might have missed while watching Pixar’s new movie

Pixar’s latest animated feature “Turning Red” features several Easter eggs while also paying homage to Toronto, where Chinese Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi grew up.

“Turning Red” follows the story of Meilin “Mei” Lee, a 13-year-old Chinese Canadian girl from Toronto who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited or stressed.

Angry Reviewer Gets Shut Down By Cafe Owner After Complaining Over $2.88 Bill

A U.K. cafe owner is being applauded after responding to one TripAdvisor reviewer who was on a “tight budget” and left a not-so-nice review after she was charged £2, about $2.88, for a slice of lemon and some hot water.

The woman, known as Hannah C., went out for tea with some friends at Bennett’s Cafe & Bistro in York. As Hannah was on a tight budget, she ordered a hot water and a lemon while her friends ordered tea and cake. When the check came, she was shocked to see she was charged at all and complained to the staff, who she alleges became rude over the matter.

Chinese man tearfully asks police for help after losing phone with over 200 photos of dead wife

  • A sobbing 65-year-old man sought the help of police officers after he could not find his cell phone, which contains over 200 pictures of his wife who passed away six months ago.
  • CCTV footage shows the man, identified as Wang, speaking with the officers, saying, “There are photos of my dead wife on the phone, now I don’t know what to do? The phone isn’t worth a lot, but the photos in it are very special to me.”
  • The officers accompanied the man as he retraced his steps and learned that he had lost the phone inside his home after returning from a fruit shop.
  • After a one-day search, Wang’s phone was found inside a plastic bag of fruits.

The story of a man tearfully asking the police for help after misplacing his cell phone containing over 200 pictures of his deceased wife has struck the hearts of countless Chinese social media users.

CCTV footage circulating on Chinese social media shows the 65-year-old man, identified as Wang from Zhejiang province, sobbing as he enters a police station and asks police officers on duty for help.

Portland man accused of punching 5-year-old girl and her father now held without bail

  • Dylan J. Kesterson, who is accused of attacking a Japanese family in Portland, Oregon, is now being held without bail.
  • Kesterson, 34, was first arrested shortly after the incident on Saturday, in which he allegedly punched a 36-year-old father and his 5-year-old daughter because he thought they were Japanese.
  • Kesterson, who had no prior convictions, was released later that day.
  • Police re-arrested him on Wednesday after he failed to show up to his arraignment hearing.
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler criticized the city’s criminal justice system, saying it “needs to be reviewed from top to bottom to ensure that individuals like this [Kesterson] are not released prematurely.”

A man from Portland, Oregon, facing a slew of charges after allegedly punching a 36-year-old Japanese man and his 5-year-old daughter is now being held without bail.

Dylan J. Kesterson, 34, was first arrested shortly after the incident on Saturday afternoon, which occurred along Portland’s Eastbank Esplanade and was reportedly witnessed by several bystanders.