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We present you the most relevant news of this week. / Photos: instagram.com/leamichele, instagram.com/realdonaldtrump
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It's Friday and our weekly summary of the entertainment world is coming with it. Here are five news that took place this week amid the chaos in which the world is and how this has also reached the entertainment industry.
The failed #BlackOutTuesday campaign
This past Tuesday, June 2, many artists from the world cultural scene wanted to show solidarity with the protests that are taking place around the world after the murder of George Floyd last week and in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The campaign was called #BlackOutTuesday and it was about uploading a black box to Instagram. The idea was to stop publishing content for a day to give visibility to the movement. The failure began with those who started uploading it using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. The effect this had on the algorithm was that by clicking the hashtag, only the black leaders of celebrities and social network users could be seen, but not useful information about donations and the state of the protests. In short, a campaign that went, despite their good intentions, badly.
Lea Michelle apologizes for racist attitudes on Glee
Lea Michelle, the protagonist of the teen series Glee, was one of the celebrities this week to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement through a tweet. Unlike many, she received a somewhat different response: Her castmate Samanthay Ware tweeted in turn claiming that Lea made her first small screen job unbearable. Given this, rumors grew that Lea Michelle was a person who was difficult to work with and sometimes had openly racist behavior on the Glee set. Given this, the actress apologized through an Instagram post, although she states that she does not remember being racist.
Vativision will launch: the Vatican streaming platform
The upcoming launch of the streaming service Vativision on June 8 was announced through a press conference from Vatican City. This is not an official institutional initiative of the church. Rather, it is a secular entrepreneurship program, according to Paolo Ruffini, representative of the Vatican's communications department, at the press conference. Although it is a secular initiative, three cardinals are involved in the project. The contents will revolve around the themes of culture, art and faith with the aim of spreading Christian values using technology. Although the platform is global, the audience that VatiVision is targeting is mainly in Argentina, Brazil, the Philippines, Mexico, Italy, Poland, Spain, among others. The launch on June 8 will be presented by Pope Francis.
Snapchat removes Donald Trump's profile from its home page
Snapchat has removed Trump's profile from its home page. This does not mean that the profile of the American president has been completely eliminated. Rather, that it will not be promoted in the Discover section of the application of this social network, so that only those who follow it will see it, so the president will not get more followers. This is because, according to Snapchat, Trump's comments are racially violent. Another social network that faces the violence and disinformation of Donald Trump.
List of nominees for the BAFTA Awards
The list of BAFTA (British Academy Film and TV Awards) nominees was also released this week. The list is headed by the HBO series "Chernobyl" with 14 nominations. It is followed by productions such as "The Crown", "Fleabag" and "Giri / Haji". Nominees also include "His Dark Materials", "The Virtues" and the famed "Killing Eve" series. The delivery of these awards will take place on July 17, the ceremony will be in a closed studio complying with the rules of social distance and the winners will be invited to receive their awards virtually.