Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Discuss Privilege In The Wake Of George Floyd's Death

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 1:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin refuse to sit on the sidelines and joined the discussion of privilege and racism in America.

On Sunday, the couple sat down with CNN commentator Angela Rye for a harrowing video chat in the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd. The group discussed the current state of affairs as protests, riots, and violence continue to spread across the country. Justin and Hailey went opened up on how their experiences in life were likely much different than people of color, and the privileges they feel they've been awarded for being white.

Hailey captioned the video:
    "As a white woman, I know I am privileged, and I didn’t always understand what that really meant. I will never understand what it’s like to be racially profiled and targeted and wake up everyday uncertain if I could lose my life because of the color of my skin."

    "'Through this conversation with Angela I really just wanted to learn, to ask questions even if I thought they were the wrong question. I want to know better so I can do better and I will not stop asking these questions and having these conversations."

    "I want to keep learning how to be an ally, and I refuse to keep walking through life being ignorant"

Hailey went on to discuss what white privilege means to her and expressed a desire to further educate herself on the matter:
    "From what I know and what I've seen, it's first and foremost just people getting treated different and getting ahead of other people faster because of the color of their skin, because they're white."

    "'It's very obvious even when you're traveling in airports, I feel like people get profiled. To me it's really blatant."

    "I want to keep learning how to be an ally, and I refuse to keep walking through life being ignorant"

After discussing how the duo and their future offspring could become allies for people of color, Justin confessed, "I've been feeling shame in the sense of like, why did it take these men being killed for me to almost take a blanket over my eyes. Why now? I do feel bad when it comes to that." Justin went on to discuss the couple's strong Christian faith and how they feel Jesus has the power to change hate within our hearts.

On Thursday, Hailey posted this touching tribute and heartfelt caption in honor of Floyd and his family.

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It’s heartbreaking that we’re honoring yet another life that was lost due to the violence and racism our country displays far too often. To say that racism is alive today would be a gross understatement, and to say that white privilege doesn’t exist is ignorance at its finest. We live in a country that denies the same freedom and rights to someone based on the color of their skin... black men, women and children are being MURDERED because of the color of their skin while white men, women and children majority of the time receive a slap on the wrist at best. I am tired, I’m angry, I’m sad, and I will not stay quiet. Changes need to be made, and people need to be behind bars for their actions.. Rest In Peace George Floyd.

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Justin has been taking his mind of our nation's racial tension by shaking the dust off his basketball game. Bieber was seen decompressing over the weekend by shooting hoops in front of his Beverly Hills home.


DDG Participates In Peaceful Protest Before Looters Wreak Havoc On The City

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 12:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Protests continue to rage across the entire country as citizens fight for justice in George Floyd's unlawful killing at the hands of the Minneapolis PD. Among the thousands of protesters in Los Angeles was popular YouTuber DDG. The 22-year-old star is asked what he thinks will solve the ongoing issue of police brutality and says, "I think we should just keep protesting. We're gonna be a better country after this. The looting is a little much but I feel them. They're mad. They're angry."

As nightfall came, the protests once again turned violent, leading to fires, looting, and multiple deaths across the country. Many stores across the city were destroyed, including Adidas and luxury sneaker store Flight Club.

On Saturday, California Governor Gavin Newsom called in the National Guard to patrol the streets of Los Angeles as tension between protesters and police continued to rise. The conflict between citizens and police lead to many being sprayed with tear gas and shot with rubber bullets.


Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Called Out For Not Wearing A Mask In Public

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 11:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sets out for a cruise on his motorcycle after wrapping up his morning eBike ride with pal Ralf Moeller.

The action star is asked his opinion on President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic but seems apprehensive to let his feelings be known. Schwarzenegger is then called out for no longer feeling the need to wear a protective mask in public before driving away. Moeller, who was on bike duty, was feeling a little more talkative and urged our videographer to stay safe amid the pandemic. He then does a quick plug for Arnold's upcoming film, Kung Fury II.


EXCLUSIVE - Justin Bieber Is Looking Forward To Becoming A Dad As He Battles Baby Fever

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 10:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Justin Bieber TOTALLY has baby fever and it's basically the cutest thing ever!

The Yummy singer looks like a total natural as he plays with the 3-year-old son of his main collaborator Poo Bear. The trio spent the day hanging out in Beverly Hills and we've got the feeling Justin is getting just a little antsy to become a dad. Poo Bear has co-written many of Justin's hits including: the Despacito remix, What Do You Mean, PYD, Where Are You Now, All That Matters, and Hold Tight.

Justin has expressed his love of children in the past and has thoroughly enjoyed being a big brother. He and wife Hailey Baldwin have discussed becoming parents in the past we're counting the days until it finally becomes a reality!


LAPD Police Officer Suffers Gunshot Wound As Peaceful Protests Turn Violent

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 9:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

An LAPD police officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in a Venice, California amid the protests following the tragic killing of George Floyd. The incident occurred around 4:30pm on Sunday in a Whole Foods parking lot as protesters and rioters continue making their presence known. The injured officer is seen strapped to a gourney before an ambulance transported her to a local hospital.

Following the shooting, hundreds of citizens continued to line the streets of Venice to deliver their cries for justice. As a fleet of LAPD officers arrived to the scene, the group of peaceful demonstrators asked for solidarity with police by chanting, "walk with us!"

Before the looting and violence began, hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered in Venice Beach and participated in positive talks with the local police departments. As the days passed, protests ultimately morphed into violence and looting.


Ben Affleck Takes Ana De Armas For A Wild Ride On His Harley

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 8:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Ben Affleck and girlfriend Ana de Armas have been using quarantine to their advantage! The couple have allowed themselves to become VERY close with one another since entering lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now they're nearly inseparable!

On Monday, Ben was seen giving his 32-year-old girlfriend a thrill by cruising around town on his sexy Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Ana seemed to be loving the joyride as she placed her hands on Ben's thighs during their afternoon adventure. As Ben picked up speed, Ana wrapped her arms around Ben tightly for better support. The couple are even dressing alike -- both rocked matching leather jackets and helmets. So cute!

Ben's ex-wife Jennifer Garner has been supportive of the relationship and is happy Ben found love once again. Jen even gave Ana her blessing and allowed her to spend time with the three children she shares with Ben. If there's one thing that can be said for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner... they certainly do co-parenting the right way!


Justin Bieber Uses Bus From Cancelled Tour To Embark On Coronacation With Hailey Baldwin

Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Justin Bieber definitely has a lot of free time on his hands with his 'Changes' tour cancelled due to COVID-19. The singer recently got his hands on the Prevost Marathon Coach RV designated for his tour and is embarking on a 'Coronacation' with wife Hailey Baldwin. Justin and Hailey plan on doing a bit of traveling and sightseeing as a way to clear their minds and break the monotony of quarantine.

The swanky ride has been known to retail for up to $2.5 million and is the epitome of luxury. They definitely won't have to worry about comfort during their journey!


Forbes Calls Out Kris Jenner For Lying About Kylie's Billionaire Status And We're LOL

Posted on Fri May 29th, 2020 9:39am PDT       By X17 Staff

Remember that shocking Forbes cover announcing Kylie Jenner as the youngest-ever self-made billionaire? SO much was wrong with that headline, but the mag sold tons of copies, Kylie and mom Kris were over-the-moon, and the PR bump led the young "entrepreneur" to sell a majority stake in her cosmetics line to Coty for a sweet penny.

Well now Forbes is falling on their sword, or pen, as it were. The magazine's devoted another cover to debunking everything they wrote about previously -- blaming most of their shoddy reporting in Kris Jenner lying to them and allegedly inflating numbers. The piece is pretty damn funny; Forbes is PISSED and they look incredibly naive and like horribly negligent journalists. Meanwhile, Kris Jenner comes off as a lying, rich genius who's laughing all the way to the bank.

The magazine claims that Kylie's deal with Coty -- once they looked at the fine print of the contract -- exposes Kylie's earlier sales numbers as false. Forbes says Kris Jenner fed them the numbers and even falsified tax returns for the magazine to bolster Kylie's net worth so she could rise to the top of the mag's coveted billionaire list.

This morning, Kylie's reacting to the report, Tweeting:

    "what am i even waking up to. i thought this was a reputable site.. all i see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. i’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period"

    "'even creating tax returns that were likely forged' that’s your proof? so you just THOUGHT they were forged? like actually what am i reading."

    "but okay 🤍 i am blessed beyond my years, i have a beautiful daughter, and a successful business and i’m doing perfectly fine."

    "i can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money i have"



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