Lena Dunham has released a statement regarding the recent controversy surrounding a section of her book about her relationship with her younger sister, which some say depicts Dunham as a child molester. In her statement to Time, Dunham says she is “dismayed” by the outcry.
First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances.
Childhood sexual abuse is a life-shattering event for so many, and I have been vocal about the rights of survivors. If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use of the term “sexual predator” was insensitive, and I’m sorry for that as well.
As for my sibling, Grace, she is my best friend, and anything I have written about her has been published with her approval.
As much as people may like to legislate prepubescent sexual play, it is always going to happen. Children are curious about their bodies. And the important word is ‘THEIR’ bodies. Children have to have the right to not have anything happen they do not want to happen. A one year old child cannot give their consent. For me, it is not a money or a race issue. It is about the child having zero say in what happened.
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ABC News has confirmed through a family member that legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away.
He was 82. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had been suffering from cancer, has died in her husband’s arms.
The 66-year-old star, best known for her long-running role as a mother in the Oxo TV adverts, had been battling colon cancer, which later spread to her lungs and liver, since being diagnosed in July last year. She died in the arms of her husband Michael in hospital on Sunday, her agent Sue Latimer said. The actress said she decided to end her treatment on August 13 to limit the amount of suffering her family would witness.
In a statement on behalf of Bellingham’s family, Latimer, said: “Lynda died peacefully in her husband’s arms yesterday evening at a London hospital.
“Her family, to whom she was devoted, would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support.
Several tributes have been made to the actress and presenter. Actor and comedian Simon Pegg, who worked with Bellingham on the sitcom Faith in the Future tweeted: “Lynda Bellingham, a gorgeous, brassy, funny, generous, talented human being. My first TV mother figure and and a treasured friend.”
Taika wrote the script. This could be lovely, or this could be ‘Lilo and Stitch’ level crap.
Moana is described as a “a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure,” and takes place in ancient Oceania in the South Pacific. The film will tell the story of its titular character, a teenage girl and “born navigator” who “sets sail in search of a fabled island,” according to a summary from Disney. “During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore,” Disney reveals.
The creative team behind Moana, which is CG-animated, has some serious Disney pedigree: Directors Ron Clements and John Musker also helmed The Little Mermaid and Aladdin among others. “Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said in a statement. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”
There is already a strong Internet fanbase for the Polynesian Moana, who was previously expected to make her debut in 2018, and she serves as an example of Disney furthering representation of diverse and minority characters.