“A Florida school banned Amanda Gorman’s ‘The Hill We Climb'” links

The Florida school is censoring/banning Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem, “The Hill We Climb.” [Towleroad]
Julia Fox might be a “divisive” figure in fashion, but it turns out that she’s actually super-influential. People are copying her. [Buzzfeed]
People are disgusted with this Jonathan Majors-Meagan Good relationship. [LaineyGossip]
Florida Man is pretty chill after an alligator ripped off his arm. [Dlisted]
Who is Charles Melton and why is he everywhere? [Tom & Lorenzo]
Max’s Smartless On the Road is self-indulgent? [Pajiba]
This story is heartbreaking on like twenty different levels. [Jezebel]
Khloe Kardashian confirms that her son’s name is Tatum (which we already heard a few weeks ago, so good for whoever leaked that). [JustJared]
Photos from the Cannes Chopard Art Gala. [GFY]
Kim Kardashian lists her 36 qualifications for a perfect man. [Starcasm]
I actually loved this Dior look on Juliette Binoche. [RCFA]

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37 Responses to ““A Florida school banned Amanda Gorman’s ‘The Hill We Climb'” links”

  1. NJGR says:

    The fact that a public school system is banning Amanda Gorman’s writing is kind of the whole hellish mess of this country in a nutshell.

    • girl_ninja says:

      The FLORIDA public school system. That is why we must make sure that we do everything in our power to make sure that Governor never becomes the president.

      • Normades says:

        People think of him as Trump lite but he’s every bit as unhinged and dangerous.

      • Seraphina says:

        What we are seeing in Florida is the world DeSatan (typo maybe maybe not) will try to unleash on the country.
        He is not a Trump Lite – he learns from Trumps mistakes and he and his wife are more conniving and cunning. Malania could have cared less – Desantis’ wife is here to play ball along side her husband.

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        OMG, he must not become president. I am a Dem and I’m very nervous about Biden. With the recent Feinstein fiasco, things are not looking good for elderly office holders (will she retire already?)

        If you just want to know how much of a tool DeSantis is, watch John Oliver’s EPIC takedown:

    • BeanieBean says:

      I shudder to think if this man gets to inflict his worldview on the entire country. We cannot let this happen!!! Also–I cried during the Youth Poet Laureate’s presentation of her poem at the inauguration. This poem is why we even have youth poet laureate & poet laureate designations in this country.

    • gator says:

      A single school moved Amanda Gorman’s to the middle school section of the library after a parent complaint.

      The parent complaint was silly, but so is this hyperbole and false reporting.

      • Flowerlake says:

        “A single school”.

        It’s not as if books haven’t been banned left and right in several schools for a while.

        That school is a primary school and they did remove it from students’ eyes and access.

        Nothing hyperbole about it.

      • DrinkerOfTea says:

        “It was only one little hole in the damn, I don’t understand why it broke!”

      • Josephine says:

        It was not “silly” – it was hateful, ignorant, and inhinged, and the school said sure because white kids in Florida shouldn’t have to face the reality that there were once slaves in the US.

        Never stand with those who will ban or even restrict books. They are never, ever the good guys, and letting them slide is the gateway to much, much worse.

      • Haylie says:

        You must be the complaining parent, Gator.

  2. TOM says:

    Florida has lost its damn mind.

    And one-arm Florida man is blissed out on some very groovy meds. His mellow will soon be harshed.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Especially once he gets his hospital bill. He’s in DeSantis’ Florida.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Half of us in Florida are sane. But we have been gerrymandered into into ineffectiveness. Nonetheless we are organizing to win and to take back our state and our lives. Please join us or donate if you can.

      • Lucy says:

        Texan here, you have my sympathies because the exact same thing has happened here. I hope Abbott… well I can’t say what I hope, but I hope he feels the way his name is used as a curse at our house.

  3. tealily says:

    This is Looney Tunes. These are the “free speech” people?

  4. Normades says:

    Charles Melton is Reggie on Riverdale. He got the part in the second season when Ross Butler dropped out.
    He won a coveted role in The sun is also a Star opposite Yara Shahidi. Now he’s in May December with Natalie Portman and playing Julianne Moore’s younger boyfriend. He’s looking more and more like the breakout male star of Riverdale. (Oh and also he dated Veronica in real life).

  5. FloridaWoman says:

    If I could post a row of facepalm emojis here I would.

  6. brianne says:

    I just watched her perform The Hill We Climb again….and it just gives you goosebumps! She is poised, and powerful and full of hope. Why on earth Floridians are voting against having role models like that for the young people I will never understand.
    READ BANNED BOOKS! (and/or poems)

  7. maisie says:

    the Florida parent who was responsible for getting Amanda Gorman’s poem banned has just apologized for having Nazi posts on her Facebook, I sh*t you not. god bless Amerikkka

    • Mireille says:

      I’m not surprised she had Nazi posts on her Facebook. I am surprised she apologized for them. If you’re going to be a hateful racist, why shy away from bigotry? This Karen should publicly OWN up to all her prejudices. Be loud and spiteful! I don’t expect anything less from a d*ck like her.

    • Josephine says:

      and people like desatan are ushering in this trash, welkkkoming them with open arms. desatan is weaponizing hateful, bigoted parents against the public school system.

  8. Karla says:

    No place in the world is Perfect. Everywhere civil and Human rights have to be fought for every day. But when I look at the nation which used to be a beacon of freedom and democracy…all I can think is:
    America-you‘re in trouble deep.

    Everyone please stand up!

  9. tamsin says:

    How much more brainwashed and ignorant and fascist can a certain faction of Americans become?

  10. Grandma Susan says:

    Way too many parallels to 1930 Germany and Hitler’s rise. Not kidding.

  11. phlyfiremama says:

    This is some BS 😡😡😡

  12. Christine says:

    Lainey’s take on Meagan Good’s relationship with Jonathan Majors is excellent.

  13. AC says:

    #DeSaster was trending all day yesterday as his presidential launch on Twitter had a lot of glitches and he and Elon were both mocked for it. Not funny that some of his brainwashed supporters thinks he never banned books 🙄
    In another note, I’m glad Charles Melton is getting some notice 😀

    • Juniper says:

      The whole launch was giving, “We’re people who usually have minions set up our calls and we didn’t test anything before we started because it’s easy, right?” It was also giving, “We fired our entire marketing and events staff and wait, those people are actually worthwhile.” energy.

  14. Bcgirl says:

    14. Kk would like a
    ”remodel for her kids”

  15. Moo says:

    Ronnie D is no match for Donnie T. I see the mouse sending plenty of cash to remove the pain in the ass, as RD is a royal pain in their asses.

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