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Alpaca Set for Execution Gets a Human Shield

Male tested positive for bovine tuberculosis; supporters say the tests are flawed

(Newser) - If dogs are man's best friend, alpacas must not be far behind, given that more than 100,000 people are appealing to save an alpaca in England from execution. Geronimo, an 8-year-old who came to Gloucestershire from New Zealand four years ago, tested positive for bovine tuberculosis when his...

James Corden to Revise Game Seen as Anti-Asian
She Called Out James Corden,
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She Called Out James Corden, Is Now Getting Death Threats

Petition creator Kim Saira wants an apology for segment she sees as anti-Asian

(Newser) - Late Late Show host James Corden has vowed to reform his occasional "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" segment, but that's not enough for critics who call it racist. Some 46,000 people have signed a Change.org petition demanding a public apology, a donation to Asian...

Some Unusual Petitions About Bezos Are Circulating

10K want Amazon CEO denied re-entry to Earth, others want him to eat art

(Newser) - The way Jeff Bezos tells it, his trip to space next month will be the fulfillment of a childhood dream . In the view of some 10,000 critics, it will instead represent the ascent of "an evil overlord hellbent on global domination." More than 10,000 people have...

Petition Wants to Nix Melania's 'Boring Tribute to Herself'

Signees want first lady Jill Biden to restore Rose Garden to the Jackie O version

(Newser) - When Melania Trump redesigned the White House's Rose Garden last summer, the result wasn't embraced by all. While several upgrades were made, including an improved drainage system and tech enhancements to make the site more media-friendly, critics were peeved that the then-first lady removed some trees and many...

Dictionary Changes Its Definition of 'Woman'

But Oxford Dictionaries clings to the notion that the 'b-word' means 'woman'

(Newser) - Oxford University Press has amended its dictionaries after a pressure campaign alleged "derogatory" and "sexist" definitions of the word "woman," the Guardian reports. Among the changes to Oxford Dictionaries: A woman is now listed as "a person's wife, girlfriend, or female lover" instead of...

Critics Bash Netflix Film They Say Sexualizes Young Girls

Detractors want Netflix to drop 'Cuties,' which won Sundance award; defenders say it's a 'beautiful film'

(Newser) - Netflix is taking heat over an award-winning French film on its platform from those who say the movie's promotional materials, as well as the film itself, sexualizes young girls. Per the Los Angeles Times , the movie is about a rebellious 11-year-old girl who joins a "free-spirited dance crew"...

Trader Joe's: We're Keeping Ethnic Food Names After All

Chain seems to do 180 after teen's petition to change branding she said was offensive

(Newser) - A California teen's petition to get Trader Joe's to change the branding on some of its international food items looked like it hit home with the grocery chain, but after hinting on a phaseout, management seems to be backtracking on that plan. Briones Bedell has noted some of...

125K Want to #FreeBritney
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125K Want to #FreeBritney

Fans seek end to 12-year conservatorship despite singer's claim she's 'happy'

(Newser) - A #FreeBritney protest is planned Wednesday outside a Los Angeles court, where Britney Spears is to appear remotely to discuss her conservatorship case . So why exactly do fans think the singer—shown recently lounging in a pool and doing yoga on a beach —needs saving? Well, it's complicated....

Petition: Trader Joe's, Remove 'Racist' Branding

A California high school senior is demanding change at the popular American chain

(Newser) - An online petition is demanding that Trader Joe's remove "racist branding" from so-called ethnic foods like "Trader Ming's" and "Arabian Joe"—and even reconsider its store name, USA Today reports. "The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of '...

Petition Seeks to Block 'Blasphemous' Paris Jackson Film

Michael Jackson's daughter plays Jesus in Habit

(Newser) - Christian campaigners may have inadvertently given a "blasphemous" new movie featuring Paris Jackson as Jesus plenty of free publicity. A Change.org petition seeking to block the release of Habit now has more than 275,000 signatures, but it has also brought the movie to wider attention. The petition,...

Suspended Prof Refused to Alter Final Exam Amid Protests

Gordon Klein of UCLA is no fan of 'special treatment'

(Newser) - A professor at UCLA for 39 years has been suspended—and is now receiving police protection—after refusing a request to alter final exams in response to the "traumas" of black students. Accounting lecturer Gordon Klein said he was only following his supervisor's orders when he rejected the...

Brian Wilson: Boycott the Beach Boys

Tweet comes as Mike Love's band is set to perform for Safari Club International

(Newser) - A founding member of the Beach Boys wants people to boycott, um, the Beach Boys. In a Monday tweet , Brian Wilson linked to an online petition asking fans to stop supporting the band until it withdraws from a Wednesday concert at Safari Club International's annual convention in Nevada, where...

65K Sign Petition to Change Date of Halloween

They ask Trump to shift it to last Saturday in October

(Newser) - It's late July, and a surprising number of people have Halloween on their minds. A petition asking President Trump to change the date of Halloween from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday in October, which falls on Oct. 26 this year, is gathering steam and now has more than...

Internet's Love for Keanu Reeves Hits New Peak

Petition seeks 'Time' honor, 6 months ahead of announcement

(Newser) - A subreddit dedicated to his awesomeness is not enough for fans of Keanu Reeves, who've launched a petition demanding the actor be named Time's Person of the Year. Time is at least listening. "There's no doubt that Reeves is the Internet's man of the moment,...

Christian Group's Netflix Petition Gets the Job Done

Netflix is on board; Amazon not so much

(Newser) - Mission accomplished for Return to Order —kind of. "We promise not to make any more," an official Netflix account tweeted Thursday in response to the Christian group's petition demanding the company cancel Good Omens. Thing is, the show is made by Amazon Prime. Amazon also got...

20K Christians Demand Netflix Cancel Amazon Show

Return to Order claims 'Good Omens' normalizes Satanism

(Newser) - Good Omens is getting good reviews , with the Radio Times calling the six-part miniseries "a devilishly funny love letter" to the 1990 fantasy novel from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, on which it's based. But some 20,000 Christians aren't impressed, having signed a petition demanding Netflix...

They Made Her Wear Heels to Work. So She Started #KuToo

Artist Yumi Ishikawa is leading campaign to ban high heels requirements in the workplace

(Newser) - Workplace dress codes can be annoying, but in Japan, there's a crusade to get rid of one mandate in particular, and it comes with its own hashtag: #KuToo. CNN notes the campaign and hashtag—a play on two words meaning "shoes" and "pain," and meant to...

As GOT Fans Cry for Remake, a Defense From Stephen King

Nearly 800K have now signed petition to HBO

(Newser) - In a seemingly appropriate twist for the realm of Westeros, fans are turning on Game of Thrones. A Change.org petition calling on HBO to remake the eighth and final season of the show "with competent writers" launched last Thursday and saw a huge spike in support this week,...

Lawmaker Is Mailed 1.7K Decks of Cards

Wash. state Sen. Maureen Walsh gets the hint

(Newser) - Nurses weren't pleased last week when a lawmaker said nurses in Washington state's rural hospitals "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day." They've come up with an interesting way to voice that displeasure. GOP state Sen. Maureen Walsh says she has received...

Dad Vents About Teacher. Now 16K Want Her Fired

Chris Piland's frustration triggers a Change.org petition

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania dad's frustration has boiled over and put his son's math teacher in the hot seat, Fox News reports. On Tuesday, Chris Piland posted a Facebook photo of his son's second-grade math assignment with a comment from the teacher: "Absolutely pathetic. He answered 13 in...

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