Accused」タグアーカイブ

Kareem Hunt Was Accused of Nightclub Attack … In January

EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained a police report filed by a man who claims he was brutally attacked by Kareem Hunt in a Kansas City nightclub back in January … though Hunt was never arrested. 

The accuser claims he was at Mosaic nightclub around 2 AM on January 7, 2018 — hours after the Chiefs were knocked out of the playoffs by the Tennessee Titans.

According to the police report, filed 4 days later on Jan. 11, the man says he saw his friend getting shoved by 3 men … one of whom was George Atkinson, a running back for the Chiefs at the time. 

The man claims he confronted Atkinson — but the NFL player punched him in his shoulder. The man claims he fought back, but Atkinson and his crew (which included Kareem Hunt) beat the daylights out of him. 

The man claims he was struck in his body and head multiple times and believes he was knocked unconscious. He told police he was treated at the North Kansas City Hospital emergency room for a broken rib, broken nose and multiple bruises and contusions. 

Cops note in the report the accuser had cuts on his mouth at the time he filed his report. 

The man told cops he did not want to file the report but his family members convinced him it was the right thing to do. 

We spoke with the Kansas City PD — and a rep says neither Hunt nor Atkinson were arrested and no charges were ever filed in the case. 

Cops told us the victim stopped cooperating with investigators after filing the report — so the case never went anywhere. Unclear why the man went off the grid.

We reached out to the alleged victim for comment but haven’t been able to reach him. 

It’s a similar ending to the February incident involving Hunt — when the victim initially told cops she wanted to press charges … but also stopped cooperating

The nightclub incident is the 3rd allegation of violence involving Hunt this year. In addition to the Feb. attack captured on video, Hunt was also accused of punching a man at an Ohio resort in June 2018. 

Hunt was not arrested or charged with a crime in ANY of the alleged incidents. 

Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

Jeremy Vuolo Accused of Cultural Appropriation by His Own Fans

As much as we enjoy photos of Jinger Duggar’s family, this latest photo was weird … and controversial.

Jeremy Vuolo shared a strange image of him with baby Felicity and a Native American tipi.

Followers are accusing him of cultural appropriation.

Jeremy Vuolo shared a curious picture on Instagram.

In the snap, he is holding baby Felicity while being obscured by what looks like fog.

Before them is a miniature tipi (also spelled teepee).

“Time for reflection,” Jeremy captioned the post, as if that explained anything.

It’s unclear if he is referring to the presence of a mirror in the photo.

He may have instead meant, on a more serious note, that he’s reflecting upon Native American culture.

Some fans were confused.

“What is this supposed to mean?” one commenter asks.

Others are worried that he’s misusing another culture’s symbols and traditions.

“If there is a deeper meaning behind this post please do share,” another commenter implores.

“If not,” they continue. “Please know that taking elements of another culture (especially one that has been as mistreated as Native Americans).”

That commenter concludes: “and using them flippantly for your own artistic design is completely inappropriate.”

Followers continued to try to figure out what Jeremy’s post was all about.

“I googled it, guys,” one commenter shares. “And some places are saying November is Native American month.”

“Perhaps as ‘Thanksgiving’ comes it’s a moment to reflect on the atrocities inflicted on the first nations people,” another suggested.

That would be very seasonally appropriate, folks. But others were concerned.

“It’s fairly regularly accepted that cultural appropriation is insensitive,” writes another.

“Benefitting from someone else’s culture,” another writes, is “not OK.”

Some jumped to some very different conclusions about Jeremy’s post.

“Why teepee?” one asked bluntly. “Are you racist too?”

Another jumped to a conclusion on the opposite end of the spectrum.

“Are you Native American?” one asked.

“Hard to understand the meaning of the pic,” another noted. “I am Apache though, so if you are that’s great.”

The Apache nation is not known for tipis.

Tipis are sometimes mistakenly attributed to all Native Americans, but were and are in fact unique to people of the Plains region of North America.

(Tipis are still used for some ceremonies, if no longer used for dwellings)

Native American cultures in other regions used different types of dwellings, including elaborate structures.

It’s understandable that people would be on their guard about Native American cultural heritage being misused by white people.

But one follower commented that this is not what is happening.

“Ya’ll, he is in Oklahoma at a Native American history museum,” the commenter writes. “Chill!!!!”

Tipis are often the subject of misunderstanding.

While tipis are conceptually similar to the European lavvu, they are part of a few Native American cultures and are not for anyone else to misuse.

The Native American cultural heritage more likely to be misused are things like war bonnets and terms like “spirit animal.”

But it doesn’t look like Jeremy Vuolo is doing any of that.

We’re happy to call out cultural appropriation or other wrongdoings when we see it. But that’s not what was happening here.

With context, we see that he was practicising cultural appreciation in a museum.

Let’s save our outrage for the people and actions that deserve it.

ReadMore…

Meghan Markle Accused of Making “Worst Curtsy” in Recorded History

Meghan Markle played a lawyer on the USA Network hit drama Suits.

But criticism continues to pour in regarding the Duchess of Sussex, most notably that she simply cannot play the role of a Royal with the proper respect it deserves.

Over the past several weeks, sources have come down hard on Markle for snubbing various Palace traditions, typically ones associated with fashion and decorum.

And now it seems as if certain people are also taking issue with the way Markle is acting overseas.

The expecting mother and Prince Harry have mostly been receiving rave reviews for their behavior on their ongoing tour — but Markle is coming under fire at the moment for how she greeted Tonga’s King Tupou VI and his wife Queen Nanasipau’u last week.

Specifically, how weakly sue curtsied on front of the powerful couple.

Here is a still shot of the bow in question:

curtsy

Did Markle get down low enough?

Did she hold her form for long enough?

Did her facial expression make it clear she just wasn’t that into the gesture?

All of the above, Twitter users appear to be saying. Here is a sampling of their most harsh responses to Markle’s lame curtsy:

Those were the two worst curtsies I think I’ve ever seen!

I wonder if maybe she wasn’t sure if she should curtsy? Either way, you gotta commit.

I saw this video on Instagram. Gives the impression she did not know if she should curtsy or not.

That seems plausible, right? It can be tricky to remember all the customs of various nations, especially for someone not raised in such an environment.

In case you somehow haven’t heard, Markle is pregnant.

So it’s also possible that she only gently curtsied in order to protect her fetus.

We really can’t say for certain at the moment.

However, a so-called etiquette expert named William Hanson told The Daily Mail that Markle has a lot to learn about how a Royal should act overall.

He says she sticks her hands into her pockets on far too many occasions.

“We know that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pioneering a new, relaxed, tactile branch of monarchy, but having hands in the pocket is a step too far,” this random critic says, adding:

“There is good casual and there is bad casual.

“Placing a hands in the pocket is too relaxed and unprofessional.”

Markle, of course, is no stranger to criticism.

Just ask her awful half-sister.

We doubt she’ll respond to the backlash she is garnering here, especially because Hanson admits that her actions aren’t actually a big deal.

Not in the grand scheme of life, that is.

“Will the world end? No,” he concludes to The Mail. “It is just a small blip in Meghan’s usually delightful manners that can be easily corrected for future engagements.”

PHEW.

ReadMore…

Pete Davidson Accused of Taunting Mac Miller With Intimate Photos of Ariana Grande

In the wake of news that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have broken up, fans are understandably consumed with curiosity.

What could have caused such a seemingly intense romance to flame out?

Sources close to the couple say the timing just wasn't right, but it's not hard to see why that explanation doesn't sit well with the public.

After all, Grande and Davidson were engaged; they laid on the PDA at every opportunity, and they seemed to be madly in love.

From the outside, it looks as though some sort of precipitous event must have preceded the breakup.

And now, a new round of reports has Davidson accused of some truly monstrous behavior …

1. A Surprise Romance

Pete davidson and ariana grande
Pete and Ariana’s relationship came as a surprise even to those who knew the former couple best.

2. Rushing In

Ariana grande with pete davidson
Part of the reason for this was that both parties had recently gotten out of very serious longterm relationships.

3. Pete and Cazzie

Cazzie david and pete davidson with cotton candy
Pete was with Cazzie David, who has made a point of refraining from offering direct comment on her ex’s tumultuous relationship with Grande.

4. Ariana and Mac

Ariana grande and mac miller in new york
Ariana was with rapper Mac Miller, whom she dated for over two years just prior to her relationship with Pete.

5. A Tragic Turn of Events

Mac miller tribute
Sadly, Miller passed away from an apparent drug overdose last month.

6. A Shocking Loss

Mac miller image
Miller had struggled with addiction for years, and Grande cited his inability or unwillingness to help himself as one of the causes of their split.

View Slideshow
ReadMore…

Jinger Duggar: Accused of Cultural Appropriation Over Felicity’s Head Wrap

Just a couple of weeks ago, Jinger Duggar was mom-shamed for making her baby wear gloves, which fans believe will hinder Felicity’s motor development.

This time, however, they’re getting parent-shamed for something else.

Are Jinger and Jeremy guilty of cultural appropriation?

Felicity and Jeremy shared this sweet photo on Instagram.

The parents captioned it: “Took Felicity out to the @cubs game.”

Felicity’s hands are once again entombed within mittens, which her parents put on her to keep her from scratching her face with her sharp nails.

That was not the primary focus of the mom-shamers this time.

This time, the concern is over a couple of things — first and foremost, that head wrap. Is it cultural appropriation?

“This is racism,” wrote one commenter very bluntly.

Another wrote that putting Felicity in the hair wrap was a “microaggression.”

A microaggression, folks, is a subtle jab against marginalized people that they experience every day.

(Like asking an American of Asian descent where they’re from, and not being satisfied with an answer like “Virginia”)

Some also shamed the parents for taking Felicity to a loud public space, but that took a backseat to the head wrap.

(Here is Khloe’s daughter, True Thompson, for comparison, since a fan brought it up)

When one fan asked why it’s okay for Khloe Kardashian’s baby True to wear one, another fan explained.

“The difference is,” the other fan wrote of Khloe. “Her baby is African American and entitled to wear one.”

Another just thought that it wasn’t fashionable, and wrote: “I really think a French beret is more baby appropriate and fashionable.”

It looks plenty stylish, but the appropriateness of it is in question.

Some fans rose to Jinger and Jeremy’s defense.

“Women of many cultures wear head wraps,” wrote one. “There nothing specifically African-American about it.”

That same commenter even cites an example: “Rosie the Riveter had a head wrap.”

“I think the baby looks adorable,” another writes. “Nothing to do with race. chill out people.”

“I hope you do not listen to these negative people,” that fan continues. “What is the problem that head was cover and she looks great.”

“They are not the problem you are reading into it more than needed,” the commenter claims. “Fashion is for everyone.”

Cultural appropriation is a complex subject, in part because a lot of people don’t realize when they’re doing it.

What’s more is that there can be real debate, even within marginalized communities, over what is and is not appropriation.

African head wraps are from sub-saharan Africa and predate the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

In fact, head wraps were one of the few cultural symbols that African slaves were able to take with them to the Caribbean and to North America.

Unfortunately, some slave owners would force slaves to wear head wraps, which turned this cultural symbol into a symbol of oppression.

It is only in relatively recent decades that the natural hair movement has begun to reclaim the head wrap for black women in America.

As we said, this is such a complex subject. We are certainly not qualified to be the arbiters of what is and is not appropriation.

We will say that it’s definitely true that multiple cultures have used head wraps.

We tend to believe that claiming something as one’s own — for example, having a bunch of mostly white runway models wear hair wraps — would be appropriation.

Putting a baby in a stylish hair wrap, on the other hand? That seems a lot more benign.

Quite frankly, it’s kind of nice to think that any members of the Duggar family are willing to learn from any other cultures.

ReadMore…