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Batkid Saves San Francisco In The Best Make-A-Wish Ever

On Friday, the good people of San Francisco banded together in what can be deemed as the greatest Make-A-Wish ever planned, and proved that maybe the world isn't such a bad place after all. (Warning: You'll need a box off tissues to read this one.) 5-year-old Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia at only 18-months-old. Battling the disease most of his life, Miles wrapped his treatment in June and is currently in remission. He was approached by the Make-A-Wish foundation, which has been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses since 1980 and prides itself on granting wishes throughout the United States every 38 minutes. "I wish to be Batkid" was Miles' wish. The kindergartener had fallen in love with superheroes while battling his illness, because superheroes always win. (See, what we mean... pass the Kleenex.)

"Miles has always been a fighter," Miles' father Nick Scott told reporters. "He fought through cancer and he beat that. I think it goes hand in hand that he's a fan of Batman and superheroes, as well." On Friday (Nov. 15), tens of thousands of San Francisco residents helped transform the City by the Bay into Gotham. Streets were shut down as huge crowds gathered to see Batkid (aka Miles) and Batman rescue Gotham (aka San Francisco) from the Riddler and Penguin. The end result was a message from the President -- yes, Obama -- thanking Miles for a job well done. The whole thing started with San Francisco’s Police Chief Greg Suhr appearing on local TV warning Gotham that The Riddler and Penguin were on the loose and that he needed Batkid's help. Dressed as Batkid, Miles and his little brother, who was dressed at Robin, hit the Batmobiles -- a two black Lamborghinis -- with an adult-sized Batman. Their first order of duty was to diffuse a fake bomb and save a damsel in distress from the HydeStreet cable-car tracks in Nob Hill.

Then it was off to the bank, where Batkid stopped The Riddler from robbing the vault. Police took The Riddler away in handcuffs, but Batkid's job wasn't done yet.

After a quick burger lunch, in a scene similar from the 1989 Tim Burton-directed film Batman, evil villain The Penguin took to San Francisco's Union Square with his kidnapped victim Lou Seal, the SF Giants mascot.

Winged-capped crusader Miles took to the Batmobile again and followed The Penguin to AT&T Park, where he and Batman apprehended Penguin and set Lou Seal free.

A plane flew over head with a banner congratulating Batkid, while the Chief of Police appeared on the Jumbotron to thank Batkid on behalf of Gotham. Miles was then awarded a key to the city for his heroism at City Hall.

The #SFBatKid phenom took off virally, helping the city get involved. Not only was the show of support incredible with civilians holding up signs that read "We Love Batkid" and "Keep Calm and Call Batkid," but the SFPD took things to another level with their participation. Even the San Francisco Chronicle got in on the Make-A-Wish distributing special-edition newspapers with the headline "Batkid Saves City." Local KGO-TV also participated with newsbreaks. (The folks at Mashable captured the turnout well in their Batkid gallery.) With Gotham safe for now, we can only hope Batkid strikes again when danger is present.

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'The Chi's' Tiffany Boone Shamed Over Jason Mitchell Harassment Allegations

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The offensive comments rang out in the comments section of her photos on Instagram. While we rather not highlight negative remarks shaming a victim of sexual misconduct, it's safe to say that the comments are pretty tasteless.

Despite the negative feedback, Boone has also been swarmed by fans who are defending her. "The simple fact some people are attacking her, is f**king ludicrous to me, one Instagram user wrote. "Some of y’all are asking , why did she get Jason Mitchell fired? Really? He got his own a** fired! If he would’ve conducted himself like he was supposed to, his a** would still be on the show!

As previously reported, Boone, who plays Jerrika on the Lena Waithe-produced drama, accused Mitchell of making sexual advances toward her on set. Boone allegedly felt so "unsafe" that she asked her fiancé, actor Marque Richardson, to be on set with her when Mitchell was around, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Boone was not the only one to complain about the star. Multiple women have come forward to speak up about similar interactions with the actor. As a result of the recent reports, Mitchell has been dropped from The Chi along with his talent agent UTA, his management team and an upcoming role in Netflix’s movie Desperados.

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Country Music Fans Boycott Wrangler Brand Following Lil Nas X's Partnership

Country music fans are reportedly planning to boycott Wrangler brand due to their recent partnership with rising star Lil Nas X.

This week, Wrangler launched its new capsule collection with Lil Nas X. The line was inspired by a lyric from the rapper's No. 1 hit, "Old Town Road:" "Cowboy hat from Gucci / Wrangler on my booty," he rap-sings.

After Wrangler shared the news of the collaboration on Instagram, country music fans quickly expressed their issues with the partnership. "Really? Supporting an artist that so clearly is mocking country music and the lifestyle it represents? Bad move Wrangler," on commenter wrote.

"Thank you, Wrangler, for ruining the original cowboy cuts awesome just fantastic," another person wrote.

Not too long after the controversy, Lil Nas X hopped on Twitter to address hs haters. "Y’all really boycotting wrangler?? Is it that deep?" Nas X tweeted.

It isn't that deep, indeed. Well, while the haters keep hating, Lil Nas X is gearing up for his debut EP, 7, which is slated to drop in June 2019.

 

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Sing it. Wear it. Love it. . Follow link in bio for the Wrangler Lil Nas X collection. . #WranglerOnMyBooty #WranglerLilNasX

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Big Sean Confronts Nipsey Hussle's Killer In Thoughtful Video

Fans are still processing the death of Nipsey Hussle. While some people have expressed anger and sorrow, others are channeling their emotions in different ways. Big Sean shared a powerful video message on Instagram on Monday (May 20) about Nip's passing and even addressed his killer.

"You know what I wanted to say was to the person who murdered Nipsey and to people like that who take somebody’s life out of impulse or for revenge or whatever the case may be—you’re making a permanent solution to a temporary problem," Sean said. "Obviously that’s not how you solve problems. I don't know if we know the value of a life for real, because when you take somebody’s life, dog—you’re setting back their family. You’re setting the whole lineage back—generations. What I mean by that is, I know for a fact my grandma was working for my mom and for me and my brother. I don’t even have kids—I’m definitely already working for my kids and my kids’ kids. When you take somebody’s life, you’re setting all that back. And for what? For something that could have been communicated better?"

Although Big Sean doesn't say his name in the video, he is likely referring to Eric Holder, who was arrested for allegedly murdering Nipsey Hussle outside of his Los Angeles clothing store in Mar. 2019. Police say Hussle was shot after he and Holder got into an argument.

Sean also pointed out the difficulties black men have with communicating their feelings. "It takes a lot of effort. I’ve noticed that men, and in Black men, we're taught to communicate certain ways," he continued. "We're taught to be tough, we're taught to stand tough and get your revenge and retaliate through violence and all that type of shit. But you know, we’re going to keep losing kings!"You can view Sean's message for yourself below.

Watch Big Sean's full Instagram video below.

 

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