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‘This is beyond disgusting’: Fans Ready to Cancel Will Smith for Good After ‘Emancipation’ Movie Premiere Shows Real Life Enslaved Man

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Will Smith has had quite a career as an actor in the film industry, working in the Men in Black franchise, Suicide Squad, and Aladdin. The Golden Globe award winner, however, became a part of a controversy when he slapped Chris Rock in the 2022 annual Academy Awards ceremony when the latter made a joke to reference Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The actor then resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending Academy functions, including the Oscars, for ten years.

Will Smith recently appeared in Emancipation where he played the role of Peter, a runaway slave. His film, however, received backlash from the fans after the producer Joey McFarland showed a photo of the enslaved man at the movie’s premiere.

Will Smith’s career is in trouble after the recent Emancipation controversy
Will Smith was a part of a big controversy in April 2022 when the actor slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife. While Smith was officially punished, his reputation did not see an upside after the incident.

To make matters worse, the producer of his recent project Emancipation showed a photo of an enslaved man at the movie’s premiere which led to a lot of enraged fans and even contemplation of canceling the movie.

Joey McFarland may not be thinking too straight when he revealed that he possessed the original photo of Whipped Peter with him, at that very moment.

“I have the photo, this is the original photograph from 1863. I wanted a piece of Peter to be here tonight,” McFarland said.

For obvious reasons, the netizens weren’t too impressed by the news and lashed out at the producer for his inappropriate decision to carry the image with him.

Will Smith played the role of Peter who escapes from slavery forcing him to rely “on his wits, unwavering faith and deep love for his family” as he runs from slave hunters toward freedom.

Fans criticize the Emancipation producer when he brings a photo of an enslaved man at the premiere
The internet united against Joey McFarland when the producer brought a photo of an enslaved man at the movie’s premiere. There were tweets that expressed the fan’s dissent towards the event.

The backlash on Emancipation can affect Will Smith’s career even more negatively after the Oscars incident with Chris Rock.

Emancipation is now out in theaters and will be available for streaming from December 9, 2022.

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Chicago prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against R. Kelly

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R. Kelly arrives for a hearing on sexual abuse charges in Chicago on May 7, 2019.Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP via Getty Images file

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” against Kelly, who has been convicted in federal court.

An Illinois prosecutor dropped 10 charges of sex abuse against the singer R. Kelly on Monday, saying the cost was one of the factors she weighed in her decision.

Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence on charges of federal racketeering and sex trafficking after he was convicted in New York last year.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” with the two convictions. She said her office’s “limited resources and court time” were the ultimate factors, noting that it found the accusations to be credible.

“Mr. Kelly is looking at the possibility of never walking out of prison again,” Foxx said.

Kelly is set to appear Tuesday in Cook County Court, where the charges will be formally dropped. The state has accused Kelly of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors.

Foxx announced the state’s case in 2019, saying the incidents occurred from May 1998 to January 2010. Kelly had faced three to seven years in prison for each charge if he were convicted.

The women in the case were identified in the indictment only by their initials. Multiple women have come forward with allegations over the years.

Lifetime aired a six-part docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” in January 2019 in which multiple women alleged Kelly subjected them to mental, physical and sexual abuse. Foxx urged potential victims to come forward to speak with her office about possible criminal activity after the series.

Foxx said Monday that she consulted with the women in the indictment before she decided to drop the charges, acknowledging that some might be disappointed.

“I know firsthand how difficult it is for you to tell your stories,” Foxx said. “Four years ago, I stood at this podium and shared my story of having been a survivor and my full understanding of what it means to have to go before strangers to discuss what is arguably one of the most horrific experiences one could have. And these women, all of them Black, came forward, believing that they would be heard.”

Kelly also faces state charges in Minnesota, where he has been accused of soliciting a minor for sexual purposes and engaging in prostitution with a minor.

In the New York case, Kelly was convicted on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking. Jurors found that he set up a criminal enterprise that enabled him to recruit and transport underage girls for sex.

Months later in Chicago federal court, he was convicted on six counts of sexual exploitationand enticement of a minor. He is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges Feb. 23.

Kelly’s attorneys have said he plans to appeal both federal convictions.

Source: NBC NEWS

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50 GB Of Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs Stolen And Leaked

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Renowned music engineer Brad Sundberg’s laptop was stolen this week during a break at one of his “In The Studio With MJ” events in Brussels, leading to the leaks of several unreleased songs by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Sundberg’s laptop contained a significant amount of unreleased material by the iconic singer, predominately from the late 1980s and early 1990s. He would play them for fans who attended the events over the years.

The stolen songs, which were recorded during Michael’s “Bad” and “Dangerous” eras, have now surfaced on various online platforms, causing a frenzy among the fans. This is not the first time that unreleased material by Michael has been leaked, but under the circumstance of the theft, it’s certainly the most shocking and disappointing.

Fans have urged others to refrain from sharing or downloading the leaked songs, as they were not intended for public release and may contain unfinished versions of the tracks, as well as damage any plans for potential future releases.

We at MJWN are deeply saddened by the events. We hope those involved will be brought to justice. We will not be posting any links to the stolen material, nor naming the songs that have been leaked.

Michael’s Estate has yet to release a statement on the matter.

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‘Addams Family’ Tv Actress Lisa Loring Dead at 64

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Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday in 1964's 'The Addams Family', dies at 64

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