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Jun 10 2020
Robe Flasher + Trump's 39% Problem + Cop: I'M GOING TO F CHOKE YOU OUT! + Gone Is GONE WITH THE WIND + Wintour Owns Up To Shortcomings + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Screw Gone with the Wind, I'm a Wizard of Oz man myself!

BELOW: Keep reading for a robe-wearing flasher, Trump's latest poll plunge, a cop who choked a man out (to death), the big Gone with the Wind debate and more ...

Florian-stetter-boycultureHe unwears it well! (Image via e-Talenta)

OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Seeing Florian Stetter (above) pop right out of his robe is giving me hope.

GALLUP: Trump Gallups down to 39% approval rating less than five months before the general.

Christopher-smelser-choke-you-out-new-mexico-boycultureSmelser regrets choking a man to death. (Image via Las Cruces Police Dept.)

YAHOO! NEWS: Officer Christopher Smelser told Antonio Valenzuela, a man he was arresting and who was under the influence of meth:

I’m going to f*** choke you out, bro.

He did, and Valenzuela died. Valenzuela was reportedly trying to flee, had no weapons, and did not attack the officer during their February 29 encounter. Smelser is now charged with manslaughter. He “regrets” the death.

NYDN: In NYC, it will now be legal to make all police disciplinary matters public. 'Bout time!

GiphyConfederate flag hag (GIF via GIPHY)

GR8ERDAYS: Never fails that simple controversies are the ones that engage the most people. HBO Max announced it was pulling Gone with the Wind from its library in order to return it — uncut — with some context in light of its demonstrably racist tropes. That seems fair, right? It's not censoring, but curation is endorsement, and now more than ever platforms should be sensitive as to what they're offering. But Megyn Kelly and Meghan McCain threw fits over this non-censorship.

Always fighting for what's white!

THE WRAP: In an extraordinary memo to her staff, Anna Wintour has copped to mistakes on diversity at Vogue, in content and in hiring. She also said:

I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators. We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant. I take full responsibility for those mistakes.

VULTURE: Bon Appétit's longtime EIC, Adam Rapoport, has resigned after a 2013 photo of himself and his wife dressed as Puerto Ricans resurfaced.

BUSINESS INSIDER: Lily-white Fire Island has gotten on board with Black Lives Matter protests.

INSTAGRAM: In an effort to amplify black voices, Hillary Clinton handed over her 4.7M Instagram followers to Zerlina Maxwell.

Zerlina-hillary-clinton-boycultureShe's here all day! (Image via Instagram)

EXTRATV: Ryan Murphy and David Miller have announced they're expecting their third very lucky baby.

KENNETH IN THE (212): This is the exact right response to Trump claiming that 75-year-old protester in Buffalo was a secret Antifa agitator. And this works, too:

THE HILL: Um, 27% of Americans stubbornly believe that Donald Trump — DONALD TRUMP! — is a man of faith. Also, I am so into pussy I would pass up a meal for some.