Karey Burke, president of Disney’s General Entertainment Content, has said there is a push to see 50% of the main characters to be LGBT or from ethnic minorities by the end of the year.
Burke made the statement as a mother of two queer children, and the call was part of Disney’s “Reimagine Tomorrow” campaign.
Disney has also removed the use of gendered pronouns in its parks last year, as part of their inclusivity drive.
Later this year the Toy Story spin off “Lightyear” will feature Disney’s first gay kiss between two characters.
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Both Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan have refused to take calls from President Biden. The President was seeking to speak to the OPEC leaders in a bid to increase oil production. As global oil prices continue to rise the price for consumers is driving inflation.
After refusing to speak to President Biden both men took calls from President Putin.
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It has been revealed that two Iranians from the covert action wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, Quad Force, have been plotting to assassinate top officials who served in President Trump’s government.
John Bolton is one of those who the Iranians have plotted to kill. Similar threats have also been made against former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
However, Biden has resisted publicly indicating the men, for fear it will derail the nuclear deal talks currently underway in Austria.
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The Russian Foreign Ministry is pointing to a 2014 article, described as “anti-Israel” for the invasion of Ukraine. The Foreign Minister tweeted: “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault” article by John J. Mearsheimer (@ForeignAffairs, 2014).”
The article in question was written for Foreign Affairs in late 2014 by Mearsheimer:
“According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe…”
“But this account is wrong: the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis. The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.”
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