Singapore's state media censors are famously conservative, but they've outraged many comic book fans with this ban: the sale of an Archie comic book.
Singapore's Media Development Authority censored the comic book, which was originally published in 2012, earlier this year. But the ban has only now gained international attention, after Archie Comics announced that Archie will die taking a bullet for his friend Kevin Keller, a gay U.S. senator.
The MDA takes issue with the third installment of Archie: The Married Life, which depicts Kevin's wedding. The MDA's guidelines for imported publications ban material that depicts "alternative lifestyles or deviant sexual practices."
The agency found the Archie installment's content "in breach of guidelines because of its depiction of the same sex marriage of two characters in the comic,” an MDA spokesperson told Time. "We thus informed the local distributor not to import or distribute the comic in retail outlets."
The news comes just days after Singapore banned a children's book that featured gay penguins. Time notes that according to the 2013 Press Freedom Index, Singapore has "the least free press of any developed economy in the world." Meghan DeMaria
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) maintained Friday that he'll support the Republican presidential nominee, even if that somebody happens to be Donald Trump, The Palm Beach Post reports.
In fact, Rubio might be more impressed with the billionaire business mogul than usual, saying his "performance has improved significantly" recently.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was none too thrilled Saturday with the protesters who blocked his way into California's Republican convention the day before:
The "protesters" in California were thugs and criminals. Many are professionals. They should be dealt with strongly by law enforcement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2016
Leave it to Trump to make an off-color joke about the incident once he made it inside the hotel Friday.
Jimmy Fallon has been singing bits and pieces of Styx's "Too Much Time on My Hands" on The Tonight Show for days. On Friday, he and actor Paul Rudd took the obsession to its natural conclusion, creating a shot-by-shot remake of the '80s music video. The end result is sufficiently goofy. Take a look below. Julie Kliegman
Hundreds of activists stormed Iraq's parliament building Saturday in support of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who had accused Iraqi politicians of corruption, CBS News reports.
The demonstrators climbed over blast walls in Baghdad's Green Zone, which houses most of the country's ministries and foreign embassies, after parliament couldn't reach quorum to hold a session. The protesters broke furniture, chanted, and waved Iraqi flags.
San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr released nine pages of racist and homophobic text messages sent between officers Friday and ordered all officers to undergo anti-bias training, The New York Times reports.
"We have nothing to hide," Suhr said of his 2,000-member force. "These are the actions of a few."
The messages, which disparaged blacks, Latinos, South Asians, and LGBT people, were found as part of an investigation into a rape charge against one of the officers.
The head of an evangelical legal organization has pledged to carry a gun into Target's bathrooms to defend against transgender women. Liberty Counsel President Anita Staver is calling for a boycott of the retail chain after it announced that it will allow patrons to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity, The Huffington Post reports. Staver tweeted the following:
— Anita Staver (@AnitaStaver) April 22, 2016
Staver later claimed she always brings guns into public restrooms.