The daily gossip: Ezra Miller randomly declares war on the KKK, Kanye West is reportedly falsely claiming Pete Davidson has AIDS, and more
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Ezra Miller randomly declares war on the KKK
We need to talk about Ezra Miller's latest Instagram video. Without any context, the Flash actor appeared to threaten to murder members of a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Beulaville, North Carolina. "Look, if y'all wanna die, I suggest just killing yourselves with your own guns," Miller said. "Okay? Otherwise, keep doing exactly what you're doing right now, and you know what I'm talking about, and then we'll do it for you if that's really what you want." Miller didn't explain whether anything specific prompted this message or why it was directed at this particular chapter of the KKK. The video seemed to imply they have an established feud that we all missed, though, considering Miller began by telling the KKK, "It's me." Fans were confused, with one person commenting, "Are you okay? Are you literally in danger I'm not even being sarcastic when I ask this." Others embraced the spontaneous death threats, dubbing it the new "gold standard for celebrity activism."
Kanye West is reportedly falsely claiming Pete Davidson has AIDS
Is Kanye West's next album just going to be track after track of slanderous claims about Pete Davidson? The rapper has recently been trying to spread the rumor that Davidson, who's dating West's estranged wife Kim Kardashian, is gay and has AIDS, TMZ and Page Six report. DJ Akademiks claimed the same on Twitch, saying that Ye has "been telling everybody within earshot" the false claim about the Saturday Night Live star. "I've heard this from eight people," he said. "He's telling everybody!" There's no truth to the claim, by the way, but TMZ says it's "made for a few awkward phone calls" between Davidson and his mutual friends with West, "who are confused and disturbed by the childish behavior." Hmm, disturbing and childish behavior? That definitely doesn't sound like Kanye to us.
Jason Momoa is joining the 'Fast & Furious' family
My man! Aquaman and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the Fast & Furious franchise for the upcoming 10th installment, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline report. Details about Momoa's role weren't revealed, but the Reporter said he might be playing a villain. The casting comes after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson publicly rejected Vin Diesel's offer to rejoin the family, announcing that despite Diesel insisting it's his "destiny" to be in the film, there's "no chance" he'll return due to their ongoing feud. Meanwhile, Page Six reports that Momoa is currently living in his RV, which is "parked at a friend's house," after announcing his split with Lisa Bonet. Perhaps he and Dominic Toretto are preparing to race it into space?
Sean Penn complains men have 'become quite feminized'
New terrible Sean Penn take just dropped. The actor complained to The Independent that men have allegedly "become quite feminized," saying, "I have these very strong women in my life who do not take masculinity as a sign of oppression toward them. There are a lot of, I think, cowardly genes that lead to people surrendering their jeans and putting on a skirt." The comments reiterated his previously-shared belief that "I don't think that [in order] to be fair to women, we should become them." He was being interviewed along with his daughter Dylan Penn, and the article seemed to throw some shade his way by noting the comments left Dylan "quiet, staring into space." Penn quickly drew criticism for the remarks — including some from the very same outlet. "Penn's latest comments are problematic in a whole host of ways," wrote Leonie Cooper for The Independent, describing it as an example of "old-school misogyny" from the actor, who has had an "unnerving number of 'yikes' moments over the years."
Simu Liu criticizes fact-free COVID opinions after Evangeline Lilly's anti-vax protest
Is Evangeline Lilly already getting some subtle shade from some of her Marvel co-stars? Lilly stirred up criticism on Thursday after revealing she recently attended a rally against vaccine mandates in Washington, D.C. — the same rally where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made insane comments comparing vaccine mandates to the Holocaust. Without mentioning the Lilly news, Shang-Chi star Simu Liu revealed hours later that his grandparents died from COVID-19 last year. He also said he got COVID himself two weeks ago but that it "felt like a cold" because he was vaccinated. "The media needs to stop spotlighting opinions that are not rooted in facts or science," the actor wrote. David Dastmalchian, who stars alongside Lilly in the Ant-Man films, also tweeted, without naming names, "It's so unfortunate when people with a large platform use that platform to share irresponsible things."