Sia Among Stars Protesting Migrant Children Crisis

Sia, Lena Dunham, Amber Heard, Joshua Jackson and more joined the growing protest in Texas against separating migrant children from their families at the U.S. / Mexico border.

Heard was captured holding a sign that said “Apartheid was legal, Holocaust was legal. Legality is a matter of power, not justice.”

Over 2,300 children have been separated from their parents at the border and are being detained in institution like settings. Celebrities are openly condemning the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy towards illegal immigrants which saw an about-face last week (June 20th). Trump signed an executive order to keep families together (in institution like settings), however the children who’ve already been separated remain that way.

On June 24th, the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services revealed 2,053 children are still in custody and waiting to be returned to their parents.

Pete Davidson’s Artist Advised Him Against Ariana Grande Tattoos

Davidson was told to ‘slow his roll’ on the girlfriend tattoo front by his artist, NYC’s Jon Mesa. Mesa co-owns No Idols Tattoo Shop and says Davidson is a repeat customer who makes questionable choices liiiiiiiiike getting a tattoo of his ex, Cazzie David’s face on his arm. No big deal tho, right? That’s what cover ups are for!

Did this crazy coverup last night on my boy @petedavidson ESSKEETIT!!!

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Mesa says “I did a huge cover-up. After we were done, I told Pete, ‘Hey dude, let’s just stop with the girlfriend tats until after [Grande’s] your wife.” So… is that why the two got engaged so quickly?

…just joking, obviously.

Davidson did not heed his artist’s advice, requesting another two pieces in Ariana’s honour; AG on his finger and a black bunny mask behind his ear.

A Quick Recap of the BET Awards

The 18th BET Awards were hosted by Jamie Foxx with performances from Migos, Nicki Minaj, SZA, Meek Mill and more. Legendary R&B singer Anita Baker was the subject of a touching tribute and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award.

John Legend chose to honour some real life heroes while presenting the BET Humanitarian Award,

“This has already proven to be quite a year for our country. School shootings, police brutality, and now the evil act of intentionally separating parents from their children at the border. Typically, the BET Awards honours a celebrity humanitarian who has done something extraordinary for our world. But tonight, we want to honour a few of the individuals who have had the opportunity in their everyday lives to do something unexpected and impactful for our community.”

Anthony Borges, a Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot five times trying to save fellow students during February’s mass shooting was the first honouree. Justin Blackman, the only student who walked out of class on National Walkout Day in North Carolina to protest gun violence, was the second. Mamoudou Gassama was the third honouree, but you might know him as the “real life spider-man”. Gassama scaled an apartment building in France to save an infant spotted dangling from a high-level balcony. Naomi Wilder, an 11 year old student who moved many with her speech at the March for Our Lives event in Washington was another recipient. The final honouree was Sean King. King is a citizen journalist and activist who’s work delivers “stories that make us aware of atrocities in our community”.

“Tonight, we honour these heroes, and thank them for giving us hope and reminding us that everyone has an opportunity to do something extraordinary. Don’t be afraid to be a hero.” – John Legend

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