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Everything That Upset the Internet This Week

What is the web-o-sphere angry about this week? A thin singer playing a fat girl icon, a gun control advocating actress acting with a gun, and a late music icon going on tour as a hologram. Here’s everything you need to know.

Lady Gaga could be cast as Ursula

THE STORY: Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play Ursula in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. 

THE REACTION:

I love Gaga, and also, Ursula needs to be played by the baddest fat person that Disney can find. We will accept nothing less. https://t.co/aP2DITnKR0

— Evette Dionne 🤷🏾‍♀️ (@freeblackgirl) October 11, 2018

if they stick Lady Gaga in a fat suit to play Ursula I am going to revolt

— Yesika Salgado (@YesikaStarr) October 11, 2018

Listen. I LOVE Gaga. But Ursula is a fat woman. She’s FAT. Let someone fat play her (I’m a fat woman and almost never see someone like me on tv except for weight loss commercials) and also @TheGingerMinj is PERFECT for this role. https://t.co/bpXalTxRJA

— Allie (@allie3ga) October 11, 2018

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: There’s no doubt that Lady Gaga has the vocal (and acting) chops to pull off this role. I’ve seen A Star is Born multiple times now, and I’m ready to campaign for Gaga to play a part in every movie from here forward. But, as Amanda Richards eloquently writes for InStyle, it would be a disservice for her to take the role of this “fat girl icon” away from a plus-size actress. Ursula meant a lot to many young women growing up, “she wasn’t the meek, shrinking violet, hide in the corner with a cardigan on kind of fat—she was glamorous, she was sexy, and she did not give a single solitary fuck.”

Actress is pro gun control, but acts with guns in a movie

THE STORY: In the new Halloween movie,  Jamie Lee Curtis wields a gun, despite advocating for firearm control. “The conundrum applies to other Hollywood A-listers like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Julianne Moore, Sally Field and Jim Carey who have all made their living portraying gun-toting characters while calling for stricter gun reform,” Fox News writes in a piece criticizing Curtis.

THE REACTION:

Acting. The profession or activity of those who perform in stage plays, motion pictures, etc.

See also: Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloweenhttps://t.co/mHU51CjZzw https://t.co/FffBtUp6Sw

— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) October 10, 2018

Anthony Hopkins plays a man who eats people in Silence of the Lambs, therefore he must support cannibalism https://t.co/pQyfb6ez1N

— glamorous as heck (@weirdoqueen) October 10, 2018

Josh Brolin wields Infinity Gauntlet in new 'Avengers' movie despite advocating against mass genocide https://t.co/ey6Jcy2T2H

— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) October 10, 2018

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Fox News‘ paper-thin argument ignores that the characters actors play on screen very rarely line up with their own personal views and beliefs. Since, you know, movies aren’t real. In response to the bizarre criticism, Curtis spoke with USA Today, calling Fox’s article nonsense: “It was just silly, because they were trying to make a point without ever asking me what I really think. And what I think might surprise them. I am vocal about common-sense gun safety and gun laws. For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban. I fully support the Bill of Rights. And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place.”

Amy Winehouse is going on tour as a hologram

THE STORY: The family of Amy Winehouse has announced that a tour will soon take place in which the late British singer will perform as a hologram.

THE REACTION:

Ok so I think Amy Winehouse was great, & I bet her live show was 💯. But this is a hologram. I can't help but wonder what she'd think about this. I would be furious.

Instead of a hologram, we could, ya know, put living artists on the road & cultivate actual live music. https://t.co/wcIuNGiZ1D

— audrey witch hunt (@dj_ewi) October 12, 2018

Amy Winehouse hated fame and killed herself with drugs trying to cope with it.

Selling a hologram of her for a tour is just sick man.

— Justin Tine (@acupofrain) October 13, 2018

Please tell me I'm not the only one that finds this Amy Winehouse hologram tour incredibly disrespectful? #AmyWinehouse

— Pandy🖤👻 (@Pandy_Beary) October 12, 2018

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Sure, there’s something slightly creepy in bringing back someone who tragically passed away for our own on-stage entertainment—especially without their consent. But those are just my thoughts. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which raises funds for substance abuse programs to help even young people in her name.

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