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On Wednesday, The Girl Scouts of America deleted their social media posts after they received criticism for congratulating Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her appointment.

One woman posted to the Girls Scouts Facebook to say, “Shame on Girl Scouts for promoting this. She represents the exact opposite of what we instill in our girls!”

The Scouts’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts featured an image of Barrett and the first four women justices to serve on the nation’s highest court–which included Sandra Day O’Connor, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death paved the way for Donald Trump to nominate Barrett.

At 1 p.m. ET the group tweeted “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”

The Scouts then clarified that the group is “a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization.”

The Girl Scouts posted to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram “We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women. If you would like to debate partisan police–keep scrolling.”

The post sparked backlash on social media for both the Girl Scouts and Barrett, who many liberals consider a threat to abortion rights, Obamacare, and other progressive matters because of her religious conservative and religious viewpoint.

The post acquired over 2,000 Facebook comments within an hour.

One woman posted in the comments, “This post is insanely tone-deaf from a female-centered organization to celebrate a woman who believes that we should have our rights stripped.”

Another woman wrote, “This is not an appointment to celebrate for women. She does not support women’s rights at all.”

A third woman wrote of Barrett: “She goes against so much of what Girl Scouts stands for — very disappointed in this. This appointment is nothing for girls or women to celebrate.”

A respondent to the Girls Scouts Twitter post wrote, “I’m going to spend my $100 Girl Scout Cookie budget on ingredients to make my own next year.”

But the criticism of the post itself drew backlash.

One conservative woman wrote on Facebook, “I supported the Girl Scouts organization because of the work they do to help empower girls and women. I supported Girl Scouts because I saw the amazing growth in my daughter as a lifetime member. I didn’t trash the Girl Scouts when I didn’t agree with things that were against my beliefs. When other conservatives trashed Girl Scouts for leftist ideas, I defended it.”

Even a critic of Barrett agreed with the Girls Scouts post: She wrote, “As much as I dislike this particular woman and deplore the political hypocrisy that allowed her to be in such respected company, GSUSA is completely right to recognize her.” She added, “Well done. It could not have been easy.”

Come Wednesday evening the group deleted the posts from all of its social media sites.

“This Tweet is unavailable,” it read in place of the original tweet.

The Girl Scouts Twitter account later tweeted a new post which said, “Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.”

Twitter users continued to slam the Girl Scouts from both sides, for both the original post and relenting to the criticism.

The Independent Women’s Forum tweeted from its official account, “Of course the @girlscouts caved to the mob and deleted this tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett. SAD.”




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Ethiopia Habtemariam Promoted To Chairman And CEO Of Motown Records

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Ethiopia Habtemariam has been promoted to the chairman and CEO of Motown Records.

After six years serving as president of Motown Records, Habtemariam has officially been promoted to CEO. She will now report directly to Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge. As a part of Habtemariam’s promotion, she will now have more independent power.

Before her new title, Habtemariam managed Motown’s move from New York to Los Angeles in 2014, Yahoo! News reports. She will now move forward with Motown’s mission to develop partnerships with creative and entrepreneurial brands and entities, including Atlanta-based Quality Control Music (QC). The collaboration with QC has jumpstarted the careers of popular artists, including City Girls, Migos, Lil Baby, and more.

“Motown is such an important voice and, just as when it was founded by Berry Gordy, its impact continues to be felt around the world. Motown’s resurgence and powerful partnerships under Ethiopia’s leadership has advanced the label’s legacy as home to some of today’s biggest hitmakers and most meaningful voices in music,” said Grainge in a statement.

In response to the new move, Habtemariam called her promotion an “honor.”

“It’s an incredible honor to represent and define what Motown is today. I’ve always understood the power of music and the responsibility I have, not only to continue to be an advocate for artists and creators, but to forge new paths for entrepreneurs and to lift up our next generation of executives around the world. I’d like to thank Lucian for his constant support and guidance over the years; my Motown team for all they have done and continue to do; the Capitol team for their help in building Motown over these past six years; Clarence Avant who has always taught me about the power of responsibility; and to Mr. Berry Gordy, for his faith in me to carry on his legacy.”




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‘My Biggest Concern Was History Repeating Itself’

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Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that he was scared “history would repeat itself” before leaving the royal family.

It’s been one year since Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle exited Buckingham Palace following a slew of attacks from the British media. Now, in a new clip from the couple’s first full-length interview since their exit, Harry tells Winfrey that he was afraid his family would suffer the same scrutiny his mother, Princess Diana, did.

“For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself,” Harry said in the clip. “It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other,” he added.

Diana’s mistreatment by the British media was heavily documented and has been portrayed on television for years, most recently in Netflix’s series “The Crown.” Harry has been very open about condemning media, highlighting the photographers who chased after his mother the night she died. Diana died in a car crash in 1997 as paparazzi were pursuing her.

The new interview is set to air on Sunday; Winfrey says nothing is off-limits. “Were you silent, or were you silenced?” Winfrey asks Markle in her separate interview. “You said some pretty shocking things here,” Winfrey said.

Despite what people may think, Harry says leaving the royal family was a moment for the couple to take a step back. “It was never walking away; it was stepping back, rather than stepping down,” he said in a 17-minute interview with James Corden last week. He added that his “life is always going to be about public service. Meghan signed up to that, and the two of us enjoy doing that.”

 

 




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Man Says He’s Kim Kardashian’s Husband, Tries To Break Into Her Home

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A trespasser claiming to be Kim Kardashian’s husband tried to gain access into her Los Angeles home last week.

The unnamed 24-year-old man managed to breach the main entrance gate at Kardashian’s Hidden Hills home at approximately 6:30 p.m. on February 24th. However, he was stopped before he could enter the house. When security questioned him, he claimed that he was married to the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star.

The security officers alerted law enforcement, who cited him for trespassing. The man was also placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold but has since been released.

The ordeal was particularly frightening because it comes nearly four-and-a-half years after the 40-year-old beauty mogul was tied up and robbed by thieves in her Paris hotel room. Since then, she has noticeably increased her security, with guards at “every edge” of her property.

Neither Kim Kardashian nor her reps have publicly commented on the break-in attempt.




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