Earlier this week, Twitter users criticized Tariq Nasheed for posting a viral video of a Holiday Inn employee being berated by a customer.
The employee, Caleb. C., is seen beating himself up after a customer berated him over a reservation error.
Caleb later wrote a Reddit post explaining that he suffered from bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder. He also revealed he was in a same-sex relationship.
Studies over the years have revealed a strong link between homosexuality and autism.
One recent online survey of 309 individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) reveled nearly 70% of the respondents were LGBT+.
Research suggests that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) report increased homosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality, but decreased heterosexuality.
Caleb didn’t include autism syndrome as one of his mental disorders. However, most homosexuals with high functioning autism are never diagnosed.
Why is the link between homosexuality and autism important?
The link is important because Caleb should have been at home collecting disability payments rather than working the night shift where he is subjected to abuse.
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (ASA) voted to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. As a result, people like Caleb, who are autistic and suffer from other mental disorders, can’t apply for disability payments.
Most people who viewed the video of Caleb’s meltdown agree that he shouldn’t have been working a front desk job — even though he was working the overnight shift.
He beat himself up — first with his fist and then with a computer monitor — because lacked the coping skills to withstand the harassment from the customer.
A GofundMe account created for Caleb has raised $130,000. But it’s clear that he can’t work a public-facing job again.
If you are LGBT+ and have ever wondered “Am I autistic?”, the following signs and symptoms may apply to you:
1. You are socially awkward
2. You are hyper sensitivity to bright lights or certain noises (loud music)
3. You have depression or anxiety
4. You are drawn to repetitive actions or behaviors
5. You get upset when told to stop a task in the middle
6. You can’t handle even a minor change
7. You prefer to be alone
8. Common phrases confuse you (“No man is an island”)
9. You don’t recognize sarcasm
10. You repeat words or phrases during conversations
11. You are intensely focused on specific interests (gaming, social media, etc.)
12. You have an exceptional talent (art, music, writing, etc.)
13. You have a tough time interacting with others
14. You’re lactose intolerant
15. You sometimes stare without realizing it (someone tells you you’re staring)
Sisters With Voices, aka SWV say they plan to use their famous Michael Jackson sample during an upcoming Verzuz lipsync battle with Xscape.
Tamara “Taj” Johnson (left) and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons (center) joined “TMZ Live” on Thursday and were asked if SWV will play their hit, “Right Here (Human Nature Remix),” when the R&B group battles Xscape on Saturday.
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TMZ suggested there would be “potential backlash” from the “cancel culture” if SWV played the song during the Verzuz.
Taj and Lelee see no issue with playing the sample. They say they didn’t even pay Michael for the sample of his 1983 hit, “Human Nature,” and they wouldn’t be successful if not for Michael.
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The ladies say it’s not their job to judge Michael by canceling his music.
SWV fans agree. One Twitter user wrote:
“The people with this alleged “potential backlash” won’t even be tuned into the Verzuz so this will be a non issue.”
Another user tweeted: “If they DIDN’T use the MJ sample there would be an even bigger blacklash!!!!”
And a third wrote: “People still trying to create anti MJ controversy in 2021?”
Law Roach was named “Top Stylist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
The 42-year-old designer graces the cover of The Hollywood Reporter issue that spotlights the 12 tastemakers who made the most impact during the pandemic.
Law shares the cover with his longtime client, model and singer Zendaya (left) and model Anya Taylor-Joy (right).
He wears Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston accessorized with boots by Christian Louboutin. Model and singer Zendaya is wearing Valentino and Bulgari with Christian Louboutin pumps. And Anya wears a Dior frock and Louboutins.
Law is best known for creating stylish looks for everyone from Zendaya and Lady Gaga to Viola Davis and Ciara Wilson.
Business boomed for the gender-bending stylist despite the lockdowns.
“I run a global, multimillion-dollar business. I did really well, even in COVID,” he said. “So that part of it is great, you know. As a person, I just want to do the things that I’m doing now and figure out more ways to help other people.”
Law shared images from the THR cover shoot on Instagram. He captioned the gallery:
“Thank You @hollywoodreporter for naming me STYLIST OF THE YEAR….. thank you to my @zendaya and @anyataylorjoy for making this cover so special. And thank you to all my clients for trusting me with something so important as your image!!!! I’m truly grateful.”