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After being accused of going ‘woke’, the company claims the document was unofficial training material from the retailer’s Canadian division

Home Depot in Canada has come under fire after a Twitter user leaked what appears to be an in-house worksheet educating workers on the concept of privilege as it pertains to race, religion, sexuality, and social status.

The document titled ‘Unpacking privilege’ attempts to define the different types of privilege and how it manifests in everyday life and encourages Home Depot workers to confront their own privilege and discuss it with “uninformed” family members, colleagues, and friends, even if it’s “not an easy conversation” and the other person is being “defensive.”

There’s more. This is reportedly from a Home Depot in Calgary, Alberta
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 23, 2022

Some of the definitions presented in the worksheet include: Social Privilege – “special, unearned advantage or entitlement, used to..

Stephen Wilhite passed away from Covid-19 at the age of 74

Stephen Wilhite, the creator of the Graphics Interchange Format, more commonly known as GIF, died last week at the age of 74 after suffering complications related to Covid-19, according to his wife, as reported by The Verge.

In the late 1980s, Wilhite was employed at an early internet company, CompuServe, where he came up with the GIF practically all on his own. “He actually did that at home and brought it into work after he perfected it,” his wife Kathaleen said, adding that the invention was one of Wilhite’s proudest achievements.

In 2013, Wilhite received a lifetime achievement award at the Webby Awards for the invention. Upon receiving the award, instead of giving an acceptance speech, he merely played a GIF in which he finally weighed in on the long-standing debate surrounding the pronunciation of the image format. The image simply stated: “It’s pronounced ‘JIF’ not ‘GIF.’”

The GIF is one of the most commonly used ima..

The staffers issued an open letter detailing the hostile work environment, as LGBTQ workers “call their fellow employees ‘bigots’”

A group of conservative staffers across the Walt Disney Company published an open letter to management and the public on Monday, revealing that they no longer feel safe at work as Disney has become “an increasingly uncomfortable place to work” for those who don’t agree with progressive ideology.

The letter comes amid the ongoing campaign organized by LGBTQ Disney workers, who staged a walkout on Tuesday, protesting the company’s supposedly lackluster response to Florida’s controversial Parental Rights in Education law, dubbed by critics as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which prohibits educators from discussing topics of sexual orientation and gender identity with children in kindergarten through third grade.

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Disney employees stage pro-LGBTQ walkouts

The authors of the letter, who have chosen to stay anonymous out of fear of retaliation, say th..

Over 100 workers from different parts of the company reportedly took part in the protest against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Some LGBTQ Disney employees staged a walkout Tuesday in protest of the company’s “insufficient” response to Florida’s education bill which critics call the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.

While there were reportedly over 100 workers taking part in the walkout throughout different parts of the company, the overall turnout was not as massive as some might have expected.

The walkout at Orlando’s Walt Disney World was represented by one lone cast member who wore a rainbow flag and held up a sign reading “Trans rights are human rights” near the entrance to the park.

Turnout for the Disney employee walkouts was much higher at the company's corporate office in California than in Orlando.
Here, lone protester Nicholas Maldonado held a sign saying, “trans rights are human rights” in front of Walt Disney World's entrance.
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The fashion magazine has been accused of promoting aggression against Ukraine

Elle USA stated on Tuesday that it has disavowed all links with its Russian sister company after supporters of the Ukrainian cause accused the Russian magazine of secretly supporting the ongoing military action against Ukraine. The issue centers on a headline about Gen Z.

The American magazine said it “terminated its publishing partnership in Russia” and urged readers to learn how they can “support the people of Ukraine right now,” in a statement on Instagram. The statement was released due to “recent social media activity.”

The magazine was apparently responding to negative reactions to the cover of the March issue of Elle Russia. It features a photo of Deva Cassel and several headlines, including one that reads: ‘Life rules for Gen Z: conscience, environmentalism, honesty, post-irony’. Another at the bottom says: ‘Generation Z, make the world great again’.

Elle russia, fascist cover number two. THE VIB..

The CEO says “truth is not hate speech” and refuses to delete “hateful” article and tweet about a transgender Biden official

Seth Dillon, the CEO of satirical website Babylon Bee, said he refuses to delete a parody article and tweet about transgender Biden official Rachel Levine being ‘man of the year’.

The Babylon Bee article came in response to Levine (who is a 4-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and currently serves as Biden’s assistant secretary for health) being named as one of 12 ‘women of the year’ by USA Today despite being born male.

Twitter suspended Babylon Bee’s account and says it will not restore it until the “hateful” tweet is deleted, but Dillon claims it is like being asked to “bend the knee” and beg to be kept on the platform.

The Babylon Bee's Man Of The Year Is Rachel Levine
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) March 15, 2022

Appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show on Monday, Dillon said he doesn..

The company said it was wrong to keep silent as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill was passed

Disney CEO Bob Chapek addressed employees on Monday, saying the company made a mistake by not opposing Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law and would now take immediate action.

“We know the moment requires urgency – and words are not enough,” Chapek said in a virtual meeting with employees, as quoted to Reuters. “So we are taking some actions right now.”

Paul Richardson, Disney’s chief human resources officer, confirmed the company canceled a leadership meeting in Orlando, and had a planned diversity event scheduled for April 13 so that staff could express their concerns to the executives. Disney separately announced that Chapek and senior leaders would conduct a global listening tour to talk to Disney employees in the US and internationally.

Disney also announced that it created an LGBTQ+ task force to be led by Paul Roeder, senior vice president of communications for Disney Studios, and Lisa Becket, se..

Three men in Russia were reportedly arrested after trying to sell them to local pawn shops

Three warehouse workers in Russia have been arrested for stealing a batch of Nvidia RTX 3070 TI graphics cards worth over $35,000 and for trying to sell them off to local pawn shops.

The three suspects worked at a Wildberries warehouse in Podolsk, Russia and were caught on security cameras breaking into the storage area by pretending to be collecting an online order. Security footage of the daring heist has since gone viral on social media as it shows the three men nonchalantly stealing an entire batch of 20 high-end graphics cards.

Despite the successful heist, the trio were soon apprehended by police when they tried to sell off the highly sought-after cards to local pawn shops, as one suspicious shop owner reportedly felt something was off when the suspects tried to sell the cards at half the price, and alerted local authorities.

It’s unclear how many of the GPUs the trio were able to pawn..

Rappers’ representative confirms he was removed from lineup due to “concerning online behavior”

Kanye West has reportedly been barred from performing at the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony due to his “concerning online behavior,” the rapper's representatives said.

West’s team claimed they received a call from Grammy organizers on Friday, informing them that the artist was “unfortunately” removed from the lineup of performers slated for the show.

Kanye, who is currently nominated for five 2022 Grammy awards, has recently been drawing a lot of attention on social media for his harassment campaign against Pete Davidson – the latest boyfriend of Kanye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian – as well as his feud with ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah, for which West received a 24 hour suspension from Instagram after he used a racial slur against Noah.

Other possible reasons why the Grammy organizers have decided to drop Kanye from the lineup include his potential public statements regarding..

Alain Delon has reportedly asked his son Anthony to assist him in the procedure

French film star Alain Delon reportedly wishes to end his life by euthanasia, saying he has become old and miserable and no longer wishes to suffer.

“Getting old sucks! And we can’t do anything about it. We lose face and vision, get back on our feet and feel like a f*****g ankle hurts. The torment is terrible,” said the actor, according to French publication Le Point. The 86-year-old has reportedly asked his son Anthony to assist him in ending his life.

The actor has said in previous interviews he would prefer to leave the world on his own terms, and that he has long held the view that voluntary euthanasia is the most logical and natural way to end his life. “As we get older, we have the right to go to hell quietly from life, without hospitals or injections,” he told Le Point.

Delon currently resides in Switzerland where, although active euthanasia is not legally permitted, supplying the means for com..