We here at What’s Trending try our best to get you all of the news that is trending during the week. But we know we’re not perfect and we miss some things. Here are three of the stories that we missed this weekend. Consider this a weekend roundup and rundown of sorts.
Without any further ado, this is what has been trending this weekend.
The Best Dogs of the BLM Protests
Widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd continue, and this time dogs are getting in on the action. All over the United States people have been protesting with the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd. But not everyone is out on the front lines of the protests across the country and one Twitter used @jasminericegirl is bringing the internet some of the highlights. She has compiled a list of dogs holding protest signs and it’s adorable!
thread of very good dogs protesting for justice pic.twitter.com/SIf0gj6ZYO
— jasmine rice (@jasminericegirl) June 6, 2020
@Jasminericegirl is able to bring light to this serious and deeply upsetting topic. And in an attempt to avoid mass burn out and keep the fire of these protests going, sometimes you just need to look at some dogs protesting with their owners. All of these good doggos are marching with their humans and telling the world that Black Lives Matter.
J.K Rowling Under Fire for being Transphobic… again
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is under fire…. AGAIN. This time for her continued transphobic comments on Twitter. Earlier this week Rowling retweeted an opinion piece from a global health website titled “Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate”. Rowling shared her confusion with the terminology in her original tweet saying “there has to be a word for that… Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”. The replies to the tweet range from anger to disappointment to complete disbelief at her statement. Rowling stood by her statement and later went on to Tweet this.
If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
LGBTQIA+ Organizations like GLAAD took to twitter to respond to Rowling’s comments as well. But overall people are getting more and more disappointed with Rowling by the minute.
If you want to direct your rightful anger over JK Rowling's latest anti-trans comments into something positive, support orgs that help Black trans people like @MPJInstitute, @blacktransusa, @TransJusticeFP, @Genderintell and @ukblackpride
— GLAAD (@glaad) June 7, 2020
Barack and Michelle Obama Address the Class of 2020
Finally, In more positive news; Barack and Michelle Obama gave a heartwarming speech to the Class of 2020 this
weekend on YouTube. Despite everything happening in the United States the Obamas and several other celebrities including, Mindy Khaling, B.J. Novak, John Mayer. Matthew McConaughey and more. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are all experiencing a time of major life- derailment and no one is feeling it more than the Class of 2020. You can watch the speech here because even if you’re not class of 2020 it is worth taking a listen to.