(Los Angeles, CA) – Actor William Shatner is calling out Facebook over an ad that said he was dead. Shatner found out about his alleged death yesterday by a fan on Twitter who tagged the actor saying “I thought you might want to know you’re dead.” The post included a picture from a sponsored advertisement on Facebook’s messenger app that said the Sci-Fi actor was found dead.
Shatner called out the social media site on Twitter saying “Hey @facebook isn’t this your messenger app?,” adding “Thought you were doing something about this?” The company took notice shortly after and contacted Shatner saying they removed the ad.
The Shatner hoax comes as Facebook is under fire for a data breach and continued reports of fake news. Today is Shatner’s 87th birthday.
(SL) – I think for the bulk of the population the sexual harassment allegations have been pretty exhausting. Mostly, in part, because not all of them are with merit. If you examine some of these stories carefully, you’ll find that some of these women simply sold themselves short in an effort to get ahead or for personal satisfaction, over exaggerated a man’s attempt to make a pass at her or simply just lied.I have no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has had some questionable behavior but when Salma Hayek voiced her disgust and accused him of forcing her into a lesbian love scene for ‘Frida’ it really made me think about just how many women possibly played themselves with this man to get what they want. Reading Salma’s story, I never once read ‘he held me down and forced me to engage in this behavior on screen’.
I read accusations that claimed the only way she could get the movie made was if she ‘added’ the lesbian scene which at any given time she could’ve said ‘ no thanks’. BUT she was so eager to complete the project that she added the scene. Fast forward, and now years later, she wants to say ‘He forced me to do it’. NO, he didn’t. You agreed to add the scene to get your movie made. I’ve also been paying attention to the accusations made against Russell Simmons. Keri Claussen Khaligi said she ‘acquiesced’ and performed oral sex on him. That is not rape.
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