Today we talk about the Punk Rock Bowling lineup, Beach Weather’s debut TV performance, and how you can help the LGBTQ+ community.
Punk Rock Bowling Lineup
Five people have come forward accusing Arcade Fire’s frontman Win Butler of sexual misconduct. According to the vitcim’s accounts, this has been going on from 2016 until 2020. The accusations are that he used his status to forcably kiss and touch these women. Following the reports, he released a statement saying, “I have long struggled with mental health issues and the ghosts of childhood abuse. In my 30s, I started drinking as I dealt with the heaviest depression of my life after our family experienced a miscarriage. None of this is intended to excuse my behavior, but I do want to give some context and share what was happening in my life around this time.” The most recent woman accusing him of abuse told Pitchfork that he found her at a vulberable time in her life and took advantage of it. The abuse extended past being physically aggressive towards her and included being manipulative and threatening over text that span throughout three years.
Arcade Fire continues to tour and go about their business as these accusations take place. Butler’s wife has spoken out in support of her husband and not much has been said otherwise .
Beach Weather is Coming in Hot
For those of us that were around when Love Actually came out, get ready to feel old. The beloved Christmas movie is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year and the cast is making sure that it gets its proper attention. They are reuniting on ABC for a TV special next week. The special will include the making of the film and how the same kindness it promotes is needed more than ever today. While the actual anniversary is a little less than a year away, we don’t hate getting to see some of our favorite characters come back just in time for the holidays. The trailer was released on ABC’s socials and can be seen below!
Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community
Kelly Rowland has picked a hill to die on. This weekend artist Chris Brown won Best R&B Artist at the American Music Awards. He wasn’t in attendance, so Rowland accepted the award on his behalf. The problem is, Brown has been accused of abusing women. Including his ex girlfriend Rihanna. Many have been in support of forgetting him as an artist, in the name of punishing him for being an abuser. When it was announced that he was winning the award, the audience started to boo. Rowland sushed the crowd and told them that she was happy to give him the award and that she loved him. Since then, she’s made a statement to TMZ saying, “I believe that grace is very real and we all need a dose of it,” the actress and singer told a photographer for TMZ. Before we point fingers at anybody, we should realize how grateful we are for every moment that we get,” she said. “Even our own things that we have. I think it’s just important to remember to be human. We are humans.”
While grace for one another is an important part of humanity, so is being held accountable for when you harm another.