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Rapper Sofia Ashraf took to YouTube to protest how one company's work practices have hurt the small Indian city of Kodaikanal.
In a video backed by Nick Minaj's Anaconda (AKA Sir Mixalot's Baby Got Back), Ashraf calls out Unilever and a local thermometer factory for damaging the health of workers and polluting water used by the city's citizens with dangerous levels of mercury.
The chorus states:
Kodaikanal won't back down until you make amends now."
The video points viewers to a petition that asks Unilever CEO Paul Polman to clean up the pollution caused by the thermometer factory. It summarizes the plight felt by workers at the factory and its neighbors.
The factory operators did not give its workers any protective equipment or information about the disastrous impact that mercury has on health.
The factory owned by Hindustan Unilever also dumped toxic mercury around their plant, and this has not been cleaned up in the 14 years since this plant was shut down. The contamination continues to impact forests and groundwater.
The workers cannot afford private healthcare. They have been fighting for Unilever to clean up the toxic contamination and compensate them for their medical expenses as a result of mercury for many long years. They need us to stand with them now, more than ever.
The creators of the petition hope to gather 15,000 signatures and have received half that number so far.
If you (somehow) disagree with the politics, you can at least appreciate a very talented rapper making some good music.
Gotta love Fred!
The comic was spotted in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton in a shaggy wig "disguise" performing a couple songs. He was apparently at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour to promote the new IFC show 'Documentary NOW!'
Here's a few more angles of his epic performance...
Yesterday, the Internet received a lovely gift in the form of 1,000 musicians all playing the same Foo Fighters song at once. The video has been viewed almost 6 million times as of this writing and has been spread to the four winds of the world wide web.
The stunt was coordinated by Fabio Zaffagnini in an attempt to get the band's attention and persuade them to play in his small northwestern Italian town of Cesena.
Gracious and classy guy that he is, Dave Grohl responded July 31, with a (vertical) video. He gave a message in Italian to the musicians and fans that put together the impressive piece of music and declared an intention for the Foo Fighters to indeed play there.
Here's our transcription of the video with the help of basic linguistic skills and Google translation:
"Hello Cesena, [Unclear, we're not that good] I don't speak Italian. Just a little, a little. This video was beautiful. Very beautiful. Thank you very much.
Yes, we are coming. Promise. I'd love to go there soon. Thank you very much. I love you. Good bye."
The Rockin' 1000, as they're called, has yet to put up a video response on their YouTube account, but they freaked out accordingly on their Facebook page.
Just goes to show you, if you want to get your favorite band's attention, gather 1,000 of your closest musician friends and make a viral sensation.
It's as easy as that.
Chrissy Teigen's Instagram account continues to give up the goods, even if she won't.
Enjoying a hot summer day, July 30 Teigen posted a little snippet of what it must be like to live around the supermodel/actor/Lip Sync Battle cohost.
Poor John Legend. No one feels bad for you.
Teigen's relationship with Instagram has been a wild one to watch. It stems from the fact that she is routinely, and delightfully, very honest about her personal life.
She regularly posts topless pictures to her account, angering the Instagram censors, but obviously bringing her lots of joy.
Here's a censored version of her most recent topless picture, which Instagram removed because it violated their terms.
This probably, definitely, won't be the last, or the least, we will see of Teigen on Instagram.
As if lion hunters weren't having a bad enough week, now the Terminator's after them.
Joining the growing outrage over the Minnesotan lion-hunting dentist who illegally killed a Zimbabwean lion, Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Instagram July 30. He had a few things to say about the ongoing practice of hunting big cats.
He used the hashtag #5forbigcats drawing attention to a National Geographic donation drive raising money to expand conservation efforts.
Big cats in the wild are disappearing at an alarming rate. In fact, within our lifetime, lions in the wild could disappear forever. In support of World Lion Day (August 10), we're raising money to preserve big cats—like lions—and their habitats through National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative.
Your donation, no matter how small, will make a very real difference in the lives of these majestic creatures. From building livestock enclosures to save snow leopards in Nepal to combating lion snaring and poaching in Zambia, the Big Cats Initiative provides on-the-ground conservation and education support to preserve big cat populations worldwide. 100 percent of your donation supports the fieldwork and expeditions of the Society's scientists and explorers, and our work to share their remarkable discoveries with the world.
Earlier that same day, before using his old body building accolades to define a trophy, he posted another message to big cat hunters on Instagram.
July 30 was also Arnold's birthday. The former governor of California chose to spread a little message against big cat hunting while turning 68 years old.
Appropriately, he's a Leo.
If there is a God in heaven this will happen.
Here's what Cuban told Business Insider about potentially being Trump's VP:
"Would I consider?" Cuban responded. "Yes."
However, the "Shark Tank" star and outspoken investor said he would probably not end up accepting the hypothetical offer.
"Would I do it. Probably not," he continued. "I'm not cut out for politics. At least [the] way they are now. Maybe in the future if Trump truly impacts how the game is played."
So, yeah it probably won't happen. But Cuban did make a pretty good POTUS in Sharknado 3.
Perhaps he should reconsider?