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Rami Malek Defends ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Against Critics

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People are concerned the film doesn’t address important parts of Freddie Mercury’s life

When the first trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody dropped, people were concerned that the film appeared to “straight-wash” lead Freddie Mercury’s life. The late singer was bisexual in real life and also suffered from AIDS, which ultimately led to his death in 1991. Though the second trailer alluded to his sexuality a bit more, people still weren’t satisfied. Now, Rami Malek (who plays Mercury in the film) is addressing the criticism.

In a new interview with Attitude magazine, he called it a “shame” that people were making judgments based off of a short clip. “First, let me say that I don’t think the film shies away from his sexuality or his all-consuming disease, which is obviously AIDS,” Malek told the publication. “I don’t know how you could avoid any of that, or if anyone would ever want to. It’s a bit absurd that anyone’s judging this from a minute trailer.”

He says that the film approaches the artist’s life in a “delicate manner,” and that the darker moments in his life are important to include because they’re “sad but also empowering in a way.” He goes on to explain: “It shows you just how resilient human beings can be and how much we rely on the strength of our friends and family to get us through tough times. This pandemic is still very much a horrific threat to so many people in the world. It exists as a reality for so many that I think it would be a shame not to address it.”

Bohemian Rhapsody hits theaters November 2.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.



But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.


The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.

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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.

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