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Trixie Mattel delivers a racist joke, and social media notices

Trixie Mattel says she's not apologizing for a racist joke she made at a roast.

Season 7 Drag Race contestant Trixie Mattel is being scrutinized for cracking a racist joke during a roast a few months ago. According to Queerty a video of the performance appeared online this week. 

In it, Mattel talks about her choice of wardrobe for the evening, “I couldn’t decide what to wear so I wore this,” Trixie says. “It’s just like a cotton.”

Scarlett Johansson will play trans man in new film

Scarlett Johansson under fire for accepting a role to play a trans man.

It was announced this week that Scarlett Johansson would be making another controversial movie role decision just a year after she was criticised for starring in the movie "Ghost in the Shell" which was accused of  "whitewashing" and "gaybaiting." This time she's slated to star in the biopic Rub & Tug about an infamous Pennsylvania trans man named Dante “Tex” Gill.

Instagram apologizes for taking down photo of men kissing

Instagram apologizes and reposts a picture of kissing men.

Social media has become a place for people who don't agree with you to report your page in hopes of taking it down. Whether the checks and balances are fair or not is yet to be determined, but Instagram has already apologized twice recently for removing content that someone reported as offensive.

Theater Review: “The Squirrels”

“The Squirrels” plays through July 8, 2018, at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (on the UCSD campus).

At La Jolla Playhouse, winter is coming, nut caches are running low and mating season is coming.

Squirrels? La Jolla Playhouse? What am I talking about?

Theater Review: “The King and I”

“The King and I” plays through July 1, 2018, at San Diego Civic Theatre; 3rd and B Streets, Downtown.

One of the great theatrical face-offs between dictatorial power and female determination is back onstage through Sunday at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Theater Review: “Romeo, Romeo & Juliet”

“Romeo, Romeo & Juliet” plays through July 8, 2018 at Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Boulevard.

You’ve seen Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant musical spinoff “West Side Story.”

But if you haven’t seen Ruff Yeager’s “Romeo, Romeo & Juliet,” in its world premiere through July 8 at Moxie Theatre, you’re missing a twisted tale with some good laughs.

Theater Review: “The Humans”

“The Humans” plays through July 29, 2018, at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.

According to author Napoleon Hill, there are six basic fears, and every human suffers one or more of these at some point in life: poverty, criticism, ill health, loss of love of someone, old age, death.