One of the painfully familiar elements in the ongoing fight for trans freedoms is how similar the toxicity is within the anti-trans rhetoric.
Not so long ago were the days when being gay was conflated with being a predator or a child abuser. All the discussion about ‘safe spaces’ basically means there is an air of assumed criminality, simply for being trans.
Toxic fandom is a bizarre concept. We can, of course, understand how people can be displeased with how a TV show progresses or if an artist is taking ages to release a new record, but taking things to the next level and actually abusing people online is a different story altogether.
We are living in terrifying times. What the west feared for a very long time has come to pass and Vladimir Putin has invaded his neighbouring country of Ukraine. You cannot move for the conflict being on the news with everyone trying to get into the head of the deranged dictator.
It wasn’t so long ago that we were reporting on former professional footballer and former star of The Batchelor Colton Underwood, was coming out as a proud gay man. It wasn’t exactly a smooth transition as some people were not only holding a grudge about his previous behaviour with his ex-girlfriend that got him into some hot water but also a bit or resentment that he got a Netflix show out of it.
Well the Beckham conveyor belt of sons hitting the prime time continues with the youngest appearing on the cover of iD Magazine mere weeks after he turned 17. We brought you Romeo Beckham only recently but now it’s Cruz Beckham’s bite of the apple and it’s the music industry he’s got his eye on, following in his mother’s point toed footsteps.
It’s fairly obvious that the world is clearly obsessed with Tom Holland right now. The new Spiderman movie has hit the box office zeitgeist and single-handedly rejuvenated the international cinema-going industry taking in a nearly $2 BILLON at time of writing.