Lizzo claims she’s oppressed, Ozzy is leaving the US, Greenland ice sheet to raise sea levels by a foot, 11-year-old boy tops Hawking and Einstein in IQ test, and sons take revenge on dad who won’t share $3.1 million lottery winnings.
While accepting the “Video For Good” award at this year’s MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs), Lizzo used her acceptance speech to claim she was part of a group that is oppressed. While admitting, “I don’t know what ‘Music Video for Good’ means,” she called on fans to vote for her.
“Your vote means everything to me, it means everything to make any change in this country,” Lizzo stated. “When you’re voting for your favorite artists, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us.”
Critics online immediately called Lizzo out for the statement, noting she has a network of $12 million, is a media darling, and was just “given an idol made out of precious metals and lauded in front of millions. It’s a hard-knock life.”
Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, 73, says he is leaving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles because he is afraid of violent crime and doesn’t want to “die in crazy America.” He plans to return to England, his country of birth.
“I’m fed up with people getting killed every day,” the Black Sabbath singer said, per the New York Post. “God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert … It’s f***ing crazy.”
“It isn’t the United States of America at all,” Sharon Osborne added. “Nothing’s united about it. It’s a very weird place to live right now.”
Human-driven climate change has set in motion massive ice losses in Greenland that couldn’t be halted even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases today, according to a new study published Monday, the Washington Post reported.
A massive ice sheet in Greenland is expected to melt, driven by human-caused climate change, and raise global sea levels by nearly a foot by 2100, according to the findings published in the journal Nature Climate Change, CNBC reported.
An 11-year-old British boy is being called a child genius. He has been invited to join the prestigious organization Mensa after achieving an IQ score higher than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, LADBible reported. Kevin Sweeney received an IQ score of 162, which places him in the top one percent, according to the Daily Mail. Physicist Stephen Hawking had an IQ score of 160, and while Albert Einstein was never tested, it’s believed his IQ was also 160.
Two brothers used claw hammers to smash up the two new 4×4 Shogun cars their father purchased after he won £3.1 million in the lottery. Alex Robertson Jr., 45, said he and his brother William were angry that their father, Alex Sr., did not give them any of his portion of a 12-person split he won with coworkers who shared a £38million lottery prize, the Daily Mail reported.
“We then reported ourselves to the police,” said Alex Jr.
Alex Sr. then accused his other son of harassment, saying threatening text messages left him petrified.
A pending legal case was dropped after Alex Sr. decided against flying from Spain to give evidence at the trial.