Rapper Pitbull dropped the F-bomb as he called out people for not respecting America; woman gets to keep huge diamond she found at state park; China bans “sissy” boy bands, effeminate men, reality TV, influencers, and more.
Rapper Pitbull showed off his patriotism during a recent concert at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista, California, where he sounded off on people who have been criticizing America, slamming them for not appreciating the country, the Blaze reported.
The Grammy-winning rapper, who goes by Pitbull, is Cuban and was born Armando Christian Pérez.
“To whoever the f*** doesn’t like the United States of America, may God bless you but f*** you at the same time,” Pitbull told the audience. “If you don’t like the United States of America, go back to the countries that we the f*** from and you’ll see how much you appreciate the United States of America.”
“The reason I can have this conversation is because my family comes from communism, they fled communism, they had everything taken away from them, everybody got murdered, everybody got killed,” Pitbull said during an interview last year, the Daily Wire reported.
“That’s the reason me, being a first-generation Cuban-American … I look at freedom and I appreciate that s***. I appreciate opportunity. I appreciate anything that you give me.”
Arkansas has a state park that allows the public to search for diamonds and keep what they find.
Late last month, a California woman who was visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas discovered a 4.38-carat yellow diamond, roughly the size of the jellybean. It was one of the largest found this year.
The value of the diamond is unclear. However, a 3.03-carat diamond found in 1990 was cut into a 1.09 carat and was later sold for $34,000, CNN reported.
“Arkansas is the only state in the country that has a diamond mine open to the public,” Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst said in a statement.
Since 1906, over 75,000 diamonds have been discovered in the park, NBC reported.
The largest diamond ever found in the United States was discovered at the site (before it became a state park) in 1924. It was a white diamond with a pink cast that weighed 40.23 carats. It was later cut into a 12.42-carat emerald shape and sold to a private collector $450,000 in 1971, People reported.
China’s ongoing crackdown on its own entertainment industry continues with a state regulator calling for a ban of “sissy” boy bands, banning effeminate men on TV, ending reality talent shows, banning vulgar social media influencers, and a number of other measures.
New regulations call on media companies to boycott “immoral” and “overly entertaining” stars, as well as “sissy idols” who go against “correct beauty standards.”
“Sissy idols” is said to be a direct reference to boy bands that are massively popular in China and have long been criticized for wearing makeup and fashion that the state considers in opposition of traditional masculine interests.
The call for a boycott comes from China’s National Radio and Television Administration, which regulates broadcasting, as it unveiled an eight-point regulation plan for the entertainment industry as a move to reshape cultural life, according to a report by Hollywood Reporter, citing the South China Morning Post.
The regulator also called out influencers and talent shows, while urging professional entertainment industry commentators to call out bad behavior and “insist on correct political direction and values, criticize the fake, ugly and evil values.”