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Most Celebrities Promote Products They Like. Ellen DeGeneres Is Not Most Celebrities.

A few months ago, Ellen DeGeneres discovered that Bic was making a line of pink and purple pens designed to fit delicate lady hands. In response, she issued a scathing, hilarious smackdown. I am absolutely delighted that she didn't stop there.

Well, folks, it looks like the original YouTube video has been removed, which is a total drag because Ellen gave us some certified #RealTalk about the most needlessly gendered items. Like, ever. In the meantime, though, since Ellen is basically the heavyweight sexism smackdown champion of the world, be sure to check out her takedown of gendered pens. Yep, you read right. That is indeed a thing. Sigh.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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