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One Of Putin's Homophobic Spokesmen Is Shamed On 'The Daily Show,' And That's The Least Awesome Part

In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, there was an uproar over Russia's awful anti-gay laws that were destroying lives and families. "The Daily Show" headed over to find out what the deal was and interviewed one of Putin's spokesmen. Said spokesman confirmed all of their worst fears.So Jason Jones went to the streets to find out more. And although he discovered that 74% of Russians are anti-gay, he also found pockets of beautiful dissent.At 4:06, he asks the people who really matter — LGBTQ Russians — why they don't just leave. And at 5:40, he meets an amazing woman who actually makes me tear up a little. It doesn't even end with a joke.If you live somewhere other than the USA, I've provided instructions on how to see the video at the bottom of the page. Because you deserve better than a media company's awful region restrictions.

For those of you who can't play the video, I went ahead and found images of the best part:


Share it if you share the sentiment. Totally your call.

Brandon Conway sounds remarkably like Michael Jackson when he sings.

When Michael Jackson died 13 years ago, the pop music world lost a legend. However markedly mysterious and controversial his personal life was, his contributions to music will go down in history as some of the most influential of all time.

Part of what made him such a beloved singer was the uniqueness of his voice. From the time he was a young child singing lead for The Jackson 5, his high-pitched vocals stood out. Hearing him sing live was impressive, his pitch-perfect performances always entertaining.

No one could ever really be compared to MJ, or so we thought. Out of the blue, a guy showed up on TikTok recently with a casual performance that sounds so much like the King of Pop it's blowing people away.

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Little girl sings Selena's ‘Como La Flor’ and wows the late singer's widower

'It's good to see someone like her, who will be the next Selena in so many ways.'

Little girl sings Selena's "Como La Flor."

Selena Quintanilla Pérez is so well-known that she's best recognized simply as "Selena," the same way people refer to Madonna.

Nearly 30 years after her untimely death, parents are passing the music of Selena onto their children and creating a new generation of fans. And in the age of social media, that means the new waves of fans are creating videos singing the icon's hits. In a video clip uploaded to Instagram and TikTok, 10-year-old Mariapaula Mazon gets up on stage to belt out "Como La Flor."

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Some cries for help can be hard to discern.

“I’m fine.”

How easily these two words slip from our mouths, often when nothing could be further from the truth. Sometimes, it feels safer to hide our true feelings, lest someone make a judgment or have a negative reaction. Other times, it’s a social rule instilled in childhood, perhaps even through punishment. Or maybe denying is the only way to combat overwhelm—if we ignore it all long enough, things will eventually get better anyway.

At the end of the day … it’s all about avoiding further pain, isn’t it?

But this denial can lead to even more suffering—not only emotionally, but physically as well. Everything from stiff muscles, to migraines, to digestive issues can stem from suppressing emotions.

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