I'm going to tell you a little story about a man.

A great man.

A man named Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


You know what, I think I'll put that picture in here again. You know. Just to be safe.

...

...

OK, one more time.

Dear God, yes.

Anyway!

As a young, distressingly handsome child actor growing up in L.A., Joseph Gordon-Levitt watched a lot of Laker games with his family.

(That's basketball for those of you who don't follow sportsball.)

And whenever the cheerleaders would show up, his mom would make an interesting observation.

(Not Joseph Gordon-Levitt's mom.)

Why is it that all the dudes get to be celebrated for what they do?

While the ladies only get celebrated for what they look like.

It just didn't seem fair. Not at all.

And as a result...

O.M.G. Swoon.

Here he is, 20-ish years later, telling Ellen all about it.

P.S. I love all the crazy amounts of plants on Ellen's set. Moar plants, please!

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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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