NBA Approves Plan to Resume the Season at Disney World Sports Complex

NBA Approves Plan to Resume the Season at Disney World Sports Complex

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UPDATE: The 2019-2020 basketball season is officially a go.

On Thursday, the NBA Board of Governors approved a plan to resume games with 22 teams returning to play on July 31 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The selected teams are set to play eight regular season games before entering a full four-round playoff bracket.

“The Board’s approval of the restart format is a necessary step toward resuming the NBA season,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “While the COVID-19 pandemic presents formidable challenges, we are hopeful of finishing the season in a safe and responsible manner based on strict protocols now being finalized with public health officials and medical experts. We also recognize that as we prepare to resume play, our society is reeling from recent tragedies of racial violence and injustice, and we will continue to work closely with our teams and players to use our collective resources and influence to address these issues in very real and concrete ways.”

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NBA fans will be excited to know that there’s still chance for a 2019-2020 season.

The league posted an official statement to Twitter today from NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass. “The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site for an NBA campus for games, practices and housing,” the statement read.

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In March, the league suspended gameplay indefinitely after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, causing multiple teams to enter self-quarantine. In April, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver admitted that the total of confirmed cases in the league exceeded ten.

“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved,” the statement continued. “We are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place.”

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The idea of officially cancelling the season has been met with mixed feedback.

Some players, industry insiders and fans feel it is best to cancel the season, whereas some players are eager to get back on the court.

In a recent report by CNBC, some team executives and agents expressed interest in taking the entire season off in order to focus on setting better health precautions for the following year of play. And as much as the conversation is surrounding the safety of players, much of it comes down to the billions of dollars at stake.

But many players were upset with the report, especially league leader LeBron James

“Saw some reports about execs and agents wanting to cancel season???” James said on Twitter. “That’s absolutely not true. Nobody I know saying anything like that. As soon as it’s safe we would like to finish our season. I’m ready and our team is ready. Nobody should be canceling anything.”

Saw some reports about execs and agents wanting to cancel season??? That’s absolutely not true. Nobody I know saying anything like that. As soon as it’s safe we would like to finish our season. I’m ready and our team is ready. Nobody should be canceling anything. 👑

— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 30, 2020

But in an interview with The New York Times in late April, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectous Diseases, didn’t seem too confident.

“If you can’t guarantee safety,” Fauci told the paper. “Then, unfortunately you’re going to have to bite the bullet and say, ‘We may have to go without this sport for this season.'”

However, this announcement isn’t the first step towards a return to basketball.

Many NBA teams began reopening their own practice facilities earlier this month.

“Teams will be allowed to make facilities open to players on a voluntary basis for individual work, but larger group workouts will still be prohibited,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted when the announcement was made. “In NBA markets that aren’t loosening restrictions, league plans to work w/ teams on other arrangements for players.”

(This story was originally published on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 2:55 p.m. PST)

For the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and for tips on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit The Center for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov.

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Nina Parker Explains How to Be a Permanent Ally: “Our ‘Normal’ That We Had Before This Is Done”

Nina Parker Explains How to Be a Permanent Ally: "Our ‘Normal’ That We Had Before This Is Done"

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Now PlayingUp NextNina Parker Reacts to Her Call to Action Going Viral

George Floyd‘s tragic death may have been the catalyst for the protests currently happening around the world, but for many—including E! host Nina Parker—the fight for justice extends beyond his case.

“This is not something that’s gonna be over in two weeks,” Parker told Ria Ciuffo and Fran Mariano on their Chicks in the Office podcast. “As we’ve talked about living with COVID-19, this is also something now…like, things are not gonna go back to normal. Our ‘normal’ that we had before this is done. So, you might as well get involved any way that you can because if you want things to get better, it’s gonna start, literally, with you.”

Parker has used her platform to speak out about Floyd’s death and longstanding issues like racism and police brutality, also providing Daily Pop and Nightly Pop viewers with resources and information that could help them get involved with organizations such as Black Lives Matter. But as she explained on the Barstool Sports podcast, it’s important that the allyship people are currently engaging in is maintained in the future. 

“When we look at the history books, we look at the ’50s and ’60s when we were talking about integration and segregation and you see those posters and you see black people walking through this line and you see people yelling at them and pointing at them—this is like that!” Parker expressed. “Like, what side of history do you want to be on? When our kids look back and see this and you look like a fool ’cause you didn’t say something, or because you just didn’t want to create a wave, this is not the time.” 

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She continued, “This is complete civil unrest from generations of mistreatment, and if you think now is a time to be quiet and post about scones, I don’t know what to tell you.”

But it’s not too late to become an ally. Parker provided a starting point for those who aren’t sure what they can to help beyond signing petitions or donating to organizations.

“Like, what do you feel as a human being? You say what happens to George Floyd was unacceptable? Post it,” she said. “If you say, ‘I stand with everybody being treated equally and I stand against oppression,’ post that. Start simple. Start at the simplest place.”

Doing this, according to Parker, may result in expressions of contempt from followers, family members or friends; however, “that’s where you’re gonna get your strength from,” she added.

“If someone is racist and intent on misunderstanding you, they don’t give a s–t what you post. And that’s the point,” Parker explained, which, for her, also applies to those who counter “black lives matter” with “all lives matter.”

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“I don’t understand…if all lives matter to people, why are you not as upset as I am? If my life matters as much as yours, why aren’t you more upset with how people are being treated?” Parker said. “So it’s obviously used to be divisive. And that’s what people are upset about. People aren’t upset about the words, people are upset about the way that it’s used to be divisive when people are saying, ‘Don’t kill us.'”

For Parker, recognizing this push-back as divisiveness is an important part of the fight for racial justice. She explained that she doesn’t want to “spend time trying to educate somebody who is committed to misunderstanding me when I could be better serving my community.” However, she also acknowledged that it’s sometimes important to engage with people challenging the notion of systemic racism.

“I think people see racism as one thing. I think there are a lot of people who haven’t experienced it, especially if they’re not a person of color—their interactions with racism have been minimal,” Parker expressed. “And they think racism means being a member of a white supremacist organization, burning a cross, saying the n-word…”

She continued, “What I need people to understand is that racism comes in many forms. And I think people have to be okay knowing they have internal bias. I think it’s okay to say, ‘You know what? I was looking at this with the wrong lens. I didn’t use the right words for this. I don’t know where my frustration is coming from. I don’t know why I crossed the street when this group of people walked by me.’ I think it’s okay to acknowledge that so we can deal with it.”

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For example, if someone’s accused of racism, Parker doesn’t want their immediate response to be “I’m not racist! I don’t know what you’re talking about! That’s not me!”

“It doesn’t help the situation because you’re in this kind of denial of what you are contributing to society,” Parker emphasized. “And a lot of those microaggressions—like holding your purse when somebody comes in an elevator or wondering why someone was promoted and you weren’t, and questioning if they have the same qualifications as you—those are those microaggressions that contribute to this deeper misunderstanding.”

Another vital part of being an ally, Parker explained, is knowing when to decompress. She herself has struggled to do so this past week, especially since she feels “a responsibility to help keep people informed.” 

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With that in mind, she encouraged those who do want to educate themselves to put in the time and work to do so.

“I think it’s great to ask questions but I also think utilizing the resources we have. You know, we can find these silly videos on TikTok and Twitter, we should be able to find resources,” Parker said. “So, really even just searching hashtags can lead you to a place of information. People that you may be seeking information from are probably posting on their social media and posting links, so it’s really imperative to do the work. Because people may not have the energy to walk you through anything right now and it may not be personal, but don’t wait for anybody.”

Most importantly, she said, just use your voice.

“To think that your voice isn’t important—whether you got five followers or five million—is a disservice to not only you, but the people around you,” Parker added. “It’s never been more important.”

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Kanye West Sets Up College Fund for George Floyd’s Daughter, Donates Additional $2 Million

Kanye West Sets Up College Fund for George Floyd’s Daughter, Donates Additional $2 Million

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Kanye West has been working behind the scenes to contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

While the outspoken rapper has not tweeted since early March, West has reportedly donated $2 million in relation to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, TMZ and Variety have reported. 

Per the new reports, West, a father of four, also set up a college savings fund to cover tuition for Floyd‘s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died on May 25 after police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground using his knee on Floyd’s neck during his arrest. Chauvin and three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest and resulting death have since been fired, arrested and charged in a criminal case

Additionally, West is reportedly covering legal costs for the families of Arbery, who was fatally shot while on a jog in February, and Taylor, who was killed in her home by police in March. 

Citing a rep, Variety also reported the rapper is donating to Black-owned businesses in his native Chicago. TMZ reported he is also contributing to ones nationwide. 

E! News has reached out to West’s rep for comment. 

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Late last month, his famous wife Kim Kardashian spoke out against the injustice in an Instagram post. 

“For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent Black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often left me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on my own. Not today, not anymore,” she said in her post.

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“Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted,” the Skims mogul continued. “I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being Black.”

She added, “Even though I will never know the pain and suffering they have endured, or what it feels like to try to survive in a world plagued by systemic racism, I know I can use my own voice to help amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long.”

On Thursday, Kardashian declared her and her teams’ support of the movement and announced her businesses will be donating to Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Urban League and Color of Change. 

Meanwhile a GoFundMe campaign devoted to Gianna’s “care and future” following the loss of her father has amassed more than $1.5 million in donations. 

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Lebron James, Aaron Rodgers and More Athletes Slam Drew Brees for National Anthem Remarks

Lebron James, Aaron Rodgers and More Athletes Slam Drew Brees for National Anthem Remarks

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NFL quarterback Drew Brees can add one more fumble to his career total.

The New Orleans Saints star is the latest public figure to spark backlash over his comments surrounding his beliefs on the National Anthem and the United States flag. 

On Wednesday, Yahoo Finance interviewed Brees and asked him about his stance on the recent nationwide protests in response to George Floyd‘s death, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on Monday, May 25.

“I think my response via social media today was basically to reinforce my belief that God created us all equal and I think that we all have a responsibility to love each other and to respect each other,” Brees said. “I think that we accomplish greater things as a community, as a society and as country when we do it together.”

When asked about NFL players participating in Colin Kaepernick‘s “take a knee” National Anthem protest against police brutality, Brees shared his thoughts.

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“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the National Anthem is played,” he stated. “I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II—one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps—both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place.”

“So every time I stand with my hand over my heart, looking at that flag and singing the National Anthem, that’s what I think about,” he continued. “And in many cases, in brings me to tears thinking about all that has been sacrificed—not just those in the military—but… those throughout the Civil Rights Movements of the ’60s and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point.”

While Brees pointed out that things in our country aren’t “right” during this time, he also expressed how important the National Anthem is to him.

“I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag, with your hand over your heart, is it shows union,” he stated.

Soon after his video interview made the rounds online, many athletes called Brees out. 

LeBron James wrote, “WOW MAN!! Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those.”

Adding, “Men who fought as well for this country. I asked him question about it and thank him all the time for his commitment. He never found Kap peaceful protest offensive because he and I both know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong! God bless you.”

WOW MAN!! 🤦🏾‍♂️. Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of 🇺🇸 and our soldiers(men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those https://t.co/pvUWPmh4s8

— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020

NFL stars Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty also responded to Brees’ comments.

“This is a disgrace! To speak about your grandfathers as if there weren’t black men fighting next to them,” the brothers’ joint statement read. “Those men later returned to a country that hated them. Don’t avoid the issue and try to make it about a flag or the military. Fight like your grandfathers for what’s right!”

Additionally, Aaron Rodgers pointed out Brees’ hypocrisy. 

“A few years ago we were criticized for locking arms in solidarity before the game. It has NEVER been about an anthem or a flag,” Rodgers wrote on Instagram, alongside an image of players locking arms during an NFL game. “Not then. Not now. Listen with an open heart, let’s educate ourselves, and then turn word and thought into action.”

Richard Sherman also spoke out: “He’s beyond lost. Guarantee you there were black men fighting along side your grandfather but this doesn’t seem to be about that. That uncomfortable conversation you are trying to avoid by injecting military into a conversation about brutality and equality is part of the problem.”

This is a disgrace! To speak about your grandfathers as if there weren’t black men fighting next to them.Those men later returned to a country that hated them. Don’t avoid the issue and try to make it about a flag or the military. Fight like your grandfathers for whats right! https://t.co/qag3Igic3V

— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) June 3, 2020

“How can you be in the locker rooms, speaking to the players, know the reasoning, and yet still be dumb enough to believe it’s about the flag. Like HOW???? He should know better than that. He just doesn’t care. Damn man not Drew…,” Damon Harrison Sr. shared on Twitter.

He added, “Like HOW?????? Im just wondering about those fake conversations he had in that locker room with his teammates at the height of it all.”

As some have pointed out, including Rodgers, Brees may have not agreed with taking a knee but he was vocal about supporting Kaepernick and his decision to speak up about the racial injustice.

In regards to the backlash surrounding his comments, Brees issued a statement obtained by ESPN.

“I love and respect my teammates, and I stand right there with them in regards to fighting for racial equality and justice,” Brees said. “I also stand with my grandfathers who risked their lives for this country and countless other military men and women who do it on a daily basis.”

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Investigation Launched Into YouTuber Myka Stauffer’s Adopted Son’s Welfare

Investigation Launched Into YouTuber Myka Stauffer’s Adopted Son’s Welfare

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It’s been a week since YouTubers Myka Stauffer and James Stauffer shared their decision to place their adopted son, Huxley, in the care of another family. Now, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office confirms to E! News they’re investigating the well-being of the child.

BuzzFeed News, which first reported the investigation, wrote authorities are investigating the whereabouts of the child. Tracy Whited, the community and media relations manager for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, told E! News the department has received “several inquiries regarding the welfare” of a local child placed for adoption. She made it clear that “this child is not missing.”

“Our primary concern is for the well-being of this child, as well as the other children in the household,” Whited said in a statement to E! News. “Our investigation is ongoing, and will include contact with all children to ensure their safety. All adoption cases are confidential, and must go through a thorough process, with specific requirements and safeguards. In private adoptions there are the same legal requirements that must be adhered to. These include home studies as well as background checks on the adopting parent(s). In this case we are confident that the appropriate process is occurring.” 

She also noted that “both parties are being represented by attorneys to ensure full compliance with the court process.”

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No other details were released due to the “confidential nature of this case.” However, a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the office is working with “several other agencies” on this investigation.

BuzzFeed News also wrote “it is unclear who facilitated the transfer of Huxley to the new family and which, if any, state or adoption agencies were consulted.” Val Turner, a spokesperson for local child protection agency Franklin County Children Services, told BuzzFeed News in a separate report that the child is not in its custody. Myka has previously said the couple worked with World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP), which merged with Holt International in 2019. Susan Soonkeum Cox, VP for policy and external affairs for Holt International, told BuzzFeed News the agency couldn’t comment on whether it was involved in the adoption process. 

“Putting it on social media and describing it as, ‘We found another family,’ well what does that mean?” Cox told the outlet. “Did they go through an agency? Was there another home study done on the other family? That part is highly unusual.”

Per the report, the Stauffers did not return BuzzFeed News’ request for comment or more information.

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The Stauffers announced that Huxley is living with his “new forever family” in a YouTube video last week. After the couple received criticism from their followers, their attorneys told People the decision was made to “provide Huxley with the best possible treatment and care.”

 “In coming to know our clients we know they are a loving family and are very caring parents that would do anything for their children,” their lawyers, Thomas Taneff and Taylor Sayers, told the magazine. “Since his adoption, they consulted with multiple professionals in the healthcare and educational arenas in order to provide Huxley with the best possible treatment and care. Over time, the team of medical professionals advised our clients it might be best for Huxley to be placed with another family.”

While the attorneys said “this is devastating news for any parent,” they also said Myka and James “came to the difficult determination to follow the advice of the medical professionals.”

“To be clear this did NOT include any considerations for placement in the foster system, but rather to hand-select a family who is equipped to handle Huxley’s needs,” they said. “They were forced to make a difficult decision, but it is in fact, the right and loving thing to do for this child.”

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The couple first announced they were adopting Huxley in 2016. In a blog post for the Bump, Myka wrote that she and her husband had been told that Huxley had been diagnosed with a brain cyst. They met him in 2017. In her post, Myka wrote he “was profoundly developmentally delayed.”

“Once Huxley came home, there were a lot more special needs that we weren’t aware of and we were not told,” James added in their recent video. “So over the past few years, Huxley has been in numerous therapies to try to help him with all of his needs. And, over the last year, has been a more intense therapy that he’s been in to try and help him as much possible with this severe needs.”

According to her Bump post, Myka and James later learned that Huxley “had a stroke in utero.” He was also later diagnosed with “autism spectrum disorder level three.”

Myka and James didn’t share too many details of Huxley’s whereabouts in their video, citing his privacy, but explained why they didn’t share the news sooner.

“The reason we haven’t updated you sooner is because the medical professionals, the agencies, multiple people have been allowing for Huxley to spend time with some different people to see and to make the perfect match and fit for his now new forever family. From the updates we’ve gotten from the agency and through the adoption agency, like, they were able to place him in what they felt was, literally, the perfect match,” she said. “Like Jimmy said earlier, when we got Hux, we didn’t know a lot of these unknowns and when agencies or adoption agencies have more pieces of the pie or more pieces, it makes the matching process a little better or a healthier match. And they found somebody that they felt would be, ultimately, the best fit.”

She also claimed Huxley is “thriving.”

“He is very happy,” she said. “He’s doing really well and his new mommy has medical professional training and is a very good fit.”

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Couple Gets Engaged During Moving Black Lives Matter Protest Moment

Couple Gets Engaged During Moving Black Lives Matter Protest Moment

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“Making history while witnessing history.”

Across the United States, countless emotional pictures have emerged of those participating in the protests ignited by the police killing of George Floyd. Crowds of people, including celebrities like HalseyAriana Grande and Nick Cannon among others, have been photographed marching in unity. But this weekend, one particular image caught the eye of many individuals on social media: A man proposing to his girlfriend during a protest. 

In a conversation with E! News, Xavier Young revealed that the proposal nearly didn’t happen in the way it did. He shared that he and fiancée Marjorie Alston weren’t going to go at first because she’s pregnant and he had prior obligations. “I didn’t want her out there alone,” he explained.

Luckily, Xavier was able to cancel his plans and started packing a book bag with the essentials, along with the ring that he “snuck” in. 

As they made their way over to the protests in Raleigh, North Carolina, Xavier said he “completely forgot” he had the ring in his bag. 

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However, when the opportune moment arrived, Xavier said he told Marjorie and their friend to stop on the sidewalk so he could grab his water. And then, in his own words, “boom, proposal.”

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By coincidence, photographer Charles Crouch was in the right place at the right time. “I had my camera with me to document it for my company, 4C Visuals Group. I just happened to be standing right there when he went down on his knee. I began taking pictures,” he told E! News.

Crouch later shared three of the photos he took that day, along with the caption: “Went downtown to the protest against police brutality. I was blessed to capture this proposal in the midst of what would become chaos.”

“Making history while witnessing history,” Xavier captioned his own video of the proposal. 

For now, the couple is celebrating their engagement, but Xavier shared that they hope to wed in 2021.

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The Bachelor’s Amanda Stanton Reacts After Being Accused of Bringing Kids to Protest for ”Fame”

The Bachelor‘s Amanda Stanton Reacts After Being Accused of Bringing Kids to Protest for ”Fame”

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Amanda Stanton is standing by her decision to bring her young daughters to a Black Lives Matter protest

On Wednesday, The Bachelor star shared a photo of her and 5-year-old Charlie participating in a peaceful demonstration in Newport Beach, Calif. While many of her 1.2 million Instagram followers applauded Amanda for letting her and 8-year-old daughter Kinsley witness history being made, one commenter expressed their disappointment. 

“I can’t believe you put your girls in an uncompromising situation and instill fear in their hearts just for shame. Shame on you!!” the Instagram user wrote, to which Amanda responded, “She was not scared and it was very peaceful. She was proud to make her sign and be there and I’m happy she got to experience the emotion and passion in everyone there.”

Amanda then posted a lengthier response to the criticism on her Instagram Stories. 

“I understand not everyone is comfortable protesting or bringing kids and I totally understand that! I went back and forth on it and it was a decision I made so they could learn from an early age to use their voice and exercise their rights to stand up for something that’s so important.”

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Describing the gathering as “peaceful and powerful,” Amanda continued, “No books or words can ever teach them the passion and emotion behind what they experienced today.”

“I hope it encourages them to be braver than I was growing up when it comes to using their voice and taking action,” the mom of two concluded. 

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During today’s Newport Beach protest, a car careened through a crowd of protesters. In footage of the incident shared by NBC Los Angeles, protesters are seen fleeing for safety as the Mini Cooper drives through the crowded street. The driver of the vehicle was taken into police custody. NBC LA reports that a bicyclist was struck but did not suffer life-threatening injuries. 

Amanda told another commenter who asked if she witnessed what occurred, “We left 15 minutes before and are safe but I am so shook and saddened that happened. It really was such a beautiful and peaceful day.”

The reality TV star and fashion designer is among dozens of celebrities to attend protests calling for racial equality after the police killing of George Floyd

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