Pop Culture Fix: What Is Happening With Demi Lovato and These Lizard Alien People?

Well just when I was done crying about the Supergirl series finale, Valerie finished her recap, and now I’m crying all over again! I guess I’ll just do this Pop Culture Fix THROUGH THE TEARS.

+ Does Demi Lovato believe in Lizard people?

+ Breaking down the wickedly good casting of Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in the new movie musical.

+ Niecy Nash will host the fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema.

+ Gossip Girl Part Two? Okay, here you go!

+ Cherry Jones is part of the new Apple TV climate change drama, Extrapolations.

+ Pearl Mackie on changing TV norms and creative dreams.

+ For LGBTQ+ Fans, Free Britney is personal and pivotal.

+ And here is the trailer for Netflix’s Christmas holiday rom-com, Single All the Way.

+ Kim Cattrall has joined the Queer As Folk reboot, which is making me happy in a way I can’t quite understand?

+ Jennifer Tilly is back in Chucky and it’s so awesomely queer.

+ Tampa Baes stars Marissa Gialousis and Summer Mitchell are engaged.

+ Olympic champion and Strictly Come Dancing star Nicola Adams describes her scary coming out moment.

+ Raye Rodriguez on creating a queer Crunchyroll Original, High Guardian Spice

+ Alanis Morissette’s life is being turned into an ABC sitcom.

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        • I agree. This should not be treated lightly. A better headline would have been, does Demi Lovato believe antisemitic conspiracy theories? Because that’s the actual story and needs to be taken seriously.

        • Agreed! I didn’t realise they were anti-Semitic at first because it was a strain of anti-semitism I hadn’t come across before, but as soon as it was pointed out to me I was like “oh, David Icke isn’t just coming up with silly sci-fi theories, he’s maliciously targeting an oppressed group”.

          I hope AS updates the article to reflect this, it might be helpful to others who haven’t picked up on this connection yet.

      • The better AS headline would be to ask why Demi appears to be promoting antisemitism. BC that lizard-people stuff is antisemitic and of course QAnon (per the article it has found a home at gaia) is totally antisemitic. This isn’t something to joke about.

  1. I did not know there is going to be a Queer As Folk reboot, but I am also excited the Kim Cattrall will be in it!

    Thanks to those who pointed out the antisemitism of the lizard people story.

  2. This Gaia thing is pretty concerning. (I’ve gotten ads for it before and once spent some time checking it out.) So there’s a lot of things on that page that I just don’t believe in but that are fairly harmless – there’s astrology on here and I just don’t read that. But there’s also this very common pathway from being into alternative medicine and auras going into right wing extremism and conspiracy thinking. That page has got both. And people whith mental illness are more at risk for falling into traps like that. So I hope Demi is doing okay, and that they have enough support.

    As others have pointed out, the whole lizard people thing is based on anti-semitic tropes. They have a whole section on that page dedicated to secrets and coverups, including about the “cabal” (also often anti-semitic).

  3. gosh, i hope not. but the kind of pressure she faces, feels a little Brittany-late-oughts, which has got to really mess with you. gonna send them love and peace and hope they get more factual info about this venture.

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