Will Smith Moves ‘Emancipation’ Filming Out Of Georgia In Protest Of Voter Laws

The state of Georgia lost a substantial production due to its recently signed into law restrictive voting legislation

Director/producer Antoine Fuqua and actor/producer Will Smith have decided to move the production of their upcoming movie Emancipation from the state. This comes after the MLB said they will move the All-Star game from Georgia following the passage of the new, widely condemned voting laws in the state. Georgia’s Republican lawmakers pushed through the tighter laws after the state voted blue for the first time in a generation.

“At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice,” CNN reports the duo said in a joint statement. “We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access.”

After the news, Democratic Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted, “…and the dominos continue to fall…” The mayor was the defendant named in a 2020 lawsuit filed against her and the city of Atlanta. The suit, filed by direct order of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, due to the signing a mask mandate for her city. (Kemp dropped the suit).

“The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting,” Fuqua and Smith went on to say in their statement. “Regrettably, we feel compelled to move our film production work from Georgia to another state.”

The new Georgia voting law was signed by Kemp in March and instantly drew attention around the world as a series of measures designed to cause voter suppression in minority communities.

Some took to Twitter to criticize Smith and Fuqua’s choice to leave the state. Others didn’t see it that way.
“Game? Apparently some people hv the luxury of thinking voter disenfranchisement is a … game,” another person replied. “Anyway, shout-out to Will Smith & Antoine Fuqua for saying, “Nope,” to Georgia GOP’s attempt to deprive Americans of the benefits of citizenship.”

Let’s keep the pressure on, folks.

President Joe Biden criticized it as “Jim Crow in the 21st Century” and there have been demands for corporations to take action against Georgia.

Proponents have claimed the legislation gives Georgia’s elections more security and actually expands access to voting. However, the law is significantly more restrictive than what the GOP claims, restricting the number of ballot boxes and requiring voters to provide id when requesting an absentee ballot. A more troubling aspect of the new laws is that the state will be able to take over local elections and overturn local election results.

After the 2020 election, Georgia was the focus of former President Trump and his fans as having been riddled with voter fraud, which has been demonstrated as a false allegation. At the time’

It’s not the first time the state has encountered requests for boycotts and lost revenue from Hollywood in the face of a controversial law. In 2019 a group of production businesses declared they would no longer shoot in Georgia after Kemp signed the “heartbeat bill” which banned abortions in some circumstances if a fetal heartbeat was present. A federal judge later blocked the ban.

The film Emancipation, featuring Smith and directed by Fuqua, was set to start filming on June 21.

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Utah Fathers Now Legally Required To Pay Half Of Pregnancy Costs

The bill’s sponsors say Utah will be the first in the U.S. to declare fathers have a legal duty to pay for prenatal support

A new law in Utah requires biological fathers to be legally obligated to pay for half of their partner’s pregnancy costs. The state’s Planned Parenthood and the bill’s sponsor claim Utah is the first state to mandate paternal prenatal child support, NBC News reports. In some states, such as Wisconsin and New York, there is a pre-birth expense provision that results in fathers being financially responsible for it.

The measure’s sponsor hopes that it will lessen the burden on mothers while increasing responsibility on the part of fathers.

The measure’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Brady Brammer, said he chose to sponsor the measure because he had grown tired of anti-abortion efforts and wanted to propose legislation that helps women to reach a full-term pregnancy.

“We want to help people and actually be pro-life in how we do it as opposed to anti-abortion,” Brammer said. “One of the ways to help with that was to help the burden of pregnancy be decreased.”

Brammer announced the legislation would apply to the health insurance premiums of a pregnant woman and any pregnancy-related healthcare expenditures.

It will be the dad’s obligation to pay once paternity is confirmed if the parentage of the child is challenged. The father also would not be financially responsible for any costs associated with an abortion received without his consent — unless it was necessary to prevent maternal death or if the pregnancy was the result of rape.

The NBC News report goes on to say that, in Utah, mothers currently have the opportunity to pursue paternal aid related to birth expenses through the courts but few do, said Liesa Stockdale, director of the state’s Office of Recovery Services, which usually collects child support. She claimed moms will now have the chance to also pursue pregnancy-related payments through the legal system, but it’s uncertain how often mothers will choose it.

“I don’t know how often it will be used,” Stockdale said. “That’s yet to be seen how often parents will choose to pursue these costs. But certainly if they do, we’re here to collect.”

Some think the new legislation will prompt some men to go from pro-life to pro-choice.

“Watch the men of Utah go from pro life to pro choice real quick …is child support gonna be half the actual cost to raise the child now too?” one person posted on Twitter. “And if they don’t pay what’s the consequences? I’m still owed over 7k for my child that’s an adult now and he only had to pay 160 a mo.”

Katrina Barker, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, told NBC News she advocates providing women more financial assistance, but that there are better paths for women to be helped such as extending Medicaid, widening access to contraception, and offering paid parental leave.

“In the grand scheme of things, having a child and raising them to adulthood is going to be a lot more money,” Barker said.

Putting aside the cost of higher education, the average cost of raising a child is $233,610 for middle-income families, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A woman can pay free or up to $1,000 for an abortion depending on where they live and whether they have health insurance, according to the Planned Parenthood website.

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A School In Illinois Closed Because A Bunch Of Idiots Spread COVID At A Bar

Indoor bar triggers COVID-19 outbreak and local school closure

After a bunch of maskless individuals packed an indoor bar in rural Illinois in February 2021, 46 people ended up with COVID and the community was forced to shut down a school. Imagine needing to drink a beer indoors so badly that you cause a COVID outbreak and are the reason a bunch of kids couldn’t go to school. Though I can’t say it’s not the most American thing that’s ever happened, right up there with “maskholes” “Karens” and “the QAnon shaman.”

The CDC reports that a bar in Illinois held an “opening event” at the beginning of February, and although they don’t know how many people attended, the bar had a max capacity of 100 people, no air flow, and reportedly very little mask compliance that night.

That night out was later linked with 46 COVID-19 infections and it was revealed that four individuals went to the bar that night with COVID-19 symptoms. Of those 46 outbreak infections, 26 were patrons and three were staff members who attended the opening event, and the 17 other people infected with secondary cases, including someone in a longterm facility who needed to be hospitalized, student athletes at the local school, and families with children. Which leads us to the school closure.

“Transmission associated with the opening event resulted in one school closure affecting 650 children (9,100 lost person-days of school),” the CDC report said.

The school shutdown lasted for two weeks because 13 school staffers were “in isolation, in quarantine, or absent because their own child was quarantined.” In other words, what a damn mess.

Mind you, this is a state that decided it was absolutely fine to have schools open during a pandemic, so for them to close the school back down — that means this bar-related outbreak was actually, really bad. Alex, I’ll take “dumbest reasons to close a school” for 500 please. The CDC also concluded that it’s very likely the outbreak was actually much larger than their findings suggest, considering not all asymptomatic people would have gotten tested.

The kicker of this whole thing is that the CDC had to release this fancy press release and get their scientists to trace the outbreak all just to remind us what half of the country has known all along and it’s that “gatherings in settings where mask wearing and physical distancing do not occur are known to increase the spread of COVID-19.” Yeah, no shit, Sherlock. I don’t work for the CDC and I could have told you that a bunch of people got COVID-19 at the INDOOR BAR where nobody wore masks. Dah doi.

We’ve been at this for more than a year now. Please wear a mask so we can actually end this pandemic and go to bars without triggering COVID-19 outbreaks and forcing schools to close again. Doesn’t seem like a huge ask.

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Tori Spelling Reacts To Critics After Posting Fake Pregnancy Announcement

Tori Spelling spoke out after her April Fools’ Day prank about being pregnant again sparked a backlash

Add another one to the list of April Fool’s Day jokes that might have missed the mark. Former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor faked a baby bump in an Instagram pic she uploaded Thursday, along with the caption “No. 6.” While several supporters cheered for Spelling and her family in the comment section, others were baffled about the timing of her April 1st announcement and were offended that she would joke about being pregnant again.

Fans advised Spelling that April Fools’ Day jokes about pregnancy can be hurtful and insensitive to those who have a lost a child or are living with infertility.

“Better not be a joke. Joking about pregnancy on April Fools is beyond-tacky,” one fan posted.

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“I really hope you aren’t using a pregnancy as an April fools joke considering there are so many women out there who wish they could have just one child. You have been blessed with 5, please have compassion and empathy. This is nothing to joke about!” wrote another Instagram user.

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“I really hope this isn’t an April Fools joke, this would cruel to all of the mommas who have lost babies or are having a difficult time getting pregnant,” another wrote in the comment section.

Spelling posted a response on Friday, saying that her fake pregnancy announcement was intended to taunt the media for speculating about her expecting “yet another” baby.

“Every week, magazine and press outlets ask if I am pregnant. To set the record straight, I am not,” she wrote in a message on Instagram. “The fact is, after my fifth baby, my body didn’t bounce back like it had before. That’s when the constant questions of ‘yet another’ pregnancy first began. Unless you’re in the public eye, it is hard to understand what it feels like to be body shamed so publicly. I feel like I have to constantly defend my body when instead, I should be honoring it for the miracle of life it game me five times.”

Spelling also confessed to fans that she’s experienced a miscarriage before, and explained she would never purposely hurt someone who’s suffered pregnancy loss or been unable to conceive.

“I know that pregnancy is an extreme blessing. And I would never intentionally poke fun at losing a child or not being able to carry one. I myself have miscarried,” she wrote in her statement. “My post was simply to turn the tables for once on the press. They constantly create wild and often hurtful stories about me, my body, and my family.”

“For those of you that are hurt, I hear you. I love you. I welcome your stories and I will try my best to be there to support you. Please accept this as a virtual hug to my entire community,” she added.

The reviews of her apology were mixed, but at the end of the day, most of her fans seemed to appreciate the gesture, flooding her post with heart emojis and understanding comments.

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CDC Director Warns Of ‘Impending Doom’ Amid Nationwide COVID Case Spike

America, we’re gonna need you to make up your mind if you want things to go back to normal in 2021

It seems warmer weather and more access to the COVID vaccine have given many a false sense of security. CNN reports America’s past success against Covid-19 has been practically wiped out as new infection rates soar nationally.

This comes as some people who have already been vaccinated wonder if they still need to follow masking and social distancing protocols. The short answer? Yes, vaccinated individuals still need to follow safety measures, as doctors are still determining how long the vaccinated are immune — and to what extent the vaccination works against new variants.

Now the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admits she’s fearful of what will happen next. In an interview with the news outlet, the director said she was putting aside prepared remarks in order to speak to Americans directly.

“What we’ve seen over the last week or so is a steady rise of cases,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

“I know that travel is up, and I just worry that we will see the surges that we saw over the summer and over the winter again.”

This news comes as some were thinking the infection rate had turned a corner.

“Now is one of those times when I have to share the truth, and I have to hope and trust you will listen,” Walensky said.

“I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom … We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope. But right now, I’m scared.”

Before she became CDC director, Walensky was on the front lines of the outbreak, watching some patients die from Covid-19.

“I know what it’s like as a physician to stand in that patient room — gowned, gloved, masked, shielded — and to be the last person to touch someone else’s loved one, because they are not able to be there,” she said.

The country has come “such a long way,” Walensky said, urging all Americans to keep masking up and “hold on a little while longer” as more people get vaccinated.

Wearing masks and keeping the course is the best way to get out of this, one Twitter user posted.

President Biden has taken Walensky’s advice into consideration, asking governors to extend the mask mandates in their states.

Biden also hopes that 90% of Americas will have a vaccination site within five miles of them in the next three weeks.

We’ve come so close to this thing improving and the CDC is basically begging Americans to not throw in the towel yet — so it’s probably best that we listen.

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Details Emerge On Some Victims Of Tragic Atlanta Spa Shootings

Six of the eight names have been released in the tragic Atlanta-area spa shootings

On Tuesday, eight people tragically lost their lives as a result of anti-Asian violence. Seven were women, six of whom were Asian. They were killed by a shooter who attacked three Atlanta-area spas. And today, the names of six of the victims have been released.

Details Released On 6 Victims Of Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings

In the first shooting at Young’s Asian Massage in Acworth, Georgia, four people died and one person was injured, according to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office officials. The other four victims, all of whom are Asian women and specifically of Korean descent, were shot and killed at two spas across the street from each other.

The victims of the Atlanta-area spa shootings are identified as the following:

Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33

Yaun is the mother of two children, 13-year-old Mayson and 8-month-old Mia. Yaun worked at the Waffle House a few stores down from Tan’s massage spa, and she would feed the homeless and offer them showers and clean clothes.

“You don’t find people like that,” John Beck, Yaun’s manager of three years, told BuzzFeed News. “Her heart was so big. She loved people and she loved her children, she was a very, very special person to me.”

A GoFundMe was set up for Yaun and her family.

Xiaojie Tan, 49

Tan, an entrepreneur, was the owner of Young’s Asian Massage and the registered owner of several small businesses. According to The Cut, Tan’s daughter recently graduated from the University of Georgia.

“She was the sweetest person you’d ever meet,” Hynson told USA Today. “My heart was in my throat the second I heard of it. It still doesn’t seem real.”

Daoyou Feng, 44

Feng died at Young’s Asian Massage and reportedly only recently started working at the spa.

Paul Andre Michels, 54

Michels was an Army veteran, his brother John Michels told the Daily Beast. And according to Fred Michels, his other brother, the family is in complete shock after Paul’s death.

“I’m mad, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy,” Kikiana Whidby told CBS 46 of Paul, the godfather to her son.

Julie Park & Hyeon Jeong Park

The Korea Times Atlanta named Julie, who was in her 70s, and Hyeon Jeong, a woman in her 50s, as victims. They were reportedly Gold Spa employees.

Only one person survived the attack, Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, who is reportedly in stable condition after being shot in the forehead, lungs and stomach.

GoFundMe

A GoFundMe was set up to help cover Hernandez-Ortiz’s medical bills. So far, the fundraiser has raised $37,000.

The suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, was charged with murder over the killing of eight people.

Long currently faces multiple counts of murder as well as aggravated assault. Officials have yet to confirm if the attack was racially motivated.

“He apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations as a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate,” said Capt. Jay Baker. Baker not only added that Long was carrying a 9mm handgun, but he also said that the day of the shootings was “a really bad day for [Long] and this is what he did.” Baker has since come under fire for his comments that seem to excuse the severity of Long’s crime — and rightly so.

The shootings follow an alarming spike in anti-Asian hate incidents over the past year.

According to nonprofit coalition Stop AAPI Hate, 3,795 incidents were reported across the country between March 2020 and February of this year — up nearly 150 percent over 2019.

Red Canary Song, a grassroots collective of Asian sex workers, released a statement today calling for rights and protections for spa workers.

“We see the effort to invisibilize these women’s gender, labor, class, and immigration status as a refusal to reckon with the legacy of United States imperialism, and as a desire to collapse the identities of migrant Asian women, sex workers, massage workers, and trafficking survivors,” they wrote.

“The women who were killed faced specific racialized gendered violence for being Asian women and massage workers,” they continue. “Whether or not they were actually sex workers or self-identified under that label, we know that as massage workers, they were subjected to sexualized violence stemming from the hatred of sex workers, Asian women, working class people, and immigrants.”

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Matthew McConaughey Pleads With Fellow Texans To Keep Wearing Masks

Matthew McConaughey pleads with his fellow Texans to keep wearing masks despite Governor Abbott’s order

Matthew McConaughey, all-around chill dude, Austin resident, and potential future Texas governor, has taken it upon himself to step in and educate the good people of Texas about mask-wearing since their actual governor, Greg Abbott, seemingly doesn’t care about their health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. McConaughey is urging his fellow Texans to “keep masking up.”

Earlier this month, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. Everything’s open and masks aren’t required, because “freedom” or whatever. It made absolutely zero sense to pull the mask mandate, and in his very laidback diplomatic way, McConaughey tried to appeal to his community to keep wearing their masks.

“I was a little dumbfounded by the decision,” McConaughey told CBS This Morning. “I understand ‘Go back to work.’ What I did not understand was ‘Pull the mask mandate.’”

Then, McConaughey got right to the heart of it, he acknowledged that people are bumping at the idea of being told what to do, namely, that they have to wear a mask. McConaughey tried to appeal to his fellow Texan’s resistance to feeling as if their rights are being infringed on.

“Look, we’re on our way to see a light at the end of the tunnel,” he continued. “To put it, the mask is just this minor inconvenience. And I think I just want to remind, not only Texans, but everybody out there, it’s not the mask we’re afraid of, c’mon. It’s the word ‘Mandate.'”

McConaughey — who lives in Austin, Texas, a county where masks are still required despite the state mandate — says the masks help us regain “more freedom tomorrow.”

“So now it’s our choice. And I ask Texans and people around the world. If you have the choice, keep masking up,” he said. “It’s proven to help. We don’t have much longer in this, we’ll get through this. Thank you.”

Spoken like a true diplomat, which makes sense as McConaughey is considering running for Governor of Texas.

“As I’ve said before, I’m giving it consideration,” he said in the CBS interview. “I would be a fool not to. It’s a very honorable thing to consider, you know, what that position would mean, what would it be for me, and what would it mean for the people of Texas.”

Currently, McConaughey is organizing a virtual benefit concert to raise money “to help Texas recover from the winter storm.” The “We’re Texas” concert airs on Sunday, March 21st at 7pm CT.

He’s already doing a better job than the actual governor when it comes to personal protective measures amid the pandemic, so hell yeah, make Matthew McConaughey the Governor of Texas.

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Tinder Is Going To Start Offering Background Checks On Potential Matches

In an effort to keep its users safe the platform will help people learn about the prospective matches they meet on the app

After the shocking abduction and killing of Sarah Everard in the UK, the conversation about women’s safety has been happening in a much-needed public forum. In an effort to address security, the dating app Tinder, together with its parent company Match Group, is collaborating with a nonprofit named Garbo to assist customers in finding out if their prospective dating partner has a criminal record.

Most folks know very little about the person they have just encountered online. Garbo allows people to find out if someone they are interacting with has a criminal record or other court proceedings, like a restraining order.

“Omg i’m SO happy @Tinder is finally going to start helping users get background checks for criminal records on matches,” a Twitterer wrote. “I have some incredible stories i could share, and let’s just say this is long overdue for the safety of not only women, but every user on this dating app”.

Match will make a substantial “seven-figure” donation to Garbo, enabling it to hire engineers and rapidly accelerate its national expansion. The group intends to have Garbo’s service integrated into Tinder later this year, but details still need to be finalized. After the initial rollout, Match expects to make Garbo usable within its other dating services.

“This is an industry first,” says Match Group safety head Tracey Breeden. “There have not been any background check options in the dating industry.”

“Today, it is easier for stalkers to find your home address online than it is to find whether someone has records of gender-based violence,” a Twitter user posted. “@kathrynkosmides is changing this with her nonprofit @garbo_io, which announced its partnership with @Tinder today.”

Kosmides explained the service’s reports contain information of preliminary charges, as they usually get watered down as part of a plea bargain. They exclude drug possession and other charges that tend to be disproportionately imposed against marginalized groups. “Our mission is trying to find the balance between protection and privacy,” Kosmides said.

The move by Match is part of a bigger initiative by the dating company to reconsider safety beyond its services. Late last year, Match teamed with the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN) to audit the company’s assault prevention systems. The company has also hired its first head of safety and social advocacy.

While appreciative of the measures, some Twitter users wonder if the criminals won’t use their legal name- thereby circumventing a background check.

“Hey, @tinder, @garbo_inc, what’s this? how is this gonna work for trans people, or people who don’t use their legal name? this has the potential to out people our open them up to abuse if not done well,” a Twitter user posted. “With tinder’s track record, i’m not optimistic.”

As the details of the partnership are finalized, here’s hoping Match and Garbo will find a way to stay a step ahead of violent jerks who might use the app to prey on women.

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Sports Announcer Says He Called Teen Girls The N-Word Because He’s Diabetic

A high school sports announcer says his spiking sugar levels are to blame for his racist attack against a girls high school basketball team

A sports announcer that used horrifying racial slurs against an Oklahoma girls high school basketball game on Thursday, March 11, 2021, is now saying his bigoted verbal attack was the result of his blood sugar “spiking.”

The Norman High School girls basketball team kneeled in protest during the national anthem on Thursday ahead of a basketball match-up. Kneeling during the national anthem is a protected and powerful way for athletes to take a stand against racial injustice in America and instead of respecting this tradition, the sports announcer for the game hurled expletives at the teenage girls, calling them the n-word. I repeat, a man — a father, no less — called a group of young girls the n-word.

“They’re kneeling?” The announcer-in-question said in the deeply upsetting video. “F***ing n******. I hope Norman gets their ass kicked. F*** them. I hope they lose. They’re going to kneel like that? Hell no.”

Per Yahoo News, the announcer Matt Rowan, was hired by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association and was apparently a contractor for the NFHS Network, which airs the high school games online with commentary. Since the traumatic outburst, the NFHS Network has “cut ties” with that announcer.

However, the most effed up thing is that this racist sports announcer says he is a dad and a former youth pastor and claims his verbal assault on the girls was the result of his “blood sugar spiking.”

“I made inappropriate and racist comments believing that the microphone was off; however, let me state immediately that is no excuse, such comments should have never been uttered,” Rowan said in a statement Friday night (via Norman Transcript). “I will state that I suffer Type 1 Diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking. While not excusing my remarks it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful. I do not believe that I would have made such horrible statements absent my sugar spiking.”

The other announcer heard in the video is Scott Sapulpa, an actual coach for the school district, and though he did not participate in the slurs, he did not condemn them either.

“Our employee should have stood up for the students and condemned the racist language from the other announcer and the hate and intolerance it represents,” Hulbert Public Schools Superintendent Jolyn Choate said in a statement. “Our district strives to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and valued. We will not accept or tolerate racist and hateful language or actions, nor will we stand by silently and allow racism to go unchallenged.”

No word yet on whether there has been any repercussion for Sapulpa.

As for the young women on the floor who took a knee that day, one player on the team says racist behavior like Rowan’s is “why we kneel.”

None of this is okay. From a man using this language against anyone (let alone a group of young girls), to the district coach doing nothing to call him out or hold him accountable, it’s all reprehensible. Thank god we have young women like those on the team pushing our culture towards a more inclusive and accountable future.

 

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Homeowners Sue ‘Property Brothers’ For Shoddy Work After Appearing On Show

Couple sues Property Brothers claiming they did a crappy job on their home renovation

I’m not gonna lie, I never thought I would like Property Brothers. The first time I watched the show I was like, who are these corny-ass brothers? But after about four episodes, I was a full Jonathan and Drew Scott fanatic. That being said, as much as I like their dorky repartee, anyone who has seen a minute of their home renovation shows can probably assess that a renovation done in the insane time restraints they have on the show is possibly going to be a shoddy reno. The most shocking thing is that it’s taken this long for someone to sue the show after renovating their house on Property Brothers.

A Las Vegas couple who appeared on the show is suing after alleging that the brothers basically did a slap-dash job on their renovation. Each episode of the show, Drew and Jonathan work with a local contractor to renovate homes and now Mindy and Paul King are suing the production company behind the show and the local contractor hired to do the job, though the brothers are not specifically named in the lawsuit. The Kings spent close to $200,000 on the remodel (a common misconception is that HGTV foots the bill — it does not), and after trusting the brothers, HGTV and their guidance, they are now telling KTNV News they feel “bamboozled” and “tricked.”

A lot of the work the couple is displeased with are shoddy cosmetic issues like peeling paint and chipped fixtures. However, one door installed doesn’t open, another door leaks in the rain, a new wall that was inserted is “bowing” inwards, there’s grout in their burners on their new range, and according to an electrician who studied some of the new kitchen appliances the Scotts installed — some of it is not up to code.

After the big “reveal” on the show, the Kings spoke out about their grievances with the remodel and the contractors continued to work on the house for another two months, but the Kings said that some of their attempts to repair the issues only made things worse. The couple’s lawsuit claims over 90 deficiencies in the house.

“They just come in and they bring a Sharpie or spray paint and try to make things look pretty, but they don’t,” Mindy told KNTV. “We didn’t spend this kind of money to have our cabinets repainted six times and still have paint coming off.

Though the Scotts aren’t named in the lawsuit, the reputation of their show hangs in the balance and they released a statement claiming the Kings’ lawsuit is “an attempt to secure a substantial monetary settlement.”

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The whole thing is shady, but also, those damn brothers are always building houses in like, one week, and every episode seems to center around the fact that they can never seem to locate support beams. Maybe these guys aren’t the world’s greatest home renovators? Maybe they’re just… stay with me… reality stars?

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