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George R. R. Martin extends his support to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests

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George R.R. Martin extends his support to the 'Black Lives Matter' protests

Raging protests took place in the United States along with the rest of the world after George Floyd, an African-American, was pinned to death by four policemen. The incident took place on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and ever since then, the Black Lives Matter movement has caught fire across the globe; including all the fifty states of the USA. Although violent riots broke out in some places, most people raised their voices peacefully against racial injustice and police brutality. George R. R. Martin, the man whose words brought Game of Thrones to life, also voiced his opinion on his Not a Blog.

George R.R. Martin extends his support to the 'Black Lives Matter' protests

In a post titled “Words for our Times”, Martin posted a picture with two quotes by Frederick Douglass; a famous African-American social reformer who spoke and wrote against slavery. “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will,” read the first one. The American author wrote no words of his own yet clearly expressed his unease and anger towards the way people have segregated various sections of the society based on class, race, and gender. The ignorance of the society and of those in power regarding such issues has cost the safety of our freedom, life, and diversity. It has only spread hatred and brought ruin to the marginalized groups.

Many from the Game of Thrones cast had come out in the open to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Actors like Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon), and Richard Madden (Robb Stark) took to streets and walked and chanted with the protesters. Other celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, and Michael B. Jordan also spoke for equality and the stake of black voices in different aspects of the society. Slogans like “No justice No peace”, “White silence is violence”, “I can’t breathe” echoed through the streets.

George R.R. Martin extends his support to the 'Black Lives Matter' protests

The US President, Donald Trump’s recent statement calling “Black Lives Matter” a symbol of hate has raised questions about the role of the people in power. However, the office of the President has made it clear that it was meant for the organization of the same name that they claim is leading people to violence and extremism. Whatever the reasons, it’s not possible to rule out any government from the equations of injustice. It’s a burden shared by every citizen which is mirrored in the face of our leaders.

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Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas and daughter Willa photographed in public for the first time

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The year 2020 has been the Red Wedding for everyone around the world. Looking at the current scenario, stepping out of quarantine seems to be a big risk. People are cautious and suspicious of each other, scared of contamination. Under such dire conditions, normal life sounds like a fantasy. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and husband Joe Jonas are trying hard to give their new-born daughter a normal life.

The young couple went out for a walk with their daughter Willa in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Turner was seen in a T-shirt and black leggings, while Jonas was rocking the buzzcut he dyed pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month while. They were pushing Willa in a black baby carriage.

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Both the high-profile parents were keeping it low-key and were wearing properly secured black face masks. Since becoming parents in July 2020, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have been focusing more on their baby and less on sharing details of their private life.

Sophie earlier made headlines with an Instagram post, when she brought a prop from Game of Thrones set back home. She welcomed the wooden Throne of Winterfell at her home, which had an intricately carved dire-wolf on it.

Turner and Jonas are trying their best to be good parents for little Willa. Feel free to express your good wishes for their cute family in the comments below!


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Kristofer Hivju (Tormund from Game of Thrones) has a new look

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Every TV show or movie has that one person who lights up the screen on their entrance. Game of ThronesTormund Giantsbane, played by Kristopher Hivju, was one such character who’s loved by fans for his hilarious puns and looks worldwide.

Kristofer Hivju turned in heads on Instagram with a picture of his new look. Fans were shocked to see a beardless Tormund Giantsbane. Hivju had rocked the beard ever since he auditioned for the role. The beard was an essential part of his wildling look.

Earlier this year, Hivju was tested positive for Coronavirus. He has recovered quickly after spending weeks in quarantine with his wife. The Game of Thrones star is participating in the PCS Open, a Professional Disc Golf Association B tournament in Norway. He apparently shaved his beard ahead of the contest.

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However, Kristofer has assured his fans that his beard is coming back soon. The head of Brienne of Tarth fan club is well-known for growing a lush beard rather quickly. When he first came to shoot for the show, it took only 4 months and 17 days for him to grow a full-red beard!

Hivju’s Tormund Giantsbane was one of the most loved characters in the TV series. What are your thoughts about his new look? Let us know in the comments below!


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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau hosts Reddit AmA about charity, skips Game of Thrones questions

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Game of Thrones’ cast has been known to donate to charity from time to time. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show has been working as a goodwill ambassador for UNDP for the past 4 years. He recently launched a platform for grassroots giving called Dandi.

Waldau did a Reddit AmA about the charitable website. It is natural for Game of Thrones fans all around the world to shower him with questions about the show and his character. The actor chose to avoid all such questions.

I am actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. You may remember me as Jaime Lannister on GoT… I’ve just launched a platform for grassroots giving called Dandi. AMA! from IAmA

Nikolaj however was happy to answer questions about his fellow cast members. He answered one of the hilarious questions about him and Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy) planning a Danish takeover of Hollywood in secret. (Check out how they celebrated Danish independence day)

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Coster-Waldau also explained to one of his Indian fans, the inspiration for the name of his website.

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Some Game of Thrones fans couldn’t hold themselves back. They began to post funny puns and comments related to the show. Waldau answered none.

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Nikolaj explained his work as a UNDP goodwill ambassador.

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When your favorite stars take a step towards making the world a better place, it is surely a soothing sight. What do you think about his initiative? Tell us in the comments below!

 


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