Oscars 2021 dominates 10% of global conversation in a week
The Oscars 2021 generated a lot of buzz, taking up the bulk of the limited 10% of global conversation left after Gary Lineker's tweets consumed it last week.
Media outlets covered everything from Hugh Grant's behaviour on the red carpet to Tems's oversized hat and Malala's participation in a joke about Harry Styles. Leaders warned against references to Hitler’s rule and Nazi Germany
Recent remarks have been made by Pope Francis and a BBC sportscaster that likened Nicaragua's repression of Catholics and the UK's asylum policy to the rule of Hitler in Germany.
These references have been criticized by Holocaust and anti-Nazi scholars and organizations since they can revive a familiar and unwelcome line of argument. Sir Keir Starmer accuses Conservative MPs of waging war on free speech
The controversy began when Gary Lineker, a pundit on the BBC's Match Of The Day programme, criticised the UK government's new asylum policy in a tweet by comparing it to 1930s Germany.
He was taken off-air for this remark.
This decision led to criticism from other football pundits, including Lineker's refusal to appear in solidarity, and subsequently created a row with Sir Keir Starmer, Labour's leader.
During Prime Minister's Questions, Sir Keir accused Conservative MPs of being "snowflake MPs waging war on free speech" and endangering BBC's impartiality.
However, Rishi Sunak, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, accused Sir Keir of "political opportunism" and claimed that he valued the BBC's integrity and impartiality.
The BBC's director general also called for a review of stars' social media use and denied bowing to political pressure.
Nike to drop use of kangaroo skins for its shoes in 2023
Nike said it will stop using kangaroo skins for its shoes this year, weeks after a similar step from German rival Puma, which would end a highly controversial practice that has drawn ire from consumers and animal rights activists.
Gary Lineker will not host Match of the Day this weekend Gary Lineker tweets about ‘folk constantly tell fibs’ following Johnson’s legal defence over Partygate
Gary Lineker, a BBC football presenter, has taken to Twitter to comment on the recent legal defence made by Boris Johnson over Partygate.
Lineker tweeted, "When folk constantly tell fibs, it's really difficult to know when they're telling the truth.
I imagine it's even a challenge for themselves.
" This tweet came less than an hour after the former PM defended his denials over lockdown parties in No 10 as having been made "in good faith" and based on what he "honestly" knew at the time. Lord Young's comments on BBC potentially replacing Gary Lineker with a woman sparks outrage
Parliamentarian Lord Young of Norwood Green stirred controversy with his comment that the BBC could easily replace Gary Lineker with a female presenter "at half the price", much to the dismay of his colleagues.
Blundstones on the march: Gary Lineker’s boots catch the eye once again
Gary Lineker cancels Match of the Day Live appearance due to illness
Tasmanian boot worn by BBC star during recent controversy has become hugely popular in recent years
Gary Lineker will not be presenting Match of the Day Live due to illness, according to statements released by BBC Sport.
The football presenter returned to the airwaves on Saturday after making some comments comparing a new UK asylum seeker policy with 1930s Germany.
Former England player and presenter Alex Scott will be stepping in to replace Lineker for the FA Cup quarter-final between Brighton & Hove Albion and Grimsby Town. Gary Lineker returns to BBC after suspension for political tweets
Gary Lineker has returned to the BBC to present live coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final after being suspended for a tweet about government asylum seeker policy.
Lineker compared the language used with that of 1930s Germany and was accused of lacking political impartiality.
He was taken off air for a week but returned to host the FA Cup.
Lineker received significant support during the suspension from friends and colleagues. Gary Lineker returns to presenting after impartiality row with BBC
Gary Lineker, a BBC football presenter, was taken off air following a critical tweet about the UK government's asylum policy.
This led to his colleagues walking out in solidarity, resulting in last week's Match of the Day being broadcast without commentary or presenters.
However, Lineker returned to present on Saturday for FA Cup coverage, whilst also addressing the previous week's events.
On Monday, the BBC announced that it would conduct an independent review of its social media guidelines for presenters and freelancers. Gary Lineker hits back at Tory MP’s false claims he called northerners ‘racist bigots’
Gary Lineker has debunked accusations from Conservative MP Jonathan Gullis that he branded northern voters "racist bigots".
Gullis made the claims during a Channel 4 interview, in which he said he was not concerned about offending "Twitterati".
He added: "Those are the people I don't care upsetting, because those are the people who want to call people up here racist bigots, Nazis - like Gary Lineker has done.
" Lineker described the allegations as "outrageous and dangerously provocative".
Twitter users called the MP's remarks "libellous nonsense" and said he was "not fit for office". BBC Criticized for Being Too Right-Wing After Years of Leftist Accusations
The article discusses a recent wave of criticism against the BBC over allegations that it has been too right-wing, despite previous accusations of left-wing bias.
The piece covers the Gary Lineker controversy, which brought up questions of impartiality, with those on the political right accusing the BBC of being biased towards the left.
The author, who is a former employee of the BBC, acknowledges that the corporation may have leaned left 35 years ago, but argues that this is not the case anymore. Mixed Responses to UK Budget 2021
The article discusses the differing responses to UK Budget 2021, with some critics calling it a disappointment and others praising the measures announced.
‘Disgraceful’ to compare Gary Lineker row to Putin’s Russia, says minister
Ofcom warns BBC reputation at stake in Gary Linker tweet row
Labour had made the comment as it criticised the Government’s handling of the BBC.
Ofcom's Chief Executive, Melanie Dawes, has warned the BBC that their reputation goes "straight to the heart of the BBC's wider reputation beyond its news and current affairs coverage" amid a review of the Corporation's social media guidelines following the Gary Lineker tweet row.
Lineker was stood down from presenting Match of the Day after comparing the language surrounding the government's illegal migration policy to that used in 1930s Germany.
His fellow sports presenters walked out in protest which led to a review of the BBC's social media guidelines.
The regulator acknowledged that while strict rules are needed for news presenters, questions of freedom of expression become more relevant when looking beyond that.
Dawes highlighted that the issue of impartiality is challenging and goes beyond the reach of the regulator. Gary Lineker challenges Twitter and Elon Musk over death threat to his son
TV presenter Gary Lineker shared a private message sent to his son George that contained a death threat.
Lineker challenged Twitter and Elon Musk, as the tweet had been shared on the platform, and asked if this was considered acceptable.
George also commented on social media and acknowledged that whilst he received supportive messages on Instagram, he was being subjected to abuse on Twitter. Gary Lineker challenges Elon Musk over Twitter abuse of son
Football presenter Gary Lineker re-shared a message sent to his son on Twitter, calling for his son to be "burned at the stake" following Lineker's row with the BBC.
The message was sent from an account with only one follower.
Lineker questioned Twitter owner Elon Musk and the acceptability of such abuse on the platform. Tory councillor calls Ian Wright a 'typical Black hypocrite'
Hampshire Tory councillor Alexis McEvoy called former footballer Ian Wright a "typical Black hypocrite" on Twitter after he decided to support his colleague.
Wright addressed the situation in his podcast, Wrighty's House, and read McEvoy's statement in which she claimed that she didn't mean to cause any offense, abhorred racism, and reported herself to the relevant political bodies. BBC chairman Richard Sharp under pressure to resign over handling of Gary Lineker row
The controversy surrounding the BBC over the Gary Lineker impartiality row continues, as BBC chairman Richard Sharp is facing increasing calls to resign.
Meanwhile, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer stated that the recent row raised "important issues around the nature of the corporation and its independence.
" The dispute began after Lineker's tweets comparing the official language used in a new Government asylum policy with that used in 1930s Germany led to the presenter being taken off air.
However, after criticism from politicians and media figures, he was later reinstated. BBC reinstates Gary Lineker amidst criticism from Tory MPs
After being suspended by the BBC for his tweets criticising the government's migration policy, Gary Lineker has been reinstated as a host of Match of the Day.
However, the BBC's decision to bring him back has been met with criticism from some Conservative MPs, who believe it gives him "carte blanche" to say what he likes on social media.
Despite this, the BBC's director general Tim Davie denies it amounts to a climbdown by the corporation. Calls to abolish BBC licence fee grow following Gary Lineker row
The BBC is facing calls to scrap the licence fee following the controversy over Gary Lineker's tweets regarding immigration.
The calls come from MPs of the Conservative Party who have been critical of the licence fee based on issues such as impartiality and targeting forgetful women.
Culture minister, Julia Lopez, noted the declining support among the public for the BBC licence fee.
DUP MP Sammy Wilson also criticised the BBC's handling of Lineker's comments and called for an end to the "poll tax on propaganda". Gary Lineker to return as host of BBC's Match of the Day
BBC broadcasting director-general, Tim Davie, confirmed that Gary Lineker will return as presenter of BBC's flagship football show, Match of the Day, following a row over impartiality caused by Lineker's criticism of the UK Government's asylum policy.
Lineker was removed from the programme on Friday after comparing the language used to launch the new policy to the rhetoric of Nazi-era Germany.
Fellow presenters, pundits, and commentators refused to work over the weekend in solidarity, throwing the broadcaster's sports coverage into disarray.
The BBC confirmed that Lineker has agreed to abide by the broadcaster's editorial guidelines. BBC apologizes after Lineker row
Gary Lineker, the host of "Match of the Day," was taken off air by the BBC due to an ongoing row over impartiality regarding his tweets on the UK government's asylum policy.
The BBC faced criticism and several sports presenters and pundits walked out of shows in solidarity, leading to a significant disruption of football coverage over the weekend.
The BBC's director-general, Tim Davie, announced an independent review of the corporation's social media guidelines, and apologized for the confusion and difficulties.
The BBC confirmed Lineker's return as the host of "Match of the Day" following the review.
Gary Lineker returns to Match of the Day as BBC apologises for debacle
The BBC has apologised for its handling of the Gary Lineker debacle and announced a peace deal with the presenter, who will return to Match of The Day this week