What’s Trending: Sanders supporters plan ‘fart-in’ for DNC, ‘Ghostbusters’ star faces racist Tweets

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Democrats plan a “fart-in” for the upcoming convention. Plus, a Ghostbusters star faces racism on social media. Reporter Annette Lawless tracks the hot topics for Tuesday, July 19.

 

SANDERS SUPPORTERS STAGING A ‘FART-IN’ AT DNC

Some people plan to raise a stink at the Democratic National Convention next week. According to a U.S. News and World Report, some delegates plan to eat a lot of beans, head to the convention hall in Philadelphia and let their bodies do the talking, said Cheri Honkala, national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.

“It shows the level of absolute disgust that we’re at – we think we’re going to remember 2016 as the year we begin to bury the two corporate political parties,” Honkala says in a U.S. News and World Report. “It’s really a shame – this whole thing does stink. Democrats and Republicans are like Pepsi and Coke. They listen to corporations and they don’t listen to anti-poverty activists.”

‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ STAR FACES RACIST TWEETS

With the release of the new “Ghostbusters,” some would think actress Leslie Jones is celebrating. However, the actress faced several racist and hateful messages on Twitter Monday. She shared several of the messages and added some of her own comments.

“It’s like when you think ‘ok I’ve proven I’m worthy’ then you get hit with a shovel of hated. I’m numb. I mean I know there is racism,” Jones Tweets Monday night. “But I’m I that naive to think that some things was changing yes I was. We still live in a world where we have to say ‘black lives matter.’”

Despite the messages, a number of people have rallied around Jones with the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ.

PIPPA MIDDLETON IS ENGAGED

She’s officially off the market! The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister Pippa Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews have announced their engagement.

The couple confirmed rumors in a statement to Britain’s Press Association on Tuesday, saying they planned to marry next year. The statement comes as Middleton appeared in photographs with a diamond engagement ring on her left hand as she left her London home.

Matthews got down on one knee while they were visiting the picturesque Lake District and proposed to the 32-year-old Middleton.

Middleton played a prominent role in the 2011 royal wedding of her older sister Kate and Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London, a wedding that was seen live by a worldwide television audience.

POKEMON GO MORE THAN DOUBLES NINTENDO’S STOCK PRICE

For Nintendo, “Pokemon Go” just keeps on giving.

Shares in the Japanese game maker closed up 14 percent at 31,700 yen ($300) on the Tokyo Stock exchange Tuesday and have more than doubled in value since the wildly popular augmented-reality game was launched on July 6.

Nintendo accounted for nearly one in four shares that changed hands on the TSE’s main board. The sharp rise has doubled the Kyoto-based company’s market capitalization to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.4 billion).

“Pokemon Go,” a smart phone app that uses Google Maps to overlay reality with Pokemon creatures, was developed by Niantic, a Google spinoff that Nintendo Co. invested in last year. The game has yet to be released in Japan and the rest of Asia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.