Americans know how outrageously expensive a college education can be, but a lucky few are getting some financial help from an unlikely source: Nicki Minaj.
The hip-hop star took to Twitter on Saturday night to promote a contest for fans to win a trip to see Minaj at the Billboard Music Awards or in her studio. But when one Twitter user @cjbydesign asked Minaj if she’d pay her tuition, a far more high-stakes giveaway began.
Henagar Drive-In Theatre in Henagar, Alabama, announced on its Facebook page in a since-deleted posted that it will not be screening the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation because it features an out gay character.
“If we can not take our 11-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a movie, we have no business watching it,” the post reads. “If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it."
WHNT reported a mixed reaction to the announcement on the theater’s Facebook page. One commented said “Kudos!” and another wrote, "We must stand against evil if we are followers of Jesus Christ."
In the past year, movies like Hidden Figures, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Moonlight, have taught America the power of on-screen representation. But the people of Henagar, Alabama, will have to wait a little longer to bear witness to that kind of progress. Read more (¾/17 12:15 PM)
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