When Regina King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr., died from suicide last week, popular blog LoveBScott broke the news with the headline “Exclusive: Regina King’s Son, Ian Alexander Jr., Dead at 26 After Apparent Suicide”. The “story” was short on details, revealed not a single named source…and readers were quick to slam B. Scott for disrespecting King. Tre’vell and Jarrett are joined by KTLA reporter Jasmine Simpkins to break down why this controversy is so thorny, especially for Black journalists and bloggers who cover entertainment news.
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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and jarrett hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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