News 3’s Top Trends: April 8

Today's trends bid farewell to the final season of American Idol, take a look at British citizens calling for their Prime Minister to resign and internet backlash against comments Bill Clinton made to Black Lives Matter protestors.

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#IdolFinale

American Idol is officially over after bringing us 14 years of America’s search for the next superstar. Trent Harmon is now the final winner of the show’s 15th season. Harmon was named on Thursday night’s episode where he sang his winning songFalling”.

 

This morning, fans are tweeting their sadness and nostalgia for the end of a show that has been on since some were still in diapers.

 

 

So the curtain has closed, the lights have dimmed, the show is over… Isn’t it? Some Twitter users say they aren’t so sure thanks to Ryan Seacrest’s cryptic final words, “Good night America… For now.”

 

 

British Prime Minister caught in ‘Panama Papers’

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British Prime Minister David Cameron admits to having a part in his late father’s offshore trust exposed by the data leak now known as the “Panama Papers”. Cameron claims his profits came before he was Prime Minister. He also says he chose to sell his stake in the holdings as soon as it was a possibility he would become Prime Minister and he has not had any offshore dealings since.

“I want to be as clear as I can about the past, about the present, about the future, because frankly, I don’t have anything to hide… I chose to take a different path from my father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who were all stockbrokers, and I’ve got nothing to hide in my arrangements and I’m very happy to answer questions about it.”

-David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British citizens are taking to Twitter to call out for Cameron to resign. Labour Party’s deputy leader Tom Watson says it is “too early to tell” if Cameron will be forced to resign, but Member of Parliament John Mann says, “if it’s good enough for Iceland, it’s good enough for the UK.”

 

Bill Clinton vs. Black Lives Matter

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Former President Bill Clinton is in a clash with the Black Lives Matter movement after a 15 minute back and forth with protesters during a Thursday event supporting his wife’s bid for President. At one point Clinton shouts at protestors:

“This is what’s the matter. I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out into the street to murder other African-American children. Maybe you thought they were good citizens—she didn’t. She didn’t. You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter.”

Clinton was defending an anti crime bill from 1994 that critics now say unequally targeted African Americans. His comments have since provoked backlash and criticism on social media.

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