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Not Cool, Orbitz!

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We are NOT impressed.

For those who are unfamiliar with them, the Courage Campaign is "an online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country."

According to the group's Facebook page, they requested that online travel company Orbitz drop their advertisement from "anti-gay Fox."

An Orbitz Spokesperson replied by referring to the request as "the tired tactics of these shady so-called non-profit fringe groups."

Hard for us to imagine that the Orbitz folks could ACTUALLY think that was a smart way to respond! It'd be one thing to politely decline the request, but to refer to the Courage Campaign as "shady?"

Looks like you won't be making too many new friends today, Orbitz! Might want to take a cue from Lars von Trier and issue a sincere apology. Just sayin'.

What do U think about Orbitz' response to the Courage Campaign?

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Advocacy Group Wants Star Jones And Lil Jon To Speak Out Against Trump

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After everything that Donald Trump has said about Barack Obama, this def doesn't surprise us.

African-American political advocacy group ColorOfChange has taken to Twitter with their campaign to convince Celebrity Apprentice contestants Star Jones and Lil Jon to speak out against Donald Trump.

Here's what ColorofChange had to say about their campaign in a statement:

"This is the first organized attempt to target these celebrities and demand that they, as prominent African-Americans, take a public stance against Donald Trump's ongoing attacks against President Obama."

Here's ColorOfChange executive director Rashad Robinson on the campaign:

"We've gotten a lot of people tweeting. [Celebrity Apprentice cast members] can't have a relationship with the black community and have a relationship with Trump and not call him out for his actions."

"They've remained in silence and now it is time for them to speak up."

What do U think about this? Should Lil Jon and Star Jones speak out against The Donald?

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