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This Sexist City Removed Smurfette From The Smurfs: The Lost Village Poster! What The Smurf!

Smurfette not welcome in ultra Orthodox Jewish town!

Women can't win! Not even tiny humanoid blue ones who live in mushrooms!

Yep — the latest bit of sexism has been aimed at the Smurfs of all things.

In pics of the Smurfs: The Lost Village movie poster (above) in the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, fans quickly noticed Smurfette had been completely cropped out!

Related: This Beauty & The Beast Prom-posal Rocks!

The town is known for its VERY conservative stance on the images of women on billboards and in advertisements. The belief is that any image of a woman can potentially be sexually provocative or offensive.

Gross. But separately… Smurfette??? She's a cartoon character!

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the PR company for the movie's distributor, Forum Film, chose to

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Scarlett Johansson Defends Herself Against Whitewashing Claims: 'I Would Never Attempt To Play A Person Of A Different Race, Obviously'

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Scarlett Johansson and the makers of Ghost In The Shell have faced a lot of criticism for being another example of Hollywood whitewashing.

In the film, ScarJo plays a cyborg called The Major (a character whose name in the original manga was Motoko Kusanagi), a role many have argued should have gone to a Japanese actress.

Related: Ghost In The Shell Meme-Generator TOTALLY Backfires

Now the Avenger is finally responding to the criticism by pointing out she's definitely not trying to play an Asian character.

In an interview with GMA's Michael Strahan, ScarJo explained:

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Rachel Dolezal Reveals She's Bisexual While Opening Up About Being 'Trans-Black'

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Rachel Dolezal is full of surprises!

It's been almost two years since the former head of Spokane, Washington's NAACP chapter ignited a media firestorm when it was revealed she had been posing as a black woman and was biologically white.

Now, while promoting her new memoir In Full Color, the controversial author not only discusses identifying as "trans-black," but also as bisexual.

Related: Rachel Named Her Son After Langston Hughes

Speaking to NBCBLK, the 39-year-old mom explained how she describes her racial and sexual fluidity:

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Rachel Dolezal Says She Identifies As Black, Not African-American!

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Rachel Dolezal insists she's black.

She always leaves us speechless!

Even though Rachel Dolezal has very few people on her side regarding her "blackness," the former NAACP leader is still promoting her memoir, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, and sticking to her guns regarding her racial identity.

Related: Rachel Compares Her Upbringing To Slavery

Her most recent appearance was on The Today Show Monday where she spoke with Savannah Guthrie, explaining that she identifies as black rather than African-American.

She said:

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This Is Some First Degree Hollywood Whitewashing!

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This is why we can't have nice things. And by nice things, we mean diversity.

In a bright shining example of Hollywood whitewashing, CBS has reportedly cast two white actors in lead roles written specifically for minorities.

Related: Selena Gomez Says She Was Bullied During Her Disney Days

Mission Control is a hot new science fiction pilot by the author of The Martian, and just like in that novel Andy Weir populated his team of scientists with a diverse group of people reflecting the world at large.

Unfortunately, that's not going to happen at CBS.

The character of African American NASA commander Malik Stevenson will be played by

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Chrissy Teigen, Patricia Arquette, & Others React To United Airlines Barring Two Young Girls From Flight Because Of Leggings

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United Airlines won't be living this down for a while.

Over the weekend, UA caused quite a bit of controversy when they refused to let two girls board their flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they were wearing… leggings. Excuse us????

Related: American Airlines Offering Free In-Flight Meals Again!

Thankfully, another passenger, activist Shannon Watts, documented the situation on Twitter. She wrote:

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Jay Z Is Creating A Docuseries & Movie About Trayvon Martin

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Such an important message.

Jay Z and the Weinstein Company just won a heated bidding war, earning them the rights to create a docuseries and full-length narrative feature film covering the story of Trayvon Martin — the unarmed teenager shot by the acquitted George Zimmerman in 2012.

Related: Celebs Stand Up For Black Lives Matter With Powerful PSA

Variety reports the rapper and the film studio now have access to two books — Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice by and Why We Continue to Repeat It by NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by by Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin — to help guide the direction of the projects.

This is sure to be extremely powerful as it will dive into the Black Lives Matter movement and the national debate about racial profiling and the criminal justice system.

We'll keep you updated as we learn more!

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