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Artists: China Faked Celebrity Signatures on Anti-Hong Kong Petition

A petition circulating in Hong Kong claiming to include signatures by famous artists and celebrities supporting the Communist Party’s “national security” law expanding Beijing’s power in the city featured names of people no one ever asked to sign anything, the celebrities in question said this weekend.

Beijing, CHINA: Taiwanese actress Barbie Xu, also known as Big S in China, gets mopped by the Chinese media during a product promotion in Beijing 16 December 2006. Taiwanese actresses are gaining wide popularity in mainland China and are constantly appearing in various advertising promotions. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should …

FB Post by Leader of Oakland Fire Trap Warehouse Draws Criticism

The man who heads the “Ghost Ship” artists collective, where the deadly Oakland fire broke out late Friday night, is facing a backlash over an insensitive Facebook post in which he lamented over losing “everything [he] worked so hard for,” as 24 people have been confirmed dead and at least two dozen more are still missing.

Oakland fire (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)