Man claims to be missing boy whose disappearance has baffled cops for 25 years

A MAN has come forward claiming he may have been a toddler who vanished without a trace 25 years ago.

Four-year-old D'Wan Sims was last seen when he was Christmas shopping with his mum in December 1994.


Dwanna Harris said D'Wan suddenly disappeared from the Wonderland Mall in Livonia, Detroit, and was never heard from again.

Now a 29-year-old man, named as Mike Cash, has got in touch with authorities asking for a DNA test to determine if he is D'Wan.

Cash reportedly became suspicious after finding inconsistencies with what his parents told him, and learning that his dad was not his real father.

He posted his thoughts on Facebook , and is now hoping to get answers about his childhood.

Captain Ronald Taig from the Livonia Police Department told WDIV: "What's odd is that he claimed that he didn’t want any of this information out in the media and from what I understand he has put this out on social media.



“We are going to reach out, obviously, to the family and provide his information, to see if they want to contact him."

Soon after his disappearance, D'Wan's mum said: "The only thing that I want the public to know, is that my only concern is finding my son.

"Whoever has my baby, I know he's safe, and I know you're taking good care of him … What I'm hoping is that someone may have ran across my child.

"We've got your Christmas ready, so, just come home."

She has always maintained she had nothing to do with his disappearance.

It is not yet clear if Harris will cooperate with the latest development by providing police with a DNA sample, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Hormone replacement therapies can lower risk of breast cancer, study reveals – The Sun

SOME forms of hormone replacement therapy lower the risk of breast cancer while others increase it, a study found.

Women who were taking or had taken oestrogen-only menopause drugs were 23 per cent less likely to develop the disease.

And their odds of dying from breast tumours were 44 per cent lower than those given dummy pills.

But scientists from the University of California say an alternative treatment combining oestrogen and progestin may be harmful.

Women on this more common form were 29 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer than those on placebo.

They also appeared at greater risk of death but the difference was not statistically significant.

The average age of menopause is 51, with common symptoms including hot flushes, mood swings and loss of sexual desire.

One million women in Britain currently take HRT to help tackle them and also boost bone health.

Researchers led by Prof Rowan Chlebowski analysed data on 27,347 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79.

Those who had undergone a hysterectomy received oestrogen or placebo for 7.2 years and were monitored for 16.1 years.

And those with an intact uterus were given combined therapy or placebo for 5.6 years and tracked for 18.3 years.

Women with a uterus are typically given combination therapy because oestrogen alone increases their risk of womb cancer.

HOPE FOR BREAST CANCER

A Lancet study earlier this year found both forms of HRT increase breast cancer risk for more than a decade after treatment ends.

Regulators recommend HRT is used for the shortest time needed.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, from charity Breast Cancer Now, said: “We’ve long known that certain forms of HRT can increase breast cancer risk, and this important study offers new insight on how different types of HRT may influence this risk in different ways.

“It’s really interesting that this research suggests oestrogen-only HRT may actually reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who have undergone a hysterectomy.

“While this may seem reassuring, this finding does contradict what has been suggested in other studies and so further research is now needed to clarify its effect and help provide clear information to this group of women.

“Taking HRT is a really personal decision, and it’s vital that everyone has the information they need on the benefits and risks, discusses them with their GP and is supported to make the choice that’s right for them.”

Dr Melanie Davies, from University College London Hospitals, said: “Oestrogen and progestin have opposite effects on the breast, so standard combined HRT increases cancer risk but oestrogen-alone reduces risk.

“This adds to the information available for women considering HRT, and in particular can reassure women who have had a hysterectomy and take oestrogen.”

Dr Davies said HRT drugs have improved since the trial started in 1993 and now act more like the body’s own hormones.

This may make them safer, she added.

 

Following previous cancer scares, HRT uptake has fallen sharply. Annual NHS prescriptions were 2.24million in 2014, compared to 6million in 2000.

Breast cancer affects around 55,000 Brits a year, with nearly 12,000 dying.

The findings were presented at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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Man, 48, is arrested by cops after bus passenger was ‘bombarded with anti-Semitic abuse’ – The Sun

A THUG has been arrested after a bus passenger was targeted with anti-Semitic abuse in London.

The victim, 36, was reading a prayer book while travelling towards Aldgate on December 6 when another man boarded near Stamford Hill, Hackney.

The suspect made a number of anti-Semitic comments at the victim before also verbally abusing a group of teenage girls on the bus, according to police.

When the first victim tried to intervene, he was punched in the arm.

Police were called and the victim got off in the Stamford Lodge area but the suspect could not be located.

After analysis of CCTV footage, a 48-year-old man was identified and arrested on Friday on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

Detective Superintendent Adam Ghaboos said: "We have a large Jewish community in Hackney who have the right to live peacefully without being victimised because of their faith.

"My officers will thoroughly investigate all hate crimes that are reported to us and I would strongly urge anyone who has been the victim of hate crime, be it physical or verbal, to report it to police as soon as possible."

It comes after another attack in Stamford Hill on November 29 in which a rabbi was thrown to the ground by two men shouting "kill the Jews".

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13 Faux-Fur Coats That Say, "I've Arrived, and I'm Well Dressed!"

13 Faux-Fur Coats That Say, “I’ve Arrived, and I’m Well Dressed!”

Look, I love a little luxury, but I also love animals. So this season, when shopping for a new coat, I’m choosing faux fur. Not only is the material a total head-turner. but it keeps you especially warm. A faux fur coat is an excellent investment because it will look chic and relevant all the way through Winter. The fluffy texture will add drama and glamour to your look, so you can’t go wrong, no matter where you may be heading off to.

From cute cropped styles to statement wrapped coats, these 13 options belong in your closet. And not to worry — these coats come in all sorts of colors, from basic black to cool lavender and deep red. Try your hand at a few of our favorite picks.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lingard opens up on family agony at Man United

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I had to tell Ole the truth… my loved ones have been struggling – and it’s breaking my heart’: Jesse Lingard opens up on his family agony at Manchester United after a difficult few months

  • Jesse Lingard has struggled with his mother’s illness and caring for his young brother and sister this season
  • Manchester United star knocked on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s door after failing to perform on the pitch of late
  • He was on his ‘last chance’ at United after angering Solskjaer with a crude Instagram video posted on holiday
  • Lingard is now back in the United team and starred in their wins over Tottenham and rivals Manchester City
  • The England midfielder defends his social media posts with Paul Pogba but admits he has ‘made mistakes’ 

There is no hiding place in football, not on the pitch nor the training ground. Jesse Lingard knows that now.

It was after another rebuke from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not long ago that the Manchester United forward decided to tell him the truth. Lingard had been carrying the burden of worry and unhappiness for too long.

‘I wasn’t performing and he was on me all the time. He wanted more from me,’ Lingard told Sportsmail this week. ‘So I felt it was best to get everything off my chest and tell him why my head wasn’t right. So I knocked on his door.’

Manchester United star Jesse Lingard opens up to Sportsmail on his family difficulties that have given him a burden of worry

Lingard spoke to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after failing to perform on the pitch and being rebuked by his boss

Lingard’s difficulties — kept private until today — began earlier in the season when his mother Kirsty became unwell. This left 27-year-old Jesse to care for his younger brother Jasper, 14, and 11-year-old sister Daisy-Boo.

Jasper has face challenges dealing with his mother’s illness and is currently living with Lingard and being schooled at his house.

So while trying to keep his place at England’s biggest football club and adjusting to life as a father himself — his baby daughter is one — Lingard has also been attending school parents’ evenings and prioritising his siblings’ well-being.

Understandably, the responsibility and stress have taken their toll.

‘I am normally quite bubbly and want to put smiles on people’s faces but people have seen the change in my ways,’ he explained.

‘I have been down and glum; just worrying. I felt like everybody just passed all the stuff to me and it weighed on my shoulders. It was like, “Here you go Jesse, you deal with this on your own”.

‘My mum has had some things for years but never really got help. Now she is. So I have been taking care of my brother and sister. They are with me. It has been tough to see my loved ones struggling and then I have to come to work and try to do my job.’

Lingard, originally from Warrington, has always been close to his family and his worries over the past year have been multi-layered. His grandad Ken — perhaps the greatest influence on his career — has prostate cancer and his nan Pam almost had to have a leg amputated.

Lingard spokes exclusively to Sportsmail about how his troubles at home left him ‘down and glum; just worrying’


Lingard, originally from Warrington, has always been close to his family and his mother Kirsty’s (right) illness has been hard

Against this background, Lingard lost his place at United and with England. Knowing he was already on borrowed time with Solskjaer after an indiscretion last summer, he could feel his career heading into a cul-de-sac.

For weeks, he didn’t tell anyone at the club about his issues. Staff say that for a long time the only thing outwardly different about him was the dwindling quality of his football.

‘I am a person who likes to deal with stuff on his own but it’s not necessarily the right thing to do,’ he added. ‘I always use the phrase “Be yourself” but I have realised now that there are times when you just can’t be. My dad and older brother, Louie, have been great support but some of this stuff has broken my heart, you know?

‘As a man I have to take this responsibility on and be there for everyone. I’ve had to mature and wise up. Sometimes when your worries are so deep you can’t function properly. Now it’s about getting back to my best and I feel I can do that.’

Lingard’s chat with Solskjaer was a turning point. He has only started six Premier League games but two have come in recent wins against Tottenham and Manchester City. 

Lingard is now back in the United team and started their brilliant wins over Tottenham and Manchester City last week

Solskjaer has given his midfielder the confidence to play – and that helping hand is benefiting United greatly of late

A United team seen playing devastating, quick football on the counter has done so with Lingard in the vanguard. But it was actually a substitute appearance in a home win against Brighton a month ago that sticks in his mind.

‘When I came on the manager said to me, “Just go on and play with a smile and enjoy it”,’ he recalled. ‘To hear that gives you confidence. He knows what kind of character I am. I need to be smiling.

‘He has just told me that everything will be OK. Maybe I just needed someone to say that.

‘He said he just wanted the old Jesse back and maybe I can give him that now.’

Sunday’s game against Everton at Old Trafford will be the 4,000th United game to feature a homegrown player. Lingard hopes to recover from a knee injury to play for the club he joined when he was seven.

People’s impressions of him vary. The truth is that he is a quietly-spoken, approachable young footballer who also likes to enjoy his life. Some supporters seem to dislike the last bit.

Lingard has found himself criticised for everything from his social media activity and his friendship with Paul Pogba to his decision to launch a clothing range. It all seems trivial but equally it has threatened his standing in the game. Maybe it does have to change.

‘Generations are different,’ he said. ‘The older supporters are used to football, football, football.

‘Maybe they just see the funny videos and make their own conclusions. But anyone who knows me knows I am down to earth and humble.

Paul Pogba and Lingard, who have been friends since the Frenchman was 16, are often judged for their behaviour online

Lingard was joined by Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford as he launched his clothing range last year

‘Me and Paul are close friends. He came here at 16. To come through with him has been unbelievable. We share a lot of great memories so, of course, we are going to enjoy the time we have now because we have worked hard to get here. We enjoy our football, we work hard and we do have a laugh. Is that not OK?

‘People don’t know us. People judge us from social media. It’s about perception and reality. They are different. But let me say this: football is my life and my love. Even though I do other stuff, I never get distracted.

‘Maybe what I need to understand is that timing matters. It’s OK to post a funny video after we’ve won. Obviously not if we have lost. So, yeah, maybe I have made some mistakes.’

Lingard was criticised by former United captains Roy Keane and Gary Neville for starting his own clothing business in the week before a game at Liverpool just over a year ago. Keane suggested he was not putting his football first.

Lingard said: ‘The launch was actually a week earlier. We played a Champions League game in midweek. Nobody mentioned it. Then we play Liverpool and suddenly it’s talked about. I felt I was an easy target. Before the game my dad texted me the comments and said I should make sure I had a good game. I scored.

‘But stuff like those comments play on your mind and will always increase the pressure. I know it was the right time to do the launch, though. I am comfortable with that.’

Lingard and Pogba joke around in one of their series of Instagram videos that have been scrutinised by pundits and fans

What sits less well with Lingard are the events of the summer. On a holiday with friends, including United team-mate Marcus Rashford, Lingard made a short video that alluded to what may or may not have gone on in their apartment. Briefly it appeared on Lingard’s Snapchat social media platform.

‘It genuinely was a mistake to post it,’ said Lingard. ‘I have a lot of young followers and I would never put that out there deliberately. It was an accident. I was meaning to send it privately to one of my friends. I was on a plane waiting to take off. Someone from the club texted me and said: “Take the video down”.

‘When I realised what I had done, my heart just sank into my stomach. I was like, “I am done at United now. This is the final straw”.

‘I was told the manager was going mad but I was in the air for two hours and literally couldn’t do anything. When I got back I came in early to speak to the manager and apologise. He said I was on my last chance. He said I had to get my head down and that is what I have done. I am not stupid.

‘There is no way I was going to let what I have at this club be taken away. On the whole I have cut down on my social media stuff now. You do what you have to do.’


Lingard posted a crude video in which his friend was simulating sex in their hotel room while on holiday last summer

One of the highlights of Lingard’s life was the 2018 World Cup finals. Part of the team that lost in the semi-final to Croatia, Lingard has previously said he smiled every single day he was in Russia.

He loved playing for Gareth Southgate’s emerging team and relished the atmosphere created by the England manager. So to be shut out of the England set-up in recent times has been hard. He has not been in Southgate’s squad this season.

Southgate does not know about Lingard’s problems and the player is comfortable with that. He knows he must be picked on merit but believes there is still time before next summer’s European Championship. ‘I’ve been at a low point and my football at United dictates whether I am in the England squad or not,’ he said. ‘It’s about form. I have to be playing regularly.

‘My main aims now are to play, win a trophy and be in the squad for the Euros. There are still a lot of games to play. The next international camp isn’t until March so we will see where I am. But I feel good at the moment.’

Handed the United captaincy when Solskjaer chose a young squad to face Astana in the Europa League, Lingard hopes that is a signal that his manager’s faith in him has been restored.

‘That definitely helped with my confidence,’ he said. ‘Ole is great at man-management. He made me captain, then we beat Spurs and City and I played. Before the matches I am saying to myself, “Just play with a smile. It’s football and you were born to do it”.’

Lingard celebrates with Kieran Trippier, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Harry Kane after scoring against Panama at the World Cup

Lingard believes the main threat to United’s recent improvement is complacency. ‘If it’s a mid-table team we maybe think we don’t have to go for it but we do,’ he said.

Meanwhile his feelings about last weekend’s racist episode at Manchester City are understandable.

‘It’s a joke that it’s still going on in 2019,’ he said. ‘As players it’s awful but what can we do? Something has to be done doesn’t it? Do we walk off the pitch? I don’t know. It did put a damper on the City win but for us to beat them the way we did was really solid. We hit them on the counter and they couldn’t deal with it.’

If United feel their season is finally starting then so does Lingard. ‘I know what it means to play for Man United and I know what it means to come through the academy,’ he said.

‘I see young players looking up to me and Marcus as role models. If we can pave the way for the next generation that’s great. I wanted to be a leader this season. I feel I am beginning to do that at last.’

Lingard and United team-mate Fred suffered abuse during last week’s Manchester derby victory at the Etihad Stadium

Lingard knows he owes Solskjaer a debt of gratitude. His road back to the first team began the moment he knocked on his boss’s door.

As for the Lingard family, he will continue to do his bit for all the generations. He no longer feels the burden. ‘My daughter is one now and it’s been amazing,’ he smiled. ‘She takes my mind off a lot of things I’ve had to deal with. She is brilliant; a great part of my life.

‘My family is really tight and I will always be there for them. As for my daughter, I just want to be there as a father to show her the right way. I just want her to be proud.’






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Meghan Markle Sent the Sweetest Note to One of Her Super Superfans

A Meghan Markle admirer received a very special and unexpected message from the Duchess of Sussex recently.

The self-proclaimed Meghan Markle superfan, Becca Anderson from Charleston, South Carolina, shared with her followers that she had sent a “letter of encouragement” to Meghan Markle, though she didn’t detail what her initial correspondence read. Anderson then posted on her Instagram story a picture of a letter from Buckingham Palace signed by Claudia Spens, the royal family’s official head of general correspondence.

“The Duchess of Sussex has asked me to thank you for your thoughtful card. It was so kind of you to take the trouble to write as you did,” the letter began. “Her Royal Highness appreciated your generous words of support and has asked me to send you warmest thanks and best wishes.”

Though we don’t know what Anderson wrote to the duchess, clearly her message was touching enough for Meghan to ensure she received a response, especially considering Meghan, Prince Harry, and their son Archie are reportedly vacationing stateside while on a break from royal duties.

After a somewhat tumultuous year of media attention for the duchess, it’s comforting to know that not only can Meghan’s supporters reach out with comforting words, but that the duchess is also able to show her appreciation right back.

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Outlander season 5: Will Brianna Fraser be locked in fight? Star reveals injuries

Outlander fans have been eagerly awaiting any possible news about the fifth series of the popular romantic show. In a few recent interviews, more has been revealed about the future for Brianna Fraser (played by Sophie Skelton) in the upcoming outing as she is set to face a tough new storyline.

Will Brianna Fraser be locked in fight in Outlander season 5?

While season five will not be released on Amazon Prime Video until Monday, February 17 in the UK, information about the new series is slowly being unveiled.

Among some of the leaks are hints at what is next for Jamie and Claire’s beloved daughter Brianna in season five.

During a cast Q&A during New York Comic Con, the stars were asked if anyone had suffered injuries on set during filming.

Claire Fraser star Catriona Balfe revealed one character had been in a scuffle – Brianna.

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She said: “Sophie got pretty bruised and battered last week.”

Some viewers wondered whether this could mean her character will be getting into physical fights in the new outing.

Skelton is best known for playing Brianna Fraser in the Starz drama Outlander.

She was brought up in the 1950s and 60s by Claire and Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) who she believed was her father.

However, it was later revealed she is the second daughter of Claire and Jamie Fraser in the series.

She was told all about the alternate time period by her mother after Frank died.

She then fell in love with Roger MacKenzie (Richard Ranking) who is a historian helping them track down the history of her family.

The pair made their way through the stones into the previous time period.

Here, the character experienced some tough scenes in the past few seasons, including her horrific rape by Stephen Bonnet (Edward Speleers).

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She fell pregnant after this and decided to keep the baby, which was a difficult storyline for her to deal with.

This also led to struggles with her husband Roger who found it hard to deal with what had happened.

She will be dealing with the aftermath of this when viewers meet her in season five.

The potential that she will be in pain physically in this season was also seemingly teased by Skelton in an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year.

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Speaking about her character’s progression in the upcoming outing, she said: “There’s kind of a two-prong thing of Bree.

“She’s just in a lot of pain emotionally and physically. That’s one thing that I really wanted to keep going with this season.

“I wanted to make sure the post-traumatic stress syndrome – from the rape – is a tether for Bree.”

Season five of Outlander is expected to follow the Fraser family as they attempt to build their life together in a pre-revolutionary America.

This will also follow the events of author Diana Gabaldon’s fifth book in her Outlander series, The Fiery Cross.

Outlander season 5 begins on Amazon’s Prime Video on February 17 in the UK.

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Idina Menzel Opens Up About Working With Ariana Grande on ‘A Hand For Mrs. Claus’

Idina Menzel keeps it cute in a feathery bell skirt during her Holiday Playlist Performance held at the Apple Store in New York City on Thursday night (December 12).

The -year-old singer has been promoting her new album, Christmas: A Season of Love.

The new record actually features a “feminist” new holiday song that Idina sings with Ariana Grande – and it was actually written by the Frozen songwriters, Bobby and Kristen Lopez.

“I asked…if they would write me an original song for this album,” Idina started to explain of how the track came to be. “Kristen came back and she said, ‘Okay, I’ve written you a song, but it’s a feminist Christmas song. It’s called how about, ‘A Hand For Mrs. Claus?’ And I was trying to find a duet partner for it because I thought it should definitely be more than just one woman singing that.”

She adds that she feels very “lucky and grateful that Ariana Grande found the time in the middle of her tour to sing this song with me.”

“It was such a blast. She did such a great job. I’m a huge fan of hers. I met her when we were doing Wicked reunion show. She’s just the sweetest and what an incredible talent.”

Listen to the track below now!

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Colin Firth Splits With His Wife of 22 Years

The ‘King’s Speech’ actor and Livia Giuggioli have decided to take their separate ways roughly two years after her fling with a journalist came to light.

AceShowbiz -British actor Colin Firth is single for Christmas after calling it quits with his wife Livia Giuggioli.

The estranged couple, married for 22 years, announced its split on Friday, December 13.

“Colin and Livia Firth have separated,” their representatives share in a statement issued to People.com.

“They maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children. They kindly ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”

The news emerges almost two years after Italian film producer Livia admitted to having a fling with journalist Marco Brancaccia from 2015 to 2016, during a secret separation from Firth.

She and “The King’s Speech” star subsequently reunited, but their marriage was rocked in March, 2018, when the relationship was made public after they filed a formal complaint with Italian police, accusing Brancaccia of stalking and harassing the pair.

The reporter denied their allegations, and suggested Firth’s wife invented the claims to cover up their affair.

The case was due to go to trial in Rome, but a private settlement was eventually reached, resulting in the criminal charges against Brancaccia being dropped.

Firth and Giuggioli, who met on the set of BBC drama “Nostromo” in 1996 and wed a year later, are parents to sons Luca, 18, and 16-year-old Matteo.

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Asian-American Advocacy Groups Condemn Jay Leno, Call on NBC to Sever Business Ties

Two organizations dedicated to the inclusion and representation of Asian American communities in media have condemned comedian Jay Leno, and called on network NBC to sever its business ties with the former late night host.

Both organizations — Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Media Action Network for Asian Americans — refer to a joke Leno made about Asians eating dog meat when he appeared as a guest judge on “America’s Got Talent” in August. An account of the joke, which was said on camera and cut from the final episode of the Simon Cowell-owned competition series, was included in an exclusive Variety report describing a problematic culture at the show.

“Jay Leno is a repeat offender in denigrating a part of our Asian American community and it must stop,” John C. Yang, president and executive director of Advancing Justice, said in a statement.

Yang said Leno has exhibited a pattern of stereotyping Asians in his routine throughout his career, “whether it is his use of this offensive stereotype to talk about a Korean skater’s Olympic loss in 2002 —’Kim Dong-sung was so upset, he went home, kicked his dog, then ate him!’ — or his apparent recent comment backstage at ‘America’s Got Talent’ where he remarked that pets in a photo looked like something one would find ‘on the menu at a Korean restaurant.’”

Of Leno’s overall humor, Yang told Variety that jokes of this nature are “so toxic because it is intended to minimize a community and somehow make that community seem less civilized.”

The AAAJ also applauded Gabrielle Union, the ousted “AGT” judge who flagged Leno’s joke with producers and NBC executives and demanded human resources intervene, Variety reported.  The joke was never addressed at a higher level, numerous insiders said, and Union was later let go from the series.

“We applaud Gabrielle Union for not only calling out Leno’s behavior for what it is, but also more importantly for her willingness to stand up for a fellow community of color,” Yang concluded.

MANAA’s founding president Guy Aoki took his group’s sentiments a step further, saying Leno has long had a “bizarre fixation with Asians eating dogs,” and called on NBC to drop the Leno-hosted series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which airs on CNBC in a primetime slot.

Aoki, who said his nonprofit counts nearly 400 members, detailed a lengthy battle to curb Leno’s Asian jokes throughout the years.

“It took two conference calls, countless meetings with NBC executives, even admonishment from a high ranking NBC executive and two advertiser campaigns to get Jay Leno to stop after 10 years,” Aoki said.  “Given that after all this time, Leno has been an unrepentant repeat offender … MANAA is asking NBC to end its business relationship with him.”

A spokesperson for Leno did not return Variety’s request for comment. An NBC spokesperson declined to comment, citing the network’s ongoing investigation into the joke and numerous other accusations of toxicity at “America’s Got Talent.”

Those include notes that Union’s rotating hairstyles were “too black,” racial insensitivity in booking the performers on “AGT,” a general pressure applied to the female judges on the show, and health and safety issues like Cowell’s reported indoor smoking.

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