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The French Open has cut the amount of money winners will take home in 2021.Alongside winning two of sports' biggest trophies, the winner also walks away with some prize money. After a decrease in prize money for the 2020 edition (when the tournament was played in the fall due to the pandemic), the 2021 purse for Paris has also been reduced by 10.53 percent.
Macy Gray has doubled down on her criticism of the U.S. flag as she continues to call for a new redesigned version with stars that would represent "everyone's skin tone."
The singer elicited a strong response with her op-ed for MarketWatch, published on Thursday, in which she said the current flag "no longer represents democracy and freedom" and was "tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect."
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She suggested Old Glory's popularity at the U.S. Capitol riot showed that for many it had become a "replacement" for the Confederate battle flag, which she called "a symbol of opposition to the abolishment of slavery."
In an interview that aired on KTTV on Monday, the Grammy winner doubled down on her criticism of the current flag and continued to promote her proposed redesign.
"Why do we have to celebrate a flag that now represents divisiveness and hate?" Gray asked Fox 11's Susan Hirasuna.
Recalling the January 6 riot, she said: "The people there held it up as their symbol, as this is what America represents. We're threatening to hang the Vice President and our gang sign is the flag."
Gray also spoke abut her hopes for a future national flag, saying: "We want to keep the red and the blue, because the red stands for courage, the blue stands for vigilance, integrity, and all these things.
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"And then there's the white, which the Smithsonian says means purity. So I'm saying, which I don't think anybody can disagree with me on this, that America is not exactly pure."
Grammy winner Gray, who worked with an artist to create her new flag, has replaced the white stars with a multicolored design.
"There's something called the melanin scale," she said of the alteration. "It actually has everyone's skin tone that is on this Earth, from yours to mine. [From] the darkest person on Earth to the lightest person on Earth."
Her version of the flag also has 52 stars, instead of 50, to represent Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico—two territories that she suggests have been refused statehood because voters there would likely be people of color and Democrats.
Since revealing her thoughts on the current version of the Star Spangled Banner, Gray has faced a wave of criticism, with Arizona Congressman Andrew Biggs tweeting: "If you don't like the American flag, feel free to leave."
Eva Mendes, 47, and daughters Esmeralda and Amada go sightseeing
The actress, 47, was seen strolling around the picturesque town of Chantilly on Thursday with her brood as they soaked up the sights. Eva rocked cropped check trousers which she teamed with a black V-neck top as she was seen carrying a canvas tote bag. She sported beige flip flops and rested sunglasses on her top. The American star swept her chestnut tresses behind a patterned headband and appeared to go make-up free. She protected herself from the novel coronavirus with a black face mask.
Addressing such comments, Gray said: "As far as go back to wherever, I just want to tell all the haters who say that, it's just a monumentally uneducated thing to say."
She added of the current flag: "I shouldn't have to salute it, I shouldn't have to honor it, I shouldn't have to pledge to it. All I'm saying is, let's redesign the flag for the rest of us, who aren't a part of that tribe."
Gray said that she has relatives who fought and died for the U.S., who would be "disappointed" to see the flag "used to violate the Capitol and assault other Americans."
In her op-ed, Gray wrote of the flag: "Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect, it no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It's not fair to be forced to honor it. It's time for a new flag."
"We have changed and it's time for a reset, a transformation. One that represents all states and all of us," she added.
According to Britannica, there have been 27 versions of the U.S. flag since 1777, with the most recent change more than 60 years ago to include stars for Hawaii and Alaska.
Port's AFL star Gray to have knee surgery
Port Adelaide forward Robbie Gray will undergo knee surgery, ruling his out of action for at least the next eight rounds of the AFL season.Gray's 250th match ended prematurely on Saturday when he was substituted at halftime of Port's win over Gold Coast.
Newsweek has contacted a representative of Gray for comment.
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Meghan McCain Makes Gwen Berry’s Flag Protest About Her Dad and... Vladimir Putin .
The View’s Meghan McCain upped the ante on performative right-wing outrage over U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry’s flag protest on Tuesday, suggesting that Berry’s actions were a “national security issue” that could be weaponized as propaganda by Russian President Vladimir Putin. And, of course, she also made sure to invoke her father while slamming Berry. Over the weekend, after winning a bronze medal at the U.S. Track & Field trials in Oregon, Berry turned away from the American flag and draped a t-shirt emblazoned with “Activist Athlete” over her head during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as she stood on the podium.