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Things People Said: Making Emmy History, Holding Leaders Accountable and Taking Names

Here’s what Billy Porter, Jameela Jamil, Greta Thunberg and more had to say over the past fortnight

Jessica Xalxo Sep 23, 2019

Actor Billy Porter made Emmy history by winning the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series ('Pose') at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

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Actor and activist Jameela Jamil to Glamour on calling out celebrities who promote detox teas:

Jameela Jamil

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper’s BAZAAR

Actor and Broadway Theater Performer Billy Porter on winning his first Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Pose).’ He’s the first openly gay, black artist to do so, making Emmy history:

Billy Porter

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Educator and Researcher Chintan Girish Modi on gender and identity for Firstpost:

Chintan Girish Modi

Photo: Courtesy of Chintan Girish Modi

Actor, Writer and Director Eugene Lee Yang calls out racist jokes:

Eugene Lee Yang

Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Billboard

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg calls out world leaders at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit:

Greta Thunberg

Photo: Kay Nietfeld/picture alliance via Getty Images

Comedian and Television Host James Corden calls out Comedia and Political Commentator Bill Maher’s support for fat shaming on The Late Show with James Corden:

James Corden

Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

Actor and Comedian Vir Das’ positive spin on in-flight turbulence:

Vir Das

Photo: Chen Xiaomei/South China Morning Post via Getty Images

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