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US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lands cameo in Lego Movie 2

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As morning talk show apologises for airing graphic suggesting she’d died

📸 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to make a cameo appearance in the latest Lego movie.

In a new teaser trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part released over the weekend (embedded below), the US’ answer to Lady Hale appears as a gavel-wielding plastic mini-figure. The 85-year-old liberal justice — affectionately referred to as the ‘Notorious RBG.’ (a reference to rapper Notorious BIG) — was not required to do the voice for her character, but has given producers permission to use her likeness.

Along with her character’s cameo, reports suggest an official Lego Ginsburg figurine will be hitting the shelves to coincide with the film’s release next month.

Speaking to USA Today, Mike Mitchell, who along with Phil Lord wrote the script for the new movie, said: “These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, ‘Who’s the last person you would think to see in a Lego film as a minifig?’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg! And we’re all huge fans. It made us laugh to think of having her enter this world.”

In slightly less good news for Ginsburg, a US morning talk show issued an apology yesterday after airing a graphic suggesting that the top judge had died. The graphic (pictured below) was aired during Monday’s episode of Fox & Friends and featured an image of the elderly justice alongside the dates 1933-2019.

Apologising for the cock-up, presenter Steve Doocy said: “A technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a date on it. We don’t want to make it seem anything other than — that was a mistake.”

The error comes just weeks after Ginsburg underwent an operation to remove two cancerous growths from her left lung.

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11 Comments

Anonymous

Who gives a sh1t?!

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Anonymous

I know, she doesn’t even have a YouTube channel!

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Anonymous

LC’s inexplicable fixation with all things RBG continues.

Indu Malhotra is a Judge of the Supreme Court of India (population 1,324,171,354, as opposed the USA’s paltry 327,167,434).

Why do we only ever hear about RBG? Why don’t we hear about Malhotra?

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Anonymous

Guess which of the two is a lib hero?

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Anonymous

Depending on who you ask, both of them are. Why one appears here frequently is not clear to me at all. Why one appears but the other doesn’t is equally unclear. What happens in the US Supreme Court could not be less important to me, my firm or any case I have ever touched.

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Anonymous

Why are people upset about Fox’s accident, that’s the real question. All news companies have graphics for obituaries prepared in advance, and because America has a ruling council sometimes known as the Supreme Court when people on it die that is, for better or for worse, big news.

Its an annoying mistake and potentially traumatic for her family. They apologised as they should. Why get upset about it?

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Anonymous

Because Fox is “right-wing” therefore anti-RBG.

It’s all a bit silly.

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Anonymous

Surrounded by pick lego bricks and love hearts?

It’s surprising how willing we are to denigrate successful women …

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Anonymous

Lego bricks in a Lego movie – crazy!

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Anonymous

Ginsburg will be dead quite soon, so LC prepare a nice article pls. Don’t be sloppy in your journalism for once.

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Anonymous

This horrible old crone is dead already.

Praise the lord.

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