Minimum Gauge: Lana Del Rey encourages witchcraft movement against Trump

Lana Del Rey spell directions to cast away negative energy (aka President Trump); Tom DeLonge gets UFO Researcher of the Year award; inauguration performer Jackie Evancho would like to have a word with the president regarding transgender rights.

click to enlarge Lana Del Rey - Photo: By Neon Tommy/Uploaded by C.Jonel - Coachella Weekend 2 Artists-88, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37648332
Photo: By Neon Tommy/Uploaded by C.Jonel - Coachella Weekend 2 Artists-88, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37648332
Lana Del Rey

HOT: Witchy Woman

Lana Del Rey got fans excited that her new album was imminent when she posted a cryptic tweet. But Rey’s vague message — “At the stroke of midnight… Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23… Ingredients can b found online” — was actually for a bigger purpose. The dates coincide with waning crescent moons; that’s also when an occult ritual relating to getting rid of negative energy and stress occurs. The tweet came just after it was announced that witches across the globe were planning to perform spells on those dates in an attempt to rid the world of the ultimate “negative energy”: President Trump.

WARM: DeLonge Gets UFO Award

Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge received loads of ridicule when he began talking about his post-band mission in life — studying aliens and UFOs. But now he’s received some positive reinforcement. An organization that calls itself the “international UFO congress” awarded DeLonge “UFO Researcher of the Year” honors for his “groundbreaking work,” and they weren’t even being sarcastic.

COLD: Trump Betrays Anthem Singer

Jackie Evancho, runner-up on America’s Got Talent in 2010, was one of the few musicians willing to perform at Trump’s inauguration in January. He’s apparently not very grateful for her gesture of goodwill. Evancho’s sister was unable to attend the inauguration because she was dealing with a lawsuit against her school in Pittsburgh, which passed a policy last year requiring transgender students to use the bathroom for the gender on their birth certificate. A federal judge recently ruled that Juliet Evancho (and two other transgender students involved) was allowed to use the bathroom for the gender with which she identifies. The ruling followed Trump’s rolling back of federal protections for transgender students, which prompted a “very disappointed” Jackie Evancho to plead for a meeting with the president to discuss the issue.