Ariana Grande is surprising fans with a brand new album which will be released this month. On Twitter, Grande revealed that the new project is coming “this month.” This announcement follows her fans trending #AG6isComing last month. i can’t wait to give u my album this month — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 14, 2020 The “7 rings” singer teased a song titled “Nasty” back in March. And before fans could get too excited, she clarified that “new music is still a long time away.” Back in May, Grande revealed in an interview with Zane Lowe that she has been “extra inspired” this year. She recently installed her own private studio in her Los Angeles home. “I think as far as creating goes, it feels really good,” she said to Lowe. spoke to @zanelowe about #stuckwithu & much more music ! airing tomorrow 9am pst on @applemusic 🤍 https://t.co/KQFrzQSkxE pic.twitter.com/voIUGPZ6B8 — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 12, 2020 This year, Ariana Grande released only two collaborations. One with Justin Bieber for “Stuck with U” and another with Lady Gaga for “Rain On Me.” It is unclear whether Grande will be releasing a single prior to the album or simply giving listeners an entire project all at once. The title of Ariana’s sixth studio album is still unknown. However, fans are already making predictions about what the vibe of this particular LP will be like. ariana stans coming back to life after being silent for almost a year pic.twitter.com/ry7LoGCMHB — mya AG6 IS COMING (@MyalNts) October 14, 2020 Producer Tommy Brown added to the speculation a few days ago. After he posted a photo of himself and Ariana Grande with the caption “6****,” fans immediately knew something was up. Last week, Grande also tweeted: “turning in these mixes and reminding u again to register to vote if u haven’t already / to vote early.” As of now, Arianators are referring to this upcoming album as “AG6.” AG6 IS COMING https://t.co/FUce8z23pZ — LA DIVAZA ✨ (@ladivaza) October 14, 2020 Although Grande has not put out an album yet in 2020, this has already been a quite successful year for the singer. Following the release of “Rain On Me” with Lady Gaga, she became the first and only artist to debut four singles at the top of the Hot 100. This queen is coming break her own record u all @ArianaGrande #ag6 #AG6iscoming pic.twitter.com/HdfLBx2OWn — lena 🪐 AG6 IS COMING (@dreamsweetener) October 14, 2020 Many fans are wondering if this new album will capture her feelings about boyfriend Dalton Gomez. Gomez and Grande have been quarantining and dating for months now. In a snippet of “Nasty,” she sings: “I just wanna make time for you/Swear it’s just right for you/Like this p—- designed for you. Bet I look nice on you/Open my mind for you.” She shocked some social media users with the song’s hook: “Don’t wanna wait on it, tonight I wanna get nasty.” SO WE GETTING NASTY ? @ArianaGrande — lucy. (@arianasctrI) October 14, 2020 It is assumed that “Nasty” will be featured on AG6. .@ArianaGrande confirms that fan-favorite track, #nasty, will be on her new album by liking THIS tweet. #AG6 pic.twitter.com/qBOlKXr2Wp — Buzzing Pop🍯 (@BuzzingPop) October 14, 2020 At the end of March, a fan said the track will be “one of those snippets where we’ll never hear the whole song.” However, Grande responded directly to the tweet that she promises it will not be. Fans are already beginning to think about the potential collaborations on this upcoming project. In the same interview with Zane Lowe, Grande revealed that she does have an unreleased track with Doja Cat. DOJA CAT X ARIANA GRANDE THIS MONTH pic.twitter.com/409DF30dLE — 𝖆𝖑𝖊 (@xanzalex) October 14, 2020 Speaking about the track to Lowe, she said: “I’m obsessed with her. I love her. I was able to work with her earlier this year on this song that I want to save for whenever it’s time again to drop.” She continued by saying: “And so she just goes off on it, and it’s so much fun, and I love it. It’s my favorite so far.” Doja Cat confirmed the collaboration in a tweet back in late September. HOWEVER the Ari and Doja collab exists entirely.
Following the 2016 election, Twitter is working diligently to avoid the spread of misinformation on their platform. On Friday, the application announced that new changes will be made to their software. The purpose of these changes is to easily monitor and filter out misinformation that can reach the general public. As election day grows closer, combating misinformation becomes more and more pivotal. Election Day is 3 weeks from tomorrow. Whatever spare time you have, please pitch in to vote, phone bank, text, post card, and donate. — Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) October 12, 2020 In an official blog post, the company said: “We expect this will further reduce the visibility of misleading information, and will encourage people to reconsider if they want to amplify these tweets.” According to Twitter, if a candidate, campaign account, or any other account has tweets that are labeled as misinformation, a warning will be shown to users before they can view the tweet. Also, Twitter users will not be able to like or comment on it. If a user attempts to retweet a misleading tweet, they will receive this message: “This is disputed. Help keep Twitter a place for reliable info. Find out more before sharing.” Umm, @Twitter? One of your check mark people is spreading misinformation. — Michael Jolley (@UTJolley) October 12, 2020 These changes will potentially impact President Trump. His tweets have been flagged countless times for misinformation and have been fact-checked by multiple sources in the past. The general public’s reaction is most definitely split when it comes to these changes. Some users are calling out the platform for filtering the information that they can share and spread online. Others are excited and relieved that the application is aiming to have more monitoring. twitter has to censor this guy to prevent misinformation… yikessss https://t.co/bnNH2A39xO — varun hari (@papa_hari) October 12, 2020 In a statement, Twitter said: “Twitter has a critical role to play in protecting the integrity of the election conversation, and we encourage candidates, campaigns, news outlets and voters to use Twitter respectfully and to recognize our collective responsibility to the electorate to guarantee a safe, fair and legitimate democratic process this November.” In addition to the previously mentioned prompts, Twitter will also be implementing a new concept at least through the end of election week. When users attempt to retweet something, they will be encouraged to quote that tweet or also comment on it. Trump should have a misinformation tag on his Twitter — Decourt (@EuanDecourt) October 12, 2020 Representatives from Twitter explained that the goal of this is to “encourage everyone to not only consider why they are amplifying a tweet, but also increase the likelihood that people add their own thoughts, reactions and perspectives to the conversation.” Tweets that refer to violence surrounding the election or encouraging people to interfere with voting will be flagged and removed. The platform’s Civic Integrity Policy will be enforced on and around election night, according to Twitter’s official blog post. Specifically, the blog post explained that Twitter will not allow people or political figures to “claim an election win before it is authoritatively called.” .@FoxNews allows more negative ads on me than practically all of the other networks combined. Not like the old days, but we will win even bigger than 2016. Roger Ailes was the GREATEST! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020 The blog continued to explain its policy further to users. “To determine the results of an election in the US, we require either an announcement from state election officials, or a public projection from at least two authoritative, national news outlets that make independent election calls. Tweets which include premature claims will be labeled and direct people to our official US election page.” Samantha Zager, deputy national press secretary for the Trump campaign, recently spoke out about this announcement. She explained that Twitter changes are “extremely dangerous for our democracy.” Facebook and Google have also banned together to stop and ban all political advertisements after the polls close. Twitter still suppressing conservative voices as they continue to promote truth as disinformation and disinformation as truth. — Kenneth Tragob (@antikoolaid) October 12, 2020 Twitter has also been including links and sources to credible information where users can read more about specific topics and issues presented on the platform. The application will also stop “liked by” or “followed by” recommendations or notifications from people users do not know. It is unclear whether or not more changes will be made or altered on the platform prior to this year’s election. Many are wondering how long these changes will last or if they will be removed following the election. Twitter should ban Trumps account the second he loses the election so he cant use it to incite his supporters to do more violence. — Secret Agent Number Six (@DesignationSix) October 11, 2020 The answer to that question is unknown currently. However, Twitter explained in their official statement: “As with any other product change, we will learn, observe, and iterate based on the impact of these changes, to inform both our strategy around future global elections and Twitter’s overall product experience.” Arguments about these changes have started to brew on the application as well as on other social media platforms. Certain users are claiming that these changes violate first amendment rights while others do not think these changes will be enough to make a serious impact at all.
Jordyn Woods has officially joined OnlyFans and shocked the world yet again. She broke the news late on Tuesday via Instagram that the long-awaited partnership is now official. Woods wrote: “ART BABY!! I teamed up with one of the best photographers and creatives in the game @stevengomillion to bring you exclusive content for @onlyfansofficial.” Woods is charging $20 a month for exclusive content. This is comparable to other celebrities on the platform such as Bella Thorne and Cardi B. The model claims that she plans to use the platform to post “iconic photos.” Both fans and social media users have expressed their confusion about what exactly that may entail. Jordyn Woods made an only Fans…… I got $20 for that believe me 🥴💰 — Franklin 🇳🇬 (@BurtonGuster216) October 5, 2020 However, she did open up to Complex about her plans. “We’re creating art on here; we’re not posting just random selfies,” she said. “There’s going to be really edgy, iconic photos of me on there, and it felt like OnlyFans was the right platform to launch this project because it’s completely different than anything that I’ve ever done.” Woods made it clear that she is not doing this to take away from the other creators on the platform, especially sex workers. This is something that has caused issues to arise when celebrities, such as Bella Thorne, decided to join the platform. “[I’m] not coming on there to take away from anything that [sex workers or anyone on the platform] already built. I just felt like the bigger picture is that it can be a space for people to be on there, to not be judged, and to be authentic to ourselves,” Woods shared with Complex. Exclusive: 'Modern-Day Renaissance Woman' Jordyn Woods Joins OnlyFans https://t.co/KpQVgT2ELt pic.twitter.com/QI4gfUPYVt — Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) October 5, 2020 Celebrities of all statuses have started to use the platform during 2020 to release not only NSFW content, but also exclusive behind-the-scenes footage or clips of their upcoming projects. It seems as though Woods has plenty of support from OnlyFans superstars. In fact, she even consulted with them before making her official announcement. Abigail Mac, an award-winning adult performer and OnlyFans star, commented: “Jordyn is an incredible ally. I’m so grateful she is using her massive influence to help destigmatize sex work on OnlyFans.” “It’s been so exciting consulting with Jordyn about launching her OnlyFans in a way that’s supportive and engaged with sex workers,” Casey Calvert, an award winning adult performer, said. I’d happily buy @jordynwoods onlyfans idc — Hakeem elajuwon (@Elijahs1290) October 6, 2020 Woods has opened up about her past struggles and hardships with body image and being judged by others. Many think she is taking advantage of this opportunity to empower other women and support her endeavors as a result. “Growing up, I’ve been shamed a lot. Being a curvy girl, being young and seeing the skinny girls wear short shorts because it’s hot outside, but I want to put on shorts and it’s provocative, or I want to put on a tank top and it’s provocative,” Woods said. i love jordyn woods, however we need to have the same energy w her that we had w all the other celebrities that made an onlyfans to increase their already abundant wealth — mak🏳️🌈🇯🇲 (@makwdapak) October 7, 2020 There are mixed reactions on social media about Woods joining OnlyFans. Many think she is doing it for attention while others are completely here for it. Jordyn Woods has faced plenty of backlash in the past. After hooking up with Tristan Thompson while he was dating Khloe Kardashian, she quickly became known as Kylie Jenner’s ex-best friend. This caused her to lose a lot of support. However, after her Red Table Talk segment with Jada Pinkett Smith, many expressed their support for her again. Jordyn woods has an only fans???? Kylie could never — cece (@ceeguerrero_) October 6, 2020 Jordyn woods on only fans?? What in the world — 🇬🇾 (@YuhMudah) October 7, 2020 Ever since that drama, Jordyn Woods has been scoring roles on BET+ and Freeform. She has also debuted her very own fitness and lash line. Woods’ decision to join OnlyFans is being criticized by millions, but also supported by other OnlyFans superstars and millions of other people at the same time. Many fans are wondering what Kylie Jenner will think of this news or if she will comment on it at all. okay tyga joined onlyfans, jordyn woods joined onlyfans now kim k will join onlyfans and kylie jenner will join onlyfans what a GREAT life — mimi (@222mimii) October 5, 2020 🚨I JUST HEARD ON THE RADIO JORDYN WOODS GOT A ONLYFANS!!??!?? LINKKKKKK PLEASE!!!!!! 🚨 — unst5ppable (@hideyawifeyyy) October 6, 2020 Woods is focused on spreading body positivity through her page on OnlyFans. And with over 11 million followers on Instagram alone, she is bound to receive an outpouring amount of support. In fact, the research team at SlotsUp estimate that based on Wood’s following, she will roughly make over $5 million a month on the platform.
Kellyanne Conway, known for being an American pollster, political consultant and pundit, and her daughter Claudia Conway have officially tested positive for COVID-19. It appears that the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington D.C. has gotten to one of the most vocal opponents of the Trump administration: Claudia Conway. This is after Donald Trump revealed to the general public that he is also currently infected with the virus. President Trump, as well as other White House officials, have tested positive recently. Claudia Conway just announced on Tik Tok that she has COVID. No one deserves this. — Elizabeth C. McLaughlin 🩸🦷 (@ECMcLaughlin) October 4, 2020 It has been speculated that these officials were exposed to the virus at the Amy Coney Barrett nomination ceremony a few weeks ago. That event hosted about 150 high-profile guests and is now being referenced as the Rose Garden Massacre. Kellyanne Conway, Claudia’s mom, was at the nomination ceremony. Most attendees, including Conway, were not wearing masks. At least eight people who attended the event have now tested positive. And following that event, Kellyanne Conway also attended Tuesday night’s presidential debate. Epidemiologists will be studying the Rose Garden Massacre for years pic.twitter.com/Yd8RJsbR4b — 𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚓𝚞𝚐𝚐𝚕𝚎𝚛 (@catjuggler) October 3, 2020 Claudia, who is very active on TikTok, posted a video on the platform mentioning that her mom has been coughing all day after Trump announced that he got COVID. Later that day, Claudia broke the news on TikTok that her mother had also tested positive. Kellyanne Conway tweeted to confirm the news on Friday night. Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic. ❤️ — Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 3, 2020 Conway claims that her mother denied having the virus originally. She explained, “she also lied to me today and said her test was negative when it literally wasn’t and I spent all day around her.” Claudia currently has 1 million followers on the platform and over 30 million likes. In her videos, she urges her supporters to vote and be proactive about this election. She also reminds everyone to wear masks and stay safe because the pandemic is, in fact, real. Claudia Conway just announced on TikTok that she’s positive for COVID-19. Her mother hid her diagnosis and infected her. — chris evans (@notcapnamerica) October 4, 2020 Several TikTok users are supporting Claudia and have sympathy for the young teenager who is simply trying to live a normal and peaceful life. One user said, “I am outraged that she endangered you like this. I have COVID too, sending love from Canada. Get better and stay strong. Proud of you for speaking out.” Sending healing thoughts to #ClaudiaConway Poor girl. I truly feel such sympathy for her. — Richard Marx (@richardmarx) October 4, 2020 On Saturday, Claudia Conway revealed that she also tested positive for COVID-19. This continues to add to the already popular conversation on social media that Claudia should be emancipated. She has already spoken out about wanting to live her own life and that she hopes to be that granted freedom. Claudia went live on Instagram two months ago to speak about the abuse she’s experienced in the past from both of her parents. She has accused her mother of “physical abuse” and quitting her job with Trump to put on a show. Claudia explains it as “years of childhood trauma and abuse.” Kellyanne and her daughter have very opposite political views and many have speculated that this has caused an irreparable rift between them. Explain to me how Claudia Conway getting COVID because her mom had it, knew she had it and lied to her isn’t child abuse. — Brain Deadfield (@BrianDuffield) October 4, 2020 People of all ages continue to express their support for Claudia on social media, especially TikTok. One comment states, “Claudia Conway has COVID. Her parents literally gave their child a disease to make their boss happy. If this was the circumstances of someone who was poor, CPS would be all over it. This is disgusting and Claudia deserves better.” We should all be very concerned about Claudia Conway. In addition to her exposure to COVID, her allegations of physical and emotional abuse against BOTH of her parents are deserve to be taken seriously. — Ms. Respex 💄🐱🌜 (@Respexy) October 5, 2020 Another person said: “Claudia Conway wanted to be emancipated and claims abuse. People dismiss her as just being 15 but her mom exposed her to COVID through negligence. Claudia is also saying her mom lied about being negative. If that’s true Kellyanne Conway needs a visit from social services.” Many are wondering when or if Claudia Conway will be able to be emancipated. The dishonesty and inconsideration of her mother has now impacted her health. This is just another serious reminder that it’s crucial for everyone to wear their masks and continue social distancing.
The world could not have been happier for Demi Lovato when she got engaged in July to her then fiance Max Ehrich. After the two had been quarantining together for months, they grew inseparably close and Lovato’s family suspected that their romance was the real deal at first. DEMI GOT ENGAGED OMGG , SHE DESERVES THIS HAPPINESS🥺💫 pic.twitter.com/C1CqLH9vau — shivi (@rauhlmeezy) July 23, 2020 However, their engagement and relationship came to an abrupt halt in late September after Lovato stopped ignoring red flags and warning signs. The news broke exclusively through People magazine on September 24, 2020. This came just weeks after the couple celebrated their six-month anniversary. "It was very hurtful to Demi when she realized that [her ex-fiancé]'s intentions weren't genuine. Breaking off the engagement was not an easy decision. […] It was hard for Demi to admit she made a mistake when it came to him." https://t.co/tqhSoEpcdz — Demi Lovato News (@justcatchmedemi) September 30, 2020 Following the break-up, Lovato remained silent on the matter. On the other hand, Max Ehrich had a lot to say. He went as far as claiming that Lovato had never told him about the engagement being off and that he found out by reading the same article that was shared with the world. Ehrich explained to his followers that he felt blindsided. However, many were quick to call him out and question his story. Most recently, Ehrich took to Instagram live early this month to continue to make accusations against Demi. In the live, he claimed that she used him for publicity and reiterated that he learned about their split through a “tabloid.” lmfao so he broke off the engagement after he found out that demi broke off the engagement? sorry hun but you’re not making any sense pic.twitter.com/49VKc2zlU4 — 𝐜. 🥀 LIMITED FOR 3 DAYS (@beaexhale) October 2, 2020 “It’s just the craziest thing. This is the most bizarre experience that I hope no one ever has to experience, ever. Because no person deserves to feel this way,” Ehrich said on Instagram live. He also compared his situation to Pete Davidson and referenced “thank u, next” on more than one occasion. max ehrich mentions thank u next as he's going crazy post breakup with demi lovato on his instagram stories. pic.twitter.com/aPwnlNTjaz — Grande Hub (@GrandeHub_) September 28, 2020 Demi Lovato is allegedly very disappointed with how her now ex-fiance is handling the situation. E! revealed that Demi is beyond “embarrassed” by his behavior following their break-up. According to a source that opened up to E!, Lovato wants “nothing to do with” Max Ehrich after hearing he claimed he learned about their split through a tabloid and not from her directly. In his Instagram Live, Ehrich said: “Pete Davidson didn’t deserve to feel this way. Do you think he wrote that text to Mac Miller? Ha. Open your eyes. Calculated PR stunt, but my team is going to hate me for saying any of this.” Arianators, Max Ehrich (clout chaser ex-boyfriend of Demi Lovato) said that Pete Davidson was right and it's trying to drag Ariana Grande… @GrandeHub_ @bealrightsvogue pic.twitter.com/w26jcEgkPi — 𝐣𝐚𝐤𝐞 💋 | halloween era ✨ (@darianamiley) October 2, 2020 Friends and family close to Lovato apparently told her that Ehrich had bad intentions. This is after comments of his on other public figures’ social media pages were leaked for the world to see. He allegedly commented “my wife” on one of Ariana Grande’s past Instagram posts and “MARRY ME NOW” on one of Selena Gomez’s Instagram lives. Demi Lovato's fiancé, Max Ehrich, is currently being critisized by fans after his old tweets and comments concerning Selena Gomez have resurfaced on the internet. pic.twitter.com/D7ENJMd9sq — Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) September 12, 2020 Following these comments and #MaxEhrichIsOverParty trending, Lovato took to her Instagram story to make a statement. She said: “It’s really sad when people FAKE images to put women against each other. If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU.” It seemed as though she was going to stay with Ehrich through everything, but that was completely wrong. After the Instagram live, fans accused Max Ehrich of “fake crying” and found it ironic that he claimed Demi was using him for more fame. Of course, Lovato’s millions of supporters have come to her defense and supported her online after their public break-up. However, some fans of Ehrich are taking his side. Max Ehrich is still a clout chaser, he is still using Demi Lovato to trend after their break up.. Why can't he switch to listening to Selena Gomez's songs, or Ariana Grande…. Surely, Demi needs a restraining order against Max Ehrich — Albert Samuel (@Sammyspotreal) September 28, 2020 Max ended his live video by saying: “I was in love. The whole world should f–king know it. I thought I found the real deal, now I found out that I was used. But I hope the song is number one, because you know what, if that’s what someone wants in the material world, here you go, you have it. I hope this makes you happy. Enjoy. You just lost someone who loved you fully, completely, infinitely, for everything.” Following their dramatic and emotional break-up, Demi Lovato released a song titled “Still Have Me” which gives fans and listeners a bit of insight into how she was and still is feeling about all of this. “Still Have Me” out now on all platforms 🤍https://t.co/Uqhi4P80bP pic.twitter.com/wCLpJk8lNF — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) October 1, 2020 Lovatics continue to stand by Demi’s side through the ups and downs of this relationship and many are hoping that the drama ends soon.
Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion recently teamed up for a powerhouse duo single “WAP.” The dance to the track, most popular on TikTok, as well as fan-made memes have blown up on social media over the past few weeks. Some fans, however, have taken things to the next level when it comes to this iconic collaboration. The duo now have their very own Disney music video tribute to the track which was made entirely by fans. [embedded content] To be exact, the mash-up was directed by Melissa Scultz and edited by Jonathan Schultz. “Disney WAP,” as it is referenced by its creators, was released by Irie Musik Studios. It includes a huge compilation of clips from Disney films including Cinderella and Frozen. However, these are not just any ordinary scenes from the films. These clips are meeting “WAP” criteria and changing your perspective on some previously innocent classic films made by Disney. It took a Disney edit to get me to listen to WAP in its entirety. — #3D ??? — he/him/his (@t3dga) September 28, 2020 I love the internet https://t.co/Gez5MA3vpF — Joseph T. (@swyyft) September 28, 2020 The clips are lined up with hilarious lyrics from the track such as “swipe your nose like a credit card” and “I want you to park that big Mack truck right in this little garage.” For that last lyric, the creators chose Mack from Cars to race down the highway. The change of visuals will completely impact the way you will now think of the song and all of these films. The concept is simply genius and its outcome has almost instantly become iconic. Fans of Disney are aware of their subtle sexual references, but this combination brings everything to life in a whole new way…and world. Not someone making a Disney Princess WAP edit and when Megan says “switch my wig make him feel like he cheating” they showed Pleakly putting on their wig ??? — Topanga Lawrence ??♀️ (@MikaylaChristn) September 28, 2020 The video, reuploaded yesterday, is already on its way to half a million views. Both Disney fans and music fans from around the world are loving the creativity and comedy behind this creation. It is truly unlike anything viewers have seen before. The compilation even features the uncensored/explicit version of “WAP.” This Disney version of #WAP has me crying right now ?? — The Problem Child (@RealClassKlown) September 28, 2020 One of the top comments on Youtube shares: “Whoever made this, you are going to sweep the Oscars for the next 10 years.” Another user commented: “….And there my childhood has been ruined in three minutes and sixteen seconds…” Platforms such as TMZ and NME have covered the Youtube parody. It seems as though it is only a matter of time before it gets seen by Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion firsthand. Disney Parody Of 'WAP' is Fantastic!!! https://t.co/sBxhQlKa2t — TMZ (@TMZ) September 27, 2020 The video created chaos on social media over the weekend when it was originally uploaded. Several fans downloaded and shared clips of it in fear that it would be taken down…and then it was. This is the type of video that can single-handedly ruin childhoods and also make you laugh so hard you’ll begin to shed tears. Everyone needs to go watch Disney WAP on YouTube. It’s gr8 ? — Bangie Beeee ☀️ (@BangieNathaly_) September 27, 2020 It’s clear that fans are not completely sure how to react to it. Should they love this new version of “WAP” or think that it’s absolutely ridiculous? The video now has countless reposts and tweets regarding its existence. If one thing is certain, it’s the creativity and comedy of this video that has captivated the attention of thousands across the internet. It may be one of the strangest visuals to meet the eyes of human beings in 2020, but we never know what’s coming next this year. Just saw the Disney WAP video and ?? — Me (@SportsChik15) September 27, 2020 The official music video for the track reached over 60 million views only four days after its release. The video features appearances from tons of celebrities including Normani, Rubi Rose and Kylie Jenner. Fans were shocked enough by the original video and now have a whole new world of “WAP” on their radar. “WAP,” released via Atlantic Records, is the lead single from Cardi’s upcoming second studio album. Just a little over a month after its release, the track became a global smash-hit. According to NBC News, it debuted at No. 1 on U.S. Spotify, No. 6 on Global Spotify and No. 1 on U.S. Apple Music.
Cardi B and her sister, Hennessy Carolina, are now facing charges for a fight that broke out over Labor Day weekend. The weather was perfect for a day on the beach in Suffolk County, New York. As a result, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper decided to soak up the sun with her sister and her sister’s girlfriend Michelle Diaz at a beach near Smith Point. Their trip to the beach originally seemed harmless until things went south and a lawsuit was filed weeks afterward. Cardi B, Hennessy Carolina, and model Michelle Diaz are facing a lawsuit from beachgoers on Long Island. https://t.co/s6vzT0Ly5E pic.twitter.com/S5RzB7ZHN3 — Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 23, 2020 According to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk County, three people claimed that they were at the beach when Cardi B and her group decided to block their vehicle. One of the plaintiffs was wearing a MAGA hat and decided to approach Diaz which prompted Carolina to begin filming the interaction. The group claims that Cardi B’s sister “sprayed her copious spittle upon said plaintiffs as she raged.” This was alarming due to the dangers of the coronavirus, according to an official statement. Always gotta say ALLEGED. Like the alleged racists filing a bogus lawsuit against cardi B claim alleged defamation when IT WAS ON CAMERA and there were witnesses, allegedly — pyow pyow (@honeyNOTvinegar) September 23, 2020 According to that statement, Carolina “knew or should have known that her spraying of spittle upon Plaintiffs at a time when COVID-19 virus infection was a nation-wide threat to all persons in the U.S., was assaulting, threatening and intimidating to said Plaintiffs.” Carolina then decided to post and share videos of the interaction on Instagram to her nearly 10 million followers. Those who filed the lawsuit are claiming that she edited the video to make herself seem innocent and therefore manipulated evidence for this case. You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves & Santa Claus was harassing my sis GF all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple https://t.co/OLQX2mrzbp pic.twitter.com/ISfJStODme — iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 6, 2020 In fact, one stated that Carolina’s intended goal was “to remove portions thereof, and thereby hold plaintiffs in a false light, so as to tend to expose and in fact expose each plaintiff to public contempt, ridicule and disgrace and harm,” and that she also accused the plaintiffs of “racism.” Following the situation, Cardi B decided to tweet about the incident. Her stream of tweets included Carolina and Diaz discussing what happened from their perspective in an audio file. Cardi B shared her sister’s video with her followers on the platform as well. Nooooo that big pink man was harassing my sister girlfriend to move her car for no reason and then my sister came there had a back and forth and they stood quit when she Wip that phone out .They was harassing 2 Women ! Ya going to catch the right fuckin one ! https://t.co/xcH1PvGVAB pic.twitter.com/rLym9O2yIU — iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 6, 2020 Cardi B, Hennessy Carolina and Michelle Diaz are now facing charges of defamation of character and violating civil rights to privacy. In addition, Carolina is also separately facing the charge of assault and battery. John Ray, the plaintiffs’ attorney, made a statement to ABC New York about the situation. “These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat,” Ray said. He continued the statement by further explaining that “Hennessy, Cardi B and celebrity model Michelle Diaz deviously edited the videotape and published the edited version all over social media, across the world for all to see, and maliciously falsely labeled these residents and their families as ‘N…s’ and as racists. … Real threats of harm were made. They live in fear now. Their reputations have been ruined.” So Cardi b and her sister is getting sued for doing something anyone educated enough wouldve done….@iamcardib#CardiB #wap pic.twitter.com/lo1NKkO9wT — Ary☁ (@aryxari) September 23, 2020 Although none of the plaintiffs have the coronavirus or suffered physical injuries, Ray said that his clients are going to seek “substantial damages.” The man in the video was referenced as “Karen,” “Pink Man” and “Santa Claus” by Cardi B, Carolina and Diaz. When Karens get real mad… they sue! https://t.co/eM2WmQfCKh #CardiB — Perez (@ThePerezHilton) September 22, 2020 Cardi B has explained to her followers that Carolina and Diaz were being mocked and harassed because they were an Afro-Hispanic gay couple. However, the plaintiffs insist that the video was edited and manipulated to make them look bad and alter the true story. At first I thought it was fake, but there’s really a lawsuit against Cardi B and her sister for telling off some Trump people at the beach down the road from me. For the record, good for Cardi and her sister ? — nicole (@okaycoley) September 22, 2020 Carolina said that they were harassed because the group “saw us parking here and we were speaking Spanish and we’re mixed.” This situation has caused mixed reactions and feelings online. However, many are labeling this another “Karen” situation and taking the side of Cardi B and her sister. The video of this incident has gone viral on social media. Both Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina have shared the footage with their millions of followers online. The video has now been deleted and removed from their profiles after the lawsuit was filed. Lololol the Long Island MAGA people suing Cardi B for painting them as bigots. No honey, y'all painted yourselves that way. That red hat tells it all. — BRC ? (@branlynn) September 23, 2020 In the since-deleted Instagram video, Cardi B stated: “Meanwhile not only you got racist [MAGA] supporters that are [lynching] ,racist cop shootings and killing black men all cause their leader make them feel like they could do so .My sister couldn’t even park her car today with out this man harassing her girlfriend soon as the camera [came] out they started being sweet.” This case is currently being looked into further.
A group of conservative conspiracy theorists interrupted a vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her death on September 18, 2020. "When I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough women on the supreme court? And I say ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that." Rest in Peace RBG ? pic.twitter.com/uKDqg0Rk7K — The Female Lead (@the_female_lead) September 19, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American jurist who served from 1993 until her passing. She was originally nominated by Bill Clinton during his presidency. Ginsburg served as an associate justice for nearly two decades before her recent death. Her legacy and work is incredibly important for women. However, RBG touched the lives of many people of all genders, backgrounds and cultures. RBG will always be a woman I will look up to & who has inspired me to be unapologetically myself in every way — madeline gautreaux (@_madelinelle_) September 18, 2020 Because of RBG, I could do anything I wanted to do. She inspired generations of women, including me. Throw back to Halloween 2015 ? pic.twitter.com/jvZOpQnIaz — Anna Holt Upton (@AnnaHoltUpton) September 20, 2020 And although the majority of the country decided to mourn the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as RBG, peacefully, others were not so kind and respectful about her passing. There was an act of hate that occurred the same night as her death. Unfortunately, a disrespectful duo took the attention away from a very emotional and unfortunate day in history. Late Friday night, the day of RBG’s passing, many people decided to pay their respects in Washington D.C. and honor the late justice’s legacy. The night was off to a peaceful start until conspiracists decided to ruin it. Far-right trash Jacob Wohl went to the Supreme Court to tell RBG mourners that "Roe v. Wade is dead" pic.twitter.com/pkiHjf5jG9 — Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 19, 2020 Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, known as far-right conspiracy theorists, decided to show up and taunt those present to mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Those who were honoring her life and legacy respectfully tried to overpower them with their voices…and it worked. After love outweighed the hate, Wohl and Burkman vanished. A video almost instantly went viral of Wohl and Burkman shouting unnecessary and inconsiderate remarks about RBG. Wohl mentioned that “Roe v Wade is dead” and ultimately caused chaos to erupt. People started fighting and going back and forth with the rude theorists and as a result, what started out as a beautifully peaceful night went south very fast. Far-right conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl showed up to the Supreme Court to declare Roe v. wade dead. People swiftly drown him out. Chant “RBG” and ask him to let people mourn. He has left. pic.twitter.com/mBRDsakTae — Abdallah Fayyad (@abdallah_fayyad) September 19, 2020 Eventually, Wohl and Burkman left the vigil. This caused an ongoing conversation to spark on social media. Many were discussing how disrespectful and rude the two theorists were the night of her passing while others defended them and claimed they were exercising their first amendment rights. It seems as though the overall conversation on social media was how terrified people are that she will be replaced before the election. However, internet trolls did continue to make disrespectful and offensive comments regardless of that. Really the most disgusting thing is that a serial assaulter of women, the worst misogynist president, would name the replacement of RBG. We just cannot let that stand. #diefighting — Neera -Vote Early- Tanden (@neeratanden) September 19, 2020 It is becoming more and more evident that people like Jacob Wohl truly exist and aim to spread hate in the world. In the video, Wohl even says that Ginsburg was a “horrible justice” and people looked mortified. He was using some sort of mini-megaphone to amplify himself, but the voices of others chanting powerfully around him were even louder than his device. Countless Twitter users came to RBG’s defense and only a few individuals bothered to fight them. It became apparent that regardless of political views, the overwhelming majority agreed that crashing a vigil is simply disrespectful and immature behavior. At the vigil, many lit candles, left flowers, sang and even prayed to honor the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A large crowd has gathered outside the Supreme Court to mourn the loss of RGB. pic.twitter.com/3UT1IpNAf3 — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) September 19, 2020 A large group took part in singing “Imagine” by John Lennon together. Previously, Jacob Wohl was banned from Twitter back in 2019. He shared his plans to interfere with Democratic Presidential Primary this year through disinformation and fake campaigns. However, Twitter got wind of this through people reporting him as well as his account. Wohl is also now permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram as a result of “inappropriate behavior.” My favorite part of Jacob Wohl trending on Twitter is that he never knows that he is trending on Twitter because he is banned from Twitter. — Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 14, 2020 Burkman does not seem to have a clean record either. In March of this year, he was banned from Twitter as well. This was after violating community guidelines over and over again on purpose. Many, as a result, have referenced Burkman as an internet troll. Far-Right troll Jacob Wohl Is the absolute face of total evil!https://t.co/XkihbgRC3A via @tlrd — Love, Barry ?️? (@JoesBrat67) September 20, 2020 Burkman’s home was also raided and searched by the FBI earlier this week. Some suspect that the “raid” was all for publicity and done with ulterior political motives in mind. However, others truly believe that he has something to hide. NEW: Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman faked an FBI raid at Burkman's home this morning. We talked to one of the actors they recruited to play an FBI agent for what he was told was a TV pilot https://t.co/xQrpE2PStJ — Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 14, 2020 And if one thing is certain, this is not the last we’ll see or hear from Burkman and Wohl before the election. Unfortunately, the death of RBG marks another tragic and horrific event to occur in 2020. Many fear what may happen next. Rest in peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Carole Baskin, known for her role in the hit Netflix series “Tiger King,” officially debuted as a contestant on the new season of Dancing With the Stars this Monday. The 29th Season of Dancing With the Stars has experienced some changes this time around. This, of course, includes replacing their longtime host Tom Bergeron, but also featuring a very interesting set of guests. The one reveal that threw viewers for a loop was the “Tiger King” star herself. Carole Baskin. Killed her husband, whacked him. Can’t convince me that it didn’t happen. Fed him to tigers. They snackin’. What’s happening. Carole Baskin. #dwts pic.twitter.com/i6HRc9Gp53 — clcnyc77 (@clcnyc77) September 15, 2020 Baskin is the CEO of a tiger preserve called Big Cat Rescue. She is also infamous for her role in the hit Netflix series that drew the attention of millions at the beginning of quarantine. As arch-nemesis of Joe Exotic, Baskin easily became one of the most criticized and talked about people on the internet for months after the show’s initial release. omfg they did NOT purchase a tv spot during #dwts for Carole Baskin’s husband ?? Savage pic.twitter.com/YZEY8Q1Vwe — b r i t t a n y (@weensandthings) September 15, 2020 During the premiere of Dancing With the Stars, Baskin made her debut and first dance to the track “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. With partner Pasha Pashkov, she performed the fox-trot and naturally, the internet went crazy. Baskin’s DWTS debut almost instantly became one of the most popular topics of conversation on Twitter. bro Carole Baskin on DWTS has me weakk? — fruit of loomss (@loomis98) September 16, 2020 WHY IS CAROLE BASKIN ON DANCING WITH THE STARS #dwts #carolebaskin — kurapikaswife (@vuliynaa) September 15, 2020 Some social media users wondered if any of the judges would put Baskin on blast for her suspicious past. Others argued that the show should disqualify the “Tiger King” star due to the authorities conducting an active investigation around her husband’s disappearance. And as a result, many poked fun at Baskin for her scores and warned the judges to watch their backs. the judges running to their cars to get home after they hear someone in the parking garage whisper “hey all you cool cats and kittens” after they gave carole baskin the worst score of the night #DWTS pic.twitter.com/cf1cYYz09b — kathleen (@kathleen_hanley) September 15, 2020 There are lots of questions and curiosities about why Baskin was chosen to be a part of this season. One theory is that her appearance would boost ratings and draw in a younger audience. However, regardless of the reasoning, many are surprised at the show for featuring an “alleged murderer” despite all of the backlash they have received online. In fact, the family of Don Lewis decided to take the opportunity to raise awareness about his disappearance during the show’s premiere. A commercial ran during Dancing With the Stars that promised a 100k reward to anyone with helpful information regarding Don Lewis’s disappearance and death. Carole Baskin's missing husband's family is running a commercial during her DWTS debut! This shit is crazy! Tiger King has the gift that keeps on giving. pic.twitter.com/127NN0zWJJ — MichaelBePetty (@MichaelBePetty) September 14, 2020 This commercial gained a lot of attention online. It was shared on and through a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. Many TikTok users decided to film and share the video to their pages as well. This development further proves the theory that DWTS is gaining popularity in a whole new demographic: younger generations. The majority of TikTok users and those who browse that particular application are teenagers or younger. This is not the typical Dancing With the Stars audience. A commercial that played during #DWTS from the family of Don Lewis, whose alleged murderer Carole Baskin is a featured “celebrity” on the show. This is an ongoing and open murder investigation. This woman is suspect #1 and should not be idolized. https://t.co/KhsH9XDobc — shelby ♡ (@shelbymiller92) September 15, 2020 Videos of the commercial almost instantly went viral on TikTok, along with some entertaining reactions. Publications such as CBS and Variety even decided to highlight and draw attention to the ad in recent articles. After watching “Tiger King,” the vast majority of viewers came to the conclusion that Baskin had killed her ex-husband, Don Lewis. Lewis went missing a day before he was supposed to take a trip to Costa Rica, but his body was never found. The widely-believed theory is that she fed him to her tigers. Joe Exotic has claimed that this theory is true and completely accurate. He even made sure to remind viewers of the theory multiple times and provided information throughout “Tiger King” to attempt to back it up. Baskin and Exotic both own tiger preserves, but argued over animal rights issues and specifically how Joe was treating the animals he owned. They should let Joe Exotic out of prison on furlough so he can compete against Carole Baskin on DWTS and whoever loses first goes to prison. — m (@MercedesKills) September 16, 2020 This has been a controversial season of DWTS already. Their decision to replace Tom Bergeron with Tyra Banks sparked online debate immediately after it was announced. Also, Derek Hough stepping in as a judge instead of as a dancer has caused mixed reactions as well. It seems as though Dancing With the Stars is attempting to rebrand and change things up nearly 30 years after the show’s official premiere. Friendly reminder that Tom Bergeron being fired from #DWTS is ageist, Tyra Banks is a terrible host, and Carole Baskin killed her husband. — nashBBfan (@nashBBfan) September 15, 2020 Carole Baskin may or may not be a murderer, but she still remains a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. And if one thing is certain, this is going to be a very interesting season. What do you think of Carole Baskin’s dancing? We may not know much about the evidence or investigation into Don Lewis’ death, but we can definitely judge her talent every Monday on ABC.
Kanye West makes headlines yet again for another unpredictable and questionable decision in 2020. The rapper decided to urinate on one of his several Grammy awards. And it’s all documented. Trust me … I WONT STOP pic.twitter.com/RmVkqrSa4F — ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020 West tweeted a video of himself peeing on the award with the caption: “Trust me…I WON’T STOP.” And as usual, the internet has exploded with countless memes and comments on his latest controversial decision. Over the years, West has secured 21 Grammy awards and that achievement seemingly meant a lot to him in the past. However, it seems as though things have apparently changed since then. His decision was sparked by his ongoing feud with Universal Music Group and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. West wants the ownership of his master recordings and vows to not release any new music until he is released from any and all contracts. 90% of the record contracts on the planet are still on a royalty A standard record deal is a trap to NEVER have you recoup, and there’s all these hidden costs like the “distribution fees” many labels put in their contracts to make even more money off our work without even trying. — ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020 The “Stronger’ rapper insists that he has made billions of dollars from his music and does not have to worry about being kept quiet or negatively impacted by any record label. He went on a tweet ramage and stated that the current music industry is similar to “modern day slavery.” This is before West posted ten separate contracts that he has with Universal. And as a result, he breached any and all nondisclosure agreements. “Instructed by Kanye West to review numerous contracts” will sound great on my CV pic.twitter.com/YV3Hu8QkzJ — K Nina (@Klaud9iine) September 16, 2020 In a tweet afterward, West stated: “When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights. Without the masters you can’t do anything with your own music.” Can’t wait for these Twitter lawyers to show up and start dissecting Kanye's contracts pic.twitter.com/6d2zvmfGvs — ʏᴏʜᴜsᴛʟᴇɢᴏᴛ ひ ?♂ (@Yogot4PF) September 16, 2020 Both celebrities and fans have made public comments about the shocking video on social media. Songwriter Diane Warren said, “This was given to U by your peers out of respect for your work and U r literally pissing on them. I’ve won one Grammy and I’m forever grateful and humble that my peers found me worthy of it.” Also…….Don’t ever piss on the people that championed you early in your career. — Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) September 16, 2020 Kanye west urinating on his Grammy is like a rich man telling a poor man that wealth is vanity. No artist will listen to him. — Nielo? (@vibes__N) September 16, 2020 In the middle of this madness, the “Heartless” rapper also decided to leak the phone number of the Chief Content Officer at Forbes, who he called a “white supremacist.” Kanye West has tweeted his confidential contract PAGE BY PAGE, attempted to leak music, asked Drake & Taylor Swift to retweet him, recorded himself pissing on a Grammy, and leaked a Forbes’ editor’s number… all in under an hour lol. — King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) September 16, 2020 Fans and social media users are almost completely used to Kanye West going on problematic Twitter rants every so often. However, this time is a bit different compared to what we have seen in the past. He has not only called out specific individuals, but he also went as far as urinating on a prestigious award many artists only dream of winning during their lifetime. West peeing on one of his Grammy awards follows the viral public outburst at his first presidential rally. During a speech to those in attendance, he explained that he “almost killed his daughter” before she was born due to contemplating Kim Kardashian-West, his now wife, getting an abortion. This drew the attention of millions online. This is most likely because that information was never shared or spoken about publicly in the past. Kanye West: “My Mom saved my life. My Dad wanted to abort me … There would have been no Kanye West … I almost killed my daughter." pic.twitter.com/wL0ynH0EXT — Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 19, 2020 After the general public became aware of the outburst, West decided to explain to his followers that his life is similar to the movie Get Out. He also claimed that Kim Kardashian-West and her family were attempting to lock him up. Kim Kardashian responded to his remarks publicly with compassion and explained that Kanye is a “complicated” man who was having a bipolar episode. Most recently, the Kardashian and Jenner family have decided to make the next season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians their last. Kim Kardashian West acknowledged that her husband Kanye West has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and said it's "incredibly complicated and painful" for many to understand. She went on to call him a "brilliant but complicated" person. https://t.co/s1Xf6Ocqf4 — CNN (@CNN) July 22, 2020 This latest Twitter rant involved not only the general public, but also public figures. In a recent series of tweets, West decided to call on Black Americans to claim the ownership of their work and take back their power. He added that “black masters matter” and urged NBA athletes to stand with him regarding this ownership battle. In a shocking plea, he also begged his so-called nemesis Taylor Swift as well as other musicians like Drake and Bono to support him. Bono can I get a retweet Love you Paul can I get a retweet love you Drake Kendrick even Taylor We need you right noooooow ⛷ — ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020 Kanye West and Taylor Swift have experienced their fair share of feuds over the past decade. However, ownership of their music is something that they may see eye-to-eye on. In 2019, it came to light that Swift, unfortunately, was not allowed to buy back the rights to her masters from Big Machine Records. Those masters are now owned by Scooter Braun and his company. taylor after seeing her name on kanye's tweets pic.twitter.com/cqJXPczFWY — MOODI (@kindofcrazy) September 16, 2020 The reactions to Kanye West peeing on one of his Grammy awards have undeniably been mixed. Some social media users are calling his action “disrespectful” and “disgusting,” while others think that he has a point. Many, of course, are taking advantage of this opportunity to make memes and jokes across platforms like Twitter and TikTok. U think kanye made somebody else pull that pissy grammy out the toilet or he left it there — AFFIRMATIVE ACTION JACKSON (@archibaldmygovt) September 16, 2020 Kanye picking which Grammy to piss on pic.twitter.com/TPeBpGCdoj — Āłî ?? (@somerando961) September 16, 2020 Most recently, Kanye has made claims that his wife Kim Kardashian will be his lawyer when it comes to this matter. What will Kanye West do next? This fight doesn’t seem as though it’s going to end anytime soon. Featured image by Kanye West via Twitter and Charlamagne/Kanye West interview
J-Rish, better known as Project Better on TikTok, is changing the world one drive-thru at a time. And yes, you read that correctly. The TikTok sensation is raising awareness about the dangers of vape pens and nicotine. J-Rish, who is also a Soundcloud rapper, is passionate enough about the subject to take the law into his own hands. In fact, it was his trip to a McDonald’s drive-thru that attracted countless of viewers on TikTok. TikTok Star Steals Vape Pen from McDonald's Worker in Drive-Thru #SmartNews ?And look who hasn’t received a visit from the police? https://t.co/xWHWu72Nh8 — Devereaux (@DeviStCharles) September 13, 2020 In the video, the TikTok sensation asks a McDonald’s employee if he vapes. When the man answers that he does, J-Rish asks if he can see it. The employee, who is completely unsuspicious, hands it over. And as soon as he does, J-Rish swipes it from his hands and disappears into the night before throwing it out of the window. The caption on TikTok reads: “One less vaper off the streets #nomorenicotine #MorningCheer #ThatsHot #YouHaveTo #DinnerWithMe#secretanimesociety #fyp #frickvape.” @project.better One less vaper off the streets #nomorenicotine #MorningCheer #ThatsHot #YouHaveTo #DinnerWithMe #secretanimesociety #fyp #frickvape ♬ Tip Toe – Sheff G & Sleepy Hallow The reactions from this video vary from users thinking it’s hilarious to others saying it’s cruel. Some have commented that he’s destroying other people’s property. On the other hand, many social media users think it’s a fun way to get an important message out. One comment under the TikTok said: “Do more bro. You’re saving lives.” There was an update that the TikToker returned to the same McDonald’s and gave the employee $20 for taking his vape. The act of vaping has always been a controversial topic, especially on social media. People continue to get into fights about it with politicians and other users for a variety of reasons. If the biggest battle you can win is against vaping, I might suggest a different career path :/ people are being killed by the police, Lori. Like…congrats, but the vape pens aren't what's harming the city. Overfunding the police and underfunding social services is. — Mark ✨ (@MarkussJ) September 14, 2020 This has caused many to make assumptions right off of the bat. Some people on the platform are speculating that the whole thing has to be staged. This is due to some of his other videos reportedly being staged as well. However, J-Rish’s campaign and mission to end vaping is definitely not fake. On his Instagram, he opened up about successfully quitting nicotine a few months back. He also explained how his dependence on it impacted him personally both mentally and physically. Now, J-Rish aims to help others break their addiction to vaping as well. The now viral video has over 3 million views on TikTok alone. The campaign has continued on J-Rish’s other social media platforms as well. In an Instagram video, J-Rish throws what appears to be a Juul on the ground and smashes it with a hammer. This is after he reveals that his previous attachment to vaping sent him to the hospital twice due to “breathing problems.” His campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of nicotine addiction is also known as #NoMoreNicotine on social media. The marketing and concept of vaping drew in J-Rish at only 15 years old. He explains in the video that he thought it was “harmless” because of how it was advertised and talked about. The #NoMoreNicotine challenge asks teens and others who vape to destroy their vape in a creative way. J-Rish has made other TikToks of him throwing away people’s vapes and they do not seem to be happy about it. On his website, the rapper is promoting his “No More Nicotine” challenge. If people decide to destroy their vape and post the video to TikTok, J-Rish is promising the chance to win $5,000 for the top 10 videos. This challenge has opened the eyes of many, but others remain defensive. Comments and complaints about this mission continue to circulate the internet, especially on Reddit. However, it doesn’t seem like other people are going to stop J-Rish and his campaign. J-Rish calls himself the “Vape Police.” His efforts to save lives from being negatively impacted by nicotine continue on and off camera. Project Better has nearly 30,000 followers on TikTok currently. What do you think about J-Rish’s efforts to stop vaping? Is it taking things too far or all valid?
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio quickly rose to fame on the social media platform TikTok. Within a year, the sisters became a household name and one of the most popular duos in the entertainment industry. And while gaining viral attention on TikTok is not rare, speculation and conspiracies revolving around how the pair gained this sort of popularity continue to circulate. Many social media users have their own assumptions or explanations for how this all may have happened. However, one particular conspiracy theory caught the attention of Dixie D’Amelio and resulted in her responding. In less than one year, a user pointed out that Charli D’Amelio has gained over 90 million fans on the app. This, as well as the user’s theory for how this happened, appeared on a TikTok account called “spicyopinions” which spreads theories and information similar to this one. @spicyopinions on TikTok But what is the user’s conspiracy theory? They explain that the sister’s popularity is all thanks to their father: Marc D’Amelio. Marc is a Republican and ran for a seat in the Connecticut State Senate back in 2018. However, he lost. This is where the conspiracy theory comes in. The TikTok user claims that the sisters only gained popularity in order to help Marc gain the younger vote in a “future election.” They continued to mention that Charli gains about 5 million new followers every week and that it’s simply unheard of in TikTok culture. The theory continues by stating: “Her Dad is sus. He’s rich AND a politician. Those things never go together well.” Most TikTok stars gain their popularity from their unique personalities, creativity and dance skills. However, many users have been quick to defend that there is something very suspicious about their rise to fame. In this instance, it had to do with a political motive. Due to the sisters’ popularity, this particular theory believes that younger and less informed voters (such as big fans of the D’Amelios) would vote for Marc in the future without doing much research. And once Dixie D’Amelio caught wind of this conspiracy, she decided to respond. Under the theory posted on TikTok by spicyopinions, Dixie decided to comment. Her response “lol what” sums up how ridiculous that theory is, especially for the family to hear and find on the internet. Dixie Responds Of course, fans of Dixie and Charli quickly came to their defense in the comments. Others still believe that this theory could definitely be true. Guys there's a conspiracy theory about charli's fame and it actually makes sense. Go check tiktokroom — Soha (@Sohaa156) September 12, 2020 love you charli dont let the haters bring you down you are amazing. the haters are jealous that you have fame and they dont ? @charlidamelio pic.twitter.com/Bck82AbRgH — iicamiisadunkinii (@cami12392) September 13, 2020 Earlier this year, Dixie found herself in the bit of a sticky situation in regards to politics. Photos began circulating the internet from her VSCO account which showed multiple Trump-Pence signs up on a wall. This caused the TikTok star to quickly begin receiving death threats and public backlash on social media. Dixie D’amelio is receiving backlash after an old VSCO post led fans to believe that she is a Trump supporter. Dixie denied these claims. pic.twitter.com/bA220YFYkh — IG: @expsingshadycelebs (@shadycelebsig) May 6, 2020 Dixie responded to the resurfaced photo by tweeting that the photo was taken in someone else’s house. She went on to explain her political views and defend her character in another tweet. i am an independent voter and I will always vote for the person and never the party. i find it sad that i have received death threats due to inaccurate speculation of my political belief. i have never supported trump. period. — dixie (@dixiedamelio) May 6, 2020 This seems to be just another conspiracy theory about the sisters and D’Amelio family. Other popular theories are that their father is a private investor in TikTok or that their family is paying for their followers. This is amongst other crazy commentary and conspiracy theories that have been shared on the internet over the past year. Is James Charles and Charli armadillo or whatever not the same person ? — H (@bbuggss) August 13, 2020 Charli, dua lipa and james charles are all the same person — legalize assisted suicide (@cosmicalbabe) April 15, 2020 Marc D’Amelio does seem to have his own presence online. He has over 7 million followers on TikTok alone. However, Charli remains the most popular creator on the platform with over 80 million followers to date. After this conspiracy theory video reached thousands of views and over 50,000 likes, it quickly became a topic of conversation for TikTok fans around the world. Many do believe that Charli’s fast rise to fame is indeed suspicious, but that this theory just doesn’t add up. can we talk abt charli and her sudden rise to fame for a sec? this app has been around for about 5 years. not ONCE has somebody rose to fame so quickly and with SO MANY FOLLOWERS. @charlidamelio #charlidamelio #tiktok #hype #fame — 5️⃣?5️⃣ (@_ladillin_) September 14, 2020 Currently, Charli D’Amelio’s fame continues to grow and captivate more fans by the day. Her newest collaboration, a drink with Dunkin,’ has also taken the internet by storm. Fans and influencers have both tried and reviewed the TikTok sensation’s order ever since it was added to the official Dunkin’ menu. Yup… it really has her name on it. ? ➡️ @charlidamelio. Order 'The Charli' on the Dunkin' App. ✨#CharliRunsOnDunkin pic.twitter.com/fwH3hrh2IA — Dunkin' (@dunkindonuts) September 8, 2020 I’m so grateful for the world we live in. I mean, I can go to Dunkin and get a “charli” and then go to McDonald’s and get a sicko mode burger. Someone wake me up please — Connor Pugs (@connorpugs) September 13, 2020 This charli drink from Dunkin is actually pretty good. 9/10 — SuperSarah???️? (@its_supersarah) September 13, 2020 And despite the rumors and conspiracy theories, it doesn’t seem as though the D’Amelios are going away anytime soon. In fact, Charli is on the path to 90 million followers on TikTok. What do you think about this conspiracy? Is it absolutely ridiculous or convincing enough to believe? Featured image by @spicyopinions on TikTok and Charli D’Amelio via Instagram.
The Oscars have just announced major changes in regards to their diversity requirements and the internet has a lot to say. What Was Announced? When it comes to Oscar nominations and eligibility, the award show has been targeted in the past for not focusing on diversity, inclusion and representation. But things are on their way towards some sort of change. Change starts now. We've announced new representation and inclusion standards for Best Picture eligibility, beginning with the 96th #Oscars. Read more here: https://t.co/qdxtlZIVKb pic.twitter.com/hR6c2jb5LM — The Academy (@TheAcademy) September 9, 2020 Beginning in 2024, inclusion will be a requirement to be considered for Best Picture. This decision comes five years after the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag trended on Twitter and caused major controversy. The Academy announced on Tuesday that the Best Picture nominations will have to meet a certain criteria in order to be considered. Don’t believe any hot-take that calls this affirmative action. These rules are such a LOW BAR if a film hasn’t met them it is doing nothing to represent this country and absolutely should not be Oscar-eligible. #OscarsSoWhite will be for the foreseeable future. https://t.co/7mFLOqWZ8J — AJ Christian (@drajchristian) September 9, 2020 What Social Media Users Had To Say… While many questioned this decision, their curiosity was met with an answer. The organization explained in a statement that the goal of this verdict is to “encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.” Social media users and public figures have already begun to share their opinion and it’s safe to say that not everyone is happy about this concept. And not for the reasons that many are expecting. #Oscars hoping that playing the race and gender cards will make people want to watch rich Hollywood types give each other awards for movies no one's actually watched. When Marvel wins an Oscar, call me. Otherwise, you still suck.#WednesdayWisdom#truthhttps://t.co/PsQfFnevOi — Minerva Neryse (@minervaneryse) September 9, 2020 Celebrities Speak Out Kirstie Alley slammed the decision by tweeting: “This is a disgrace to artists everywhere…can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f*cking paintings. You people have lost your minds.” She continued to explain that diversity and inclusion should be taught to children and therefore simply become second nature. The fact that this type of representation is now being “forced” or necessary has been seen as unnatural by countless people, including Alley. Diversity and inclusion should be taught, taught so well and so naturally and genuinely that it becomes second nature to our children. — Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020 Others, on the other hand, are claiming that Alley has missed the point and purpose of these new requirements. She clearly doesn’t get it… the academy isn’t really forcing anyone to DO Anything. She’s saying this like people are OWED an Oscar nomination. You can still make your own art, you just don’t meet criteria for a certain award so stfu. https://t.co/RTejYFkX2i — Julian Bass (@thejulianbass) September 9, 2020 The Arguments All in all, it seems as though the internet is split. Some made comments such as “positive discrimination is still discrimination” will others celebrated the idea that the Oscars are finally moving in the right direction. People criticising the Oscars new inclusion/diversity rules because it destroys "the freedom of an artist". Please. Stop it. pic.twitter.com/4elFfD9P8d — Jo Ferreira #BlackLivesMatter (@joheartsart) September 9, 2020 Many are making the point that it feels strange to control art and indirectly make creators meet a certain criteria. In fact, it’s already been announced that films must meet at least two of four benchmarks. If they do not, that particular film is simply ineligible for Best Picture. This is stupid and filled with hypocrisy. So, hiring diverse actors is not for their talent and acting but just to get nominated and maybe win an Oscar. Instead of actually doing sth about racism, they did this. https://t.co/2zFqVtROzh — #D10S?️ (@_ItsKarim) September 9, 2020 Requirements Explained CNN explains that the criteria includes “featuring actors from underrepresented groups in significant roles or accounting for at least 30% of the cast; similar criteria in terms of those working on the film behind the scenes; a significant commitment to paid apprenticeships, internships and career development; and significant representation among the teams devoted to marketing, publicity and distribution.” Many social media users are now referring to Best Picture as the “Diversity & Inclusion Award” and similar variations of the sort. Others are calling this particular decision a form of censorship and as a result, have vowed to not tune in to the show in the future. The Oscars have announced diversity standards for their Best Picture award. It’s no longer about the talent in the Best Picture, but the Most Woke picture. — Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) September 9, 2020 People of color have come forward and openly expressed their concern with this decision. This is ridiculous. There should not be ANY standards. As a latino, I do not like this pityness. — Adam Dynamite ?? (@BrewCity1987) September 9, 2020 Ok.I'm a middle eastern bi woman and I'm saying this is ridiculous.we want representation not because they HAVE TO , but 'cuz diversity is normal and realistic . Instead of this they just should not steal awards from good movies to other white ones. — mythical (@queenNnre) September 9, 2020 Within hours of this big announcement, the inclusivity requirements for Best Picture has become a political conflict. Fights have broken out across the internet and many are beginning to choose sides. And despite the mixed reactions, it does not seem as though the Academy is going to change their minds about this. With many deciding that they would no longer be tuning in to the Oscars awhile ago, this decision is no longer important or relevant news to them anyway. And for those boycotting the show, their reasons that this news is just another ridiculous aspect of it continue to be shared. For example, another major point that has been commented on is the fact that the awards are “rigged” anyway. This whole Oscar thing is extra stupid because they were rigged anyway. They could have just pretended to select a "diverse" film without all the ridiculous rules on submittals ? — Joan d'Arc (@Born4ThisMoment) September 9, 2020 The Oscars Drama Continues… Is this criteria going to evoke change for the right reasons? The answer to that question is not only incredibly difficult to answer, but also quite controversial. It’s important to note that this change will not come all at once. These rules will be put in place gradually over the next four years. However, by 2024, the criteria will be required. There are predictable comments regarding this announcement while others are making some convincing arguments. This seems as though it will be an ongoing conversation on social media. Massively stupid. The Oscars will become meaningless. It won't take long before nobody even wants one. Audiences will decline, as an Oscar will be taken by many as a warning of movies NOT to bother to watch. . https://t.co/8zqM6HF5Tr — Godnose (@Godnose) September 9, 2020 More Change is Needed Many industries and franchises, such as Bachelor Nation, have made a point to become more diverse this year following the despicable acts of racial injustice we have all seen. However, many think it’s just a little too late. All of these changes have been labeled by social media users as “forced” and “disingenuous” despite what any executives say or how they try to defend their decisions. Over the years, the Oscars have lost a significant amount of their audience for a variety of reasons. And despite their apparent progress, it seems as though The Academy has some more work to do. In regards to their most recent diversity requirements, it’s unclear if this change will ultimately bring some of those viewers back or simply continue to push them away. Only time will tell. Will you be watching the Oscars following this announcement? Featured image by Jakob Owens and Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash.
President Trump has announced that he will not be extending the deadline for the sale of TikTok to an American company. The United States government has stated that they will officially not be extending the deadline of September 20th. This decision has caused both panic and anger for TikTok users and influencers on social media. It also creates urgency for companies to make negotiations faster in order to stop the app from being banned in the U.S. If they ban @TikTok_us, I’ll stop paying taxes. — Step Ma (@shumythemoney) September 11, 2020 As a result of this announcement, social media users are already discovering and sharing a hack to keep the app even if it were to be “banned.” As long as users have the app deleted and updated to its latest version prior to it being banned, Youtubers are trying to expose tricks and a hack for keeping the platform. [embedded content] Before Trump boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, he said: “We’ll see what happens. It’ll either be closed up or they’ll sell it.” BREAKING REPORT: Trump say's There'll be NO EXTENSION of the TikTok deadline… "We'll either close up TikTok in this country for security reasons or it'll be sold… — Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) September 11, 2020 Due to the sale’s complexity, this deadline is a bit rushed for companies to purchase it. Some analysts previously predicted that the deadline would most likely be extended in order for a successful transaction to occur. However, Trump’s administration has made it clear that the consequences of keeping it any longer outweigh the app’s benefits. In an executive order shared in August, Trump stated that ByteDance, the company that currently owns TikTok, may cause damage that would impact “the national security of the United States.” The President originally announced that he was going to ban the app back in July of this year. Since then, it has been amongst his main priorities for the country before the November election. This has caused some anger and backlash due to the importance of keeping the current global pandemic under control seemingly taking a back-burner. Isn’t tiktok supposed to be banned on the 15th?? Idk if it’ll actually happen bc trump lies a LOT but still what — ✰ ella ✰ (@hollyolly23) September 11, 2020 WATCH: 'I am not extending deadlines,' says President Trump on a sale of TikTok's U.S. assets https://t.co/wqWyLAppvC pic.twitter.com/o92rJvnYQO — Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) September 11, 2020 TikTok has sued the Trump administration for what it said was a “heavily politicized” executive order. In a post announcing the case, TikTok said: “We far prefer constructive dialogue over litigation. But with the Executive Order threatening to bring a ban on our US operations — eliminating the creation of 10,000 American jobs and irreparably harming the millions of Americans who turn to this app for entertainment, connection, and legitimate livelihoods that are vital especially during the pandemic — we simply have no choice.” Microsoft is a potential buyer for the platform. However, it is unclear whether or not the two companies will be able to reach a deal by this closely approaching deadline. hurry up and buy tiktok — Kristi ✰ (@kristimathura) September 11, 2020 TikTok continues to grow in popularity and the idea of it going away is difficult for a lot of influencers and users. Many have taken to other apps such as Twitter to complain and express their hope for it to remain in The United States. TikTok is so good, and I’ll be sad if Trump really does ban it / if they have to sell to someone who will screw it up ? — Zain (@calizoned) September 9, 2020 During the first few months of this year, the app was downloaded 315 million times. It currently has over 2 billion downloads around the world. Many have already referenced it as a “cultural phenomenon.” @tiktok_us please don't go, we need you??? #savetiktok — Decarol (@itsbabydiva) September 11, 2020 The app being a “threat” to national security has caused major debate online. However, cybersecurity experts said its risk is “highly theoretical.” Also, they confirmed, according to CNN, that there is “no evidence to suggest that the app’s user data has been compromised by Chinese intelligence.” @tiktok_us For the record, if Trump’s stupid ban takes place you’re staying on my phone, and there’s nothing that orange man can do about it #savetiktok — Chris Green (@ChrisGreenJ) September 11, 2020 According to CNBC, Microsoft and Walmart have officially teamed up for a potential deal. However, a third company, Oracle, has also made bids on the application. We now have 4 days for Microsoft to buy TikTok again. Thanks Trump! You really do know how to put the D**k in dictator! #saveusmicrosoft #savetiktok — WholesomeWeeaboo (@SarahFye9001) September 11, 2020 @Microsoft BUY TIKTOK PLEASE IM BEGGING pic.twitter.com/UobQkowfA2 — ًr (@locatiqn) September 11, 2020 In a recent emailed statement by a TikTok spokesperson, it stated that the app and company is “committed to continuing to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform for many years to come.” Hey @tiktok_us should we be worried? If Tiktok gets banned, will all of our content disappear?!? Thank you! ???@TikTokSupport #savetiktok #TikTok — Rob Flaska (Robs ?) (@RobFlaska) September 11, 2020 It seems as though yet another social media platform has been political. The deadline, however, may be able to be pushed back by the courts. This decision will only be able to be made after they consider ByteDance’s arguments that the executive orders regarding TikTok are illegal. Will you miss TikTok if it gets banned? The popular social media platform seems to have an unpredictable future when it comes to its future status in The United States. A deadline extension may be the only way for it to continue its existence.
It looks like the drama continues to revolve around The Hype House, just when we thought things were settling down. The TikTok personality collection have continued to ruffle the feathers of social media users with their controversial decisions yet again. Despite the scrutiny they have been under over the past few months, they are facing even more major backlash for deciding to collaborate with controversial rapper, Daniel Hernandez, better known as his stage name: Tekashi Six Nine. It’s the fact that the hype house made videos with 6ix9ine (the r*pist) and are continuing to make videos and not apologize and pretend it didn’t happen ….who gave them a platform — carrot (@caroline_tiff) September 11, 2020 Twitter and TikTok have not stopped talking about this collaboration since it was originally revealed. Creator and manager of The Hype House, Thomas Petrou, raised eyebrows this week when he decided to surprise influencers of The Hype House with a special visit from Tekashi Six Nine. This led to speculation that the popular influencers took part in this scheme to help him promote his recently released album TattleTales. IM LAUGHING 6ix 9ine and his album were flopping first week so the label decided to go to the hype house to promote his music but the whole hype house deleted their tik toks with him cause they were getting sm hate ?? — odessa (@cruelxkarma) September 11, 2020 This is yet another controversial decision for members of The Hype House as well as manager Thomas Petrou. Due to Tekashi Six Nine’s problematic past, many music fans, celebrities and other influencers have steered clear of both him and his releases. Back in 2015, Tekashi made headlines when he plead guilty to a sex crime involving a minor and recently, he was also arrested on charges related to firearms and racketeering. y’all now i KNOW the hype house boys aren’t that desperate for clout that they’re all gonna collab w 6ix9ine :/ dap dap dap — the empress (@rebeccaclancey) September 9, 2020 The “TROLLZ” rapper previously admitted to also beating up his girlfriend and has caused debate for using the n-word in his songs. @6ix9ine STOP SAYING THE N-WORD. — immaculate. ᴺᴹ (@trayseasick) September 5, 2020 The controversy and contention revolving around Tekashi Six Nine has been going on for years now. And many believe that this is not the last time we will hear bad news about the hip-hop star. not thomas petrou letting 6ix9ine be in the hype house when it's full of minors — cristina,, (@talkfastmuke) September 8, 2020 While at The Hype House, he took part in creating some TikToks with a few of the Hype House members. These members include Tayler Holder, Olivia Ponton and Ondrez Lopez. Tayler and Olivia decided to post the TikToks created to their personal pages and even featured songs of Tekashi Six Nine’s while Ondrez was featured on Six Nine’s account. Since the videos were posted, Tayler Holder, Olivia Ponton and Ondrez Lopez have all deleted them from their accounts. However, none of the influencers have taken responsibility or apologized for their actions yet. NOT OLIVIA PONTON MAKING A TIKTOK WITH 6IX9INE OH MY GOD I AM DONE — S (@eemmaachambie) September 9, 2020 It is BEYOND me that Olivia Ponton ( @iamoliviaponton ) , a TikTok creator who is already very disliked, would make a video with a pedophile and non-Black person who uses the n-word, 6ix9ine.Additional proof: pic.twitter.com/StdXv8rl3s — Zaria Oates~ (@OatesZaria) September 9, 2020 In an interview with HollywoodFix, Tayler Holder said that the rapper was “dope” and “really genuine.” He continued to explain that he was a really nice guy and that he posted content from the visit. Holder also said that he didn’t think that collaborating with Six Nine was a “bad look” for the house. [embedded content] Many fans and other TikTok stars have openly disagreed with this decision on social media. Other influencers went as far as calling out The Hype House. ofc the hype house supports 6ix9ine — caleb finn ? (@ccalebfinn) September 9, 2020 Some pointed out the fact that there are young girls at The Hype House and this was not a great idea based on Six Nine’s criminal history. not the hype house inviting over 6ix9ine… aren't there underage girls there? /s — barbie (@jaewise) September 9, 2020 Unfortunately, this is not the first time that celebrities have looked past the rapper’s controversial past and decided to work with him. Other influencers, such as Logan Paul and NELK, have created content with him as well. Never forget that nobody in rap would interview 6ix9ine so he did a YouTuber press tour pic.twitter.com/rMQ0CfULvW — adam22 (@adam22) September 8, 2020 [embedded content] The Hype House and many influencers in general have a very young audience and following on social media. The criticism of them working with an ex-convict and also not wearing masks during their content with Tekashi Six Nine has caused an uproar online. out of alllll the people in the world, the hype house chooses to collab with 6IX9INE??? BRUH. — the truth luv (@thetruthluv1) September 10, 2020 Thomas Petrou’s Youtube video and vlog featuring the rapper remains online. Top comments on the video call Hernandez a “predator,” “pedophile” and “abusive.” [embedded content] Currently, Tekashi Six Nine is halfway through a four-year probation period and was recently released from house arrest for his firearm and racketeering charges from 2019. Social media users continue to bash The Hype House for this decision specifically on Twitter and TikTok. However, any formal apologies are still nonexistent. everyone in the hype house hanging out with 6ix9ine is is disgusting and gross. y’all have children who look up to you and you’re hanging out with a man who molested children he’s a pedophile and y’all posting this on your platform for clout… — chrishona ♡ (@vinniesstorms) September 9, 2020 hype house really says blm and then they go and hang out with 6ix9ine — ?????ʷᵈʷ² (@DEARDEFENCE) September 11, 2020 Other current members of The Hype House include Avani Gregg, Tayler Holder, Chase Hudson, Alex Warren, James Wright and Jack Wright. Currently, Charli D’Amelio is not directly associated with the house at this time. What do you think about Tekashi Six Nine and his recent influencer PR campaign? Some TikTok users are deciding to unfollow the stars that were a part of this. Others are ending their support of The Hype House entirely.