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Wendy’s Customer Gets Frosty Reception After Run In At Drive Thru

In a time when embarrassment is only one social media exposé away, you would think that not many people would want to try their luck in being that customer when it comes to food service. However, there are still plenty out there who seem willing to sacrifice their manners at the first sign of inconvenience and even go as far as publicizing it. 

This was the case with Jervon Speed Jr, otherwise known as @lotp_von on TikTok. He filmed an encounter that him and his girlfriend had at a Wendy's drive thru, in which the fast food worker refuses to take their order. In response, they begin to tease the worker, calling her "Sharkeisha" after the 2013 viral video in which one young woman attacks another. The video then cuts to later on in the confrontation, where the couple appear to try and reason with the employee, who eventually makes an abrupt end to their interaction.

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In a comment, he claims they reacted in that way after the team member had gotten exasperated when his girlfriend paused while making her drink order. However, a lot of viewers were not convinced that this excused their subsequent behavior. Nonetheless, Jervon maintained that they had been within their rights to act as they did during the order. However, the video underlined a truth that may not have been that pleasant for him: on the internet, the customer is not always right. 

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Columnist Demolished By Twitter For Op-ed About Millennials

The oldest millennials are about to be 40 and the media is still somehow telling the entire generation to 'grow the eff up'—a tall order in the midst of constant ecological, financial and health crises. Not to mention war, unemployment, non-existent job security, housing market collapse, student debt, and on and on and on. Yesterday, journalist Jennifer Rosner got dragged by Twitter after the Chicago Tribune plugged her op-ed piece about millennials. When you read the article itself however, it becomes clear that the Chicago Tribune's tweet was a bit misleading. The post that riled up thousands of millennials read, 'writer Jennifer Rosner predicts COVID-19 lockdowns will force easy-breezy millennials to grow up.' In the actual op-ed, Rosner covers her ass by framing the various criticisms of millennials as her boomer dad's opinions. She simply suggests that the pandemic may have something to do with her fellow millennials suddenly embracing a more suburban sort of life that her father's generation might approve of. In any case, the Tribune's tweet was more than enough to hit a nerve. We've collected some of the spiciest roasts from before the controversial tweet got deleted. 

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Lil Nas X Flexes His Comedy Skills in Video Satirizing Nike 'Satan Shoes' Controversy

How is it that Lil Nas X has sharper comedic timing while playing four different characters in a two-minute clip than most crappy massive-budget Hollywood comedies that come out these days? The young rapper can simply do no wrong, even when he's simultaneously committing heresy and copyright infringement. If you have no idea what we're talking about, let's bring you up to speed. In March, Lil Nas X launched a highly controversial pair of 'Satan Shoes' adorned with pentagrams and human blood. The shoes looked a whole lot like Nike's Air Max 97s, which caused the footwear behemoth to file a copyright infringement lawsuit against the bold rapper. On top of the legal dispute, religious zealots unsurprisingly showed up with their pitchforks. None of this discouraged Lil Nas X. In fact, he responded by trolling his haters with a fake 'apology video' that ends in the rapper seducing, killing and taking the place of the devil. On March 27, Lil Nas X tweeted, 'I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the sh*t y'all preached would happen to me because I was gay. So I hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.'

All of this puts Lil Nas X's latest antics into context—a satirical video promoting his new Kanye-produced single 'Industry Baby.' In the brilliant video, Lil Nas X plays himself, his attorney, the prosecutor and the judge.

Since the video was posted, fans have overwhelmingly applauded Lil Nas X's unparalleled marketing instincts. From 'Old Town Road' to his bizarre and demonic Nike spinoffs—the guy has a knack for breaking the internet. We can't wait to see where the 22-year-old artist takes us next. 

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New Emojis Spark Discourse on Pregnant Men, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Beans

Hot n' spicy discourse on representation, race and gender is firing up on Twitter (again) because of...emojis. Not sure what stage of civilization we're in now, but it's getting pretty absurd. If there's one thing Twitter has shown us time and time again, it's that even the most mundane and innocuous cultural phenomena can be twisted into highly contentious issues. @Emojipedia announced an array of new emojis that might hit devices this year, including a Hamsa Hand that looks just like Cthulu when turned upside-down, a face that either can't look away or can't bear to look (depending on your interpretation), Lin-Manuel Miranda lips, an orc, trans and gender-neutral pregnant people, new hand gestures in a variety of skin tones, and a handful of other very specific options.

Not everyone chose to be offended by the pregnant man emoji. Many were more concerned with the suggestive lip-biting emoji, whose resemblance to Lin-Manuel Miranda was quite triggering. The beans were a pretty big hit, though more than a few were indignant over the lack of a solid pink heart and called for a revision. You just can't please everyone. Perhaps in a decade or so, we'll have achieved emoji representation so perfect, we won't even be able to distinguish the emoji reality from our own.

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Tom MacDonald has broken the internet again with his latest viral anti-woke anthem, 'Snowflakes.' Last month MacDonald bought Eminem's NFT beat for $100K and turned it into his own ode to the rap icon from the perspective of the infamous 'Stan' character. A pretty expensive stunt just to become a viral sensation, but hey, it worked. Now the 32-year-old is making his mark as 2021's most provocative rapper, perhaps in an effort to actually become the next Eminem. 

You know who hates America the most? Americans. 
Trigger warnings used to be on TV for seizures 
And now they're everywhere to protect millennials' feelings

It's difficult to tell whether he's succeeded in 'owning the libs' with his spicy bars, or if his haters are mostly just offended by how bad the track is. Whether you're genuinely triggered or ironically delighted by MacDonald's epic anti-woke summer jam, you've got to admit—the man knows how to go viral.

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Twitter Cancels 'Bean Dad' After A Series Of Unfortunate Tweets

If you've been on Twitter at all over the past 24 hours, chances are you've heard about the sorry saga of John 'Bean Dad' Roderick and his epic Twitter downfall. If not, we'll catch you up to speed. On Jan 2, @johnroderick posted a marathon of a Twitter thread, boasting at length about refusing to show his hungry nine-year-old daughter how to use a can opener to open a can of beans. In the thread he recounts encouraging her to struggle with the device over a span of six hours in hopes to help her build character, or something. An outcry across Twitter immediately ensued and it didn't take long for people to dig up many racist, sexist, homophobic, and antisemitic tweets from @johnroderick's past. This kerfuffle went so viral, it might even affect the future of Jeopardy! (Don't ask.)

'Bean Dad' is, without a doubt, the unfortunate first main character of 2021. Hopefully this isn't foreshadowing a very cursed year. We've collected some of the funniest Twitter reactions to the whole 'Bean Dad' saga. (Content warning: some of the screenshots of @johnroderick's older tweets contain offensive language.)

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Gal Gadot To Play Cleopatra And Twitter Has Mixed Feelings

Deadline announced earlier today that Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot would be teaming up again to bring a new epic about Cleopatra to life. While the news has been better-received than Gadot's "Imagine" debacle from the early days of quarantine, not everyone's happy about the choice. Gadot's an Israeli with very European heritage, and it seems that many Twitter users feel that casting does a Scarlett Johansson to an Egyptian queen. As some people are crying whitewashing, many have pointed out that by most credible accounts, the fierce ruler was actually of Greek heritage - though her mother's roots have been heavily debated. As with most Hollywood casting controversies, it seems that everyone has a very important opinion on the matter. You can enjoy (or scoff) at some of them below.

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'Five Types Of Men To Avoid' Challenge Is Rustling Some Jimmies On Twitter

Fox Business reporter Evie Fordham tweeted out the other day declaring the five types of men she thinks you should avoid, and asked others to do the same. As you can imagine, this was met with some controversy, and inspired others to make their own parody versions of the tweet! 

(We have to add in that we do support her last point about social distancing. Stay home!)

Funny tweets about the "5 Types of Men to Avoid" challenge | Evie Fordham @eviefordham All right y'all, my challenge is: 5 types MEN AVOID -men who like jazz -men who like their roommates -men who think Weeknd is deep men with podcasts -men who DON'T CARE ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING
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Homeless Woman Explains Why You Shouldn't Donate To The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a household name for most when it comes to helping out those less fortunate. However, this Twitter user points out why the organization might actually not be the best place to spend your time and money if you're looking to help homeless folks out. The reasons are pretty depressing!

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Airline's 'Backless Seats' Controversy Is Stirring Up Some Golden Twitter Parodies

When Twitter user Matthew Harris tweeted a sketchy photo of a woman sitting in a backless seat on an airplane, it sparked a barrage of parodies and roasts.

The airline, EasyJet, was quick to reply on Twitter, asking Harris to take down the photo so that they could "best assist" his complaints.  People on Twitter, however, weren't falling for the budget British airline's BS, and began creating parodies of the tweet.

Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately, depending on your own personal opinion), it's been reported that these backless seats were actually inoperable on the flight and passengers were not permitted to use them. 

However, we've gotta wonder why EasyJet was so quick to get defensive in the Twitter thread. Very suspicious indeed...

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Macy's Is Getting A Lot Of Backlash For Their 'Portion Size' Plates

Macy's has come under fire for selling "portion plates" which mark the plate with how much food you "should" be eating at each meal. Many people are angry that the plates could potentially encourage eating disorders. Macy's did decide to pull the product from the shelves, but many others don't believe the move was necessary.

What do you think? Did Macy's go to far with this stunt, or are people overreacting? We'd love to know what you think!

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Leonardo DiCaprio Has 'No Comment' On Whether Jack Could've Fit On That Stupid Board In 'Titanic'

Oh boy, it's been over 20 years and the infamous "would Jack have fit on that board at the end of Titanic" debate is making its rounds on the internet once again! 

During an MTV News interview with the cast of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio was asked if he thought that Jack could've indeed fit on the board at the end of the movie, to which he simply replied "no comment." (But come on, we all know what that means.)

Director James Cameron claims the reason Jack didn't get on the board with Rose was because of buoyancy, and not the issue of having enough room. Honestly, we're calling BS here - why didn't they both get on the damn thing and test it out first!?

Anyway, before we get too heated over this age-old debate, please enjoy some memes and reaction tweets!

Funny reaction memes and tweets to Leonardo DiCaprio responding to whether Jack could've fit on the board in 'Titanic' or not
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Alyssa Milano's Call For A #SexStrike Is Leaving Both Sides Of The Political Spectrum *Real* Confused

Last week the governor of Georgia signed the "heartbeat bill" which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is able to be detected by a doctor. The state of Alabama followed suit, proposing a total ban on abortions in nearly all cases. We won't get into the politics of that whole deal, but you probably understand why it's controversial to many.

On Friday, Alyssa Milano tweeted her call for a "sex strike," with the intention of withholding sex from men until women can get their bodily autonomy back, in her words. Liberals and conservatives alike are saying this movement is a little, um, misguided? 

At the end of the day, at least we can all come together regardless of our political affiliations to make fun of celebrities who say totally ridiculous sh*t!

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Aunt Becky Is Getting Meme'd And Roasted For Bribing Her Spoiled Daughter's Way Into College

Are y'all ready for a mess of a news story? Lori Loughlin, AKA Aunt Becky from Full House, was taken into custody this morning for participating in a huge college admissions sting to get her completely unqualified daughter admitted into the University of Southern California. Several other wealthy celebrities were involved, including Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman and her husband William H. Macy.

Charges so far include $25 million in bribes to university authorities and fabrication of credentials to be admitted into some of the top universities in the nation.

Some have pointed out that Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, would never have been admitted to USC on her own academic merit. Giannulli, a prominent beauty YouTuber, even admitted in a video back in August that she plans to focus more on college parties than her classes.

Under the monikers #FreeAuntBecky and #CollegeAdmissionScandal, many memers and Twitter users have expressed their frustration at the situation, pointing out that regular people have to get admitted to universities on actual academic merit and not absurdly rich parents.

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R. Kelly's Total Interview Meltdown Is Making Memers Everywhere Go Crazy

Ooh boy, here we go everybody. 

If you haven't been following the news lately, singer R. Kelly was jailed last month on account of numerous sexual abuse charges against him. We're not going to go into the exact details of those charges, but we'll let you read a bit about them for yourself here

CBS aired an interview with R. Kelly on Tuesday morning, during which he vehemently denied the allegations, screamed into the camera and began crying in an attempt to save his reputation. So, did he commit the acts he's been trying so hard to cover up? Well, we'll let you judge that for yourself.

And of course, absolutely no scandal is ever free from a copious number of memes, which we've compiled for you below! Enjoy!

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