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'Ms. Monopoly' Is Getting Backlash For Being Misguided (17 Reactions)

We never thought we'd see people get so worked up over a board game, but here we are. 

Hasbro just launched a "women-centric" version of the classic game Monopoly that they've named "Ms. Monopoly." In the game, players invest in various inventions created by women. 

Where the game gets controversial is the rule that female players must make more money than their male counterparts, which many Twitter users have been calling out as "sexist" and counter-productive to actual gender equality. 

Below are some of the amusing Twitter reactions and memes in response to Hasbro's launch of the new game.

Funny reaction tweets about 'Ms. Monopoly,' a new version of the classic game 'Monopoly'
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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...

Funny parody tweets about EasyJet's 'backless seats'
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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!

Tweets about the "portion plates" that were sold at Macy's
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Homeless Woman Explains On Twitter Why You Should Never 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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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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Kylie Jenner Was Just Named Youngest 'Self-Made' Billionaire And People Have Some THOUGHTS

It's official: Kylie Jenner is the world's youngest "self-made" billionaire ever at age 21, even younger than Mark Zuckerberg, who made his first billion at 23. There's no doubt that Jenner, who started Kylie Cosmetics in 2015, works incredibly hard at what she does, but the internet has been skeptical of whether "self-made" is an appropriate title for someone born into the already-wealthy Kardashian-Jenner empire. 

Twitter users have been offering their spicy takes on the matter, which you can read below.

reactions to kylie jenner being named a self made billionaire
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Anti-LGBT Emoji Hoax Has Spawned A Ton Of Dank Memes

The internet bore witness to some serious emoji controversy this week over an emoji that doesn't actually exist. Twitter user @mioog tweeted a crossed out pride flag, later claiming that he had found it in Apple's code. The tweet inspired more tweets, some claiming it was an Apple creation, and others making jokes that were pro-LGBT. As can be expected, there were also many, many memes. It was soon revealed on Reddit that the emoji is actually a combination of Unicode characters, and not, in fact, a sinister homophobic emoji of Apple's creation. This comes as a relief, and allows us to enjoy some of the dumb memes that have come out of this internet debacle. I can't wait until this unicode gets expanded to political posts. Oh the chaos that will ensue. But while dreaming about the mayhem a simple computer writing code could cause, check out this dark web-comic that has taken the web by storm, and been made a viral meme overnight.

Memes from the anti-pride emoji, anti-pride flag emoji, lgbt.
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21 Savage Is Getting Meme'd And Roasted Hard For His Secret British Identity

The newest scandal involving rapper 21 Savage was arguably more exciting than the Super Bowl on Sunday. If you haven't heard, 21 Savage was arrested on Sunday morning in Atlanta by ICE, with allegations that the rapper is actually a British citizen and is residing illegally in the US. Memers have been relentlessly making fun of 21 Savage, joking that his lyrics seem less...shall we say, foreboding now that we know this information?

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16 Jake And Logan Paul Memes That Take Roasting To Impressive Heights

The Paul brothers have gotta be the internet's absolute most favorite hate-able duo. They've been involved in a whole host of scandals and accusations that would likely destroy literally anyone else's career. Somehow, these two have managed to come out on top through it all.

If you're a Logangster or a Jake Pauler, we're sorry, but we gotta roast these two and we sincerely hope you understand.

Jake And Logan Paul Memes
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Trump's 'TREASON?' Tweet Is Inspiring Some Pretty Clever Parodies

Recently Donald Trump tweeted the word "TREASON?" in light of the New York Times op ed that was published on Wednesday. The article was supposedly written by someone within the Trump Administration, calling themselves part of the "resistance." 

After Trump's "treason" tweet, people on Twitter began making their own amusing parodies, which you can read below!

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Nike's Ad Campaign With Colin Kaepernick Has The Internet Reacting In All Sorts Of Ways

Nike has gotten into some hot water recently for their new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. The campaign features a closeup of Kaepernick's face with text overlay that reads, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything" in light of Kaepernick's controversial kneeling during the national anthem. 

Many have praised Nike for the bold move, while many others are completely boycotting Nike's products, or even cutting the logo off of already-purchased Nike apparel. But whatever the stance, most everyone is having a grand ol' time making the situation into memes.

What are your thoughts on the new Nike ad campaign? We'd love to know in the comments!

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