Everything That Upset the Internet This Week
What is the web-o-sphere angry about this week? A lip sync fail, a puppy arrest, and another misogynistic Piers Morgan tweet. Here’s everything you need to know.
Rita Ora lip syncs her televised parade performance
THE STORY: British pop star Rita Ora sang her new song “Let You Love Me” at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. Those watching the televised performance from their couch were quick to notice that her lips didn’t exactly line up with the lyrics.
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) November 22, 2018
I don't know who Rita Ora is but she is doing a TERRIBLE lip sync job right now
— Azuresquirrel (@MilesGEdgeworth) November 22, 2018
Rita Ora missing the first two words of her song and then just deciding to lip sync her song as she hears it in her head is peak Rita Ora. #MacysDayParade
— Justin Kirkland (@justinkirkland4) November 22, 2018
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: John Legend, who also performed in the parade, jumped to Ora’s defence on Twitter.
Fun fact @johnlegend thank you for clarifying what I was about to also tweet. It’s annoying for us but anyway! All my shows are 100 percent live always have been! When you come to a ORA show get ready! Back to holidays! Have a good one guys! :) X https://t.co/pO5hnnQgvg
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) November 22, 2018
So we’re suppose to believe Ora is so good at singing live that she doesn’t even know how to lip sync? I’ll take it — it’s a better excuse than “acid reflux.” Sorry Ashley Simpson, we’ll never forget.
A puppy was seized by police for biting an officer
THE STORY: Bungle, a 16-week-old Chow-Chow puppy, bit an officer in Northamptonshire, England after escaping from his home and retreating under a vehicle. The pup was detained under the Dangerous Dogs Act, and faced being held for up to nine months in a secret kennel.
It was a four month old puppy who would have been terrified as it was out on its own in an unfamiliar situation. When trapped it did what most fearful puppies would do. Let the puppy go home and stop wasting valuable police time and taxpayers money.
— granrose (@dogdevotion) November 23, 2018
— Norm Kelly (@norm) November 23, 2018
This pup is 4 months old – puppies nip, it's what they do and he was scared! DDA gone mad (or madder than usual) Free Bungle the Jailed Chow Pup #FreeBungle – Sign the Petition! https://t.co/zNAl3XtSBA via @UKChange
— Michele Spencer Lees (@morticia_adams) November 22, 2018
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: I’m no expert, but locking up a puppy in a kennel-like setting through its formative months seems like it would create an even more nervous, aggressive dog. The good news is, Bungle has now been released back into the care of his human family. The viral reaction to this new story has, however, launched an interesting conversation about the kinds of dogs that receive special public attention. If Bungle had been a pitbull, rather than a fluffy bear-like pooch, this story could have ended very differently. Speaking with the BBC, dog-welfare expert Sam Gaines said, “It is incredibly sad that Bungle has been seized, but there are lots of other dogs that sadly get seized on a regular basis and whose welfare is compromised.”
Piers Morgan goes after Little Mix… & Ariana Grande gets involved
THE STORY: Girl group Little Mix posed naked in a recent photo shoot, showing their bodies covered with insults they’d received. British TV host (and infamous Twitter troll) Piers Morgan criticized the image, saying they “stole the idea” from a 2003 Entertainment Weekly cover of country trio Dixie Chicks. In another tweet, he said that Little Mix member Jesy Nelson “looks ridiculous … she should put some clothes on.” Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan, jumped in with something to say.
Honestly what is wrong with you @piersmorgan ? Didn’t your mother ever teach you, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it! You came for @TheEllenShow yesterday which was disgraceful, she is an angel. @LittleMix today, did you ever hear of paying homage? And..well never mind https://t.co/5WBOlL8t6O
— Joan Grande (@joangrande) November 21, 2018
Morgan replied: “Hi Joan, my mother taught me to speak my mind & never be afraid to express honestly held opinion. Ellen’s a hypocrite – and as for Little Mix, I’d just prefer they use their talent to sell records rather than their nudity. As your own daughter does…!”
Piers Morgan is a pathetic excuse for a human being, how is he allowed to continously insult and degrade little mix on tv like this. He started this and is now whining like the weak man he is bc jesy called him a twat. He asked for it, grow up bitch
— ♚ (@hauntedjade) November 23, 2018
Piers Morgan (old enough to be their dad) coming for Little Mix (four young girls) CONSTANTLY. Carry on big man, you're just proving what Jesy Nelson said was right. You're a twat. Officially. As Ariana Grande said: thank u, next #LM5
— Darren Haywood (@darren_haywood) November 21, 2018
Ellen is an incredible & kind human being.. I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to. women can be sexual AND talented. naked and dignified. it’s OUR choice. 🖤 & we will keep fighting til people understand. i say this w all due respect but thank u, next. https://t.co/wSknRSlJN8
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 21, 2018
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Ugh, can we all just agree than this dude is the worst and stop giving him a platform to make outrageous statements? I hate giving him the attention he so desperately seeks. Ariana Grande claimed the final word: “also @piersmorgan, i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do. i think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it.” Thank u, next.