Everything that Upset the Internet this Week
TGIF-LW! (Thank God It’s Friday of a Long Weekend.) It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, which means turkey, stuffing and table talk with your extended family. What controversial topic will your Facebook-loving aunt bring up when you ask her to pass the gravy? Here are a few of the stories that made waves on the web this week.
Instagram polls are NOT anonymous
THE STORY: Instagram unveiled a fun new feature that allows users to create “Instagram polls” in their stories. You ask a simple two answer question, have your followers (and anyone creeping your profile) vote, and then you get your results. Unlike Twitter polls, however, Insta polls are not anonymous. Which people only started to discover after voting…
Literally after voting on every single Instagram poll this morning only to find out they can see what you voted,thought it was like twitter?
— Phil Bermingham (@BerminghamPhil1) October 4, 2017
OH MY GOSH I DIDNT KNOW PEOPLE COULD SEE WHAT I VOTED ON THEIR INSTAGRAM POLE ???
— nicole anderson (@andersonxnicole) October 4, 2017
oooooooo boy apparently your answers on the Instagram story polls are revealed to the person, I have done some damage
— SamJamesCorrie (@samjamescorrie) October 4, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Uh oh. In the past 24 hours, I’ve weighed in on a lot of polls from a lot of people I don’t know. Why didn’t this app update come with an instruction manual? *Face palm*
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Trump threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans
THE STORY: Donald Trump made his first visit to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island two weeks ago. During his four hour stay, the American president stopped by a supply distribution point to throw packaged paper towel into a crowd of hurricane survivors.
Pitbul and Fat Joe managed to send planes of supplies to Puerto Rico and Trump brought a few paper towels on Air Force One.
— Farrell Cat (@scappatorus_rex) October 4, 2017
When trump threw those rolls of paper towels at people who lost everything, you know what I read it as? "Clean up your own mess".
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 5, 2017
Trump is throwing paper towels into a crowd in Puerto Rico. This is gross. We deserve an actual leader. https://t.co/vTwW8vJGGE
— deray mckesson (@deray) October 3, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Are the Puerto Ricans suppose to clean up this mess with a household clean up cloth? These families—who FYI are American citizens— have been living for nearly two weeks without electricity, and many are struggling to find food, clean water, and medical support. This isn’t a reality TV show, Mr. Trump. Tossing aid goods into a crowd of suffering people is tone-deaf.
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Chanel debuts the clear rain gear at PFW
THE STORY: At Paris Fashion Week, Chanel debuted clear plastic rain boots for their Spring 2018 collection, along with clear visors, clear gloves and clear fisherman hats.
Karl – really! This is not Chanel – Perhaps better suited for TacoBell uniforms pic.twitter.com/TJ6qeI44Lv
— CityKittyPress (@farago) October 3, 2017
Stop it with the classless plastic crap already… we voted NO yesterday… geez is Chanel going broke?
— Gloria (@thejunkqueen85) October 6, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: We’re all going to be wearing transparent accessories next season. Just you wait and see.
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Harvey Weinstein accused of sexual harassment
THE STORY: An investigation by the New York Times has found decades of sexual harassment accusations against Harvey Weinstein. The Hollywood mega-producer has made at least eight settlements to women.
Bury yourself in a landfill, @HarveyWeinstein. You are absolute human garbage.
— P?R L E V?R (@parlevar) October 6, 2017
Hollywood lectures America while serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein gets a pass, silence today from Hollywood!
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) October 6, 2017
SEXUAL PREDATOR Harvey Weinstein is one of the most-thanked people of all time from the Oscars stage..Hollywood all knew BUT CHOOSE SILENCE
— Paint King (@Paintking) October 5, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Weinstein has long presented himself as a liberal champion of women, having raised money for Hillary Clinton and endowing a university faculty chair in Gloria Steinem’s name. But in the always wise words of Oscar winning actress, Brie Larson: “As always, I stand with the brave survivors of sexual assault and harassment. It’s not your fault. I believe you.” Here’s hoping Hollywood cuts ties with Harvey, and that this tired “art vs. artist” debate is put to rest once and for all.
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