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Now that Porsha is newly divorced and on the market, it only makes sense that dudes are trying to get at her, she’s an attractive woman. And while it would nice for Porsha to move on and find love, we have to say that she absolutely, positively should not be moving on with the likes of someone like Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson.
We all know how the man gets down. The fact that he cheated on his wife, days into their marriage and head butted her when she confronted him, is no secret.
And while we might suspect that Johnson would maybe want to keep his love interests on the low low for a while, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Johnson is a big fan of Twitter, you may remember that’s how he and Evelyn met. And since Twitter has led to a relationship in the past, we’re sure he’s thinking why not go back to the well. He threw out this line to the “Real Housewife” on Twitter and unfortunately, she bit.
See how the interaction went down.
Some waywards praised Ocho Cinco for being a mack while others said that this whole interaction was a mess and Porsha should not go down this road. Of course we agree. She shouldn’t. The biggest issue is the fact that Johnson is a known abuser and cheater. But beyond that, perhaps she might want to step away from former football players for a while. Or maybe she should think about the fact that she’s falling right into the same trap Evelyn fell into. Either way Porsha, girl… run. I pray the conversation didn’t continue in their DMs.
At the end of the day, this was just a couple of tweets. Porsha could very well have kept it at a couple of smileys and kept on moving. But if you see these two out here in these streets together, know that this is where it started and you saw it here first.
“That’s What Happens When You Bring Strays Home” Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina’s Cousin Go At It On Twitter
The Houston family is no stranger to drama. But usually it’s not aired out for the whole world to see. But that wasn’t the case earlier this morning when Gary Michael Houston, Whitney’s nephew and Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina’s husband started beefing on Twitter. Apparently, Nick and Gary had some type of disagreement that nearly turned physical. And instead of settling it there, they took it online.
The tiff started when Nick called Gary, who is Michael Houston’s brother, and other members of the family “fake.”
And after that Gary, who is an aspiring musician clapped back.
That’s when Nick goes into details about the physical altercation. Nick says that a girl held him back, I guess insinuating that a.) he’s weak or b.) he was scared to fight Nick.
I guess around this time someone must have gotten in Houston’s ear and told him to chill out, promote his music or take this foolishness off the internet.
Sigh. I’m not going to pretend that my family doesn’t have their own set of unique problems. But Twitter is not the place to hash all of this out. It’s tacky, to say the least, and I doubt Auntie Whitney would approve.
When we first got word that Amanda Bynes tweeted that she wanted Drake to murder her vagina we thought it was a hoax. Surely, someone had hacked her account. But then the odd tweets kept coming. Right after she expressed that she wanted Drake to hook her up, she was talking about his looks: “Drake has the ugliest smile, ugly gums uneven teeth ugly eyes.” It seemed like every other week, Bynes was calling another celebrity ugly.
But now that she’s in treatment for her schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Bynes is trying to make amends for her reckless comments and has expressed her remorse.
According to TMZ, sources directly connected to Amanda report that she is close to being herself again. They say, “the fact that the Drake Comment ‘horrifies her’ shows she again has a sense of the difference between right and wrong.”
These sources also noted that Amanda stopped smoking weed, is in the process of removing inappropriate tattoos and is kind to the people she comes in contact with.
And even better, Amanda is reportedly studying at the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in Orange County and has become so confident she makes presentations in front of the class.
That’s awesome! We’re hoping that Amanda can stay on the right track and get back to her real self.
This world is full of inequality, and it seems that Twitter continues to be offended by the tiniest, stupidest things.
Website warriors need to develop thicker skin and a reality check. Even though we’re rounding the end of first quarter 2014, the Twittersphere has already found numerous things to take offense to. Trending topics mired in self-righteousness, indignation, racist social commentary, and cyberbullying have reached the top of queues and inboxes around the world.
Why is Twitter a place where we think we can solve the problems of inequality?
The fine folks upon the web have given us 20 of the most stupidest things Twitter has been offended by, so have a look and comment in the section below!
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Yesterday, Twitter blew up with the “I’m sorry I’m not Idris Elba” trending topic.
You probably saw it yesterday, but it all started with a poem from a man lamenting about the way his woman fiends for Idris when he’s the one putting in all the work. Basically, it was a way for the average dudes to complain about the black woman’s collective lust for Mr. Elba. We didn’t take it too seriously. We don’t know Idris to love him. We just love the way he looks. But some dudes–and even women–got into their feelings about this one, wagging their fingers about our “worship” of Idris.
I can’t speak for everyone who finds the man attractive, I’ll just say I certainly don’t worship him. But I will thank God for this beautiful creation.
Anyway after the Twittersphere died down, Idris Elba himself responded to the hoopla today.
He tweeted yet another gorgeous picture of himself with the almost illegible caption, “I’m not sorry that I’m Idris Elba.”
Well, there you have it.
Was this just an excuse to post a gratuitous picture of Idris? Maybe?
Social media has made it easier for people to express themselves–and we mean everyone, even racists. And about every nine seconds, someone posts a potentially racist tweet, reports The Huffington Post.
According to a new study from the British think tank Demos, some 10,000 tweets daily use language that some might consider offensive. But if it’s any consolation, further examination may find that many of the tweets aren’t derogatory but use terms that could go in that direction.
Take for example, tweets that use the term “white boy,” which in every instance isn’t racially charged. There are also potentially racist phrases used in a non-derogatory way such as “appropriated” words — “when a hateful word is used by members of the group it’s directed against to describe themselves as well as their friends and other members of the community,” reports HuffPo.
So up to 70 percent of the tweets featuring racist language may not be derogatory. But between 500 and 2,000 tweets are aimed at an individual and abusive. To us, even one racist tweet it one too many.
Last year, the Floating Sheep project published a map showing areas of the country that sent out the most racist tweets. Students from Humboldt State University examined at 150,000 geotagged racist and homophobic tweets sent between June 2012 and April 2013 for a project called the “Geography of Hate.” Surprisingly tweets using the “n” word were not only from the South, but the Northeast as well. This study however did not analyze the tweets to see if the word was used in a derogatory manner.
Have you seen many racists tweets?
You want to see Black men get riled up about something? Talk to them about how much you love Idris Elba! This morning the British actor ruffled a few feathers inadvertently when Zoo magazine named him “officially the second coolest man in Britain.” Women responded favorably, of course, and then this bitter poem hit the nets and Black men had a field day pointing out all the things they do for us ladies in real life while we’re busy drooling over Idris. Read and prepare to laugh, while simultaneously asking, “oh you mad, huh?”
Lmao RT @euIVmusic: Idris Elba never caught the Megabus with no working outlets to come and see you. I did
— Nina Sarafina (@JLaCocaina) February 18, 2014
This morning, while trolling around Twitter, I happened upon the top trending topic of the day, which, interestingly, was #IfIWasWhite. Now once all the grammar Nazis pointed out that the actual hashtag should be #IfIWereWhite, I found that Black Twitter had done it again — taking over the Internets and a hashtag that reportedly wasn’t even about them and delivering some of the most hilariously accurate one-liners we’ve seen in a bit.
Word is #IfIWasWhite was actually supposed to be about U.S. Olympic snowboarder Shaun White who failed to bring home a medal in the halfpipe, but folks don’t be knowing. So it only took about 0.2 seconds for #IfIWasWhite to turn into a series of racially charged musings of what life would be like as an Anglo-Saxon. Read and prepare to laugh and give a stereotypical “I know that’s right” head nod.
Remember Twitter’s “Fail Whale” icon? Like a lot of other iconic figures, it may not have been fully appreciated during its life, but now, with its absence, it can’t be forgotten.
When it comes to television commercials, however, some of the faces and voices behind the brands you love have been known to become just as iconic. With the Super Bowl upon us, the largest advertising event of the year, it’s a good time to take a look back at those icons and mascots we all know and love.
Here are nine personalities who, like Twitter’s Fail Whale, charmed audiences from the very beginning of their inception to their early retirement.