It’s the end of the week, so it’s time to unwind, prepare for the weekend, and take a tally of who managed to piss us off the most throughout the course of the past seven days!
It wasn’t an easy task, but here are a few of the contenders:
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1. Ivanka Trump
When Ivanka Trump agreed to do an interview with Cosmopolitan to discuss her father’s new plan for childcare and maternity leave, I’m not sure what she was expecting — but actually talking about Trump’s plan for paid maternity leave was clearly off the table. Ivanka abruptly cut the interview short when writer Prachi Gupta began lobbing difficult questions her way (namely, questions like, “Um, how does this plan work?”). Ivanka then took to Twitter to badmouth Cosmo and tell them to keep politics out of their interviews.
All this after agreeing to do an interview about POLICIES involved in her father’s PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORM.
Lawl. Girl, bye.
2. Pneumonia Conspiracists
Hillary Clinton deigned to appear in public when she was sick with pneumonia, she understandably got a bit tired and almost fainted — and the public immediately bought into the allegations that Clinton was physically unfit to be President, as she was clearly knocking on DEATH’S DOOR.
To everyone who somehow feels that a bout of pneumonia is somehow relevant to a presidential nominee’s campaign, you have officially defeated my belief in the American public. Congratulations.
3. Canadian Federal Court Justice Robin Camp
This Canadian judge is facing possible removal from the bench after one of his cases from 2014 came to light this week. The case in question involved a 19-year-old rape victim, who was assaulted in the bathroom at a house party. Camp apparently asked the girl, “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together? Why didn’t you just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn’t penetrate you?”
Camp then outdid himself by telling the girl “Sex and pain sometimes go together…that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”
IS THIS REAL LIFE?!
4. These Fake-Ass Clown-Spotters.
Troup Country Sheriff’s Office
If you will recall, reports of “clowns” attempting to lure children into the woods have been popping up recently in different states. So, naturally, some people felt the need to capitalize on this phenomenon by calling in their own fake clown sightings to local law enforcement.
Brandon and Rebecca Moody, of LaGrange, Georgia fabricated a story about seeing dastardly clowns near a white van, attempting to kidnap children. However, when officers showed up, it became clear that the story was a fake — a hunch which was eventually confirmed by the perpetrators themselves.
Now, these people were clearly just bored, and in need of some excitement, so I can’t fully fault them for inserting themselves into some clown-related drama. However, there is nothing more terrifying that clown child abductors, and you don’t fuck around when talking about them. And for that, these two made my shit list this week.
5. Jimmy Fallon
Aside from always laughing and breaking character on SNL, Jimmy Fallon has never really done anything to invoke my wrath. However, when he invited Donald Trump onto his show, all that changed.
What could have been an amazing and biting comedic opportunity turned into a glorified PR stunt, in which Fallon essentially goofed around with the undeniably racist presidential candidate. Trump allowed Fallon to muss his iconic hair and pal around like they were lifelong friends — which is kind of a weird move for any celebrity who considers themselves to be remotely involved in the comedy community. No difficult questions, and every single punched was pulled.
While this isn’t solely Fallon’s fault (I’m sure Trump’s team drove a hard bargain when they agreed to come on this show), but the fact that he agreed to this cushy conditions is nauseating. Even Twitter agreed that the appearance was a tad obnoxious:
I’m glad it’s the end of the week. After reliving all of these, I definitely need a drink.