It seems like not a week goes by without somebody pulling some lame or tasteless shenanigans that make us say, in unison, “Wait, what?”
Because if there’s one thing you can count on public figures for, it’s an endless stream of social gaffes, questionable choices, and tweets they definitely regretted in the morning.
Here are just a few folks who made this week’s list of unfortunate life choices. Let’s collectively learn from their unfortunate errors, shall we?
24-year-old right wing media personality Tomi Lahren appeared on The Daily Show this past week to talk with Trevor Noah about her controversial opinions. While Lahren was fairly well-spoken and confident in her viewpoints, the ideas she was spewing were cause for concern — namely, her assertion that “Black Lives Matter” is a hate-group on par with the KKK.
Though Lahren is certainly entitled to her own political opinions, there are certain realities (such as discrimination against people of color) that she refuses to acknowledge during the interview, going as far as saying “to me, true diversity is true diversity of thought, not true diversity of color. I don’t see color.”
The studio audience collectively laughed at this statement, because “Yeah, sure.”
Lahren later tweeted that she wasn’t “complaining” about her interview, because she wasn’t a “liberal snowflake.”
Although — call me “crazy” — pointing out that only six minutes of a “26 min interview” made it to the air sounds an awful lot like complaining to me. Lahren also reportedly canceled several upcoming interviews after her appearance on The Daily Show.
Sorry, Tomi. You don’t get to blithely equate “Black Lives Matter” with the KKK and then smile as though nothing happened.
I don’t know what’s going on with Mariah Carey, but apparently the woman just isn’t eating enough food.
This week, Carey revealed in an interview with E!‘s Zuri Hall that her food regimen is “really hard,” and that she apparently only eats two things:
“My diet, you would hate it. All you eat is Norwegian salmon and capers every day. That’s it.”
To which I just have to say: GIRL. Stop eating only salmon and capers. Despite your amazing mane of hair, you are not, in fact, a mermaid, and you can’t get away with eating like one. If you must diet, at least try to get a vegetable or two in there!
While some of you might feel tempted by fad diets during the holiday season, please don’t fall prey to these bizarre eating habits. If you’re going to let Mariah be a bad influence on your life, just start using poorly-Photoshopped photos of yourself on your Instagram feed!
Governor Greg Abbott
On December 19, Texas will enforce new legislation, proposed by Republican Governor Greg Abbott, which requires health care centers that provide abortions to cremate or bury fetal remains.
Aside from the considerable duress that this new burden will place on women seeking legal abortions, it will also end up inevitably costing the various health centers thousands of dollars to carry out this practice — money which could actually go towards helping women in need.
Abbott claims that this new legislation is necessary, as fetal remains should not “be treated like medical waste and disposed of in landfills.” He also states that the measures will ensure “enhanced protection of the health and safety of the public.”(Whatever the f*ck that means.)
Even if you’re pro-life, this move is bizarre, as lawmakers will likely have to defend these new statutes in court, which will inevitably be a costly and time-consuming affair.
Victoria’s Secret Designers
It’s a difficult task to make stunning Victoria’s Secret models look ridiculous — yet somehow, the designers for the renowned lingerie brand manage to do it every single damn year.
While I understand that there’s only so much that can be done when designing underwear, feathered leggings, giant headdresses and Bavarian onesies just shouldn’t enter into the equation.
Victoria’s Secret, you guys sell cute underwear. Stop ruining it.
This Beaver Who Clearly Hates The Holidays
This angry beaver entered a Maryland dollar store, and, apparently enraged at the presence of plastic Christmas trees rather than real ones, proceeded to trash the place.
Though she suspect was reportedly safely “apprehended” by Animal Control, it remains unclear why he found the holiday decor so upsetting.
However, the animal was heard grumbling “Bah, humbug!” while being ushered out of the store.
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