5 People Who Made Us Say ‘Aw HELL Naw!’ This Week

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?

1. The Oscars

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First off, let’s give credit where credit is due: this year’s Academy Award nominees are far more diverse than last year’s, effectively warding off any potential resurgence of the the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

However, that does not mean that the Academy’s choices for the top film contenders of the year were without fault. Namely: despite the critically-acclaimed Arrival receiving eight nominations, the film’s lead actress and powerhouse performer, Amy Adams, was totally snubbed. I’m not sure if the Academy members slept through the film or what, but they clearly missed the memo that Adams basically is the movie — if you loved the film, then you probably loved her performance, too.

In addition to this egregious snub, it was announced that Casey Affleck is one of the nominees for Lead Actor. This decision was poorly-received by many people (including Fresh Off The Boat actress Constance Wu), as Affleck has been plagued by sexual harassment allegations throughout the awards season. Many believe that nominating Affleck for an award despite his controversial personal behavior is an inappropriate oversight.

Hooray for Hollywood!

2. Mike Pence


There’s not much to say about our Vice President this week other than the fact that he apparently calls his wife “mother.”

You know, instead of “babe,” or “honey,” or her actual name. If that is not off-putting as f*ck, then I don’t know what is.

Don’t call people you’re (allegedly) sleeping with “Mom.” I think we’re all in agreement on this.

3. Bill Kintner

This Nebraska lawmaker retweeted a tasteless joke on Sunday which referenced the Women’s March on Washington. The tweet in question featured a photo of three middle-aged women holding up signs which protested President Trump’s apparent habit of grabbing women “by the pussy.”

The comment read, “Ladies, I think you’re safe.” (The tweet was originally sent out by conservative radio host Larry Elder.)


Ha! Good joke, you sexist taint-wipe!

Not surprisingly, Kintner’s offensive retweet rubbed many of his fellow lawmakers the wrong way. Consequently, Kintner held a press conference on Wednesday to announce that he was, indeed resigning.

This isn’t the first strike against Kinter: he was previously involved in a cybersex scandal in which the woman who joined him in a “mutual masturbation Skype chat” (on a work computer) blackmailed him for $4,500. He also once told the New York Daily News, “Women. No one understands them. They don’t even understand themselves,” and used the racial slur “wetback” in front of fourth grade students in 2015.

In short: good riddance. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, Kintner!

4. Kim Kardashian


I didn’t think that bizarre nail trends could actually top themselves, but I was clearly mistaken.

On Wednesday, Kim Kardashian shared a snapchat which showed off her newest beauty accessories: pierced acrylic nails.

I have no idea what to say about this except for “HI, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GO TO THE BATHROOM, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.”

Kim, I appreciate your innovative nature, but these are so extra and you know it.

5. People Magazine

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Beloved and iconic actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away on Wednesday, and everyone joined together in mourning the loss of this incredibly funny and special woman.

However, Moore’s obituary in People was not exactly in keeping with the actresses’ feminist legacy. The first paragraph began with: “Mary Tyler Moore, who played TV’s first sexy housewife and then a single, career woman who could turn the world on with her smile and toss her hat in the air like no other, died on Wednesday. She was 80.”

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Yeah, never mind the fact that she pitched and spearheaded her own show, had her own production company and served as one of the first “career women” in television history — she had good legs, and that was her most impactful attribute! (Is the sarcasm seeping through the keyboard yet?)

Come on, y’all. Do better. Have some damn respect for female royalty.

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