5 People Who Had A Rougher Weekend Than You Did

If you woke up with a serious case of the Mondays today, it might be time to put things in perspective.

Here are some individuals who somehow managed to make things much worse for themselves this weekend and/or had some rather gnarly and/or embarrassing career setbacks, in full view of the general public.

Just be thankful you’re not one of them, mmkay?

1. Sean Hannity

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In the wake of the Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment scandal, it seems as though another Fox News pundit may have found his head on the chopping block.

During a recent talk radio interview on the Pat Campbell Show, lawyer and columnist Debbie Schlussel, who was one of the female contributors for Fox, revealed that host Sean Hannity allegedly sexually harassed her in the past. Apparently, the pair attended an event together in Detroit, and Hannity attempted to persuade Schlussel to come up to his hotel room. Schlussel says that she rebuffed his advances, and was subsequently never invited on his show again.

No word yet on how this will affect Hannity’s reputation, but, considering what’s happened with Bill O’Reilly, the incident will assuredly be investigated by reporters — who may or may not dig up more dirt on Hannity.

Sorry, Sean! This doesn’t look great for your future at Fox News!

*Plays tiny violin*

2. This Samsung Troll

Over the weekend, Samsung tweeted out a social media call-and-response for their Galaxy S8, asking customers to post the first photo they took using the smartphone.

Naturally, Twitter user @savEdward swiped at the low-hanging fruit, and replied that his first photo had been a “dick pic.”

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Samsung then blew Edward out of the water by responding with an emoji of a microscope.


Everyone was 100% here for the social media shade.

Because, honestly: if you’re going to troll a company’s social media account, you might as well be clever about it — otherwise, you deserve to have your ass handed to you.

3. American Airlines

What the hell is happening with airlines these days? How have they all become so monumentally terrible??

A Facebook video began circulating this weekend which features an altercation between an American Airline employee and several passengers. According to the Facebook poster, the employee apparently snatched a stroller from a female passenger, who was carrying a baby, and the stroller allegedly hit the passenger in the face. When other patrons became upset about the incident, the employee in question became aggressive with one of the men who confronted him, saying “Try it. Hit me. You don’t know what the story is.”

Though it’s unclear what happened before the video (i.e., there is no footage of the employee hitting anyone with a stroller), the clip shows the female passenger in tears, so it’s evident that something serious occurred.

Oof. The clip is extremely uncomfortable to watch, considering there are two angry men almost coming to blows and a distraught woman weeping at the front of the aircraft while her small child grows increasingly agitated.

And, needless the say, the whole thing does not reflect well on American Airlines, regardless of the “story” — because I’m pretty sure making a passenger cry is definitely up there on the Company No-No List.

4. Mark Halperin

It’s okay if you don’t know who Mark Halperin is. Believe me, his name is not a requisite piece of knowledge.

Mark Halperin is an analyst for NBC and MSBNC, and is the co-host of Showtime’s The Circus. And, this weekend, he found out what happens when you complain to Twitter about sitting next to an adorable, bowtie-wearing dog.

Halperin was on a Delta flight when he was apparently seated next to a furry gentleman, also known as Charlie the dog. While most of us would have considered this to be an instance of immense good fortune, Halperin saw fit to bitch at Delta about having to sit next to a dog, tweeting out a photo of Charlie with the caption, “Seriously, @delta??!?”

Not surprisingly, Twitter wasn’t having it.

Although Halperin later attempted to justify his outrage, stating the he simply found it absurd that the dog was seated separately from his owner, Anthony Pisano, Charlie’s owner, set the record straight to Slate:

So it was the 10:45 red eye on delta. In first class the seating arrangement was A-B, C-D seating. I had purchased 6A and 6B and Halperin was in 6C. The dog and I fly back and forth from California to NY 2–3 times a month. I am always aware to make sure to get the dog her own seat (she lays on the floor and sleeps) to ensure she doesn’t encroach anyone’s personal space. So I put Charlie (the dog) in 6A where she was great. She was in arms reach and everything was cool. Right before we took off the dog came and sat in between my legs for take off so she was secured. At this point Halperin (I had no idea who he was) calls for a flight attendant and tells her that he refuses to sit next to a dog. Those were his exact words. At that point I noticed he took a picture of the dog which I just ignored. Next thing you know the lead flight attendant asked if I minded giving Halperin 6A. It was so strange he wouldn’t even look or speak to me about it. If he would have asked me I would have obliged, no big deal. I couldn’t believe how rude this guy was carrying on as I sat right next to him. So I obliged, he moved into 6A and left his shoes and a mess in his little first class cubicle area. I politely brought him his shoes and belongings to which he literally looked the other way and that was that. I then woke up this morning to a friend sending me the article and was in shock reading his tweets. Mind you Delta did absolutely nothing wrong, the flight attendants were extremely accommodating to his wishes all while trying to make sure I wasn’t upset in any way. They handled the situation kindly and professionally.

So, um, you really came out of this looking like a total douchebag, Mark. Hope it was worth it to get that valuable seat switch so you didn’t have to deal with the inconvenience of an adorable creature!

5. The Promise

When you put Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in a movie together, that movie should do well … right?

Well, this weekend, the movie The Promise put the kaibosh on that presupposition, as the $90 million movie only eked out a paltry $4.1 million in its opening weekend.

To make this effort even more pathetic, it was clear from the beginning the producers assumed this movie would make serious bank. As Dustin Rowles writes for Uproxx:

It probably won’t be remembered when we all put our yearly box-office bombs lists together in December, but The Promise may end up as one of the biggest failures of the year, which is a shame considering that it was made to educate the public on a topic about which few of us know and that all the proceeds from the film were meant to go to charity. Alas, it looks as though there will be no proceeds of which to speak.

Yikes. Sorry, guys. I will admit that it’s probably bullshit that The Fate of the Furious is dominating the box office while an admirable endeavor such as this one is left to flounder but … such is the America we live in!

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