TGIF, amiright? It’s been a good week for some (cc: O.J. Simpson fans, Confederacy fans and BTS fans), and an unfortunate week for others (cc: Beyoncé fans.) In case you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a list of all the controversial and scandalous news that rocked the web this week.
Madame Tussauds doesn’t know what Beyoncé looks like
THE STORY: Manhattan’s Madame Tussauds recently unveiled it’s new Beyoncé wax statue. It’s hideous, suspiciously light-skinned, and looks more like Mariah Carey than Queen Bey.
Why does this Beyoncé wax figure look like Lindsay Lohan if she were an Instagram model pic.twitter.com/K1wjhiy26E
— Horace (@gaycourtjester) July 19, 2017
I think this is the most disgusting, disrespectful wax figure of Beyoncé ever. Cancel tf out of this. https://t.co/Z4oE3jXkjh
— candyp (@c2much_) July 19, 2017
Beyonce got a wax figure – these IDIOTS didnt even use one if her many iconic outfits instead they had her in….something not good enough
— MaryahWatknsProd. (@MaryahWatkins) July 19, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Beyoncé deserves better — especially when Kylie Jenner gets a wax figure with uncanny resemblance in the SAME WEEK. Where is the justice in that? Maybe, Bey’s beauty is just harder to replicate. In response to the mass outcry, the New York Times has reported that the statue is “off the floor until further notice.”
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The Game of Thrones guys are creating a show about slavery
THE STORY: HBO announced that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are planning a new series, “Confederate.” The show will present an alternate history in which the Confederacy won the Civil War and slavery still exists.
— Zora Neale Hustlin' (@MarsinCharge) July 19, 2017
— Kellee Terrell (@kelleent) July 19, 2017
Like even if Confederate is critical of current day racism, do we need another series about the suffering of POC, written by white men?
— peat ape (@kamilumin) July 19, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: It’s interesting to imagine the dark ‘what ifs’ of society: just look at the success of The Handmaid’s Tale! But the fact that this is coming from two white creators whose current show has been criticized for lack of diversity doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. However, the series will be co-produced by two African-Americans, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman. Hopefully, “Confederate” proves its early critics wrong.
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K-Pop group BTS might be your 2018 Super Bowl performers
THE STORY: BTS is currently leading a Billboard poll asking, “Who should play 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show?” The K-Pop boy band is way ahead with 62.21% of the vote, beating out the likes of Rihanna, Kanye West, The Weeknd, and Taylor Swift.
god damn it, y'all stop voting for BTS to perform at the Super Bowl, THEY WILL NOT APPEAL TO THE MIDDLE AGED WHITE MEN WHO WATCH FOOTBALL
— yikes! (@jkmommyy) July 12, 2017
im so proud of bts even getting on the poll for the superbowl halftime show but football is mainly watched by racist southerners
— gianna,, ga (@sugarbabykook) July 12, 2017
If BTS perform at the 2018 Superbowl I’m leaving this world
— Gab #NoVacancy (@GabCorrente) July 16, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: BTS would no doubt put on a memorable performance, but as noted by Twitter users, the demographic that typically tunes into sporting events isn’t necessarily the one that would be into K-pop. Nice try though BTS fans! Way to show your dudes the support they deserve (…by trolling an Internet poll to insure their success.)
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Two teenagers pretend they bought a house
THE STORY: Twitter user @nataliamk8 posed in front of a house with her bf, and posted the pic with the caption “we just bought our first house at the age of 17&16. So proud of how hard we worked these last few years to get it.”
you can’t buy a house until you are 18 ? pic.twitter.com/ZvTxyfDQYD
— cody ody ⚡️ (@codywalden__) July 14, 2017
— TONY STARK (@imlejanea) July 14, 2017
We just bought our first house at the age of 17&16. So proud of how hard we worked these last few years to get it pic.twitter.com/LK88it2xyi
— gary from teen mom (@garyfromteenmom) July 20, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: @nataliamk8’s Twitter bio: “I am not a home owner.” Me: “The Internet should chill and learn how to take a joke.” Me to me: “I am so grateful for the Internet and for the quality content it authentically produces.”
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O.J. Simpson has been granted parole
THE STORY: In 2007 O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in jail for committing armed robbery in Las Vegas, and on Thursday a parole board announced he would be freed after serving just nine years.
oj simpson being released today is just a reminder of how big a joke our justice system is, and the influence our media has on its decisions
— garrett (@garsikes) July 20, 2017
Would be good if media covering the release of #OJSimpson could mention context of scale of men's violence against women, including fatal
— Karen Ingala Smith (@K_IngalaSmith) July 21, 2017
OJ Simpson claiming he changed is BS. True redemption would start with admitting he sliced two people's throats.
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) July 21, 2017
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Whether or not you think that the former NFL star murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman doesn’t really matter right now. He was acquitted of those charges in 1995, and in the eyes of the court he’s only guilty of armed robbery. That being said, 33 years is a long time to be sentenced to jail for involvement in a robbery. Some people called the court’s 2008 verdict “payback” for getting acquitted of the murders he definitely probably committed. The American judicial system is a finicky thing, isn’t it.
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