Mom Shares Picture Of Her Daughter On The Beach And Gets Slammed Over Child's Skin

Mom bloggers and Instagram influencers are very popular on social media, but part of the job is receiving a lot of scrutiny for how you’re doing as a parent. One woman just got put through the gauntlet after posting an innocent picture of her kid enjoying a beach day.

This is her daughter Winter (thus, life with Winter):

Winter is more camera shy than her mom. Then there’s the wee babe, Wilde, who has not yet developed the motor functions to crawl away from branding opportunities:

As a mom Instagram model, Jones shares a lot of pic of the kids enjoying surf and sun, but one picture of Winter recently kicked up a controversy. It showed Winter walking along the beach, appearing very tan:

According to Metro.uk, Jones woke up to discover the post had been flagged and removed.

Apparently, the image had been littered with comments about Winter’s skin tone, like, “It’s disgusting to see how dark your daughter’s skin in,” and “Have you heard of suncream? How about you start using it before your kid looks 40 at four. Horrible mother.”

Jones believes the image was flagged because people were disparaging her daughter’s skin. She posted a follow up on Instagram telling the haters to step off:

In the caption she wrote:

The comments were full of supportive people who tan easily:

The feedback was so positive that Jones followed with another pic of Winter having a blast on the beach:

In the caption, Jones says that she’s incredibly grateful for the response, and states that her family is of Aboriginal descent, which is partly of why Winter’s skin tends to tan quickly rather than burn:

“So the past 48 hours has been pretty crazy for me. I didn’t expect to get the response I have from my post. I want to say a huge thankyou for everyone writing to me, I appreciate your support and kind words. It’s lovely to see that majority of people writing to me are against online bullying. In regards to the photo I posted I can totally see both sides of the ballpark now. I saw no problem with the photo I chose to post because there was no inappropriate parts showing, just Winters side profile. I just want to say though that I do respect even the people who have wrote into me disagreeing with my post but I thank you for going about it in a tasteful way and not shaming my child for her skin colour. We are of Aboriginal decent and we are proud of our heritage. I have learnt a lot from this experience and I won’t change the way I post but I will be more mindful of what I choose to share online. Thankyou once again for connecting with me and sharing your own stories. I’m making my way through my messages and will get back to every one of you.”

Look, nothing is keeping this family off the beach:

They got an umbrella, they got sunscreen—now everyone else should get a life!

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Woman Creates Hilarious Auction Ad For Wedding Dress And People Are In Love

Dealing with a break-up is never easy and people have different coping mechanisms.

Whenever I’ve gone through a split, I found hitting the gym harder than usual and cleaning up my diet helped put me in a good frame of mind. Usually I’m so upset that I don’t want to eat in the first place, and with all of the free time I have, those extra hours I put into working out came easily.

It might not be the healthiest way to cope, despite the obvious benefit of having a trimmer bod, and I probably would’ve had a better time with my break-ups if I had a sense of humor about being dumped or doing the dumping.

Like this New Zealand woman did when she penned a hilariously descriptive Trade Me (like craigslist) post auctioning off her wedding dress, which, as the item description indicates, she did after divorcing her husband.

That’s a pretty savage recap of the relationship and what she thinks of her ex.

As of now, the dress is sitting on a $ 665 AUS bid, and the poster’s unfortunately been forced to make comments on the dress private, as media outlets kept bugging her about the ordeal.

This isn’t the first time women have flocked to private seller sites to offload wedding dresses when their relationships didn’t pan out.

Like this guy was put on blast by his fiance after he allegedly cheated on her. 

Or this other woman who had a zinger for her own relationship in this candid wedding dress advertisement.

Her ex-husband eventually came out and gave his side of the story and the two ended things amicably. In fact, he even praised her blog and and industriousness in turning her own personal heartbreak into a positive.

So it’s nice to see that not all break-ups end with heaping spoonfuls of bitterness and loathing. I mean most of them do, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Right?

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27-Year-Old Woman Gives Life Advice On Her Deathbed And It's Seriously Inspiring

When 27-year-old Holly Butcher was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects mostly young people, she found herself facing mortality at far too young an age. On January 4th, the Grafton, Australia, woman passed away.  

But before she died, Holly penned a letter which she asked her family to post on her Facebook account once she was gone. 

The letter has since gone viral, with more than 85,000 shares and 61,000 likes. And it’s easy to see why: 

Holly starts by discussing what it’s been like to face death at the age of 27. 

She then offers some touching advice.

What incredible advice. 

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People Are Mocking Trump For Seemingly Forgetting The National Anthem

In Trump’s view, the peaceful protest is disrespectful to our very nation, rather than part of a long history of trying to change the country for the better through demonstration:

The Daily Dotreports that Trump made a big stink about his own love of flag and country right before going to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to kick off the national championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama.

But when it came time to actually sing the anthem, things didn’t go so hot.

It kind of seems like Trump doesn’t actually know the song?

Maybe he just doesn’t know where he is, or he’s thinking about the two scoops of ice cream waiting for him at home in front of the TV and the warm blare of Fox News.

Maybe he was disoriented because he was reportedly booed as he entered the arena. At certain points, he gave up on singing entirely:

People couldn’t help but point out the hypocrisy of the president seemingly not even bothering to prepare for this public event where he would surely be scrutinized:

The National Anthem is a long and complicated song, and most people don’t know the whole thing by heart. But when you’re a nationalistic president who is constantly berating people about their levels of patriotism, people certainly expect you to show up prepared. 

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This Story Of A Boyfriend Helping His Depressed Partner Is Relationship Goals

An Imgur user named roasted Iguana reached out with her story of chronic depression on the photo-sharing platform, and one guy who helped her break through to the other side of her depressive episode.

According to her post, she has ups and downs with her mental health, but on a particular day when she didn’t want to even get out of bed her boyfriend swooped in to the rescue—and piled all of this crap on top of her:

There are many tactics for addressing chronic depression, and if you’re having similar issues, please reach out for professional help. But friends, lover and family can all find ways to be supportive.

What worked for RoastedIguana (great user name, BTW), might be a thing that would deeply upset another person struggling through the moment, but presumably her boyfriend knows her pretty well. What he did would annoy the crap out of me on my best day, but it worked for her.

It was kind of a pile on—no matter how RoastedIguana tried to retreat from life, her boyfriend kept piling more life on top. You don’t want tea? You’re gonna get tea.

Oh, and here’s a pic of the cat, for the record:

But in the end, RoastedIguana was able to write about her experience, because it worked:

People are touched by this story:

Depression is something that needs to be fought everyday, and supporting someone in the way they need is one of the greatest gifts you can offer them. Even if it’s just putting the cat on their head.

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Oprah Gave A Speech At The Golden Globes That's Inspiring Everyone

At the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Oprah received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press to acknowledge “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” She was the first black women to ever receive the honor, and she really prepared on hell of of a speech.

Late in 2017, famous producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a predator, and accused of sexual assault and harassment by a staggering number of women. The shocking case opened the floodgates; women everywhere were hashtagging their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault with #MeToo, a phrase created by activist Tarana Burke and boosted by actress Alyssa Milano. 

Burke was in the audience of the Golden Globes Sunday, as were a number of other organizer’s of the new political group Time’s Up, which seeks to eradicate sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. They were the guests of actresses who wore black on the red carpet in solidarity with all the victims who have been speaking out on their experiences.

All that is to say that the night was already electric. The audience likely expected for Oprah to light things up. She’s an incredible speaker. But what she actually delivered was above and beyond.

Oprah began by saying how much it meant to her to see Sidney Poitier win Best Actor at the Academy Awards as a child. It was the first time she saw a black man celebrated in such a way.

“I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in Lilies of the Field: ‘Amen, amen, amen, amen.'”

Poitier went on to win the Cecille B. DeMille award in 1982, and Oprah expressed how meaningful it was to her that somewhere, little girls were seeing a back women receive it for the first time.

She then thanked people in the entertainment industry who helped her along in her career, but continued to thank all the women who have been coming forward to share their experiences. Not just women in the entertainment industry, but everywhere.

She then shared the story of Recy Taylor, a young black mother who was raped on her way home from church in 1944, by six white men who were never prosecuted for their crime. She died ten days before Sunday’s award show at almost 98. Oprah explained that Taylor fought for justice with the NAACP and the lead investigator was a young Rosa Parks, who is most widely known as a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement. Taylor was also a Civil Rights activist, sharing her story as part of her work.

Of Taylor, Oprah said, “She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.”

HELL YES.

Oprah’s speech had many people crying before she was even halfway through:

After saying declaring that “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,” Oprah had one last thing to say to the people at home.

And some people are suggesting she be the next celebrity to run for president:

Hey, we made it through a year with—you know what, I’m not even gonna bring his name into this. Let’s just enjoy being in the presence of Oprah instead.

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Twitter User Roasts Trump's 'Stable Genius' Comments In A Very Gilbert And Sullivan Way

Much of the talk in Washington D.C. has been of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s tell-all book from within the walls of the Trump White House. One of the book’s most significant claims is that many of Trump’s closest staff believe his mental acuity is slipping.  

In response, the President tweeted the following:

Clearly, these are the tweets of a very stable genius.

One tweet stood out. @hunttheshark knew exactly what Twitter needed — Gilbert and Sullivan references:

In fact, they enjoyed the song so much, they couldn’t help but join in for a second verse:

And the song wasn’t over yet…

Anyone down for… another verse?

Twitter seemed to have a lot of feelings they needed to get off their chest through song:

And it quickly became the song that could never end:

Tune in tomorrow for new verses inspired by whatever Trump does today.

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Unsettling Footage Of Kidnapped Man Forced To Marry Despite Crying Emerges Online

Vinod Kumar attended a friend’s wedding and it turned into a nightmare. The  29-year-old Indian man was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced into a marriage with a woman he had never met. Kumar is seen on a video sobbing as he is forced to participate in the wedding. 

A local news station reports the family of the “bride” can be heard on the video, saying:

We are only performing your wedding, not hanging you.

As shocking as this story seems, kidnapping men and forcing them into marriage is not as uncommon as one would think. In poor areas like western Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, families cannot afford dowries. 

In 2016 there were a reported 3,000 men kidnapped and forced into marriage.

These marriages, known as pakadua vivah, are often not annulled and the brides may also suffer while forced to live with a family and angry husband who resent their presence.  

Police said Kumar was freed from the village where he was being held and they are investigating the kidnapping.

The video outraged people:

They were angry for both the man and the woman:

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Sean Spicer Just Admitted To 'Screwing Up' On A Few Things—Too Little, Too Late?

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer didn’t have an easy job. He had to answer questions from journalists everyday about his boss, the President of the United States, and all of the drama that has been pouring out of his administration. But (though he looked stressed out right up until his resignation) Spicer did cover for all those things. He tried, anyway.

Spicer is on some sort of redemption tour, which means he is subjecting himself to public questions again. On Thursday, he appeared on HLN with S.E. Cupp and faced some of her questions about the inauguration and his comparison to Hitler when discussing Bashar Assad and bombing Syria. And more. There were a lot of lies to cover.

“There were times where I screwed up. There’s no question about,” said Spicer. “The inauguration. You brought it up. I would say that’s first and foremost. There was an event where I was trying to talk about how evil [Bashar] Assad was, and I screwed that up royally.”

Most of the interview is Spicer asking for citations and claiming he doesn’t remember most of the lies he told. Then in a conversation with Van Jones, he does admit to making some “mistakes.” Okay.

No one is really willing to accept Spicer’s rewrite of his own personal history:

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This Chef Bragged That She 'Spiked' A Vegan's Meal And Ended Up Resigning

Everyone loves making fun of vegans. I am a hundred percent sure the comments on this post will have the classic vegan joke somewhere: “How do you know someone’s a vegan? They tell you!” 

Yep, heard that one. And yes, vegans can be very holier than thou about their lifestyle choices, but also why do you care? It for sure doesn’t matter at all if someone in your life doesn’t eat meat, or dairy or eggs or honey. Wow, that’s a lot of stuff. But it’s still none of your business! Unless you’re their chef.

According toMetro UK, a chef at Shropshire restaurant Carlini named Laura Goodman is in hot water after posting to Facebook that she “spiked” a vegan’s meal. According to Goodman’s Facebook posts, which have since been deleted, one of her vegan clients was rude to her. So she violated their belief system and put something they didn’t want to eat in their food. That’s messed up!

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Goodman’s comments were in a secret chef’s Facebook group where people go to blow off steam. Customers can be rude, and it’s probably good to have a place where you can complain about stuff; but people weren’t pleased with Goodman’s “crime.” 

Metro UK reports that the responses were all pretty disgusted with Goodman, with one commenter writing, “You feed vegans (who have trusted you and presumably paid for their meals) non-vegan food, boast about it on social media in a group that represents quite a broad cross-section of society, and get roundly chastised. You then decide that the problem must be with all the people in the group, rather than your own reprehensible behavior?”

The group’s admin, Debbie Ireland, told reporters that she wasn’t surprised to see the backlash.

“To eat at any restaurant, you are placing your trust and health in them,” she said. “A lot of damage can come from food not being prepared properly, or in this case, contamination.”

Since the story escaped the confines of the secret group, Goodman and her erstaurant have been put on blast, with terrible one star reviews appearing on all platforms:

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Goodman never said exactly what she allegedly put in this vegan’s meal, but most folks are jumping right to the meat conclusion. Since her story blew up, she’s even walked back her claims, saying it was all a joke. Too late.

The BBCreports that Goodman’s restaurant is being investigated by the Shropshire Council. Her partner Michael Gale says the word “spiked” was “poorly chosen.”

“In no way does this excuse the comment and we totally understand the anger it has subsequently caused. No meat was used in any of the dishes,” he added. What about dairy, dude? What about dairy??

While the vegan in question perhaps had no harm come to them from this debacle, except maybe psychologically if they found out, it is still extremely bad for business. Grubstreetreports that Goodman has resigned at Carlini and taking “some time away from the business to clear her head and think about what happened.”

Though I firmly believe the chef was wrong to mess with someone’s food—consider how you would feel if someone rubbed your bagel on their butt before serving it to you—things have also gotten extremely out of hand. 

She was supposedly receiving death threats, which is an irrational response from people who cherish the Earth’s creatures, great and small. Can’t we just respect each other’s beliefs and not try to kill each other? That’s far less radical than veganism.

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