Conservatives Protest Starbucks' Newest Holiday Cups, And It's Not About Jesus This Time

It’s just not the holiday season without a Starbucks cup controversy.

This year, conservatives are pointing out a very small detail of the current Starbucks cup design:

You see those two hands, top left? Well, the Christian right is CONVINCED those hands belong to lesbians and that the cups are pushing a gay agenda.

Oddly enough, Buzzfeed News seems to be responsible for drawing attention to this.

After Starbucks released a video featuring a lesbian couple…

…people happily tweeted that they believed the hand-holders on the cups are the lesbians from the ad:

Guess we will see how this controversy evolves over the holiday season.

H/T: Twitter, GrubStreet

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Husband Learns He's At An Instagram-Famous Hotel, Stages Ridiculous Photo Shoot

Imgur user Gilbert Jasono recently visited the luxury resort Ponta dos Ganchos in Brazil for his honeymoon. While there, his wife informed him that the resort is popular with Brazilian Instagram models. 

So while there, he decided to look through their Instagram accounts and painstakingly recreate their photos. The results? Magical. 

Yes, he spent his honeymoon adding monochrome filters to these excellent modelling shots. 

This man sacrificed precious vacation time for our amusement. 

And we think it was worth it. 

There were plenty of beach shots, obviously. 

And one on a tree bench. 

This is the greatest thing ever. 

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Woman Gets Punched In The Face For Asking Man To Stop Manspreading

In New York City, riding the subway is a fact of life for most commuters. Sometimes, however, that means sharing a train with some questionable characters. For instance, Sam Saia was on her way to work when the man next to her began “manspreading,” that much-loathed practice of opening his legs to take up more than his fair share of space.  

Since he was pushing her into the wall, Saia asked the man to stop. He responded by punching her in the face.

After the man attacked her, several bystanders jumped in and confronted him. 

One video shows another passenger holding the assailant’s arms down and demanding he get off at the next stop:

After the incident, Saia attempted to file a report at the New York Police Department’s 17th precinct, but, once there, she was passed off to the Transit District 34 headquarters. The headquarters then told her that filing a report with them would be a waste of time since she could do so at any precinct (confusing), so she decided to take matters into her own hands. 

Saia commented to the Daily News:

I said to myself, ‘OK, I’ll just blow it up on social media. I’m here doing what the police are supposed to do. I just want awareness and I want us to be safe.

People shared Saia’s Facebook post over 1,200 times before it was removed, presumably due to the internal inquiry initiated by the New York Police Department. Her words online have brought widespread awareness to the issue — and connected her with the bystander who took the video.  

On Friday, Saia posted on Facebook:

The internet can be a beautiful thing!

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Male Praying Mantis Continues Having Sex After Getting Decapitated–And We're Enthralled

The Praying mantis is a super freaky looking bug with some very interesting sexual predilections. For instance, cannibalism.

Some female Mantis species bite the head off the male Mantis after he deposits his sperm in her. After is the important part to remember while watching this video from Youtube channel Deep Impact. At about the three minute 30 second mark, you will witness a male mantis getting its head bite off—and still being DTF afterwards.

As you can see, he has no head. Yet he persists.

According to the narrtor, the nerves in the Mantis’ abdomen are controlling its body at this point. He doesn’t really need a head to get the job done, so to speak. He’s just following his heart!

Look, this is pretty disturbing, but don’t let it poison you against the Praying Mantis forever. They’re actually pretty cool bugs, with lots of gorgeous varieties:

Just don’t take one home from the bar.

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Kid Supposedly Ruins $1,000 Worth Of Makeup At Sephora, Twitter Freaks Out

I don’t walk inside Sephora, mostly because the prices of everything in there scares me. I still, unfortunately, go by childhood logic where I think that the bigger something is, the more it should cost. So when I see someone walking out of Sephora with a tiny bag in their hands and a receipt for $ 80, I get a teensy bit of anxiety.

So I make sure if I ever am dragged into one of those stores, I walk on tiptoes, such is my respect for the cosmetics in Sephora and their prices.

Which is why this story of a child who was left unattended in the “try-out” section of the popular makeup franchise gives me palpitations.

And it looks like I’m not the only one.

Beauty industry employees weighed in on the type of monstrous parent that would allow their child to do such a thing.

And parents even commented saying that other folks need to step up and make sure their children aren’t being destructive little tyrants.

It eventually sparked a conversation about teaching children basic manners, and whether or not it was such a big deal in the first place that the kid destroyed the makeup.

For the most part, though, people were angry.

What do you think? Are makeup lovers over exaggerating? Or does this kid need to learn a valuable lesson in not destroying things that don’t belong to them?

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Young Dumbledore Is Looking Good In 'Fantastic Beasts' And People Are Not Chill About It

Though it won’t premiere for an entire year, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is already throwing out teasers to get everyone super excited about seeing some of their favorites on the big screen. Except their favorites are being played by brand new actors, which means fans of the Harry Potter franchise have to quickly adjust how they’ve been envisioning these characters. And there was one thing people weren’t prepared for. 

Dumbledore is hot now.

I mean, he’s played by Jude Law, who has that face. The hot one. It’s a bit uncomfortable to see someone you’re used to thinking of as a grandpa suddenly look like a truly fantastic beast, but we all have to come to terms with it.

Though it doesn’t seem like Twitter can:

Eh, it’s awkward, but why not enjoy it? Dumbledore won’t be hot forever, but he’s hot now. Or then. Or in the future, when the movie opens? Prequels are too confusing.

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Former 'Buffy' Star Perfectly Recreates Iconic Celeb Looks And Instagram Can't Get Enough

Tom Lenk is likely a familiar face to any fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. He played nerd boy Andrew on the series, a creative individual with a habit of making up stories at every opportunity. An actor doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with their character’s direction, but Lenk is clearly as dramatic in real life as he was on TV. 

His Instagram account is a deluge of creativity in the form of mocking other celebrities:

It’s doubtful that Lenk considers it mocking, actually; each photo really looks like an homage to favorite looks sported by (mostly) female stars. The handmade creations assembled from what appears to be largely household goods are inspiring, hilarious and fierce as hell:

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'Cards Against Humanity' Buys Land To Prevent Trump's Border Wall

Cards Against Humanity’s been known for its huge publicity stunts. Like when the company dug a giant hole to represent the bleakness of the 2016 election.

And when they raised the price of their game by $ 5 on Black Friday 2016, resulting in a sales spike.

The company’s latest stunt, however, might be its biggest yet. To make a point to Donald Trump (and gain some serious publicity) the game manufacturer reportedly decided to purchase a plot of land right along the U.S. border to try and stop Donald Trump from building the wall.

As part of this year’s Black Friday promotion, “Cards Against Humanity Saves America” debuted with a press release directly aimed at Donald Trump in an attempt to foil one of his earliest campaign promises.

As per the company’s official statement, the “Saves America” edition of the game comes with a few special goodies.

People were smitten not only with the idea, but the promotional video associated with the special Black Friday edition of the game.

Fans also were stunned about the amount of planning and thought that went into the company’s idea.

Potential buyers who live outside the states came up with a great shipping idea to help Cards Against Humanity get their point across.

And the company might be getting political, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their edge, either.

People are already gifting the special edition to their friends.

It’s pretty surprising, considering such scathing and righteous political moves are being made by a company that makes a game that’s about being as vulgar, gross, and nihilistic as possible.

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Tomi Lahren Releases 'Dear Liberal Snowflakes' Poster–And It Backfired In A Big Way

One of her rallying cries is bashing millennials and our current generation as a bunch of lazy losers looking for a handout. The trouble is, she forgets that nothing on the internet is ever deleted, and has been found guilty of the same “gimme gimme” mentality she accuses “lazy liberals” of embracing.

And although she is no stranger to controversy, her latest attempt at a meme is getting her roasted mercilessly.

People immediately pointed out the hypocrisy in Lahren’s message.

And in the “Liberal Snowflake” myth entirely.

I mean, she really should’ve taken two seconds to think before posting her meme. Because the photoshops were righteously brutal.

People started ranking conservative “Lib-owning” movements.

The message was clear: Better luck next time, Tomi.

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Government Officials Tell Church To Stop Feeding The Homeless After Thanksgiving

The United Methodist Church in Malibu, California has offered a free meal to the homeless every Wednesday for the past three years. It’s an act of charity that would seem to go right along with Jesus’ whole ‘be kind to the poor’ message.

“It’s a safe place,” Michah Johnson, a homeless resident of Malibu, told CBS. “And everyone is welcome. And the food is really good. It’s home-cooked. And there’s TLC involved. They keep my spirits up. They keep me accountable. When you’re homeless, it’s very easy to slip off and become jaded.”

But city officials requested a meeting with the church’s leaders to directly ask them to stop feeding the homeless. “Very succinctly, they claimed we are increasing homelessness,” said Dawn Randall, who works with the church.

Commenters on the CBS report were outraged at the heartlessness of the city…

In the statement, the city denies that any decisions were made and says the issue will be addressed at a public meeting tonight. We look forward to getting an update on this matter.

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