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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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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People Are Rising Up Against Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Wrappers–And It's About Time

John Haltiwanger is a reporter for Newsweek who specializes in foreign affairs and defense.

And, now, candy. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are among the finest of the Halloween delights, a prized commodity when it comes to post-trick-or-treat trading. And yet, they have a flaw. Not a fatal flaw, but something that’s bothered us for the 89 years this candy has been on the market. 

Seriously. What the heck, Reese’s? Why do your cups have such a hard time letting go of the pointless paper wrappers? How has this been an issue for longer than Mickey Mouse’s career?

Maybe for their centennial Reese’s will finally give us a working paper wrapper. 

H/T: Twitter

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'Modern Family' Star Declares Character 'Bisexual' After Twitter User Asks About Fan Theory

8 seasons into the hit television series ‘Modern Family,’ actress Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy, is making history by having her character come out of the closet–independently of the show.

Earlier this week, Hyland was asked on Twitter to confirm a fan theory about Haley:

Hyland did need to clarify…

That’s enough for us…

‘Modern Family’ made LGBT TV history when it debuted 8 years go, perhaps it will do so once again by allowing Hayley to come out on screen as well.

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Judge Orders Man To Write 144 Nice Things About His Ex-Girlfriend

Maui Second Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo has ordered 30-year-old Daren Young to write 144 nice things about his ex-girlfriend after he violated her protection order. 

The woman sought a protection order after the two separated, which was issued Feb. 22, but two months later, Young called and texted her 144 times within a three-hour period, police said

Young was accused of saying “nasty things” in calls and text messages to the woman. Now, he has to write one “nice thing” for every “nasty thing.”

On top of that, Young was also sentenced to two years’ probation, 200 hours of community service, and a $ 2,400 fine. Prior to sentencing, Young had served 157 days in jail. 

Social media had mixed feelings about the decision. 

What do you think of this punishment? 

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Old 'Family Guy' Episode With Creepy Joke About Kevin Spacey Goes Viral

People who work in the industry or have friends who do, always hear these rumors about rich and powerful executives, actors, producers, directors, and the double lives in they lead.

McFarlane hinted at this during a 2013 Oscars joke.

Seth McFarlane somehow called Kevin Spacey’s alleged behavior way back in 2005 in this Family Guy clip that features a nude Stewie running through a clothing store, screaming about being trapped in Kevin Spacey’s basement.

Everyone was pretty much unanimous in decrying Spacey’s decision to come out as a “smokescreen” from the fact that he once allegedly attempted sexual advances on a minor.

Others were shocked at how well Spacey’s “ploy” is working.

While others were just shocked that Spacey would conflate an archaic stereotype of homosexuals “lusting” after young boys. 

There are tons of other people who’ve criticized the way Spacey came out. And as painful as it is for survivors like Rapp to come out and share their stories, it’s an important step in ensuring that inappropriate sexual advances are not tolerated, no matter how talented, rich, or powerful the individual.

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'Garfield' Creator Jim Davis Finally Puts Disgusting Rumor About One 1990 Comic To Bed

Garfield creator Jim Davis says a 1990 comic strip has been widely misunderstood, and that it doesnotshow Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle, drinking a cup of dog semen. 

Wait, what? Explain please…

The Garfield comic, which is hailed as one of the most widely distributed and famous of all comics has appeared in newspapers all around the country. As you most likely know, it features Jon Arbuckle, his cat, Garfield, and his dog, Odie. Jon has a longtime crush on Garfield’s veterinarian, Dr. Liz Wilson.

For years one particular strip featuring Jon and Garfield at the vet has confused diehard fans. 

The predominant theory is that the strip shows Jon consuming dog semen during a routine vet check:

Twitter had some questions…

First of all no matter the theory… gross. 

This episode has clearly perplexed many for years, and finally, Garfield‘s creator Jim Davis has cleared everything up. 

In an interview, Davis explained:

So good ole Jon took it upon himself to partake in what he innocently believed was coffee and it turned out to be hormones for dogs? Still unpleasant to think about but better than the alternative theory. 

One of life’s great mysteries solved! Now, where is Hoffa? 

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Fast Company Reveals An Unsettling Truth About People Who Buy Cheap Salmon

Americans buying salmon from stores like Walmart may have subsidized the North Korean nuclear missile program.

An investigation reported by the Associated Press about seafood and the American consumer supporting “modern day slavery” is a hard one to swallow. Thousands of North Koreans are outsourced as cheap laborers, and their work brings in between $ 200 million to $ 500 million a year. Stores like Walmart and ALDI have potentially sold seafood packed  by those underpaid workers.

About 3,000 North Korean citizens were shipped off to Hunchun, China, where they are subjected to unimaginable working conditions in seafood packing plants. According to the report, the Hunchun laborers “sleep in metal bunks and work 72-hour weeks processing fish for as little as 46 cents  an hour, because Pyongyang keeps somewhere between half and 70 percent of their pay.”

The AP tracked over 2,000 tons of seafood from packing plants in China that  came into the U.S. just this year. Some of the products have trickled into American distribution through Walmart supplier, The Fishin’ Company; Rhode Island company, Sea Trek Enterprises; and ALDI’s  exclusive brand, Sea Queen. However, the AP said it would be difficult to determine the percentage of products from the Hunchun packing plant that made their way into the U.S. 

So that piece of fish you just bought at Walmart may have helped Kim Jong-un’s nuclear agenda.

The president of the National Fisheries Institute, John Connelly, is trying to ensure that wages go to laborers, not dictators. He said: 

While we understand that hiring North Korean workers may be legal in China, we are deeply concerned that any seafood companies could be inadvertently propping up the despotic regime.

Those who found the revelation less than appetizing expressed their concerns:

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OB-GYN Destroys Ivanka Trump For Talking About Post-Partum Depression On Dr. Oz

Ivanka Trump was on theDr. Ozshow talking about her postpartum depression as the Trump administration actively seeks to eliminate reproductive and mental health coverage for millions of women.

An OB-GYN called attention to this conflict of interest on Twitter and everyone agrees with her.

OB/GYN, Veronica Ades really pinned Ivanka on this stunt of hers. She explained why Ivanka talking about this particular issue is so wrong right now.

So many people were happy to see this conflict of interests aired on Twitter.

The doctor had some things to say about Ivanka’s intentions as well.

People were hoping for anyone but Ivanka to make this issue aware to the public because Ivanka won’t stand up for it, she will just whine about it apparently.

We get the message loud and clear Ivanka, you don’t genuinely care to fight for the cause.

This will make it clear to the American people how much they are being played by this administration.

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Everyone Is Freaking Out About Killer Sex Robots

Today, The New York Post announced that hackers might be able to someday reprogram sex robots and use them for murder. And the general consensus on Twitter seemed to be “good.”

Apparently, cybersecurity lecturer Dr. Nick Patterson said in an interview with Star Onlinethat sex robots are actually much easier to hack into than computers or phones are. “Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like knives or welding devices,” he said. So, um, don’t add knives or welding devices to your sex doll.

“Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot,” Patterson continued. 

Believe it or not, sex robots are already a very real thing, thanks to companies like RealDoll (which has one of the most fascinating, creepy Instagram accounts I’ve ever seen—think 50 percent sex doll wet teeshirt shots, 50 percent technicians holding fake eyeballs). So this future is already theoretically possible.

In the dolls’ defense, however, you can’t get them pregnant, so let’s just say that sex is risky no matter what.

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