Questionable Photos Of Lewis Hamilton Emerge Online After Transphobic Statement

Lewis Hamilton is someone I had never heard of in my life before he was getting raked over the coals for shaming his nephew on Instagram. 

That’s because he’s British and races cars, which are two things I have no connection to. I do, however, hate when people are mean to kids, especially when the kids are just having an innocent good time. 

Hamilton has deleted the video that sparked the initial controversy, but it’s been captured for posterity online. In it, he yells at his nephew for asking for a princess dress for Christmas. The boy seems to be having fun, and giggles shyly when his uncle turns the camera on him. 

It’s hard to know if he is damaged by this interaction, but it kinda sucks that Hamilton is working out his gender issues on a kid for no reason. Yelling at someone won’t make them not want the princess dress; it’ll only make them feel bad about it. 

Hamilton has since apologized, but many people think it’s too little too late.

So they’ve brought out the big guns—the photos of Hamilton in his own ridiculous outfits.

Now I know four things about Hamilton. He’s British, he races cars, he is kinda homophobic, and he’s a godawful dresser. Which everyone on Twitter is having fun pointing out:

Other users just blasted Hamilton in general. 

Look, I don’t care what Lewis Hamilton wears anymore than I care if a boy wants to wear a dress. Even if he does look like a big tasteless doof. 

Leave the kids alone, ya doof. 

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Jimmy And Billy Kimmel Ask Congress To Fund Health Care For Kids After Second Surgery

When Jimmy Kimmel’s son Billy was born earlier this year, the comedian revealed that his newborn son was born with a heart disease that required open heart surgery just days after entering the world.  

At the time, the comedian slammed the Republican healthcare plan, which has since been shot down, pointing out that after the further surgeries his son will require, Billy would probably have exceeded his lifetime allowance and be uninsurable if it weren’t for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed Obamacare.  

And last week, Kimmel took a break from a show so that he could be with Billy as her underwent a second surgery. On Monday’s show, the two made a triumphant return to the show after the successful operation. 

Kimmel took the opportunity to ask Congress to renew CHIP, or the Children’s Health Insurance Plan. The program provides coverage to the kids of families who don’t qualify for Medicaid, and also don’t have health care from their employer. 

The bill has typically had bipartisan support, but Kimmel accused Congress members of using the bill as a bargaining chip to attempt to pass their tax plan. CHIP’s budget ran out in October, and so far, Congress hasn’t approved any further funding

Kimmel appealed to viewers to call their Congressional representatives and ask them to renew CHIP before they go any further with tax negotiations. 

You can watch the full segment below: 

People on social media were understandably touched by the emotional return. 

Well, that was emotional. 

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Wendy's Just Destroyed McDonald's After Their Huge Black Friday Tweet Fail

It’s always a little embarrassing when huge social media accounts don’t proofread their posts, like this copy and paste gaffe from Scott Disick…

For billion dollar corporations the stakes are much higher. Every notable event, or trending holiday, is a chance to promote your product. Naturally, McDonald’s was all set to tweet out a Black Friday post.

Whoever’s handling their social media was on top of scheduling the tweets, however, they had a bit of a snafu when it came to posting the actual tweet itself.

That’s right: McDonald’s posted this embarrassing mistake, but the burger chain seems to be taking the whole thing in stride. Look at this little gem they followed up with:

It wasn’t enough to stop the internet roast machine from getting on McDonald’s case, however.

People guessed what was going through the Mickey D’s social media team’s heads after the accidental post.

While others pointed out that the brand’s exposure as a result of the mix-up might ultimately benefit them.

Then the worst possible thing happened to McDonald’s. Social media savage, Wendy’s, of course, responded to the glaring mistake.

And they didn’t hold back.

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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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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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Young Boy Tragically Dies After School Employee Fed Him A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thomas and Dina Silvera of New York City are mourning the death of their three-year-old son after a daycare employee reportedly fed him a grilled cheese sandwich. Elijah Silvera had a severe dairy allergy, which his parents say Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Manhattan knew about.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating the situation and has closed the school for, “failing to follow its written safety plan and failing to adequately supervise a child.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, the department said:

There is nothing more important than the safety of our children and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy. We will get to the bottom of what happened here.

The school reportedly called the boy’s parents rather than 911, delaying emergency care.

H/T: People

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Stephen Colbert Reaches Out In Heartfelt Tweet After Sudden Death Of Jimmy Fallon's Mother

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, unexpectedly passed away Saturday at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. As a result, episodes of the Tonight Show have been cancelled from November 6-10.

A spokesperson for Fallon issued the following statement:

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday. Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.

Condolences are streaming in to Fallon from all over the world, but one very special note came from one of Fallon’s competitors.

On Sunday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert posted this heartfelt message to Jimmy on Twitter:

In 2013, Colbert’s mother Lorna passed away at age 92, so understands well what Jimmy is going through.

In response, many on Twitter sent the Fallon family their love and sympathies…

And felt Colbert’s message was perfect for the sad occasion…

Fallon and his mom enjoyed a close relationship and he spoke about her often in interviews.

For example, he often would tell the story about how his mother was briefly a nun:

Our condolences during this difficult time, Jimmy. 

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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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Senator Tammy Duckworth Shares Selfie After Breaking Her Leg During A Workout

WARNING: The photo in this article may be AWESOME.

Usually a photo of a broken leg could be unsettling at best, and gruesome at worst. But Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois just proved that a broken leg can be hilarious. 

For those unfamiliar with Duckworth, she’s a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot who lost both legs in 2004 after a her helicopter was shot down over Iraq. She now wears prosthetic legs. 

Clearly a badass woman with a sense of humor, Duckworth tweeted:

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This Mom Is Staging A 'Nurse-In' After She Was Kicked Out Of Church For Breastfeeding

A woman named Amanda Zilliken is organizing a “Nurse In” at her church in North Carolina called Elevation. Elevation is a mega-church with a popular online presence and as the word “mega” implies, it’s pretty huge. That’s why Zilliken was shocked that she was directed to a toilet stall last Sunday when she had to nurse her child. Not only was she upset to be interrupted while at Sunday service, the facilities were hardly what one might expect of such a big organization:

Zilliken toldPeople that she was nursing her baby under a cover during the sermon when a volunteer shone a light on her and made her get up and take the baby to the bathroom.

“It embarrassed me, and drew people’s attention,” Zilliken said. “To take me to the mother’s restroom was totally unacceptable, humiliating — and illegal.”

She’s right. In North Carolina a woman can legally breastfeed her baby while covered or uncovered. Zilliken alleges that the response from Elevation officials has been basically non-existent.

Her post about her experience has attracted the attention of other breastfeeding mothers, and they plan to show up to Elevation this Sunday and nurse their children out in the open together in protest of the church’s treatment.

“That is what God made my body to do,” Zilliken told WCNC. “We should not have to be ashamed of doing something that’s good for our children.”

There are always people online who disagree with that simple statement about normal bodily functions:

But plenty of people are on Zilliken’s side. Maybe church officials need to get off the pulpit and walk amongst the people for a Sunday. The next generation is literally depending on it.

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