Deceased Hollywood Star's Sexual Harrassment Allegations From 1945 Re-Emerge Online

The fallout from Harvey Weinstein’s innumerable sexual assault allegations has led to a powerful cultural movement. Women in every industry are drawing attention to their histories of sexual harassment and finally being given a microphone to call out instances of predatory behavior by powerful men.

While we’re finally beginning to recognize the deeply pervasive nature of this type of abuse, especially in Hollywood, it’s important to realize that it has always been present. Though we’ve at last begun to call it out, women have been sexually mistreated by their professional superiors for as long as they’ve been a part of the workforce.

Recently, this unearthed allegation from 1945 by actress Maureen O’Hara has gone viral:

Sadly, her words still resonate today…

In 2014, before her death, O’Hara spoke to The Daily Telegraph about how refusing to give in to advances from studio heads harmed her career:

O’Hara is best remembered for her roles in How Green Was My Valley (1941), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), and The Quiet Man (1952). In the last of those roles, opposite John Wayne, many thought she should have been nominated for an Academy Award, but she believes director John Ford, who was obsessed with her in an unhealthy fashion (even going so far as to break into her home and go through her belongings), waged a behind-closed-doors war to deny her a nomination.

Twitter stood in solidarity with O’Hara…

E.B. is torn:

Some on Twitter shared stories from their own relatives…

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Woman Complains That She's Allergic To Dogs On Flight, Gets Removed From Plane

Well Southwest airlines recently removed a passenger from its plane, but for an entirely different reason: because she said she was deathly allergic to dogs.

The trouble is, she allegedly didn’t have an allergy card to prove her claim. After speaking with law enforcement officers and refusing to leave the airline, she was forcefully removed.

CBS reported that the man who recorded the scuffle, Bill Dumas, said the officers “spent a long time talking to the woman” before finally removing her from the flight.

For the most part, people on Twitter are siding with the airline and/or the two dogs, one of which was a service animal, as the woman had allegedly complained about them and wanted them off the flight before she was eventually taken off the plane.

Others couldn’t believe that the folks at Southwest “picked” dogs over human beings.

Others don’t know why she resisted in the first place.

While others suggested that this was probably the best case scenario for the removed passenger.

Southwest released the following statement, explaining, “We are disheartened by the way this situation unfolded and the Customer’s removal by local law enforcement officers. We publicly offer our apologies to this Customer for her experience and we will be contacting her directly to address her concerns.”

What do you think? Was it excessive to take her off the plane?

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Twitter Comedian Digs Up A Bunch Of Racist Tweets From Donald Trump Dating Back To 2013

A Twitter user posted some really disgusting old Tweets from — you guessed it — none other than 45:

Let’s take a closer look at these.

Don’t got to this original tweeter’s profile. Seriously. You’ll want to break something.

 This “editorial” is what we like to call “Completely Made Up To Get Attention”:

And, of course, don’t forget about his wish to reinstate the death penalty in New York specifically for the Central Park Five, a group of teenagers (four black, one latinx) who were exonerated in the rape of a white banker by a DNA test in 2002 after their 1989 conviction.

Donald Trump is a white supremacist. There are no other words for it. And people like @Freeyourmindkid want to make sure the world knows.

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These Parents Wrote The World's Funniest Letter From The Tooth Fairy

Henry Warren’s son Sam recently lost a tooth, and Warren decided the tooth fairy needed to respond in a way that encouraged his son to get better at dental hygiene. The resulting letter will prepare Sam for a lifetime of dealing with dodgy gym membership contracts.

After the ingenious letter went viral on Twitter, Henry Warren spoke to BuzzFeed about Sam’s reaction to the tooth fairy’s correspondence. Apparently, Sam was “rather chastened,” but “one is never too young to be exposed to petty bureaucracy.” After all, the Warren family is British, and it apparently is the British way.

“Whilst the tone may have come across as a touch harsh, we think people should take the time to appreciate how hard it is being a tooth fairy in Theresa May’s Britain,” said Henry. “The Department of Tooth Fairies (DoTF) has not been immune to austerity. Barry’s hours are long, the pay is poor, (the free dental is obviously a plus) but overall it’s a tough gig.”

“We’re sure that Barry was just processing the tooth through the proper channels,” Henry said. “He’s a stickler. One has to be these days.”

From the Twitter response, it seems like Henry is inspiring other parents to take similar action. Pity the poor children who will get similar letters from pedantic tooth fairies in the future.

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These Photos From A Clergy Fashion Catalog Are The Best Thing On The Internet Today

I’m Catholic, so I must beg, Father, for you to please forgive me for what I am about to do—namely, show you stills from a clergy fashion catalog that bring all new meaning to the phrase “dad bods.”

British Twitter user Abi Bleach found these stills from the Wippell’s catalog, which has been outfitting clergymen since, literally, the 18th century (Europe is SO OLD, y’all).

And all I’ll say is that the blonde priest in these pictures is inspiring more than one deadly sin in me. 

Perhaps even more delightful than these pictures is the response from some actual clerics. 

A BREASTFEEDING CASSOCK. Plus, there is this crushable cleric selfie.

*Gives self the sign of the cross.*

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Joel Osteen’s Church Tried To Collect Money From Harvey Victims During Service

Pastor/founder/millionaire Joel Osteen caved to public pressure last week and opened his Lakewood Church to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

But Osteen is in hot water again after footage emerged of church ushers collecting donations from storm victims.

Dedicated to hurricane victims in the audience, the service includes Lisa Osteen Comes asking people affected by Harvey to stand up:

Many people in the audience do stand, and their fellow churchgoers pray for them:

Almost all experts agree that recovery from a disaster of this magnitude will be both slow and hard.

Comes tells worshipers that recovery from Harvey will not be slow or hard, but quick! And easy!

As soon as Comes finishes praying for the victims of the hurricane, ushers begin passing out collection plates so the people of Houston may donate to the church. Many of those people have lost their homes to the record floodwaters, while Osteen’s net worth is estimated at $ 40–70 million. 

Watch the whole video:

Joel Osteen’s eye is always on the bottom line: how much money can we make and what do we have to say to make it?

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Chief Of Staff John Kelly Wants To Fire Omarosa From The White House

John Kelly wants to bring order to the White House.

Among the Conways and the Mooches and the Spicers, it’s easy to forget that a contestant from the first season of Celebrity Apprentice has been walking the halls of the executive branch. But no-nonsense Chief of Staff John Kelly, who may be the only disciplined person cashing checks in the President’s employ, doesn’t like Omarosa’s habit of “triggering” the President with critical news stories.

Yes, a reality star is goading a reality star President, who gets grumpy, loses track of his responsibilities, and rails at people on Twitter. Kelly has no use for “people like Omarosa” who walk into the Oval Office and wind up the chief executive.

Kelly has established a system that limits access to the President:

Kelly has been trying to limit distracting news that crosses the President’s desk:

Whether or not limiting Trump’s infotainment diet and paring down his friends list will result in more efficient governing is yet to be seen.

America voted a reality TV show into the Oval Office, and that’s what we’ve gotten so far.  

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This Teen Stopped Her Friend From Committing Suicide And Today They're Married

Someone on Quora asked, “What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?” and one of the answers, by Kevin Walsh, was especially astonishing and romantic. “I can’t not answer this,” he wrote.

“Once upon a time I was 13 at a summer camp and the prettiest girl I’d ever seen walked right up to me and said ‘black is a good color on you.’ No idea why,” he wrote. “We chatted and became friends, exchanged AIM screen names (it was the time) and stayed in touch for a while.”

“We fell off each others’ radar some time in high school, but I can promise you that not a day went by that I didn’t think about that girl. Even now I’m not sure I can say why – something about her just stayed with me.”

“In my senior year I went through some dumb high school stuff that seemed earth-shattering at the time, and fell hard into depression,” he continued. “I resolved to take my own life, wrote a note and went to where I planned to end things.”

“Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang. I checked the caller ID – I couldn’t die not knowing. It was a number I didn’t recognize, so I picked up and it was her.”

“I asked her what was up and she said she just felt like she had to call me. At that point it had been a year since we had spoken, and at that moment she just had to call. Long story short, she pried, I spilled the beans and she talked me out of it. I mean she literally said ‘What? Don’t do that’ And that was that.”

“She made me promise to call her the next day, and we hung up. That night I started writing the words which, ten years later, I’d propose with,” he said.

Walsh told Buzzfeed that talking to someone about his suicidal thoughts helped him. “There is power in saying it out loud. There’s a good chance that the moment it comes out of your mouth you’ll realize it isn’t what you want at all,” said Walsh. 

If you, or someone you know, need someone to talk to, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Trump Complains About ‘Worst Fake News’ As He Returns To Washington From Vacation

President Donald Trump recently returned from a two week summer vacation at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. But by the looks of his Twitter feed, the time off hasn’t helped the President relax much. On Sunday, President  Trump took to Twitter to slam the mainstream media, which he calls “fake news” for being the “most dishonest Fake News reporting [he has] ever seen.”

The tweet most likely refers to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville the previous week, and the controversy that has surrounded it. President Trump was initially slow to reply to the violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters, which generated much criticism.

Politicians like Senator Ted Cruz took to Twitter to condemn the “hatred and racism” of groups like “the Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists.” Trump’s own daughter, Ivanka Trump, said on Twitter that there is “no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.” 

But Trump initially responded by saying that “many sides” were to blame for the violence. A White House statement later called out specific groups like the KKK. Only for Trump to later take to Twitter and seemingly call for Confederate statues to be left in place. 

And then this weekend, President Trump again took to Twitter to condemn 40,000 counter protesters who took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally featuring far-right speakers, which had attracted around 100 participants.

The same day, President Trump took to Twitter once again to praise the counter protesters. 

President Trump’s back and forth on the issue earned him praise from the likes of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on Twitter. 

While his comment on “fake news” seems to have indicated to journalists that they’re doing their jobs well. 

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Man's New American Citizenship “Welcome Packet” Still Includes A Letter From President Obama

The Trump administration has built a reputation of stupidity and self incrimination.

You’d think that the White House would have changed its own records to reflect the current President, but according to Twitter user Aisha  Sultan, that is most definitely not the case.

However, it brought up some really bitter feelings for Twitter.

The letter itself is a standardized communication. However, it very explicitly reads “Sincerely, Barack Obama.”

Oh gosh PLEASE let these last few months be a giant episode of Punk’d.

It’s truly ominous, in an administration that has been outspoken against immigration from the campaign trail, that the letters of welcome for new citizens have not been updated.

Hopefully it is not a sign of things to come.

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