This Teacher's Clapback to Homophobic Parents Was Just Perfect

Something that teacher Michael Neri addressed when one of his student’s parents texted him and let him know that they were pulling their kid from his class. The reason? Because the teacher is gay.

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Michael, a drama teacher, shared screencaps of the conversation he had with a parent who informed him that because the parent is Christian and raising his children as such, he does not approve of Michael’s lifestyle and needs to pull his kids away from being “influenced by unconventional ideas.”

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That’s when Michael decided to lay down a verbal smack-down that tore the parent’s argument to shreds by making comparisons to other fields.

He argued that his sexual orientation in no way shape or form affected his ability to teach and that he took pride in his work and was confident in his teaching abilities.

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But Michael wasn’t all business in his response, however. He informed the kid’s parent that if he was looking for a good drama school for his children whose staff was entirely composed of heterosexual teachers, that he would be in for a rude awakening.

And he did so with a bit of humor that makes his response just that much better.

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Michael goes in and basically provides one of the politest and professional go-f-yourself-and-the-horse-you-rode-in-on text responses that’s ever existed in the world of anti-anti-gay clapbacks.

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It’s no wonder why his tweet went viral and is still racking up the retweets and likes.

It’s also no wonder so many people were digging the way he handled a very unfortunate and uncomfortable situation.

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There were tons of people who praised Michael for his restrained brand of savagery, especially the “nice” invitation he extended to the parent at the end of his text.

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In fact, many self-declared Christians went on the social media platform to condemn the parent who took their children out of Michael’s class for bigoted reasons under the guise of religious scruples.

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Some users even pointed out that Michael’s polite response to the parent’s discrimination was more Christian-like behavior than the self-avowed Christian claimed to value so much.

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There was just a lot of appreciation going around for the way Michael handled the entire situation, especially bringing up the fact that wearing “mixed fabrics” is expressly forbidden if one intends to devote their life to living the way the Bible states.

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And, of course, donating their security deposits for a charity that benefits members of the LGBT community was a pro-move as well.

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If you wanted a master tutorial in classy comebacks, well, this is a great rubric to follow.

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Watch a Magician Blow Drake's Mind With Just a Lollipop

While it might seem that Drake is untouchable following the release of his album Scorpion, which currently claims seven of the top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — breaking a record held by The Beatles — and crossed the one billion streams mark in less than one week, it’s nice to know that something as simple as a magic trick can bring the rapper down to Earth. 

Magician Julius Dein ran into Drake in London, and proceeded to blow his mind with just a lollipop. Luckily for everyone, the moment and Drake’s reaction was captured on video. After asking Drake to name his favorite super hero (it’s Batman BTW), Julius placed the aforementioned lollipop in his mouth. 

Drake was clearly confused when he was asked to remove the lollipop from the magic-loving stranger’s mouth, asking “Why?” several times, but he finally did and the initial awkwardness was definitely worth it. In an instant, Julius transformed the candy into the shape of the caped crusader and Drake is seriously impressed. 

However, this is not the first time Drake has been visibly shaken by a magic trick. In 2016, Drake, along with Steph Curry and Dave Chapelle, watched David Blaine perform his famous frog trick — which is literally the magician throwing up an amphibian into a glass of water. Once again, the rapper’s reaction is priceless. 

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Dictionary.com Just Roasted Kylie Jenner For Being Called A 'Self-Made' Woman

Dictionary.com Just Roasted Kylie Jenner For Being Called A 'Self-Made' Woman

At 20 years old, I was finally getting my braces taken off and changing college majors. Kylie Jenner, at 20, became pregnant with Travis Scott, delivered baby Stormi, and became a billionaire.

I was worrying about whether or not I’d be able to afford gas for my ’97 Ford Taurus when prices skyrocketed to over $ 4 a gallon. Meanwhile, Jenner is getting written up in Forbes magazine.

The social-media, famous-for-being-famous juggernaut managed to leverage her glammed-out plastic surgery #goals and Kardashian legacy to build a wildly successful cosmetics business worth a whopping $ 900 million fortune.

And she did it all in less than 3 years. That’s some serious money management from someone so young. 

The financial magazine was so impressed with Kylie’s success in business that they listed her as number 27 in a profile on “America’s Women Billionaires,” where they covered America’s Richest Self-Made women.

They made it a point to call Kylie’s success “self-made” and said that she’s on track to become the youngest woman to ever become a billionaire.

But some people are having a hard time swallowing the “self-made” portion of that headline.

There’s a saying that a friend of mine uses for people who believe they are self-made but forget that their life of privilege and the family they were born into played a huge part in their success. It’s that they were born on third-base but believe they worked just as hard to make it to home as the person who fought to get up to bat in the first place.

I’d imagine that that’s why a lot of people are having some difficulty accepting the claim that Jenner is a “self-made” billionaire.

But there are some Twitter users who think that Dictionary.com’s salty response was uncalled for and just an instance of jealous pettiness that diminishes the success of the young cosmetics mogul.

They think that those “hating” on Jenner should take a page out of her book and become a “self-made billionaire” just like her.

But there were others who pointed out that Jenner had obvious advantages not afforded to everyone else, and there are plenty.

To show just how astronomical Jenner’s success is, someone pointed out some other notably wealthy women in the US.

That’s right, Kylie Jenner has more than doubled Beyonce’s net worth and has surpassed her older sister Kim, who was largely responsible for the family’s super stardom.

Her success has flabbergasted many people online.

Some tried to break down just how Jenner and the Kardashian sisters secured their fortunes.

While others were less concerned with how the sisters made their money and more concerned with how to secure some for themselves:

Must be nice to be a self-made billionaire.

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Patton Oswalt Just Shared The Most Anthony Bourdain Email Of All Time

Anthony Bourdain is known as a titan of the culinary world. An authority on great cuisine. Some would even go so far as to call him a celebrity chef.

A moniker that Bourdain became famous for hating on. His book, Kitchen Confidential, which launched him into the stratosphere and helped make him a household name, was a stunningly well written tell-all that outed himself and other line cooks/chefs as being drug-addled madmen who happened to have a passion for amazing food. 

Bourdain even went so far as to make fun of celebrity chefs. His tell-it-like-it-is, devil-may-care bluntness was poetic – because he cut to the core of what he loved/hated about culinary culture.

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He looked and acted like a member of The Ramones that picked up a knife set instead of a guitar and stumbled into a kitchen instead of a sound stage. 

Unfortunately, Bourdain took his own life, leaving behind his 11-year-old daughter, along with the amazing persona he had developed over the years.

A persona that was evident down to his email correspondence. Patton Oswalt shared an image of a message he received from Bourdain after he had asked him for suggestions on what to do while honeymooning in Paris with his wife, Meredith Salenger.

Oswalt gave Bourdain a list of suggestions he had received from friends and family members and the No Reservations host responded in his trademark style:

Patton,

I’m a fan and an admirer so gotta tell you this is no way to enjoy Paris.

F*** them. All of them. They’re THERE, everywhere. You will see them from the car window as you go and do important s*** like live your life. In Paris !

Try and plan as little as possible.

Le Comptoire is great. Amazing food and perfect atmosphere.  Show early and squeeze in to L’Avant Comptoire next door.

Le Dome for shellfish tower

Rue Mouffetard for the market

And sandwiche jambon or fresh croissant anywhere at right time.

People responded to Oswalt’s tweet, telling him what he most definitely already knows.

And others couldn’t stop nodding their heads, calling the email “classic Bourdain.”

Tons of celebrities and prominent figures spoke up in the wake of Bourdain’s death.

Some shared personal experiences they had with the man.

And tributes/condolences are popping up all over social media for him.

Including people who worked or lived with Bourdain.

And those who worked in the same industry as the artist.

Whenever a noteworthy person passes away there’s no shortage of theories as to why they did it. But the real answer is depression. If you or anyone you know is depressed, get help:  1-800-273-8255.

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Chrissy Teigen Just Found Out It's Now 'Illegal' For Donald Trump To Block Twitter Users

Chrissy Teigen Just Found Out It's Now 'Illegal' For Donald Trump To Block Twitter Users

A huge reason why the constitution exists along with our rights in that constitution is to prevent the government from having too much power over the people.

Our ability to criticize the government and political figures however and whenever we want, and making sure they hear those criticisms and complaints is what makes America what it is.

An ever-growing popular form of communication is social media, a platform that Donald Trump used to his great advantage, basically trolling people online to get into the White House.

The thing about the internet is that you’re basically connected to the rest of the world, so if you have active profiles in your name, that means people can find you on those mediums and say pretty much anything you want to them. If you don’t like what they have to say though, you can block them and create a safe space for yourself.

But because he’s the President and all, and a public figure in a civil service position, the Supreme Court has ruled that he can’t block people from tweeting at him online without violating the First Amendment. 

Federal District Court Judge Naomi Reice ruled that because Trump’s @realdonaldtrump account has been given access to Dan Scavino, White House social media director, and they “exert governmental control over certain aspects” of the account, that Trump cannot block anyone from following the account.

“The viewpoint-based exclusion of the individual plaintiffs from that designated public forum is proscribed by the First Amendment and cannot be justified by the president’s personal First Amendment interests,” Buchwald wrote

Although Judge Buchwald hasn’t expressly ordered Donald Trump from unblocking the accounts he has already banned from following him and viewing his tweets, Jameel Jaffer, the Knight First Amendment Institute’s executive director says that it goes without saying that Trump should do the “right thing” and unblock everyone from his account.

“The position the Trump administration is taking is that the president is entitled to block people, and that the court lacks the ability to order him to do otherwise. The right thing for the president and his social media director to do would be to log into the president’s account and unblock everyone who has been blocked on the basis of viewpoint,” Jaffer said.

A spokeswoman for the Justice department has said that they “disagree” with the court’s decision and are contemplating their next move.

She has a long and storied Twitter career of calling Trump out on the social media platform.

Which, after 9 years, finally came to a head when Teigen sent out this tweet.

Apparently all of her other insults, clapbacks, and shutdowns didn’t hurt Trump as much as this tweet. Because it’s the one that finally caused him to block her.

Teigen found the entire situation hilarious, because Trump used a staunchly anti-Liberal platform to help get him elected, and, as we all know, liberals are often ridiculed for wanting “safe spaces”.

Teigen, like everyone else, saw the news that Trump’s blocking of people on Twitter was directly ruled as a violation of the First Amendment, so she offered up this Tweet in response.

Looks like she’s going to go back to her trolling ways, and there really isn’t anything the President can do about it, unless he wants to violate the very constitution he made an oath to uphold to the American people.

And people are very excited.

Even if Teigen reshot and re-uploaded the video for unbeknownst reasons (aka John being the in background and not wanting to be embroiled in any messy politic stuff).

Looks like the Teigen-Trump Twitter drama is back on, people. (source: nytimes)

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20 'I'm Just Not Having It' Moments That Are All Too Relatable

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20 ‘I’m Just Not Having It’ Moments That Are All Too Relatable

We’ve all had one of those days where we just don’t feel like interacting with humanity.

But, we are social creatures and have to ultimately find a life by functioning in society, with other people. Otherwise, why waste your time? Just go and become a hermit.

Although that’s a tad on the extreme side, and most of us aren’t going to do that, that doesn’t mean we have to like all of our human interactions of put up with them. Just ask these people and animals how they deal with the days that just can’t be dealt with.

1. Did the dog roll up the window?

2. Not interested in baths.

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3. Blue steel, dude, not “You’re-gonna-get-murdered-steel”.

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4. Merriam-Webster don’t play.

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5. Kitty just wants to play 🙁

When you express your feelings to your crush and they are not having it

6. “Nah, I’m good.”

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7. Called. Out.

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8. No. Brush. Teeth.

9. This mom who found out her son was rioting in Baltimore.

Baltimore Mom Found Her Son Participating in Riots. She is NOT Having it.

10. This horse.

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11. Someone’s not in the Christmas spirit.

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12. This creeptacular dalmatian pic.

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13. So over picture day.

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14. “Nice cosplay, now please leave.”

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15. “Take your picture and get away from me.”

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16. “No booties, please.”

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17. I got your fun right here.

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18. I take it he’s not a fan.

Security Guard is not having it

19. This Russian woman who has no time for stick-ups.

20. This woman who stood up to a man who told her to “Go back to Mexico.”

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like entertaining anyone’s nonsense.

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20 'I'm Just Not Having It' Moments That Are All Too Relatable

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20 ‘I’m Just Not Having It’ Moments That Are All Too Relatable

We’ve all had one of those days where we just don’t feel like interacting with humanity.

But, we are social creatures and have to ultimately find a life by functioning in society, with other people. Otherwise, why waste your time? Just go and become a hermit.

Although that’s a tad on the extreme side, and most of us aren’t going to do that, that doesn’t mean we have to like all of our human interactions of put up with them. Just ask these people and animals how they deal with the days that just can’t be dealt with.

1. Did the dog roll up the window?

2. Not interested in baths.

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3. Blue steel, dude, not “You’re-gonna-get-murdered-steel”.

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4. Merriam-Webster don’t play.

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5. Kitty just wants to play 🙁

When you express your feelings to your crush and they are not having it

6. “Nah, I’m good.”

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7. Called. Out.

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8. No. Brush. Teeth.

9. This mom who found out her son was rioting in Baltimore.

Baltimore Mom Found Her Son Participating in Riots. She is NOT Having it.

10. This horse.

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11. Someone’s not in the Christmas spirit.

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12. This creeptacular dalmatian pic.

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13. So over picture day.

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14. “Nice cosplay, now please leave.”

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15. “Take your picture and get away from me.”

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16. “No booties, please.”

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17. I got your fun right here.

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18. I take it he’s not a fan.

Security Guard is not having it

19. This Russian woman who has no time for stick-ups.

20. This woman who stood up to a man who told her to “Go back to Mexico.”

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like entertaining anyone’s nonsense.

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Wendy's Just Roasted McDonald's Over Their Ice Cream Machine And We're On Their Side

Ever wandered into a McDonald’s on a warm summers day for some refreshing ice cream only to be told that the ice cream machine isn’t working? You’re not the only one. In fact, there’s an entire meme that centres around McDonald’s ice cream machines not working…

These are all classics, by the way. 

And now, the fast food joint behind everyone’s favorite Twitter account, Wendy’s, has got in on the action. In a reply to a tweet about Fisher-Price’s McDonald’s Soda Fountain, which includes an ice cream machine, Wendy’s delivered this burn…

Someone needs a visit to the burn unit. This isn’t the first time that the geniuses behind Wendy’s Twitter account have roasted McDonald’s. Here’s a reply to a tweet that McDonald’s corporate account probably didn’t mean to send out…

And Wendy’s also went on the warpath in response to McDonald’s announcement back in March that quarter pounder burgers in the majority of their restaurants will be cooked with fresh beef by mid-2018. 

McDonald’s just can’t catch a break. Social media users seemed to enjoy this latest burn even more that those last two. 

It even made some people hungry. 

For many, the winner was clear. 

This user is even planning McDonald’s funeral. 

Get these people a pay rise. 

Others were just as brutal as the red-haired girl herself. 

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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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Ivanka Trump Just Followed Rihanna On Twitter—And Her Fans Are Not Having It

She was recently called a hypocrite for praising US workers as being “the best”, while using foreign workers to produce her goods. She also gave a talk about female empowerment in India, while employing factories that violated human rights of workers.

Then there’s the whole messy business of the Trump name being tied to White Supremacy, something that doesn’t sit well with a lot of Americans. 

Which is probably why a lot of Rihanna’s fans are upset that Ivanka Trump started following the pop star on Twitter.

Rihanna’s been pretty vocal about her distaste of Donald Trump and his policies.

Back in January of 2017 when Trump implemented the unconstitutional travel ban, Rihanna was pretty vocal about how she felt regarding the ruling.

Then there was the singer’s criticism of how Trump handled the crisis in Puerto Rico.

So people are really flustered as to why Ivanka would elect to follow BadGirlRiRi.

People are waiting in anticipation to see how she’s going to react to her new follower.

They’re hoping it’s along the lines of this:

How do you think Rihanna will react? Is this a huge media opportunity the singer won’t be able to pass up?

Or should be drop the ban hammer?

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