Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, was accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was in his thirties, in addition to making advances on three other teenage girls. The Washington Post broke the story.
Many feel that Moore got too gentle a treatment from Sean Hannity, with comments like, “Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” coming from the Fox News host.
Before long, companies announced they’d be no longer promoting their products on his show.
The one advertiser that pulled its funding from the show that Hannity’s fans got most angry at, however, was Keurig.
As a result, his viewers decided to launch a campaign against the coffee maker by uploading #BoyCottKeurig posts.
Many uploaded videos and photos of them destroying their Keurig coffee makers.
There was just a lot of hate for the coffee brand, with some people even going so far as to starting the “Keurig Smash Challenge.”
People got creative in their smashings.
Others are just straight throwing them in the garbage.
There’s a counter movement online, however, of people who are vowing to buy Keurigs now after the Hannity outrage.
Hannity, himself, seems to love these videos.
Twitter users pointed out that banning Keurig, along with other protests and crusades carried out by self-proclaimed ultra conservatives, is full of logical gaps.
Muslim Teen Told Dad She Wants To Take Off Her Hijab, And His Response Is Powerful
By Mustafa Gatollari
7 hours ago
When it comes to strictly religious societies, there’s a lot of shame and gossip that goes around. I wouldn’t say it’s the norm from the communities I grew up in. Most people just minded their business, went to the mosque, and did their own thing.
There were a few Judgey McJudgersons who kind of ruined it for everybody else, but for the most part, people were able to do what they want without much backlash from their families or community. Hell, I’ve gone pretty much full rogue and have managed to keep all of my Muslim friends and family members. My wife also used to wear hijab and has long since removed it and, with the exception of a few people who think it’s their place to call her out on it (when I’m not around, I might add) nothing’s really changed in her life.
But that’s not to say there aren’t still Islamic countries and communities that use the hijab as an excuse to control women. But to assume that the only reason a woman would wear hijab is due to her family forcing her to wear it, is pretty darn insulting to the woman wearing it.
Which is exactly what happened to 17-year-old Lamyaa from Pennsylvania, who’s all but accustomed to receiving harassment online for being Muslim.
Lamyaa:Baba, I want to tell you something. Lamyaa’s father:Talk to me[asks her if she’s OK in Arabic] Lamyaa:Yeah I’m okay. I was thinking. I want to take my hijab off. Lamyaa’s father:Sweetheart that’s not my decision to make. That’s no man’s decision to make. If it’s what you feel like you want to do, go ahead. I’ll support you no matter what. Is everything okay? Did something happen?
After Lamyaa posted her conversation online, it’s received over 140,000 retweets and more than 300,000 likes.
“People believe that Islam is misogynistic, hateful, or violent, and I think that stems from their inability to differentiate culture and religion. Islam is a religion and, like all religions, it is what you bring to it.”
Lamyaa also pointed out that she wasn’t trying to say that there aren’t Muslim women who are forced into wearing hijab – because there are.
But she wanted to point out that there are tons of Muslim women, like Lamyaa, who wear the Hijab because they choose to, and to assume that they’re being forced into it is dismantling their agency as women, based solely on their religion. (h/t upworthy)
Amazon Alexa is one of the gadgets that everyone has to own this Christmas. Basically, it’s an AI that you can ask to do pretty much anything. From ordering items off the internet, turn the lights off and on, and in the case of one family, playing music.
Reddit user zevets got his own Alexa for Christmas, and the kids are obsessed with it. His toddler likes to yell at it to play “Digger Digger” which I assume is a song the kids are listening to these days. That was until it returned a very inappropriate response. There’s some NSFW language in the video, so you have been warned.
This Christmas, Twitter user Dakotah from Ohio decided to add something special to the gift list that she gave out to family — a gay pride flag. And this morning, she got it. Along with a pretty touching letter from her father, a retired marine.
Dakotah took to Twitter to share the letter…
People were touched by the response, with Dakotah’s tweet acquiring some 15,000 retweets and 45,000 likes.