Grandma Discovers Something About The 'USA' Shirt She's Been Wearing For 25 July 4th Celebrations
Dressing up for special occasions is pretty great, and nothing says PATRIOTIC GET-UP better than rocking your red white and blue everything on the 4th of july.
T-shirts brandishing the old stars and stripes, cheap wayfarer knock-off sunglasses, blue shorts, red sneakers and a white top bedazzled with stars, everyone can rep the US flag. Heck, even if you’re from New York my guy, there’s a special USA item of clothing for you.
The iconic symbol of America’s flag is immediately recognizable, and no July 4th celebration would be complete without drowning in a glorious sea of red, white, and blue, accompanied by whatever cold cheap beer your friends managed to toss into a cooler.
The thing is, however, that the colors red, white, and blue are pretty common. There are tons of countries that have them on their flags. Look at France. Look at Britain. Stars, while not exactly a rarity, are a bit less common. So if you see stars, red, white, and blue on something, your mind automatically thinks ‘Murica.
That’s what Dale Cheesman’s grandma thought. She’s been repping the same fourth of July shirt for more than 25 years. Look at how adorable she is in it.
However, thanks to the 2018 World Cup and the participation of one team, Panama, Dale and his family discovered something about Grandma’s shirt.
She wasn’t repping Old Glory at all. Take a look at the Panamanian flag below, then back at Granny’s shirt.
When you stay up til 2am to see the Panamanian team take the pitch for the last time. Will be worth of every extra cup of coffee I’ll need tomorrow! #Panamapic.twitter.com/pId0gww3C9
That’s right, every July 4th for 25+ years, Grandma was actually proudly rocking Panama’s flag.
Something that Dale calls “25 years of treason.”
My grandma has worn the same shirt with red, white, blue, and stars to celebrate the 4th of July for more than 25 years. Every year, she wears the exact same shirt. Thanks to the #WorldCup we finally noticed it’s the Panama Flag. Over 25 years of treason. pic.twitter.com/j9sLoWo9QY
We’re in the middle of a heatwave, so when Hannah Pewee had to visit the Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she dressed for the weather. But the 20-year-old student says that she was kicked out of the mall on Saturday after another shopper complained about her outfit.
What was she wearing? We highly suggest that you avert your eyes because yes, she was wearing a Finding Nemo tank top and denim shorts. Shortly after the incident, Pewee took to Facebook to share her side of events.
In a caption alongside the photo, Pewee wrote:
“As many of you know, it is NINETY degrees outside today in West Michigan. Aka, really hot. So, of course, I decided to dress for the weather: shorts and a tank top. But apparently, how I was dressed (see photo below) was too slutty for the public, as I was kicked out of the Woodland Mall today.”
She went on to claim that a security guard asked her to leave after another shopper complained:
“Yup. Apparently some anonymous person reported me to MALL SECURITY for inappropriate dress and I was kicked out.”
“Never mind that within a one foot radius there were plenty of girls dressed just like me, since it’s NINETY degrees outside. I am so angry right now I’m shaking. I felt so embarrassed I almost cried. All because a stranger didn’t like how I dressed.”
Pewee slammed the mall’s decision in the post which has since received over 8,000 shares.
“The Woodland Mall should be ashamed of themselves, as well as that anonymous complainer. It’s my body, and it’s hot outside! I’m not going to show up in jeans and a sweater, sorry. Don’t like it? Look away! I was out having a fun time with my sister and next thing I know, I’m out on the street. Slut-shaming how girls are dressed is deplorable and outdated, and it needs to stop.”
According to a second Facebook post posted by Pewee, a representative of the mall quickly contacted her to apologize after the post went viral.
“Hi Jessica, we have apologized to Hannah and we apologize to our community. It is never our intention to shame or embarrass anyone. We’re going to make sure that everyone on our team is aware of how to handle situations like this in the future. We dropped the ball on this one.”
Little Boy Who Was Bullied For Wearing Make-Up Gets A Perfect Gift From Ellen
By Aimee Lutkin
6 hours ago
Reuben de Maid is a 12-year-old boy from Wales who has quite a set of pipes. He made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week in full-face glam make-up and did something very few adults would be brave enough to do on live TV—belt out “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls.
Reuben, who has a small but dedicated YouTube following, started out singing on his karaoke machine. He attracted enough attention to earn an appearance on Little Big Shots, hosted by Steve Harvey. When asked where he got a beautiful voice, he very sweetly told Ellen, “I think it just came from the inside.” And practice, he admits. Reuben also does all his own make-up and has been doing it since he was about 8.
Ellen asked if he wears make-up to school, and Reuben said he does. She asked if he was bullied and Reuben explained that he was bullied for a few months. “In my drama group, I used to get hit, punched, and kicked,” he said, “After two months, I tried to brush it off, but brushing it off doesn’t work. So I stood up to them and I told my mom.” Reuben got moved to a new school and has found his new classmates far more accepting. As they should be, because Reuben is a star:
Ellen congratulated him, saying, “Well, good for you for not stopping being who you are, that’s really tough.” She added, “And you look fantastic.”
Later Ellen asked what he wants to be when he grows up, and to the audience’s pleasure he said “a Kardashian,” explaining that he’d like to have his own make-up brand, website, and YouTube channel with his sister. Luckily, Ellen set him up with exactly what he needs to make his dreams come true, including a make-up set, a new computer, and a backdrop with the whole Kardashian brood to stand behind him. Reuben’s excitement was hard to capture:
Minnesota Teen Wins Battle To Box While Wearing Her Hijab
By Mustafa Gatollari
2 hours ago
If I was a Muslim woman, I probably wouldn’t wear a hijab. That doesn’t mean I have anything against headscarves; if someone wants to wear one, then more power to them. I think hijabis have proven that wearing one doesn’t hinder their abilities from being a top-level competitive athlete.
Take Ibtihaj Muhammad, for example.
Or Kubra Dagli, a Tae Kwon Do bad-ass who opts to wear a hijab, even during competitions.
With more and more female hijabi athletes getting exposure, brands are responding to suit their needs. Nike, for example, has created a “Pro Hijab,” a specially designed head-covering that’s better suited to athletic tasks.
When it comes to the world of fencing and Tae Kwon Do, a headscarf may seem out of place, but not so much as a sport like, let’s say, boxing. Where competitors usually wear shorts and tank tops to compete.
Which is why 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar is counting it as a victory that she’ll be able to officially box wearing long-sleeves and leggings.
She was previously barred from competing in boxing matches under USA Boxing’s regulations on wearing religious coverings in competition. However, the Council of American Islamic Relations recently announced that an exemption was made in the case of Zafar, and will probably set a precedent for other aspiring hijabi female boxers in the future.
“She’s put a lot of labor into this. She earned the right to showcase her skills, and I’m happy for her. But it’s just the first step in letting her achieve her dreams.”
For Zafar, this is the first step in establishing her career as a professional fighter.
Her inaugural match will be held on April 29th at the Spring Fling Amateur Boxing Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“I’m ready. You get so invested. My weight is in the right place. My head is in the game.”
Competing in the Olympics while wearing a hijab, however, is a whole other obstacle Zafar will have to face.
She plans on competing in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, however the International Boxing Association has yet to lift its ban on allowing competitors to wear religious attire in matches. USA Boxing is a different regulatory body entirely. In fact, it’s the AIBA that is in charge of governing internationally conducted matches.
CAIR, an Islamic rights organization, is assisting Zafar in getting an exemption to wear her scarf, long-sleeves, and leggings should she make the Olympic team.
“We welcome this partial victory and look forward to the day when athletes of all faiths may compete nationally and internationally while maintaining their religious principles,” Ibrahim Cooper, from CAIR, said.
Even though Zafar could be getting ahead of herself (she hasn’t fought her first match yet), her coach says that she’s already inspired tons of other young, female Muslim athletes.
An unfortunate reality of many modern day relationships is that people cheat. It doesn’t matter how long they’ve been dating or if they’re engaged or married, but the fact is that people have affairs.
And I’m not saying that having multiple partners or lying to someone about having an affair is necessarily a bad thing. People have all sorts of reasons for why they choose to seek out other romantic connections. But if you’re set to marry someone and settle down with them, then you probably want to cut out all those side-piece shenanigans.
Or you might just end up with a wedding like this: where a groom’s mistress showed up wearing a wedding gown.
In the video the husband can be seen trying to escort the furious mistress out of the wedding hall, but she stubbornly refuses.
She went on to grab the microphone and tell everyone in the wedding hall that the groom was a womanizer, which led to a shouting match between her and the guests.
The horrifying event happened in Ghana. Apparently after the mistress left the hall a bigger confrontation occurred outside. It’s unclear as to whether or not the bride and groom ended up tying the knot after the mistress’ surprise appearance. (h/t metro)