Pink Sauce nightmares, bulldog drama, robot goes rogue 👀🍿🧃
And a Gone Girl cruise seems like a bad idea waiting to happen
Hi Wrecklings! I’m currently listening to Fed Up, a podcast covering a WILD influencer feud over the F-Factor diet and the alleged problems with it.
“Viral 'Pink Sauce' Condiment On TikTok Raises Eyebrows As Buyers Sound The Alarm”- Chef Pii has defended herself in a recent interview for The Washington Post but you still won’t catch me eating Pink Sauce anytime soon.
“How a French bulldog meetup in New York became the center of viral debate”- If there’s anything the internet loves, it’s dogs and drama— and Kalhan from NBC News had a story that combined both! Since publishing, it seems that the Stop_Frenchy_Meetups_Nyc Instagram account was taken down so, it’s clear who won that dog fight.
“Elon Musk denies affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife”- Elon’s apparent commitment to a series of messy PR headlines continues. Despite the denial, some stories report otherwise.
“Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent”- Adding “This is of course bad” to my lexicon for crisis PR.
“Corporate Carbon Offset Company Accidentally Starts Devastating Wildfire”- You… had one job.
“Retirement House Is On A Mission To Change People’s Ideas Of Aging Through TikTok”- No snark, this is your heartwarming click of the week.
Emirates calls out London's Heathrow Airport- This tweet screenshot a press release that’s absolutely ruthless. Since then, it seems the two parties have reached a truce.
“Not Okay is a horror movie for the influencer age”- Featuring multiple “sympathetic cameos of Caroline Calloway”? Should be an interesting watch.
“Is Self-Care Making Us Lonely?”- A very, very dear friend recently shared a podcast episode about the power of radical self-love and exquisite self-care being key to impacting change in the world— without needing to become a hermit. Highly recommend.
“Why Do Tourists Keep Getting N@ked at Sacred Sites?”- Much like being on your best behavior when a guest at someone else’s house, can we do this for visiting other countries?
“What could possibly go wrong on the ‘Gone Girl’-themed cruise?”- So much about this cruise is fascinating, beyond Gillian Flynn tweeting about leaving who gets murdered up to chance.
“Million-Dollar Wine Heist Ends With Mexican Beauty Queen Arrested in Europe”- Ok, I’m getting hung up on bottles of wine that cost $300,000.
“White TikTok Influencer Receives Backlash After Trying To Gentrify Aguas Frescas -- WHAT Did She Call It??”- The influencers will never learn.
“I’m a VFX Artist, and I’m Tired of Getting ‘Pixel-F–ked’ by Marvel”- Depending on what industry you’re in, this article won’t be surprising (working for pennies because of the project’s clout) but I hate that it’s become standard.
More Serious Stories
We realize some of these can be triggering for some readers, so feel free to skip!
“Billionaire Canadian NHL team owner Daryl Katz, 61, paid underage teenage ballerina $75,000 for s3xu@l favors, civil suit claims”
“Inc3st allegations against Ricky Martin are DROPPED after singer's nephew withdraws his abuse claims and asks judge to dismiss the case: The 21-year-old was said to be struggling with mental health issues”
“Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing, wanted for questioning over real-life killing”
“EXCLUSIVE: Anti-vax dating site that let people advertise ‘mRNA FREE’ s3m3n left all its user data exposed”
“Netflix doc is set to lay bare shocking 2012 catfishing scandal of Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, as transgender woman who posed as his terminally-ill girlfriend and faked her death admits she concocted wild hoax because SHE was in love with him”
🔏“TikTokers say low payouts from its Creator Fund are affecting their mental health, and some are quitting entirely”
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