Shrek raves, Goop burns people & the brand mascots are thirsty 👀🍿🧃
And Buzzfeed's EIC is going into ice cream
Hi Wrecklings! Are you watching the Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons documentary this week? We love a good brand exposé, but curious to see how scandalous it really gets.
“More misery for ousted WeWork founder Adam Neumann as his new cryptocurrency-backed climate venture is put on hold due to plummeting Bitcoin market”- Another fascinating chapter added onto Adam Neumann’s stumble through the world of startups.
“Raving for Shrek, the Swamp Comes to Brooklyn”- Not a scandal, but I’m sad I didn’t know this was a thing until now.
TW: Just Gross- Uh, so based on this Twitter thread, The Dr. Oz Show had a really weird way of dealing with human organs…
“Mormon influencer whose husband is divorcing her after she broke the rules of 'SOFT SWINGING' arrangement opens up about their custody deal in dancing TikTok video”- The scandal I hate to love, it’s hard to look away.
“Two Men Got S'more Than They Bargained For at the Goop Store (Severe Burns)”- Can we start assuming that unless proven otherwise, “life hacks” on TikTok are generally just good ways to get hurt/sick/sent to the ER?
“The Real Scandal Buried in the Uber Leak”- An interesting read, particularly when read in tandem with Salon'‘s article titled, “After algorithm shift, Uber Eats couriers without cars report dwindling wages”
“Melbourne woman left feeling 'dehumanised' after TikTok influencer posted video of her without consent”- This is only one of the recent examples of the backlash to this performative (?) goodwill. The Guardian also covered it in their piece, “Gifts for strangers: the ‘ethically ambiguous’ TikTok trend using unknowing people as fodder for content”
“Influencers over the age of 30 are warned to 'stay off TikTok' because they're TOO OLD and the users are 'absolutely brutal'“- Good thing for those of us women in our 30s are too old to care about the opinions of anonymous internet goblins with garbage opinions.
“When Brands Got H**ny From d**k pics to @nilingu$ to impregnated mascots, social marketing has entered its carnal era.”- I’m still trying to unsee the Duolingo and Scrub Daddy video, so proceed with caution.
More Serious Stories
We realize some of these can be triggering for some readers, so feel free to skip!
“Former President Bill Clinton encouraged Andrew Cuomo to appeal to New York voters and tell them his 'fate was in their hands, not the politicians' instead of resigning amid sexual harassment scandal”
After seeing this tweet go viral, found this article detailing how “Women who don't have babies are getting baby formula in the mail during a formula shortage” that was written earlier this month which is disturbingly perplexing given the current formula shortage.
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