"Tech Girlies", MAGA rap & a verified million-dollar scheme 👀🍿🧃
And people don't hate our TikToks, so that's cool.
Hi Wrecklings! Guess what! I’m finally (trying!) to regularly post to TikTok and did a whole series explaining the rise and fall of The Wing, we’d love for you to give it a look!
Also, are y’all as intrigued by this "Don’t Worry Darling” PR disaster as I am? Here’s an excellent explainer thread for those unfamiliar alongside some other fun tweets.
Now, without further ado!:
“James Van Der Beek Sues SiriusXM for Breach of Contract Over $700K Podcast Deal”- With each podcast episode netting $17,500 plus 50% of net ad revenue, I’d be mad about this deal falling through too.
“Real Money, Fake Musicians: Inside a Million-Dollar Instagram Verification Scheme”- Big ups to ProPublica for this absolute 🔥🔥 exposé, the entire read is 👩🏼🍳💋.
“S3x Workers Say Wells Fargo Is Terminating Their Accounts”- This opens up a great opportunity for a bank willing to align with a huge customer-base.
And yet I’m sure this guy isn’t having any issues finding a bank to keep his millions in. Gross double standard there— “The reclusive owner of OnlyFans rakes in more than $500 million from the adult website in less than 2 years, report says”
“An A.I.-Generated Picture Won an Art Prize. Artists Aren’t Happy”- I don’t feel like the dude who submitted the piece was wrong, but I also feel like he was the kid in school that liked to remind the teacher if they forgot to collect homework 🤷🏼♀️.
“Peter Thiel’s Investment Firm Is Backing a Menstrual Cycle-Focused ‘Femtech’ Company”- The self-hating gay man that wants to inject young people’s blood into his own and believes no good came from women voting, is funding a female-focused startup? Mmmkay 🚩🚩🚩.
“Snap CEO Evan Spiegel tells employees to prove 'the haters' wrong during an all-hands meeting. The rallying cry did not land well with staff reeling from massive layoffs.”- Admittedly had it not been for dudes on dating apps asking for my Snap username (looool), I wouldn’t have realized Snap was even still a thing.
“The Baffling World of MAGA Rap”- This article reads like an SNL Stefon skit— it has everything from lizard people, to aliens, to mall meetings.
Gross warning 💩: “Woman Claims Online Clothing Order Came with Poop Stain”- ASOS, no. no. no. And this is all while we’re likely all slowly being poisoned by our fast fashion threads.
“A Reddit post about a s3x playlist made an 11-year-old song go viral. The DJ behind it weighs in on its success.”- I’m including this because I literally howled when listening to the song mentioned in the Reddit post.
“Investigators, Citing Looting, Have Seized 27 Antiquities From the Met”- Sprinkling some art scandal in here because ✨culture✨.
“Flying’s summer of hell goes out with a bang”- Love to pay even more for the privilege of being inconvenienced. Now seems like a good time to resurface this flight attendant’s viral tweet from earlier this summer:
“Is Philly the rudest U.S. city? Only if you’re a whiny baby”- I aspire to be as unapologetically myself as Philly does, every day.
“#WorkingInTech Influencers Are Facing Backlash For Their Glamorous TikToks About The Industry”- As a woman in tech, I can’t think of a worse thing to call myself than a “tech girlie” 💀. Also, startup perks are nice, particularly when you can anticipate the timing of your layoff when the free office snacks go from beef jerky to stale Goldfish crackers (true story).
“A Russian influencer posed with what looked like a Chanel bag 5 months after cutting one up on camera in protest against the luxury brand”- We covered this influencer destroying her Chanel bags earlier this year but looks like, psych!
“Kids Yell ‘Poop’ At Alexa, And These Musicians Profit”- Huh. Didn’t see the cartoon baby baby rapping while holding a beer and a cigarette coming. I really wish they’d gotten a quote from Raffi about this trend- I feel like he’d never.
“Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Pitch Is Falling Flat”- This is an absolutely BRUTAL writeup, dang.
More Serious Stories
We realize some of these can be triggering for some readers, so feel free to skip!
“Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears Accused of Child Sexual Abuse”- Since the publishing of the original article, Tiffany has responded to the allegations.
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