Bieber bares all in Bora Bora
Fangirls (and boys) across the globe were sent into a frenzy after full frontal pictures of Justin Bieber were leaked onto the net.
The revealing pictures were snapped by paparazzi while Bieber enjoyed a tropical holiday. They were then debuted on an American news site.
Spreading quickly onto Twitter and Instagram, netizens were able to peep and repost the uncensored images for themselves.
Whilst some enjoyed Bieber’s open display, many were outraged by the invasion of the pop star’s privacy. #ProtectJustinsPrivacy began trending on Twitter shortly after.
It just goes to prove getting naked gains publicity… well that and being Justin Bieber.
Man sacked for racist Facebook post; sparks #HisNameIsCayden
Upon first glance, it’s a regular pic, maybe even a likeable one. But marketing professional Gerod Roth came under fire when his seemly innocent selfie turned ugly.
Last month Mr Roth took a photo of himself with his co-worker’s three-year-old son, Cayden Jace, in the background. After he loaded the toddler’s image into Facebook’s bottomless chasm (without seeking parental permission), the photo quickly became the subject of ruthlessly racist remarks.
“I’ll feed you but first let me take a selfie,” was one of the comments posted by one of Roth’s friends. “I didn’t know you were a slave owner,” said another, gaining 10 likes. Mr Roth himself called the kid “feral” using an alias Facebook account.
After an uproar of disgust, the photo has since been deleted.
But no one is safe from the internet’s all-seeing eye. A screenshot of the photo and its comments went viral and reached its peak just this week when the child’s mother gained online traction with the hashtag #HisNameIsCayden, shaming the racist remarks.
Although Mr Roth has since apologised, he has since lost his job and severely damaged his reputation.
Some jokes just aren’t funny, especially bigoted banter.
Twitter campaigns for better baseball
Late night game show Midnight asked its Twitter audience to come up with a way to make the sport of Baseball more exciting than it already is. While its presence in Australia is somewhat lacklustre, that didn’t make the barrage of tweets, both humorous and genius, any less enjoyable. Here are a couple of wonderful examples.
What would you do to make Baseball more exciting? Join in and use the hashtag #MakeBaseballExciting!
Raped on Nauru, pregnant refugee’s plea goes viral
A Somali refugee who claims to have been raped and made pregnant while detained on Nauru has gained almost 50,000 supportive calls for medical care.
In a petition made viral on Twitter, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is asked to show compassion and allow the 23-year-old woman to come to Australia for pregnancy termination and psychological treatment.
The Prime Minister has remained silent for four days since the petition was launched. The matter has been passed on to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
“This cruel and heartless act of neglect is barbaric – time is running out to help a vulnerable and traumatised young lady,” wrote her lawyer, George Newhouse, who led the petition.
“The Prime Minister wants Australia to be known as a country that respects women – we can start by helping this poor soul,” he said.
Nathan Elvery, a spokesman from the petition’s website, told Fairfax the cause gained more than 5000 signatures within three hours of posting.
#NationalPoetryDay downs a Red Bull
While it might have been yesterday and we’ve completely missed out, there was still an outpouring of tweets and posts on Facebook focusing on National Poetry Day, inviting those with a passion for poetry to speak out about one of the most endearing forms of literature still kicking in today’s modern society.
The hashtag #NationalPoetryDay, as you’d expect, gained traction fairly quickly and led to some insightful and often delightful looks into poetry, ranging from poetry top lists to major brands giving the form a shot. We praised their efforts.
Twitter approves of American Horror Story’s nudity
American Horror Story: Hotel premiered in the States last night and fans invaded Twitter with their reactions.
Pop star Lady Gaga has a starring role in the show and viewers are loving it.
Using the #AHSHotel viewers expressed their delight at the amount of blood and nudity on display in the first episode.
The fans have spoken and told the show what they want to see. Only time will tell if the tv hit can maintain its popularity. – Best off the net by Daniel Stringer and Toby Berger
Top photo in high circulation on twitter, lifted from @ViewsFromJay account.