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The Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, Picked Garrett Yrigoyen, the Problematic Social Media User

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After a lot of spoilers and lot of speculation, Becca Kufrin has finally made her choice for her future husband. She picked the 29 year old Medical Sales rep, Garrett Yrigoyen, from Reno Nevada and she sent home Blake Horstmann. In the dramatical finale, aired last night, showed the difficult choice Becca had to make between the two men. Most people were rooting for Blake based on the fact the Garrett had some very problematic issues with his social media. Also, throughout the whole season there was a very obvious and strong connection between Becca and Blake. While she appeared to have a good time with Garrett, Blake seemed more well-rounded and also was very open with his feelings. Since their first one on one date, fans thought that Blake was the obvious choice.

But it was not meant to be, after giving his full speech, Blake was sent home to nurse his broken heart. Although, there had been rumors that Garrett was going to be the last one standing, people held out hope for Blake. After fans learned of Garrett’s problematic social media use after the first episode, they were quick to condemn him but as the season wore on, he managed to win over some people with his simple and seemingly sweet disposition. Some fans were able to forgive his transphobic, homophobic and racist likes on certain defamatory Instagram posts but others not so much. During the finale, many took to social media expressed their frustration that Becca picked someone that had liked and supported all those hateful Instagram posts. Early on in the season, Garrett issued a public apology that stated the following:

The Bachelorette's Finalist, Garrett Yrigoyen, Instagram apology

During the After the Rose Special, host Chris Harrison addressed the controversy. When asked about those likes, Garrett said, “I didn’t realize the effect of a double tap or a ‘like’ on Instagram,” Garrett explained. “I didn’t mean to hurt anybody’s feelings . . . I stand by everything I said in my apology. I’m trying to grow on a daily basis.”

Becca has asked fans early on to be open-minded about Garrett. Becca told Entertainment Tonight, “I want them to go through this season with me and watch my love story unfold with all of these men. I did things in the past that I’m sure [weren’t] the best [things], but I just want people to stay open-minded to everyone.”

During the finale, she said that although she doesn’t agree with his past Instagram usage, she believes that he has learned from the situation. She told Chris Harrison, “The Instagram situation, I don’t condone that and I know that he stands by his apology and he feels so bad for everyone that he did offend. He didn’t mean it. But I just want to move forward, to learn and to grow and continue to educate ourselves.”

Fans of the franchise were not pleased with outcome. Multiple people took to Twitter to express their outrage that Becca picked Garrett over Blake.

 

There has been no wedding date set yet but the couple appears to be full steam ahead despite the lack of support from Bachelor/Bachelorette Nation. Normally, we would say congrats but we aren’t Garrett fans either and honestly, we believe that this relationship is not going last.

Kim Kardashian Posts Controversial Instagram Ad about Appetite Suppressants

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Kim Kardashian flat tummy co lollipops Another day, another Kardashian in the news. Kim Kardashian is being raked through the coals for an Instagram post that she posted early today. The post featured the reality tv start sucking on a Flat Tummy Co.’s appetite suppressant lollipop with the caption, “#ad You guys… @flatummyco just dropped a new product. They’re Appetite Suppressant Lollipops and they’re literally unreal. They’re giving the first 500 people on their website 15% OFF so it you want to get your hands on some…you need to do it quick! #suckit”Needless to say, the world at large was not impressed. Kardashian currently has about 111 million followers on her Instagram account and many of them expressed their displeasure with the star. People made comments that called Kardashian “vile”, “irresponsible”, and “toxic”.

One of those most outspoken critics of the post was “The Good Place” actress, Jameela Jamil. She tweeted, “You terrible and toxic influence on young girls. MAYBE don’t take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful. And to play with your kids. And to have fun with your friends. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than ‘I had a flat stomach.’

The actress also tweeted in celebration when the post was removed. There is some confusion over whether Kardashian took it down or it was reported as a violation of Instagram’s policies.  Jamil posted a tweet that showed a clip of Meryl Streep clapping at cheering at an awards show with the caption, “Kim took the tweet down. Well done twitter people. Bravo.” The post, however, appears to be back up.

The tweet not only angered some people but also raised some eyebrows. The lollipops have no scientific evidence to back up the claims of weight loss. There has been only one active study done of the lollipop’s main active ingredient. The study was performed in 2010 by a French researcher at a low-profile pharmaceutical company on the outskirts of Toulouse. The active ingredient is satiereal, a saffron extract that is sold as a supplement in some wellness stores that has no actual proof of living up to the claims that Kardashian made on her post. Satiereal supposedly activates a neurotransmitter that combats the urge to overeat but there is no actual scientific evidence to back up that claim.

The posted was taken down but now appears to be back at the comments are still overwhelmingly negative. People are continuing to blast her for her tone deaf message. There has been rumors that the post was taken down twice and then it reappeared. People thought that maybe she had heard their pleas and removed it out of respect but turns out that wasn’t the case. The post currently has 1,308,451 likes.

 

Love is Dead, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are Splitting up

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan call is quits
After nine years of marriage and one daughter, the couple has announced that they are planning on going their separate ways. The news came out yesterday much to the sadness of fans everywhere. The couple met on the set of their 2006 movie, Step UpThey started dating a short time after the movie finished filming and then they got married in 2009. Jenna gave birth to Everly, their daughter, who is turning five this year.

The couple released a joint statement on their individual Instagram accounts that said there was no scandal or terrible even that led to the demise of their marriage. The statement was sweet and stated that the couple decided that they wanted to lovingly part ways.

“Hey world!

So…We have something we would like to share.

First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for.  We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into “alternative facts” 😉  So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.

We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.  We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy.  Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna.”

Jenna did say in her last interview before the news of the split that it was difficult that everyone thought that both her and Channing had the perfect marriage. During her interview with Health Magazine for the March issue, Jenna opened up about her marriage. Jenna talked about how she feels like she never gets time for herself because of the demands of her family and career. The most telling quote in the whole interview gives some major foreshadowing into the future demise of this marriage. Jenna said, “When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect. I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa. But I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work. Both of us have been pretty aware and willing to do that. We’ve always had the same values. But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other.”

The couple has not made an additional statement, but like most people in the world we are devastated over this last celeb couple splitting up.

Elon Musk Deletes his Company’s Social Media Profiles in Wake of Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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Elon Musk deletes his companies' social media profilesElon Musk very abruptly deleted the social media profiles for both Tesla and SpaceX this last Friday. The move did come as a surprise to Musk fans but since the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, Musk decided that is was best to delete the profiles all together to take stand against Facebook. Last week there was a huge outcry on social media to take a stand against Facebook. The hashtag #deletefacebook started to trend last week on Twitter and so far many have joined the movement to get rid of their Facebook pages. Musk decided to also join the movement by deleting both the SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages. The SpaceX account had 3 million followers, and Tesla hd about 4 million.

This bold move came in the wake of the latest Facebook impropriety. It was discovered last week that the consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, had wrongfully harvested personal data for over 50 million Facebook users.  The information wastes by the political consulting firm who was backing President Trump’s 2016 election campaign. The information that was collected was then used to developed a software program that profiled the users to predict voting patterns. Through these predictions, they created micro-targeted ads that were designed to influence US citizens’ voting decisions.

According to Techradar.com, Cambridge Analytica was able to gain access to the information through very underhanded means. According to the article, “Cambridge Analytica (CA) obtained voter data through a Facebook-linked app named ‘thisisyourdigitallife’. Through the app, CA member Aleksandr Kogan paid Facebook users in exchange for a detailed personality test, supposedly for academic research purposes.”

The #deletefacebook hashtag started with the cofounder of WhatsApp (that is also owned by Facebook). Brian Acton started the movement by tweeting, “It is time. #DeleteFacebook” and Musk responded with tweeting “What’s Facebook?”.

Another Twitter user called him out saying, “Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you’re the man?” and in typical Musk fashion, he responded with, “I didn’t realize there was one. Will do.”

Soon another tweet followed asking if Musk was going to also delete the Tesla Facebook and Musk responded with another cheeky answer saying, “Definitely. Looks lame anyway.”

Musk deletes facebook for both Tesla and SpaceX

There has also been called for Musk to delete the Instagram accounts for both Tesla and SpaceX since Facebook owns Instagram but so far both those profiles are still up. Musk did acknowledge that Facebook’s negative influence is creeping in but for now he has not made another public statements about getting rid of the Instagram profiles. For those still wanting to keep up with the company, both companies still have their Twitter, Youtube and Flickr accounts.

As the enigmatic SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has been known to make some pretty unpredictable moves, but he usually follows his gut on what is best for his companies and his gut is usually right. But according to Musk, he doesn’t even use Facebook anyways. In his last thoughts on the matter, he tweeted, “Instagram’s probably ok imo, so long as it stays fairly independent. I don’t use FB & never have, so don’t think I’m some kind of martyr or my companies are taking a huge blow. Also, we don’t advertise or pay for endorsements, so … don’t care.” and he then added, “We’ve never advertised with FB. None of my companies buy advertising or pay famous people to fake endorse. Product lives or dies on its own merits.”

Make Zuckerberg has since made a public apology and did the standard public apology tour but it took a few days before the news broke before the Facebook founder stepped forward to offer any explanation as to why this breach of trust even occurred in the first place. The fallout continues as sharp drop in share price erased close to $50 billion of the company’s market cap. Now Zuckerberg has been asked to testify before congress to address the “breach of trust” that occurred.

 

Rob Kardashian Could Face Legal Ramifications over Explicit Photos of Black Chyna on his Instagram

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rob kardashian faces legal issues over revenge porn postings of Blac Chyna Instagram has shut done the official account of Rob Kardashian this week over some explicit photos he posted of his on again off again girlfriend and mother to his child, Blac Chyna.  The photos depicted Chyna half nude with the claims that she was cheating on Rob while they were in a relationship. As more photos were posted, Rob made more defamatory claims against Chyna. Rob went on to claim that he purchased her hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and that he paid for weight loss surgery after the baby was born. He also said that Chyna is also abusing drugs and alcohol.  Chyna then shot back with her own accusations about Rob’s infidelity during their relationship.

The feud started with one explicit photo that Rob posted with the claim that Chyna sent it to him while she was sleeping with another man. The caption said, “This is from Chyna yesterday to me. I never been so disrespected in my life. I just bought her 250K of jewelry yesterday. This woman is so disrespectful and I don’t care.”

Chyna, never one to let drama go, then took to her Snapchat with the claim that Rob beat her. Her Snapchat post said, “Rob u did all this but u beat me up and try act it never happen !!!!! U put hand on me I swear on god !!!!! On my kids but I’m supposed to be quiet because you’re a Kardashian (sic)”. The post has since been removed. She also posted photos of herself wearing the diamond encrusted jewelry that Rob has purchased for her.

The feud began to spiral out of control when Rob posted an Instagram video of Chyna kidding another man and staring into the camera. He then added the caption, “Hahahaha Chyna just sent me this video saying happy 4th of July what a crazy person. Come spend time with your daughter instead of f***ing me and then this dude right after. U need help”.

His Instagram posts then got very lengthy and very personal. He made claims that, “Lol so she f***** me then [Rarri True] then this dude in 3 days. With my daughter and her son in the house in my bed haha and my paid house. Damn this woman is crazy.” He also made claims that he was worried that Chyna might have given him a venereal disease and that she slept with about 8 other men while they were together. He then called out some of the men he believes she slept with and also that the reason why she continues to stay with him is because he pays all of her bills. He called her an unfit mother and said that she did not want his daughter to be raised around such a bad influence.

His posts were up for about a half of an hour before Instagram shut down his account. He then moved on to Twitter to continue to air out dirty laundry. He continued to make the same claims that he made on Instagram. The most defamatory tweet says that the only reason why Chyna even had a baby with him was to get back at her ex Tyga for being in a relationship with his sister, Kylie. The tweets are still up and he has yet to post any of the same explicit photos that he put on his Instagram.

There has been talk of potential legal repercussions based on the fact his posts could potentially qualify as revenge porn. California has very strict laws when it comes to revenge porn and Chyna’s  attorney Walter Mosley released a statement, “I am exploring all legal remedies and protections available to my client at this time in attempts to best advise her on how she may want to proceed.”

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