Confusion and controversy left quite the imprint across Twitter this week.
Donald Trump claimed Scotland was “going wild” over the Brexit vote (they weren’t), a mom proved to her daughter she was ready for a Beyonc concert by quoting her lyrics (they were Rihanna’s) and a whole mess of people tweeted congratulations at what they thought was Iceland’s soccer team (it was an Icelandic grocery store).
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In the midst of all this mayhem, we at least have a silly kid at baseball game, an otter celebrating her 20th birthday and Tony Hawk busting out a middle-aged 900 to balance everything out.
1. Justin Timberlake sparks controversy tweeting about Jesse Williams BET Awards speech
Greys Anatomy actor Jesse Williams was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards for his commitment to social justice and involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement, which included executive producing “Stay Woke: The Movement for Black Lives Matter” for the network. His empowering acceptance speech stole the night, inspiring the black community inside and outside the building. Which is why many took umbrage when Justin Timberlake tweeted how inspired he was by it. Many who saw his tweet accused him of being exactly the type of appropriator of black culture Williams mentioned in his speech. When called out by one user in particular, Timberlake responded with:
Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation.
Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 27, 2016
He later apologized to anyone that felt he was out of turn.
2. Trump rallies behind a decision that Scotland never made
Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
In a landmark referendum, The United Kingdom voted 51.9 percent to 48.1% to leave the European Union on Thursday, June 23. While this has many young people upset with the heavy sway the older generation had on the decision, it has a one Donald Trump downright giddy. So giddy that maybe he didnt do all his research. Drawing parallels from Brexit to America, Trump tweeted this statement about Scotland taking their country back, even though Scotland resoundingly voted to remain in the European Union.
3. Scottish mother tries to prove shes a Beyonce fan with Rihanna lyrics
Whatever you do, mom, do NOT sing oh na na whats my name at Beyonc. Alison from Glasgow, Scotland, posted this screenshot of a conversation with her mother who is very excited to be going to see Beyonc on July 7. Except, well, she doesnt seem to know who Beyonc is. When Alison calls her out for only knowing three songs, her mother confidently proves her wrong with lyrics to Rihannas Whats My Name.” Also, try not reading this whole thing in a Scottish accent. Its impossible.
4. In attempted joke, The Daily Show offends with Texas abortion law tweet
The Supreme Court ruled against a set of Texas abortion restrictions on Monday, deeming them unconstitutional for placing an undue burden on patients and not promoting women’s health and safety. The Daily Show posted the above tweet in response to the decision, angering many by seemingly encouraging people to get abortions. An hour later, the show commented on their own tweet saying, Friends, were certainly not promoting abortions. Just excited about #SCOTUS reaffirming right to choose.
5. People on Twitter confused an Iceland grocery for Icelands soccer team
After shocking Euro 2016 with their 2-1 victory over England in the tournaments round of 16, Icelands soccer team naturally received an outpouring of love, support and Brexit jokes online. However, some such messages of support didnt quite make it to the teams Twitter page @footballiceland. Instead, they somehow ended up on the doorstep of Iceland grocery store, @IcelandFoods. Iceland Foods happily took all their undeserved congratulations, though. Seems like theyve been waiting for this kind of recognition for a long time.
There are still plenty of reasons for us to maintain our faith in humanity.
6. Boy at baseball game gives the camera a better show than baseball ever could
One such reason is this boyhaving a blast with the cameraman at the NCAA College World Series without even saying a word. He begins with a serious stare-down of the camera, and then proceeds to get sassy with it, working it with his eyebrows and shoulders. Its clear his mother deals with this kind of behavior on a regular basis. At least it keeps her laughing.
7. Japanese otter celebrates her 20th birthday
Another such reason we should keep our faith in humanity is because of the otters. One otter in particularcelebrated her 20th birthdayat The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Japan. The adorable sea otter named Pata celebrated the big 2-0, which is approximately 80 years old in human years. The Aquariums twitter shared a photo of Pata recieving a cake made of fruit in ice, as well as some #tbt photos of Pata back in the day. Happy Birthday Pata!
8. Tony Hawk lands another 900 at 48 years old
First of all, Tony Hawk is 48. If thats not mind-blowing enough, how about the fact that at 48 years old, he is still able to pull off a 900. 17 years to the day after nailing his first one at the 1999 Summer X Games in San Francisco, California, Hawk did it again. Just like the first go round, he powers through a countless number of hard falls before sticking the landing. He says this 900 will be his last.
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