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This week, Clint Eastwood was pretty racist, Instagram pretty much copied Snapchat, and people were pretty confused that Channel 4’s new dating show Naked Attraction actually exists. Most of Twitter was also waiting patiently for Frank Ocean’s new album to drop, and so they did some tweets about it.
#ClintEastwood thinks we should all just get over racism and stop being pussies
Donald Trump has been saying racist things for a long time. This week has probably been no different, apart from the fact that Clint Eastwood has decided to weigh in on his constant and very public discrimination. Speaking to Esquire this week, the actor, director, and long-time supporter of the Republican party, stated that he would be voting for Trump in the US’s next presidential election even though he has said a lot of “dumb things.”
Eastwood then went on to say that political correctness has gone mad, that back in his day most things wouldn’t even be considered racist, and that everybody who calls out racism and general asshole-ish behaviour is walking on eggshells. Oh, Eastwood also said that we now live in the “pussy generation.” As opposed to, y’know, the generation where schools were segregated and black people had to sit at the back of the bus.
Some people took to Twitter to praise Eastwood’s ‘honesty,’ to hail him a ‘hero,’ and to continue to not understand why calling all Mexicans rapists is a little bit problematic. Some other people called bullshit and broke out the old-man-yells-at-cloud Simpsons meme again. It had never been more relevant.
Checking out the news coverage of Clint Eastwood's political comments pic.twitter.com/XRWpbe46Y5
— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) August 4, 2016
Ok people, you're going to be waking up to a lot of Clint Eastwood in your timelines but relax, he's not dead.
He's just a bit of a prick.
— Gerry McBride (@GerryMcBride) August 4, 2016
Guys, calm down! Clint Eastwood is just nostalgic for the golden days of his youth, when interracial marriage was illegal.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 4, 2016
Clint Eastwood, when you grew up people couldn't drink from the same water fountains. pic.twitter.com/zfXoRMDBs4
— JenAshleyWright (@JenAshleyWright) August 4, 2016
Channel 4’s #NakedAttraction airs, general public are shocked
This week, Channel 4’s new dating show was on the telly. The show is called Naked Attraction and involves some single people looking at some other single people while naked, and deciding whether to date each other based on this nakedness.
I did not watch Naked Attraction. I know very little about Naked Attraction, other than what Twitter has taught me about Naked Attraction due to the fact it trended in the UK and Ireland when it was on. What Twitter taught me included the following things:
- People like laughing at other people’s naked bodies
- Dating shows have gone too far
- Nicky Byrne is old
- Anna Richardson has a nice fringe
Here are some other things that Twitter thought while watching Naked Attraction this week.
— Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne) August 2, 2016
"How did you and mum meet??'"
"Well I went on a tv show and saw her bare fanny and knew she was the one for me"#nakedattraction
— liv (@livicoxx) August 1, 2016
— Kirsty (@KirstyJeff) August 1, 2016
Belly buttons arnt half weird #nakedattraction
— Dave (@mcfcnorthstand3) July 27, 2016
#FrankOcean doesn’t drop album
Today, the new Frank Ocean album is supposed to drop. However, as of 2.39pm on Friday afternoon, the new Frank Ocean album has not yet dropped. ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ is due to be released today on Apple Music, but unfortunately for everybody who’s sitting around refreshing, it isn’t here yet.
So, instead of listening to the new Frank Ocean album, people are tweeting. They are tweeting their excitement. They are tweeting their impatience. They are tweeting their frustration. They are tweeting their hope for a newer, brighter world following the eventual release of the new Frank Ocean album… Should it ever arrive.
Here are their tweets.
Waiting for Frank Ocean's album to drop like pic.twitter.com/StJMLAzR6c
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) August 2, 2016
2pac's gunna drop an album before Frank Ocean does smh
— Sarah (@SarahhMurrayy) August 5, 2016
Frank Ocean's album will be so good, it'll bring Harambe back
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) August 2, 2016
me waiting to see if Frank Ocean really drops the album today pic.twitter.com/3fAyZIsZD4
— sophie (@sophxthompson) August 5, 2016
— ً (@godlyvon) August 5, 2016
#InstagramStories feature appears suspiciously similar to #Snapchat…
This week, Instagram launched their stories feature. It allows users to take a photo or video, post it to their Instagram for their followers to watch for 24 hours, and to keep adding photos and videos until everyone is basically just sick of looking at them. The app’s new feature also includes filters and text, and allows users to reply directly to another person’s story.
Anybody who has a phone is aware that Instagram’s new stories feature is basically Snapchat, but with less dog filters and geotags. Which, honestly, makes it a less good version that should be abandoned immediately.
Some people like Instagram’s new feature. Some people don’t. And some people simply do not care because they’ve got other important things going on in their lives. Those people did not tweet about Instagram’s new feature.
— Female Pains (@FemalePains) August 4, 2016
How long before they introduce the puppy faces #InstagramStories
— Andy Brown (@LawsonAndy) August 3, 2016
Some updates that would actually be useful:
-pause when watching a video#InstagramStories
— tonibraxton (@thehitstour) August 3, 2016
— Just Eat Ireland (@JustEatIE) August 3, 2016