There’s only one platform where you can talk about the Vanity Fair Photoshop fail and politics in the same place.
I’ve recently been checking in with Twitter every day.
It’s something I don’t know much about, it’s a magical land where everyone is free to converse about the news and issues as they happen. And I kind of like that.
The instant way we can all share an opinion could be harmful, but actually ends up kind of hilarious.
Celebrities share the funniest observations about the TV we’re watching, and it’s the best place to find out about the news as it happens.
Here are a few stories you need to catch up on via your Twitter feed…
Does Reese Witherspoon have three legs?
This morning, Twitter was abuzz with the front cover of the Vanity Fair 2018 Hollywood portfolio shot by Annie Leibovitz, featuring powerful and influential men and women.
Including Reese Witherspoon and Oprah.
First, people were concerned that Reese was perching on Oprah’s lap, but then they noticed what Twitter is calling the “Where’s Waldo of Reese Witherspoon’s limbs”.
In a potential ‘Photoshop fail’ Reese appears to have three legs. In response, Reese tweeted:
Well…I guess everybody knows now…I have 3 legs. I hope you can still accept me for who I am. ?( and I will never apologize for snuggling @Oprah .. if you get the opportunity, I highly recommend it;) https://t.co/6GyrfWxNSY
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) 25 January 2018
Photoshop fail gave Oprah Winfrey three hands and Reese Witherspoon three legs in Vanity Fair. ? pic.twitter.com/htVBIUujsE
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) 26 January 2018
After Reese’s legs, Oprah’s hands in the feature came under scrutiny.
With eagle-eyed tweeters noticing she had three hands.
Vanity Fair has since admitted fault with Oprah but not with Reese.
If you need a mood boost, just look at some of the tweets about this ‘fail’.
Male TV Presenters are offering to take pay cuts
Yesterday in the UK the news about the Presidential Club’s treatment of hostesses was splashed all over the papers.
Equality and the treatment of women are really in the forefront of our conversations at the moment, which is a huge step in the right direction.
The BBC has admitted that female presenters do not earn as much as male presenters, and in response 4 male presenters have agreed to cut their wages.
Right now on Twitter, this issue is dividing people.
Am I missing something here? Shouldn’t women’s pay at the BBC rise to the level of their male counterparts rather than the men take a pay cut to bring them more in line with their women colleagues? Not sure what the message is here. https://t.co/0W2Niov4it
— Morris Bright MBE (@Morris__Bright) 26 January 2018
Why pay the BBC men less?
Why not pay the BBC women more?
If they are worth it they are all worth it!!
— Jullee Morgan (@MorganJullee) 26 January 2018
What a joke that some #BBC men have taken a pay cut! It isn’t their fault what they were paid. Maybe the BBC can just pay everyone equally in the first place.
— Andy Burman (@Burmana2002) 26 January 2018
Oprah, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon are now Barbies
Who didn’t love Barbie as a child?
And as the years have gone by, Barbie has committed themselves to being more diverse, to trying to break the negative press about Barbie’s dimensions and hair colors.
And to move with the times, which is admirable.
There are some really cool, fashionable things happening with Barbie.
This makes us want to grab our old Barbie collection and start buying outfits for them all over again.
Now they’ve released dolls for the Wrinkle In Time movie (are you excited about this movie?), and Twitter can’t handle it.
— A Wrinkle In Time (@WrinkleInTime) 25 January 2018
THERE’S AN INDIAN BARBIE!!! https://t.co/k2FT75kkZK
— Aditi Juneja (@AditiJuneja3) 25 January 2018
Injection-molded plastic never looked so good https://t.co/nvIveONOkF
— Michal Lev-Ram (@mlevram) 25 January 2018
Trump offers an apology for re-tweeting far right images
Piers Morgan interviewed Donald Trump and addressed the fact that he re-tweeted images from far-right group Britain First.
In the UK Britain First is mostly reviled and dismissed, however, Trump gave them a platform with his millions of followers.
— Kate Campbell-Payne (@KTPme) 26 January 2018
— Shazia M. Raphael (@ShaziaMRaphael) 26 January 2018
It sparked a debate about researching before re-tweeting.
The phrase ‘I’m no fan of Trump but’ is trending right now. Join in the debate.
Malala Yousafzai speaks at the World Economic Forum
Malala addressed feminism in Davos, she believes that we need to educate young men in order to move forward with the issue of equality.
“When we talk about feminism and women’s rights, we’re actually addressing men,” she said.
“Men have a big role to play … We have to teach young boys how to be men.
In order to be a man you have to recognize that all women and all those around you have equal rights and that you are part of this movement for equality.”
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) 25 January 2018
— It’s Kai :) (@makingkai) 26 January 2018
Dear David is keeping Twitter up at night
If you haven’t been following the story of a Buzzfeed writer haunted by the ghost of a boy with a misshapen head (aka Dear David), you really should.
This weird story has videos and photos attached to it (for proof of course) and started when Adam Ellis woke up from a really weird dream. Twitter is invested now.
The “ghost” is even haunting his Instagram now. If you want to get invested in a creepy Twitter thread, start with this one:
So, my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he’s trying to kill me. (thread)
— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) 7 August 2017
I swiped to my mentions and saw that everyone was tweeting to me about something I’d posted to my Instagram Story the day before, saying they saw something weird. The stories are expired now but I have screenshots, and I don’t know how to explain it.
— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) 17 January 2018
Real or not…. that’s bloody terrifying. Just the whole thing about the way he’s written it is eerie in itself ???
— Lily ??✨ (@LilyTheLostGirl) 21 January 2018
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