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Human Rights Commission considers racist Joost meme
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it's in the process of considering whether a controversial meme made about former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen is eligible for investigation. A meme that sparked ...
Backlash over racist meme about Joost's death
Cape Town – Facebook users had a meltdown after a man said he was glad Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen “was vrek (had died)". On Monday, Riaan Lucas, posted a meme of actor Tobey Maguire smirking with the words, “Me when I hear a ...
'I won't be offended if you untag me when making plans for my death': JK Rowling's VERY snippy response to a fan who ...
'I won't be offended if you untag me when making plans for my death': JK Rowling's VERY snippy response to a fan who ...
Please Don't Send JK Rowling Tweets About Her Own Death
Yesterday the Harry Potter author called out a meme that basically summed up how distraught fans will be when Rowling, eventually, passes on to that great Hogwarts in the sky. She makes a good point — who wants to think about their own demise and the ...
Why We Need To Stop Joking About The "Cash Me Outside" Girl
The video was dormant for about five months until it resurfaced with memes ablaze, and pretty much everyone starting experimenting with all the different ways to use her catchphrase, "cash me ousside, how bou dat." When the Internet took the reins ...
SAHRC to meet man who posted 'racist' Joost meme
The SA Human Rights Commission will meet the Facebook user who posted a “racist” meme about the death of rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen. Commission spokesperson Gushwell Brooks said on Wednesday, the commission had received two ...
Terrell Owens creates meme on Hall of Fame snub
The five time First Team All-Pro was in a lighter mood Wednesday, adding on to the popular sports meme over the last few days that has displayed the top championship finishes over the past 12 months in sports. What a year in sports! pic.twitter.com/ ...
'Punch a Nazi' goes from meme to video game
The recent 'punch a Nazi' meme has inspired a video game of the same name. The brainchild of game developer Super Deluxe, “Punch a Nazi” invites gamers to launch punches at digital avatars of Adolf Hitler, white nationalist leader Richard Spencer and ...
'Nevertheless, She Persisted' and the Age of the Weaponized Meme
All of that helps to explain why, today, “Silencing Liz Warren” and #LetLizSpeak are currently trending on social media platforms—and why, along with them, “She Persisted” has become a meme that is already “an instant classic.” It also helps to ...
When a Meme Loves a Woman: The Resurrection of Michael Bolton
This week, Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special drops on Netflix and continues the pop singer's pivot from cheesy relic to adorable meme, prompting us to wonder how we got here – speaking with sincere reverence about Michael Bolton in ...
Neil Cicierega and the Tricky Business of Making Meme Music
A still from the video for Smash Mouth's "All Star," one of Neil Cicierega's go-to sample sources. Neil Cicierega doesn't seem real. He's like a surge of smoke from a monitor, a command line overload running in a mawkish, gut-wrenching collapse. As one ...
How To (And How Not To) Use Memes For Online Marketing
On the surface, memes seem like an exciting way to connect with a new audience, enhance the value of your content, and reinvigorate the energy of your brand. They can certainly do all these things, but there are “right” ways and “wrong” ways to use ...
'Nevertheless, She Persisted': How Senate's Silencing of Warren Became a Meme
Senator Elizabeth Warren at a protest against Betsy DeVos's nomination as education secretary on Monday. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. Some called it a gift to women's rights advocates, since many diagnosed it as a plot to muzzle a vocal senator, ...
The week's hottest meme comes from a racist beef between YouTube personalities
To understand the hottest meme craze of the week, you're going to need a little background on some recent drama between two YouTube stars. The story is ridiculous, but it's been tremendously inspiring to meme creators. As a certain sports reporter once ...
Brewing controversy in Sanford over anti-refugee meme
The text of the meme reads: "This is a Muslim. They don't use toilet paper, they use their hands. This is Starbucks. They vow to hire 10,000 Muslims. Enjoy your coffee." The meme also depicts a man of Middle Eastern descent sitting on a toilet adjacent ...
'Punch a Nazi' goes from meme to video game – BGR
The recent 'punch a Nazi' meme has inspired a video game of the same name. The brainchild of game developer Super Deluxe, “Punch a Nazi” invites gamers ...
Meme about Joost's death not Riaan Lucas' first offensive post
Cape Town – A man who celebrated the death of ex-Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen on Facebook has been reported to the SA Human Rights Commission. Trade union Solidarity says it has lodged a complaint with the SAHRC against Riaan Lucas for ...
Mega: how German chancellor hopeful Martin Schulz became a meme
Just as the fake news debate has arrived in Germany in time for the Bundestag elections, so too have high-profile political memes. The moderators of The Schulz dub the subreddit as “semi-serious satire”, kickstarted when the former president of the ...
How a Heartwarming 'Hero Flight Attendant' Meme Helps Donald Trump Deport People
A viral tale of Alaska Airlines staff saving a sex-trafficked teen turns out to be propaganda for federal immigration enforcement. Elizabeth Nolan Brown| Feb. 9, 2017 8:20 am. A dramatic story. A righteous cause. A timely tie-in to the Super Bowl. It's ...
Human rights watchdog receives two complaints about racist Joost meme
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is assessing two complaints about the racist meme posted on social media shortly after the death of rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen. A Facebook user named Riaan Lucas posted the meme‚ ...
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