It’s official: Selfies have killed more people this year than SHARKS. So SUCK IT, shark-haters! (???)
A couple Japanese tourists slipped while they were taking a selfie on some stairs at the Taj Mahal this week. One of them broke his leg, and the other guy hit his head . . . lost consciousness . . . and DIED.
Mashable.com crunched the numbers, and that brings total selfie deaths this year to TWELVE. Four of them were people who fell, and the next highest cause of death involves trains.
That also includes a guy in August who got gored during the running of the bulls . . . the guy in July whose selfie stick was hit by LIGHTNING . . . the Russian woman who accidentally shot herself in May while posing with a gun . . .
And two Russian guys in January who posed with a live GRENADE. There have already been more selfie deaths this year than all of last year. And it’s only September.
As far as shark-related deaths, there have only been EIGHT this year. It just SEEMS like sharks are more dangerous, because of all the media coverage.
So this seems inappropriate . . . but apparently makeup companies are now tweaking their formulas to make you look BETTER in selfies.
(Mashable / Jezebel)
Is it FALSE ADVERTISING when a woman wears makeup? I say no . . . because that would mean it’s ALSO false advertising when I stuff a can of green beans in my pants to create a sweet bulge.
A guy in Algiers, Algeria recently got married. And the very next day, he saw his new wife without makeup for the first time.
He said she looked so different that he didn’t recognize her . . . and mistook her for, quote, “a thief who came to [rob] his apartment.”
When he realized it WAS her, he was so MAD that he decided to SUE her.
He wants $20,000 in damages. Because he says she tricked him into marrying her by wearing makeup, and the whole thing has led to, quote, “psychological suffering.”
Guy sues wife one day into marriage
There’s a new social media trend that’s perfect for our age . . . because it takes a stance AND gives people an opportunity to compliment you.
The new trend is called The Power of Makeup. Women are posting selfies with makeup on just HALF their faces, and nothing on the other half.
We assumed it was to show how makeup isn’t necessary, and you’re beautiful without it, and blah blah blah. But it’s actually the OPPOSITE.
The whole intention is to show that it’s COOL to wear makeup if you want to, even if it’s more trendy these days to say you’re anti-makeup.
Which is kind of a funny cause, considering how self-righteous the Internet usually is.
It wasn’t the first time Katy Perry wore a kimono in public, but people who watched her perform the other night at the American Music Awards felt her geisha-inspired performance of “Unconditionally” was culturally insensitive.
Katy opened the show in powdery white makeup and a cleavage-baring kimono. Dancers with fans “fluttered” across the stage, as some glided through the air with colorful umbrellas.
The performance caused tweets from viewers who accused Katy of “appropriating Japanese culture and perpetuating harmful stereotypes of Asian women.”
Critics from the media also pointed out the uncomfortable connection between Katy’s song, “Unconditionally,” and Western perceptions of Asian women.
No comment from Katy or her camp.