Someone gif’d one of my xtube videos and it has over 3000 notes on tumblr and none of you told me about it I’m offended.
thelamentofdeor said: Calm down Chad. I saw the same thing, and anyone with half a brain should realize that it’s just 100% speculation.
The problem is most people WON’T bother to check the news’ sources, since they’ll likely be like my parents and blindly trust the news simply because they reported it (despite the fact that news outlets misreport all the time and are forced to run corrections lest they be liable for a huge public lawsuit).
scarritt asked: My store clearanced out the black Barbies a few years ago because they weren't selling. :/
I mean, other than serving to make gay men look incredibly predatory upon younger generations and adding to all that “OMG all gey pplz r pedophiles” bullshit that permeates every aspect of human society, the claim is completely unfounded and has no evidence to back it up.
Like for real. Google it and then check their sources. There aren’t any (and yes, I checked thoroughly). The ONLY source of information on the subject is E! News, who has no evidence, quotes, or sources to prove their assumption other than, “they had coffee this one time back in October.”
Literally every. other. source. that reported about it quoted them or is a motherfucking tabloid.
The Advocate actually listed The Sun as a source. For those of you who don’t know, The Sun is a tabloid notorious for its inaccurate and offensive “articles.” Another source that goes as far as to quote “sources close to Tom/Dustin” is the Daily Mirror, which has been caught in numerous cases of libel, contempt of court, and misinformation.
If that’s not enough to convince you, take it from someone who literally cannot leave their house and be seen with a person of the same perceived sexual and gender identity without people assuming he’s dating them: going out for coffee with someone one time does NOT constitute a romantic relationship.
As someone who worked in journalism and news media to a degree (and technically still dabbles in it today), this entire travesty is one MASSIVE example of poor, lazy, and incorrect journalism and how damaging it can be to everyone involved (because you KNOW this is gonna hurt both Daley and Black if everyone hears it and believes it).
TL;DR- It’s false, there’s no proof, and if you don’t believe me you can Google it like I did.
This article is talking about Asian Barbies and I’ve legit never seen them except on like occasional Tumblr photo spreads and this greatly upsets me.
So this year I called up my sister and asked what I should get everyone for Xmas this year in an attempt to buy off their love since I can’t go to Alaska again. She said I should get my youngest sister a Barbie doll because she’s still a kid and likes that stuff.
"But make it, like, a black Barbie or something," she added. "I think she needs to diversify her Barbie collection."
"Lol K," I replied.
So today I went out on a quest to find my sister a black Barbie doll for Xmas.
First Stop: Fred Meyer.
I only went to the local Freddy’s because I needed to buy more peanut butter and I knew they had a kid’s toy section, so I checked that out once I was done looking at their colossal display of Holiday Chocoloate Oranges/mentally crying about it. I got to the kid’s toy section and realized HOLY FUCK SINCE WHEN ARE TOYS SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE THAT’S LIKE 20 BUCKS A BARBIE WTF.
And of course they didn’t have any Barbies of color so I bought my jar of Adams and left looking like a fool.
Next Stop: Target.
So I figured Target would have a better selection of children’s toys, therefore I swung by there and looked around their toy section but found even less than I did at Freddy’s. It was really hard having to go through the Barbie section and not lose my shit laughing because I was able to identify half of the available dolls as cast members from The Most Popular Girls in School. And of course, none of them were non-white, so I left in disappointment.
However, on my way back to the exit, I discovered an almost-hidden stack of Barbies near the greeting cards section. And lo and behold, there was ONE black Barbie doll on the rack! The box was pretty dinged up, and it said her name was “Barbie Fashionista Nikki” or something like that. I felt it was a sign from the Flying Spaghetti Monster that I needed to take it before the opportunity was lost.
I walked to the register (only two were open even though there were some long-ass lines and like ten total registers in the building. Come on, Target; let’s step up our game pls.), and went to purchase Barbie Fashionista Nikki. The cashier said my total was $8.67.
Keep in mind all the other Barbies I’d seen prior to this moment were priced $12.99-19.99 (and $34+ if you wanted the special Katniss Everdean or Effie Trinket ones).
I’m only telling this story because I’m
- super proud of myself for having found everyone in my family a gift for xmas this year
- really confused as to why the black Barbie was so much cheaper than the white ones and can’t tell if this is super racist or not but I think it is.
But yeah that’s my story. The End.
heres my idea for 2015: once the amazon drones are released, i gather a group of millions of people and we all purchase dildos at the same exact time, and deliver them all to the same spot in new york. about 30 minutes later, people look into the distance and see what they think is…