It’s finally the weekend. And what better way to celebrate that with a round-up of this week’s buzziest controversies? From Oprah’s third arm to Nutella riots, here’s everything that’s shaking the web.
The Photoshop fails on the cover of Vanity Fair
THE STORY: Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood issue this year stars some of our favourite industry elite: Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Gal Gadot and Harrison Ford pose in red carpet attire for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. But a few *extra* elements in the photographs have caught the Internet’s attention.
im tryna figure out how many legs reese witherspoon’s got in here, it’s been bothering me for the last five minutes pic.twitter.com/u1uQ63sDdd
— space wifey 👑 (@leiascaptain) January 25, 2018
Now that Oprah has been exposed as an alien with three hands, her prospective presidential candidacy takes on more sinister overtones: pic.twitter.com/ZzP3GDza7x
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) January 25, 2018
Sloppy digital image manipulation — especially at the level of Vanity Fair / Annie Leibovitz — is beyond comprehension at this point.https://t.co/rZFimVoPIW
— Dan Rubin (@danrubin) January 26, 2018
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: This was clearly a publicity stunt from Vanity Fair, right? The leg thing I understand — it’s probably a shadow from the dress — but there’s no way they ‘accidentally’ gave Oprah a third hand. And good on them, because the stunt worked! This star-studded magazine cover is the most divisive optical illusion since the black and blue vs white and gold dress debate.
Plus, we got this monumental Twitter exchange between Oprah and Reese:
I accept your 3d leg. As I know you accept my 3d hand👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾❤️
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 25, 2018
HOW WE FEEL: 👋 👋 👋
Ivanka Trump changed her Twitter bio
THE STORY: Here’s what the First Daughter’s bio used to say: “Wife, mother, sister, daughter. Entrepreneur & advocate for the education and empowerment of women & girls. This is my personal page. Views expressed are my own.”
And here’s what it said Monday: “Wife, mother, sister, daughter. Advisor to POTUS on job creation + economic empowerment, workforce development & entrepreneurship. Personal Pg. Views are my own.”
So you changed your Twitter bio and removed that you’re an advocate for women, eh? Because you had to. Because you’re not. You’re basically a traitor to women. And, if you support your dad, America.
— DanielleL ✨🌊 (@itwaswritten83) January 22, 2018
Where were you during @womensmarch? You changed your Bio, you no longer care for women’s rights?
— Long Beach Chica (@LBxChica) January 22, 2018
LOL, Ivanka’s feminism is as empty as her updated Twitter bio. https://t.co/JInRCx3rFW
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) January 22, 2018
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: The women’s march on Saturday must have prompted Ivanka Trump to realize that her support of female empowerment and her support of her father are mutually exclusive. Ivanka can’t fight for both–she has to pick one. And she did.
HOW WE FEEL: *Unfollow*
Nutella is 70% off in France
THE STORY: Intermarché, a major supermarket chain in France, offered a 70% discount on 33-ounce jars of Nutella, bringing the price down from €4.50 to €1.40. The slash in prices drew a heated crowd, causing violent scenes and leaving several people injured. And then the police had to be called…
— CBC News (@CBCNews) January 26, 2018
They should have know first … pic.twitter.com/XwzLOXibey
— Lautaro Vergara (@VergaraLautaro) January 26, 2018
The first ingredient in Nutella is sugar followed by vegetable oil. People in France were actually rioting over diabetes. I would much prefer an organic dark chocolate spread over nutella any day.
— Chance The Rapper (@ChanceFrom79th) January 26, 2018
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: This heavenly hazelnut-and-chocolate spread is the single unifying thing between all French people. So when it gets marked down more than 70%, French people won’t surrender. Don’t be mad because you don’t understand the madness! Plus, have you ever had a fresh banana and Nutella crepe from a Parisian street vendor at 3am after a night of drinking wine along the Siene? Try it, and you’ll understand the hype.
HOW WE FEEL: 🍫 🍞 👊
Wonder Woman didn’t receive a SINGLE Oscar nomination
THE STORY: Many fans had hoped that after its mass critical and box office success, Wonder Woman would be awarded a nod from the Academy. But when the nomination list was announced earlier this week, these hopes were shattered: no best director nomination for Patty Jenkins, no nomination for best picture, and not even a token technical nomination in sound mixing or costume design.
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) January 23, 2018
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: This was an extremely disappointing snub. Wonder Woman was a game changing film, and such a major fixture in pop culture conversations this past year.
With grace and gratitude, Gal Gadot puts the missed nomination more elegantly than I ever could: “I was very moved and touched by the feedback of all the people that were disappointed that ‘Wonder Woman’ wasn’t nominated,” the star of the film told Entertainment Tonight in response to the outrage. “But we certainly never did the movie for that.”
HOW WE FEEL: 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥