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Toronto Taco Restaurant Steps on More Than a Few Toes with Instagram Post
Juice Factor 9/10
In the age of social media, a simple Instagram post can make or break you. And for restaurants, images of delicious dishes can tell a story and bring in customers or in La Carnita’s case, seriously piss them off. In a recent (since-deleted) Instagram post, the popular taco joint posted what seemed like a harmless #TacoTuesday post… Until followers saw the caption that read, “What if Trump said, ‘grab her by the taco’… #LCeverywhere #TacoTuesday”. For those who don’t get the reference, presidential candidate Donald Trump is currently under fire for a leaked tape of him candidly boasting about molesting women and how as a celebrity, you can do anything to a woman even, “grab them by the p*ssy”. Now this is an issue for obvious reasons and for La Carnita to use it as a joke to promote tacos, well that’s just plain dumb, especially for a restaurant that’s run by an ad agency. Did they not learn anything from the Warehouse Group incident? Luckily, their followers and fellow-restauranteurs didn’t let them live their perpetuation of sexism in the kitchen down. In fact, owner of the restaurant empire that includes the Black Hoof, Rhum Corner & more, Jen Agg, deserves a standing ovation for calling La Carnita out on the said sexist post and former (since deleted but never forgotten) sexist posts (ie. referring to their female staff as their “#tacHOES”). La Carnita has since issued a 3-part apology on Twitter but will their followers forgive them? Have they learnt their lesson? Only time will tell…
New Bachelor, Same Lover
Juice Factor 8/10
Wait, I just found out right now that Nick Viall is the new ‘Bachelor’ but what’s even worse – he’s already been in the sack with one of the contestants even before filming began. The story broke earlier this week on Us Weekly and the crowd has been going wild ever since. Allegedly, Nick slept with the contestant at – get this of all places – a wedding. You know what Mr. Nice Guy Nick didn’t do after? He didn’t call her. And now she’s signed up for The Bachelor to get revenge. Or did she forget, too? I don’t know. Isn’t it weird that she would sign up to date or potentially marry someone she knew she had a one night stand with? All we can say is: SINGLE WHITE FEMALE VIBES.
Kim K Sues Over Robbery
Juice Factor 7/10
If you’ve been Googling the latest news on Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery, you would have found an interesting story that claims Kim faked the entire heist so as to build up content for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. We read it on YourNewsWire.com but they have since removed the article. The headline “Kim Kardashian Confesses Paris Robbery ‘Staged’ – Show Cancelled.” So, it turns out that this story originated from MediaTakeOut and now they are getting sued by none other than the star’s legal team. That was fast. Kim is suing them for 3 posts that alleged she staged the whole thing and that it was a something-something insurance scam. By the way, she’s taking it to the federal court. BYEEEEEEE
Lena Dunham Slams Trump
Juice Factor 9/10
In an ongoing circus that is ostensibly being called the Presidential Election (thank God we are in Canada), there are all sorts of reactions to both candidates. Some are favourable, some are bad and some just don’t belong. In a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine, feminist and power girl boss, Lena Dunham, speaks out against the Republican candidate. And circling back to the latest controversy, just last week, right before the second debate, a tape was released in which Donald Trump basically admitted to sexual assault, which he later dismissed as “locker room talk.” We’ve all heard this story unless you’ve been living under a rock. Here’s what Lena has to say about it:
“The whole thing was so shocking. I know that hearing those words was painful for everybody. Those comments aren’t just about women — they were about everyone whose body is treated like the property of other people.”
Blind Item: Could one of Canada’s Ex Publishing Personas Be Starting a Blog?
Juice Factor 8/10
In the wake of the whole Vogue vs. Fashion Bloggers war, it would appear that not all editors and staff writers are against the self-made influencers who have shaken up the industry like never before. You know the saying goes, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Well, in a recent tweet exchange with a local blogger, one of Canada’s biggest ex-editors alluded to maybe starting a blog of their own. From magazine pages to WordPress? I mean, isn’t that the dream trajectory nowadays?
Brad Won’t Go to Jail, FBI Not Interested
Juice Factor 8/10
The divorce that broke the camel’s back, in a shocking new development, it turns out that the FBI will not be investigated a reported incident involving Brad Pitt and his son, Maddox. Apparently, something went down on their private jet that was some sort of altercation between father and son, but Maddox was unharmed. Even though Angelina is basically starting a crusade against Brad, she never wanted him to get in the hands of the Feds. I mean, considering they started dating when they both played assassins it is quite an ironic end for them, especially if the FBI got involved. When life imitates art. N’est pas?
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