Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- May 22
Are Azziad and Ringtone Dating?
Ringtone is currently the talk of the town following his rumored romance with Azziad Nasenya. Photos of the controversial gospel artist and the TikTok star surfaced online on Thursday, showing the two having coffee. However, additional photos of the two together have since gone viral, one of which shows Nasenya with a baby bump alongside an embrace from Ringtone.
We can neither immediately establish whether the pair is dating, nor ascertain the originality of the images but for what its worth, the internet has been churning on this topic. Here are some of your reactions;
We all know how hard Ringtone has tried to find a wife, do you think he might found one in Azziad?
What advise would you give them?
— Kao Chic🇰🇪 (@ItsEmmah02) May 22, 2020
— wandera_herbert254 (@Kibabiifinest) May 22, 2020
— COVID-19 IFB™🇰🇪 (@OmbotoJoseph) May 22, 2020
Volkswagen Slammed For ‘Racist’ Ad
Volkswagen is facing backlash for depicting racist overtones in its new Golf 8 commercial. The 10-second ad, posted on VW’s social platforms, shows a black man standing beside a parked, yellow VW Golf by the street being pushed by an outsized white hand into a French café. The café’s name, “Petit Colon” is a french word translating “little colonist” or “little settler”.
Following public outcry, the German automaker has since withdrawn the ad and issued an apology. “We posted a racist advertising video on Volkswagen’s Instagram channel”, said company execs Jürgen Stackmann and Elke Heitmüller, adding, “On behalf of Volkswagen AG, we apologize to the public at large for this film. And we apologize in particular to those who feel personally hurt by the racist content because of their own history.”
— xenia (@haderless) May 20, 2020
VOLKSWAGEN racist ad explained: Black man stands by VW car. A white hand pushes him away and ‘flicks’ him into restaurant ‘Petit Colon’ (‘Little Colonist’ in French). Then German-language slogan “Der Neue Golf” (The New Golf) appears w/letters spelling ‘NEGER’ (German for N-word) pic.twitter.com/S3G9o2fY1I
— FDMillet (@FrancisDMillet) May 20, 2020
Remember who Volkswagen was founded by.
So it should come as no surprise that they are continuing their mission of racism
Volkswagen forced to apologise for racist advert https://t.co/wFrWc3ZkXi
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) May 21, 2020
Lana Del Rey Criticized for ‘Racially-Insulting’ Remarks
Lana Del Rey is facing heavy criticism on thoughts she expressed about the music industry. The singer-songwriter took to her Instagram to hit back at claims of “glamorizing abuse” in her projects.
She specifically pointed out Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, for having “number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f**ing, cheating, etc.”, adding she was “fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world.”
Her lengthy statement drew mixed reactions, the bulk of it coming from the mentioned artists’ fandoms. Whereas a faction of the internet supported her industry’s double-standards argument, another criticized her for racism allegations and calling out specific persons to “put her point across”. Lana has since explained that the artist mentions was taken out of context.
before any1 comes for her, lana del rey DID NOT shit on other women. she is saying that all women should be able to express themselves honestly in music without getting slandered for it. most of her songs are about the ugly truth. she just don’t want y’all to hate her for it. pic.twitter.com/VLvWVaFp1V
— jey (@gothamshoe) May 21, 2020
Lana del Rey trying to say she’s being more attacked for “not looking strong, in control, or is more delicate” in comparison w Beyonce, Nicki…..is exactly why black women are expected to “cope” with the abuse while WW need to be saved. The aggressive BW VS the poor white girl. pic.twitter.com/7WnvfCLFXC
— Julieth 🌻 (@troubleshade) May 22, 2020
– Lana Del Rey via Instagram pic.twitter.com/GhHaXpjTaA
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 22, 2020
Lana Del Rey clarifies her comments on her post on Instagram:
“I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite fucking people. And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be. It’s exactly the point of my post.” pic.twitter.com/VteCBUfDl2
— Lana Del Rey Info (@LDReyInfo) May 21, 2020