Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- May 22

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Posted: May 22, 2020

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;

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Following public outcry, the German automaker has since withdrawn the ad and issued an apology.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.”

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.

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