Twitter Streets: The Most Talked About Trends Today -May 17
Gucci Faces Backlash Over Cultural Appropriation
Gucci is under fire once again for selling a $790 fashion turban which allegedly appropriates the Sikh community. This is the second time the luxury fashion brand is facing backlash after selling a blackface-depicted sweater back in February.
“Not a cute fashion accessory”: Gucci’s $800 “Indy Full Turban” draws backlash https://t.co/JPsu66r4u9
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 16, 2019
Ok my people did not go through genocide, racism, and degradation for Gucci to sell this “indy turban” for $800 pic.twitter.com/RHfbV65KZJ
— @bee (@dumbitchenergy) May 16, 2019
Luxury label Gucci is facing backlash for retailing an “Indy Turban” https://t.co/zUeeqyq3s3
— TIME (@TIME) May 16, 2019
‘Batwoman’ Full Trailer Released
CW has released the first full length for ‘Batwoman’ starring Ruby Rose. The series will premiere this September.
— Batwoman (@CWBatwoman) May 16, 2019
The #Batwoman trailer is here and Kate Kane is even more of a kickass butch than we imagined! Plus more queer witches are coming, Cobie Smulders is playing a bisexual comic book character, and all the other gay news you need from network TV upfronts! https://t.co/xeshNhgCJC pic.twitter.com/BL4WQmPxNW
— Autostraddle (@autostraddle) May 16, 2019
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) May 16, 2019
Twitter Users Take a Stand with #NeverThinkOfSuicide
Nigerian Twitter blew up on Thursday as users went online to share their stories on suicidal thoughts and why not to encourage them.
Commiting suicide is basically transferring your pains to your family, friends and loved ones while you’re dead. It never leaves.
— Kazeem A. Salman (@KazeemSalman) May 16, 2019
Never stop fighting until you are living the life you dreamt of..🙏🙏
SUICIDE is never an option#NeverThinkOfSuicide
— Timi IronSide (@d_timilehin) May 16, 2019
It breaks my heart whenever I hear that a young person has committed suicide because of #Depression, shouldn’t be.
Talk to someone, seek help, there are people who are always willing to listen, together, let’s#BringBackOurValues#NeverThinkOfSuicide pic.twitter.com/JRP0tJxdLF
— #bringbackourvalues (@kindlyfolloBBOV) May 16, 2019
Malema Lights up Twitter with ‘Vaseline’ Comment
Julius Malema broke his silence on the South African general election to denounce Ramaphosa’s ‘new dawn’. In his presser, Malema was quoted, ‘It is not a New Dawn, it’s an old Vaseline’ .This comment took South African social media by storm.
#EFFPresser Malema: Cyril is caught between a rock and a hard place because after reducing the cabinet, he must replace it with credible people. It is not a New Dawn, it’s an old Vaseline.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) May 16, 2019
Lol only malema can make Vaseline trend pic.twitter.com/wuJJapsnnB
— BK Pan African (@BokangDakar) May 16, 2019
— Pam_natey😍 (@PamelaMpofu1) May 16, 2019
Ric Flair Hospitalized
Ric Flair was hospitalized on Thursday for a scheduled surgery. Earlier reports however indicated that he was ‘rushed to a hospital after suffering a medical emergency’, which was quickly refuted by a family member. Flair is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in the world.
Ric Flair’s wife Wendy tells @TMZ Ric Flair is expected to make a full recovery, and due to ongoing health complications, will undergo a procedure tomorrow morning. This neither confirms nor denies reports from earlier, but is great news. #WWE https://t.co/gjEh9dV4EY
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) May 16, 2019
— Will Nunley FOX 5 (@willnunleyfox5) May 17, 2019
WWE’s Ric Flair has been hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency again. https://t.co/Tnlr7vQgxy
— E! News (@enews) May 16, 2019
Chris Rock and Lionsgate to Reboot ‘Saw’ Movie
Chris Rock and Lionsgate Entertainment are teaming up for a ‘Saw’ movie reboot. The horror franchise revolves around a Jigsaw killer who traps his victims in situations which test their will to live. The first film premiered in 2004 with the latest spinoff being in 2017. The new ‘Saw’ is set to hit theatres in October 2020.
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 16, 2019
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 16, 2019
— io9 (@io9) May 16, 2019
Naira Marley Charged for 11 Counts of Fraud
Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought 11 charges against Naira Marley for an alleged credit card fraud. The ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy’ hit maker has been in controversy over the past month for supporting ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ online fraud.
— Channels Television (@channelstv) May 16, 2019
Naira Marley got what he deserved, God bless EFCC on this.pic.twitter.com/KzwnCy0JyR
— 🇺🇸Daddy Pastor🇳🇬 (@MyGanjaMind) May 17, 2019
Naira Marley has completely ended his career by himself, he can not survive the 11-count charge against him, he is going to jail & If he by any means scale through this, no brand will identify with him again & he may never be able to get travel visa to countries like US & UK.
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) May 16, 2019