Tweets of the Week
Except for a few interchangeable stories, the news this week was business as usual. There was an unnecessary amount of twerking, Miley Cyrus did something weird, Jimmy Kimmel pulled a fast one on the entire internet, Twitter announced it’s going public, and sweet, naive folk rockers Mumford & Sons got kicked out of an Atlanta strip club. Wait—what!?
After their show Tuesday night at Atlanta’s Centennial Park, Mumford and Sons made their way down to the Clermont Lounge, a famous Atlanta strip club. Apparently, the band members were trying to take photos of each other singing karaoke. Unfortunately for the innocent Mumford & Sons, they were not aware that most strip clubs have a strict policy against the use of cameras. This, of course, made Twitter implode. Read the full article from Paste.
Miley Cyrus is back in the news for her controversial “Wrecking Ball” video. The video shows a naked Miley breaking down walls with sledgehammers and swinging on a giant wrecking ball. Miley has been dominating Twitter and the news with her music video, as well as her performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs. We’re sure she’ll do something crazy next week that will keep her at the top of the trending topics list. The
worst best thing to come out of the “Wrecking Ball” situation was when someone decided to super-impose Nicolas Cage’s face onto Miley’s. It’s so disturbing.
Twitter announced—via a tweet, naturally—that it will be next social media giant to go public. Traditionally, this hasn’t been a great idea for other companies like when Facebook went public last year.
Jimmy Kimmel decided to prank the entire internet with his “Twerking Fail” video. According to Kimmel, the late night host uploaded the video months ago and just “let the magic happen.” The woman in the video is a professional stuntwoman named Daphne Avalon. Needless to say, Twitter went absolutely insane. Kimmel said to Avalon, “Thank you for helping us deceive the world and hopefully put an end to twerking forever.” He also made a point to scold everyone for getting so crazy about a twerking video “It’s a good thing nothing is happening in Syria right now.”