It seems like not a week goes by without somebody pulling some lame or tasteless shenanigans that make us say, in unison, “Wait, what?”
Because if there’s one thing you can count on public figures for, it’s an endless stream of social gaffes, questionable choices, and tweets they definitely regretted in the morning.
Here are just a few folks who made this week’s list of unfortunate life choices. Let’s collectively learn from their unfortunate errors, shall we?
1. Mike Pence
This week, the Washington Post discovered yet another weird facet of Mike Pence’s relationship with his wife, Karen: he will not have dinner with any woman who isn’t his wife, and he will not attend a function involving alcohol without her.
Not surprisingly, people were pretty confused about this particular Pence Rule of Marriage, as it seemingly assumes that every woman is looking to get her paws on Mike Pence’s doughy bod — as opposed to just being a business associate, or friend, or fellow human??
Um, sorry, Pence. Not all women are looking to touch your orifices or tempt you into an affair. Some of them just want to eat food.
2. Whoever Made This Bust Of Cristiano Ronaldo
This bust is allegedly a likeness of ridiculously handsome Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Renaldo, in honor of renaming the Madeira Airport in Renaldo’s honor. However, the statue is a legit nightmare, and completely forsakes Renaldo’s beauteous face.
IT WILL HAUNT YOUR NIGHTMARES.
3. Bill O’Reilly
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters gave an impassioned speech on Monday on the House floor about how black individuals who have refused to turn a blind eye to the “destruction” caused by Donald Trump are patriots, and how their dissent is inherently patriotic, because it upholds American values.
Bill O’Reilly subsequently watched a clip of the speech during an installment of Fox and Friends, and his response was, “I didn’t hear a word she said, I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it’s the same wig.”
UM. WOW. OKAY
I don’t know why I was surprised, but this kind of flippant insult which focuses on a woman’s appearance as opposed to the content of her words is regressive and lazy. Apparently I’m not alone in thinking this, as O’Reilly was later pressured into apologizing for his remark.
4. The Boss Baby
I have nothing to say, except that the fact that this movie exists is a true cinematic travesty, and I’m concerned about Alec Baldwin’s finances. The movie began getting reviews this week, almost all of which were negative (SHOCKER).
If you’re in for jokes about poop, though, then by all means, be my guest and go see it this opening weekend.
5. The Daily Mail
The newspaper released this story earlier in the week, which ogled Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon’s legs:
Because … we live in an incredibly sexist society and, once again, it’s more prescient to discuss a female politician’s legs than her actual policy?
EVERYTHING IS GARBAGE.