Well, there’s shades of difference this morning, as Boris Johnson quit over Brexit, the internet danced over a ruling and Robin Wright finally decided to address Spaceygate.
Boris quits over Brexit, and missed he certainly shall be.
Boris Johnson, we hardly knew ye. The man made most famous by palming off Brexit and a child the in the same way (full pace, and no clue) has resigned.
Sadly, the internet cares not for the decision, as they decided to glibly reminded him that he should have quit earlier, for something else.
Boris Johnson: a handy guide to what is and what isn’t a resignation issue. pic.twitter.com/JqSPJwScoX
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) 9 July 2018
The issue, typically, was Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, but the manner in which this resignation kicked off is worth a retelling, as it echoes every anonymous intern/temp/casual employee’s exit. He was supposed to be somewhere, wasn’t, and then later quit, presumably via texted message.
BUT now the source rings back and says they’re not sure Boris did turn up to Cobra after all.
He was scheduled to but no one knows where he is. https://t.co/0hffDF1JiX
— Matt Dathan (@matt_dathan) 9 July 2018
Boris Johnson has resigned
— norman smith (@BBCNormanS) 9 July 2018
Oh, Boris. You will be missed.
Internet takes umbrage with Iranian dancer’s outing, steps the tango of protest.
According to the internet, one Iranian woman is now facing brutal punishment for the crime of dancing.
Iranian TV has broadcast a new round of forced confessions. This time the so-called criminals are dancers who dared post videos on Instagram. Since when is dancing a crime? #citizenjournalism pic.twitter.com/Qqj0yHaVvC
— IranWire (@IranWireEnglish) 9 July 2018
The woman, Maedeh Hojabri has since inspired a wave of similar steps in solidarity. Which is emboldening.
I dance in a public park in Tehran to support Maedeh the 19 year old girl who got arrested for dancing.
در پارک هنرمندان بدونحجاب اجباری رقصیدم ولی نوازنده نگران اینکه بساطش جمع بشه با عذرخواهی آهنگ رو قطع کرد.
برای حمایت از #مائده_هژبری بیا #برقص_تا_برقصیم pic.twitter.com/8JtGU4QOzI
— Masih Alinejad ️ (@AlinejadMasih) 7 July 2018
If you’re a dancer, writer, comic, artist, singer…whatever creative thing you do…you can’t NOT do it. You will go mad. Imagine living in Iran where self-expression is banned. Unspeakable cruelty by a government who tries to crush culture. #FreeMaedeh https://t.co/IpMU4jQHqT
— Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) 8 July 2018
But with that being said, I’m not saying that it isn’t happening, but perhaps we should step lightly with our assumptions.
House of Cards’ Robin Wright finally discusses the Spacey incident… just in time for the last series!
It was the moment where things changed, one where our well of adoration for Kevin Spacey was forever poisoned, and in turn, cast an endless cloud of the House of Cards he sat in. Since that moment, the series has carried on with Claire Underwood taking the reins, but they’ve all done so, without addressing it.
Until now. Now, the grand matriarch of television Washington has spoken out, addressing the collected media about a moment that was important, but it certainly was a while ago.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) 9 July 2018
I mean, fair play to her for speaking out, and I’m sure there are reasons why it took her so long to speak out.
Robin Wright dodging this question is…a choice.
“I don’t know how to comment on that, but I think at that time, the shock was so intense all over the nation for many reasons, many stories, many people, I think that everyone thought it was respectful to back off”
— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) 9 July 2018
The timing is suspicious, as it now seems more like very timely marketing instead of an altruistic stand. I say timely, as just last week, the House of Cards PR machine creaked back into life with an announcement on July 4.
A message from the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/yx0P3qyHfW
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) 4 July 2018