‘Tis indeed a brutal morning. We’ve had more sexual allegations from Hollywood, a baited apology and Kendrick Lamar’s moronic marketing stunt.
Star of That ’70s Show denies accusations of rape, rails against Netflix.
Danny Masterson, the man better known as the guy from That 70s Show has been fired by Netflix after four women have come forward, accusing him of rape. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The LAPD has been investigating sexual assault claims against Masterson and a potential Church of Scientology cover-up since March. Three women came forward at the time with claims that the actor sexually assaulted them. The claims stem from an alleged victim’s 16-year-old claims that were brought to light after contact with Leah Remini as part of her A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”
In response, Masterson rebuked the claims, stating:
“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision. From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me…law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one.”
The statement continued, “In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all. In the meantime, I want to express my gratitude to the cast and crew that I’ve worked so closely with over the past three seasons. I wish them nothing but success. I am also so thankful to the fans that have supported me and continue to do so.”
The Wall Street Journal feels bad about outing millennials, decides to go on one last bender.
The first vocalised step of admitting that you have a problem is admitting it, that whatever you’ve taken too far has taken over your life, and is now beyond your control. Overnight, The Wall Street Journal came to this conclusion overnight, as they nakedly stood in front of everyone to admit what we already knew, in that they’ve been hitting the millennial bottle too hard.
WSJ bans the world “millennial” as “snide shorthand” for a “an “important group of readers” that “we risk alienating if we write about with disdain” https://t.co/tUKENFjJzp
— Joel Pavelski (@joelcifer) December 5, 2017
That being said, there are those online with a point. Namely:
i’m screaming it’s so funny how they’re like …. just now realizing that every time they have a disparaging headline abt millennials they’re alienating a huge part of their base …. but also these yt people are rly calling millennial a slur https://t.co/bbBZdbmg0e
— dont blame megan (@reputationgays) December 5, 2017
You don’t really want to stop, do you?
Kendrick Lamar re-releases DAMN with a reversed playlist. For some reason.
There’s a long-running music industry trope, probably made the most famous by those drug addicts from Liverpool, in that there is value in playing records backwards. It’s the devil’s devil music. Satanic messages, the admission that Paul is really dead, and now, Kendrick Lamar’s mumbling will receive the same treatment, as a reversed version of his album DAMN will be re-released as a collector’s item.
— Genius (@Genius) December 5, 2017
Now, the obvious question is why. I ask that, because, and I can say this as a longtime fan, but DAMN wasn’t that good. It had positives, but it wasn’t his best, and it certainly didn’t deserve to be flogged by the whip of marketing.
Sweater God, Kendrick one of the only artists on the planet who could get me excited by dropping the same album he already dropped but reverse the tracklist.
— Kyle Parson (@KyleParson27) December 5, 2017
What we have here is perhaps Kendrick stepping too close to Malibu Stacy’s risky reboot.
The Top 5 Tweets from Overnight
‘…and Joe Root connects with that one but there’s a man out the-‘
‘We interrupt the cricket to take you LIVE to Milo Yiannopoulos who has just called a child “absolutely munted”’
— keen online poster (@jonathonio) December 5, 2017
US news reporter Tucker Carlson cannot even. pic.twitter.com/sN8HATwxtu
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) December 5, 2017
milo trying so hard to be edgy reminds me of when tobey maguire played bad spiderman
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) December 4, 2017
well this is just sad isn’t it pic.twitter.com/cnELvoT8nZ
— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) December 4, 2017
— Jared Wagner (@jaredtwagner) December 5, 2017