If this whole “Damn, Daniel” thing has got you confused, just watch this handy interview with Ellen! They talk about the origins and why it blew up. I genuinely have no answers for you as to why this is a thing, but i honestly love it. If after watching the video you still don’t “get it” then i feel like the next few years are going to be tough for you on social media. This is just the beginning…
Nicole Arbour found herself in a world of trouble when she released her “Dear Fat People” about 4 months ago. It was headline news around the world, she was invited onto talkshows in the USA, and probably received a record amount of hate directed at any one individual on the internet. In the greater scheme of things, i don’t realllllly understand why this makes people so angry? It’s her opinion, and she is hardly advocating anything horrific… she’s asking a genuine question: why are we “celebrating” fat-ness these days? If you actually listen to what she’s saying instead of getting emotional/angry immediately you might see that she isn’t saying that fat people aren’t beautiful or shouldn’t feel comfortable, just that we shouldn’t praise fat people for being fat… it’s a bad precedent to set in a world where obesity is soon going to become the leading killer. Regardless of whether you agree with her or not, it is still her opinion and she’s using her own platform to share it. I just think that the vile hate thrown her way is unnecessary.
She takes on the recent decision by Sports Illustrated to put a “plus size” model on their front cover, where the model is preaching body positivity and acceptance – YET the photo is photoshopped to within an inch of its life! Yes, she could approach this in a less inflammatory way, but she’s obviously an entertainer and to a certain extent probably wants you to get upset.
Take a deep breath and check it out:
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Kirstin Maldonado from Pentatonix and her boyfriend Jeremy Michael Lewis sang the lead for this beautiful “Disney Love Medley”, which includes Tangled’s “I See the Light,” Tarzan’s “You’ll Be in My Heart,” and Hercules’ “Go the Distance.”
A cappella group Voctave provided the “soundtrack.” Give it a listen below:
Just in case you didn’t feel like enough of an underachiever today, how about you watch a video of a toddler (who can’t even speak yet) snowboarding? She is only 1yr and 2 months old! I mean, seriously… I don’t even have this kind of skill as a semi-functioning adult. This tiny little thing, Sloan, only apparently learnt to walk a couple of months ago, and she’s already got some serious core control.
Granted, she does live in Utah, where it snows pretty much every single Winter, so they have access to things like ski resorts, etc… but still, i never seen a baby in so much control of their tiny bodies.
Check it out: