People online are moved by Bryant Johnson's fitting tribute.
This week's newsletter: why Charli and Dixie D'Amelio's Seventeen cover story left me wondering more about them than I was learning — and a brief PSA for fashion influencers (TYING A FLANNEL AROUND YOUR WAIST IS NOT FALL FASHION).
The TikTok Twins Who Went Viral For Saying "Da Vinki?!" Fully Understand You Think They're Dumb — And That's What They Wanted
"We made the entire world laugh for a week now, and if during this time, people could get a good kick out of us...and if it makes people feel smarter than us, then that’s fine," the Vörös twins told BuzzFeed News.
A First-Year NYU Student Accidentally Offered Lube To Others As Hand Sanitizer But This Story Has A Happy Ending
I understand this headline will be screenshotted and clowned on Twitter, but I think it's a very nice story/outcome of an embarrassing situation and shitty pandemic circumstances.
If Colleges Are Recruiting Influencers, I Think They Should Be Paying Student-Athletes — The Original College Influencer
The reports of universities uniquely paying students to be brand ambassadors made me think about the controversy of schools not paying college athletes.
Is Gucci making fun of itself for profit?
YouTube Is Demonetizing Popular Frat Channel Nelk Boys For Encouraging People To Ignore COVID Safety
Illinois State University, where the YouTubers last visited to throw huge parties, is also investigating the matter.
Also in this week's newsletter: Charli D'Amelio's recent Dunkin' collaboration, and why America runs on predictable brand deals.
Mizzou Students Say The School's President Is Blocking Them Online For Expressing Concerns About COVID Safety
"Our school boasts having the country’s first and best journalism school, yet has silenced student journalists and failed to acknowledge the COVID concerns," one student told BuzzFeed News.
A Teen Influencer Said She Mistakenly Called Her Cover Of Ashanti's Hit "Foolish" Her Own Song On TikTok
Danielle Cohn's mom and manager claimed to BuzzFeed News they had obtained licenses and permission from Ashanti's team to release the cover. However, it's already caused a huge uproar across all of her social media channels.
One part of this week's newsletter: Why all of the TikTok houses have turned me off to the concept, but why I've taken to the House Nobody Asked For.
Young Women Influencers Created A Viral Chain Showing Their Natural Bellies To Celebrate Body Positivity
Many in the long duet chain said doing it felt "freeing" and "natural."
Oneya Johnson of @angryreactions has created a hilarious brand out of screaming positive affirmations, but the gag is a lot more personal than people think.
A Guy's Viral TikTok About His Mom Turning His Braces Into A Christmas Ornament Is Inspiring American Parents
"Austin, we paid $6,000 for those braces — I'm not letting her throw them away" is big American healthcare energy.
This week's newsletter: The main difference between Reels and TikTok (spoiler: it's the influencers), and popular fashion whistle-blowing account @Diet_Prada drew its own major backlash this week.
Just like her actual speech, you may want to turn the volume down to watch the #GuilfoyleChallenge.
Charlie told her mom she didn't feel like dancing because "there were a lot of people."
Twitter Has Placed A Warning On A Trump Tweet About Mail Drop Boxes, Voter Fraud, And COVID-19 Sanitation
Twitter said it made the call based on the president "making misleading health claims that could potentially dissuade people from participation in voting."
A first-year undergrad told BuzzFeed News she's received "a couple hundred dollars" from people who watched her depressing TikToks.
People Outing Celebrities On Social Media For Their Behavior Is Creating A New Paradigm — And It’s Exciting
This week's newsletter: Why this new trend is challenging the celebrity power structure while maintaining the fun, and why I think the Los Angeles mayor stepping in to penalize TikToker Bryce Hall for throwing a party during a pandemic is "good" (even if losing your basic needs is rarely ever good).