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).
College Students Are Sharing Fyre Fest–Like Meals In Quarantine While Some Say They're Not Even Getting Them
An NYU student told BuzzFeed News she's been given a granola bar, chips, and a lemon as an entire vegan meal. A spokesperson said the school "let down" their students.
It Started As A Joke But Gen Z Is Trying To Sexualize The USPS To Save The Agency From Being Defunded
USPS representatives said they had no comment...which is kind of hot. (Just kidding. I'm not kidding.)
The TikToker is fine, and most people on his flight had no idea. But he's apparently realized people's "worst nightmare" about flying.
Michelle Obama Said "It Is What It Is" About Trump During The Democratic National Convention And People Felt It
"Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country ... He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is."
George Floyd's Brothers Made A Live Appearance During The Democratic Convention, Remembering Victims Of Police Brutality
Philonise and Rodney Floyd also dedicated the tribute to victims of police brutality, including those who "didn't go viral."
The singer said she’s been able to have the community and fanbase that she’s always wanted — one that feels safe and finally accepts her for who she is.
This week's newsletter: A cat that's been "dancing" to all the viral TikTok challenges gets as many views as the platform's biggest creators.
Kylie Jenner Made An Appearance In Cardi B And Megan Thee Stallion's New "WAP" Music Video And The People Said "Nope!"
Social media, especially Black Twitter, reacted strongly against the cameo.
This week's newsletter: Stephanie breaks down why the "Super Bowl of swipe-ups" is hitting different this year, and I, out of pure generosity, brainstorm a list of ideas for TikTokers and YouTubers to get attention without throwing a party in a pandemic.