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Pieter Hanson’s mom probably should’ve run this post by him before making him a #HimToo poster boy.

@Thatwasmymom, real name Pieter Hanson, after becoming a meme because of a tweet by his mom. She posted a pic of the Navy veteran, and wrote, in part, “This is MY son. ... He won’t go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations. #HimToo.” The hashtag is used by some to refute (usually female) victims of sexual assault.

Taylor Swift spoke out on politics — and inspired some pretty great jokes in the process.


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@paigehettinger, joking about Taylor Swift’s announcement that she would be voting for Tennessee’s Democratic candidates for Congress in the midterm elections. She posted the message a day after finishing the U.S. leg of her stadium tour Saturday.

Riz Ahmed just read Hollywood to pieces on its reliance on diversity, and not representation.


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@RuBhatt, expanding on a video of “Venom” actor Riz Ahmed explaining what he perceives to be the difference between diversity and representation, especially in the film industry. In an interview with “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, Ahmed says he thinks of diversity as an “added extra — it sounds like the fries, not the burger.” He calls representation “fundamental” to both culture and politics: “We all want to feel represented. We all want to feel seen and heard and valued.”

Seriously, the title of “Call Me By Your Name” made any sequel names ridiculously easy.

@GuyLodge, contributing to fan suggestions for the title of the sequel to director Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 film “Call Me by Your Name.” Guadagnino said that although he wanted Dakota Johnson to play the wife of Armie Hammer’s character in the sequel, he was having a hard time coming up with a name for the follow-up.

Trump tried to get the American people in on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, even though most of America spent a month saying “no” to this guy.

@S_Cawley_18, blasting President Trump for apologizing “on behalf of our nation” during the ceremonial swearing-in Monday of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Twitter users were incensed that the president ignored the pain of the women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, notably Christine Blasey Ford.