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PETA can add “insulting a deceased cultural icon” to its infamous repertoire.


"The Crocodile Hunter", Steve Irwin, poses with a three foot long alligator at the San Francisco Zoo on June 26, 2002 in San Francisco, California. Irwin is on a 3-week tour to promote the release of his first feature film, "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course" is due in theaters July 12th. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

@mikehondo97, blasting PETA for tweeting that the wildlife expert was killed in 2006 while “harassing a ray” and that he forced animals to perform. The tweets came after last weekend’s Google Doodle marked Irwin’s birthday. Fans dragged PETA for its insensitivity, while highlighting Irwin’s public and private animal conservation efforts. PETA has not apologized for its tweets.

Apparently y’all would have Chris Evans sit 5 feet away and just watch Regina King struggle.

@JustSayRad, tweeting after the “Captain America” actor helped actress Regina King partway up the Oscars stage during Sunday’s ceremony after she stumbled over her dress. Though a majority of Twitter users saw the gesture as compassionate and chivalrous, others said Evans did “the bare minimum” and that the fanfare over his helping hand took away from King’s win for best supporting actress.

1) What is Muffin Break? and 2) Who expects people to willingly work for free?

@JordanRasko, joking after Natalie Brennan, manager of Australian chain Muffin Break, claimed that fewer millennials are doing unpaid work to advance their careers due to an “inflated” sense of self. Brennan’s generational bashing and suggestion that not paying workers was OK sparked backlash on Twitter. She has since apologized.

Mason Rupke’s dedication to naps is admirable.

@KateWelshofer, reacting to a now-viral video of 4-year-old Mason Rupke during his hockey practice. Mason’s father recently mic’d up his son to find out what he thought about while on the ice. In the six-minute video, Mason chats endlessly, proclaiming, “I’m gonna have a nap” after falling over, tells a coach “my legs are tired” to try to get out of a drill, and fantasizes over his post-practice McDonald’s meal.

In what backward world is that Serena Williams cartoon NOT racist?


Serena Williams of The United States competes during her ladies singles first round match against Kristyna Pliskova of Czech Republic during day three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2018 in Paris, France. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

@callapilla, criticizing the Australian Press Council’s ruling that a 2018 cartoon in the Herald Sun was not racist in its Jim Crow-like depiction of Serena Williams and thus didn’t breach its standards. Twitter users suggested the ruling may have been a result of there being no people of color on the press council.