Forbes’ declaration that Kylie Jenner is a “self-made” (almost) billionaire sparks debate. 


(Forbes)

@PedestrianPoet, reacting to the Forbes cover featuring Kylie Jenner as part of its coverage of female billionaires in America. Forbes said Jenner is set to become the “youngest self-made billionaire ever.”  Many, including dictionary.com, took issue with the designation “self-made.” Others, like @KimiKouture, defended the makeup mogul: “Discrediting Kylie for becoming a 21-year-old billionaire is like discrediting Lebron’s basketball success cuz he was born 6’8.”

Norfolk Police went all-out for this “Uptown Funk” lip sync video. 


(Norfolk Police Department via Facebook)

“Omg, makes a girl want to commit all kinds of crimes. I adore Bruno Mars. They more then did his song justice.”

A facebook commenter, reacting to a video of the Norfolk, Va., police department lip-syncing to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” The video, which has been viewed more than 30 million times, was made in response to a challenge by police in Corinth, Texas. Here’s the video: 

#NorfolkPD Lip Sync Challenge

YOUR WAIT IS OVER!!!! The Norfolk Police Department was challenged by the Corinth Police Department, Texas to a #lipsync battle and we gladly accepted. As you can see we all had a great time filming the video, which we have to point out was done in #onetake! #NorfolkPD is challenging Seattle Police Department, Norfolk Constabulary, Virginia Beach Police Department, and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (OFFICIAL) Thanks for watching!!!! Bruno Mars

Posted by Norfolk Police Department on Monday, July 9, 2018

Aerie campaign showcases diverse models with disabilities and illnesses. 

@pillypiIar, reacting to this photo in Aerie’s new ad campaign, in which the model has Type 1 diabetes. The ads feature women with colostomy bags, Down syndrome, arm crutches and more. “Their work in chronic illness and disability representation … was REAL and AMAZING,” tweeted @abby__sams, one of the models.

Brett Kavanaugh is good at carpooling. 

@annehelen, disagreeing with the premise of a guest opinion piece published by The Washington Post about Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The piece, titled “I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the carpool dad is one great guy,” is by Julie O’Brien, whose kids go to school with Kavanaugh’s children. “Good dads and basketball coaches can have detrimental views,” @LizziUlmer tweeted. Others, like the actress Patricia Heaton, pointed out that the pice was meant to show the personal side of the nominee. 

Woman shares poignant reflection on memorial to lynching victims. 


National Memorial for Peace and Justice (AP)

“These stories rise up in our spirit every time a black person is killed extrajudicially at the hands of police officers, every time someone decides our blackness … is suspicious and calls said police.”

@naima, connecting the stories at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., to police brutality in society today. Here’s the start of the thread: