Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Soulja Boy Arrested for Gun Violation
Instead of preparing for his big fight with Chris Brown, Soulja Boy was arrested for violating his pre-existing probation that prohibits him from possessing firearms. The guns were found in his home after police were tipped off that he had been threatening people online with said guns. How do you threaten someone online with a gun, though? Send them a menacing selfie? Use your webcam to create a gun-toting .gif? Either way, dumb move, Soulja Boy. – Pitchfork
SNL writer suspended for mocking Baron Trump
Katie Rich, a writer for Saturday Night Live was suspended for a pithy tweet tweeted out during Friday’s inauguration ceremony in which she mocked Donald Trump’s youngest child, Baron. In the tweet, Katie suggested that the 10 year-old Baron would probably be “the country’s first homeschool shooter,” which is probably a reference to his strange mannerisms and the distant look he always seems to have on his face. The suspension is indefinite, and Rich was forced to tweet out an apology. Making fun of a child isn’t nice, but it shouldn’t be ignored that he does seem very odd, as the .gif above shows. – LA Times
More people protested Trump’s inauguration than attended it
Despite brazenly lying that his inauguration drew the biggest crowds in the ceremony’s history, it appears that the number of people protesting against Trump’s inauguration actually exceeded the amount that showed up to watch the ceremony. According to an analysis by crowd scientists, the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday actually dwarfed the crowd at the inauguration three times over. Add that to Trump’s 2.9 million-strong loss in the popular vote, and his claims to legitimacy become nothing more than a twisted joke. – New York Times
Iggy Azalea has a new boyfriend
Australian-but-pretends-that-she’s-from-the-Bronx rapper, Iggy Azalea, has a new boyfriend: music producer, Ljay Currie. The pair was seen holidaying in Mexico where “they went jet-skiing and he gave her piggyback rides on the beach,” which sounds like the best holiday ever. Don’t you dare break his heart, Iggy, this one’s a keeper. – Inquisitr
Elon Musk & Trump talk about sending humans to Mars
Tesla founder, Elon Musk, recently met with Donald Trump for the third time to discuss potentially sending humans to Mars as early as 2024. By including private firms in future space exploration, this would mean a major restructuring to state-owned NASA, as well as the space agency’s shift in focus from climate change, which was a priority under Obama, back to actual space exploration. It’s a perfect partnership: Trump thinks that climate change is a hoax cooked up by the Chinese to hurt U.S. industry, while Musk simply wants to colonize Mars, so who cares if we’re destroying our planet at an unprecedented rate? – Inverse
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