Keeping it 140: Keyshia Cole, Chris Brown, Facebook Disclaimer Foolery and More
Happy Friday, my 140 friends.
It’s time for another adventure into the foibles of social media. This week, I was not disappointed by the out and out clowning I spied on the Interwebs. Some of these folks below are repeat offenders (Chris Brown), but we have some fresh faces and at least one hoax to add to the mix. Take a peep and let me know if you caught some silliness I missed.
Black Girls Rock
I love some Keyshia Cole. When she hits that “I–eeeh-I-eeeh-I can’t stay here” in “Enough of No Love,” I feel like falling out on the linoleum right along with her, but she really should have watched her words earlier this week when she expressed befuddlement on whether or not she can participate in Black Girls Rock because she is mixed. Say what? I understand you get to define who you are, but this is the first I’ve heard of this fooly waggery. Since Alicia Keys participated, it would seem the door is open to those of African American heritage and hell, beyond. Seems like all you need to believe is that Black girls rock…which they do. And Miss Cole didn’t fix matters rebutting her dissenters on Twitter with this crazily spelled series of statements.
Alt, Control, Delete
Ahhhh…. Chris. What’s left to say? Clearly Rihanna and his legions of fans (and probably hers) have forgiven him for their domestic abuse troubles. But it’s clearly still a sore point for Brown who, despite claiming to be beyond it, went full Honeybaked ham with cloves on a self-styled Twitter comic who goaded him after he posted a Twitpic of himself saying he looked old as hell, despite only being 23. When @jennyjohnson, a longtime gadfly, tweeted back: “I know! Being a worthless piece of s— can really age a person,” it was on like Donkey Kong. Brown unleashed some very vulgar disgusting threats, including…um…relieving himself in her mouth. Brown eventually (likely at the urging of a panicked publicist) deleted his entire account for the bazillionth time. Based on how things are going for him on the micro-blogging site, I strongly suggest he stay off.
Protect Your Necks
For all you Facebook friends who thought you were defending your liberties, photos and passive aggressive statuses with some long, legalese filled statement, bad news is it was a waste of time. If you’re drawing a blank, it begins like this: “In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention).”
Um, that ain’t gonna help you, so save some electrons. Huffington Post clearly explains how and why this is more meaningless than a Farmville invitation.