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Man linked to viral dress pleads guilty to endangering wife’s life | Scotland

Man linked to viral dress pleads guilty to endangering wife’s life | Scotland

[ad_1] A man who became famous after a dress bought for his wedding “broke the internet” has pleaded guilty to endangering his wife’s life after admitting to strangling her. Keir Johnston, 38, pleaded guilty to the attack at the high court in Glasgow on Thursday and was remanded in custody until a sentence is passed next month. Johnston and his wife, Grace, who lived on the Isle of Colonsay after their 2015 marriage, found fame when the mother of the bride wore a dress that caused a global debate over its true colours – black and blue, or white and gold. The blue and black dress. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Named “the dress that broke the internet”, it turned into a social media storm when Caitlin McNeill, a guest at the wedding, first shared an image on Tumblr, appealing for help in solving the colour dilemma. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Ellen DeGeneres were caught up in the debate, with the latter inviting the couple on to her talkshow, where they were given $10,000 and a …

Viral TikTok Says Nice People Don’t Get Promoted

Viral TikTok Says Nice People Don’t Get Promoted

[ad_1] Are you a “pleasure to work with”? That could be why you’re not getting ahead at work ― even if you’re good at your job ― according to one viral TikTok. In the video, a TikToker named Jacqueline claims that people who are “a pleasure to work with” will “never get promoted” because executives “will never allow an employee who is both good at doing the work and good at keeping a smile on their face while doing the work move up the ladder, because they know they can keep serving you shit on a platter, and you’ll eat it with a smile.” Her theory about the “curse” of being too pleasant has sparked a nerve. The video has been viewed more than 8 million times. But is it backed up by research? Are agreeable people more likely to be exploited and fall behind at work? It depends, experts say. Why nice, competent people do, sometimes, finish last at work. In response to the TikTok, commenters to her video said that what Jacqueline was …

ASU scholar on leave after video of verbal attack on woman in hijab goes viral

ASU scholar on leave after video of verbal attack on woman in hijab goes viral

[ad_1] An Arizona State University postdoctoral research scholar is on leave as the institution investigates his confrontation with a woman in a hijab that was captured on video, the school said Tuesday. The confrontation happened Sunday during a pro-Israel rally just outside campus in Tempe. Viral cellphone video shows the scholar, Jonathan Yudelman, and another man, not identified, confront the woman, who was wearing a hijab. It’s not clear what happened before the video captures the scholar facing off with the woman, but during the clip, Yudelman said, “I’m literally in your face — that’s right.” During the interaction, the woman can be seen backing away as Yudelman repeatedly advances, sometimes with his hands raised, and gets inches away from her. “You’re disrespecting my religious boundaries,” the woman says. “You disrespect my sense of humanity, b—-,” Yudelman says back. ASU research scholar Jonathan Yudelman.KPNX In a statement, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the incident, calling for “law enforcement to arrest Arizona State University (ASU) professor Jonathan Yudelman for allegedly harassing …

Katy Perry Met Gala Pics Go Viral As Singer Confirms AI Fakes

Katy Perry Met Gala Pics Go Viral As Singer Confirms AI Fakes

[ad_1] Katy Perry has pulled off some pretty unreal looks at past Met Galas but nothing compares to this year: The images that surfaced of Perry on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are actually not real. The superstar singer went viral on Monday night during the thick of the Met Gala coverage after images made the rounds online that seemingly showed Perry on theme with a billowing floral gown. The dress code, “The Garden of Time,” takes its cue from the 1962 short story of the same name by J.G. Ballard and blends seamlessly with the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. Within a few hours, however, Perry took to Instagram to confirm that she was not in attendance and blame artificial intelligence for the debacle. “Couldn’t make it to the Met, had to work,” Perry shared to her 207 million followers on Instagram along with a carousel of images that included two fake Met Gala red carpet pics. A third image in the series showed a …

Social media falls for viral AI photo of Katy Perry at the 2024 Met Gala

Social media falls for viral AI photo of Katy Perry at the 2024 Met Gala

[ad_1] Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Katy Perry has not arrived at the 2024 Met Gala, however, it hasn’t stopped fans from circulating an AI-generated photo appearing to show her posing on the museum steps. The Met Gala returned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on 6 May 2024, with stars, designers and other notable individuals posing on the “green” carpet. However, with the red carpet still underway, Perry has yet to make an appearance. Despite her absence from the gala, many fans have revealed that they’ve “fallen” for an AI-generated image of the singer. In the photo, which has circulated widely on X, formerly known as Twitter, the “Fireworks” singer is seen wearing a pale gown embroidered with flowers and adorned with a moss trim. Perry’s hair is worn centre-parted and waved down to her waist, while her makeup includes a …

Kim Jong-un becomes unlikely TikTok star – Gen Z send latest propaganda song viral | World | News

Kim Jong-un becomes unlikely TikTok star – Gen Z send latest propaganda song viral | World | News

[ad_1] Kim Jong-un has unexpectedly become a TikTok sensation as his latest propaganda song takes the internet by storm. The North Korean leader’s tune, dubbed ‘Friendly Father’, is being hailed by Gen Zers as “dystopian in the catchiest way”. This electropop track is just one of many propagandist pop songs that have been released by the North Korean state over the past 50 years. The lyrics of the song laud Kim, who has ruled over his nation’s 12 million people for 12 years, for promising them a “brighter future”. The video accompanying the song features montages of football teams winning tournaments and what seems to be a group of Covid scientists cheering on the dictator, reports the Daily Star. One TikTok user commented: “It’s so dystopian in the catchiest way.” Another added: “This song is like the end of a movie where the whole town gathers together and sings in unity while spinning in a circle.” This is believed to be the first time a song promoting the tyrant has gone viral. Peter Moody, a …

How to Create Social Media Viral Videos

How to Create Social Media Viral Videos

[ad_1] Creating viral videos on social media is a blend of art, strategy, and technical skill. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced content creator, this guide is designed to help you craft videos that captivate audiences globally. By understanding your audience, utilizing accessible tools, enhancing your video with proper lighting and audio, editing for impact, promoting your video effectively, and continuously learning and adapting, you can increase your chances of creating a viral sensation. Understanding Your Audience The first and most crucial step in creating a viral video is to deeply understand your audience. Ask yourself: What captures their interest? What type of content do they gravitate towards? What are their pain points, desires, and aspirations? By answering these questions, you can create videos that resonate deeply with your viewers. Begin your video with a strong hook that grabs attention in the initial seconds. Structure your video with a clear introduction, an engaging middle, and a satisfying conclusion. Use storytelling techniques to keep your audience invested in your content from start to …

Dua Lipa speaks out on ‘humiliating’ experience after viral dancing meme

Dua Lipa speaks out on ‘humiliating’ experience after viral dancing meme

[ad_1] Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free Dua Lipa has spoken out about the “humiliating” experience of being turned into a meme for her dancing on social media. A clip of the singer performing at one of her 2017 concerts became a viral video, with fans likening her motions to a pencil in a “pencil sharpener”. The 28-year-old singer, who has just released her third studio album Radical Optimism, described the deep impact the jokes had made on her in a new interview with The Guardian. “When people took that snippet of me dancing online and just turned it into a meme, and then when I won the best new artist Grammy and people were like, ‘She’s not deserving of it, she’s got no stage presence, she’s not going to stick around.’ Those things were hurtful. It was humiliating. I had to take myself off Twitter,” she said. The Albanian-British artist said that the …

Florida teens seen on viral video dumping trash into ocean from a boat turn themselves in

Florida teens seen on viral video dumping trash into ocean from a boat turn themselves in

[ad_1] Two Florida teens seen in a viral video dumping trash into the Atlantic Ocean from a boat turned themselves into authorities on Friday and face a felony pollution charge, according to officials and court records. The suspects, a 15-year-old from Gulf Stream and a 16-year-old from Boynton Beach, are charged with one count each of causing pollution, so as to harm or injure human health or welfare, animal, plant, or aquatic life or property, according to arrest reports filed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC. The charge is a third-degree felony and carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $50,000 fine if convicted, according to the arrest report. NBC News does not generally name minors charged with crimes. Boaters dump trash into the ocean off the Florida coast.Wavy Boats / YouTube FWC chairman Rodney Barreto said Friday in a statement that “callous disregard for Florida’s environment will not be tolerated.” “This is a teaching moment for all those involved—Florida’s natural resources are precious, and we should …

27 Viral TikTok Gifts That Are Actually Worth a Look (2024)

27 Viral TikTok Gifts That Are Actually Worth a Look (2024)

[ad_1] We’ve tested a lot of TikTok products, but they’re not all worthy of the top spot. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worth buying, though. Below, you’ll find a list of good TikTok products we like—with some caveats. Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate 40-Ounce Tumbler for $45: The Stanley Quencher took TikTok by storm over the past few years. And it’s easy to see why—they’re big, come in adorable colors, keep your drinks cold, and fit in cup holders. The 2.0 version comes with a splash-resistant lid and ergonomic handle. But earlier this year, after a rise in claims, Stanley confirmed the tumblers contain lead. It’s used to seal the vacuum insulation at the bottom of the cups. You don’t have to worry about exposure unless you drop or damage the tumbler. But seeing as how other water bottle brands have moved away from using lead in their products, we feel Stanley should do the same. For more information, you can read our explainer here. The Dyson Airstrait for $499: I used to dread styling …