Mom Feeds Toddler Wasabi, Gets Accused of Child Abuse

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The Internet can be a very mean place.

And a mother on Facebook just found out exactly how and why, first hand.

This woman shared a video on her social media page that has been viewed over 14 million times.

Not each of these viewers likes the video, however, because it depicts the mother asking her young daughter whether she wants to try Wasabi.

The girl at first says no… and then we're pretty sure she says no again.

But then she simply repeats the word "wasabi" and then the mother places a small portion in front of her nose to smell.

The mother than places this same small portion in the girl's mouth… and waits for a reaction.

The girl actually handles it pretty well, considering how hot and how spicy wasabi truly is.

Hilariously, she only makes a slightly uncomfortable face while calmly uttering the word "help."

But not every Internet user found this to be hilarious.

Some, in fact, tossed out the A-Word in response to this video. Yup: abuse.

Do you agree with this assessment? Did the mother do anything wrong?

Or is this akin to giving a kid a taste of a lemon, which, come on, EVERY parent out there has done on at least one occasion, right?

Watch the video below and decide for yourself:

Mom feeds toddler wasabi gets accused of child abuse

Jesse Watters Accused of Affair with Much Younger Fox News Employee

Forgive the most obvious pun of all-time, but Fox News anchor Jesse Watters is in some… muddy waters.

The host of Watters World is in the middle of a legal split from his wife Noelle, after the latter filed for divorce in October.

This filing isn’t news.

But what is making news all over the Internet today is the allegation that the filing was triggered by Watters having an affair with a 25-year old Fox News associate producer.

Watters is 39 years old.

He has twin girls with his soon-to-be-ex-wife.

Insiders tell The New York Daily News said that Watters told the network of his adulterous relationship with Emma DiGiovine shortly after Noelle submitted the aforementioned divorce papers.

As a result of this affair, DiGiovine was transferred from Watters’ program to The Ingraham Angle.

Watters is a close confidant of President Donald Trump.

He just dined with the Commander-in-Chief last week and is considered by most folks in media to be modeling himself after Sean Hannity.

(You may take that statement however you would like.)

DiGiovine and Watters are still dating, sources tell The Daily News, while a Fox News spokesperson says the following:

Within 24 hours of Jesse Watters voluntarily reporting to the Chief of Human Resources in November 2017 that he was in a consensual relationship with a woman on his staff, management met with both parties and a decision was made for the woman to be transferred to work on another program on the network where she currently remains.

This is a photo of Emma DiGiovine:

Watters and his alleged mistress did little to hide their romance, according to this report.

They often shared photos of each other on social media, including snapshots from a vacation to the Caribbean.

Lawyers for both Noelle and Jesse Watters did not comment when contacted by the newspaper that published this story.

Watters and his wife, meanwhile, got married in 2009 and welcomed their kids in 2011.

While this relationship is clearly consensual, social media users are abuzz over it being yet another example of a Fox News higher-up wading into troubling waters with women.

Bill O’Reilly, once the most-watched host on cable television, parted ways with the network last year amidst reports that he paid millions of dollars to victims of his sexual harassment in exchange for their silence.

In 2016, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigned his position after numerous underlings accused him of acting very inappropriately in their presence in very many occasions.

Ailes passed away about 10 months later.


Emma Stone Accused of White Feminism for Oscars Remark

Sunday night’s Academy Awards were a hit, but they weren’t without their controversies. From Gary Oldman and Kobe Bryant’s Oscar wins to Ryan Seacrest’s presence on the red carpet, there was awkwardness for viewers and for stars.

One interesting moment came when Emma Stone made a political statement that didn’t go over very well.

She’s now being accused of “white feminism.”

Emma Stone won an Academy Award for La La Land, and this year she presented the category of Best Director.

To start things off, she spoke:

“It is the director whose indelible touch is reflected on every frame. It is the director who, shot by shot, scene by scene, day by day, works with every member of the crew to further the story.”

She continues to praise the job that a director does.

“And it is the vision of the director that takes an ordinary movie and turns it into a work of art.”

Then it came time to introduce the nominees.

“These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year.”

Clearly, Emma Stone was trying to emphasize the fact that, with many skilled directors, the Academy somehow decided that 80% of the ones good enough to be nominees were men.

And perhaps she was trying to recreate Natalie Portman’s “all-male nominees” jab from the Golden Globes.

However, on a night when Jordan Peele was nominated for Get Out and Guillermo Del Toro was nominated for The Shape of Water, Emma Stone’s focus exclusively on gender did not go over well with some viewers.

And people shared their gripes on Twitter:

“Peak white feminism from Emma Stone. Pointing out that 4 of the nominees are men while ignoring that 2 of those men are minorities.”

“She minimized the incredible achievements of a Black man and a Mexican immigrant in the name of white feminism.”

“Ok emma stone being like ‘four male directors and greta gerwig’ or whatever tf she said is exactly what we mean by white feminism. Jordan Peele and Guillermo Del Toro are not white men that had everything easily handed to them and they don’t deserve to be classified as such.”

To be clear, what “white feminism” means is practicing a sort of feminism that focuses only on one’s own experiences, which means that activism is less helpful or even harmful to other individuals.

For example, someone whose push for feminism forgets about people of color, or the LGBT community, or the disabled, because that’s not part of their experience.

Not all white people who are feminists are white feminists and not all white feminists are white, though the term arose from white activists who ignored the experiences of black and brown women.

(This phenomenon exists in any human rights movement — men might push for racial equality from an exclusively male perspective; some advocates for LGBT rights might forget that there are LGBT people of color who experience the world differently)

Emma Stone seems like an especially likely target for this kind of critique, because she starred in La La Land which famously whitewashed the story of jazz.

She, a white woman, also played a Hawaiian woman in Aloha for reasons that the world still does not quite understand.

Emma Stone was thinking along lines of gender but forgetting that Jordan Peele and Guillermo Del Toro are men of color who also face numerous obstacles.

Considering that some Oscar voters outright refused to watch Get Out because they didn’t consider it to be a worthy film speaks volumes about how far Hollywood needs to go.

(Though Oscars voters are famously awful — whenever the notes made on their votes comes out anonymously, the world is reminded that there are a lot of terrible people making these decisions)

Whether or not Emma Stone is a white feminist or was just using her very limited time to address one of many problems is … unclear.

But it’s not a cruel accusation. Emma Watson has recently spoken about how being called that years ago helped to open her eyes to becoming a better intersectional feminist.

Fortunately, Best Director went to Guillermo Del Toro, a Mexican director, whose film about about a woman who bangs a fish man is sometimes affectionately referred to as “Grinding Nemo.”

He also won Best Picture.

And Jordan Peele then won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out.

It would be nice to see more women win, but it’s also nice to see men of color make historic wins. There are too few of each, and not for lack of talent or merit.


David Eason Accused of Assaulting Jenelle Evans, May Lose Custody of Son

Last month, David Eason was fired from Teen Mom 2 after unleashing a homophobic tirade on social media.

Even those who were addicted to the drama of the Easons volatile marriage applauded MTV for the move.

And now it seems that the fallout from David’s abhorrent behavior is only just beginning.

According to Radar Online, David’s baby mama Olivia Leedham has launched a custody battle against her ex with the goal of obtaining sole custody of her son, Kaden.

Leedham was awarded sole physical custody of Kaden back in 2014, but she recently agreed to grant visitation rights to David, believing that her troubled ex had turned his life around since marrying Jenelle.

“Defendant and Ms. Evans appeared to be stable in both their own lives and in their relationship,” court documents filed by Leedham stated.

She added that Eason and Evans “appeared to be more focused on their children,” and “the ’drama’ that surrounded their early relationship appears to have subsided and they appear to be happy and to have a happy home.”

Leedham quickly regretted that decision, however, and last week she petitioned the court to once again have Eason stripped of all parental rights.

“[David] is exhibiting erratic and concerning behavior,” Leedham asserts in her latest filing.

She goes on to accuse Kaden’s father of “potential substance abuse issues” and creating “marital strife” with Jenelle.

Leedham also cites Eason’s “recent firing from his employment” as a cause of increased instability in his life.

In the most shocking portion of the filing, Leedham contends that Eason and Evans’ relationship is an unhealthy and often violent one, which makes for an unsafe living situation for children:

“The Defendant is exhibiting erratic and concerning behavior and his life appears to have again deteriorated into chaos,” Leedham’s attorneys write.

Obviously, custody battles are nothing new for Jenelle, but it seems unlikely that she’ll be able to help her husband with his latest legal conflict.

Not only is she still fighting to maintain custody of her two children from previous relationships, she’s being painted as one of David’s many victims in the filing:

“Despite knowing that he is being filmed for a nationally televised reality show [David] has regularly been seen arguing with Ms. Evans on the show,” Olivia writes.

“[David] has allegedly become increasingly controlling of Ms. Evans and has alienated her from her family.”

Obviously, the claim that David is manipulating Jenelle will serve to undermine any statement that she makes in her husband’s defense.

Not that Jenelle tends to not have a whole lot of credibility with judges anyway.

From the sound of it, Leedham will have little trouble convincing a judge that the Easons have failed to provide a safe and stable environment for her son.

And thanks to David’s time on the show, she’ll have many hours of evidence to present to the court.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to be reminded of just how out of control David truly is.


Alaskan Bush People Star Gabe Brown Accused of Seducing Fans, Cheating

Rain Brown posted a sweet Valentine’s Day photo of herself “third-wheeling” while her brother locks lips with a woman in the background.

Instead of sweet responses, the comments filled with outrage by women accusing Gabe of cheating — and, in some cases, of having broken their hearts.

It sounds like more women were catfished by Gabe Brown’s imposter than anyone ever realized.

The Brown family has had one hell of a year.

Ami Brown waged a battle against lung cancer that many described as likely to be terminal. Many — from the Browns themselves to fans of the show — weren’t sure if she was going to make it.

But Ami fought hard and could afford the best treatment. After enduring agonizing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, her cancer, though it had spread to both lungs and to her spine, went into remission.

Now Ami Brown is cancer-free, but she’ll need to be vigilant for the rest of her life.

This battle was hard on her. It was also hard on her family, who feared that they might lose their beloved mother.

But that was not the only drama going on in the lives of the Brown family.

Anyone who thinks that Alaskan Bush People is the one show where the family never has that much personal drama clearly isn’t following them on social media.

Last year, and as you can see in the video above, Rain Brown warned of an imposter pretending to be Gabe Brown online.

She issued the catfishing warning and told people that Gabe wasn’t really using his social media at the moment, and that if they received any messages, it wasn’t from him.

There was apparently a woman who even claimed to be his fiancee. Whether this was someone who was catfished or someone who just made it up for attention was always unclear.

Though Gabe just recently broke his social media silence, it was Rain who shared this photo.

That’s Rain, her dog Cupcake, and Gabe with a woman named Raquell Rose.

Rain captioned the pic: “Third wheelin like a pro this V-Day.”

Plenty of the comments were normal — people telling Rain that she’ll date when she’s a little older (she’s barely 15, which is old enough to date in most families, but the lifestyle of the Browns probably makes that hard).

But instead of congratulations towards Gabe’s apparent new relationship, a number of commenters accused Gabe Brown of being a no good dirty cheater.

The comments under that one simple, sweet photo contain about half a year’s drama from any given soap opera.

“How would you feel if a man that you admire and think he’s innocent started to conquer you and enjoyed your company, so you start to feel more beautiful and start to dream be with him and then you see a pic of him kissing someone else maybe a girlfriend?”

This person sounds like they’re describing (in a weird way — “conquer?”) being catfished by Gabe Brown’s imposter.

“And in the same time discovered you were not the only one cause he did it with the other fans too? And you think all of this could be just a joke from him! Just have a little of empathy.”

Another person who had apparently been catfished wrote:

“She never thought it was a relationship! But he messed our feelings, and we didn’t understand why he did it if he had a girlfriend! That’s it!”

More and more people — diehard fans of Alaskan Bush People who apparently missed Rain’s warning about a Fake Gabe (or didn’t believe it, or perhaps it came too late) wrote.

“No, of course I didn’t believe it made a relationship. But when I saw he had a girlfriend and a fan girl commented that he talked things to her I didn’t understand anything in that moment and thought he was a jerk!”

It sounds like that same commenter may believe that Gabe Brown was really flirting with her.

“I felt confuse and disappointed, he’s not that nice guy I thought he was?? Now I can understand him clearly and yes, it’s normal to flirt. Now all this confusion already passed.”

Some people insist that it was really, truly Gabe Brown who stole their hearts.

“People defends him saying we’re all lunatics but the fact is: He was always answering us in a romantic and seductive way and no one can blame us to have hope to think be with him some day. Because he fed this desire on us.”

Again, Rain warned last year that somebody was pretending to be her brother.

“He needs to know which acts lead to consequences, and that having fans is a responsibility. Me as a fan and friend would like him to learn to think more about his actions and then learn to face them.”

Someone else was scandalized that Rain hadn’t deleted the photo out of shame, or something.

“I simply cant believe this is still going on. Or that Rain hasnt deleted it… Or that Gabe hasnt commented at all.”

There were also accusations that Gabe was engaged — he isn’t. Other, more sensible followers, voiced their support.

“Maybe they just started dating?? Still doesn’t mean he owes a bunch of people on the internet any explanation about his private life. That’s all!”

That’s true — not even reality stars owe their fans explanations.

“LOL are you really telling someone on tv that you’ve never met that they owe you an explanation for their lives?”

And others really didn’t like the bonkers accusations that were thrown in Gabe’s direction.

“People assume things too quickly that’s what I don’t like. She could be his girlfriend or she may not, if he wants to say, then he will, I’m personally not worried about it.”

As Rain mentioned last year, Gabe was heartbroken when his relationship didn’t pan out and that’s why he took a break from social media.

It’s wonderful that he’s getting his romantic life back on track.

While it’s tragic that apparently so many women were deceived online, surely Gabe Brown isn’t responsible for the actions of an imposter.

And similarly, he can’t cheat on a fiancee to whom he’s not actually engaged. (No, a rumored photo of two hands wearing rings is not “proof”)

Finally, even if so many people really believe that Gabe is sketchy, is his 15-year-old sister’s Instagram page the place to have this discussion?

It is not.

Rain may be the de facto spokesperson for her family, but her Instagram page is still mostly a place for her to share her thoughts and her photos.