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Gillette's Anti-Toxic Masculinity Ad Is So Sharp That Of Course It's Cut Toxic Men Deep

Gents, If your version of masculinity is threatened by the idea of respect then you're doing masculinity wrong.

Gillette are a company which make razors and razor-adjacent products primarily for dudes. And while I too am a dude I am arguably not in their demographic, what with my luxuriant beard and all.

But they’ve just released an ad – sorry, a short film – which addresses toxic masculinity. And, surprisingly, it’s pretty goddamn great.

It’s thoughtful. It’s moving. It’s made by a shaving company but actually says something unexpectedly insightful about manhood and society.

What’s more, its customer base is the exact people who should be getting the message that society isn’t putting up with certain things so much now and that it’s time to stop doing them.

Now, you’re reading this site. You’ve been on the internet before. And thus, you know what happened next.

Pictured: the comments, all the time.

WAAAAH!

…and so on.

Yep, a bunch of (mainly but not exclusively) men have been so, so very threatened by the mere suggestion that men can be a bit nicer to women and also each other that they GOT VERY ANGRY IN ALL CAPS on the internet. Although a quick scan of YouTube shows there’s a LOT of cut and paste so maybe it’s one very, very insecure dude with a lot of time on his hands.

Now, it’s worth pointing out that these terribly upset men, who are all about men being tough and strong and powerful and not doing weak things like “breaking up fights” or “calling out abuse”, aren’t exactly serving their own cause by throwing a petulant little tanty about an ad that merely suggested dudes could stand to be more conscious of the example they’re setting.

In fact, those dudes seem really “triggered”. You know, rather like those “SJW snowflakes” they keep going on about.

Honestly, you’re not exactly selling your take on manhood, fellas. It seems a bit… well, fragile.

https://twitter.com/SonOfGodAndMan/status/1084959679762055168

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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