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Pete Evans Has Got To Be Trolling Us With What He Serves His Kids For Breakie

Caviar. Really, Pete?

When I was a kid, my breakfast consisted of Rice Bubbles, Vegemite on toast or leftover birthday cake. Pete Evans’ kids, on the other hand, are being treated to the kind of three-course meal you’d only experience at a fancy Michelin Star restaurant.

The celebrity chef took to Instagram this week to show off the breakie he’d crafted for his two daughters, 14-year-old Chilli and 12-year-old Indii, and let’s just say – it wasn’t baked beans on toast.

“Surf and turf breakfast for the girls,” he captioned the photo. “Boiled organic eggs topped with @yarvalleycavier, kraut and the new @cleaversorganicemeat grass fed wagyu hotdog with chilli sauce. They also get a little fruit and coconut yoghurt and chicken broth most days before heading off for the day.”

“Always some form of animal fat and Protein in the form of land or water based animals including eggs. We cover all this in our book bubba yum yum for toddlers and children.”

Let’s take a minute to unpack what’s going on here. Evans is legit serving his tween kids caviar, wagyu and not grocery store eggs – organic eggs. Who has the time for this!? I know Pete Evans is a chef, but this is a whole new level of indulgence for a busy weekday morning.

How much would this cost in a restaurant? Is the caviar truly necessary? Do Chilli and Indii have wagyu and caviar for every meal? There are so many questions. 

It’s not the first time Evans has stirred up a controversy online. In 2015, Evans’ book Bubba Yum Yum came under fire for its potentially dangerous ‘bone broth’ baby formula recipe made up of chicken bones, chicken feet and apple cider vinegar.

Credit: Pete Evans

Doctors and health experts were quick to slam the recipe for posing a risk for infants under six months of age. “All of the experts that you will speak to would say that feeding your baby anything other than infant formula or breast milk under six months as their primary source of nutrition is extremely dangerous,” Rebecca Naylor of the Australian Breastfeeding Association told the ABC. 

And how could we forget Evans’ claims that a Paleo diet could prevent autism, sunscreen is full of poisonous chemicals and consuming dairy could remove calcium from your bones. 

It sounds like Evans isn’t the kind of guy to follow the status quo – and that includes everything from what he believes in, to what he’s rustling up for breakfast.

News Reporter Claims On-Air Fart Was Cos Of A Mug, Okay!?

Sure, Jan.

If you thought face planting at your Year 12 Graduation in front of your crush was mortifying, the years of embarrassment you’ve lived through since then will simply fade away after you witness an adult man farting on live TV during a serious news report.

US politician Eric Swalwell appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with news reporter Chris Matthews this week where (it sounded like) he let one rip while sharing his thoughts on President Trump’s impeachment hearings. 

After watching the clip a couple of hundred times, the Internet (and myself included) is quite certain that is the unmistakable sound of a loud, long fart – but the news reporters over at MSNBC aren’t so sure.

After Twitter went wild over #fartgate, Hardball’s undoubtedly stressed social media intern rushed to the platform to set the record straight. “Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy theorists – it was the #harball mug scraping across the desk. Get yours today and let’s get back to the news!”

Even Swalwell himself has washed his hands clean of the fart-roversy. Andy Baird, a reporter for Buzzfeed News texted the politician to ask him the tough question of “who dealt it?” to which he responded, “It was not me!!!”

After denying that he ever even heard the fart, he did admit “it’s funny tho.”

It’s quite clear that it was not the sound of a “mug scraping across the desk,” so the real question here is: if it wasn’t Swalwell, or the mug, whodunnit? 

Was it Hardball news reporter Chris Matthews? Was it a cameraman with flatulence? Was it the nervous social media intern?

Perhaps we’ll never know, but at least we can all feel better about our embarrassing moments – unless, of course, they involve a live TV fart.

Kim K Isn't The Only Influencer Trying To Make Money During The Aussie Bushfires

"Truly insensitive."

It’s been a particularly tough week for Australians. Bushfires have ravaged densely populated areas in NSW and Queensland, hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and four people have sadly lost their lives.

Unfortunately, the devastating impact of Australia’s bushfires hasn’t stopped celebrities and influencers from cashing in on the chaos to try and make a few bucks and increase their follower count.

Case in point: Kim Kardashian.

Earlier this week, Kardashian took to Instagram to tell her Aussie fans she’d be sending us “something very special and it’s coming very soon.”

Kim Kardashian was quick to cop major criticism over the video, with followers calling her post “tone deaf” and insensitive. 

“Water or firefighters?” one Twitter user asked the reality TV star. “We need that right now. Or money? Farmers and people who lost homes and loved ones need money too.” 

Not only was Kim Kardashian’s post a case of poor timing, but it was called out for being in poor taste and sadly, she’s not alone.

Australian influencer Sarah Stevenson is also facing backlash after she told her 1M Instagram followers she had a “fun” plan to donate $1 from the sales of her skincare products to the St Vincent’s Bushfires Appeal over a 48-hour period.

“I was thinking, ‘what else can I do to give back to the bushfire victims and everyone involved?’” she said in her Instagram stories. “If you purchase one of my products with La’Bang, then $1 will go towards that (the appeal) and I’m just so happy that I can give back.”

Stevenson’s followers accused her of “exploiting a tragedy for promotional gain,” and said calling her donation plan “fun” was “truly insensitive.”

This week’s bushfires isn’t the first time influencers have gotten it totally wrong. Last year, Instagram influencers piggybacked off the California wildfires that claimed over one hundred lives. 

By using the hashtag #californiawildfires, aspiring influencers were able to tap into followers searching for information about the natural disaster.

The message here is pretty simple: when tragedy strikes, don’t make it about yourself, or use it as an opportunity to leverage fame and fortune. As always, just use your common sense.

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