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Get Your Violins Out For The Influencer Who Copped A $1K Fine For Fleeing Quarantine

“I’m in a hotel room with instant coffee, weatbix and not much else.”

Just when you thought influencers couldn’t shock you anymore, alas, we have a story. In today’s influencer news, an Instagram influencer has been fined $1000 for allegedly fleeing her Sydney hotel during the mandatory quarantine period. 

Speaking of influencers, we spoke about TikTok on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Meet: Sarah Josephine Liberty, the social media personality followed by over 11,400 followers on Instagram and the host of the podcast Feminist Friday. This 39-year-old influencer arrived in Australia late last week from Paris and was subsequently “brought to tears” at the idea of spending two weeks in quarantine. 

Subsequently, the podcast host sparked a police search after she allegedly got into a bit of a “struggle” with hotel security. The self-proclaimed “social entrepreneur” was eventually hit with a $1000 Penalty Infringement Notice fine for allegedly being in contravention of the state’s Public Health (COVID-19 Air Transportation Quarantine) Order. 

According to a statement made by police, they found Sarah Josephine Liberty about 45 minutes after they began the search, down at Circular Quay. “Following a short struggle, she ran through the exit and was chased on foot before disappearing from sight,” police said in a statement, made available via news.com.au. “The guard returned to the hotel and reported the incident to his supervisor, who alerted (the) police inside the hotel.”

After being found, Sarah Josephine Liberty was taken to the hospital for an assessment before being transported back to the hotel. While this isn’t the first time someone has sneaked out of their hotel during quarantine, this is the first time a breach has come out of NSW. 

According to a lengthy Instagram post, the influencer discussed how she felt “a wave of anxiety” after realising she’d be “locked in a hotel room for the next 2 weeks.” She said: “I’ll confess, it brought me to tears. I am strong, but after facing months of confinement in Paris, I just want to run to the ocean, eat Sydney Thai (nothing beats it), and a huge plate of oysters. Instead, I’m in a hotel room with instant coffee, weatbix and not much else.” You can read the full post here.

Since the end of March, there have been 33,956 people in mandatory hotel quarantine across NSW.

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Ryan Adams Took His Sweet Time To Apologise To All The Women He Allegedly Abused

“All I can say is that I'm sorry.”

Mandy Moore’s ex-husband, Ryan Adams, has finally broken his silence over a year after allegations of sexual misconduct were flung his way.

We spoke about using your voice on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For… 

Last year, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams was accused of verbal and emotional abuse from several women in a piece published by the New York Times. In the piece, several women claimed that Ryan Adams had offered to jumpstart their music careers, only to then pursue them sexually. These accusations came from seven women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore and ex-fiancee Megan Butterworth.

Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams were married from 2009 to 2016. In the interview, Mandy Moore talked about how Ryan Adams initially offered to help her musical career only to ruin her confidence completely with verbal harassment. “His controlling behaviour essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time,” she said. 

Over a year later, Ryan Adams has spoken up. After initially denying the accusations, Ryan Adams has finally issued a public apology, via Daily Mail. In the apology, Ryan Adams said:

“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career. All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.”

Ryan Adams continued, “I’ve gotten past the point where I would be apologizing just for the sake of being let off the hook and I know full well that any apology from me probably won’t be accepted by those I’ve hurt. I get that and I also understand that there’s no going back. To a lot of people, this will just seem like the same empty bull***t apology that I’ve always used when I was called out, and all I can say is, this time it is different.” 

Ryan Adams then discussed how he’s still has sought professional help to get sober and take care of his mental health, saying: “I made a promise to myself that no matter what it took, I would get to the root of these issues and finally start to fix myself so I could be a better friend, a better partner, and a better man overall. That being said, no amount of growth will ever take away the suffering I had caused. I will never be off the hook and I am fully accountable for my harmful behaviour, and will be for my actions moving forward.” 

“I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.” – Ryan Adams

While we’re glad Ryan Adams has apologised to all the people he’s hurt, we’re really not on board with how long it took him to do it. Ultimately, it shouldn’t take a global pandemic for anyone to realise that what they’ve done is wrong. 

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The Weirdest And Most Wonderful Reactions To Kanye West's Bid For Presidency

Now Paris Hilton wants in.

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, Kanye West has just announced to the world that he plans to run for President of the United States… this year.

Now, we actually have no clue whether he’s joking or whether he is serious, but what we do know is that this is ridiculous and the Internet agrees. 

While we’re on the subject of U.S. Presidents, we spoke about Trump’s failure of a rally on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

So, without further ado, we thought we’d take you through the weirdest and most wonderful reactions to Kanye West’s bid to become the President of the United States. Let’s begin. 

Elon Musk As VP?

Now, while some would dismiss Kanye West’s Tweet as a joke, something which is giving it an aura of seriousness is Elon Musk’s apparent backing. Not only did Elon Musk seemingly back Kanye West’s Presidential bid by saying “You have my full support!” but he also alluded to the fact that he has knowledge about Kanye’s Presidential campaign. Are they both joking? Is this a serious backing? We don’t know what to believe at this point. 

Kim Kardashian’s Support

It’s important for everyone to have a great support network, which makes Kim Kardashian a very notable figure in Kanye West’s Presidential run. After Kanye West tweeted his plans to run for President of the United States, Kim Kardashian re-Tweeted it with a simple American flag emoji. Now, with both Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk’s support, Kanye’s Tweet is looking more real than we initially thought.

Now Paris Hilton Is Running

After Kanye West’s big announcement, the queen of the noughties, Paris Hilton, announced her plans to run for President of the United States. Look, we’re not mad, the bar is so low already and she’s much more of an icon than Kanye is…

Some Miss The Old Kanye

Celebs-aside, the majority of Twitter were all over Kanye’s bold announcement, with many users calling back to his discography. Do you really want him to be President or do you just want more music? 

Does He Have A New Album?

Speaking of new music, some have boldly declared that this might all be a ploy to get free marketing for his new album. It has been a few years since Mr. West has dropped an album and he did just release a new song last week. The cards are aligning Kanye…

We’ve Taken The Joke Too Far Now

But, perhaps louder than all the noise that the aforementioned Tweets made, are the people shouting into the void and begging other users to not vote for Kanye. 

What do you think? Do you think Kanye will actually run?

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