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Joey From ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ Was A Cult Leader IRL And I Can’t Cope

I guess the tube sock ad didn't work out.

Remember Joey Donner from everyone’s favourite 90s flick 10 Things I Hate About You? He was the OG f*ckboy and every parent’s worst nightmare – but in real life, he’s apparently been a cult leader who got done for illegally selling kombucha.

According to Marie Claire, Andrew Keegan – who played Joey in the film –  is the co-founder of “California spiritual community” Full Circle, where he “passionately seeks to inspire and empower the community to co-create a better world.”

Apparently, in his role Keegan was often referred to as a “guru” and “promotes organic experiences within the temple, including hand-holding, group meditation, spooning, crystals, candles and ‘soul medicine.’” Full Circle even has a pet parrot called Krishna, reflecting the religion’s Hindu influence.

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In a 2014 article, Vice characterised Full Circle as a “new religion,” however publications including Jezebel have labelled it a cult. In a 2015 interview with Keegan, Lauren Bans of New York Magazine wrote, “the actual theology of the group is tough to in down, but it seems to loosely follow Hinduism – or at least Russell Brand’s Sanskrit-tattoo version of it.”

If all this hadn’t blown your mind enough, in 2015, Keegan was reportedly raided by California’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Control for “illegally selling Kombucha that wasn’t labelled alcoholic.”

“Kombucha is something we’d never imagine to be an illegal substance, and it’s frustrating the system has that perspective,” Keegan said. “We’re certainly taking full responsibility. We try to put our best foot forward.”

According to Vice, Keegan’s “spiritual transformation” came from a traumatic experience in 2011 when he and two friends were attacked by gang members in Venice Beach. “The significance of this occurrence is that it happened at the same time the tsunami hit Japan,” he said, relating the incident to a series of events and “weird coincidences.”

In 2017, Keegan took to Instagram to announce that it was Full Circle’s “last day,” however the community also said they were looking at securing funding to continue operating.

Sounds like Keegan’s current life is a far cry from his days as semi-professional tube sock model Joey Donner, but whatever floats your boat, right?

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KFC Crocs Is Not The First Food Venture Into Fashion

Looking like a snack.

If you’ve been trawling the internet over the last week, there’s a good chance you’ve come across these truly disturbing KFC chicken Crocs.

Credit: High Snobiety

According to High Snobiety, the collab between KFC and Crocs has spawned a pair of classic clogs printed with crispy Kentucky Fried Chicken and the fast food chain’s classic red and white stripes.

But wait, there’s more. KFC’s Colonel Sanders is printed on the back and the shoes even feature a removable ‘chicken-scented’ charm. 

I have no idea who asked for this hot, beautiful mess but it’s definitely set tongues wagging on social media. 

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The KFC x Crocs collab isn’t the first time a major food brand has made its foray into the world of fashion. In fact, food and fashion collabs have been going on for years. 

In 2002, Adidas collaborated with Coca-Cola on a pair of trainers for the World Cup in Korea and Japan, and in 2014, the brand joined forces with Bathing Ape on a range of camo-printed pieces. 

The same year, McDonald’s featured heavily in Moschino’s Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection. Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, who Vogue once labelled as “fashion’s most evolved connoisseur of junk culture,” reimagined Maccas’ iconic golden arches for the collection, which was an explosion of bright red and yellow. 

Then there’s Taco Bell’s collab with Forever 21, Momofuku-branded Nike sneakers, and even fine dining collabs like Gucci and Italian restaurateur Massimo Bottura.

Sometimes these fashion and food collabs are a hit and sometimes they’re a miss, but either way, there’s clearly something about consuming both together that resonates with audiences.

As for Crocs’ collab with KFC – it’s right on the money for the divisive shoe brand. Crocs have collaborated with everyone from Post Malone to Balenciaga, so the brand’s recent partnership with the fast food giant is proof they won’t be slowing down on pumping out controversial designs any time soon.

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Orlando Bloom Joins The Long List Of Celebs Getting Regrettable Tattoos

Woops.

Getting something permanently etched into your skin is a big decision. First, you’ve got to pick a design that you’re going to love for life, then you’ve got to find a tattoo artist you trust, and most importantly, if you’re getting text, you’ve got to make sure it’s spelled correctly. Sadly, the third step is something Orlando Bloom was unable to accomplish.

Tattoo artist Balazs Bercsenyi took to Instagram earlier in the week to debut his recent work on Orlando Bloom – a tattoo in morse code of the actor’s nine-year-old son Flynn’s name, date of birth, and time of birth.

It’s a touching tribute to his son, but fans were quick to point out that Bloom’s tattoo spells out ‘Frynn’ instead of ‘Flynn.’ 

Yikes.

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In his Instagram caption, Bercsenyi wrote, “a beautiful reminder for @orlandobloom of his son and yes, a dot is missing, we know, it will be fixed.”

Luckily, Bloom’s tattoo can be easily amended, but it’s not such a simple fix for other celebs who have suffered serious tattoo blunders.

Twilight star Ashley Greene has ‘Life’s a Dance’ tattooed on the top of her foot but unfortunately, it’s missing the apostrophe. It’s a similar story for Hayden Panettiere, who has ‘Live without regrets’ tattooed in Italian along the side of her back, however it’s actually spelled incorrectly.

And how could we possibly forget Ariana Grande’s infamous botched hand tattoo of 2019? The singer went to get the name of her single ‘7 Rings’ tattooed on her hand in Japanese, but it actually read ‘BBQ grill’ instead.

Big oops.

Then there are all the celebs have had their regrettable tattoos removed, or altered. Johnny Depp had his ‘Winona Forever’ tattoo tribute to ex Winona Ryder changed to ‘Wino Forever,’ and Angelina Jolie had her Billy Bob snake tattoo covered up with the coordinates of her children’s birthplaces. 

If anything, these tales of tattoo mess-ups are just a lesson to always think twice before getting inked.

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