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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. 

Speaking of fast food, listen to how Michael Bublé recently found himself stuck (and loving life) at a Brissy Hungry Jack’s on It’s Been A Big Day For…

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.

Speaking of tattoo blunders, listen to celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dish the dirt on It’s Been A Big Day For… below:

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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True Hangxiety Is David Dobrik Printing Your Drunk Texts On A Billboard

Now that's a rough morning.

If you’re mates with David Dobrik, don’t text when you’re drunk – it’ll end up on a billboard.

Dobrik took to Twitter last week to tell his 4.5M followers, “my friend has been drunk texting my assistant so I printed his texts out and put them on a billboard.”

If you’re already thinking, yikkkeeesss, the pics only make it worse.

The first photo shows Dobrik’s assistant Natalie Noel showing the messages on her phone, the second shows a huge billboard printed with the texts, the third shows a close-up of the texts and – to really hammer the level of embarrassment home – the fourth shows the sender of the texts, Todd Smith, suitably pissed off about it.

If you thought you suffered from hangover-induced anxiety, this is on a whole new level.

Imagine waking up after a big night with a rough head, going for a drive or outside to get some fresh air and seeing your texts blown up on a billboard for the world to see.

They’re not the kind of gibberish you usually send when you’re three sheets to the wind, either. In the very one-sided chat, Smith writes, “can I stay with you or not?” and “I feel like I’ve ruined my shot with you.” 

The funniest has to be, “text me when you wake up. Let’s go to Santa Monica babbyyyy” because making ambitious plans after a few drinks is a mood we can all relate to.

Considering David Dobrik has millions of followers across his various social media platforms and YouTube channel, there’s a lot of people laughing over this text message stitch up right now.

Dobrik has so many loyal followers that he’s even had to ask them to stop rocking up to his house. Late last year, he took to his Instagram stories to vlog about the repeated visit from unwanted visitors that refused to leave. 

Listen to the GOAT team unpack the whole thing on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

I’ll say it again for the people in the back: if you’re mates with David Dobrik, don’t text when you’re drunk.

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