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There’s No Greater Drama Than This TikToker Getting A Mask Pierced Into Her Ear

Ouch.

I’ve made it no secret that I absolutely hate TikTok (for justifiable reasons) and all the cringy drama/viral stuff TikTokers do for internet clout. But the drama involving actress/TikToker Sissy Sheridan is just too ridiculous not to make fun of because only on TikTok could someone earn brownie points for something as dumb as getting a face mask pierced into their ear.

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Sissy Sheridan, best known as a Nickelodeon teen star and a massive TikToker, found herself in a drama-filled incident ripped straight from the pages of The Onion when she somehow managed to get her face mask stapled into her ear during a routine ear piercing sesh at Icing By Claire’s.

And seeing as how this sort of dumb thing is perfect for something to blow up on the internet – she called it “a COVID-19 horror story” – the teen TikToker shared a video of the results to her 2.9 million TikTok followers where it indeed went viral.

Chatting to Buzzfeed News about her experience, Sissy said she wore two face masks to her ear piercing sesh and had “no idea” one of the masks got punctured into her ear until she was on her way home in the car.

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moral of the story. don’t get your ears pierced during a pandemic

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After quickly posting her ordeal to TikTok, Sissy said she then tried to get the mask detached from her ear but wasn’t able to since her ear lobe was a painful swollen mess. So in the end, she just cut around the bit of the face mask stuck in her ear and left it be until she can get her new earring out.

Acknowledging that it was a “freak accident”, Sissy and her mum tried to get a refund on the botched ear piercing job but was told that she wouldn’t get one unless they returned the earring.

So what did Sissy learn from this admittedly stupid yet hilarious ordeal? Well maybe it’s a bit early to open up places for people to get their ears pierced: “In Virginia, the masks are mandatory. It’s ignorant to ask someone to take their mask off for something so minor as an ear piercing. Maybe they should stop with piercings right now.”

It’s hard to feel sympathetic for Sissy Sheridan since all the face mask/ear piercing drama the TikToker went through is arguably the most first-world problem of all first-world problems, and she brought it upon herself by going to an Icing By Claire’s instead of a professional piercer. Plus there’s the question of why she would even get a piercing right now given that there’s this COVID-19 pandemic still going on.

This incident certainly won’t change my mind about TikTokers regardless of the good they’ve done recently, but it definitely got a laugh and I guess that’s the most important thing these days.

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Shane Dawson Shares A Long Overdue Apology Video That's Just 20 Mins Of Self-Pity

Ticks every box in the "crappy apology video" checkbox.

Shane Dawson has done a lot of crap over the years, like all that ridiculous James Charles stuff on YouTube and that infamous cat jizzing thing, and it always follows the same pattern: he does something stupid like blackface, gets called out for it by people who want him cancelled, makes an apology video, and then keeps doing what he always did before.

Well now Shane Dawson has changed things up by preemptively releasing a 20-minute apology video on YouTube and… it’s just not great ay.

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In a 20-minute apology video titled ‘Taking Accountability’, Shane Dawson says he was inspired to make it after watching Jenna Marbles’ own apology video and wanted to get ahead of the whole “getting cancelled” thing by addressing all his past offences and getting on the path to redemption.

What we got instead was 20 mins of word vomit in the form of an insincere YouTube apology video where Shane Dawson glosses over his past problematic behaviour involving blackface and James Charles, makes up excuses for everything, and doesn’t even talk about what he’s going to do moving forward.

The video was a massive slog to get through but here’s a quick summary:

  • Apologised for some of the James Charles stuff in a very glossed-over way while not addressing more problematic elements, like racism.
  • Apologised for his blackface stuff (again) and saying he should’ve known better because he’s a goddamn adult.
  • Apologised for the gross stuff involving kids and saying it was all edited out of context.
  • Apologised for making torture comments about a woman, says it was meant for another woman (which makes it SO much better).
  • Talks about holding his friends to lower standards.
  • Goes on about “not making any excuses” for his behaviour and proceeds to make excuses for his behaviour, such as blaming his past trauma for his actions, blaming editing for putting him in a bad light, and blaming his rants on unsuccessful attempts at being funny.

If you want to slog though the entire video yourself, you can do it right here if you want to subject yourself to such torture.

There’s just so much to unpack as to why Shane Dawson’s YouTube apology video is far from anywhere close to good or genuine. But there are two big things that really make Shane’s apology video nothing more than an attempt at saving his arse from being “cancelled”.

Firstly, he keeps saying how he should’ve been punished and lost everything. But history has shown us that he didn’t. And unlike Jenna Marbles, who quit YouTube after her apology video, Shane Dawson isn’t quitting and is going to keep doing his schtick because it’s still earning him money.

And secondly, Shane’s apology had nothing about how he’s going to do better going forward. If he had done something proactive, like donate money to Black Lives Matter, shared resources for his fans to learn about racism, or set up projects with BIPOC creators, it would’ve come off as better.

Instead, it was just a massive self-pity party covered in a massive dollop of “hope you can forgive me.”

We’ve come to expect very little from apology videos these days, especially those with a large YouTube presence, but Shane Dawson’s latest attempt is especially grating because we’ve seen it all before and the pattern never changes.

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The Pressure Put On Zendaya As A Black Disney Actress Sounds Awful

Despite how it appears on the outside, it isn't easy being Zendaya.

History has shown us that it isn’t easy being an actor in Hollywood, especially if you’re a woman, black, or started out as a child. For Zendaya, she’s happened to be all those three things and the pressure of being black Disney actress sounds utterly overwhelming after hearing her talk about it.

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Appearing on The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Drama Actress Roundtable’ alongside the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Janelle Monae and Jennifer Aniston to talk about her role on HBO’s Euphoria, typecasting and systemic racism, Zendaya admits that she felt a lot of pressure from a young age due to her being a driven Black woman in Hollywood who happened to also be a young Disney actress at one point.

“It’s a constant thing. Being a young Disney actor, that’s one level, being a young Black woman is one level, and then being very hard on myself is another level. It’s also just a personal fear. I want to do a good job, and sometimes that can cause you to be fearful of things.”

There’s a lot of pressure to excel in Hollywood but even more so if you’re a Black Disney actress like Zendaya, and it sounds pretty overwhelming at times since there’s almost no margin for error unlike if she was, say, a while dude.

With all the racial tensions happening around the world and the Black Lives Matter movement gaining momentum by the day, Zendaya feels an extra “heavy responsibility” to do the right thing through her work on projects like Euphoria.

“I have a heavy responsibility on my shoulders, but I’m appreciative for that because with that there’s a lot of good that I can do and I know who is watching.

“Now, more than ever, specifically with Black Lives Matter and everything, I feel an obligation to make sure that I’m aware and putting out the right things and in line with organizers and people who are on the ground.”

But while she’s had to grapple all the pressure and responsibility of being a young Black actress in Hollywood, it sounds like Zendaya just wants to use her platform to bring positive change in terms of diversity, whether it’s working on Euphoria or helping to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Hopefully I’ll be in a space like these lovely ladies, where I can create the things and make space for women that look like me, women that don’t look like me, and tell the stories that I wanna see be told. That’s the ultimate goal.”

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