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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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Macauley Culkin Has No Time For James Franco’s Michael Jackson Questions

Well, this is awkward.

If you happen to bump into Macauley Culkin, learn from James Franco and maybe don’t ask him about his relationship with Michael Jackson, or the documentary Leaving Neverland, detailing the late singer’s accusations of sexual abuse. 

Given Culkin and Jackson were friends when he was just a child, speculation surrounding the nature of their relationship has followed Culkin for years – and has even entered his conversations with fellow actors. 

In a recent interview with Esquire, Culkin said, “here’s a good Michael Jackson story that doesn’t involve Michael Jackson at all.”

“I ran into James Franco on a plane. I’d bumped into him two or three times over the years. I give him a little nod as we’re putting our bags overhead.”

“Hey, how you doing? Good, how ya doing? And it was right after the Leaving Neverland documentary came out, and he goes, ‘So, that documentary!’ And that was all he said.”

“I was like, ‘Uh-huh.’ Silence. So then he goes, ‘So what do you think?’ And I turned to him and I go, ‘Do you wanna talk about your dead friend?’ And he sheepishly went, ‘No, I don’t.’ So I said, ‘Cool, man, it was nice to see you.’”

Eep.

The 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland was about Michael Jackson’s relationship with two boys, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Now in their 30s, Robson and Safechuck tell the story of how they were sexually abused by the late singer.

According to Vanity Fair, Macauley Culkin served as a defense witness during Jackson’s 2005 trial and said he’d never been abused by the singer while staying at his Neverland Ranch. He also said the allegations against Jackson were “absolutely ridiculous,” and claimed his relationship with the singer was innocent. 

“He enjoyed my youthfulness. He liked being a kid with me,” Culkin told Marc Maron in 2018.

Whatever your opinion is on Macauley Culkin’s relationship with Michael Jackson, he clearly isn’t keen on rehashing it, or the documentary about his late friend. 

Jameela Jamil Regrets Coming Out As Queer In The Midst Of Backlash

"It was completely overwhelming."

Last week, actress Jameela Jamil came out as queer on Instagram after she copped major backlash over a new gig as the MC of a vogueing show.

After Deadline reported Jamil would be the MC and judge of HBO’s upcoming vogueing show Legendary, fans were quick to criticise the choice, with many claiming the actress was unqualified to be on a show about an LGBTQ subculture she’s not a part of.

Jamil tried to call out Deadline for incorrectly crediting her as the MC of the show, but it only backfired. This lead the 33-year-old actress to release a statement on her sexuality, and ultimately come out as a queer woman.

Fast-forward to this week and Jamil has some regrets about how the whole thing went down. The actress took to Instagram yesterday to share a selfie, which she captioned, “Well. Last week was a perfect clusterf*ck. It was completely overwhelming.”

She went on to say that “a misunderstanding was left uncorrected for too long, and misinformation spread too far, too fast, then my timing was bad, and in a moment of distress and pain, personal things were blurted out…”

Speaking about coming out as queer, Jamil said, “I thankfully chose the *most* inappropriate and unfortunate time, maybe ever, for mine.” 

In her caption, Jamil also thanked her followers for “the thousands of messages of kindness and deeply personal letters from strangers and people I know, coming out to me privately.”

“I don’t take it lightly and am happy for you that you felt ready to tell even one person,” she said. “Do it whenever you feel the time is right, as long as you think you’ll be safe. Don’t feel bad for hiding it for as long as you need, and move at your own pace. But feel no shame about getting it off your chest and know you aren’t alone.”

This week, the Gay Men’s Chorus of LA honoured Laura Dern with the most hilarious tribute at the Spirit Awards. Listen to the GOAT team spill the tea below:

As we’ve mentioned previously, it’s heartbreaking that Jameela Jamil felt forced to come out as queer to avoid hate, but her words are incredibly inspiring for anyone going through similar struggles.

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