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Forget Twitter, Can Someone Please Take Away Trump's Photoshop

Preferably before he photoshops himself onto Rocky Balb- never mind.

Donald Trump is a walking, talking meme. From ‘covfefe’, to ‘bigly’, to whatever other dumb thing he said this morning, there’s always something happening for the internet to take the piss out of. While pretty much everyone agrees that he shouldn’t be in charge of a Twitter account – let alone a country – I have a new suggestion for the list of things that should be taken off of Trump. Photoshop.

You might have seen the news that Greta Thunberg has been announced as Time Magazine’s person of the year, which is great! Trump of course, found a way to make it all about him by telling her to deal with anger and “chill” by watching a movie with a friend for some reason. In classic Greta style, she updated her Twitter bio to read “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”

Instead of leaving it there, Trump’s official reelection campaign Twitter tweeted… this.

I’m going to brush over how insecure you’d have to be to do this in the first place, and the fact that Trump was person of the year in 2016. Why photoshop his head on to Greta? For what reason?

It’s only been a matter of days since we say Trump’s head photoshopped on to Thanos, in an amazing display of missing the point. 

Then there was the Rocky Balboa tweet.

Aaaaaand the hero dog tweet.

And those are only the ones that have happened over the last few weeks.
I really hope this isn’t a new trend for Trump and his team, because I’m not sure how much more of it I can take. I’m calling it now, though – we’ll see a picture of Trump’s head photoshopped onto Obama within the next six months, and the internet will lose its shit.

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Roman Polanski Reckons Accusations Against Him Are Weinstein's Fault

“For years they have been trying to make me into a monster.”

You would really think that old Hollywood guys who have admitted to committing heinous sexual abuse would know that they should shut up in the #MeToo era, but no, they can’t help themselves. Case in point: Roman Polanski has said that it’s Weinstein’s fault that he’s being accused of new assaults.

Everyone to Roman Polanski

If you need a quick catch up, Roman Polanski directed some films that won some awards, but he’s also one of the creepiest creeps to ever creep.

In 1977, Polanski plead guilty to raping a 13 year old girl, Samantha Geimer. If you can believe it, he only plead guilty to get out of some even more serious charges. He bailed to France while on probation, and had an international arrest warrant put out against him. He’s never been back to the USA.

Since then, he’s been accused by five women of assaulting them when they were underage.

Sadly, he’s far from the only famous person accused of sleeping with underaged girls.

In an interview with a French magazine, Polanski has spoken out about the accusations, and shown absolutely no remorse over anything. He’s also blamed the media and Harvey Weinstein for all of this mess.

“For years they have been trying to make me into a monster,” he said, and by they he means the media. 

“In 1977 I made a mistake and it is my family who are paying the price half a century later. They seize on every new false accusation, no matter how absurd, because it lets them bring up this story. It is like a curse which keeps coming back and I can do nothing about.”

Let me be the first to say: good. I hope this “mistake” follows you around forever. 

As for Harvey Weinstein? According to Polanski, Weinstein brought the case back into the spotlight to sabotage Polanski’s Oscar hopes one of his movies won best film and best director at the 2003 Baftas.

“Weinstein, who had two films nominated at the Oscars, launched a campaign to stop [me getting the award]. It was him who dug up my case with Samantha Geimer from 26 years earlier, which at the time no one was interested in. It was his press agent who first called me a ‘child rapist.'”

Frankly, the two of them deserve each other. In the bin with you both.

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