From a dream come true, to an electoral nightmare becoming reality, it has been a huge week in social media.
Unless you have been living under a rock you’ll have noticed a battle royal raging in the US between the forces of light (Hillary Clinton according to many) and bad guy Donald Trump. Well, Trump triumphed, being elected American’s 45th President in what was dubbed by media outlets as the biggest political upset in the history of global politics.
We should have been prepared though; we were warned 16 years ago when The Simpsons portrayed a scene with the billionaire becoming President. Mr Trump will be inaugurated on January 20, taking office for four years.
Social media has been in overdrive with memes, crude jokes, and other witty and unusually interesting facts about the president-elect including comments on his age. The previous oldest elected president in the US was Ronald Reagan, who took the oath of office in 1981, aged 69. Mr Trump is 70. Had Ms Clinton won she would have been the second-oldest president-elect at the age of 69, and become the first female president.
Thousands of people have protested about Mr Trump’s election, including pop superstar Lady Gaga who stood on a truck, holding a sign reading “Love trumps hate”.
Gaga used social media to show her support for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, tweeting: “In a room full of hope, we will be heard. Stand up for kindness, equality, and love. Nothing will stop us. Say a prayer, America”.
Other superstars supporting Clinton included Beyonce, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, and Katy Perry, who made a powerful speech hours before polling booths closed demanding people who hadn’t voted go and support Clinton.
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcomed a baby girl to the world yesterday morning, and have named her Dream, which has caused a mixed reaction on social media. The Rob & Chyna stars had been documenting the pregnancy on their new E! series.
Dream is Rob’s first child and the second for Chyna who has a four-year-old son, King, with rapper Tyga, her ex-boyfriend and Kylie Jenner’s current boyfriend.
can't believe what they named their kid. What do you expect from the Kardashian clan. First Kim now u rob! #RobandChyna
— J-MC (@JameliaMcMahon) November 10, 2016
I'm all for unusual baby names but I really don't think I could deal with being called Dream #RobAndChyna
— Princess Fiona (@fionareynoldsx) November 10, 2016
I love the name Dream😊 welcome to the world little lady!!congratulations #RobAndChyna
— stig (@bridgetodrisco2) November 10, 2016
Dream Kardashian??? What the hell kind of name is that?? #robandchyna
— Maggie Gleason (@maggiegleason9) November 10, 2016
British department store John Lewis has sailed into a storm of controversy after unveiling its annual festive advertisement. The £7 million ad Buster The Boxer tells the story of a little girl and her dog whose parents buy her a trampoline for Christmas, hiding it in the garden as a Christmas Day surprise.
Some viewers complained that it has ruined Christmas for young children as the father is seen as the source of the trampoline, not Santa Claus. Watch the video, below, and make up your own mind. Would it have spoiled your Christmas? – Compiled from web sources by Vivien Wickham and Brandon Atkins
Featured image from The Simpsons against Donald Trump’s Facebook page.