Boxing, breastfeeding and Pluto. The big issues everyone’s talking about on social media this week.
As we know, the Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather battle was sparked with the uncovering of Mayweather’s domestic violence history. Further tension arose when the boxer pretended he didn’t know who fighter Ronda Rousey was. On Wednesday, undefeated UFC star Rousey hit back after winning the “Best Fighter” award running against Mayweather at ESPY. Rousey took the award as an opportunity for another quick jab at Mayweather.
“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” Rousey said. “I’d like to see him pretend to not know who I am now.”
The video went viral on Facebook in under 24 hours and has women everywhere rooting for Rousey.
Click here to watch the video.
Fans are paying tribute to beloved Nintendo president Satoru Iwata who died this week.
In the short hours after Nintendo’s announcement, gamers took to social media to show just how respected Iwata was.
Tributes from all over the world have flooded Twitter using the hashtag #ThankyouIwata, they include heartfelt messages from top industry players such as Playstation, Xbox, Obisoft, Capcom, Hideki Kamiya and Ken Lobb.
Forget #foodporn; a small Canberra cafe – Patissez – has taken the internet by storm with its over-indulgent, highly Instagrammable “freakshakes”.
What started as a small social media campaign is now a viral phenomenon. Just over a week ago, the cafe’s Facebook page had a steady following of 3300 and today it’s upped to 27,000 Likes!
So what does this mean for the national capital’s trendiest cafe? Super-long wait times. Reports of 40-minute queues to be precise. Not that it matters – cafe-goers are making the happy sacrifice while the rest of the world watches on in envy.
Here’s the Tweet that almost led to war on Channel 10’s nightly news show, The Project:
Host and mother-of-two Carrie Bickmore was clearly offended and asked the broadcaster, “Why do women have to do it discreetly? What is your issue with it?” on air.
Price explained her, saying, “I think walking through a crowded airport is an unusual place to breastfeed.”
Bickmore further argued that mothers feed where they want to, “Not where you want us to.”
Bickmore finished off the segment saying, “Well I look forward to sitting on your lap in the meeting next Monday and doing it to you.”
The debate then fired up on social media, with some agreeing with Bickmore, others Price.
Watch The Project’s video of the fiery segment:
When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back its first close-up photo of Pluto earlier this week, the web went wild. The dwarf planet instantly became fodder for hilarious memes.
The heart or dog shape (however you choose to view it) fuelled social media users’ imaginations. These very clever memes can be found using #pluto and #plutoflyby on all social media platforms; here are a few that’ll have you in giggles.
Report by Tymeka Murray and Zoe Hugon
Top photo from THR’s twitter.