5@5: A Photographer Puts Fake Instagrams On Blast


Sep 18, 2015


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Photographer Chompoo Baritone Reveals Just How Fake Instagram Photos Are

Image via: Chompoo Baritone

Thai photographer Chompoo Baritone is calling bullshit on your perfect #brunch set up and #YogiLife poses.  In a photo series called #slowlife, the artist captures what lies outside Instagram's frame. A well-organized,  "minimal" #workspace is revealed to be a messy bedroom. Next to a #healthy dinner are plates of greasy half-eaten food cut out from the 'Gram. See all of the truth-bomb flicks here. (Via: Facebook/Demilked)


Ms. Piggy Is A Real Bi***, But Also Hilarious In New Emmy Clip

Miss. Piggy's shade levels reach new heights in this  Emmy-themed short from Audi, released just days before Sunday's Emmys. In it, the she-pig reunites with ex-bae Kermit at a fancy power lunch to set the record straight: She's the Queen P. Kinda excited for this adult-version of The Muppets, on ABC this fall.


T.I. Retracts Statements He Made About "Lil Sister" Iggy Azalea

On Thursday, T.I. told New York radio station Hot 97 that he distanced himself from Iggy Azalea, citing the back and forth between his Grand Hustle artist and Q-Tip as the breaking point. Iggy chimed on via Twitter (where else?)  and denied that she was dropped, adding "I'm sure tip will publicly clarify what he meant when he feels he has the right platform to do so and other than that, im chillin." And yep, today, Team TI clarified the rapper's statements in a statement to the AP:

"That's still my partner. Her life has taken her in a different direction. My life is still as it was before. But Iggy is doing what she feels makes Iggy happy. That's what she should do. We're focused on making the next Iggy record and dodge the same adversities we faced last time. It's definitely not a 'sever my ties, walk away, I'm upset' thing. It was more so like, OK, you have a lot on your plate right now. I'm going to pull back or wait until you come to a place where you're ready to come back to the table, so we can start again and make history some more. We speak to each other without having to speak to each other ... It's funny sometimes, but we're straight." (Via: Vulture)


Art or Nah? Univ. of Buffalo Student Posts "White Only" Signs On Campus

via The Spectrum

Ashley Powell, a University of Buffalo Fine Arts student caused a campus controversy this week when she posted "white only" and "black only" signs around campus for a project. Powell, who is black, posted the signs for her Installation in an Urban Spaces class as a way of highlighting her own experiences with racism, but fellow students failed to get her statement and later reported the signs to the campus police. University of Buffalo is currently investigating. Powell has since released an apology statement to student publication The Spectrum. 

(Via: The Washington Times)


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