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twitter racism karma London Man Arrested for Hateful Tweets After 'Confronting' a Muslim Woman About Brussels
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A London man ended up in big trouble after posting several awful Tweets about Muslims following the Brussels Attacks. His initial Tweet, where he describes "confronting" a Muslim woman was met with an appropriate amount of derision from other users who turned his phrase into a meme. 


via @s8mb, @robmanuel@Pandamoanimum

He clarified the incident with "The Telegraph" with an alternate version of events:

What everyone’s got wrong about this is I didn’t confront the woman,” he said. “I just said: ‘Excuse me, can I ask what you thought about the incident in Brussels?'”

“She was white, and British, wearing a hijab – and she told me it was nothing to do with her.

“I said ‘thank you for explaining that’ – and her little boy said goodbye to me as we went out separate ways.”

Despite this alternate version of events, his Twitter stream has devolved into alternately spouting hateful things aimed at Muslims and retweeting stories about his "confrontation" Tweet. 


via @MatthewDoyle31

But the story doesn't end there, he was arrested later for his hateful posts. The Telegraph gives details from a police spokesperson on the situation:

"A 46-year-old man was this evening arrested at his home in Croydon on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on social media. He has been taken to a south London police station and enquiries continue."
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Everyone Is Tweeting Memes About the Washington D.C. #Metroshutdown During Their Extra Long Commute

Washington D.C. surprised everyone by declaring an unprecedented total shutdown of Metro services for at least 24 hours. This is for everyone's safety, it's an emergency evaluation of some dangerous electrical problems. That still leaves everyone with plenty of extra time to use gifs and memes to comment on the traffic as they make their way to work by car, bus or foot instead. Even some Twitter accounts for city services are getting in on the "fun".

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Bill Cosby attempted a simple little PR stunt on Twitter Monday, and it blew up in his face almost instantly.

Tweeting a link to a Cosby meme generator on his website (which has since been deleted), he asked his followers to turn his pictures into memes, by adding some text.

But this year, following news that he would be starring in a new NBC sitcom, Cosby's past has come back to haunt him, with old sexual assualt allegations resurfacing in the media.

So it probably wasn't the best time to ask people to get creative with Cosby's images. Has his social media team ever even heard of the Internet?

Here are a few examples of the resulting Cosby meme - he certainly got lots of attention for this stunt, but not in the way they had hoped.

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The Internet Showed Their Sympathy With Memes When Only One of Pawpaw's Grandkids Came Over for Burgers

Twitter user @kalssseyharmon shared her lonely cookout with her Grandfather, lovingly dubbed "Pawpaw" on Twitter. The internet was suddenly reminded to call their own grandparents so, instead they Tweeted about how sad this Pawpaw situation made them. After all, no one should have to cook 12 burgers just to have one person show up.

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Savage Dad Uses Memes to Shut Down Thirsty Kid Trying to Chat Up His Daughter

When he was unable to lock in the friend request of his crush on Facebook, this desperate dude found her father and tried to network his way into a date. It didn't go well.

Despite being told NO through Dad's endless supply of memes, this illiterate and very thirsty dude never gives up hope.

He gets angry... Very angry... But never gives up hope. How romantic!

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Someone was caught tagging the Netflix headquarters sign with the beloved Netflix and Chill meme.

via nicktrvs

Although the new addition to the sign looks right at home, it seems to have been painted over quickly.