Emma Watson tweeted at Rugby player Keegan Hirst and it was beautiful.
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It's been kind of a mixed bag for athletes making the difficult decision to come out as gay. It helps to have Hermione on your side.

Keegan Hirst recently broke many boundaries, coming out as Britain's first openly gay rugby player. For a macho guy in a macho sport with macho teammates and macho fans, it wasn't the easiest of decisions. He's received a lot of support for the decision, marking even more how much the world has grown in a short time.

And in a beautiful and classy move, Emma Watson congratulated Hirst in a series of tweets Aug. 18.

Hirst spoke to the Daily Mirror about coming out Aug. 15.

Respected prop Keegan, 27, reveals the secret torment of dealing with his sexuality while carving out a career in one of the world's most macho sports.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the dad of two tells of the moment he finally found the words to explain to his wife the reason they could no longer be together.

And he talks emotionally of the support he got, not only from her but also from his rugby team-mates.

The 6ft 4in captain of West ­Yorkshire side Batley Bulldogs said: "At first I couldn't even say 'I'm gay' in my head, let alone out loud.

"Now I feel like I'm letting out a long breath that I've held in for a long time."

Societal attitudes take a long time to evolve, but that evolution couldn't happen without people like Hirst taking initiative and influential people like Watson supporting them.

Well done, everyone.

Dan May, a 24-year-old bizdev manager from Essex, England, was able to take advantage of publicity campaign by phone company O2 this month, in which they promised free pizza to office workers who downloaded their O2 Priority app. May never got his free pizza, and decided to let O2 know about it... complete with a threat to take his business to O2 competitor 3. Companies take bad publicity seriously, and they weren't about to let 3 hijack their own marketing campaign...

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Lexi Kozhevsky, a 19-year-old nursing student from St. Louis University, stood in front of cops on Monday night, claiming that she would rather be harmed rather than any harm befall the cops.

She also enjoys:

- Protecting Shell's oil rigs from protesters
- Protecting bankers while they foreclose on people's homes
- Defending EA with multiple shill accounts on Reddit
- Fall Out Boy

She's the hero nobody needs.

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Disney Japan Twitter doesn't get national tragedies.
Via: Kotaku
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Either Disney Japan's Twitter has a pretty cruel sense of humor or some ignorant employees.

On Aug. 9, the official Japanese Twitter account for Disney tweeted out the following message to its 277,000 followers:

According to Kotaku the Japanese at the top reads "Congrats on a trifling day" before the Alice in Wonderland message.

Well, you see, Aug. 9 was also the 70th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing of Nagasaki. In that event, according to Wikipedia, "roughly 39,000–80,000 people were killed. About half of these died immediately, while the other half suffered lingering deaths."

Not exactly a "trifling day" for the country who marked the occasion with solemn ceremonies, commemorating all of those 'unbirthdays'.

Kotaku, through translating Japanese news site My Game News Flash, points out that this isn't the only time the Twitter account has made a less-than-sensitive post.

The account posted this, reading "Enjoying your summer vacation?" last year on Aug. 15.

Aug. 15 marks the date of the Japanese surrender in World War II.

Additionally, the account posted this, reading "Giving you mid-summer sympathy" on Aug. 6.

Aug. 6 is the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, in which some 70,000-80,000 people died.

As Kotaku says:

My Game News points out that Disney Japan's Twitter account typically does not post messages like this (instead, the tweets are typically PR, introducing movies, TV shows, events or products), making these questionable tweets stand out even more. Why were these dates selected, people wondered.

Disney Japan has since apologized for the tweet and deleted it off of its account.

That's why you always get a screen shot.

Twitter deity, and great comedian, Patton Oswalt took one for the American team Aug. 6 and live-tweeted his perspective on the first Repbublican primary debate.

The enormous affair hosted the top 10 candidates highest in the polls. It gave a scant two hours for them to differentiate themselves from each other and attempt to not talk about the rich elephant in the room — Donald Trump.

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