1. Roseanne Cancelled Due to Racist Tweet
Yesterday, the relatable, working-class sitcom, Roseanne, was canceled due to a racist tweet by Roseanne Barr herself. The tweet targeted former Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett, by equating her political views and appearance to a baby made from the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.” Within hours, her talent agency, ICM Partners, dropped her and ABC canceled the Season 2 reboot. What did her castmates have to say? A whole lotta disappointment and disgust. Roseanne’s debut episode was seen by more than 25M people and was expected to bring in $60M for the continuing season, which was all brought to an end with one ignorant tweet.
2. Ben and Jerry’s Cools Down Global Warming
Ben and Jerry’s has discovered a new way to reduce carbon emissions, and surprise, surprise it’s through the use of Blockchain. They have decided to partner with Poseidon, a company dedicated to reducing pollution through the use of carbon credits. Essentially, carbon credits is a certificate of sustainability for reducing carbon emissions. Ben and Jerry’s will donate a penny per cone to offset these emissions, hoping customers will pitch into the cause as well. Watch this 2-minute video on how carbon credits work here.
(Source: The Hustle)
3. Snapchat Snaps Back
Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel, threw some serious shade at Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, yesterday. During Recode’s Code Conference, Spiegel was asked how he felt about Facebook imitating their practices. “We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices also,” said Spiegel, in spite of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He also went on to say Facebook is having a hard time changing their DNA because their platform is all about competing for online attention, whereas Snapchat’s mission focuses on building relationships and empowering self-expression. Oh, snap!