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Selena Gomez Got Dragged All Over Twitter Because Of One Tweet

Over the weekend, the simmering Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud exploded all over Twitter, but this time it was Kim Kardashian West vs. Taylor Swift. Apparently, after Swift rebuked claims that she was cool with West’s lyrics about her in the song “Famous,” Kim K took to Snapchat with receipts. Kim K posted several videos appearing to show that Kanye and Swift had in fact discussed the lyrics. What happened next is all thank to the celeb-obsessed world of Twitter.


If you need to catch up, here is the video everyone is talking about.

The video, uploaded to Kim Kardashian West’s Snapchat, allegedly shows Kanye West talking with Taylor Swift and discussing the lyrics that West is considering using in “Famous.” The footage appears to contradict Swift’s claims that she disapproved of the song and advised West against using misogynistic lyrics.


Of course, Swift took to social media to state her side of the story.

Chismosas and chismosos everywhere began salivating.


As a loyal squad member, Selena Gomez appeared to come out in full defense of her bestie.

Seems like a harmless tweet, right? Well, you are very wrong.


Almost immediately, people went after Gomez, accusing her of being a hypocrite.

Several people pointed out that Gomez uses her social media for “important stuff” like promoting brands.


Some wondered why she wasn’t more vocal during some of the recent attacks in the U.S., like Orlando.


Though, to be fair, she was part of a group of singers including Jennifer Lopez and Prince Royce who created “Hands,” a tribute song for those lost in the Orlando attack.


They really went after her for not being more vocal on domestic and global issues.


And others were QUICK to point out that Kim K has been vocal about #blacklivesmatter.


Gomez didn’t appear to help her cause when she implied that Twitter hashtags do absolutely nothing.

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Credit: @selenagomez / Twitter

Gomez later deleted the tweet, but several people clarified that #blacklivesmatter isn’t about taking sides.

To be clear, saying #blacklivesmatter does not mean you are picking sides or saying other lives don’t matter, but tell Gomez that. “The statement “black lives matter” is not an anti-white proposition,” reads a post on the Black Lives Matter website. “Contained within the statement is an unspoken but implied “too,” as in “black lives matter, too,” which suggests that the statement is one of inclusion rather than exclusion.”


The whole squad connection was called into question since it is the first time people have seen Gomez speaking up about anything.


Some wondered why Gomez was supporting Swift so strongly when Swift didn’t appear to do the same for her.


But others just wanted to know when she even became involved with social justice.

Once again, to be fair, Gomez may not be as vocal on social media as some would like, but she has done lots of charity work. Just an FYI, UNICEF has Selena Gomez listed as an ambassador since 2009 and, more than that, she has held charity concerts and participated in the Tap Project to get clean drinking water to children in need. She even donated some of her North Carolina concert proceeds to Equality North Carolina to fight against HB2 (you know, that anti-trans bathroom law that caused several businesses and celebs to pull out of North Carolina events).


So some people renounced their fandom…


Though, one photo summed up all the angst and emotion surrounding Gomez’s tweets.

READ: Watch Selena Gomez Open Up About Friend Who Was Killed In Orlando

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A Texas Man’s Taco Truck Was Saved By A Tweet And This Is The Story We Need Right Now

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A Texas Man’s Taco Truck Was Saved By A Tweet And This Is The Story We Need Right Now

TaqueriaElToritoOficial / Instagram

In a story that’s becoming all too familiar amid the global Coronavirus pandemic, one man’s taco truck was on the brink of going out of business.

Many small business owners throughout the country continue to struggle through the pandemic. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, more than 100,000 small businesses have not survived – and that number is on the rise.

However, one woman came up with an idea to help her father’s Houston-based taco truck and thankfully for them – and us (we all could use some good news right now!) the idea has seemed to work. Proving that the phrase “Hey Twitter!!” might just save the economy — one taco truck at a time.

It all started with a Tweet that ended up saving one man’s business.

One daughter, who was trying to help us her father’s struggling taco truck, turned to Twitter for help. And it delivered better-than-hoped-for results for Elias Aviles after his daughter, 21-year-old Giselle Aviles, posted a simple plea after learning that her hardworking father had made just $6 in a day, his business slammed by the pandemic.

“Hey Twitter!!” she tweeted of her dad’s Houston-area business, Taqueria El Torito. “I wouldn’t normally do this, but my dad’s taco truck business is struggling. He only sold $6 today. If you could retweet, I would appreciate you so much!!”

Thanks to Twitter, they could — and so could thousands of others. In fact so many people streamed in — he found people waiting when he arrived to open up at 8 a.m. the next day, on a line that had started forming at 6 a.m. — that he had to close down twice, once to restock and again when he simply ran out of product, CNN reported.

Gisele knew she had to do something to help out her father – who had put six years of his life into the taco truck.

Thanks to the Coronavirus, things have been tough for Elias Aviles and his truck, Taqueria El Torito. Some days earnings have been as low as $60, sometimes even just $20.

But one day he earned just $6 for a full 12-hour shift, and his daughter was shocked into action. She told CNN, “I just said well we have nothing to lose and I decided to make the tweet that day.”

Her plea to the world worked. Her Tweet has since been retweeted more than 10,000 times and has 9,800 likes.

But neither of them were prepared for just how much of an effect the Tweet would have.

Credit: TaqueriaElToritoOficial / Instagram

Although Gisele admits she did warn her father to get ready for some new customers, nothing could of prepared her for the magnitude of support from the community.

By 8 a.m. the next day, Elias had a line of customers waiting for his fresh tortas Cubanas—and some had been waiting there since six in the morning. It was such a busy period that Elias even had to close the truck for a short while in order to restock. Luckily, Giselle was able to help out with orders that day.

During her Monday shift, Giselle estimated that more than a hundred customers came through for Mexican specialties.

“I’m so moved because finally people know that his food is good,” Giselle told KHOU. “There were so many people, and [my dad] was kind of shocked because he didn’t think there would be a turn around that quickly.”

Since then, Giselle has helped her dad set up an Instagram account for his business.

Gisele has since helped modernize her father’s business by helping him setup an Instagram account.

She told KHOU, “I’m so moved because finally people know that his food is good. There were so many people, and [my dad] was kind of shocked because he didn’t think there would be a turn around that quickly.”

The string under her original tweet lists a photo array of offerings so mouthwatering that people from around the U.S. are offering to contribute. One commenter even offered to buy out his entire truck to feed a hospital staff.

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An Abuelo Got A Hurtful Note From Bad Neighbors About His Decorations And Latino Twitter Came Into Comfort Him

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An Abuelo Got A Hurtful Note From Bad Neighbors About His Decorations And Latino Twitter Came Into Comfort Him

@goldenstef / Twitter

We are rarely more defensive than we are for our abuelos. The viejitos have always been there for us and seeing them treated unkindly is just heartbreaking. That is what one Twitter user experienced after her abuelo got a wretched note about his decorations outside his home.

This is the horrid letter left for @goldenstef’s abuelo by undesirable neighbors.

The letter, which is filled with misspelled words, calls the abuelo’s house an example of a “low class Mexican family.” The letter was written anonymously by neighbors and delivered to the abuelo in an attempt to shame him into changing his decorations. One of the most bizarre moments in the letter is when the angry author criticized the homeowner for having too many American flags claiming he isn’t patriotic and can’t fool the neighbors. Like, which one is it people?

The Twitter user followed up with photos of the house to show the decorations their abuelo has out front.

People flooded the Twitter post with comments supporting and sending love to the abuelo. Fellow Latinos are ready to stand with the abuelo and some just want the names of the people behind the letter so they can talk to them. Some people are stunned at how far the author was willing to go out of their way to be mean to an old man who just wants to decorate his home and front yard.

Latino Twitter wants to come together to let the abuelo know that his decorations are adorbs.

We need to come together to give her abuelo all of the wonderful decoration we love. Let’s turn his house and front yard into a showcase of all of the greatness that Latin America has to offer.

People are falling in love with this viejitos yard.

Honestly, this is a great yard. Who wouldn’t want a yard like this? This yard is original and adorable and worth all of the praise that we can muster. Thank you to people like this for making their yards something unique and worth seeing.

@goldenstef wants everyone to know just how much they appreciate the sweet messages about their abuelo’s yard.

It costs nothing to be kind. It is even better when you can be kind about something someone clearly cares so much about. Who cares if someone decorates their lawn a little too much. At least they are having fun with their lives and that is something we all need more of right now.

READ: Latinas Are Sharing Their Most Treasured Memories Of Their Abuelos And It’s Exactly What We Needed This Month

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