Ramirez-Bodley’s aunt had taught her how to crochet when she was 4 years old. She did research on the Internet and found other dresses to give her all the inspiration she needed to go through with her plan.
Her husband was skeptical when Ramirez-Bodley first had the idea.
Last month, Toy Story 4 hit theaters. The latest installment in Pixar’s flagship movie franchise features Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the familiar Toy Story characters we’re used to seeing.
Yet Toy Story 4 introduced a new, unexpected toy to love: Forky. Far from the average anthropomorphic store-bought personalities, Forky is a handmade creation and, importantly, the product of a child’s ingenuity.
In fact, Forky is barely a toy at all: He’s a plastic spork adorned with a pipe cleaner, googly eyes, bits of clay, and a broken popsicle stick. All of his parts are literally taken from the trash by Woody and then put together by a kindergartener named Bonnie.
But what Forky is, and has become in the wake of Toy Story 4’s release, is the star of Toy Story 4.
He’s such a star that people around the world are trying to recreate him at home on their own.
Of course, fancy toys are cool and all, but many parents know that sometimes kids often gravitate toward simpler items.
Since Forky is basically just a plastic spork with pipe cleaner arms and googly eyes stuck on him, he’s actually been pretty easy to recreate. Even before “Toy Story 4” was officially in theaters, the animated utensil was winning over hearts and minds, so it’s not too surprising that plenty of homemade Forkys are popping up across social media.
People are legit connecting with this plastic food utensil on a whole other level.
Maybe this is getting too real…?
Toy stores are getting in on the action too.
Like this Mexican toy store chain that is selling a “Make your own Forky kit” that comes with everything you need a Ziploc plastic bag.
And this movie theatre in Sonora is hosting an event that sounds like an amazing idea.
Translation: Families! Don’t miss the Toy Story marathon tomorrow where you could make your own #Forky
Seriously, this is something I want to go to!
Even Disney itself has come out with a $20 “Make Your Own Forky” kit.
I mean really Disney, was this necessary?
And people don’t seem all that happy about it…
Although a lot of people are mad at Disney for trying to make even more money off an item they themselves depict as literal trash, we can’t say we’re surprised.
For those who wanna try and make their own Forky at home, this Twitter user has you covered.
Steps to make your own Forky:
Buy your own personal kit to assemble it.
But some of the best tweets are from people who’ve already made their own versions.
I mean these look nearly identical to the original Forky…minus the all the blue. But those facial expressions…pure Forky.
Some people out there are getting extra creative with their Forky creations.
But this is one I know I’m totally gonna have a good night out with. Salud!
It’s 2019 and there is no denying the people have had their fair share of witnessing cringy racist moments. We’ve seen some caca. Walmart confrontations from seemingly sweet grandmas telling Latinos to go “back to Mexico” and midnight Twitter rants from the U.S. president have become our new normal. Nothing really makes us bat an eye anymore. Nothing I tell you. Nada. Or, so I thought.
You see, recently I saw that a couple from Kalamazoo, Michigan had a# MAGAPatriotWedding and was trending on Twitter and I was mostly like…
Yes mi gente. This was my actual reaction.
But then I clicked in and saw the photos and I was like…
And it honestly felt good. Because it means I haven’t, and hopefully, we haven’t become immune to offensive people. That we refuse to stand up for it!
Anyway, here we go:
A couple from Kalamazoo, Michigan, had a#MAGAPATRIOTWEDDING!
According to CBS News, Audra Johnson married her husband in a traditional plain but changed into a dress that was more representative of her true love? Johnson made an appearance during the wedding reception in a white gown with sparkly red lettering that read Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”
It gets better.
The mermaid dress had a train that had the words “TRUMP” in red glitter too.
What’s more, Johnson had her bridesmaids wear blue gowns and the dreadful red MAGA hats.
In an interview with CBS, Johnson said that the dress was originally meant to have a patriotic-theme. Then, she reached out to dress designer Andre Sorian who is a notorious Trump supporter and creates red-white-and-blue gowns that have included a “Trump 2020” dresses.
Recently Soriano’s made waves with his gowns at the Grammy Awards.
Black singer Joy Villa wore the dress to the 2017 Grammys.
BUT the dress isn’t about THAT deplorable its about this newly wedded one. So anyway:
Johnson decided she wanted to wear Sorian’s dress on her wedding day and traveled to D.C. to have it made.
“It took four days of him doing measurements and putting the dress together,” Johnson told CBS News. “But it was amazing. Him and his husband are fabulous.”
Johnson wasn’t the only one to wear something tacky to her wedding.
Her wedding guests were invited to wear “patriotic” gear as well AND bring guns to the wedding.
The groom, Jeff Johnson–is a Black Marine veteran who apparently has been MIA when it comes to the newsfeeds coverage of Black people in gun-packed Trump Country– and wore his dress uniform. He made sure to also hold onto a gun in his photos.
Speaking about the decision to have guns, Johnson said that “Being a patriotic wedding, we really did encourage people to do whatever they felt comfortable with if they wanted to open-carry if they wanted to conceal-carry.”
Johnson said that her maid of honor is a Democrat and didn’t feel comfortable wearing a MAGA hat. “She said, ‘You know I love you, but I don’t feel comfortable wearing a MAGA hat,'” Johnson explained. “I said, ‘That’s fine, we can find you a plain red one to wear.’ We were able to compromise on that. We can believe differently but still very much love each other.”
Of course, photos of the MAGA wedding has generated quite a bit of social media traction.
“It’s been absolutely crazy,” Johnson said. “Amazing patriots said they love the dress and support us. But then there’s the other side, where we’ve gotten threats, and there’s been really nasty comments.”
“A lot of the comments are ‘It’s a racist wedding.’ I’m the granddaughter of a Filipino immigrant, my husband’s black,” Johnson said. “I think what I want people to take from this is there’s a stereotype of Trump supporters flying around out there and maybe some of them are like that, but most of us aren’t like that.”
Um okay. In either case, I guess congratulations to the r̶a̶c̶i̶s̶t̶ bride and her r̶a̶c̶i̶s̶t̶ husband.
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