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20 Things That Happened In 2020 That Should Have Been Unforgettable But Were Because It Was A Wild Year

2020. Probably one of the longest most dreadful years in decades, this year has been beyond emotionally taxing and time distorting. That’s why we’re pretty sure that our list that looks back at some of the major things that happened this year, will completely blow your mind and remind you just how long and wild it has been.  

Check out some of the big moments below!

1. Megxit

Yep, just a little over a year ago Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exit from the British royal family made headlines and inspired a trending hashtag.

2. Brexit

Yep. Megxit came with Brexit… Europeans really must love to rhyme. Either way, the UK thought the exit was a good idea until the pandemic hit. Then they became all about being #initforthelonghaul.

3. Locusts in Africa

Truly the start of the apocalypse.

4. Harvey Weinstein was sent to prison.

It might be hard to imagine but yes, 2020 brought justice. And don’t forget Trump is on his way out.

5. Love Is Blind / Tiger King

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Love is Blind got onto the social distance dating scene before it became a requirement. Netflix also brought us The Circle, Too Hot to Handle, and Tiger King.

6. Vanessa Hudgens thought COVID deaths werent so bad

She did apologize after but those words “I don’t maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now” remain in our hearts.

7. We thought “WW3” memes were a joke

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Remember when Donald Trump ordered a U.S. drone strike on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in January? That’s right we had no idea what an actual global threat looked like.

8. Trump wanted to try to ban TikTok

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Trump showed us once again just how insecure he can be when he talked about banning an app teens use to troll him.

9. J-Lo and Shakira performed at the Super Bowl

J-Lo and Shakira put on an incredible halftime show performance for the Super Bowl completely with amazing dances cultural wins and zaghrouta, an Arabic tradition used to show joy.

10. Trump was acquitted after being impeached.

It was an L for us but fortunately, we took the big win overall.

11. We hoarded toilet paper

Coronavirus fears had us all worried about toilet paper in March.

12. You became paranoid about cake

Fake cakes made all fear that everything was unreal.

13. Ivanka Trump made you hate Goya

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When Trump’s First Daughter promoted Goya Beans and revealed that the CEO is a big supporter of the Trump administration, our stomachs gave a collective turn.

14. Trump praised a doctor who thinks demons are in sperm

But remember this is the guy who wanted us all to shoot up hand sanitizer.

15. Kanye West ran for president

Now Ye says he’ll be going for #2024.

16. 420 happened

Stoners across the globe struggled with the unknown risk factors of puff, puff, passing during the pandemic so even though April 20th happened… it felt like 4/20 did not.

17. Internet idiots stanned Kim Yo-jong’s sister

Kim Yo-jong, the presumptive North Korean dictator, got attention because people were shocked at how attractive she was. Then we had to get a reminder that God can hide the inner ugly.

18. Trump bragged about passing a basic cognitive test

The memes actually speak for themselves here.

19. Taco Bell crushed your soul and canceled Mexican pizzas

We have declared them an enemy of the people for their crimes.

20. People came up with moon WAP memes after scientists discovered water on the Moon

All hail a WAP moon!

So here’s to 2021, may it be far less exciting and healthier than the previous year!

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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The fact that the early days of Barbie were not quite so inclusive to all of us comes as no surprise. The blonde, impossibly figured doll with a penchant for similar-looking friends is a far cry away from the Barbie of today who has friends of all shapes, races, sizes, sexual identities, and abilities. Even better, today’s Barbie crew includes dolls who give queer children a broader playgound for their imagination.

Recently, Barbie has added a new addition to her friend group whose bringing more power to her LGTBQ fans.

Social media has dubbed the LGBTQ positive Aimee Song doll Barbie‘s girlfriend.

Twitter’s latest excitement is about a theory that Barbie and Aimee Song are dating. Photos of Mattel’s doll Aimee Song doll show her wearing a “Love Wins” T-shirt that supports LGBTQ+ rights. The Mattel doll was inspired by fashion blogger Aimee Song and recently caught renewed attention in a viral post shared to Twitter.

The “Love Wins” photos are only now going viral but were actually released in November 2017.

The photos of Barbie and the Aimee doll were shared to Twitter last Monday by user @kissevermore and now has Twitter debating whether the two are dating.

The pictures of Barbie and Aimee show the two dolls eating avocado toast. petting a dog, and smiling at each other. The images have fans questioning when Barbie came out and how she managed to nail a hot girlfriend before they did.

Even REAL Aimee Song weighed in on the images to confirm the relationship.

“I am the girlfriend,” she tweeted with a photo of herself and the Aimee Song doll. 

While Mattel has yet to officially identify Barbie as a lesbian, the original Instagram posts related to the Love Wins Barbies are proof that she is at least an ally.

Confirmed or not, true or not, one of the best parts of Barbie is that she is meant to be whoever her fans want her to be.

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Newly elected member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Christina Haswood, paid tribute to her heritage on the day of her swearing-in ceremony with the ultimate power look. Dressed in traditional Navajo attire, the 26-year-old made history on Monday when she became the  youngest member of the Kansas legislature, and only its second Native American member. 

Haswood took her oath of office wearing traditional Diné regalia which she made with the help of her mother, and partner.

Wearing moccasins, a velveteen skirt, and a red blouse embellished with silver string made a point to highlight her heritage and identity. Speaking to Vogue in an interview about her clothing, Haswood explained that she “wanted to honor my ancestors and all their sacrifices for me to be here and in this job. I wanted to honor my family, who has taught me how to be a strong, young, Diné woman while growing up in Lawrence, Kansas.” 

In addition to her dress, Haswood wore heirlooms given to her by family members which included a squash blossom necklace, a belt given to her by her uncle, and an additional belt given to her by her shimá sání (grandmother). Her great grandmother also gave her the earrings she wore. In addition, she wore a tsiiyéé (a Navajo-style hair tie) that she made with her shimá sání.

“The significance of these pieces are priceless,” Haswood explained to Vogue. “Many of the pieces I wore that day only come out on special occasions, because of how old they are. I don’t have the funds to be a collector, so many of my pieces have been passed down to my mother, who lets me borrow them.”

Haswood gave a behind-the-scenes look of her swearing-in attire on a TikTok video that has gone viral with more than 500,000 views.

In the video, Haswood readies her hair and does her makeup before eventually getting help from her mother and grandmother to get dressed.

Haswood won the Democratic primary after running unopposed for a seat in the Kansas state legislature that represents District 10.

With degrees in public health from Haskell Indian Nations University and Arizona State University, Haswood also received a master’s degree in public health management from the Kansas University Medical Center.

At the moment, she also serves as a research assistant with the National Council of Urban Indian Health and the Center for American Indian Community Health. There she studies nicotine addiction in tribal youth and researches the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous groups.

“Just two years ago I was in graduate school, and my greatest worries were about getting a job and student loans,” Haswood said in an interview with the Daily Kansan. “Today, the world has changed.”

According to Esquire, four Native candidates ran for office in Kansas. This week, each of them won their primary elections.

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