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Elmo scandal, Concordia on homestays, a regrettable tattoo
1. Concordia University has responded to complaints by Chinese students about homestays advertised through a link on its website. One student told CBC News that she hadn’t been fed enough, losing weight as a result. “While Concordia is not involved in providing homestay services, it has undertaken a careful review of the allegations,” reads Concordia’s statement.
2. Kevin Clash, the 52-year-old puppeteer behind Elmo, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a man who was 16 at the time, according to a statement from Sesame Street. Clash denies the boy was underage, but he has taken a leave of absence and has been disciplined for inappropriately using work computers.
3. The Fiscal Cliff, a Jan. 1st deadline of doom that the U.S. economy faces if Congress doesn’t amend its agreed-upon package of tax hikes and spending cuts, is apparently a subject of interest for Star Wars fans. They took to Twitter with the hashtag #StarWarsFiscalCliff. Here’s one such missive from Tweeter John Podhoretz: “Ben Bernanke? That wizard is just a crazy old man.”
Students at Nipissing U. early to embrace trend
Students have a new online obsession. Quickmemes.com allows anyone to add their own funny captions to photos of familiar Internet stars, like Rebecca Black, before sharing them on Facebook.
The trend is starting to spread, but one community’s Facebook walls are already littered with Quick Memes. There are more than 1,300 “likes” on the unofficial Nipissing University Memes Facebook page. That’s a lot for a school with just 4,500 students. The page for the North Bay, Ontario school has become a place to share both points of pride (the fries at campus pub The Wall) and common complaints (transportation to the hilltop campus). Here are just a few of the dozens of memes from the Nipissing page that will make you laugh and then share, just like that Rebecca Black video.
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Teen has received death threats
The 13-year-old pop star who was made famous by what some consider the worst music video ever made has left high school due to bullying, her mother told ABC News. She has also received death threats.
Rebecca Black became famous after the video she paid $4,000 to have produced went viral. It has now passed 170 million views on YouTube, but “Friday” has also been highly criticized for its simplistic lyrics and the heavy use of voice-modifying software.
Although her mother wouldn’t elaborate on what students in her high school had said, Black has faced extremely harsh comments on YouTube. One of the most hurtful to Black read: ”I think you should get an eating disorder because that will make you prettier.”
But it’s not only bullying that has caused her to shift into homeschooling. Black has been too busy for regular schooling. She recently appeared in the Katy Perry music video, Last Friday Night, received an award at the MTV Awards and filmed the video for her new single, My Moment.