Viral Today: July 30, 2019

The internet’s favorite “you are perfect just the way you are” protector, Jameela Jamil, hits back at Piers Morgan on Twitter after he criticized her inclusion on the September issue of British Vogue magazine. Morgan brought into discussion past comments the stars had made about other female artists, but Jamil was ready with a comeback.

That, plus broken records, and one of your favorite Avengers trying to buy some weed is among the viral news of July 30, 2019.

Celeb: Jameela Jamil Tells Piers Morgan Like It Is

Jameela Jamil in Purple Top

While the rest of the world was excited to see the reveal of the Meghan Markle edited September edition of British Vogue, it seems one person was not all too excited about a particular person on the cover.

Morgan publicly questioned the decision to include Jamil on the cover of the magazine citing the actress’ previous criticism towards other female entertainers. “The list of women Jamil has abused and shamed for falling short of her lofty moral standard is long,” he said.

But on July 30, Jamil fought back with a tweet of her own. The pinned post on her page is a confession that she has, in the past, made “shamey, judgemental’ statements and that it is never too late to change. In her tweet addressed to Morgan, Jamil referred to the pinned post and claim she had never hidden from the past criticism she has made but has grown tremendously since. She then proceeded to call Morgan a “misogynist,” among other things

Not Their First Twitter War

Jameela Jamil

This is not the first time the two stars had a public fight on Twitter. Back in March 2019, the Good Place actress criticized Morgan for mocking Sam Smith’s public coming out as non-binary. This again led to some heavy words exchanged both between the stars and their fanbases.

In one tweet, Morgan even tagged the Metropolitan Police, though he later claimed it was only as a joke.

 Other Viral Topics on July 30

  • Mariah Carey Passes the Torch to Lil Nas X. Literally.

Say what you want about Mariah Carey’s talent, but everybody knows she has a bit of a diva attitude. In the past, she has made no secret of the fellow singers she disliked, and everyone still asks her whether or not she knows JLo (and she still claims she doesn’t).

So it’s a bit surprising to see a change of pace. This week, Lil Nas X officially has the longest-running No. 1 single ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat previously held by Carey for her “One Sweet Day” tune with Boyz II Men. But instead of moping about it, Carey posted a photoshopped picture of herself passing a torch to Lil Nas X and congratulating him.

  • Thor Trying to Buy Marijuana

Fake IDs aren’t that uncommon, but you generally need two things for it to be credible: a photo of the person using it, and an inconspicuous name. So imagine the surprise of one weed dispenser worker when someone tries to buy a product and was shown THE ID of Thor himself.

Well, not really. But not only did the ID have the photo of Chris Hemsworth, the name and address referred to the infamous character as well. 

Also, only 150 lb? Clearly, everyone lies about their weight on their ID. 

Signing off

In the “Jamil vs. Morgan” twitter feud, which side are you on? Do you think Morgan crossed the line?