The Good - Twitter Celebrates Ziggy StardustSunday night, an icon was lost when rock legend David Bowie succumbed to an 18-month battle with cancer. The world not only mourned the passing of the 69-year-old Blackstar producer, but fans and celebrities alike paid their respects to Bowie's legendary career.
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace 🖖🏾 #RIPDavidBowie — Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
"I don't know where I'm going from here but I promise it won't be boring." - RIP David Bowie pic.twitter.com/2WTxnWoX6v — KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
The Bad - When Bonnie Met Black TwitterMonday evening was the highly-anticipated College Football Championship pitting undefeated Clemson against record breaking Derrick Henry and Alabama. The event opened with the singing of the National Anthem by award winning performance artist Ciara. While the performance may have raised a few eyebrows, the "Promise" songstress looked stunning in a full-length gown. Unfortunately some felt Ciara's attire was inappropriate for such a family-oriented event, specifically ESPN's Bonnie Bernstein.
Hitting send was a beckoning for Black Twitter to assault Bernstein's mentions, challenging her critique as nonsensical.
Dear Ciara. You're stunning. But this is a National Championship Game. Kids are watching. Cover up.— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) January 12, 2016
RT @BonnieBernstein Dear Ciara. You're stunning. this is a National Championship Game. Kids are watching. Cover up. pic.twitter.com/0vHbrxZDDY — kate boss. (@FUCCl) January 12, 2016
— Slevin Kelevra (@ToeKnee2GX) January 12, 2016
@OJTheNigerian She probably is — Thursday night live (@Nigerianscamsss) January 12, 2016their agreement with Bernstein's remarks, it seemed Bernstein only made it worse when she charged her naysayers with pulling the race card.
Truly am amazed at how people take a tweet (that includes a compliment!) & wanna make it about race. Seriously. Grow up. Watch the game. — Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) January 12, 2016These tweets summarize this perfectly.
.@BonnieBernstein Try doing some of that growing up you just prescribed for everyone else.— tj matheny (@TJECS206) January 12, 2016
.@BonnieBernstein OR, it's about how you think your morality, and someone else's kids, should determine what Ciara or any woman, wears? — tj matheny (@TJECS206) January 12, 2016
The Ugly - Nicki Minaj vs. Teen Mom
Sometimes celebrities are just like regular people. Nicki Minaj proved this last week while binge-watching MTV's Teen Mom, and having some explosive reactions to one of the show's subjects. Seeing Farrah Abraham's nasty attitude toward her mother, Minaj took to Twitter belittling the young mother, even calling her out her name. Abraham answered back, and soon their respective fans jumped into the fray. The tweef continued and marked a new low for Abraham who enlisted her own daughter to clap back. Minaj's only reply, however, was to the media who used non-smiling photos of the rapper when reporting the Twitter spat:
Hey US WEEKLY I'm smiling here https://t.co/BrmH1glNdR — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 10, 2016
No smiling photos of me in your archives? 😬 @1027KIISFM ~ lol smh— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 10, 2016
Here I am smiling 😩 pic.twitter.com/QmgXCZO0tf — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 10, 2016