Social media was set ablaze on Friday following reports of an attack on Rick Moranis.
The beloved actor was punched while walking on the Upper West Side in Manhattan on Thursday. Multiple New York news outlets released video footage of an unidentified man hitting the 67-year-old Ghostbusters star in the head before knocking Moranis down to the ground. Moranis did suffer minor injuries to his head, back and hip from the attack, however, New York Police Department confirmed he was well enough to take himself to a nearby hospital and later went to a police station to report what happened.
Once news of the incident emerged on Friday, fans of Moranis took to Twitter to advocate for his safety, suggesting that the Honey I Shrunk the Kids actor was a national treasure that must be protected at all costs.
“I know a lot is happening, but we must come together to protect Rick Moranis,” one person wrote.
“Rick Moranis task force assemble,” tweeted another.
Meanwhile, hundreds of others offered up violent warnings to the unidentified offender, including some people who threatened to take matters into their own hands if they came across the man who hurt Moranis before the police did.
“If you are the lowlife scumbag who sucker punched Rick Moranis, you better turn yourself in to the
Joe Biden’s “will you shut up, man?” line from the first presidential debate on Tuesday night could prove very profitable, with someone trying to earn $175,000 by selling the standout quote as a domain.
Biden’s retort came as he became agitated by President Donald Trump’s interruptions. While discussing the Supreme Court, Biden was struggling to be heard over Trump’s interruptions. Biden snapped and told Trump “will you shut up, man?”, before calling his Republican rival a clown.
The “shut up” remark was popular with supporters of Biden and critics of Trump, with some viewers frustrated at the disordered nature of the debate which led moderator Chris Wallace to face heavy criticism for struggling to keep the debate on track.
Aside from sparking fresh meme content for use for the rest of the campaign, the Biden team was quick to capitalize on the success of the line, creating and selling t-shirts for $30 within hours of the debate ending. The black t-shirt features an image of Trump with the quote layered on top and the Biden Harris logo beneath.
However, the Biden team are not the only ones hoping to profit off the quote. The Biden-inspired domain name willyoushutupman.com is for sale with the current asking price of $175,000 or $14,583 a month.
The domain is being sold by a private seller, who describes the domain name as “the catchphrase that will be remembered for years” on Dan.com. A spokesperson from Dan.com told Newsweek that
- Jungkook’s new man bun and stylish hanbok on sent his fans into a frenzy
- The 23-year-old became a trending topic on Twitter after his appearance on “The Tonight Show”
- BTS kicked off its week-long residency on the show with a performance of the 2018 hit “Idol”
BTS singer Jungkook broke the internet with his new look following his appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday.
The South Korean act, which consists of RM, Jimin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jin and Jungkook, kicked off its week-long residency on the show with a performance of the 2018 hit “Idol” at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.
Shortly after their performance, Jungkook became a trending topic on Twitter with more than 1 million mentions on the microblogging platform.
The 23-year-old’s new man bun and stylish hanbok sent his fans around the world into a frenzy, causing him to trend no. 1 worldwide and in the U.S.
Google also witnessed a spike in searches related to Jungkook, with “Bun – Hairstyle” experiencing a 1,100% rise in the related topic searches. “Hanbok – Dress” also saw a similar surge, AllKPop reported.
Jungkook is one of the most popular members of BTS, and most of what he endorses or uses immediately sell out or become trending.
Recently, a clothing brand called A Nothing saw a spike in its social media followers after Jungkook wore its clothing on his birthday.
The clothing brand, which took two years to garner 1,000 followers, saw an increase of over 8,000 followers in just one day after Jungkook wore its apparel, AllKPop reported.
BTS has been having a good few weeks since the release of the band’s first all-English single, “Dynamite.”
The song has once again taken over the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.