Resentment of the Day: Papa John's Boycott Campaign

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American pizza restaurant chain Papa John's has become the latest target of an online boycott campaign after its CEO John Schnatter publicly revealed that employee hours may have to be cut in order to avoid paying for their medical insurance under President Obama's new health care reform laws. Head over to Know Your Meme for more deets!

Uganda's Parliament Speaker Says "Kill the Gays" Bill Will Pass Before 2013

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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a legislative proposal that was introduced in 2009 to prosecute the gay population across the country, will be put to vote before the end of this year, according to the Speaker of the Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. If passed, all same-sex relations will be categorized into two classes of offense: "aggravated homosexuality," in which an offender would receive the death penalty, or "the offense of homosexuality" in which an offender would receive life imprisonment.

You Saw This Coming of the Day

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Mark Basseley Youssef, the filmmaker who wrote and produced the anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims that has been tied to the U.S. missionary attacks in Benghazi, was sentenced to one year in federal prison yesterday for violating several of his probation orders. Back in June 2011, Nakoula was released on probation after serving a 21-month sentence in federal prison on charges of bank fraud and he began working on the film, but in the recent wake of its controversy, Nakoula was arrested again in September on charges of using false names, using the Internet without prior approval and obtaining a fraudulent driver's license, all of which were in direct violation of his probation conditions.



You Saw This Coming of the Day is a feature series following the latest news in current events that have been on the ticking clock, as well as news and social media commentaries that are predictable or cyclical in nature.

Resentment of the Day

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Today's story of controversy comes from China's microblogging platform Weibo, where a new photo fad that involves ripping up portraits of Chairman Mao has sparked backlashes from the supporters of the Chinese revolutionary hero as the nation's Communist Party prepares for its 18th decennial National Congress next week. According to The Daily Dot, the "Mao-ripping meme" was started by four young men from Zhengzhou, Henan to protest the Cambodian government's prosecution of a Chinese woman for tearing up late King-Father Norodom Sihanouk's photos, but their original intent got lost somewhere along the way.

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Resentment of the Day

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Meanwhile in Brazil, model Nana Gouvêa has become the latest target of photoshop satire memery after photos of her posing next to fallen trees in the disaster-stricken streets of New York City (shown, top row) came off as rather distasteful to many Brazilians on Facebook and Tumblr. Click through for more photoshopped parodies over at Know Your Meme!