Picture above via Urban Dictionary.
This weekend saw a disturbing hashtag trend made in promotion of the newest movie in "The Purge" franchise (you know, the movie that sets its premise on the idea that people would turn into violent Freudian monsters if crime was legal for a day rather than just like... deal with their problems like adults). The idea was to promote users to go wild and free on the social media network for a day, which inevitably led to jerks exposing graphically violent content - or even worse, nude photos of (often underage) ex-girlfriends.
This led some to parody the whole event outright:
Meanwhile, others got right to the heart of the matter:
Maybe instead we should have just purged social media from our system entirely?
No, that is not a cynically-crafted Photoshop job. You can see the whole thing right here.
Publimetro is the Latin American branch of the Swedish Metro media company (no relation to UK's Metro). What you're looking at here is indeed their coverage of the escalating conflict on the Gaza strip plastered with a full-page ad for the newest Transformers movie. Perhaps Publimetro has the scoop on Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system (ACTUALLY AN AUTOBOT, PERHAPS IRONHIDE) or maybe it's some kind of ironic commentary on the commoditization of war... or maybe it's just a sad statement about the struggles of print media in a digital age.
Point is, let's never mix real life-threatening missiles and Michael Bay missiles ever again, shall we?
For the record, the cover story of this issue is about the World Cup. Of course: