This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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Ryan Andresen has been a Boy Scout for 12 years. Even after coming out as gay at 16, he stayed with the Scouts.

But now he's been denied the chance to rise rank to Eagle Scout.

The Boy Scouts of America says its decision reflects its "Youth Leadership" policy statement:

In the unlikely event that an older boy were to hold himself out as homosexual, he would not be able to continue in a youth leadership position.

Andresen is in shock, especially since he thought his Scoutmaster had his back:

He had been telling me all along that we'd get by the gay thing. It was by far the biggest goal of my life. It's totally devastating.

Andresen and his mom have started an online petition to convince the Boy Scouts to change their mind. But it would need to happen quickly -- he turns 18 in three days, which means his Eagle Scout eligibility is just about up.

Reverse Airbrushing of the Day

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This is 20-year-old supermodel Karlie Kloss.

Those were her ribs, before the October issue of international fashion magazine Numéro Photoshopped them out.

Airbrushing to subtract weight is bad enough, but this?

Yeesh.

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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Jarrett Seltzer lost everything he owned in a fire this past February. To add insult to injury, Verizon Fios kept Seltzer on their billing cycle, and served him with a $2,345 collections notice -- you know, while he's trying to rebuild his life.

Seltzer isn't asking for financial support, instead choosing to merely raise awareness of his aggravating ordeal. And Verizon isn't the only one getting put on blast -- Seltzer says Geico is up next.

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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These pre-peeled and repackaged bananas -- available for a limited time only at German supermarket Billa -- are as stupid as they are wasteful.

Seriously. WTF.

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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So it's come to this -- remember the chair from Clint Eastwood's horrific RNC speech?

Bud Johnson, a dirty old man in Austin, TX, has strung up a chair in his front yard for lynching.

When a neighbor protested Johnson's anti-Obama display, he allegedly yelled: "I don't really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not… You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you. I don't give a sh*t. If you don't like it, don't come down my street."

Meanwhile, several states away in Centreville, VA, a chair labeled "Nobama" has been spotted dangling from a tree.

Too far?

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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Oh, wow -- a school district in El Paso, TX, is investigating after a fourth grader reported to mom that her teacher forced the class to draw graphic images of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

"We had to draw the boom cloud and the planes hitting and people jumping out of windows," mom Ivie Gremillion said her daughter told her. "That's something that kids should get in trouble for drawing. That's people being murdered, people committing suicide."

The drawings depict stick figures falling from the burning buildings with speech bubbles that read "help" and "I love you."

Even worse, Gremillion's husband is headed to Afghanistan in the next few months, and she says her daughter is convinced he's going to die because the teacher said that "the Afghans did this because they hate all of us and they want to kill all of us."

The school district has apologized to parents and promises to resolve the matter asap.

[nydn]

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TDW reader Chelsey tipped us off to this doozy: Just after 1 a.m. Sunday in Surf City, NC, a U.S. Marine got into a dispute with a cab driver, Charles Hawkesworth; beat him to a pulp; and put him in the hospital with multiple fractures to his face.

The whole incident was caught on video (Not Safe For Work -- language, graphic violence), and the Marine has been identified as 30-year-old Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh.

But get this -- Kinosh won't be charged with a felony.

He checked himself into a psychiatric hospital following the attack, and Island Taxi owner Rex Bowen believes it is to avoid being served with warrants for misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury, and communicating threats. (Since Kinosh used only his fists, he can't be charged with felony-level offenses.)

Meanwhile, Hawkesworth is recuperating slowly and will require extensive surgery:

I have several facial fractures and it's from my sinuses to my eye socket to my cheek bones; it's a triangular area that has been broken off from the rest of my skull and they need to do reconstructive surgery and reattach that piece of my skull with 3 or 4 steel plates.

A Help Charles donation website has been established in anticipation of upcoming medical bills.

[thanks, chelsey!]