The harshest burns and most painful comebacks the internet has seen this week. Check out the previous list to see last week's victims of murder by words.
An oldie of a Tumblr post but still very much relevant and important. When a mom from Utah, posted on her blog about a Japanese-themed party she threw for her daughter, Tumblr somehow got a hold of it and started dragging the mom for encouraging racism. Then commenters started stepping in, one of which who was actually Japanese, decided to set the record straight.
In the ongoing war between Apple and Samsung, the battle has turned not towards more practical and useful products and services, but rather which company can impart the most damage on its users.
As has been reported, and even mocked by the president and Grand Theft Auto, Samsung has been the champion of flamable phones for the past few months. Samsung has been an innovator in how to leave their users with burns thanks to the explosive Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
That was until the Silicon Valley stalwart Apple has had their say.
After falling asleep watching a movie on her iPhone 7, a pregnant Australian woman awoke to several “superficial” burns on her arm, leaving “an imprint of the phone and charger etched into her skin,” according to Metro.
While she’s probably relieved that the phone didn’t blowup, Melanie Tan Pelaez did claim to also “experience sudden pain, pins and needles, numbness and shortness of breath.” Genius Bar can’t fix that.
The burns, Pelaez was told, wouldn’t be covered under the warranty, as Apple “allegedly denied that the phone was to blame ‘as it didn’t have a distinct smell’ and told her the phone usually shuts down if overheating occurs.” The phone has since been sent to California for testing.
Hey, if it doesn’t smell like an Apple burn, it’s not an Apple burn. Now, let’s see Samsung build an explosion with a signature smell. Google Pixel, you smell what we're cooking?
This doesn't look pleasant.
A Danish man is claiming that his Apple Watch gave him "severe burns" on his wrist and fingers, but the tech company says "No way."
Jorgen Mouitzen was in a restroom when he said he felt pain and smelt burning flesh. He quickly realized it was coming from his Apple Watch, he told Yahoo News.
Mouitzen says he rushed to remove the watch, burning his fingers in the process.
Apple has examined the watch and said the watch could not have caused the burns. There are no active electronics in the band.
Nevertheless, Mouitzen still believes the watch was responsible.
"There was nothing else around that could have heated the strap up other than the watch," he said.
The beautiful thing about Twitter is that anyone can try to start a conversation with anyone.
That can take the form of a very public spat between any number of pop musicians.
Or it can take the form of some good-natured ribbing between an NFL team and a video game.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling revealed that Albus Dumbledore was gay back in 2007 at Carnegie Hall, but apparently some fans still can’t seem to wrap their heads around it.
On Twitter Tuesday, a girl named Ana Kocovic reached out to Rowling and asked about the decision to make the Hogwarts headmaster a homosexual.
“Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter,” Kocovic wrote. “I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way.”
And just like magic, Rowling responded with the most perfect tweet ever.
The girl ended up thanking her and apparently deleting all of her tweets. Her profile now says her name is Gellert Grindelwald, whom Rowling previously said was Dumbledore’s love interest.
“Amazing answer,” she replied. “Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!”
Lebanese host Rima Karaki was interviewing Islamic sheik Hani Al Sibai last week on Al-Jadeed TV about why some Christians would want to join ISIS.
When he started to drag on, she interrupted him to keep the conversation moving, but he was not pleased at being told what to do.
“Listen, don’t cut me off,” he said. “I will answer as I please.”
She politely warns him that they are running out of time, and he rudely tells her to “shut up,” and that it is “beneath” him to be interviewed by her.
Eventually she just cut his mic to put a stop to it.
“Had I not answered, I would have hated myself, and I don’t want to hate myself,” she told The Guardian. “When he said shut up, it was no longer possible to shut up because I would be insulting myself and would lose everything.”
The confrontation between the two has since gone viral, and Sibai is demanding an apology from the network.
The video now has over 5 million views, and Karaki is getting lots of support from viewers on Twitter.
CEO of News Corp Rupert Murdoch (aka the "Lord Voldemort" of media moguls) posted a very controversial message on Friday, saying that all Muslims should be held responsible for the actions of Islamic extremists.
He also added that "political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy."
Meanwhile in Norway…
Meet Harald V, King of the Trolls (also King of Norway).
In a recent interview with NRK TV, Harald said he will soon be going to Antarctica to visit his country's research station called "Troll."
The station was opened nearly 10 years ago by his wife, Queen Sonja, who is sitting next to him.
Watch the video above (with subtitles) for the punchline.
Following a benefit concert for a Seattle group looking to raise the minimum wage, Tom Morello and his party were denied entrance to the 5 Point Cafe. After blasting out his complaints on social media, the owner of 5 Point came back around on Facebook with a burn that some astronomers say you can see from orbit:
Or as some might put it, "** you, I won't do what you tell me."