Face Of Obamacare, Justin Bieber Funds Selfie App, Vice Is Hip: In Other News
So, who's that girl? The anonymous model who's been serving as the "face" of the Obamacare website since its doomed outset has stepped forward ... and she ain't happy. "I mean, I don't know why people should hate me because it's just a photo," said Adriana — her last name was withheld — of the "cyberbullying" to which she's fallen victim since the Oct. 1 launch. "I didn't design the website. I didn't make it fail, so I don't think they should have any reasons to hate me."
Adriana has been mocked, Photoshopped, and taunted online for her (negligible) role in the website fiasco. "I'm here to stand up for myself and defend myself and let people know the truth," she told ABC News. Adriana says she was never paid for the photograph's prominent position on the page. Two weeks ago, her picture was deleted and replaced with icons on the site's interface. "I wanted the picture down, and they wanted the picture down," she continued. "I don't think anybody wanted to focus on the picture."
Justin Bieber has apparently funded a startup app, Shots For Me, that is essentially the Instagram of selfies. As in: you take selfies, and share them with your friends on a photo feed. Apparently Bieber really believes in it. Right.
New, appalling statistics reveal that 238 trans people have been murdered in the last year — even in countries with the most progressive LGBT laws, like Brazil and Mexico.
Kevin Trudeau, longtime TV pitcher and author of controversial book The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About, has just been jailed for contempt for falsifying the book's claims. Here he is, promoting "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You To Know About:"
If you haven't followed parody Twitter account "Vice Is Hip" yet, you really should.
Finally, here's a lovely cinematic advert, courtesy of Google in India.