Laiken Neumann

Laiken Neumann is a freelance journalist based in Austin, Texas, covering culture, entertainment, and social justice.

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Kim Kardashian in Marilyn Monroe's dress at MET gala

Marilyn Monroe’s dress reportedly damaged after Kim Kardashian wore it to the Met Gala

'What did they expect fr.'

On Jun 13, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘This shouldn’t be allowed to happen!’: Instacart shopper says a customer cancelled a 125-item order after she collected half of it—and Instacart paid her $7 for it

Instacart put her account under review when she requested more money for her time.

On Jun 12, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘Classic capitalism profiting off women’s suffering’: An online sex toy shop released a dildo based on Amber Heard’s alleged sexual assault, sparking backlash (updated)

'Whether you believe Amber or not, many people have been raped with bottles.'

On Jun 10, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

1) green starbucks logo of the siren 2) starbucks workers united organizers marching, holding up red signs reading 'fight starbucks union busting!'

Starbucks Workers United holds ‘Twitter storm’ after company permanently closed unionized store

'This exact behavior is whats fueling the move to unionize!'

On Jun 4, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘The package is more well traveled than I am’: Woman says UPS damaged her $700 package, moved it around for 2 months, then threw it away

'You disposed of it. It’s not even yours to dispose of.'

On Jun 3, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘Makes me sick to my stomach’: Garbage collector rescues 3 kittens from trash compactor

'Garbage collection is such an under appreciated job.'

On May 21, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘Just raise the base pay’: DoorDash driver says declining orders with minimum base pay and low tips can threaten ‘Top Dasher’ status

'Guess I'll never be a Top Dasher.'

On May 9, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

service dog in parking lot caption 'Uber is on a roll this week, the driver didn't say as thing, just drove off and canceled the trip when he saw me come out with a service dog. I know it's him because the license and car match. (l) uber logo white on black background (r)

‘That’s just not right’: Blind woman says Uber driver canceled ride, drove away after seeing her service dog

'They can't deny service dogs for any reason.'

On May 5, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘They’re gonna get evicted’: Man says trailer park management is trying to run residents out with unaffordable new rules

'They're making it so the people that live here can't afford to follow their f*cking rules.'

On May 4, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘This isn’t my responsibility’: Tenant says the smell of her apartment’s carpet is making her sick—and her landlord ghosted her

'No amount of Yankee Candle could ever get rid of this stench.'

On May 2, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘We’re not working for pennies anymore’: TikToker turns down manager job at Family Dollar because it couldn’t offer $21/hour, sparking debate

'This is why all these stores still have hiring signs up.'

On Apr 29, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘Titles don’t mean a damn thing’: Worker says his job offered him a promotion—with a $20,000 pay cut

'It's a family and you will get a pizza party.'

On Apr 28, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘This store can’t run without me’: Victoria’s Secret employee calls out store’s ‘abusive’ practices

'This company is a toxic, manipulative, abusive boyfriend.'

On Apr 27, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

Woman sewing pride flag with sewing machine caption 'At BYU its against the honor code to be in a homosexual relationship' (l) Graduation ceremony with jumbo screen showing woman flashing open her graduation gown to reveal pride flag (c) Woman holding open gown to show flag interior caption 'I will be seen' (r)

‘I will not hide’: Student flashes Pride flag at graduation to protest honor code against same-sex relationships

'Not all heroes wear capes… some wear gowns with rainbows.'

On Apr 26, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘Did they leave with an empty plane?’: Customer says Spirit Airlines moved flight time up—and notified her two minutes after the plane left

'If you need one more f*cking reason to never fly Spirit, here it is.'

On Apr 22, 2022 by Laiken Neumann