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Weekend update: Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks RBG had a body double, Black Amazon driver gets gun pointed at him, and more

Here's what you may have missed this weekend.

 

Eilish O'Sullivan

Internet Culture

Published Feb 1, 2021   Updated Feb 1, 2021, 8:44 am CST

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A Dunkin’ Donuts employee, who recently exposed just how many donuts get trashed each night, says he was fired for giving donuts that would have gone to waste to the homeless. Here’s what else caught our attention this weekend:

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests Ruth Bader Ginsburg had body double and more 
  • White woman points gun at Black Amazon delivery driver
  • Anal swabs are now being used for coronavirus testing. China says they’re more accurate

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Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests Ruth Bader Ginsburg had body double and more 

Things got NSFW both online and IRL this weekend. A Karen was filmed flashing employees and customers at Trader Joe’s after being refused entry for not wearing a mask. And a student accidentally broadcasted X-rated noises to her whole class after forgetting to mute her mic, raising concerns among Zoom users. 

Meanwhile, controversial videos continue to emerge of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). In the most recent, the QAnon-supporting congresswoman suggests that late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a body double. Greene’s antics caused her to become a target of this week’s SNL, and some people felt the writers had it a little too easy. “SNL didn’t even exaggerate,” one viewer said after watching the show’s take on Greene. 

Catch up on more you may have missed below. 

—Eilish O’Sullivan, news wire editor


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DELIVERING WHILE BLACK

White woman points gun at Black Amazon delivery driver

A Black man who was reportedly delivering packages for Amazon pulled up to one house in his vehicle and started recording after the white woman who lives there came out onto her porch and pointed a gun at him. It’s unclear where the video originated, and if any other interaction happened between the two before or after the 20 seconds that have gone viral, but the driver seems absolutely flabbergasted at the turn of events.

Read the full report here.

—Rachel Kiley, contributing writer


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Anal swabs are now being used for coronavirus testing. China says they’re more accurate

The good news for Chinese citizens concerned about COVID-19 is there’s a testing method being rolled out thought to be more accurate than throat swabs. The bad news is that it’s anal swabs. According to Newsweek, more than 1 million Beijing residents who underwent coronavirus testing during a recent outbreak have been administered anal swabs. Those are considered more accurate and more likely to detect COVID-19, according to a Chinese disease specialist who endorsed the practice. However, as the Washington Post noted in its story on the testing method, some see it as “a step too far in government intrusions after a year and counting of a dignity-eroding pandemic.” 

Read the full report here.

—Phil West, contributing writer


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*First Published: Feb 1, 2021, 3:00 am CST