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Amber Fillerup, the barefoot and pregnant blonde, put up a sponsored laundry detergent post yesterday that caused quite the drama. It seems her baby was wearing a shirt that resembled the concentration camp uniform Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
After being alerted to the issue Amber responded in a (now apparently deleted) comment that if the “photos are invoking horrific feelings upon you then I am sorry and I will not be offended if you do not come back to my website”. Meanwhile her fangirls defended her with remarks like “the real truth is the holocaust was entirely blown out of proportion” and “A stripey baby outfit with a star! Someone call the wahmbulance!”
Amber finally dealt with Shirtgate by pulling out the clone stamp tool.
Amber clarified her comment by later tossing out the classic sorry-you-feel-that-way comeback.
I am really sorry if it offends you!…I am sorry though if it resembling a Star of David offends you, that is obviously not my intention.
She then went on to say she “will look into it” when a commenter brought up last week’s WGN-TV scandal.
In news that shocked pretty much nobody with a brain, Australia’s new Children’s eSafety Commissioner has warned parents that their innocent social media photos of their kids have been found on deep web photo sharing sites.
Tens of millions of photos of children doing everyday activities and posted on popular sites such as Facebook, Kik, and Instagram have been found by investigators looking into complaints about child abuse material online.
The stolen material is organized into groups named things like ”My daughter’s Instagram friends” and ”nice boys play in river”. Commissioner Alastair MacGibbon says ”photos of children originally posted on social media and family blogs account for up to half the material found on some paedophile image-sharing sites”. Susan McLean of Cybersafety Solutions added a final thought.
“If you are a voracious user of social media…If you live your life vicariously through your kids online and you use photo-sharing sites and hashtags, you have to got to understand that that photo is worth something to someone else and it may not be for a purpose you like.”
Dooce, still talking, is still talking. She was apparently a speaker at some “XOXO” conference. I guess she was there to yammer on yet again about why she left blogging. She is now claiming that despite her amazing sponsored content, she’s basically being forced to retire-except-not because brands now want approval on sponsored post content.
According to Heather, it all started when Banana Republic sponsored a trip for her, her boyfriend, her assistant and his boyfriend – basically like half a dozen people – and the resulting post had something about a “hairy vagina” in it. Well 48 hours later her ad rep called to let Heather know she had screwed the pooch.
Banana Republic was not happy. They were so upset. They demanded I take it down immediately and make it disappear…I said okay, I’ll take it down. But I’m going to tell my readers why. That sent them into complete panic mode.
This prompted Her Importantness to get a call directly from the ad company’s CEO who wanted to know exactly who the heck Heather thought she was – Banana Republic was going to pull their ad revenue and jobs were on the line. Heather’s response apparently was to react like a child who had never before been scolded.
I was stunned but my initial reaction was like, who didn’t tell Banana Republic that they were, would go with this woman? Who…didn’t say, do you know who Dooce is? Do you really want her working on this? Why did that disconnect happen?
That’s right – it’s not on Dooce to act professionally or compromise when her ad company stands to lose millions of dollars. Nope, everyone else should have just known what they were getting into!
Oh, and she didn’t want to exploit her kids. She says “the days leading up to the end of the contract…they wanted it to end”, she got another three part campaign that her kids didn’t want to do, and between uncooperative kids and having to submit posts for approval, Dooce says she was over it.
I realized my child had been written into my contract and that I was exploiting her…So I choose to walk away because I can no longer make a living as a mommy blogger writing a story about everything, every secret revealed…I can’t write about it and make you laugh because your kid does the same thing anymore to make a living.
Now let’s all misinterpret it! Or not. None of you really seem to care anymore but I thought the whole throwing the ad company under the bus thing was kind of lol and had to share.
The Freckled Fox, producer of a yearly baby haha, announced back in April that her husband Martin had “aggressive Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer”. Since that time they apparently spent a few weeks in Mexico getting “alternative” treatments, having a “little operation“, and posting selfies after which the couple returned home where Martin immediately resumed his workouts. He claimed to have “inflamed tumors” at the base of his spine, and his wife hailed him as a “warrior” covered in stitches and tubes coming out of his chest.
But suspicion began to grow as the patient, allegedly riddled with tumors in “multiple spots on his liver, his brain and other organs”, spent the weeks in Mexico going out for big delicious Mexican dinners, seeing movies, and taking selfies of himself to show off the view from their hotel room. Theories were put forth that he was simply getting vitamin infusions or perhaps had been misdiagnosed, since there appears to be no physical evidence of a traumatizing surgery to remove giant tumors as claimed.
The whole affair came topped with – you guessed it – paypal begging to the tune of $100,000. A few months after that uhhhhwtf request, they announced they had purchased a new home, adding even more fuel to the scam gossip fire.
So what do you think, folks? Do we have a Jess Ainscough or a Belle Gibson here?
Dooce, irrelevant, evidently went to the Problogger event and “told the audience how soul destroying it was to do sponsored posts”. She told people who had paid to come and wanted to hear the “Queen of Mommyblogging” talk about how to monetize a blog that the “only way that you can make money in the States is through sponsored content”. She then proceeded to call writing sponsored posts ”a gruelling experience” and declared personal blogging dead.
While at Problogger, where she complained about doing sponsored posts, she bravely confronted the soul sucking task of posting what appears to be a sponsored Target instagram. She then went home where she faced the gruelling experience of writing a sponsored Target post for her dead personal blog.