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Keiynan Lonsdale Thrust His Hips On Instagram To Promote Self-Confidence

Keiynan Lonsdale is facing backlash after he posted a thirst trap post of himself hip-thrusting while freeballing it.

In the past few weeks, Lonsdale has really embraced his body and has been expressive in that fact.

Just last week, the Love, Simon and The Flash star posted a picture of himself naked and talked about body positivity.

Now a couple days ago, Lonsdale posted a video of himself hip thrusting away with a very visible piece of equipment (for lack of a more subtle term) popping up.

To caption the video, Lonsdale said simply, “Happy Sunday.” He then elaborated slightly on Twitter by saying, “Life’s fun when you stop caring about what others think of you. That’s all happy Sunday.”

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Sunday

A post shared by Keiynan Lonsdale (@keiynanlonsdale) on

 

After Lonsdale posted the video twice to prove that he doesn’t care what people think, he ended up getting intense responses.

Many fans of twitter shared their approval of the video and expressed their love and lust for the actor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Lonsdale received an opposite reaction on Instagram. There, several followers expressed disgust at Lonsdale’s post and stated how they’d wish he stopped with such revealing posts.

“Only the gay ppl actually like this…dude pls stop torturing the ppl who follow u from the flash,” said one commenter.

“He should think about his younger followers before posting stuff like this,” said another.

Meanwhile, Keiynan Lonsdale has chosen not to respond to any of those comments. Instead, he has kept it moving, and popping, and bouncing, and… well, you get the idea.

Twitter Users Upset By Idea To Update The Program With Forced "Alternative Views"

Think Twitter’s a grudge pit full of shouting fights? Just wait till Twitter updates to include forced opposing views!

Right now, that update is not official and is more an idea that the social media platform’s founder, Jack Dorsey, is considering.

Dorsey told the Washington Post that he’s looking to improve Twitter as it has provided the space for malicious intent and action.

“The most important thing that we can do is we look at the incentives that we’re building into our product,” Dorsey said. “Because they do express a point of view of what we want people to do — and I don't think they are correct anymore.”

One possible way he wants to do this is to label robotic accounts that pose as human led.

While not all Twitter users with robotic accounts are malicious, such as businesses who use automated accounts to send information on weather or stock prices, there are also those who have mistreated the features. This includes Russian operatives who spread propaganda and false information during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

Another way that Dorsey is considering “improving” the program is to reduce “echo chambers” where like-minded people share similar ideas without every considering alternative viewpoints.

It’s currently unclear how these “alternative viewpoints” would work, but news source them. thinks those opposing views from strangers on the internet will suddenly start popping up on your timeline or possibly even your personal threads.

And they aren’t the only ones who are upset by that idea.

Keep in mind that the initiative to create more inclusive spaces and conversations on Twitter isn't a bad thing. That said, the forced inclusion of opposing viewpoints can create a toxic atmosphere on the app. 

For instance, consider LGBTQ users being forced to read tweets about religious freedom or Black users having to read tweets about the confederacy/confederate flag.

Would this updated Twitter with its “alternative viewpoints” really help create more acceptance and inclusive conversation or would it create more conflict? What is considered an equal opposing perspective? How do they choose what perspectives to present to which people? Where will these perspectives appear on Twitter?

These are just a few of the many questions arising after Jack Dorsey’s comment, and they left us wondering whether Dorsey really thought it was a good idea in the first place.

h/t: The Washington Post, them.

Instagram's Removal of Same-Sex Kiss Due to "Community Guidelines" Sparks Fury

Instagram stirred up some hot water after removing a photo of a gay kiss for “violating community guidelines.”

The controversial pic in question? Photographer Stella Asia Consonni’s snap of long-term gay couple Jordan Bowen and Luca Lucifer smooching passionately, with the caption, “is pizza is the only thing better than love? [sic]”

Instagram’s removal sparked some immediate outrage. Among those who spoke out in support of Consonni were musicians Olly Alexander of Years and Years and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix.

Bowen wrote on his Instagram account:

“My relationship of seven years with @iamlucalucifer reduced to a Community Guideline. Earlier this was removed from @stellaasiaconsonni and flagged as inappropriate. @instagram spoon feeds us with rainbows and hashtags to appear in solidarity but it seems real people in love have no place here. Earlier this was removed from @stellaasiaconsonni and flagged as inappropriate. @instagram spoon feeds us with rainbows and hashtags to appear in solidarity but it seems real people in love have no place here.”

 

An Instagram spokesperson said in a statement: “This post was removed in error and we are sorry. It has since been reinstated.”

“This is just a teeny tiny event in the grand scheme of things,” said Consonni once the photo was restored to her page, “but seeing all the amazing response certainly restored a little of my faith in humanity.”

“There is still a long way to go in the fight against homophobia,” she continues in another rainbow post. “This goes to all my beautiful friends that have to deal with this BS all the time.”

h/t: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/07/02/instagram-apologises-for-taking-down-gay-kiss-photo/

Madonna's Photoshop of Beyoncé Raises a Few Eyebrows

The Beyhive is all in a tizzy after a Photoshopped post by Madonna hit Instagram.

Perhaps you heard: last week, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped surprise album Everything Is Love, and a glossy Louvre-set music video for lead single “Apesh*t.”

This weekend, Madonna Insta’d a photo from Everything Is Love, feature Bey and J admiring paintings on the wall of the world’s largest art museum… only Madonna replaced all the paintings in the pic with her own album covers, including True Blue, Confessions on a Dance Floor, and Erotica.

The caption read: “Learning from the master…………..lol. #art #equals #freedom."

Was M just having some fun, or was she intending to shade one of today’s reigning queens of pop?

Many Bey fans were outraged. It must be said, there’s some validity to criticizing Madge for posting a picture of two black entertainers looking at a white “Master.”

Was this maybe just a little bit tone deaf? This wouldn’t be the first time Madge’s judgment hasn’t been spot-on. Leading up to the release of her last album Rebel Heart, she appropriated the likenesses of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr., which led to an understandable uproar prompting an apology from the Queen of Pop.

Maybe some of the feedback about her Beyoncé and Jay-Z post got to Madonna, because she edited the post… twice. Now the caption merely reads

“Learning.…………..lol.”

In the past, public relations between M and B have been generally amicable.

In 2013, in the wake of her first surprise, self-titled album, Beyoncé said,“I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire.”

In 2015, Madonna told Andy Cohen in the pages of Entertainment Weekly:

“[Beyoncé] is a great performer and she puts on a show.”

Tweet: https://twitter.com/Madonna/status/1010153540931727360

"On Second Thought...": Social Media Juggernaut Weibo Decided Not To Ban Gay Content After all

In a surprise and fantastic twist, Chinese social media company Sina Weibo has decided not to ban gay content.

The announcement of a quick reverse in policy came earlier today after Weibo’s official account posted, “We thank all for your discussions and suggestions.”

Two days ago, we shared with you the news that Sina Weibo or just Weibo, a program that’s essentially the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, announced it would ban its 392 Million users from uploading gay content.

This announcement and policy change was in an effort to comply with China’s harsh internet censorship laws that prohibit gay content along with depictions of violence, underage drinking/drug use, pornographic content, and more.

That said, there was an immediate pushback by users who were against the new policies. Several users (LGBTQ or ortherwise) complained that the rules were too restrictive, and some said their accounts had been banned and not just the content they’d uploaded.

"Sina Weibo's original decision simply made no sense -- why link homosexuality with other illegal activities," said leading LGBTQ rights advocate Xiaogang Wei.

"They targeted the entire LGBT community in that notice," he added. "We must pressure these companies and show them it's not easy to discriminate against an entire community -- no matter who orders them to do it."

That pressure was applied thanks to a popular Weibo page called “The Gay Voice,” which initially announced that it would be shutting down after the policy change.

That announcement was quickly followed by fans of the page sharing their support by bringing back an old post titled, “I am gay.” The hashtag #ImGay started trending as LGBTQ users and allies shared that they were against the new Weibo policy.

"I feel totally surprised and touched," The Gay Voice founder Hua Zile, told CNN.

"Seven years ago, not that many people were willing to make their voices heard this way," he said. "It's amazing to see this happen now, with everyone -- straight or gay, celebrities or ordinary people -- using the hashtag and joining in."

This then led to Weibo making the quick announcement this morning stating that it would not be banning gay content (though, violence and pornography are still on the chopping list).

In other news, it seems that the Chinese government is just as mixed on this issue of LGBTQ visibility as it always is.

News source The People’s Daily, which is run directly by the ruling Communist Party, released an article on Sunday chastising Weibo for its decision to ban gay content. The post stated that “homosexuals are also ordinary citizens.”

That said, the news source also stated that depictions of violence and pornography on the internet has to be eliminated no matter what sexual orientation is the focus.

h/t: CNN

Does Your Boyfriend 'Like' Others' Content?

Does Your Boyfriend 'Like' Others' Content?


Does Jealousy Get The Best Of Us?

#BAE! Alright, I have been thinking way too much about the imaginary boyfriend I have. While he's not physically, mentally, or emotionally around me; I enjoy visioning how our blossoming relationship would be. As an example, I get to gossip with my gaggle of gays and we discuss the various quirks in our would-be relationships. One pastime I've encountered is a handful of my friend's boyfriends - or vice versa - are constantly liking other people's social media posts. Call me jealous and crazy - I mean, it's why I'm painfully single - but when did this become acceptable?!


Hear me out, I'm not solely talking about someone liking say a life update on a new career, an engagement, and the like. I'm mainly focused on the thirst trap photographs a lot of people seem to frequently post to their social media. While I cannot speak on anyone else's relationships; I cannot help but ask: Why on Earth would I appreciate my boyfriend sending a low key wink to someone in a jockstrap? Personally, I'd rather my future suitor to not even have social media, but I digress.


Flip Side: Are you comfortable with your friends liking a ton of your boyfriend's photographs on social media? I would definitely be giving a side eye - and an expulsion - to any friend who was actively going through my would-be boyfriend's pictures and giving a thumbs up. Hell, I'd likely flip a table in the event someone is commenting and trying to be cute. I firmly believe your friends should stay completely separate from your dating life. Call it a jealousy tactic, but there is such a thing as being too close. 


How do you react when it comes to your boyfriend and social media?

 


This post is the opinion of this contributing writer to Instinct Magazine. Opinion pieces do not always reflect the stance of the magazine or the other contributing writers.