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Griffin Johnson apologizes after making “misogynistic” joke

Published: 26/Aug/2020 18:48

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and former Sway House member Griffin Johnson is coming under fire after making a joke that many critics found misogynistic — a statement he has since apologized for.

Griffin Johnson has become a somewhat divisive figure in the TikTok community, after parting ways with girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio in wake of allegations of cheating on the influential ‘Be Happy’ singer.

While the two have since made up in private, fans are still upset with Johnson — especially after he uploaded a faux apology video that appeared to address the Dixie cheating allegations, but instead jokingly discussed a previous bet with fellow TikToker Bryce Hall.

Now, Johnson is facing critics’ ire once again, after tweeting out a controversial joke that appeared to poke fun at female comedians on August 25.

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“They nicknamed me ‘girl,’ ‘cause I’m not funny,” the TikToker wrote.

Needless to say, Johnson faced a slew of backlash after publishing the tweet, which many found misogynistic in nature.

“Jokes, jokes,” Johnson clarified — but fans were not here for his explanation.

“That’s the most unfunny and patronizing thing I’ve read today,” one user said of the joke.

“That was not funny,” another chimed in. “Not amused. Not a laugh. Not a chuckle. Not a haha or even a hehe. That was not funny at all. I would be embarrassed if I were you. You need a tutor on comedy and on humor, ‘cause this just ain’t it.”

Still others offered Johnson tips on deactivating his account — but the star followed up with another post apologizing for the incident shortly thereafter.

“I am sorry to anyone this offended btw, girls are funny,” he stated. However, this sentiment was rather short-lived, as the star went on to retweet a sarcastic “notes app” apology made by another user that seemed to make fun of the backlash from his joke.

“Jokes make me happy when I am sad,” he later tweeted.

No matter the case, it doesn’t look like public opinion surrounding the TikToker is all too positive at the moment, with many critics still taking issue with his joke, which remains posted to his twitter account at the time of writing.

However, like many of the aforementioned incidents, it doesn’t look like Griffin is letting the backlash bring him down, and is even managing to find some sort of dark humor in the scandal.

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NHL star Evander Kane wants to “wreck” Jake Paul in Vegas boxing match

Published: 30/Nov/2020 5:36 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 5:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Many people have called out Jale Paul after he mopped the floor with Nate Robinson, but it’s hard to name a better candidate than NHL star Evander Kane, who said he’s keen to “wreck” him in the ring. 

Jake Paul set the world on fire after knocking out Nate Robinson in two rounds during the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout. He was the bigger and more experienced fighter, but he still put on an absolute clinic.

In his post-fight interview, Jake Paul was riding a high and laid down a series of ambitious challenges. He listed everyone from Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis to his brother, Logan Paul.

However, other big names have challenged him, too, including Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji. But while they would all be formidable foes, NHL star Evander Kane has eclipsed them all after he let loose on social media.

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Jake Paul dominated Nate Robinson in the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout.

Evander Kane, an experienced fighter in his own right, flirted with the idea of taking on Jake Paul himself. 

“Jeeezzzz maybe I should take on Jake Paul next,” he said. It’s been liked almost 15,000 times, and hundreds of fans left comments urging him to go ahead with it.

All the hype prompted him to follow up on the tweet and double down on his challenge. “Yo Jake Paul, I’d wreck ya,” he said. “Easy to beat up guys with no experience and much smaller.” 

Evander Kane also went a step further and named a time and a place. “August 31st, 2021 Vegas,” he said. “We can see if you really about that action.”

Unfortunately, Jake Paul hasn’t responded yet. To be fair, he’s probably still celebrating and figuring out what to do next.

“Waiting for that answer,” Kane added, while sharing his previous post. Unfortunately, all that he can do at this point is play the waiting game.

Jake Paul is hot property at the moment; it seems like everyone wants a piece of him. In the end, though, the ball is in his court, and he’ll likely make a decision based on what’s best for him.

Still, Kane is one of the more exciting prospective opponents he could face. The thought of them fighting is generating a lot of buzz, and it’s gaining more traction as time goes on.