#SocialGathering: Charlize Theron's Son Sparks Debate on Social Media; Sarah Jessica Parker Is Done with EpiPen
And Hillary Clinton … street style star?
Can't keep up with what's been going on in the social media world? Fret not. Here, a gathering of what the stars have been up to this week on social media.
Charlize Theron's Son Sparks Social Media Debate
Charlize Theron is catching flak for letting son Jackson, 5, express himself. The tot was spotted by a pap rocking a dress with a Frozen ball cap, fashioned with Elsa's signature long, blonde ponytail. Theron's been open about her son's princess obsession, revealing to ExtraTV that her son became infatuated with Emily Blunt while filming The Huntsman: Winter's War. "My son is in love with her. He thinks she's, like, the most beautiful princess ever. Yeah, it's crazy. I didn't even exist, he was just like, 'Ahh, she's a princess.' I'm like, 'I'm a queen.'" What's so wrong with a letting a child dress himself? In the words of President Obama: "You gotta let people express themselves." Parent shamers on Twitter, be gone.
Shame on Charlize Theron for allowing her black adopted SON to dress up in a blonde wig & a dress. Very unacceptable pic.twitter.com/TTXctDo8jo— Marcellus X (@_Uncensorable) August 25, 2016
Sarah Jessica Parker is Over the EpiPen
Mylan, the company behind EpiPen, has hiked up prices by almost 500 percent since 2007. An immediate social media onslaught occurred, and overnight Mylan CEO Heather Bresch became a household name. "I'm running a business. I am a for-profit business" Bresch told The New York Times in an attempt to do damage-control and defend her current $16 million salary.
Celeb spokesperson Sarah Jessica Parker announced via Instagram the end of her involvement in "an initiative to raise awareness for anaphylaxis," a cause important to Parker as her son suffers from a "life-threatening peanut allergy." Text-based graphics used as an official response are quickly becoming the norm for celebrities: Parker's post, much like Taylor Swift's response to Kimye and Beyonce's response to #BlackLivesMatter, seem to get the most reach.
Hillary Clinton's Street Style
Street style finally is fun again, thanks to @hillarystreetstyle. (No seriously, thank you.) An unknown Instagram curator with just under 10,000 followers came up with the idea of paring new and old photos of the presidential candidate with looks from Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and Beyonce. #MustFollow
Zac Efron's Dog Passes Away
If you didn't want to cuddle Zac Efron before (what's wrong with you?), you're really going to want to now. Puppy Efron, the Australian sheep dog, recently passed away. "Through thick and thin you've always been my best friend. I'll see you at the finish line, RIP Puppy Efron," he wrote on Instagram. Pass the tissues, please.
Taylor Swift's Birthday Instagram Account
Taylor Swift has remained pretty quiet on social media these days. Ever since Kim Kardashian leaked a recorded phone call between Kanye West and Swift, the pop princess' Instagram has turned into a glorified celebrity birthday Instagram account, celebrating the birthdays of elite squad members Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne. Blake Lively celebrated her 29th birthday this week, and Swift posted a throwback of the two at a theme park in Australia. Lively in a Dolce & Gabanna short-sleeved soft pink sweater with a green sequined "Je T'aime Maman" (I love you mother) blazed across the front, could not be any cuter. Here's hoping Swift can find some real Insta inspo soon.
Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth Melt Hearts
Young patients at a children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia, got a big surprise when Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth showed up in character as Thor and Loki. Chris Hemsworth posted a cute snap of a Lady Cilento Children's Hospital patient taking Thor's hammer to Loki's face. Side note: Thor has great hair.
The Boxer Braid
Everyone from Kim Kardashian to J.Lo has been known to rock the boxer braid look (a double inverted French braid), and now Margot Robbie is the latest celeb to join in the fun. Beach Waver inventor Sarah Potempa laced up Robbie's locks in perfectly precise braids for the Tokyo premiere of Suicide Squad.
The Stranger Things Selfie King
Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo is the gift that keeps on giving. The loveable little guy announced he's "started a new thing" and is snapping his own selfies with fans that ask for a photo, because "they mean as much to me as I mean to them." Can he be any cuter?
Photos from the '90s get a lot of likes on Instagram, straight up. The millennials are in dire need of non-basic #inspo, and the rest just love to look back and laugh (or cry). @90smilk posts well-curated photos from magazines and films, with Wikipedia-like captions. Drew Barrymore smoking cigs, throwback Kate Moss for days and clips of Rachel from Friends are regular features. Not your thing? As they said in the '90s: "Talk to the hand, 'cause the face don't wanna hear it."