Madeleine McCann’s Parents Hurt Over Viral H&M Meme

Last week, international fashion retailer H&M was the target of some serious backlash after one of their recent online advertisement for their children’s clothing line was seen as racist by many people.

The fashion chain was selling children’s hoodies on their U.S. and U.K. online stores inscribed with the phrases “Coolest Monkey In the Jungle” and “Mangrove Jungle Official Survival Expert Junior Tour Guide.”

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When the hoodies were initially posted to H&M’s U.K. website, people noticed that the green-colored “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie was modeled by a black child and many were offended by it.

Although “monkey” is often used by parents as a term of endearment, the historic context of the word has been deemed offensive by many black people because it was once used to demean them.

@hm this is disgusting & irresponsible,” wrote an angry Twitter user. “You know the history of racist using the term “monkey” to demean people of African descent… and you put this on your website!  ‘Coolest Monkey In the Jungle’ #SMH

The Swedish-based retailer later apologized, but some people decided to take matters into their own hands with a little help from Photoshop.

Soccer player Romelu Lukaku was one of the first to kick start the trend of doctoring the boy’s photo to appear less offensive. He changed the words on the hoodie to “Black is Beautiful,” and shared his work on Instagram.

While some users redesigned their own versions of the hoodie with positive messages, the trolls also jumped on the bandwagon with some tasteless edits. One person went as far as using a photo of Madeleine McCann, who went missing a few years ago.

A source close to the McCann’s gave a statement to The Sun revealing how Maddie’s parents, Gerry and Kate, feel about the entire situation.

20 Two-year-olds Went To Visit Santa And He Was Not Prepared

It can be hard to get one toddler to smile for a picture, let alone 20, but these moms pulled off the impossible in their recent visit to the mall.

Santa Claus had no idea what he was in for when he sat in his chair at the Woodfield Mall in Illinois.

Stacy Kifer, co-founder of “Chicago Twin Moms,” a parenting group for moms with multiples under the age of two, organized 20 toddlers and their moms for a very special holiday picture.

“At some point, we realized that parenting newborn twins is a little bit isolating,” said Kifer. “Our online groups became an outlet to discuss the highs and lows of parenting multiples, and we decided that we should get together and meet each other in real life.”

Their group started out small, with just five moms and their twins meeting for lunch. Now the group has larger meet-ups and even manage to snag some child-free time.

“Last month, we went to a wine and painting event,” said Kifer. “Our husbands have all been very supportive of us and our outings.”

Since they share the same experiences, they can relate to each-others’ daily lives the way many others can’t.

“They all have similarly aged children, so they are living a very similar experience,” she said. “We can talk through both our challenges as well as things we’ve found that work well. We can share tips like ‘Don’t buy any gifts for your toddler that include a hammer or sticks.'”

So when they went to see Santa, you can imagine the look of surprise on his face.

People Are Freaking Out Over This Optical Illusion Dog, Do You See Why?

Even if you have 20/20 vision, your eyes can often deceive you. There’s a photograph making the rounds on the internet, and it is the perfect example of how much your eyes can play tricks on you.

The picture, which was captioned “Optical Illusion Dog,” was recently uploaded to Reddit by user ‘chadwalk,’ and has since baffled people on the internet. The image has been garnering some hilarious reactions from those who can’t seem to figure out what they’re seeing.

“This dog broke my biological face recognition module,” wrote one user. Another commented, “Ouch, this hurts my brain.”

Check it out for yourself:

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Did you manage to figure out what is going on the in photo?

If you think there’s something off about one of the dog’s faces, you’re not alone, but you’ve been going about it all wrong.

“I just spent two minutes spinning my phone around trying to see this dog after already coming to terms about how great the owners are for adopting this poor dog, while taking solace in the fact that he doesn’t know he’s different, only to find out he’s ok after all,” wrote one Reddit user. “What a roller coaster!”

If you still haven’t figured it out, we can help.

Beautiful Homemade Ornaments for Your Tree!

What comes to mind when you think of the Christmas holiday? For me, it’s family. That’s why this year I’ve decided to make my very own family inspired Christmas ornaments to hang on my tree. All you need is a couple things from the dollar store, your favorite family photos, and there you have it – beautiful Christmas decor for all to see!

  • round distressed wood disc ornaments
  • twine
  • mod podge
  • foam brush
  • scissors
  • printed photos
  • pencil

1. Start by printing out the photos you would like to use for your ornaments.

2. Take your wood disc ornament, and using a pencil place your disc on top of your photo and trace out the size of photo your will need.

3. Once your photo is traced, use your scissors to cut out the image.

4. Use your foam brush to apply a this layer of mod podge to your disc ornament, and then carefully place your photo on top and press down lightly to secure. Set aside to dry.

5. Once your ornament has dried with your photo on it, apply another layer of mod podge on top to seal it and then set aside to dry.

6. Attach a hook using your twine if need be, and then find a beautiful spot to hang on your tree.

There’s A Bird Hiding In This Picture. Do You See It?

How good is your eyesight and how strong are your observation skills? If they’re good enough then chances are you’ve put those skills to the test by finding objects hiding in photos.

However, no matter what your level of expertise is, you’re bound to come across a sea of visual clutter that will have you stumped.

There’s a photo of a bird hiding among leaves that has been circulating the net, and although the creature is hiding in plain sight, it is extremely difficult to spot.

See if you can spot the sneaky bird in the photo below:

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If you haven’t seen it, here’s a hint: the bird is a nightjar and looks something like this:

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Still no luck? We’ll help you find it.

Sophia Loren Explains Her Iconic Side Eye At Jayne Mansfield and It Sounds Like She’s Not Over It

A photo of actresses Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield taken 60 years ago is arguably one of the most iconic images to come out of Hollywood.

In the snap, Loren is pictured staring daggers at an oblivious Mansfield, who was busy putting on her best smile for the camera.

There’s a very good chance that you have come across the infamous photo at one point in your life, but you probably don’t know how it came to be.

Over the last six decades, people have speculated that Loren was giving the late Mansfield a dirty look because she didn’t like how the blonde bombshell was stealing her thunder, and while this isn’t completely correct, it isn’t wrong either.

83-year-old Loren finally explained the true story behind the photo in a recent interview to clear up the rumors.

Are you ready to find out the truth?

Toddler Recreates His Model Uncle’s Photos And It’s Adorable

If it’s true that kids learn by example, then Augie, an eighteen-month-old boy from West Fargo, North Dakota, is on his way to becoming a super model just like his uncle, Aristotle Polites.

Polites is a New York-based model who has earned thousands of followers on Instagram for posting gorgeous photos of his handsome looks.

While everyone else is gawking at his buff body and chiseled face, his sister, Katina Behm, is busy poking some fun at his photos and she’s been doing it in the best way.

The 34-year-old mom enlisted Augie’s help for a one-off joke that was not only a hit among their family members, it made Augie a viral sensation.

Behm first had the idea to dress her son to copy his uncle’s poses when she failed to get him into his plaid button-up shirt.

She created a side-by-side image of Augie and Polites then sent it to her family, asking “Who wore it better?”

The family loved the comparison so much so that they urged Behm to create an Instagram account to share similar photos with the public.

“The image of him with the shirt undone and his bare chest exposed made me laugh because he looked like he belonged on the cover of a romance novel,” Behm explained to The Huffington Post. “I took a picture and then realized I bet my brother Aris has a picture just like this on his Instagram page which is filled with modeling photos.”

Behm has since been posting photos weekly and in a span of a few months, the page @babyandthebody has gained over 19,000 followers.

Let’s take a look at some of Augie’s best poses, shall we?

Actress Olivia Wilde Is The Latest Target Of Online Mom-Shamers

Lately, it seems like moms and dads on social media can’t catch a break from the parent police.

Platforms like Facebook and Instagram are great for sharing special family moments, but it also gives way for strangers to offer unsolicited advice and harsh criticism.

Given that they’re often in the public eye, celebrity moms seem to be easy targets. We’ve previously shared stories where Kelly Clarkson, Pink, and Jenna Dewan Tatum were called out for their parenting styles, but it looks like trolls don’t plan to back down anytime soon, and have already moved on to their next target: Olivia Wilde.

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The actress and mom of two, best known for her role in the hit medical-drama House, usually shares photos of her small family online and has managed to escape the judgement of the parent police until now.  

Wilde is the latest victim of online mom-shamers after her recent Instagram post rubbed some people the wrong way. Apparently, the way in which Wilde displayed affection towards her son in the photo is wrong, and a few had some mean things to say about it.

42 Incredible Paintings That Look Like They Could Be Photographs

Most of us never advanced past drawing a square with a triangle on top and calling it a “house,” so it can be seriously impressive to realize there are artists who can effortlessly capture the real world in paint. These 15 artists make photo-realistic works of art that will make you say “there’s no way someone drew that!”  

This looks really real, doesn’t it? Walsh is a master at capturing street views from famous cities in oil paintings. The shadows and wet pavement make you feel like you’re actually standing there.

Another oil painter, Ozeri’s pieces look like candid photographs, but they actually take hours of painstaking work.

Waddell starts with a rough sketch, which he turns into a portrait so perfect you’d swear the real person was standing in front of you.

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This couple specialize in eyes that seem to look out at you from the canvas.

As well as her incredible skill at painting people, oil painter Reisha Perlmutter can also make water that looks like it will spill off the canvas.

Dascanio uses graphite pencils and charcoal to draw portraits that look like a carbon copy of his models.

This Italian pastel painter has become world famous for his lifelike portraits.

Keep reading, because the best is yet to come…

She Was Shamed For This Viral Photo, Now She’s Telling Her Side Of The Story

“Albert Einstein said, ‘I fear the day that technology will take on our humanity … the world will be populated by a generation of idiots.'” That was one of the rude comments shared alongside this photo of Molly Lensing.

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The pediatric nurse and mother-of-three from Illinois is the woman in this viral photo, which has been endlessly spread around on social media since last year. It paints an unflattering picture: a mother on her cell phone while her baby lies on a blanket on the floor, with another woman looking at her disapprovingly.

For many strangers who saw and shared the photo it seemed to perfectly sum up the problem with “Millennial Mothers” these days, women who are supposedly more interested in technology than spending time with their children. And commenters added lots of spiteful messages about Lensing to each new version of the post.

Except that’s not what’s happening in this photo at all. After a year of being insulted, dragged down and shamed on the internet, Lensing is ready to fight back against the strangers who have judged her. And she has a message for people sharing her photo:

“You have no idea what the story behind it is…”

There’s A Python Hiding In This Photo. Can You Spot It?

The land down under that is Australia has a lot to offer, from stunning views to some of the world’s deadliest creatures.

Some of these terrifying animals occasionally like to hide in warm and cozy places, and this includes spots in people’s homes, just ask Dan from the Sunshine Snake Catchers 24/7.

The Cooroy, Queensland-based snake catcher received a call from a family who found a python hiding out in their garage. But, what’s surprising about this whole situation was the fact that the family was able to spot the reptile at all.

Take a look at the photo below and see if you can find it.

Did you see it?

If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Turns out most people on the internet had trouble locating the sneaky python.

Are you ready to see where it actually is?