Revelations from Ken Bone’s Past Are Seriously Disturbing
Ken Bone rose to fame within moments of appearing during the second presidential debate and, perhaps not so unlikely these days, has experienced the full spectrum of that fame within the span of one week. From meme-ification, t-shirt sales, scheduled appearances and Internet eye-rolls to now the inevitable downfall and backlash. Yep, the man who has become the newest, most popular Halloween costume apparently has a not-so-nice background, as revelations about Ken Bone’s past are coming out, and they’re seriously disturbing.
As quickly as his newfound fame came, things may all be coming to a halting stop, putting Ken’s glory in jeopardy, including a scheduled appearance on a special live edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! airing after the third presidential debate. Uh oh!
— Ken Bone (@kenbone18) October 14, 2016
Ken decided to accept an invitation to host a reddit AMA and was ready to handle questions about the debate, his political views and perhaps even t-shirt sales. What Ken apparently didn’t think about was that he was using the very same reddit account that he had used before his fame. People went back through his history (natch) and found some pretty nasty things.
Though we’re not about to quote anything directly (because OMG ugh!), he not only said nasty things about Jennifer Lawrence after her nude pics were leaked (something she’s deemed as sexual assault), but he also admitted to fraud and justified the killing of Trayvon Martin. Holy crud.
— Ken Bone (@kenbone18) October 13, 2016
This isn’t quite the kind of dude peeps thought Ken Bone was.
Another lesson to learn here: Perhaps we should know more about someone before turning them into our next meme idol.
What do you think about the whole Ken Bone sitch? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t The Daily Beast; photos via Pool/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!