Rita Ora: Is She a ‘Whora’?
Social networking sites are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they allow us to keep in touch with our loved ones, share our bad jokes with an audience and stay in the know about our friends’ eating habits. On the other, they give us a platform from which to broadcast every stupid thing that comes into our heads.
Unfortunately, when social media users make the mistake of thinking anyone else cares about their perceived problems, we end up with stuff like endless updates about wedding plans, constant posts containing irrelevant song lyrics and the dreaded thinly veiled rant about an ex.
Of course, when you’re a “celebrity” with nearly 4 million Twitter followers, that immature rant about your ex can do more damage than just making you look like a tool to your parents and some people you went to college with. As Rob Kardashian demonstrated earlier this week, if you’re (inexplicably) famous enough, your harsh words about your ex can result in a trending, misogynist name shaming her for whatever it is you said she did.
It all began on Monday, when Rob unleashed a series of tweets seemingly directed at his ex, Rita Ora. Although the tweets have now all been deleted (a classic social media ranter move), the Herald Sun reports they read as follows:
“I’m actually disgusted a woman could give up her body to more than 20 dudes in less than a year’s time while trying to start a career.”
“How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes all while in a relationship?”
“She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart. But I mean 20?!”
Shortly thereafter, “Rita Whora” started trending, because I guess Twitter loves shitty puns and defending the member of the Kardashian clan that society cares the least about. Unfortunately, Twitter also loves being unoriginal, so literally every single tweet that contains “Rita Whora” is a variation on one of these three:
Rob Kardashian started the “Rita Whora” trend.. Someone needs to remind him how his sister Kim got famous
— John Stewart⚡ (@tigolebittiesx3) December 3, 2012
Rita Whora’s vagina: “RIP to the hole you used to be, your tight days are over”
— Alpot (@AllanLawrence) December 3, 2012
Bless little Rita Whora.. I mean Cheater Ora.. Wait I mean Rita Oral.. Actually i mean Ora the explorer. Too many to choose from.
— TED(@itsrealTED) December 3, 2012
After a few days, Rob, being the good guy he is, decided the whole Rita Whora thing had been taken too far. So, he fired off another tweet
apologizing not taking any responsibility whatsoever – and once again, deleted it shortly thereafter.
“Just so we clear I never once mentioned ‘Rita Ora’ in any of my tweets or even used the word ‘whore’ and I never would. I Respect Women.”
He Respects Women, you guys. Well, that settles that.
Perhaps in the future, Rob might consider keeping his childish diatribes to himself and focusing his energy on building his empire of ugly dress socks.