Welcome to The Daily Stupid, where we cover some of the dumbest and most idiotic things happening around the world and on the internet.
Today, we’ve got more stupid including the Wakanda salute, an attempted cancelling of Henry Cavill, a call for a Harry Potter boycott, and Hillary Clinton writing a mystery novel!
Let’s get to it.
1. New York Education Officials Claim They Were Fired For Not Doing The Wakanda Salute
At least two New York education officials have claimed they were fired from their jobs for not doing the Wakanda salute seen in the Marvel Studios film Black Panther.
The New York Post reports Rafaela Espinal has claimed in a lawsuit she was fired for not doing the Wakanda Forever salute. The Post’s Kathianne Boniello reports she “was abruptly fired from her role as head of Community School District 12 in Bronx without explanation, after repeatedly refusing to do the ‘Wakanda Forever’ salute, according to the lawsuit.”
The New York Post’s Susan Edelman would also report that Karen Ames, a 30-year veteran of the New York City school system was also fired after she did not do the “Wakanda Forever” salute.
Edelman writes, “Ames was grilled about her ‘ethnic background,’ chastised by a colleague at a training session when she shared her grandparents’ experience during the Holocaust in Poland, and ‘admonished’ when she declined requests at superintendents meetings to take part in the comic book movie-inspired ‘Wakanda Forever’ salute to ‘black power,’ she charges in the legal filing.”
I didn’t think New York couldn’t get any dumber, but this is just horrendously moronic. Firing people for not doing a fictional salute? Are you kidding me?
New York City school system welcome to The Daily Stupid.
2. Photographer Tries To Cancel Henry Cavill
Photographer Lauren Nakao Winn attempted to cancel Superman and The Witcher actor Henry Cavill because he has not posted a congratulatory post to welcome newly cast Supergirl Sasha Calle.
Winn took to Twitter where she wrote, “Brandon Routh, Cameron Cuffe, Melissa Benoist, and Laura Vandervoort – stars from four separate adaptations of Superman – welcome Sasha Calle into the role as Supergirl.”
She then added, “Henry Cavill notably silent.”
In a follow-up tweet she would respond to critics writing, “‘hE’s BuSy’ – he has people hired for the very occasion of speaking on his behalf. ‘hE cAnT sAy AnYtHiNg’ – a one-worded ‘congrats’ is an apolitical response.”
She then added, “‘tOm WeLliNg tho’ – Tom is not currently playing Superman in the DCEU, keep embarrassing yourself.”
The only one getting embarrassed is you because you are acting like a petulant child who is upset you are getting enough attention. Grow up, stop acting like a toddler. But I’m sure that advice will fall on deaf ears because you are an idiot.
3. Harry Potter Fan Site Calls For Boycott of Harry Potter Video Game
Harry Potter fan site Wizarding News, who ironically think they can be fans of Harry Potter minus the author J.K. Rowling, are now attempting to boycott the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy video game.
They first shared the Kotaku article that attacked Hogwarts Legacy lead designer Troy Leavitt over his YouTube channel.
Wizarding News wrote, “Good grief, it’s like they’re trying to ENSURE the total demise of Harry Potter.”
In a follow-up they called for a boycott of the game.
They wrote, “The headline here is too bland for what it contains: The lead dev of Harry Potter #HogwartsLegacy ran a YouTube channel for nearly two years where he railed against feminism & defended powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.”
“Boycott Hogwarts Legacy,” they concluded.
How dumb do you have to be to be a Harry Potter fan site to call for a boycott about a Harry Potter game because you disagree with the opinions of the game’s lead designer? Pretty stupid. Actually, epically stupid. You’d have to be epically stupid to do that.
Welcome to The Daily Stupid, Wizarding News.
4. Hillary Clinton To Write Mystery Novel
Former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton announced she’s writing a mystery novel with novelist Louise Penny in a book titled “State of Terror.”
Disney-owned ABC News describes the novel as “A ‘novice’ secretary of state, working in the administration of a rival politician, tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks.”
Clinton added that the book will “explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and treachery. All is not as it first appears.”
Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher, revealed the main character is “tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power in the places where it counts the most.”
The fact that Clinton is writing a mystery novel just opens up all kinds of parody titles for the book based on Clinton’s own past and track record.
It’s also moronically stupid given Clinton’s track record is absolutely abysmal and she failed to unravel an actual terrorist plot against the United States.
Welcome to The Daily Stupid, Hillary Clinton.
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