Viral world: what caught fire on the internet this week
Kanye West's bad week, a new Space Oddity and celebrities reading out mean tweets
OUR weekly round-up of the crème de le crème of the web – from memes to videos to blogs. Readers with suggestions for next week's round-up should contact Dina Rickman at The Week.
MEAN TWEETSIn this video from American TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live, celebrities are forced to confront their worst fear – criticism. Stars including Jessica Alba, Zach Braff and Russell Brand read out some of the insulting tweets they are sent, as REM’s Everybody Hurts plays in the background:
OH DEER CCTV footage captured the moment a deer crashed through the windshield of a CamTran bus in Pennsylvania this week. Both driver and deer escaped unscathed, the Tribue Democrat reported, and the footage went viral:
STAR MAN Even David Bowie approves of this version of Space Oddity recorded on the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. More than 12 million people have viewed his video:
FITCH THE HOMELESS American activist Greg Karber is hitting back at the "elitism" of fashion label Abercrombie & Fitch by buying its clothes at charity shops and giving them to homeless people. "I want people to no longer associate Abercrombie & Fitch with cool clothing… They're not hip nor sexy," he claims:
SIGN OF THE TIMES Kanye West can’t seem to catch a break. The R&B superstar cracked his head on a street sign late last week – then a video appeared online showing West's $750,000 Lamborghini being repeatedly swatted by the electric gates at girlfriend Kim Kardashian's LA mansion.