Weekly briefing: 7-14 September 2018
Reality TV celeb Louise Thompson apologises after Instagram product placement
Made In Chelsea celeb Louise Thompson has apologised after being scolded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for promoting products in her Instagram stories without using the #ad hashtag. The BBC reports that the reality star was promoting beauty products from the shop Vanity Planet on her IG profile and, following the post, ASA received a complaint that it wasn’t clear whether the post was an advert or not.
UK teenager becomes the most popular personal shopper for football stars
Sam Morgan, 17, tells BBC Sport his story about how Instagram helped him become the go-to personal shopper and Fortnite teammate of football’s biggest stars including Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Paul Pogba and Kevin de Bruyne. He has now become the go-to guy for football stars looking to get their hands on limited-edition designer clothing.
Kirstie Allsopp quits Twitter after iPad-smashing backlash
Channel 4 presenter Kirstie Allsopp has deactivated her Twitter account after the media went into a frenzy when she revealed that she had smashed her children’s iPads when they had broken screen time rules. The Evening Standard reports she has been the target of widespread criticism after breaking hundreds of pounds worth of equipment because her kids wouldn’t stop playing Fortnite.
AsapSCIENCE - the YouTube channel encouraging young LGBTQ+ people to get into science
The couple Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown are inspiring young LGBTQ+ people everywhere to develop an interest in science through their popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE. They wanted to create a “compassionate environment” online and run a podcast alongside the YouTube channel, bringing awareness to key issues facing LGBTQ+ people today, they told Huffington Post.