Let’s, for a second, take a break from the reality that tells us political rallies are even scarier than we thought (actually, make that far scarier) and that Chrome extensions can be problematic (although it could’ve been worse), to consider the lighter things in life.

That’s better. Now, while you’re all feeling good about the world, let’s ruin that with stories of naked selfies, problematic faves, and history gone so, so right. This, dear reader, is what you might’ve missed over the last seven days on our favorite Internet of Internets.

Someone Please Check to See If the Wardrobe’s Been Burglarized

What Happened: If the last week has proven anything, it’s that Kim Kardashian West still has it when it comes to driving the Internet wild.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: Kim Kardashian West has had quite a week, and it all started when she posted a naked picture of herself with the caption “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL.”

Kim naked? Of course, the media went absolutely bananas, but Twitter went even further:

Kim was clearly enjoying the attention she was getting—

—well… some of the attention, at least. When celebrities started rebuking her, that’s when Kim started responding.

An unexpected highlight of the whole thing? Kim having to deal with fan belief that someone else was ghost-writing her shade-throwing tweets:

Meanwhile, others took up the cause, as with this social media exchange between Pink (or P!nk, if you’re a fan of confusing punctuation) and Kanye West ex Amber Rose:

Damn Pink we were all born naked society sexualizes our breast and bodies. If a grown mother of 2 is comfortable with her body and wants to show it off that’s none of ur business or anyone else’s. Now, if u wanna talk to kids and be a mentor to young teens, tell them to go to school and to not use their bodies to get ahead?! I’m all for it! But please as a grown woman let another grown woman live as she wishes. That’s our problem! We’re so quick to down each other instead of uplifting! Pink, We’ve seen u damn near naked swinging from a rope( Beautifully) but what’s the difference between a rope, a pole and a pic on Instagram? Classism. Because u sing while ur half naked does that make it “Classy” or is it because u have a “talent”? I’m not dissing at all Pink just curious after u said “You’ll never have to make a silly excuse for yourself”.

A photo posted by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on

The Takeaway: In case anyone thought that the Internet shaming might have made Kim think twice about repeating herself, she posted the same thing the very next day with the caption “HAPPY #INTERNATIONALWOMENSDAY.”

1. Down: A Dust-Up in Crosswords

What Happened: A scandal rocked the world of crossword puzzles. No, really. That’s not a joke.

Where It Blew Up: Blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: It’s been a strange week for sports scandals. Maria Sharapova failed a drug test ahead of the Australian Open, because of course everyone thinks of drugs and professional tennis in the same sentence, and the world of crosswords was hit by a row over potential plagiarism.

FiveThirtyEight was the first to report on the suspicion that Timothy Parker, editor of the USA Today Crossword and syndicated Universal Crossword, might have been lifting clues and grids from old New York Times crosswords.

The very possibility was enough to launch a raft of coverage, much of it bemused about the fact that it was happening in the first place.

Of course, Universal Uclick, the company which employs Parker, issued a statement saying that it was investigating the allegations and that Parker was stepping down from crossword duties in the meantime, and FiveThirtyEight noted USA Today’s crossword that day ran with no editor byline.

The Takeaway: As the Internet tries to understand how crosswords are even made, we can at least chalk one up to this story: It’s a rare scandal that’s as educational as this one.

Twitter Is Not Happy with J.K. Rowling

What Happened: J.K. Rowling’s new history of magic in North America turned out to have been a problem for many Harry Potter fans.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: Laying the groundwork for this winter’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Pottermore website this week launched History of Magic in North America, a new multiple-part series of faux essays by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling in which she built a new mythology of magic for the other side of the Atlantic. You might imagine such a thing would have fans howling in glee, but it turned out that their yells had an entirely different purpose.

Yes, to the surprise of many—including, probably, Rowling herself, who’s been unusually quiet on her Twitter feed this week—fans were deeply upset by the way in which Rowling dealt with Native Americans in the series.

The fan backlash unsurprisingly prompted much excitedmedia coverage, and even provoked one critic to suggest something that would have seemed heretical until now: “It’s Time For J.K. Rowling To Let Other People Write Harry Potter Books.”

The Takeaway: Oh, J.K. You know that Hermione would be disappointed in you. (On a related note, why is anyone surprised that the woman who wrote the subtle and nuanced story of the house elves would end up having an unreconstructed take on Native American cultures and US history?)

I Ain’t Afraid of No Critics

What Happened: Fan concern over the new Ghostbusters trailer ended up driving one of the movie’s stars away from Twitter.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, media think pieces

What Really Happened: One thing that many people noticed about the first trailer for the new Ghostbusters was that it was, once again, the story of three white scientists and their black blue-collar friend. Think pieces were offered, and Twitter was unhappy:

Jones took on the haters:

Her response made headlines (as is only expected) but it didn’t quell the criticism, judging by the fact that, days later, Jones was again defending the role:

After retweeting comments of support, Jones sought to reassure fans:

Two days later, however, things seemed to have changed:

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig took notice:

The Takeaway: The irony in all of this? Leslie Jones’ character was originally written for Melissa McCarthy. “We had written the role with Melissa in mind, but then I thought I’ve seen Melissa play a brash, larger than life character,” Feig revealed in an interview with Empire. Come back, Leslie! We’re sure the Internet will apologize for jumping to conclusions any second now!

Welcome, The New Face of Education

What Happened: What happens when social media and real-life history collide? A brand new hashtag is born.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter

What Really Happened: This one is beautiful in its simplicity. Inspired by this tweet—

—Twitter user @TylerIAm had a stroke of genius:

You can see where this is going, right?

The idea quickly gained a hashtag (#memehistory) and went viral.

The Takeaway: OK, sure. But let’s see someone work out how to explain complex physics using emoji if you’re all so clever out there. (Actually, now we want someone to work out how to explain complex physics using emoji. They’ve already managed emoji literature, so it couldn’t be that difficult, could it?)

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