Buckle up, gang. Social media will gross you out today.
The top trending topic on Twitter on Friday stems from a WikiLeaks tweet about Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and bodily fluids. Are you still reading this?
Social Cues is our guide on what people are talking about on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s what is trending on social media this Friday:
#SpiritCooking: Um… what? The top trend on Twitter on Friday morning relates to an alleged email released by WikiLeaks. The alleged email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta mentions a spirit cooking dinner. WikiLeaks tweeted that this involves “blood, sperm and breastmilk.” Spirit cooking refers to performance artist Marina Abramovic’s “cookbook” of recipes to cook up thoughts — not meals. However, some on Twitter are taking it to the extreme and accusing the former secretary of state of devil worship. “This is not the first or last time that WikiLeaks has tweeted propaganda while doing Putin’s bidding,” a Clinton campaign representative wrote in an email. CNET cannot independently verify the information in the alleged email, and it is be entirely possible that someone altered the email before it was publicly released.
Hamilton Mixtape: If you need eye bleach after reading about spirit cooking, take a listen to preview tracks from the “Hamilton” mixtape. Fans of the hit Broadway musical were celebrating on Twitter after “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced he is releasing a mixtape based on the show’s songs. Singer Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of “It’s Quiet Uptown” is already a stand-out hit.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 4, 2016
— kim (@kim) November 4, 2016
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) November 4, 2016
I’m seriously am about to call the board of elections and see if I can change my vote #SpiritCooking
— Aniyah ✨ (@aniyah_vernisha) November 4, 2016
No God fearing individual can vote for someone who prepares Satanist rituals like #SpiritCooking. We are fighting the ultimate evil.
— Black Women 4 Trump (@TallahForTrump) November 4, 2016
A Series of Unfortunate Events: This trending topic is not about the US presidential election. Netflix dropped a new teaser for its exclusive series on Thursday night, with Neil Patrick Harris as the villainous Count Olaf. Facebook users are not thrilled with the casting, arguing that the actor isn’t dark or brooding enough to play the creepy count.