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Things People Said in 2019

WTF, haha, woah — here’s what people had to say all year

Rolling Stone India Dec 31, 2019

From the infamous GOT Starbucks moment, the Area 51 raid, going bananas over taxes to Trump's impeachment, here's what we heard all year. Photo (clockwise from left to right): Screenshot/ Film Companion; Ryan McGinley/Rolling Stone; Bryan Daniel/ Rolling Stone India; Brian Patterson/Shutterstock; Eugene Powers/ Shutterstock.com; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR; Aaron-Schwartz/Shutterstock.com; Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.com; diceareawesome1/Shutterstock.com

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1. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke of the terrorist behind the Christchurch mosque shootings —

Photo: Alexandros Michailidis

2. U.S. Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews issued a warning to the half million people who signed up to storm Area 51 in Nevada —

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3. Game of Thrones’ Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield spoke of  the Starbucks faux pas in the final season to New York Public Radio station WNYC —

Photo: Eugene Powers/ Shutterstock.com

4. Harry Styles to L’Officiel USA on the fluidity of gender, art and


Photo: Sony Music

5. Musician and Clinical Psychologist Kanchan Daniel to Mid-day on the mental health of musicians

Photo: Bryan Daniel

6. Actor and Director Rahul Bose expressed his incredulity at the taxes levied by the JW Marriott Hotel, Chandigrah on social media —

Photo: Milind Shelte/The India Today Group via Getty Images

7. Climate Activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit —

Greta Thunberg

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8. U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the Libra cryptocurrency hearing —

Photo: Aaron-Schwartz/Shutterstock.com

9. Actor and activist Jameela Jamil to Glamour on calling out celebrities who promote detox teas —

Jameela Jamil

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper’s BAZAAR

10. Actor Parvathy Thiruvothu on how film directors and writers choose their lens

Photo: Screenshot/ Film Companion

11. Wolfgang Van Halen on Billie Eilish not recognizing Van Halen’s music

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12. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin to BBC News on why the band won’t be touring any more

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13. DJ Bobby Friction on the evolution of Indian hip-hop to GQ India —

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14. Activist Tarana Burke for TIME on why American presidential candidates need to prioritize addressing sexual violence

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15. U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter hours after the House voted to impeach him

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