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    What The Creator Of r/AmITheAsshole Has Learned From 8 Years Of Dealing With Assholes

    “Once they've finally taken vows and committed to each other, [he] finally reveals that he has a micropenis and she's just kind of legally tied up and has to deal with it now. And she wanted to know if there was any validity to her thinking that's a little unfair.”

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed the popular subreddit r/AmITheAsshole. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to r/AmITheAsshole creator and moderator Marc Beaulac about the ins and outs of the wildly popular subreddit. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: You've been moderating AITA for eight years now. Can you tell us about some of the wilder submissions that have stuck with you?

    BuzzFeed Daily: What's the difference between a post that you see go really viral and the ones that maybe only get a few comments?

    BuzzFeed Daily: An essential part of moderating a community like this is setting up rules and then sometimes removing posts that violate those rules. One thing that sticks out to me is you have this "no shitpost" rule, which says that posts "must be truthful and presented as fairly and accurately as possible." How can you tell if a poster is telling the truth or not?

    We also discussed how Olivia Jade, the YouTuber whose dad and mom — who happen to be Mossimo Giannulli, the Target fashion designer, and Lori Loughlin of Full House fame — bribed school officials to get her into college, will be on the new season of Dancing With the Stars.

    Moving on, Emily Hampshire, who played Stevie on Schitt’s Creek, recently opened up about how the show helped her realize she’s pansexual.

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    During an appearance on 4D With Demi Lovato, Emily said it was the scene in the first season of the show, where Dan Levy’s character uses wine as a metaphor for his sexuality and says he “likes the wine and not the label.” 

    Emily said: “I had never heard the word pansexual before. I’ve always considered myself super knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ stuff just because everybody in my life, my friends, are all mostly LGBTQ+ people, but I didn’t know this.”

    As always, thanks for listening! And if you ever want to suggest stories or just want to say hi, you can reach us at daily@buzzfeed.com or on Twitter @BuzzFeedDaily.