The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
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This week’s Who (or in the case, What) Won the Week Winner is letting ‘em rip. It seems that the inability to release gas (i.e., farts) is a medical condition called “trapped farts” (or “trapped gas”). It occurs when methane does not move through one’s intestines normally, causing sufferers “sharp pain or discomfort in their abdomen.” The condition is generally caused by certain foods and underlying medical conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome, rather than abstaining from cutting the cheese.
However, an article came to my attention this week about Brazilian singer-songwriter Viviane de Queiroz Pereira, who had to be hospitalized after her reluctance to fart in front of her significant other resulted in a dangerous gas buildup. She refused to let ‘em rip because she wasn’t on “farting terms” with her boyfriend. She said that she heeded advice from a TikTok thread that told her to ignore the “stomach pains,” which eventually resulted in her having to report to the doctor with an “accumulation of trapped farts.”
Fortunately, doctors were able to relieve Pereira of her natural gas reserves. “Girls, don’t be ashamed to fart in front of your guy, because what’s really embarrassing is not letting your guy sleep because you’re in discomfort, going to hospital with your guy, and the diagnosis being ‘trapped farts,’” said Pereira. “From now on, I’m letting them rip, guys.”
So here’s to you, Viviane de Queiroz Pereira, and for just letting ‘em rip.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?