Texas TV station is shamed into pulling its ‘Beezin’ story

Texas Monthly senior editor Katy Vine tweeted this about Newswest9 doing a story on “Beezin,” a fad (according to some reports) that involves putting Burt’s Bees on eyelids to get high:
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Others piled on, accusing Newswest9 (Midland, Texas) of picking up on a bogus trend. The reporter on the story responded:
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Newswest 9 pulled its piece, but other stations continue to warn parents about this “dangerous new fad” that “has actually been around for almost a decade.” (So which is it? A new fad or an old one?)

* Teens supposedly get high by putting Burt’s Bees on their eyelids (gawker.com)
* Teens getting high off lip balm in ‘beezin’ trend (theonion.com)

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