All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Controversy’

Groupon Lands In Porn Trouble…Again

Just two weeks after daily deals company Groupon drew the ire of an anti-porn group for their porn studio tour offer, they are back, pissing off the same group again with a recent Playboy-themed offer. Earlier in April, Groupon offered a deal to tour a San Francisco armory, which is actually a 200,000 sq. ft. reproduction of an old Moorish …

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Howard Stern Weighs In On The Ted Nugent Scandal

Ted Nugent has been under fire as of late for some particular comments he made about the 2012 election at a National Rifle Association convention – and that’s putting it mildly. Nugent, who has been an outspoken critic of President Obama for some time, went over the line with his most recent comments in the eyes of many. At the …

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Acura Super Bowl Ad Draws Controversy Months After The Big Game

No soup for you, dark-skinned African Americans. It’s been nearly three months since the Super Bowl, and with the NFL draft around the corner, people are already talking about the upcoming football season. But today, it’s the past that’s on people’s minds – and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the game. It’s about one of the many …

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Sarah Silverman Tweets Abortion Joke, Stirs The Twitter Pot

Sarah Silverman making edgy jokes is like Tim Tebow praying on the field at an NFL game. You might not agree with it, you might think that it’s an over the top display, but you can’t really be surprised when it happens. Okay, so why the Tim Tebow comparison? Maybe I just have Tebow on the brain – or maybe …

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Pinterest Users Combat Thinspo With Anti-Thinspo Pins

To be completely honest and upfront about my feeling on “thinspo” (Thin+ inspirational), I actually have mixed feelings. On one hand, I feel like social media users should be able to share pictures, motivational images, etc. that promotes a lifestyle choice that they have made – to stay thin. Even if some people disagree with the message or think it’s …

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Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors

If recent reports prove accurate, the biggest internet IPO in history is coming in May. We’re talking about Facebook, of course, and since the social media king filed its S-1 back at the beginning of February, the company’s public image has been a hot topic of conversation. The specific issue at the heart of the discussion: Why is Facebook’s board …

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Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]

There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some stuff out there is going to piss some people off. Some of the most recent types of content causing a …

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“Bully” Asks Twitter Users To Tweet To Stop Bullying

Yesterday, we received some big news from The Weinstein Company regarding the upcoming documentary Bully. Today, TWC has declared today “Twitter Tuesday” for the film, and they want everyone to show support by making it a trend. On Monday, TWC announced that they would be releasing the documentary as unrated on March 30th. This came after a long struggle with …

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Will BioWare Change The Mass Effect 3 Ending?

Mass Effect 3 developer BioWare has been taking a lot of flak over the last couple of weeks, and it all focuses on the highly controversial ending to the much-anticipated game. Without going into too much detail and hitting everyone with the spoiler stick, we’ll just say that by and large, players are disappointed with the choices they are given …

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SXSW’s Homeless Hotspots Draw Jon Stewart’s Ire

You might have heard about a recent “experiment” that took place at this year’s SXSW festival, as it sparked quite the controversy earlier this week. A marketing company called BBH Labs launched what they called a “charitable innovation experiment,” that on one hand gave “jobs” to about a dozen homeless in the area while providing a necessary service for festival-goers …

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Mark Cuban Asks Twitter: Am I A Homophobe?

At last weekend’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban sat down with sports columnist and Grantland.com’s Bill Simmons. During their discussion, which was part of Simmons’ B.S. Report podcast, Cuban made a joke that has landed him a little bit of hot water. Carly Carioli at The Boston Phoenix has a good summary of …

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Bill Maher Has Rush Limbaugh’s Back

Controversies make for strange bedfellows, and the biggest controversy gripping the nation for the past week seems to be Rush Limbaugh making ill-advised comments on his radio show. Rush Limbaugh? Saying something controversial? I know, the news came as a gigantic shock to me too. By now, I’m sure you’re aware of the comments that started all of this, so …

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