All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Controversy’

Paula Deen Makes First Appearance Since Scandal

America’s (former) favorite Southern chef is back. After being outed for making racist comments back in June and losing her job with Food Network, Paula Deen has made her first public appearance in three months. Deen made her emotional return at the Metro Cooking and Entertainment Show in Houston, Texas on Saturday. While Deen has been raked over the coals …

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Miley Cyrus Explains “Wrecking Ball” Video

Controversy seems to be following the young pop star these days. The “twerking” performance at the VMAs, dancing with a group of little people in Germany, and now the release of the “Wrecking Ball” video in which she swings on a wrecking ball naked, have shocked fans worldwide. Miley talked to Elvis Duran on Z100 in New York to explain …

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AT&T’s 9/11 ‘Tribute’ Becomes Social Media Faux Pas

AT&T has been forced to apologize for a series of social media posts regarding 9/11 that many called tasteless, tacky, and altogether repulsive. One must wade cautiously into the waters of anything 9/11-related, even 12 years after the terrorist attacks that shocked the world. For many, the wounds are still fresh and any attempt to capitalize on the significance of …

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Breaking Bad Unofficial Lego Set

You ever just want to relive the fantasy of being a kid even though you’re an adult? How about reenacting your favorite Breaking Bad scenes with this little number; a meth lab play set made with Lego pieces. (image) Citizen Brick, a company that specializes in custom Lego designs, created a 500-piece play set called the “SuperLab Playset” which is …

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Kenneth Cole Was Just “Provoking Dialogue” with Syria Tweet

While the internet chastised designer Kenneth Cole yesterday for “mocking war to sell shoes,” the man himself says that he was only provoking discussion using his platform. Things are screwed up in Syria, and that’s the understatement of the year. Not only have thousands of people died (including children), but the U.S. is currently weighing military action – action that …

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Twitter Looks to Make It Easier to Report Abusive Behavior in Wake of Controversy

Last month, we all got to see just how brutal online abuse can be when a feminist activist was subjected to some pretty serious threats due to her outspoken position on women on English currency (or the lack thereof). Of course, we know that people on the internet can be pretty nasty to one another – but this was something …

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Issue Does Gangbusters Sales. Because Controversy Sells. Duh.

Any press is good press, right? Especially when the press is talking about the press itself. Two weeks ago, Rolling Stone magazine decided to put a giant image of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. Not a photo of Tsarnaev in handcuffs, or bloodied in the back of that boat. Nope, Rolling Stone decided to put a …

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Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism

Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. The move came in response to criticisms that women were being ignored and excluded from appearing on England’s currency. And …

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Cover Leads Stores To Boycott Issue, Mayor To Write Angry Letter

The upcoming Rolling Stone features suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, and has generated a storm of controversy with stores refusing to sell the issue. The headline for the cover story is simply “The Bomber,” and the subtitle is, “How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.” …

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‘Angry Trayvon’ Game Reportedly Yanked, Still Up in Google Play

In “yeah, that was probably the best idea for all involved” news, a game depicting Trayvon Martin as a ruthless revenge killer has been yanked from the Android Market – at least according to the game’s developers. But wait, it’s currently still up in the Google Play Store. The game, Angry Trayvon, was developed by a company called Trade Digital. …

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Walmart Drops Paula Deen: Embattled Chef Loses Another Brand

Embattled TV chef Paula Deen has lost yet another corporate deal in the wake of revelations regarding her use of racial slurs. The retail giant announced today that it would not be ordering any more of Deen’s branded merchandise beyond orders that have already been placed. Once the merchandise that Walmart has already committed to is sold, they will not …

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Diabetes Drug Maker Novo Nordisk ‘Suspends Activities’ with Paula Deen

Things have trending downward for celebrity chef Paula Deen in the past week – a lost Food Network contract plus quite a few lost sponsorship deals. I guess that’s putting it mildly. Now, let’s add another to the list – this time it’s a suspended deal with diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk. “Novo Nordisk and Paula Deen have mutually agreed …

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