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NBC Airs Racist or Unfortunately Timed Monkey Gymnast Promo After Gabby Douglas Wins Gold
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Deliberate racism? Unfortunate timing? Public overreaction? Simple FAIL? People are debating those questions this morning after a promo for the new NBC show Animal Practice ran immediately following Bob Costas’ lead out to Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas’ historic gold medal …

Swiss Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet Swiss Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet
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Another Olympian has been sent home from the London Games because of his inability to control his thumbs. Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella was dismissed from the Olympics on Monday as the result of a tweet he posted after his …

Chick-fil-A’s PR Team May Have Pulled This Laughably Transparent Fake Facebook Account Stunt Chick-fil-A’s PR Team May Have Pulled This Laughably Transparent Fake Facebook Account Stunt
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Apparently, someone on Chick-fil-A’s PR team really sucks at PR, as this evidence suggests that someone is creating fake Facebook accounts to bolster their position in the midst of the company’s worst public image crisis ever. As you probably remember, …

Jason Alexander Says His Haters Have An Average Of 21 Twitter Followers, Are Mostly From Texas And Arizona Jason Alexander Says His Haters Have An Average Of 21 Twitter Followers, Are Mostly From Texas And Arizona
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Actor Jason Alexander, who has been no stranger to controversy this summer, has been talking about gun laws on Twitter, and striking more than a few nerves in the process. He has plenty of supporters and plenty of “haters”. Either …

Jason Alexander Takes Time Out From Twitter Gun Debate To Plug Franklin And Bash Jason Alexander Takes Time Out From Twitter Gun Debate To Plug Franklin And Bash

Twitter can be quite the marketing vehicle, and actor (and apparently director) Jason Alexander knows this. He took the time to plug an episode of the quirky TNT lawyer series that he directed with a few tweets right at a …

This Classless Tweet Will Probably Cost Celeb Boutique Some Business [UPDATED] This Classless Tweet Will Probably Cost Celeb Boutique Some Business [UPDATED]
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Unless you’ve completely avoided the internet and television today, you’re aware that the early morning hours saw a devastatingly senseless and brutal crime take place in Aurora, Colorado. During a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, a 24-year-old man opened …

Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned? Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned?
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I’m 27 years old. Actually, I’m not 27 years old. I’m 26 years old. I just lied on the internet! And trust me, it really is so easy that a preteen can do it. And they do – all the …

Facebook Is Putting Words In Users’ Mouths By Promoting Content From Pages They Like Facebook Is Putting Words In Users’ Mouths By Promoting Content From Pages They Like
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There’s a new feature making its way to the Facebook News Feed that has some people up in arms. And while I’m usually the first to defend Facebook against the wrath of whiny, misinformed, overreactions from the Facebook population – …

If You Think You’re A Sh*tty Parent, Just Check Out What One Mom Posted To Facebook
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People post some seriously screwed-up things on Facebook – for instance anything surrounding a birth. Or in some cases, their proudest number twos (seriously, I know this guy). I once witnessed, live, two Facebook friends go at it about one …

Oreo’s Gay Pride Facebook Post Creates A Firestorm (Shocking!) Oreo’s Gay Pride Facebook Post Creates A Firestorm (Shocking!)
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June is officially LGBT Pride month, as President Obama continued the tradition with an address last week at the White House. “And as long as I have the privilege of being your President, I promise you, you won’t just have …

Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture? Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture?
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With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other popular social websites woven into both our personal and business lives, it is clear that society has become dependent on social media. Technology companies and marketers are, of course, advocating this dependence since it …

IO Interactive Apologizes For Hitman/Nun Trailer

Stating a desire to capture the grindhouse theme made popular by the exploitation movies of the past, developers at IO Interactive have apologized for their Hitman: Absolution trailer, which leads this post. Given the apparent sexism contained within the trailer, …

Jason Alexander Tweets Epic Apology For “Cricket Is Gay” Comments
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Last week, former Seinfeld star and current poker fanatic Jason Alexander pissed some people off with some comments he made on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. During the interview, Alexander referred to the sport cricket as a “gay …

Was The Hitman: Absolution Nun Trailer Sexist?
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Yesterday, the E3 trailer for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution game hit the streets as companies are eager to build buzz heading into the video game industry’s huge summer expo. By and large, if the YouTube reaction is anything to go …

Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook? Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?
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I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline, …

The Great Diablo III Error 37 & Review Debate – Who’s Right & Who’s Wrong?
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Let me preface this article by stating, I haven’t played Diablo III, beyond the beta events Blizzard offered to players before its release date. I came away rather unimpressed during these events; but more on that later. Therefore, I can …

The Avengers Apparently Waged A War On Adopted Kids
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Has everyone had the chance to see The Avengers yet? I sure hope so – it’s pure escapism at its finest. Critics and fans agree that it’s a must-see for the summer, so I won’t take any more time participating …

What Miss Travel Is and Isn’t What Miss Travel Is and Isn’t
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A new site called Miss Travel launched recently for “generous” and “attractive” people that focuses on both dating and travel. Miss Travel, which has already garnered nearly 50 thousand members, describes itself as the “only online dating website” where “we match Generous travelers who hate to travel alone with Attractive travelers who would love the opportunity to travel the world for free.”

Groupon Lands In Porn Trouble…Again Groupon Lands In Porn Trouble…Again
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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 …

Howard Stern Weighs In On The Ted Nugent Scandal
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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 …

Acura Super Bowl Ad Draws Controversy Months After The Big Game
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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 …