All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Controversy’

Apple Keeps Rejecting App That Notifies Users Every Time There’s a U.S. Drone Strike

You wouldn’t think that there would be a problem with an app that aggregates news that’s currently publicly available on the web, but apparently there is. At least according to Apple. New York-based developers Josh Begley is befuddled. Why does Apple keep rejecting his app? In the latest rejection email, Apple states that they “found that [the] app contains content …

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India Calls on Facebook to Remove “Inflammatory” Content

Another day, another call for Facebook to remove content. This time it comes from officials in India, who claim that content hosted on Facebook has led to a mass panic and exodus of tens of thousands of people from cities in the northeast part of the country. According to the Wall Street Journal, the content that sparked the panic contained …

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Canada Money Controversy Surrounds “Racist” Image

The governor of the Bank of Canada has apologized for and Asian-looking woman who appeared on an early design for the new Canadian $100 banknote. In a statement to the press, Governor Mark Carney said, “I apologize to those who were offended – the bank’s handling of the issue did not meet the standards Canadians justifiably expect of us. We …

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Facebook Removes Page Targeting Australian Aborigines

After protests, pressure from Australian officials, and an online petition, Facebook has taken down a page that targeted the country’s indigenous peoples, the Aborigines. The page, “Aboriginal Memes,” saw users post oftentimes discriminatory and racially spiked memes about the continent’s original inhabitants, which total around 2.3% of its population. “How do you kill 1000 flies at once? Slap me in …

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Drag Queens Sing Their Support for Chick-Fil-A Food

When the Henson Company dumped Chick-Fil-A in support of gay marriage, it turned up the heat on the debate over gay rights in America. Culture war lines were drawn around chicken sandwiches while gay kiss-ins, Christian Chick-Fil-A appreciation days, and horrible public relations drew huge attention. Not all Americans are taking sides for or against Chick-Fil-A, though. For some, the …

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Controversy Makes Chick-fil-A One Of The Fastest Growing Brands On Facebook

I probably don’t have to tell you that Chick-fil-A is at the center of a great deal of controversy these days, concerning its open views on gay marriage. These views have led to a seemingly endless debate among Chick-fil-A supporters, opponents, and those who just want to eat some chicken and go on about their business. One thing is for …

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NBC Airs Racist or Unfortunately Timed Monkey Gymnast Promo After Gabby Douglas Wins Gold

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 win. The promo shows a monkey performing gymnastics on the ring apparatus. Nevermind the fact that the promo has been …

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Swiss Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet

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 team suffered defeat at the hands of the South Koreans. Reuters reports that the offensive tweet, which was deemed racist …

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Chick-fil-A’s PR Team May Have Pulled This Laughably Transparent Fake Facebook Account Stunt

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, Chick-fil-A has been under fire recently for comments made by company president Dan Cathy, in which he said he was …

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Jason Alexander Says His Haters Have An Average Of 21 Twitter Followers, Are Mostly From Texas And Arizona

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 way, all the attention he has received for his commentary earned him a nice opportunity to plug the episode of …

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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 time when his Twitter account is getting a great deal of attention from the media. Smart move. I wonder what …

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This Classless Tweet Will Probably Cost Celeb Boutique Some Business [UPDATED]

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 fire on a crowded theater, killing a confirmed 12 people and injuring 38 more (including a 3-moth-old baby). According to …

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