Tag: controversy

WHERE WILL GEN-Z TURN IF THE U.S. BANS TIKTOK? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RECENT APP CONTROVERSY

In the face of TikTok’s monumental rise worldwide, the app has had a tumultuous week. With major bans and global superpowers now placing the megahit app under the microscope amid rising political tensions, TikTok may never operate the same again; and its majority Gen-Z audience may need to turn elsewhere for a cultural maypole. For…

THE PERPETUATION AND DENIAL OF LOCKER ROOM TALK

The onslaught of videos resurfacing of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has brought up far reaching issues of supposed “locker room talk” and the spaces in which men feel invincible and unable to be held accountable for their actions. In an election where sexual assault has been consistently used as a political tool, these interviews are even…

BOYCOTT CONTROVERSY: LANDS’ END APOLOGIZES FOR FEATURING LEGEND GLORIA STEINEM

It seems everyone is boycott crazy these days and preppy all-American brand Lands' End is the latest to fall victim to haters. Last year the company took on as CEO, Federica Marchionni, previously at fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana. In what many would consider a brilliant move, she featured the legendary feminist Gloria Steinem in…

HAS THE TERM ‘FEMINIST’ LOST ITS MEANING?

In modern day pop-culture, the term "feminist" has found itself casually thrown about by today's most famous pop-stars. Two of today’s most ubiquitous pop princesses, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, proudly vocalize that they themselves are feminists, despite the fact that they might be misinformed about what this truly means, and subsequently misinterpret or misrepresent…

THE KIM AND KANYE VOGUE COVER BACKLASH

Just when we thought we'd seen it all, Anna Wintour, American Vogue's editor-in-chief, goes and puts Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of the magazine's April issue. Many fashionistas are in an uproar over the unveiling of the cover, claiming that the magazine has lost it's dignity by putting two of the most…

ITALY: RAT FUR FOUND IN CASHMERE CLOTHING

It was just a few weeks ago that the world learned of cat fur being used in clothing sold in Germany and now another low has been hit; 'cashmere' coats have been found containing rat fur in Italy. Italian police have arrested fourteen people and seized over a million fake garments after a year-long investigation…

JOHN GALLIANO AND DIOR HEADED TO PARIS LABOR COURT

The tug of war between John Galliano and his former employer is moving to a new stage. Two years after Dior dismissed the British designer over anti-Semitic remarks, Galliano has won the right to take the case to labor court. He is currently suing Dior for six million euros in damages, citing defamation. The lawsuit's origins start…

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