Tag: controversy

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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SATIRICAL KANYE WEST QUOTE SPARKS BACKLASH

Last Friday, a fake Kanye West quote from a satirical article went viral. An excerpt reading "I am the next Nelson Mandela," took flight on Twitter, where it quickly gathered innumerable angry responses from users around the world. The original source was a mock interview by humor site The Daily Currant, playing off of the…

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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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BARNEY’S PROFILING CONTROVERSY TRIGGERS JAY-Z PETITION + PROTESTERS

After riding high on the critical and commercial success of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z faces sudden and intense controversy. A Change.org petition demands an end to the hip-hop legend's business relationship with Barneys, in solidarity with victims of racial profiling within Barney's New York. The petition was created by fellow Brooklyn native Derick Bowers,…

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