Tag Archives: Controversy

Hardcore Russian Christians jailed for torching cars in ‘Matilda’ movie controversy

Three members of the extremist group “Christian State” have received prison sentences for setting cars on fire in a protest over a 2017 film about a romance between the last Russian emperor and a ballet dancer. All three members were sentenced to two years in prison by the Khamovniki District Court in Moscow, Interfax news agency reported. They pleaded guilty ...

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Despite controversy, Logan Paul hasn’t done anything to be kicked off of YouTube

Despite the controversy surrounding YouTube celebrity Logan Paul (thanks to a string of videos exploiting an apparent suicide and tasering a rat), the young media personality hasn’t done anything to warrant being kicked off of the platform that made him a star. That’s according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki, who defended her company’s treatment of Paul’s video controversy on stage ...

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Bones of contention: Human skulls as art dig up Canary Islands controversy (VIDEO)

A new art installation built from real human bones and skulls is sending shivers down the spines of some visitors to a Canary Islands museum. Arranged as a burial mound or ‘tumulus’, the exact origins of the bones are unclear, but according to local reports may have belonged to indigenous Canarians.  The piece, titled ‘Threshold 2017’, is on display at ...

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H&M ‘monkey’ ad controversy: Racism or example of corrosive outrage mentality? (DEBATE)

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 23:29 Is having a black child model a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodie racist, or are netizens reading too much into an innocent take on childhood? RT’s guests weigh in on H&M’s advertisement controversy in an on-air debate. The online outrage caused by the Swedish retailer’s pick of a photo of a black child ...

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5 times RT courted controversy in 2017 (VIDEO)

RT has somehow found itself the subject of a whole host of scandals this year. Aren’t we naughty? As 2017 comes to a close, here are some of the most memorable occasions we upset the political, media and tech establishment. [embedded content] 1) Anti-social networks  Facebook blocked RT from posting news, videos and pictures on its platform ahead of Donald ...

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‘Rape or Not’ – you decide! TV show stirs controversy amid #MeToo sexual assault fallout

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 22:01 A new Dutch TV panel show explores what constitutes consent, workplace harassment and rape, using actors to reenact some of the most notorious sexual assault cases ftom the country’s recent history. But many in the Netherlands are finding the premise of “Rape or Not” distasteful. “Sex is a beautiful thing, provided both people see ...

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‘No children’: Ban at Florida pizzeria sets off controversy

A popular pizza spot in Tampa Bay, Florida has banned children from entry, citing safety concerns. The decision has divided the local community and sparked a debate on discrimination. Parents learned of the restriction after a notice in all caps “NO CHILDREN” was posted on the door of Hampton Station, a beer garden and pizza restaurant in Tampa Bay. Many ...

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NFL to meet in New York in attempt to solve anthem controversy

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:55 The National Football League (NFL) will try to find a way out of the anthem crisis during an owners meeting that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York City. The league owners along with players, their union leaders, and club owners will gather in Manhattan to work out a compromise over ...

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Trump isn't done blaming people for Charlottesville controversy

President Trump, southern sympathizer and preserver of the past. Trump, taking to Twitter Thursday, waxed poetic about the removal of Confederate statues, expressing his belief that U.S. culture is “being ripped apart” as monuments to the past are hauled away. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful ...

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Trump isn't done blaming people for Charlottesville controversy

He just won’t let it go. President Trump, plagued by criticism due to his controversial response to the Charlottesville, Va., tragedy, is turning his rage upon a fellow Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham. “Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like [Charlottesville victim Heather] Heyer,” Trump ...

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