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Merch for new US holiday triggers racial controversy

With ‘Juneteenth’ now a federal holiday, US retailers have used the opportunity to hawk products marking black freedom. However, activists say that some of these products miss the mark, while others are racially offensive. President Joe Biden officially recognized June 19 – Juneteenth – as a federal holiday last year. …

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Ukranian chess sisters clear up anti-Russia letter controversy

Ukrainian chess grandmaster sisters Mariya and Anna Muzychuk have clarified their stance after being threatened with exclusion for not signing a letter to the International Chess Federation (FIDE) demanding that all Russian players should be banned from playing their sport. Russian athletes are currently prohibited from participating in the international events …

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Netflix faces new laws in wake of Holocaust joke controversy

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said on Saturday that issues like the recent controversial Netflix comedy special by Jimmy Carr, who joked about the Nazis killing Roma, could “very shortly” be addressed in a new legislation that would “bring into scope” the types of comments allowed to be broadcast.  Speaking …

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Spotify loses $2 billion in Joe Rogan controversy

The market capitalization of streaming services provider Spotify dropped some $2.1 billion within three days after folk-rock legends Neil Young and Joni Mitchell voiced their protest against its most popular podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ demanding to delete the show from the streaming platform over spreading fake pandemic information. The …

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Joe Rogan responds to Spotify controversy 

Joe Rogan has responded to calls to remove his podcast from Spotify, saying that he never aims to misinform the public, but only wants to have “interesting conversations” with different opinions represented. “I think there’s a lot of people that have a distorted perception of what I do maybe based …

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AOC responds to Florida holiday controversy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has responded to the wave of criticism she received over published photos of her vacationing in Florida by claiming her Republicans critics are taking out their “sexual frustrations.” Ocasio-Cortez directly responded to multiple critics on Friday after they accused her of fleeing her home state …

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Gay Santa Claus ad causes controversy

Produced to mark 50 years since Norway decriminalized homosexuality, ‘When Harry Met Santa’ depicts the blossoming love affair between a Norwegian man and Father Christmas himself. Over several years, Santa visits ‘Harry,’ and the pair fall for each other. The advert ends with a passionate kiss between the two men, …

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