On Tuesday, a woman who is the first full-time sports writer the Capital Gazette has ever had reacted harshly to a product sold by the clothing chain Forever 21: biker shorts emblazoned “Fake News.” She tweeted that the item was an attempt to “express your hatred for journalists in clothing form.” Turns out, all you need to express your hatred for journalists in clothing form is $9.90, to be given to @Forever21! Wow, so affordable! pic.twitter.com/MrcYGjgCoz — Katherine Fominykh (@katfominykh) July 22, 2019 The Capital-Gazette was the target of a shooter in July 2018 who took the lives of employees Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, John McNamara, and Rebecca Smith when he attacked the Capital-Gazette’s newsroom office in Annapolis, Maryland. The paper had published an article about the shooter in 2011 noting that he had been placed on probation; the shooter brought a defamation lawsuit against The Capital; the suit was dismissed. … [Read more...] about Forever 21 Sells ‘Fake News’ Biker Shorts. Journalists Protest.
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Holiday horror film 'Black Christmas,' which hit theaters Friday, appears headed for a smoother release than its genre predecessor, which faced backlash as it "took naughty to new levels of not nice." Black Christmas, the holiday horror film out Dec. 13, appears headed for a smoother release than its genre predecessor Silent Night, Deadly Night received in 1984. Back then, something about a serial killer Santa Claus touched a nerve with the public. "Deadly Night wasn't the first killer-Santa film — that credit goes to 1972's Tales From the Crypt starring Joan Collins," says author Jeffrey Miller, who's writing a book about Christmas horror films. "But it took naughty to new levels of not nice." The Hollywood Reporter wrote that ABC affiliate KETV in Omaha was "besieged by complaints" over the film's primetime advertising. Protesters picketed theaters while singing Christmas carols. Film critic Gene Siskel read the names of the filmmakers on air and added, "Shame on you!" THR was … [Read more...] about Hollywood Flashback: ‘Silent Night’s’ Killer Santa Was Pulled From Theaters in 1984
The billionaire behind six-month-old Vietnamese auto startup VinFast plans a feat even Toyota and Hyundai couldn't pull off during their early days: sell a car in the U.S. Pham Nhat Vuong, the Southeast Asian country's richest man and now in charge of the new automaker, is so intent on exporting electric vehicles to the lucrative American market in 2021 that he's plowing as much as $2 billion of his own fortune to reach that goal. His cash would account for half the capital investment of VinFast, which began delivering cars to Vietnamese consumers with BMW-licensed engines earlier this year and aims to expand into electric vehicles. "Our ultimate goal is to create an international brand," the 51-year-old tycoon said in an interview at the Hanoi headquarters of the car company's parent Vingroup, which Vuong founded and holds the title of chairman. "It will be a very difficult road and we will have to put in a lot of effort. But there's only one road ahead." The homegrown cars made under … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s richest man bets $2 billion to sell cars to Americans
High street giant Boots will start selling Mothercare products in UK stores following the failed babywear chain's collapse into administration. The health, beauty and pharmacy chain will start stocking Mothercare-branded products from the end of next summer, with a limited range available online in 2020. The exclusive deal secures the future of the brand in the UK for five years, however it does not save the company's 79 stores which are all slated for closure, putting 2,500 jobs at risk. Boots will stock clothing as well as home and travel products, pushchairs and car seats, stocked at branches across the country. Pharmacist Boots will start selling Mothercare-branded clothes in the UK as the companies signed an exclusive franchise deal after the babywear brand fell into administration It is part of a plan to reduce exposure to the struggling high street, and re-align its UK business with the rest of the world where Mothercare sells through … [Read more...] about High street giant Boots steps in to save the Mothercare brand as chemist announces it will sell babywear chain’s clothes after it fell into administration
A dad has hit out at budget retailer Wilko for promoting 'gender stereotypes' after spotting 'sexist' children's books, depicting boys as 'brave' and girls as 'pretty'. Father-of-three Navaratnam Partheeban, from South West England was outraged after discovering a girls' colouring book entitled My Pretty Princess in store, while the boys' equivalent was named 'My Brave Knights'. The vet claimed the products were placing gender stereotypes on young girls and boys. Sharing an image of the two books on Twitter, he wrote: 'Boys have to be "brave" and girls have to be "pretty". Unbelievable in 2019! #genderstereotypes'. Wilko have been slammed for promoting 'gender stereotypes' after being spotted selling 'sexist' children's books showing boys as 'brave' (pictured left) and girls as 'pretty' (pictured right) Twitter users quickly agreed with Navaratnam, with one commenting that this 'nonsense' drives him 'up the wall'. RELATED … [Read more...] about Father slams wilko for promoting ‘gender stereotypes’ by selling Pretty Princess colouring books for girls and Brave Knights for boys