Tag: controversy

Balenciaga

Balenciaga Criticized for $1,000 ‘Sweatpants’ That Culturally Appropriate — and Capitalize on — Black Style

Black men have been harassed, discriminated against, and in some cases even killed for wearing so-called “sagging jeans” that hang low and leave the exposed waistline of underwear underneath. But now, one of the world’s biggest and most popular luxury fashion brands is being accused of not only culturally appropriating…

Mark and Patricia McCloskey

Missouri Governor Pardons Racist Couple Who Flashed Guns at Peaceful BLM Protestors Marching in Front of Their Home

Brandishing a handgun and threatening people walking in front of your home is perfectly OK in the state of Missouri — at least for the governor and his friends. Tim Fitzsimons of NBC News reported that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is officially pardoning Patricia and Mark McCloskey, the husband and…

DaBaby

Rapper DaBaby Dropped From Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival Following Series of Disturbing Homophobic and Sexist Rants

Following a hate-filled rant he made while performing at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, organizers of the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago decided rapper DaBaby was no longer welcome on their stage. Ben Kesslen of NBC News has reported that “the Lollapalooza music festival canceled DaBaby’s Sunday night…

electric skin shock device

DC Court Overturns FDA Ban on Electric Shock Therapy for Disabled Individuals, Allowing Controversial Procedure in Massachusetts

Despite an ongoing ban on the use of electric shock devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to “correct” behavior on the developmentally disabled, a D.C. Circuit court has ruled that a medical institution in Massachusetts can continue to use the controversial treatment on its patients, becoming the only…

medical research

Editor-in-Chief of Country’s Top Medical Journal Resigns Over Fallout From Racist Podcast

In troubling development for the nation’s top medical journal, Dr. Howard Bauchner, chief editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, has resigned due to his mishandling of a podcast on racism in health care. Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press has reported that the issue stems from a…