Tag: Controversy

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Is blackface ever okay?

In September of this year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught in a firestorm of controversy with the media, facing criticism for wearing an Arabian Nights themed costume during a party in the early 2000s, with the costume involving the use of makeup to create ‘brownface’. Of course, Trudeau released an apology stating his regret…

Fashion

Gillette Controversy

Gillette is not the first company to endorse a political message within their advertisements, and nor will it be the last. The technique has been employed before by Lynx, Pepsi, and Nike among many others; it isn’t new or ground-breaking. We live in a society where injustice happens regularly, yet marketing campaigns that recognise and…

News, Uncategorized

Office for Students faces further backlash

The Office for Students (OfS) has remained swamped in controversy following criticism of its composition and objectives in the lead up to its launch this April. The watchdog is set to become the official government approved regulatory body for the higher education sector, with the objective of implementing the government’s contentious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)….

Gaming

Watch Dogs 2 in vagina controversy

Vagina. Clitoris. Vulva. What is it about these words that causes unrivalled shame and outrage everywhere they go? This was the question that faced fans of Watch Dogs 2 last week, when a player discovered and was promptly banned for posting a screenshot of a dead prostitute’s fully-modelled vulva. This naturally caused a massive outcry amongst PlayStation…

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