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A new worldwide advertising campaign by the UNHATE Foundation is causing quite a stir on the Internet. The Italian apparel company, Benetton Group, sponsors the foundation and its efforts to spread a message of tolerance to the world. The recent campaign features digitally altered photos of world leaders sharing a kiss on the lips, which according to the organization’s website is a universal symbol of love. Some of these featured leaders include U.S. president Barack Obama and Chinese leader Hu Jintao, Pope Benedict XVI and Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Oneal Ron Morris, a transgendered Florida woman, was arrested on Friday for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. Morris is accused of injecting a woman’s buttocks with a concoction of cement, ‘Fix a Flat’ tire sealant, mineral oil, and super glue. The patient suffered complications from the procedure, and was later hospitalized allegedly for pneumonia and MRSA. Unfortunately this incident is not the first of its kind, and many women across the world are seeking out cosmetic surgery with hopes to increase the size of their derriere.
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In an attempt to defend presidential hopeful Herman Cain from allegations of sexual harassment, correspondent Ann Coulter proclaimed to viewing audiences that “our blacks are so much better than their blacks.” The comment made on The Sean Hannity Show was in reference to conservative African Americans being better than liberal African Americans. Coulter’s statement not only raised eyebrows, but offended many members of the African American community.
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Tagged Ann Coulter, Commentary, Conservatives, Election, Herman Cain, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Racism, Republicans, Whoopi Goldberg
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The mother of America’s favorite socialite Kim Kardashian has angered many folks with her recent use of the derogatory phrase ‘Indian giver.’ Kris Jenner appeared on Good Morning America last week to discuss the release of her new book and the recent news of her daughter’s premature divorce. When GMA host Lara Spencer asked Jenner if her daughter would be returning the $2 million wedding ring, Jenner responded “Well, I hate an Indian giver. Don’t you? I mean it’s a gift, so you know–keep your gift.”
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An Ohio University student organization launched a poster campaign last week to raise awareness around offensive Halloween costumes. The group, Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS), received national attention when they released five posters with students holding photographs of people dressed in culturally-offensive costumes. The tagline of the campaign reads, “We’re a culture, not a costume.”
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A hunting camp previously leased by the family of Gov. Rick Perry was the center of controversy this past week when a report showed that a portion of the camp was known as “Niggerhead.” A rock with the offensive language was reportedly found on the camp grounds before Perry’s father decided to paint over it some years ago (the number of years is disputed).
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O2’s Taphouse and Grill in Edmonton, Alberta has been accused of having poor taste, but not for the food.
Women patrons and groups are angry with the Canadian bar for its unique urinals found in the men’s restrooms. The urinals are designed in the shape of women’s mouths.