Posts tagged "offensive"

How About No: Models In ‘Glittery Blackface’ At Milan Fashion Week

Oh fashion industry, you never learn, do you? This weekend during his Milan Fashion Week presentation, Italian designer Claudio Cutugno presented his his all-black collection — including the models donning glittery blackface. Ew. Why couldn’t this just be about all black clothes, man?
Cutugno says he was inspired by an artist and claims that he “didn’t…

Katrin Higher / March 2, 2015

The Next Time Someone Wonders If Feminism Is Even Relevant, I’ll Direct Them To This T-Shirt

Just now, as I was walking to get lunch, I spied a guy with a beautiful huge husky dog walking down 5th Avenue. Because I’m a total dog perv, I was checking the pup out, and then I looked up at the guy, and realized he was wearing what I thought was a Hello Kitty…

Julie Gerstein / October 1, 2012

Do Not Want: Kill Yourself And Die Necklace

We did a double take upon seeing this necklace sold by Colette, which reads “Kill yourself and die.” (It also comes with a piece of artwork with the same slogan.) If there’s a reference to something here, we’re missing it. If there’s an artistic explanation, we’re not seeing it in the product description. Either way,…

Leonora Epstein / December 7, 2010

Was Miley’s “Tribal” Performance At The Much Music Awards Offensive?

Finally, some Miley Cyrus news that doesn’t have to do with Perez Hilton and her vajayjay!

Miley performed her new song “Can’t Be Tamed” at the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto this weekend, but not everyone is happy with the performance. Some blogs say the tiki torches, her backup dancers’ tribal-looking face paint,…

Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2010

MTV Publicists May Be Getting Death Threats Over “Jersey Shore”!

You didn’t have to be Italian to be horrified by “Jersey Shore,” MTV’s new reality show about a summer share house in the Garden State—it’s exactly what you would expect from the eight trashiest 20-somethings they could find, complete with free-flowing alcohol, macho posturing and dumbass nicknames.

But it certainly didn’t matter…

Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2009

“Sexy” Nativity Scene In Shop Window Pisses Off L.A.

The people of Los Angeles have their panties in a knot after Madison, a clothing store on Robertson Boulevard, scoffed at good taste and depicted a “sexy nativity scene” in their store windows. The Virgin Mary lies in the hay with her legs provocatively posed, the baby Jesus sits nestled in her lap, and the…

Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2009