After reaping a whirlwind of controversy over the past few days surrounding the screening of a film by anti-vaccination ex-doctor Andrew Wakefield, the Tribeca Film Festival says it will no longer be shown. Robert De Niro, Tribeca’s co-founder, released a statement Saturday afternoon announcing its cancellation.
Mall retail chain Old Navy experienced backlash when photos of offensive t-shirts being sold to toddlers started appearing online. The shirts had displayed a slogan that said “Young Aspiring Artist” with the “artist” part crossed out and replaced with either the word “astronaut” or “president.” Rude.
Zoolander 2 won’t be out in theaters until next year, but the film is already receiving backlash due to an androgynous character played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Northeastern University biologist Jonathan Tilly is certain he’s found egg-making stem cells in adult mice. If he’s right, it would refute decades-old work that showed female mammals finish making all their eggs before or shortly after birth. This might make it possible to grow new eggs inside the ovaries of older…
Three Zara employees have filed a $40 million lawsuit against the “fast-fashion” company, citing discriminatory work practices.
Kat Von D has heard the criticism about her unfortunately-named lipstick and she's written a lengthy response to any of you (and me) who might be haters. In a Facebook post written Wednesday, the reality star said her makeup isn't about sex.
A St. Louis Rams executive apologized (Update: he denies apologizing, see below) to police on behalf of the team's front office for players' use of the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before Sunday's game—a gesture that left St. Louis cops demanding punishment for the players.
St. Louis police officers condemned the NFL's Rams today, calling their pre-game display of the "hands up don't shoot" gesture to be "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory." The lengthy statement issued by the St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and…
Mere days after Queen B's 33rd birthday, controversy befalls the House of Dereon yet again! Beyoncé (or, more realistically, whoever takes Bey's Tumblr and Instagram photos) has been called out by Twitter for photoshopping an exaggerated thigh gap into a shot of her hanging out on a yacht off the coast of Italy.
Zara has snatched a children's t-shirt from its stores, after several people pointed out that it looked uncomfortably like the uniforms Jewish prisoners were made to wear in Nazi concentration camps. Not something you'd want to show up toting at a baby shower, to say the least.
A watchdog group in the U.K. has ruled a poster advertisement featuring Rihanna should be restricted to places where it cannot be seen by children, because it's just too damn sexy.
Rachel Frederickson's win on this season of The Biggest Loser was marred by adverse fan reaction and concern trolling that she'd lost too much weight. Now, it seems that the fans weren't the only ones upset.
A controversial song from a Christian film has been 86'd from the upcoming Academy Awards ballot, over what Oscar committee executives cite as a rule violation.
NASA has responded to the controversy surrounding Beyonce's use of an audio clip from the Challenger space shuttle disaster in one of her new songs, "XO."
Melissa Harris-Perry is facing criticism after two members of a panel on her MSNBC show this past Sunday made jokes surrounding the black, adopted grandchild of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The game director for Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming Heroes of the Storm has apologized for his treatment of a question about how characters are designed—specifically how multiplayer online battle arena games, of which Heroes is one, tend to hyper-sexualize female avatars.
Blue Is the Warmest Color, that critical darling of a French film that won the Palme d’Or and Steven Spielberg’s undying affections for its epic (it’s a three-hour movie) and graphic lesbian sex scenes, has been generating a ton of controversy ahead of its U.S. release date. An open (and very crappy) letter from the…
Maria Kang, the fitness blogger and mom who posted an "apology" for a photo of herself on Facebook only to have it go viral — it got 16 million views and counting — stopped by the Today show this morning.
If freelance writer/fitness blogger Maria Kang had simply posted a picture of herself, baring her abs, kneeling behind her three children, it would not have caused a stir. But that photo came with the caption: "What's your excuse?"