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Urban Outfitters Just Hit a New Low by Selling Bloody Kent State Sweatshirt One-off product pops up on eBay

Filed under: The most WTF thing we've seen in months. Urban Outfitters, purveyor of clothing and home goods, big-ass floppy hats and occasionally offensive T-shirts, has outdone itself with this product…

September 15, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

Is Apple's 'Perspective' Film a Bit Too Much Like OK Go's Recent Viral Video? Band says it even pitched the company on the general idea

Does the three-minute "Perspective" film that kicked off Apple's product event on Tuesday borrow ideas from a popular music video by OK Go? The band seems to think so and…

September 10, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

Anthropologie Learns a Lesson in How Not to Treat Breastfeeding Moms Cautionary tale from Beverly Hills

It's World Breastfeeding Month, but Anthropologie doesn't want to see your boobs. Ingrid Wiese Hesson claims she was unceremoniously escorted off an Anthropologie sales floor and into a stock-room bathroom for…

August 20, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

Levi's Banned Some Music Fans From Free Show for Not Wearing Its Jeans Reasonable or self-defeating?

Levi's has landed itself in a little hot water, after shutting music fans out of a free concert for failing to wear the brand's clothes to the show. Last week, two…

August 11, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

Unwitting Star of Burger King's 'Blow Job Ad' Finally Lashes Out at the Company Likens treatment of her image to rape

UPDATE: BK has responded to this story. Scroll down for more. Five years after a famously suggestive Burger King ad ran in Singapore, the woman who appeared in it—without her permission,…

August 7, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Comic Icon Archie Will Die Taking a Bullet for a Gay Politician Small-town everyman becomes a media martyr

Archie Andrews, the iconic American comic book character introduced 73 years ago, will die this month when he takes a bullet meant for an openly gay U.S. Senator who supports…

July 15, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

Brilliant Ad Protesting the Redskins Nickname Airs During the NBA Finals Evocative, soulful, unsparing

Miami stumbled in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but a Native American tribe turned up the heat. The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California ran a 60-second spot protesting…

June 11, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT

Ogilvy Apologizes for Shooting Malala Yousafzai in Mattress Ad Work from India is shockingly crass

Someone at Ogilvy India thought it would be a good idea to depict Malala Yousafzai being shot by the Taliban to sell Kurl-On mattresses. Clearly it wasn't. Ogilvy has now officially…

May 16, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

Trained Dancers Are Completely Appalled by This Ballet Ad for Free People Clothing 'This is genuinely offensive'

Imagine a Gatorade ad where a kicker misses every field goal, or a Nike spot where a runner trips over hurdles. It would be a little bizarre. Something similar, though perhaps…

May 15, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

Anna Wintour Defends 'Kimye' Vogue Cover Social media backlash, lampoonery dogs mag

Anna Wintour today defended her decision to put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the latest Vogue cover, following backlash from readers and reports West had begged for the honor for…

March 24, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

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