For chocolate lovers, Cadbury is indisputably deeeeeeeeelish but could we ever imagine that this delectable treat was politically incorrect and racist?
Cadbury's regrettable advertisement caused controversy with camera-magnet and supermodel, Naomi Campbell.
After seeing the advertisement, she said, "I am shocked. It's upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful."
Activists like Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson were infuriated and even went far enough to threaten to boycott the entire company.
As if the first time wasn't enough, Mel Gibson has found a way to turn us off yet again. In a very interesting new audio tape, he's apparently caught calling his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, several horrible things, saying that she dressed too sexy and would get "raped by a pack of n***ers," RadarOnline.com has learned.
Nice going, Mel.
On the tape, Gibson also calls her some other nice names, including "whore" and "c**t," and threatens to burn her house down.
Yeah, your career is really going places now Mel.
When five men in blackface and afro wigs surrounded a white makeup wearing Michael Jackson impersonator on an Australian TV variety show, many thought the send-up of the Jackson 5 was a hilarious high-point of the night. Guest judge Harry Connick Jr. did not find it so amusing.
“Hey Hey It’s Saturday” is like many of the other shows that have popped up on networks all over the world where a panel of “judges” scrutinize wanna-be performers on everything related to their performance, like a singer performing off-key, or unrelated trivialities, like said singer having a bad hair-cut or a lazy-eye. The pompous narcissism held by these judges is reminiscent of Middle-Age royalty beheading a court-jester for performing less-than adequately.
Last July, Italian Vogue published a special edition of the magazine featuring only black models in hopes to make a statement about the lack of diversity amongst working models in the fashion industry. The issue was groundbreaking and was well received in the fashion world, selling out in just 72 hours, causing the magazine to print an additional 30,000 copies.
However, this year the magazine has opted to simply put the original black Barbie on the cover instead of dedicating an entire issue to the cause. It is a little disappointing because it would have been nice to see another special edition, possibly featuring another race, to continue to make a statement about racism and inequality in fashion. The powerful and positive message put out by Vogue is one that needs to be heard and the small commemoration just doesn’t due the previous issue justice. Maybe next year.