These days, anything can be misconstrued with different contexts being applied to every little thing that you say. Major companies have had to deal with strong backlash for the way their products are presented to consumers. For example, one of the top stories this year has been the boycott against luxury fashion brand Gucci after they advertised a sweater that included a balaclava that you place over your mouth, making it look like you're wearing blackface. Burger King is facing public scrutiny because of a new ad they were promoting for their Vietnamese-style burger in New Zealand, showing a bunch of white people eating the burger with chopsticks.
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Fans of the restaurant chain are left unimpressed with this video, which has been making the rounds on social media. Many are asking who approved this concept, especially considering how sensitive the content really is. Connecting chopsticks with the Vietnamese-inspired burger is a pretty backwards way of thinking and, at the very least, it's extremely unoriginal. You would think that a company with so much money would be willing to fund their marketing team adequately so they could actually come up with some cool ideas. This one absolutely missed the mark and has reportedly since been pulled.
Watch the clip below. Do you think the ad is racist or are people overexaggerating?
Kelvin Gastelum On Conor McGregor & Khabib Beef: "Somebody’s Gonna Get Shot"
McGregor and Khabib have been going back and forth on social media.
For the past year now, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have been embroiled in a beef that will stand the test of time as far as UFC feuds go. The two absolutely hate each other and back in October, Khabib was able to exact revenge on Conor for speaking ill of his religion, by destroying him in the Octagon. This week, McGregor reignited the beef when he said Khabib’s wife was a “towel” in a tweet that has since been deleted. This prompted Khabib to call Conor a rapist and forced Dana White to issue a statement denouncing the feud.
TMZ Sports caught up with fellow UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum who said both fighters need to calm down because the beef is reaching a point of no return.
“I think there are some lines that have been crossed, and it’s escalating to a point where it shouldn’t have to. I feel like if it keeps going the way it’s going, somebody’s gonna end up injured, somebody’s gonna end up hurt, somebody’s gonna end up shot,” Gastelum said. “Khabib don’t play no games, man. This is real life for him.”
Gastelum is currently in L.A for his UFC 236 fight against Israel Adesanya. Meanwhile, McGregor won’t be anywhere in sight considering he’s retired from the sport.
Soulja Boy Stops Performance To Detest Gucci’s "Racist A**"
Soulja Boy, tell em!
Although Gucci has announced a new initiative that will promote inclusion and diversity within the company after their foolish mistake of releasing clothes that resembled Blackface, the announcement isn't enough to avert their controversial move for some people like Soulja Boy.
The "Crank That" rapper was performing at the High Times Dope Cup in Adelanto, California when his track "Gucci Bandana" cued up next. After rapping the first line, Soulja stopped his performance and let it be known that the Italian fashion house is canceled. "I almost forgot Gucci racist as fuck. Man ya'll got me fucked up Gucci put out all that racist ass shit with that Blackface shit, ni**a fuck Gucci," he told the crowd.
"I spent over a million dollars on Gucci in the last ten years they can suck my dick with that racist shit," he added before telling his DJ to cue up the next track.
When Gucci was at the height of the backlash, Dapper Dan made a vow to lead the fashion company in the right direction for the future, meeting with the CEO and President Marco Bizzarri to ensure this never happens again.
"As a partner, I am proud to work with Gucci and other community leaders to help guide programs that will create meaningful impact for the Black community and fashion as a whole," Dapper stated of the company's new initiatives. "It is imperative that we have a seat at the table to say how we should be represented and reimagined. Through our work together, Gucci is in a position to lead the overall industry toward becoming a better more inclusive one."