Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | In China, Dolce & Gabbana Draws Fire and Accusations of Racism on Social Media Supported by The Italian luxury brand said its Instagram accounts had been hacked after racist messages purportedly from one of its designers were made public. But some in China aren’t buying that. BySui-Lee Wee Nov. 21, 2018 Instagram may be blocked in China, but it can still make waves there. Dolce & Gabbana, the Italian luxury brand, found that out on Wednesday with stunning swiftness. It abruptly canceled a Shanghai fashion show it had been planning to hold that night as waves of online Chinese users accused Stefano Gabbana, one of the two designers of the fashion line, of being racist. They pointed to private Instagram messages from Mr. Gabbana’s account that the recipient posted publicly. Zhang … [Read more...] about In China, Dolce & Gabbana Draws Fire and Accusations of Racism on Social Media
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Are Pinoys more racist on social media?On our recent trip to El Nido last July, our tour guide, Kuya Ryan, told us a story about a Chinese tourist he encountered a while back. One time, he said, he overheard the Chinese man brazenly asking another tour guide: “Where are the islands owned by China?” as the tourist proceeded to point to the many rocky islands in the famous tourist spot. The thing is, the guy wasn’t joking at all. In fact, his face was serious when he asked the tour guide to take them there. “Is it far from here? I want to see our islands,” the guy demanded.At this point, our “kuya” has had it and couldn’t stand what he had heard any longer. He went over and gave the tourist a verbal beatdown. In his broken English, he furiously yet clearly told him no island in Palawan belongs to the Chinese. He also demanded an apology. “Hey you!” he said to the tourist, “If you want to see Chinese islands, go back to … [Read more...] about Are Pinoys more racist on social media?
MAGA hat in tow, the rapper reiterated his support for the president Drew Costley Published 12:36 am PDT, Sunday, September 30, 2018 Kanye West was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" for the show's season premiere and went on a pro-Trump rant, with his MAGA hat in tow, at the end of one of his performances. Many viewers of the show were displeased with the rant. Click through to see how people reacted to West's pro-Trump rant. >>> less Kanye West was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" for the show's season premiere and went on a pro-Trump rant, with his MAGA hat in tow, at the end of one of his performances. Many viewers of the show ... more Photo: Screengrab Via Twitter Viewers of "Saturday Night Live" took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Kanye West's pro-Trump rant on the show. Viewers of "Saturday Night Live" took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Kanye West's pro-Trump … [Read more...] about Kanye West goes on Trump rant on SNL, social media roasts him for it
By David Downey | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: July 7, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: July 9, 2018 at 11:29 am Viral videos of people berating others on account of race, religion or presumed immigration status are being posted on social media fast and furious these days. Smartphones, changing attitudes, President Donald Trump and the meteoric rise of social media may all share the blame, experts say. While scattering pine needles with a leaf blower, boarding a train for the beach and ordering tea and coffee at popular shops, people across Southern California have found themselves the targets of slurs and disparaging remarks in recent weeks. Those private confrontations, which likely would have gone unnoticed years ago, were broadcast far and wide. One video of a particularly heated conversation has been viewed more than 8 million times on Twitter and Facebook. “For many of us, when we were kids there was an empty threat, ‘Do you want to see that on the … [Read more...] about Why are so many racial, religious confrontations popping up on social media?
Lindsay Dodgson, provided by Published 1:27 am, Saturday, May 12, 2018 FOX 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has been renewed for a sixth 13-episode season. Cast and writers thanked fans on social media for causing such an uproar when Fox cancelled the show. The show will now be broadcast on NBC. some say it was the fans themselves at fault for not watching the show. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Here are Some of the Notable Shows That Have Been Canceled So Far Designated Survivor (ABC) The Night Shift (NBC) Me, Myself & I (CBS) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) The Last Man on Earth (Fox) Lucifer (Fox) Media: Wibbitz Twitter was covered in dedications to the show, and pleads with streaming services Hulu and Netflix to pick it up. But it was NBC to the rescue, commissioning the show for a 13-episode sixth season. Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/995167604770652160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw We got your SIX! #Brooklyn99 is officially coming to NBC! pic.twitter.com/NNQw2OZquH … [Read more...] about NBC has saved ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ after a social media uproar from fans