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Oikos won’t work with Cam Newton after sexist remarks

Dannon’s Oikos Greek Yogurt won’t work with Cam Newton after the sexist remarks he made during a press conference on Wednesday, October 4. Just hours ago, Oikos stated, on the product’s official Facebook page, that the company has dropped Cam Newton as one of its endorsers. The decision was made after the football star addressed reporter Jourdan Rodrigue in a sexist manner. “We are shocked and disheartened at the behavior and comments of Cam Newton towards Jourdan Rodrigue, which we perceive as sexist and disparaging to all women”, Oikos staid in the statement, adding: “It is entirely inconsistent with...

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Robin Thicke named “Sexist of The Year”

The End Violence Against Women Coalition has named singer Robin Thicke “Sexist of The Year”, the Guardian reports. The musician’s remarks in a GQ interview, added to lyrics in his song “Blurred Lines”, determined the organization to lash out and not waste time in adding him on top of the sexist list.     Last month, an online petition created on Change.org was gathering votes in order to ban singer Robert Thicke from being nominated at the Canadian JUNO Broadcast Awards. The petition read that “despite the blatant sexism, degradation of women and promotion of rape culture” in the musician’s song and music video “Blurred Lines”, he has been nominated for several awards—Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and the JUNO Fan Choice Award—at the Canadian JUNO Broadcast Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 30, 2014. “This is not a song, nor a message, that should be rewarded”, the petition said. The End Violence Against Women Coalition did not settle for calling him “Sexist of the Year”, but also sent him a voucher that he can use to download the hit “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Thicke brought this upon himself apparently, as here is what he told GQ in the interview: “People say, ‘Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?’ I’m like, ‘Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a...

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Revamped Merida pulled from Disney Princesses website

After major criticism of the revamped version of Princess Merida, Disney quietly removed the sexier version of the cute stubborn redhead from the Disney Princesses website. Last Saturday, Disney introduced a new version of princess Merida, the lead character in Pixar’s 2012 animated movie “Brave”. The new Merida looked sexier that the old one, having a skinnier waistline, a curvier silhouette and less messy curls. But, according to her fans of all ages, all Merida’s original charm has been removed this way. “Merida is an empowering role model who speaks to girls’ capacity to be change agents in the world rather than just trophies to be admired”, says an online petition posted on change.org, which aimed to force Disney to stick to the original version of the character. The 200,000 signatures that were gathered, together with the overall negative reaction from the public, led the company to remove the sexy Merida from Princesses.Disney.com The main concern with the teen princess’ makeover was the impact it would have on young girls who identify with her. Such changes in the character’s silhouette imply that the original wasn’t beautiful enough, an idea which instantly triggers self-mage issues. “We’re seeing body image issues with children as young as 7 years old — young children who say they’re on a diet or that they think they’re fat”, child development specialist Betsy Brown Braun told...

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Chris Brown lands modeling contract with Wilhelmina

Chris Brown just landed a modeling contract with mega model agency Wilhelmina. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the singer plans to further his modeling career by creating his own fashion and beauty endorsements.     The 23-year-old singer addressed his new career development in a recent statement when he said: “Art and style has always played a significant role in my life —it’s evolved with me throughout my career.” However enthusiastic about his future fashion and beauty endeavors Brown may be, one issue rises from the get-go: will women buy products endorsed by a celebrity famous for his bad-boy behavior and misogynistic outbursts? Just in the last few months the singer managed to receive heavy criticism for playing the two ladies he’s been on and off involved with, Karrueche Tran and Rihanna, against each other. Furthermore, he wore a Taliban member costume for Halloween, used gay slurs and got in an physical altercation with Drake at a nightclub in New York. As such, his venture into an industry mostly designed for women could render unexpected results for Brown, as he still carries the stigma of his 2009 physical assault against Rihanna, which took place just before the Grammys. In a more or less similar situation is Donald Trump, who received heavy criticism after making sexist and “racially charged” remarks. The fallout was quick to show as an online petition...

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