Spanish fashion retailer Zara has apologized for selling its children’s stripped “Sheriff” shirt. The shirt has been criticized for its resemblance to Jewish concentration camp unfirms worn by inmates.
Zara said the garment was inspired by “the sheriff’s stars from the Classic Western films.” The word “Sheriff” is on the star, in transparent letters.
“We honestly apologize,” Zara said on Twitter in response to numerous outraged tweets. The shirt was removed from the website and is being pulled from stores; the company says remaining items will be destroyed. According to a press release from Zara’s parent company, Inditex. It was on sale for just a few hours before the company pulled it “due to the potential similarity with the Star of David,” the company said.
This is not the first time Zara has been accused for selling something that was anti-Semitic; back in 2007 they were forced to remove a handbag with swastikas on it. The bag had been produced in Asia, however, where the symbol also carries ancient cultural significance.
Burger King is in talks with the Canadian Coffee and doughnut chain, Tim Hortons. Some Say it is a tax inversion deal. The two sides are working on creating a new company, based in Canada, that would be the third largest quick service restautrant in the world. THIS MOVE WOULD MEAN BURGER KING WOULD MOVE TO A LOWER TAX JURISDICTION AND ENABLE IT TO SAVE ON ITS FOREIGN EARNINGS AND MONEY STOWED ABROAD. BASICALLY MEANING LESS TAXES GOING TO THE U-S GOVERNMENT.
INVERSION DEALS HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE LATELY AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAS CALLED ON CONGRESS TO TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT COMPANIES FROM MAKING INVERSION DEALS.
How would you feel if you had to use your real name on social media? Well China says you do. It passed a law mandating users of internet based communication services to use their real names. Users will be able to sign up for a service but won’t gain access until they go through a vetting process. Those already on sites will have limited access until they go through the same identification process.
Now trending on social media is still Ferguson, Mo. It has been over a week since Michael Brown was shot. However this is still the most talked about story on twitter and Facebook. New developments continue to happen and keep people talking. Yesterday, the autopsy results were release, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr came to Missouri, and CNN’s interview with Jesse Williams on Michael Brown went viral.
Amazon is getting into the mobile payments game. Like the square or paypal’s swipe device, amazon has created Amazon Local Register. It is still in its infancy but it is a sign of things to come. Soon amazon will update the device to include loyalty program and inventory management. When it happens, remember you heard it first here!
Social media is all about the new and now. So on Tuesdays and Thursdays, KTVO’s ‘Good Morning Heartland’ will do one better. We will tell you what’s new on social media, what’s trending now and I’ll predict what’s next.
NEW for this Tuesday is Facebook has made yet another change requiring iPhone and Android users to download Facebook Messenger. If you are still not using Facebook Messenger, you may not have much time before your messages disappear. Some Facebookers are worried that if you download the messenger app, you’re giving Facebook permission to call and text people from your phone and even access your camera microphone. But Facebook says these are the same permissions granted to the original app and many others as well…
NOW currently is the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on vide, posting the video to social media and nominating others to do the same. This is in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those nominated, who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.
Now this ice challenge is making some Iowa politics a cold place to be. The Latest to take the ice bucket challenge is Iowa US Senate Candidate Rick Stewart.
“It’s all in good fun,” said Stewart, “but more than that it’s for a good cause. Lou Gehrig’s disease – ALS – still has no cure. Research dollars are scarce, and if throwing ice water on my head helps, I’m in for the ride.”
Stewart then challenged Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Senate hopefuls Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst to do the same.
NEXT! Ashley’s prediction for what’s next on social media is a Twitter Mall! Several Users recently reported seeing a new ‘payments and shipping’ button on Twitters android app. The option isn’t function yet. This could be a feature that Twitter is trying out or is a shopping platform around the corner for Twitter?
That’s what’s new, what’s now and what’s next for this Tuesday. Tune in Thursday another round of ‘New. Now. Next’ on Good Morning Heartland.
Iggy Azalea Using the Nword on Facebook
Check out Iggy’s Nword Caption
Is this okay? No not at all…. Female rapper or not using the Nword is no bueno… The picture was posted June 28 and although there are many comments (some vulgar some simply saying hey thats not okay), the caption has not been changed no “oops” apology has been said… Why it may seem petty to get upset about, its the little things that matter also. So Iggy take that down or change that caption, say sorry and thats simple. The N-word is not for you.
By now the sports and civil rights world has heard about the racism issue with Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend that he doesn’t want her to bring black people to his games or post pictures with black people on Instagram, according to unverified audio obtained by TMZ.
The tape begins in the middle of an argument between Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano. Sterling appears to be upset that Stiviano, who is black and Mexican, has been posting photos to Instagram of herself with black people — in particular, with Magic Johnson.
“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people,” he is heard saying. “Do you have to?”
So the Clippers Responded… (Mashable)
Clippers players on April 27 wore their warmup T-shirts inside out in solidarity against racist remarks allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling.
But is that enough? I posted about this on my social media and got TONS of responses.
So the unified statement is let’s not have the word Clippers on our shirts, we can wear them inside out… Good job guys #sarcasm
What do you think? Was this unification enough? (Answer is no I see ‘Clippers’ on their pants they couldn’t find red tape?)
Clippers fans be happy I’m not in LA.
So with these responses I feel it is important to say: It’s more than just hurting Sterling its hurting all the NBA that needs to happen BC we need the other owners to say yeah we need him out he’s costing us money. The commissioner has no true power BC the owners are His boss so we need all players and all fans to boycott Clippers games in home and away games. This way the other coaches will want Sterling out and he will be fired. Y’all should look at the Instagram post I did on this, it got heated and truth was told Lol. The display that they did was weak. Those who work in the centers would boycott also. Its not just on the players its on everyone. And the players and their families are fine. Boycotting would not kill their pockets they can afford it.Its the priorities of the people… Are we really concerned more with a playoff game that has no real true value in life besides what man created, over dignity and making a potential stand against racism?
Then on Instagram