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Dominos accused of "rape culture" for "no is the new yes" line.

Since the decline of cinemas, a lot of projectors seem to have found a new calling in life. On Twitter, Laura Dravland a photographer residing in Montreal remarked on the Dominos Pizza box packaging, hashtagging the headline #rapeculture, and the tweet quickly went viral.

Banjo, Sydney ad agency, apologises for alleged 'racial' incident

"What is it with advertising agencies this week?" asks Twitter down under as the news spread that Banjo Advertising had said to a candidate at an interview that "the client might be alarmed that there's three brown people o the account".

FlySafair's twitter fail and Twitter launched "Engage" - safe space for the 1%

"I was 4050 in queue now this!" says the woman on Twitter to the FlysafeAir account which is run by a social media manager who loves gifs.

FOX apologises for X-men billboard showing Mystique in a chokehold

If you're a fan of X-men, the movies, you're in all likelihood a fan of Mystique, the complex mutant who can change her appearance to look like anyone, but spends most of the films looking like her blue, and very naked, self.

Chinese detergent company apologise & blame media for over-amplification of 'racist' black man ad.

Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics, who created the washing powder ad that went viral, says "sorry” for harm caused by foreign media's "over-amplification" of ad.

Häagen-Dazs makes psuedo-code headlines for San Francisco posters

Anyone traveling with BART in San Francisco is likely to spot these posters for Häagen Dazs , where the 'headline' is meant to be some sort of psuedo code. It uses square brackets just like Smalltalk and the "Greater Than" sign that makes my brain turn it all into greentext.

"Feel the Bern" Bernie spoof STD check campaign reaches NYC

We've previously spotted the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Free STD check "Bernie" logo spoof on billboards in Los Angeles, where it resided at the corner of Sunset and Van Ness for a while,

Digital billboards hacked in Malmö: Showed Meatspin porn

The digital advertising billboards at Malmö Central station were hijacked yesterday, and instead of displaying ads and information, it showed sequences from Meatspin (Link goes to Know Your Meme, links there may be NSFW), a shock site showing

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