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Celebrating 4/20, Snapchat added a Bob Marley filter. "Blackface" outrage ensued

Snapchat introduced a Bob Marley filter to acknowledge 4/20, also known as "Weed Day", the reggae icon famously loved the drug. The lens donned a crochet reggae cap, long dreadlocks, Bob Marley's lips, nose & eyes and would darken the skin of anyone who tried the filter.

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The Sweden number is slowly failing, just like #Call Brussels did

I keep telling people who work in advertising to "get out of advertising", to find their inspiration elsewhere. Talk to real people, enjoy art in galleries, spend time with retirees, go to soccer games - in short, be where the target market actually is, in the real world.

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Sweden, land of trolls, gets trolled in their new "call Sweden" tourist campaign

 

Gawker's appeal filed: seeks to relieve Nick Denton of punitive damages

Gawker's team of expensive lawyers have filed motion to reverse the $25.1 million in punitive damages as well as an appeal against Terry Bollea, in Florida.

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Paypal won't open North Carolina offices, blames new bill, CNN falls for their PR

Paypal CEO has released a statement to CNN explaining why they will not open planned offices in North Carolina, costing the state 400 planned jobs.

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Googles "minion mic drop" Aprils fools backfires badly

Google launched an April fools this year that caused widespread embarrassment, quite possible a few people getting fired or not hired, and headaches for all. The idea was to have a "send" and a "minion mic drop send", but using either button sent the minion mic drop gif attached to your email.

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Chip Shop awards, the offensive awards, deleted tweet deemed too offensive. Wait, what?

To remind people to enter the Chip Shop awards their Twitter account tweeted the above image, which shows Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski taking a topless selfie while flipping the bird. Don't be an idiot, like these gals, enter the awards.

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Aldi will change the name of "Rape yellow" paint due to one woman's complaints

Aldi will change the name of its ‘rape yellow’ paint after a complaint from a sexual abuse victim.

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Google Maps error led company to demolish the wrong house

Billy Nabors Demolition made a huge mistake the other day, and are blaming it on Google Maps. Contracted to demolish a Tornado-damaged house on 7601 Cousteau Drive, Google maps directed them to 7601 Calypso Drive, where they came in like a wrecking ball and tore the duplex down.

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Charge against "Brussels tweet" PR man dropped

You might have heard about the PR exec who was arrested after tweeting that he "confronted" a Muslim woman about Brussels somewhere in London.

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