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Donald Trump Stirs Joe Biden Feud By Mocking Photo Of Latter Wearing A Face Mask

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President Donald Trump stirred even more Twitter drama by ridiculing Joe Biden for wearing a face mask in public.

It all started when Fox News host Brit Hume posted a photo of Biden’s face in a mask with the caption, “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public.”

Trump retweeted the post and added, “He looks better,” hinting at his thoughts about Biden’s usual appearance. His remarks prompted fans of both camps to exchange jabs under the tweet.

Biden later addressed the post during an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash in Delaware, calling Trump “an absolute fool” in response.

“Presidents are supposed to lead, not engage in folly and be falsely masculine,” the Democratic presidential hopeful emphasized.

He looks better! https://t.co/qzxn6Svlpc

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020

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Jamie Foxx Stands Up For Jimmy Fallon After ‘Blackface’ Skit Caused Controversy

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Jamie Foxx has defended Jimmy Fallon over a controversial, recently-emerged “blackface” skit from 2000 that showed Fallon impersonating Chris Rock.

After E! News reported on the criticism, Foxx weighed in on the matter, writing, “It wasn’t blackface. We comedians I know it’s a tough time right now. But this one is a stretch.”

“On a show called Living in Color we played every race. Let this one go. We got bigger fish to fry,” Foxx elaborated.

Fallon had apologized last Tuesday after his impression of Chris Rock resurfaced online, which triggered the hashtag, ‘#jimmyfallonisoverparty’.

“I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision, and thank all of you for holding me accountable,” Fallon expressed.

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Jimmy Fallon is facing backlash after a video of him doing blackface for an SNL sketch in 2000 surfaced online. Link in bio for his apology. (📷: Getty)

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‘Spider-Man VS Spider-Man’ Meme Meets Another Double In Humorous Funko Pops

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If you’re an avid social media user, you might have come across the ‘Spider-Man Pointing at Spider-Man’ meme, which depicts a picture of two Spider-Men pointing at each other. Toymaker Funko Pop is now immortalizing the meme into a pack of collectible toys for both Marvel fans and social media users to show off their love for memes in the real world.

Online retailer and wholesaler Entertainment Earth unveiled the limited-edition ‘Spider-Man vs. Spider-Man’ Pop pack, which includes two identical Spider-Men with their index fingers pointing at each other accusatorially. There is also a background insert for you to complete the scene of the meme.

The internet meme has been used on social media platforms for users to represent similar people or ideas connecting at the same time. The visual originated from an episode of the 1976 Spider Man cartoon series, where the protagonist is challenged with an imposter dressed like him.

The still of two Spider-Men pointing at each other has tickled social media users in recent years, and was even recreated in the credit scene of the 2018 animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.

The set is available for preorder at US$24.99 exclusively on Entertainment Earth, and delivery is expected to begin in June. Since it is limited-edition, it is best to get your hands on it as soon as possible.

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Comedy Sketch Featuring Nazi Swastika On Woman’s Bald Head Infuriates Viewers

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A television comedy sketch has sparked backlash for featuring the Nazi swastika symbol.

In the skit, Australian broadcaster SBS’ youth news show The Feed poked fun at failed at-home haircuts that people might have attempted during the coronavirus lockdown.

Comedians Jenna Owen and Vic Zerbst got themselves buzzcuts by celebrity stylist Alex Lee. However, after Zerbst hair was shaved off, it was discovered that she had a swastika-shaped birthmark on her head.

In the clip, the hairstylist said, “Can I just say, I do find that symbol very racist and we do not tolerate that sort of hate here.” Zerbst responded that she was Jewish and now looked like a “freaking bald Nazi,” further explaining that she needed to wear a hat for fear of getting “bashed.”

The clip received negative reactions from viewers after it was uploaded to the show’s Facebook page. Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission Dr Dvir Abramovich called the skit “thoughtless, immoral and insulting,” before calling on SBS to apologize.

Dr Abramovich called the swastika a “symbol of pure evil and mass murder,” and said that using it on shows as “cheap gags” displayed a “lack of understanding and respect.”

“The Nazi swastika represents not only the suffering of the victims, but the industrial liquidation of six million Jews in gas chambers and in death camps,” he said. “To squeeze hurtful comedy at the expense of those who have endured enough and to place this satanic emblem of on the head of an actor playing a Jewish person is indefensible.”

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Cardi B Flaunts Real Body In BTS Footage Explaining ‘Sucked-In’ Bikini Photos

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Cardi B is urging social media users not to have their hopes dashed about seemingly effortless Instagram posts by showing what goes on behind the scenes, at least for her.

The rapper first took to Instagram to upload a “thirst-trap” swimming pool photo of herself in a string bikini, showing off her tattoos and taut tummy. However, Cardi B made it known in her caption that it took great effort to pull off the pose, writing, “I suck[ed] the s**t out [of] my stomach for this.”

She promptly shared a followup video of her walking in stilettos, ab definition on show, before displaying her side profile and exhaling to reveal her full belly. “Suck it in life,” she captioned the post.

Adoring fans have since expressed their appreciation for her keeping authentic. “Same here, sis! Thank you for the honesty!” singer Antonique Smith responded. “This is why I love you,” one Instagram user commented.

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I suck the shit out my stomach for this

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Suck it in life .

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Studio Ghibli’s Full Catalog Of Films Is Now Available To Stream In The US

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Studio Ghibli films have a way of bringing warmth and light through mystical and nostalgic storytelling, which are more important than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the full catalog of Studio Ghibli movies will be available in the US via the newly-launched streaming platform HBO Max.

You can watch all 21 Studio Ghibli films, from the pre-studio flick Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, on HBO Max.

This is the first time in the history of the Japanese animation studio’s 35 years for the full selection of films to be available for streaming in the US. The lineup was recently released through Netflix in multiple countries, but the United States had been excluded.

If you’re wondering where to start, you can catch the Oscar-winning film Spirited Away, and then follow through with the rest.

You can also visit the renowned Studio Ghibli museum virtually once you’re done.

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Here for the transformation. 🐖

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Studio Ghibli food always makes me hungry 😋 What’s a cartoon dish you’d try in real life? Ponyo available to stream in the US exclusively on HBO Max in May.

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Ivanka Trump Wears Matching Face Mask & Floral Dress To SpaceX Rocket Launch

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Ivanka Trump attended what was planned to be NASA’s historic SpaceX rocket launch with her daughter Arabella and son Joseph, all clad in face masks.

The president’s daughter and White House senior advisor looked stylish as she wore a white mask with printed yellow flowers to match her midi sundress. She donned a white button-down dress with a large yellow rose plastered on the front. She carried a white purse, and completed the look with a pair of nude heels.

Her daughter, Arabella, wore a white dress with sandals and a floral patterned mask. Joseph opted for a blue mask that matched his blue button-down shirt and white shorts.

Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, however, refused to wear any masks at the event.

The Trumps arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to witness the launch of two US astronauts to the International Space Station. Unfortunately, bad weather had caused the event to be delayed until Saturday or Sunday.

Ivanka’s move to wear a face mask comes after her father had mocked the practice of wearing one. He had told a reporter to “remove his mask” so he could better hear what was being asked. When the reporter refused, Trump said, “You want to be politically correct.”

Spotted wearing a mask at the Kennedy Space Center: Ivanka pic.twitter.com/ShsG4Ksdgn

— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) May 27, 2020

HAPPENING NOW: President @realDonaldTrump, @FLOTUS Melania Trump, @VP Mike Pence, @SecondLady Karen Pence, @DonaldJTrumpJr, @KimGuilfoyle, @IvankaTrump, @JaredKushner, @EricTrump, and @LaraLeaTrump visit @NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. pic.twitter.com/UZxVunJeV0

— The Hill (@thehill) May 27, 2020

Ivanka Trump wears face mask at Nasa SpaceX launch after president mocked it as 'politically correct' https://t.co/m87paTGRjA

— Indy World (@IndyWorld) May 27, 2020

‘Oh okay, you want to be politically correct’ — Pres. Trump mocked a reporter for refusing to take off his mask.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. pic.twitter.com/7rE7TyQxr2

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 27, 2020

[via Independent, opening image via a katz / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410090/Ivanka-Trump-Wears-Matching-Face-Mask-Floral-Dress-To-SpaceX-Rocket-Launch/

SpaceX’s Historic Launch With NASA Astronauts Is Postponed Due To Bad Weather

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SpaceX was set to send two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, to the International Space Station (ISS) via its Crew Dragon spacecraft yesterday. However, the launch has been postponed due to rough weather conditions before the liftoff.

The Demo-2 mission was slated for takeoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4.33pm ET on Wednesday, but at 4.17pm, officials declared that the weather condition was not favorable for launch, per CNN.

Due to the rain and thunderstorms in the vicinity, the program was shelved to take place during one of two preplanned launch windows on Saturday and Sunday. Therefore, the next attempt will go on at 3.22pm ET on Saturday. The backup launch window on Sunday has been set at 3pm ET.

This is the first crewed spaceflight from US soil since NASA’s Space Shuttle Program in 2011. SpaceX will also be the first private company to send American astronauts to the ISS with its spacecraft.

Catch the second attempt at the historic launch on NASA’s YouTube channel and SpaceX’s website.

#LaunchAmerica Update:

Weather is the the one thing that we actually cannot control on our missions so unfortunately, it did cause us to scrub today. The vehicles are healthy. @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug were ready to go and will be ready on our next launch attempt Saturday. pic.twitter.com/4aIGKo39dZ

— NASA (@NASA) May 27, 2020

Today’s launch was scrubbed due to weather. There were no issues with the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft. The next launch attempt is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. ET. #LaunchAmerica More photos from today: https://t.co/8due5jBg5Y pic.twitter.com/wvvd3WcnWz

— NASA HQ PHOTO (@nasahqphoto) May 27, 2020

.@AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug before Crew Dragon flight pic.twitter.com/BVDlvTZxS9

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 27, 2020

Standing down from launch today due to unfavorable weather in the flight path. Our next launch opportunity is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 27, 2020

[via CNN, cover image via SpaceX] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410093/SpaceX-s-Historic-Launch-With-NASA-Astronauts-Is-Postponed-Due-To-Bad-Weather/

Art Basel To Hold ‘Online Viewing Rooms’ Including First-Timer Global Galleries

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Renowned art fair Art Basel returns with its second edition of Online Viewing Rooms in June to allow galleries to connect with collectors around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Online Viewing Rooms will present a global lineup from 279 galleries from 35 countries. In the selection, 10 of the galleries will be first-timers at Art Basel: Lars Friedrich from Berlin; Emalin and Union Pacific from London; Bridget Donahue, Yancey Richardson Gallery, and Queer Thoughts from New York City; Loevenbruck from Paris; LambdaLambdaLambda from Prishtina; Hosfelt Gallery from San Francisco; and René Schmitt from Westoverledingen.

Similar to the physical fairs, the digital version will be displayed in sectors with various subjects in focus. The sectors include a main gallery section with paintings, drawings, photography, video, installation and sculpture, ‘Edition’ with prints, ‘Feature’ with curated presentations of works by artists from the 20th and 21st century, and ‘Statements’ for emerging artists.

The Online Viewing Rooms event will take place from 19 June 2020 to 26 June 2020 on Art Basel’s website and its app. Its preview days will run from 17 June 2020 to 19 June 2020. Check out the full gallery list here.

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Discover the 279 galleries showing in Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms. (Stories link in bio) — Similarly to Art Basel’s physical fairs, the second iteration of the Online Viewing Rooms will be structured into sectors, each with a distinct focus. The main sector, Galleries, will feature an eclectic selection of pieces by 20th-century masters and contemporary artists alike. So will Edition, dedicated to prints and multiples. Statements will focus on emerging voices and the young galleries championing them, and Feature will showcase curated presentations of works by 20th- and 21st-century artists. Stay tuned via #artbaselOVR, in our feed & stories, and the Art Basel website. The second edition of Online Viewing Rooms opens to the public on Friday, June 19, 1pm CET / 7am ET / 7pm HKT and will be accessible by logging in with your Art Basel profile. Visit artbasel.com/signup to register now! — Inga Meldere, ‘Scarf. L.D. figurines’, 2019, UV print, oil, acrylic, ink, canvas, framed, 181 x 181cm. Courtesy the artist and @TemnikovaKaselaGallery, Tallinn. #ingameldere #artbasel

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Viral ‘TIME’ Magazine Cover Featuring Trump & ‘TIME To Go’ Headline Is Fake

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A graphic ‘TIME magazine’ cover featuring US president Donald Trump has been confirmed by the publication to be fake.

The artwork, which is fronted with a “TIME… to go” headline, is matched with a silhouette of Trump exiting a dark room. Due to its controversial nature, it went viral on Twitter, but Reuters has since reported that the image is “manipulated” and “does not represent an actual TIME cover.”

The doctored cover uses the media outlet’s name along with the text, “to go,” proposing that Trump should leave the office.

Reuters’ fact-checking team points out that the image features several details inconsistent with original TIME covers, including a missing date of issue on the top-right corner and a “TIME.com” stamp on the bottom right of the page.

A spokesperson for TIME magazine has also confirmed in an email to Reuters that the cover is “not authentic.”

In addition, the cover cannot be found in TIME’s archive, though it might have been modified from a version of a similar design.

Congratulations, Donald J Trump!

You made the Cover of TIME Magazine, again and Boy, isn't it a doozy!!!

Posted by Harvey C Jenkins on Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Justin And Hailey Bieber Threaten To Sue Plastic Surgeon Over His TikTok Clip

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Justin and Hailey Bieber have purportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr Daniel Barrett for his recent TikTok video about the model’s looks, which he publicly deduced were unnatural.

The video suggested that Hailey might have done several procedures to her face, and the aesthetician backed his claims up by pitting current photos against images from years ago. Dr Barrett did a side-by-side comparison and pointed out that she might have gotten rhinoplasty, a skin-tightening procedure, fillers in her cheeks and lips, jawline contouring, and genioplasty.

The post was captioned as Justin’s song lyric, “Is it too late now to say sorry?” in relation to Hailey claiming that she had “never touched [her] face” in the past.

Hailey Bieber had called out an Instagram account previously for accusing her of getting plastic surgery work done to her face. Now, the Biebers are demanding for Dr Barrett to “remove the post and issue an apology,” according to his statement to ET.

“They claimed that I was defaming her and using copyrighted lyrics and her likeness,” Dr Barrett said in the statement. The plastic surgeon also stated that he had not made any money from his TikTok account, which he uses to shed light and share his opinions on plastic surgery.


Is it too late now to say sorry…👀#greenscreen #plasticsurgeon #inyourface #beautyhacks #fyp #secrets #haileybieber #foryou #spillthetea

♬ original sound – barrettplasticsurgery

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She snapped!!! #haileybieber

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Google Gives Employees $1,000 Allowances To Make Home Offices More Comfortable

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Google is offering employees an allowance of US$1,000 to buy necessary furniture or equipment to turn their houses into much more conducive places to work in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an email sent out to Googlers, CEO Sundar Pichai updated them that the company plans to continue with remote-working through end 2020, and discussed when they might be able to return to the office.

“Because most Googlers will be largely working from home for the rest of this year, we’ll be giving each Googler an allowance of US$1,000 to expense necessary equipment and office furniture,” Pichai said in the email.

Employees can choose to purchase computers or laptops if they currently don’t have good computing devices at home, or furniture, such as computer tables, in order to make working from home a much more comfortable place. The allowance will hopefully ease some burden off the shoulders of workers, as well as boost their morale with the knowledge that the company is looking after them in tough times.

Google also plans to start reopening its offices this 6 July if conditions allow it. It plans to follow a rotating schedule and is “looking at 10-percent building occupancy.”

Pichai also assured that “rigorous health and safety measures” will be put in place, and social distancing and sanitization guidelines are followed.

This, however, applies to employees who are needed back in the office. Those who wish to come back voluntarily will be considered too.

Great to see companies like @Google do this for their employees. If you work for Google or a company that is offering stipends for you to use on office furniture let @ChadIsraelson or I know! We have so many options, let’s get you comfortable if at home. https://t.co/yWCbqfIaRG

— Jeramy Johnson (@Jeramy_J) May 28, 2020

[via CNN-News18, opening image via chinthamb / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410086/Google-Gives-Employees-1-000-Allowances-To-Make-Home-Offices-More-Comfortable/

IKEA Cheekily Uses Signature Colors To Tease Summer Collection In Clever Ad

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IKEA has teamed up with advertising agency DDB Brussels for an ad that will have you longing for summer.

To dawn the arrival of the flat-pack company’s summer collection, the duo unveiled a minimalist ad that plays with the brand’s iconic colors.

The ad opens with Otis Redding’s My Girl. Soon, a sun begins to rise, signaling the start of summer against a familiar blue background that mimics the sky. The yellow sun appears to be IKEA’s logo against its signature blue background.

Check out the cheerful ad below.

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‘Shopping Cart’ Test Claiming To Tell If You’re Good Or Bad Gets Mixed Reactions

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An ethics-based theory surrounding a shopping cart is dividing the internet.

Twitter user Jared shared the supposed social experiment, which claims to determine whether you are a “good or bad member of society” by the choice you make. It depicts the choice of returning a shopping cart to the bay after using it, and emphasizes that there is no situation other than “dire emergencies in which a person is not able to return their cart.”

The test then explains that if a person is unable to return the cart, they are “no better than an animal, an absolute savage who can only be made to do what is right by threatening them with a law and the force that stands behind it.”

The tweet has been shared over 200,000 times, but opinions towards the test have been quite divided. Some internet users agree that having “respect and consideration” makes one a “good member of society,” concluding that only a “selfish jerk” would not return the cart.

However, others argue that it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, and those who don’t return it might be facing other hurdles like dealing with screaming children. “What if the return cart section is really far away? What if you have small children that you can’t leave unattended in a car?” one Twitter user asks.

An explanation of the test was also shared online, describing that the experiment as “the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is capable of self-governing.”

“To return the shopping cart is objectively right. But, it is not illegal to abandon your shopping cart,” it explains. “Therefore, the shopping cart presents itself is the apex example of whether a person will do what is right without being forced.”

i can’t fucking stop thinking about the shopping cart theory pic.twitter.com/0v2MCtbX47

— jared (@ANTICHRISTJARED) May 14, 2020

I worked at a grocery store in the past and you’d be absolutely shocked at how many people don’t. Even worse often they’ll like kick it up on the curb so it doesn’t roll away, meaning they literally put effort into not returning it.

— deacon blues (@mercedestractor) May 15, 2020

This is true.

I'm the cart guy at a grocery store and I can confirm that I look down at you when I see you abandon the carts.

Please for the love of God and man and all that is right with the world RETURN YOUR CART.


— The Headhunter (@THEheadhunter44) May 15, 2020

Idk I just feel like as someone who once worked a retail job, I might not be required to put it back but the guy working would really appreciate it so I might as well make someone else’s day easier?? Idk it’s more about respect for the worker and not the unspoken societal law

— Bekah (@bekahbooooo_) May 15, 2020

i mean yeah that's the idea. having that level of respect and consideration for a stranger is what makes you a "good member of society"

— sam @ kasumin solo mv 👀 (@nyahoarder) May 15, 2020

It's a shitty theory, ignoring disabled people and others who may not be able to return a trolley, putting them in a "extreme emergency" vs "not even human" comparison. It's shitty analysis on every level.

Yeah, return your shopping cart. Also appreciate reasons ppl don't.

— =8)-DX (@thedxman) May 16, 2020

In a black and white world this would be true, but it leaves out variables. What if the return cart section is really far away? What if you are running late for something? What if you have small children that you can’t leave unattended in a car?

— Bass Music is Life 🔥🎶💻📀🎚💣🧬💯 (@BassMusicIsLife) May 16, 2020

1) return the cart and don't be lazy
2) it's literally 1 minute out of your life
3) take the kids to return the trolley

— Beth (@bethgre239) May 16, 2020

I’m laughing at the people who are like “but I’m a decent person and sometimes I don’t feel like putting my cart back.” That’s the whole point, you inconsiderate, selfish jerk. 🙃It DOES say something about your character if you’re too lazy to do something so small lol.

— Julia Southwick (@JRsouthwick) May 15, 2020

Lol the people bashing the test don’t like what it says about themselves or cannot admit to themselves that they are actually inconsiderate jerks

— Naota (@LostNtheForrest) May 15, 2020

I didn’t know so many people didn’t return shopping carts????

— 💕 loser (@localchaos_) May 15, 2020

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Billie Eilish Releases Powerful Film Of Her Stripping Down To Shun Body-Shamers

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Musician Billie Eilish addresses her body-shamers in an empowering short film, called Not My Responsibility.

Eilish is known to wear oversized clothes to refrain from being objectified. However, she has encountered body-shaming remarks throughout her career, and now, she is opening out about them in a gripping video.

The footage was first used as an interlude in her Miami concert as part of her Where Do We Go world tour. The video would have made rounds during her other concerts, but the tour came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the video, Eilish is seen undressing her top before submerging into the darkness. “If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a sl*t,” she says in the video.

She goes into detail about the criticisms she has faced, before reminding people that if she decides to live by others’ rules, she will never be her true self. Towards the end, Eilish emphasizes that her value is not judged by the assumptions made about her.

“Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?” she adds, targeting the naysayers.

[via Dazed, cover image via Billie Eilish] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410082/Billie-Eilish-Releases-Powerful-Film-Of-Her-Stripping-Down-To-Shun-Body-Shamers/

Ben & Jerry’s x Nike Shoes Leave Fans Frozen As Resellers Mark Them In Thousands

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Extravagant prices tagged to Nike’s collaborative sneakers with Ben & Jerry’s have left fans frostbitten. The Ben & Jerry’s x Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Chunky Dunky’ footwear was quickly ravished after dropping at select skate stores around the world on 23 May, and customers are now scooping up what they can find on the resale market.

The ‘Chunky Dunky’ silhouette features blue and green leather uppers with faux cow fur detailing. Its yellow swoosh also takes on the appearance of melted ice cream. The heels sport gold embroidered Nike branding in Ben & Jerry’s typeface, along with stitched clouds.

As reported by Footwear News, resellers are taking advantage of the demand by putting up the originally US$100 sneakers at prices going in the thousands. On eBay, for instance, the shoes are being offered up for as high as US$4,600.

Discounting customers on StockX who might be requesting to buy the sneakers at millions of dollars as a joke, the most exorbitant asking prices for the footwear in its ice cream tub-inspired packaging are US$30,000 and US$100,000. However, the highest someone has paid for a pair is US$5,476.

As for the variation in the standard Nike SB box, the most someone has spilled for the sneakers is US$2,300. It seems like customers are hungry for this design.

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Nike SB and Ben & Jerry's are churning out the Chunky Dunky! Learn more about this one-of-a-kind sneaker at the link in our bio. #chunkydunky

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"If it's not fun, why do it?" The Nike SB x Ben & Jerry's Chunky Dunky drops today. Find a store near you at the link in our bio! #chunkydunky

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[via Footwear News, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410087/Ben-Jerry-s-x-Nike-Shoes-Leave-Fans-Frozen-As-Resellers-Mark-Them-In-Thousands/

LG Apologizes Over Advert Boasting Phone’s Ability To Take Upskirt Photos

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In an outrageous attempt to steal attention on content-heavy TikTok, LG Poland used upskirt photography as a perk to advertise the capabilities of the LG V60 phone camera.

It could have used imagery of nature, food, or a group of friends, but no—the underneath of a woman’s skirt was somehow the way to go, and whoever approved the video seemed to appreciate this unusual angle, too.

The questionable commercial showed an elderly man pointing his LG V60 camera lens under the skirt of a young woman who was ascending a flight of stairs. The female turned around and appeared flabbergasted at the gesture, and then grabbed his phone to check if he had taken obscene photos of her.

After swiping the screen to the left and only finding his selfies, the woman presumed that she was just imagining things and carried on her way. In the end, however, the old man revealed that the upskirt pictures could be found if she had swiped towards the other direction.

The spot ignited a storm online, as upskirt photography is illegal in some countries and certainly frowned upon globally.

Since then, LG has apologized on behalf of its Polish division, which it says “failed to follow the proper approval process for social media content.” The company further details in a statement to PhoneArena that the advert has been taken down from its official channels.

[via Boing Boing and PhoneArena, cover image via DANIEL CONSTANTE / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410085/LG-Apologizes-Over-Advert-Boasting-Phone-s-Ability-To-Take-Upskirt-Photos/

Adobe’s Major Outage Sends Creatives On Edge, Airing Annoyances On Social Media

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Creatives were in a bind on Wednesday as Adobe’s cloud services suffered a major outage, leaving them unable to work and in fear about not being able to meet their deadlines.

The blackout, involving eight “major” issues with Creative Cloud and four with Adobe Services, seemed to have started at about 6am PT (9am ET). Since Adobe had made the decision to go completely cloud-based, it was impossible for customers to sign in and access their projects to be worked on elsewhere.

According to The Register, affected services in the US included Adobe Stock, Creative Cloud Assets, Lightroom, Premiere Rush, Spark, Adobe Admin Console, account management, cloud documents, publish services, collaboration and sign in.

Adobe did not detail what was causing the issues, and simply tweeted, “Our teams are investigating the issue and working to get this resolved ASAP.”

As the system had gone offline for hours, creatives were on their toes about not being able to finish their work on time.

“I’m on a deadline and losing money, and my client will simply go somewhere else if I can’t complete a project,” one user tweeted.

“So 90-percent of designers on the planet just simultaneously stopped working? How is this cloud b***sh*t better?” another wrote.

Others pointed out that they wouldn’t be in this frantic state if Adobe hadn’t fully invested in a cloud-based system, or if the company at least had an offline backup model customers could use during a crash.

One Twitter user said they were in the midst of editing their final project, which was due on the day of the outage. “I don’t know what to turn in,” they wrote.

Adobe finally shared at 1.35pm PT (4.35pm ET)—more than seven hours after the cloud service went down—that its cloud services had been “fully restored.”

“Thanks so much for your patience while we worked to get things resolved,” the company’s support team concluded.

@creativecloud @AdobeCare keep getting this message but nothing to do with my firewall settings… pic.twitter.com/bZewrtcKOz

— geliwood (@geliwood) May 27, 2020

Tell that to my clients.

— Rogelio (@MrRogelioG) May 27, 2020

How can the entirity of Adobe Creative Suite be down right now? So 90% of designers on the planet just simultaneously stopped working? How is this cloud bullshit better? #adobe @AdobeCare

— Kevin Q (@KMoneyRadio) May 27, 2020

Same as everyone else… Really poor considering how many cannot get work done! pic.twitter.com/4PjSyXSg2E

— Chris Gonzalez (@ccgonzalez82) May 27, 2020

#Adobe: *implements subscription service to encourage people to pay and not pirate*

Adobe Servers: *die* #AdobeCreativeClouddown #Adobedown

Creatives around the World: pic.twitter.com/6WvrBg9R0Q

— Toni (@evenmoretonic) May 27, 2020

that feeling when you have deadlines right around the corner but nothing is working because adobe is down. rip

— Satchel (@_Satchely) May 27, 2020

So do customers get a refund for this? Adobe siphons an insane amount of money out of my account every year for me to essentially use three apps. I'm on a deadline and losing money and my client will simply go somewhere else if I can't complete a project.

— Woodhouse (@woodhouse74) May 27, 2020

I can't even open the Adobe Creative Suite that I have installed locally on my computer. This should *never* happen. If your servers are down I should *always* be able to open the software on my own machine.

This is unacceptable @Adobe.

— Björn "Max Buses" Rådström 🚍🚏 (@bjornradstrom) May 27, 2020

I spent all day and night editing this video for a final project, and it didn’t save to Adobe Cloud (or at least i think it didn’t). It’s due today, so I dont know what to turn in.

— SGT-_-BONSAI (@BonsaiSgt) May 27, 2020

It be so much easier to allow subscriber to have a offline versions instead of having a mandatory internet model

— lewis oxley (@lewisoxley) May 27, 2020

Our cloud services have been fully restored. Thanks so much for your patience while we worked to get things resolved.

— Adobe Care (@AdobeCare) May 27, 2020

[via The Register, cover image via DANIEL CONSTANTE / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410083/Adobe-s-Major-Outage-Sends-Creatives-On-Edge-Airing-Annoyances-On-Social-Media/

Netflix Fans Spot Weed Joint Being Swapped For Pencil In ‘Breakfast Club’ Poster

Eagle-eyed Netflix subscribers have noticed a glaring Photoshop edit made to the poster of classic film The Breakfast Club.

According to viewers, the scene of Brian Johnson smoking a joint has been edited to show him holding a pencil instead. They have thus taken to Twitter to ask if anyone else has noticed the difference.

Twitter user @ballofregret tweeted about the change, writing, “Y’all, Netflix photoshopped a pencil into Brian’s hand instead of the zoot, I’m dying.” The tweet went viral, with many agreeing that Netflix had replaced it with a pencil, perhaps to make it more family-friendly.

Fans of the film, however, weren’t too happy with the move, as the streaming platform also features movies that have weed in them. “There’s so many Netflix Originals about weed, I don’t get why they censored this,” one Twitter user asked. “So sick of art being censored. Didn’t we used to fight against s**t?” another user questioned.


— ash🪐 (@ballofregret) May 23, 2020

netflix really said fuck the stoners 😔😔

— ash🪐 (@ballofregret) May 23, 2020

This is a common cover for the film. Places like Walmart etc back in the 90's demanded this type of change. chances are Netflix computers randomly assigned this cover when the movies went up. I doubt a person had anything to do with it

— FriskyFerretTieDie (@PositiveVisual) May 24, 2020

I think what makes it funnier is that, at first glance, it's a pretty decent photoshop job lmao

— Kashaun@watching ATLA on Netflix like a good shill (@ksmnocreativity) May 24, 2020

Meanwhile, marijuana is legal in so many states recreationally. It’s much more acceptable now than back in the 80s and they felt the need to edit it for our time. I swear!

— by jamie.nyc, a spektacle (@madeinglamerica) May 24, 2020

So sick of art being censored. Didn't we used to fight against shit.?

Did we all become prudes with the birth of the internet? I seem to remember a movie store getting sued for censoring movies for religious reasons, but Netflix does it and we all seem to look the other way.

— Emma Leviathan (@EmmaLeviathan) May 24, 2020


— mikai georgia 🐳✨ (@broadway_kai) May 24, 2020

Nooo they ruined my fav shot in the entire movie

— KM (@s0kinda) May 24, 2020

Haha, that's got to be some regional difference that some country required.

Then again we also started doing less smoking in Netflix originals starting last July. I didn't think that would apply to old movies too 😂

— Kyle Kelley (@rgbkrk) May 24, 2020

[via Ball of Regret, opening image via Netflix] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410081/Netflix-Fans-Spot-Weed-Joint-Being-Swapped-For-Pencil-In-Breakfast-Club-Poster/

Watch: Ryan Reynolds Reads ‘James & Giant Peach’ With Taika Waititi For Charity

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Taika Waititi enlisted Ryan Reynolds to read Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach on Monday as part of his James and the Giant Peach live-reading series, which aims to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts.

Waititi himself has been slated to http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410077/Watch-Ryan-Reynolds-Reads-James-Giant-Peach-With-Taika-Waititi-For-Charity/

Design Firm Creates Futuristic Protective Suits For Concerts After COVID-19 Era

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California-based design company Production Club is designing a protective suit for concertgoers to wear after the coronavirus pandemic.

The futuristic suit is called ‘Micrashell’ and comes with a helmet, filtration system and LED lighting. The team behind the suit reasoned that the design will allow crowds to attend concerts and festivals safely after the virus crisis ceases.

Miguel Risueno, head of inventions for Production Club, told NBC New York that the suit aims to provide a “solution for bringing people together safety.”

As crowds flock to large events, social-distancing measures could end up being neglected, so the attire will prepare wearers to protect themselves from “airborne particles or viruses to the next level” when they come in close contact with others.

The suit will also come with snap-in canisters, which will let wearers drink or vape while wearing it, per NME.

The company is now working on its first prototype. Take a look at it below.

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Image via Production Club

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Image via Production Club

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[via NME, cover image via Production Club] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410080/Design-Firm-Creates-Futuristic-Protective-Suits-For-Concerts-After-COVID-19-Era/

Glastonbury Festival Celebrates 50th Year By Showcasing Archived Shows Online

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The BBC’s Glastonbury Festival has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the broadcaster has announced that the celebration for the event’s 50th year will go on online.

The digital showcase will include iconic sets from several artists, including David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Adele, Billie Eilish, Radiohead, and Lana Del Rey.

Fans of the musical spectacle can catch archived performances by the biggest acts in the world through the broadcast on BBC Two, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer from 25 to 29 June 2020.

In the meantime, you can catch several performances, including that of The Killers, on BBC Music’s YouTube channel.

[via Dazed, cover image via marietta peros / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410075/Glastonbury-Festival-Celebrates-50th-Year-By-Showcasing-Archived-Shows-Online/

Instagram Cheat Sheet Shows You Quick Fixes To Maximize Your Profile Bio

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There’s more to acing your Instagram game than posting images and stories with striking aesthetics. Your profile bio is the precursor to your social media portfolio, and as always, first impressions count.

A useful visual guide by virtual design event organizer Pitchproof diagnoses mistakes you might be making with your Instagram profile bio that could be limiting your presence, and offers easy fixes to maximize this area.

For instance, you might not be making use of your profile photo space, which can be fleshed out for brand recognition. Pitchproof suggests revamping your social media logos such that they fill the full circle and aren’t surrounded with whitespace.

Secondly, don’t clutter your bio with too many niches. Focus on one and share who the service might benefit. You can elaborate further via visuals and testimonials in your Instagram story highlights, which visitors can open through your profile.

One optional trick to making your profile bio more visually interesting is by creating line breaks with emojis.

For more intriguing tips to “fixing your Instagram,” swipe through the carousel post below.

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[via Pitchproof, cover image via Instagram Brand Resources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410079/Instagram-Cheat-Sheet-Shows-You-Quick-Fixes-To-Maximize-Your-Profile-Bio/

David Beckham Trolls Victoria’s Smile By Comparing It To Ross’ Bleached Teeth

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David Beckham cheekily trolled his wife after their son, Cruz, shared a rare photo of Victoria Beckham smiling.

Cruz uploaded a selfie of mother and son on Instagram. The shot showed them wearing matching robes, and a rare moment where Victoria actually flashed her pearly whites.

“Apparently my mom does smile,” Cruz said of his mother in the caption, who is know to give a straight face on red carpets.

Surprised by Victoria Beckham’s expression, David Beckham decided to troll her in the comments section. “How white are mum’s @victoriabeckham teeth? It’s Ross from Friends,” he joked.

The soccer star was referring to the episode where Ross Butler had his teeth whitened before an important date, which left him with a hilariously blinding white smile.

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Apparently my mum does smile 😃❤️

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Becks compared Posh to Ross from Friends and now I can't unsee it! https://t.co/NdwXAEuefF

— 9Honey Celebrity (@9HoneyCelebrity) May 26, 2020

[via Nine.com.au, opening image via BAKOUNINE / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410072/David-Beckham-Trolls-Victoria-s-Smile-By-Comparing-It-To-Ross-Bleached-Teeth/

Bridal Photo Studio Creates Site To Shame Newly-Widowed Man For Seeking Refund

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A Dallas wedding videography and photography studio has taken a hit after hastily launching a smear campaign on a man who had recently lost his fiancée to a car crash.

The fiancé, Justin Montney, had requested for Copper Stallion Media to return his US$1,800 deposit after his would-be wife passed away in the accident. The studio refused his plea, prompting Montney to leave a negative review, according to Denver 7.

Out of a fit of fury, Copper Stallion Media created a website under Montney’s name to flame the couple. In a now-deleted statement on the site, the studio insisted that the man knew “the contract was non-refundable but says we should give the money back due to the circumstance.”

“Life is a b*tch, Justin,” the studio declared.

It also wrote that because of the negative attention, “we have received numerous emails, phone calls and comments online,” further claiming that the domain name registered against Montney was purchased with his deposit and that it had been secured for “the next two years.”

Montney told a local television network that the studio had threatened to sue him for asking for a refund, and while he was aware the deposit was non-refundable, he imagined the company would compassionately oblige “because they didn’t render any services.”

Copper Stallion Media argued that refunds were impossible, as it had already blocked off the filming date and hired a videographer to fulfill the services. It additionally criticized the fiancé for “trash[ing] a company.”

“We will NEVER refund Justin Montney even with the online threats and harassment,” it wrote on the website. “If we knew he was going to shake us down, we would have charged a higher deposit.”

“We hope you sob and cry all day for what would have been your wedding day,” Copper Stallion Media allegedly expressed in a now-deleted Facebook post.

Its comments against Montney on the website seem to have been taken down, as well, and have been replaced with a lyric video playing A Perfect Circle’s Disillusioned.

there’s really people like this in the world. I hope no one hires them and they lose their business pic.twitter.com/OosZZcYaX6

— Tyler. (@Tyler_Macin17) May 24, 2020

[via Insider, cover image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/410074/Bridal-Photo-Studio-Creates-Site-To-Shame-Newly-Widowed-Man-For-Seeking-Refund/