‘Rap God’ Eminem Hilariously Trolls His Music Critics In A Full-Page Ad



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Kamikaze, the surprise album by Eminem—real name Marshall Mathers—has been met with much fanfare since its release.

Not only did the album hastily rise through music rankings to top the Billboard 200 chart, but also stirred much commotion for its diss tracks that took aim at multiple high-profile personalities and fellow rappers. This included Donald Trump, Tyler the Creator, Machine Gun Kelly, Charlamagne tha God, Drake, Joe Budden, and even The Grammys.

The album’s contents also inspired fellow rapper 50 Cent to humorously recreate Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick ad starring this Rap God.

Though fans might have loved Eminem’s latest release, some music critics did not.

But no Mather, The Real Slim Shady has zero issues finding beef with his harshest music detractors.

Together with his label, the rapper issued a full-page ad inside The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that shows whose opinions are clearly “Not For Your Consideration.”

In a comical tweet by THR’s editorial director Matthew Belloni, reviews published by its own host THR, as well as Pitchfork, Billboard, Noisey, Rolling Stone and more have been plastered on the ad.

For instance, THR’s quote reads, “…the work of an aging artist trying, and failing, to remain relevant…” while Billboard’s review reads, “…blaming everyone except himself…”

These quotes sit above part of the album’s artwork and the statistic, “#1 in 103 countries and 434,000 equivalent album units in the US first week. Thanks for the support, a**holes!”

“Is this the print equivalent of a diss track?” captioned Belloni. The amusing ad has left some fans requesting for a poster version to keep as memento.

Check out the hilarious troll below.

Respect to @Eminem and his label for running this very funny ad in @THR magazine. Is this the print equivalent of a diss track? pic.twitter.com/xPVXzWxZi5

— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) September 20, 2018

Oh Marshall 😂 you're doing amazing sweetie pic.twitter.com/6yZhrysoni

— xio. (@xiokerplunk) September 21, 2018

The question now is, where do I get a poster of this?

— Spec4 (@mabalot5150) September 21, 2018

[via Matthew Belloni, main image via JStone / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401645/Rap-God-Eminem-Hilariously-Trolls-His-Music-Critics-In-A-Full-Page-Ad/

Postpartum Billboard Ad Gets Rejected For Containing The Word ‘Vagina’

It looks like speaking about vagina care is still considered taboo in this day and age.

An ad campaign created by baby wellness company Fridababy, to promote its postpartum cleaning product ‘MomWasher’, has been rejected in certain states within the US for containing the word “vagina.”

This new product helps mothers better care for their welfare during postpartum recovery. The billboard campaign had displayed the ‘MomWasher’ with the slogan, “Trust us, your vagina will thank you.”

Fridababy released several emails showing responses it had received from various companies, shown below, who unfortunately rejected its ad due to the word “vagina.”

These marketing materials were supposed to be featured across various states and outside subway stations located near hospitals and offices of obstetrician-gynecologists, where women who might need the ‘MomWasher’ will be more likely to see the ad.

The ‘MomWasher’ is said to make postpartum life easier, as opposed to liquids provided by the hospital as they are not the most advanced of products in this area.

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[via HelloGiggles, main image via Fridababy, images from Fridababy via HelloGiggles] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401643/Postpartum-Billboard-Ad-Gets-Rejected-For-Containing-The-Word-Vagina/

Subway Blatantly Clowns Around With McDonald’s In Ads Showing Lookalike Mascots

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Video screenshot via SUBWAY Restaurants

Day in and day out, there seems to be a new sandwich to one-up all others. While there’s no food as quintessentially American as the burger, it can be overkill to sink your teeth into one on the regular.

Who likelier to dread the repetition than the icons of the world’s most recognized fast food empire themselves?

Obviously taking a dig at McDonald’s, sandwich chain Subway has put together a campaign titled ‘#SubTheBurger’ showing a series of videos that prove how even ‘Ronald McDonald’ and ‘Grimace’ can get jaded by the food they stand so strongly for.

In two of the clips, a ‘Ronald McDonald’-like clown is seen on vacation with a Subway drink in hand and a ‘Chipotle Cheesesteak’ by his side. Another shows the character clinking cups with a purple silhouette suspiciously alike ‘Grimace’.

Subway did not name the mascots, but their identities are apparent to those who have grown up eating at the Golden Arches. McDonald’s is so iconic, there’s no need for names, which perpetuates the sandwich chain’s belief that everybody needs a break from a ‘Quarter Pounder’.

Watching the sun set on summer but still enjoying over 4.9 billion combos #SubTheBurger pic.twitter.com/2u2g8zEzlh

— SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) September 21, 2018

[via Ad Age, videos via SUBWAY Restaurants] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401644/Subway-Blatantly-Clowns-Around-With-McDonald-s-In-Ads-Showing-Lookalike-Mascots/

Baby Wellness Billboard Gets The Red Light For Containing The Word ‘Vagina’

It looks like speaking about vaginal health issues is still considered taboo in this day and age.

An ad campaign created by baby wellness company Fridababy, to promote its postpartum cleaning product ‘MomWasher’, has been rejected in certain states within the US for containing the word “vagina.”

This new product helps mothers better care for their welfare during postpartum recovery. The billboard campaign had displayed the ‘MomWasher’ with the slogan, “Trust us, your vagina will thank you.”

Fridababy released several emails showing responses it had received from various companies, shown below, who unfortunately rejected its ad due to the word “vagina.”

These marketing materials were supposed to be featured across various states and outside subway stations located near hospitals and offices of obstetrician-gynecologists, where women who might need the ‘MomWasher’ will be more likely to see the ad.

The ‘MomWasher’ is said to make postpartum life easier, as opposed to liquids provided by the hospital as they are not the most advanced of products in this area.

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[via HelloGiggles, main image via Fridababy, images from Fridababy via HelloGiggles] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401643/Baby-Wellness-Billboard-Gets-The-Red-Light-For-Containing-The-Word-Vagina/

According To Tim Cook, Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying Apple’s Watch 4



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Apple recently unveiled its new Watch Series 4 on 12 September that comes with an updated user interface, albeit cluttered at times, a bigger display and other health-related features. According to CEO Tim Cook, the watch might also be able to save your life.

This gadget has health monitoring features and is able to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) in just 30 seconds. It detects any irregularities you might have with your heart rhythm. With that, you can save hundreds of dollars and send the ECG information directly to your doctor, who will let you know if you require further medical assistance.

The Apple Watch Series 4 also comes with heart monitoring sensors, fall detector, and exercise workouts. Here are three reasons, according to Cook, on why you should consider purchasing the Apple Watch Series 4.

A more enjoyable way to stay active

The watch has new workout trackers for various activities such as yoga and hiking. Cook explains that the watch could “help you stay more active” with friends and family members thanks to its activity competition tools.

With the help of the watch, you can also chart your exercise progress and make sure you stay on track towards your goals.

It is able to call 911 for you

The watch will automatically call for the ambulance should you appear unresponsive for 60 seconds. The new ECG app provides the necessary data that you can bring to your doctor during your checkup.

Cook touted that users have been able to track their health through the years thanks to the heart monitor on the watch. This has prompted them to seek professional help when needed, followed by the required treatments. Apple is therefore incorporating more heart functionalities in the watch to help users better monitor their health.

Staying connected

The Watch Series 4 works like your phone by enabling you to stay connected with your friends and family via texts, phone calls and ‘Siri’. You can also try out the new walkie-talkie feature that allows you to talk directly to another Watch Series 4 user.

[via Bustle, opening image via John Gress Media Inc / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401642/According-To-Tim-Cook-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Consider-Buying-Apple-s-Watch-4/

‘Venom’ Director Promises Movie Will Be ‘Dark And Edgy’ In New Film Featurette

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If you’re still sitting on the fence about whether to catch Venom starring Tom Hardy when it releases on 5 October, this latest film featurette might help you decide.

Director Ruben Fleischer gives a more in-depth description about the upcoming film, which opens with scenes from Venom.

Fleischer describes the “edgy and dark” movie as “taking one of the most beloved characters in a comic book and combining it with one of the most exciting actors in the world, Tom Hardy.”

The film sees Hardy as ‘Eddie Brock’ and ‘Venom’ concurrently, thus channeling a ‘Jekyll’ and ‘Hyde’ duality.

Check it out below.

[via GeekTyrant, opening image via Comicbook.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401640/Venom-Director-Promises-Movie-Will-Be-Dark-And-Edgy-In-New-Film-Featurette/

Heinz’s ‘Mayochup’ Sauce Name Baffles Customers, Alternatives Surface Online

Earlier this week, Heinz announced the debut of its controversial ‘Mayochup’ sauce bottle in the US.

For those of you who are wondering what exactly is ‘Mayochup’, it is a condiment made of mayonnaise and of course, ketchup. Aside from the seemingly unusual combination, it appears that some internet users have found the name ‘Mayochup’ rather odd for the product as well.

A “phonetically smoother option” has now surfaced online that is ‘Tomayo’.

One user wrote, “I’m pro #Mayochup but we all know it should be called ‘Tomayo’.”

Another Twitter user commented, “Why isn’t #mayochup called ‘Tomayonnaise’? Call me @HeinzKetchup_US.” Another user thought ‘Metchup’ was a better option. “Why can’t it be ‘Metchup’? ‘Mayochup’ doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. I feel like I’d choke on my [hotdog] saying, ‘Pass the Mayochup,’” the user wrote.

Heinz, however, revealed that it had considered naming its new condiment ‘Tomayo’. According to its director of marketing Nicole Kulwicki, there were many great name suggestions including ‘Tomayo’, ‘Pink Sauce’ and ‘Fry Sauce’. ‘Mayochup’, however, garnered the most votes that surpassed 500,000.

I'm pro #Mayochup but we all know it should be called Tomayo. https://t.co/oRVeSCOqi3

— Meg Bonney (@MegBonneyWriter) September 17, 2018

Why isn't #mayochup called Tomayonnaise? Call me, @HeinzKetchup_US.

— margaret (@hellomadge) September 18, 2018

If @HeinzUK realise MayoChup doesn't roll off the tongue as well as Tomayo, and that sung to Annie works perfectly for the advert "Tomayo, Tomayo, I love you Tomayo…" then you heard it here first kids. Fact.

— Simon Gibbs (@gasmarktasty) September 18, 2018

y'all just gonna act like TOMAYO wasn't even an option damn #Mayochuphttps://t.co/qzRlXIDaI0

— Auntie Maim (@AuntieMaimed) September 18, 2018

Why can't it be Metchup? Mayochup doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. I feel like I'd choke on my 🌭 saying "pass the Mayochup"

— Yorkis (@Yorkis) September 18, 2018

I'll be forever annoyed #Mayochup wasn't named Tomayo. pic.twitter.com/4vVsGL51oc

— Beef Jerky in a Ballgown (@marnedz) September 18, 2018

[via Delish, opening image via Heinz] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401641/Heinz-s-Mayochup-Sauce-Name-Baffles-Customers-Alternatives-Surface-Online/

‘Venom’ Director Promises It To Be ‘Dark And Edgy’ In New Film Featurette

[Click here to view the video in this article]

If you’re still sitting on the fence about whether to catch Venom starring Tom Hardy when it releases on 5 October, this latest film featurette might help you decide.

Director Ruben Fleischer gives a more in-depth description about the upcoming film, which opens with scenes from Venom.

Fleischer describes the “edgy and dark” movie as “taking one of the most beloved characters in a comic book and combining it with one of the most exciting actors in the world, Tom Hardy.”

The film sees Hardy as ‘Eddie Brock’ and ‘Venom’ concurrently, thus channeling a ‘Jekyll’ and ‘Hyde’ duality.

Check it out below.

[via GeekTyrant, opening image via Comicbook.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401640/Venom-Director-Promises-It-To-Be-Dark-And-Edgy-In-New-Film-Featurette/

Texas Republican Party Ad Censured For Likening Hindu God Ganesha To Mascot

An ad circulating in Fort Bend County, Texas has received backlash from members of the Asian-American community for its offensive content.

The county’s Republican Party has issued an apology after unveiling its offensive ad, published in The India Herald, that targets Hindu voters.

The print features Hindu god Ganesha, an elephant-headed deity, with the phrase, “Would you worship a donkey or an elephant? The choice is yours.” The party had used the deity’s image as it bears resemblance to the party’s elephant symbol.

Fort Bend County Republican Party Chairman Jacey Jetton said the ad was released in time for the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi, held on 13 September.

It quickly received backlash from people in the South Asian-American community, with the Hindu American Foundation calling out the county’s Republican Party to verify its intentions.

Foundation board member Rishi Bhutada said likening Lord Ganesha with choosing a political party through the party’s mascot is considered “problematic and offensive.”

Indian-American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni weighed in on the controversy, saying, “Equating Hindus’ worship of Ganesh with a political party’s symbol is wrong and promotes inaccurate stereotypes about the Hindu-American community. No party should use a religious icon in an attack ad.”

Lakshmi Sridaran, the director of national policy and advocacy at South Asian Americans Leading Together, explained that religion should not be exploited in politics. Sridaran added that the ad could lead to “racist rhetoric, discourse and narratives.”

Fort Bend County Republican has issued an apology to those offended by the ad.

Asking Hindu-Americans if they would rather vote for a donkey or an elephant by comparing Ganesha, a religious figure, to a political party is highly inappropriate.

The Fort Bend County Republican party must retract this ad. https://t.co/zHyqux9Soc pic.twitter.com/z1Us2oVQ5L

— Sri Preston Kulkarni (@SriPKulkarni) September 18, 2018

This is so offensive to the Hindu community, and to all ppl, for that matter. Using a religious symbol to coerce ppl to make a political choice is just plain low and disgusting.

— Amy Griffin (@amy_amohg55) September 19, 2018

I'm not Hindu but find this very offensive. Thanks for pointing it out.

— Joseph Kurian (@JKurian77) September 19, 2018

Wait, do they think this is going to *appeal* to the Hindu community?

— Liddle Lamzy Dive (@saucissonsec) September 19, 2018

[via Huffington Post, opening image via Sri Preston Kulkarni] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401638/Texas-Republican-Party-Ad-Censured-For-Likening-Hindu-God-Ganesha-To-Mascot/

Target’s Gorgeous Autumn Home Collection Might Give IKEA A Run For Its Money

Target has released a line of fall-themed home décor that might excite you.

Its autumn-inspired lifestyle items range from cozy faux fur throws to elegant decorative trays. Target’s collection of homeware comes with an elegant touch that will turn your house into a luxurious abode without breaking the bank.

For instance, there’s its ‘Accent Cabinet’ (US$130), ‘Decorative Wall Shelf’ (US$45), ‘Faux Fur Throw Blanket’ (US$40) and ‘Rattan Decorative Tray’ (US$10).

Other items include lamps, velvet quilts, and tableware. Preview the range below and check out the full collection on Target.

[via Elle Decor, images via Target] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401637/Target-s-Gorgeous-Autumn-Home-Collection-Might-Give-IKEA-A-Run-For-Its-Money/