Day: August 19, 2011

NIVEA’S ‘RE-CIVILIZE’ PRINT AD CAMPAIGN CALLED “RACIST”, COMPANY APOLOGISES

Haha – Oh dear those marketing executives are in trouble again. Via The Los Angeles Times Nivea’s “Look like you give a damn” campaign: Does it contain a deliberately racist suggestion that black people aren’t civilized or an unintentional gaffe by the skin care company’s marketing team? The print ad in question features a clean-shaven black man grasping the longer hair (an Afro) on a bearded mask of his own face, preparing to throw it away. The phrase “Re-civilize yourself” is boldly […]

UK EVENT: THE BiG! LAUNCH

BiG! The purveyors of quality live entertainment will be your hosts for a sumptuous evening sponsored by calorie burning soft drink Aspire, to celebrate the arts at Roman Abromavich’s decadent club ‘Under The Bridge’ on August 25th. On the night entertainment will be provided by a wealth of exciting talent with acts such as Roll Deep alumni J2K, man of the moment Talay Riley, soul siren Alexis Houston whose sister Whitney you may have heard of, alongside some of Britain’s most promising […]

UK NEWS: THE IPCC ISSUE NEW STATEMENT OVER SMILEY CULTURE’S DEATH

Earlier this year Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emanuel) died during a police raid inside his home on March 15 in Surrey and according to the MET died from a stab wound to the chest while “making a cup of tea”. This tragic and highly suspect incident is currently being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) but because of the lack of progress and concerns from the community/Emanuel family the IPCC Commissioner for the south-east Mike Franklin has […]

UK TV: CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER 2011 LAUNCHES ON CHANNEL 5

Last night I tuned in to the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2011 (now on Channel 5) and laughed, cringed and laughed again. Before last night’s show there were rumour’s flying all over the place that singer Bobby Brown, former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson and actor Charlie Sheen would be entering the house this year, but no such luck! Check out the full “celebrity” line up below. Amy Childs – Amy found fame on The Only Way Is Essex and has now […]

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