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#Offensive

# offensive - Monday 31 July, 2017

Complaints lodged to Press Ombudsman over offensive Kevin Myers column

BBC presenter Vanessa Feltz has described the column as “horrifying racism”.

# offensive - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Sunday Times confirms Kevin Myers won't write for them again after offensive equal pay column

The article, written by Irish journalist Kevin Myers, has been sharply criticised.

# offensive - Friday 26 May, 2017

Katie Hopkins to leave job at London radio station after calling for 'final solution' to Manchester attack

Hopkins became the subject of a police review after the Manchester bombing on Monday.

# offensive - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Asian-American band The Slants takes copyright case to Supreme Court

The US Patent Office says their name is offensive.

# offensive - Saturday 8 October, 2016

"Grab them by the p****. You can do anything": Trump forced into apology over comments about groping women

Several Republicans have withdrawn their endorsements of the nominee.

# offensive - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Council of Europe slams infamous "cockroaches" column by Katie Hopkins as "hate speech"

The body says hate speech has “soared” since 2013.

# offensive - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Disney pulls Halloween costume after accusations of 'brown face'

Disney, which will release the movie, Moana, later this year, said it was withdrawing the outfit from sale and regretted the offence it caused.

# offensive - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Republicans savage Trump over war of words with family of slain soldier

Criticism has also poured in from outraged veterans groups and relatives of soldiers killed in action.

# offensive - Saturday 30 January, 2016

This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments

The artist said, “What [Trump] says is ridiculous but who he is now is very dangerous, it’s quite scary.”

# offensive - Thursday 15 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge This ad saying women's bums are good for 'squeezing and shaking' has annoyed a lot of people Bum Note

# offensive - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Would you take offence at being called a West Brit? The term has a muddled history

Sinn Féin’s Micheal Mac Donncha caused controversy when he made the remarks earlier this week.

# offensive - Thursday 13 August, 2015

TK Maxx were forced to pull this ‘Je suis over it’ t-shirt after complaints

A customer claimed it was disrespectful to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

# offensive - Monday 27 July, 2015

Talk of guns in cinemas and Holocaust ovens, in the desperate battle to unseat Trump

Desperate to make the cut ahead of the first GOP debate, one low ranking contender has been smashing up his mobile phone on Youtube.

# offensive - Thursday 23 July, 2015

‘Just because people are saying it doesn’t mean it’s true’: Bill Cosby goes on the offensive

His lawyer said: “The sheer volume, or number of people who are saying a particular thing does not make it true.”

# offensive - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Three have been forced to apologise for any offence caused by this ‘transphobic’ billboard Transphobic

Three have been forced to apologise for any offence caused by this ‘transphobic’ billboard

The controversial billboard has done the rounds on Twitter this afternoon.

# offensive - Saturday 16 May, 2015

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid Under Siege This post contains videos

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.

# offensive - Friday 24 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Loads of Native American actors quit Adam Sandler’s new film because of ‘racist’ jokes Offensive

Loads of Native American actors quit Adam Sandler’s new film because of ‘racist’ jokes

The Ridiculous Six features characters called “No Bra” and “Beaver’s Breath”.

# offensive - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From The42 Gerard Pique hit with fine for hurling abuse and a parking ticket at policemen Offensive

Gerard Pique hit with fine for hurling abuse and a parking ticket at policemen

The Barcelona star reportedly told them: ‘You’re jealous of me because I’m famous’.

# offensive - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Urban Outfitters under fire for selling a throw reminiscent of Holocaust prisoner clothing Controversial

# offensive - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The42 UFC fighter Colby Covington trolls Cathal Pendred with unfortunate anti-Irish tweets Offensive

UFC fighter Colby Covington trolls Cathal Pendred with unfortunate anti-Irish tweets

The American said he would bury his opponent “like the British did to the Irish”.

# offensive - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The42 Armitage and Castrogiovanni in the dock after being hit with complaints of misconduct Keep It Clean

Armitage and Castrogiovanni in the dock after being hit with complaints of misconduct

The incidents allegedly occured during and after Toulon’s clash with the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

# offensive - Monday 8 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge PR firm forced to change ‘racist’ name after massive Twitter reaction Strange Fruit

PR firm forced to change ‘racist’ name after massive Twitter reaction

The company has deleted its social media accounts.

# offensive - Friday 28 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This awful sanitary towel ad is under fire for being 'sexist' and 'demeaning' Grim

# offensive - Friday 21 November, 2014

Your new postcode won't say 'F1CK' or 'IRA'. Here's why

“FECK will not be in there.”

# offensive - Monday 29 September, 2014

Police called over ‘offensive flag’… that turned out to be European

The incident took place in Rory McIlroy’s hometown of Holywood.

# offensive - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Urban Outfitters apologises and removes blood-spattered sweatshirt from sale after criticism Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters apologises and removes blood-spattered sweatshirt from sale after criticism

Sweatshirt appeared to allude to a 1970 college shooting.

# offensive - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia Donetsk This post contains images

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia

However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.

# offensive - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Brief Gaza truce ends as fresh Israeli bombing campaign pushes death toll over 400

About 40 people have been killed today as Israel intensifies campaign.

# offensive - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Kiev promises ‘restraint’ as army nears rebel Donetsk

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.

# offensive - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches ‘massive offensive’

A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.

# offensive - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From Business ETC Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said ‘knackers’ on the Late Late Irish Slang

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said ‘knackers’ on the Late Late

The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.

# offensive - Thursday 1 May, 2014

VIDEO: Jeremy Clarkson is 'begging for forgiveness' but denies using n-word on Top Gear

The denials come after a story in today’s Daily Mirror which claimed that Clarkson used a racist children’s rhyme.

# offensive - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends ‘reassuring’ troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

# offensive - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

ASAI rules that Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius ad WAS offensive

The Advertising Standards Agency of Ireland has upheld 65 complaints against the ads which ran in the Sunday Independent and Sunday World.

# offensive - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Judge apologises over Muslim remark

Judge Anthony Halpin said “I had no intention of referring to, or offending Muslims or their religion, and I apologise for the hurt caused.”

# offensive - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge The greatest Irish insults, ranked in order of severity No Offence

The greatest Irish insults, ranked in order of severity

Because if we’re good at anything, we’re good at insulting each other.

# offensive - Friday 4 October, 2013

From The42 Spurs fans face arrest for 'Yid' chants at White Hart Lane Offensive

Spurs fans face arrest for 'Yid' chants at White Hart Lane

The Metropolitan police are clamping down on the use of the word.

# offensive - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Column: The CollegeTimes.ie article endorses the view of women as targets and men as predators

A ‘One Night Stand Guide – For Him’ on the CollegeTimes.ie caused controversy today after it told men to ‘prey’ on women and get them drunk. Cliona Saidlear writes there was nothing satirical about the article.

# offensive - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Turkey PM Erdogan warns patience 'has limit' as protests flare

The Prime Minister went on the offensive as thousands of protestors gathered in three cities.

# offensive - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…

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