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# Backlash

This year
New Zealand feral cat-killing competition for kids is axed after backlash
Organisers of an annual hunting competition had announced a new category for children under 14 to hunt feral cats.
Israeli politician sparks outrage by saying Palestinians don't exist
Smotrich had already faced international rebuke in early March after calling for a Palestinian town in the occupied West Bank to be ‘wiped out’.
King Charles III criticised for ‘constitutionally unwise’ tea with EU chief after Protocol deal
Former DUP leader Arlene Foster called the move ‘tone deaf’.
BBC admits error over 'Can women have it all?' headline on Jacinda Ardern resignation story
The headline was later changed to say: “Departure reveals unique pressures on PM.”
Last year
Donald Trump rebuked for call to suspend constitution over election
The former US president made his remarks on his Truth Social media platform.
Fury at Fifa chief Infantino's kickabout in Indonesia
The initial tweet by the PSSI, whose posts rarely get replies in more than double figures, was deluged with more than 4,000 replies.
Truss begins tough Prime Minister's questions after scrapping economic strategy
Truss is facing a backlash after a nightmare start to her tenure.
Glanbia criticised for misspelling Irish word in new name rebranding
Glanbia Ireland and Glanbia Co-op have rebranded to Tirlán.
'Cultural vandalism': UK Government criticised over decision to privatise Channel 4
The broadcaster is state-owned but receives its funding from advertising, not from public money.
Raith boss wants chance to ‘right the wrongs’ after Goodwillie signing
The Scottish Championship club last week sparked major criticism for their decision to sign Goodwillie.
'Give us a refund' - China's latest World Cup humiliation sparks fury
A 3-1 defeat at Vietnam ended any slim hope they had of reaching the tournament.
All time
NI police chief vows to listen to unionist concerns over report on South Armagh policing
Controversy arose following the publication of a review of policing the South Armagh area.
Scenes of large gatherings around All-Ireland hurling final 'indefensible', says Coveney
Minster for Foreign Affairs also admitted what happened at Croke Park ‘isn’t how that was supposed to work’ after negotiations with GAA to allow 40,000 to attend.
Klopp: Protests will get 'even worse' when supporters are back in stadiums
The Reds are part of the ‘Big Six’ who wanted to join the breakaway Super League competition.
'Show goes on': Good Morning Britain addresses Piers Morgan’s abrupt departure
ITV announced Morgan had left the show following his incendiary comments about Meghan.
Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash
Murrayfield chiefs have reiterated their backing for equality.
New coronavirus cases hit troubled Australian Open build-up
Two of the new cases were players. taking the total infections to seven since more than 1,000 people arrived in largely coronavirus-free Australia.
Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets
MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.
Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers
Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.
Brees apologises for 'insensitive' remarks that provoked anger from team-mates
The New Orleans quarterback had said that kneeling as a means of protest was “disrespectful” to the US flag.
U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh
Ireland U20 assistant coach Kieran Campbell is bracing his squad for a Welsh backlash.
Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash
Varadkar said the video had set out to portray serious issues in a light-hearted way.
Charlie Flanagan 'shocked by nastiness and vitriol' he received over RIC commemoration
The chair of the Expert Advisory Group also described the planning as ‘a bit of a mess’.
Kim Kardashian to drop Kimono name from shapewear line following backlash
Once a standard of the Japanese wardrobe, the kimono is now often reserved for special occasions.
'It's a breach of basic decency': Opposition demands end to recruitment freeze in HSE
Families have been left in limbo over the ongoing recruitment freeze in the HSE.
World Rugby calls meeting in Dublin after backlash around World League
The governing body’s chairman, Bill Beaumont, will meet representatives of the tier one nations, as well as Japan and Fiji.
Gucci 'deeply' apologises and pulls 'blackface' jumper from stores
The jumper was priced at $890.
Actor who played Jar Jar Binks says backlash over film made him consider suicide
In 2015, the film’s creator George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy.
BBC defends plans to broadcast Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech for the first time
The controversial 1968 speech by a Conservative MP warned Britain against immigration.
'Cyber persecution' - Ulster Rugby fans take full page ad calling for Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding to be reinstated to team
The ad bemoans the ‘social media backlash’ against last month’s not-guilty verdicts in what became known as the Belfast rugby rape trial.
Companies distance themselves from the NRA after latest school shooting
The moves came as petitions circulated online targeting companies offering discounts to NRA members.
Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress
Hamilton has since deleted a video of his nephew he shared on Instagram.
Pamela Anderson has been accused of victim blaming following these comments on the Harvey Weinstein scandal
“You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”
Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns
McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.
There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products
Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.
'Tipp have a bit of ammunition because people have spoken harshly on them, unjustified in my view'
Liam Sheedy feels the Tipperary can learn a lot from their league final trouncing by Galway.
Sunderland slam Moyes's slap threat to female reporter as 'wholly unacceptable'
However, the club insist the manager’s job is not at risk.
UK landlord bans 'coloured' people as they leave his properties 'smelling like curry'
“And I’d do it again,” Fergus Wilson said.
'Absolute joke', 'greed', 'RIP club football' - GAA players hit out at new football format
The Super 8 proposal was passed at Congress this morning.
Former All Black slams 'disrespectful' haka performed against Ireland
Craig Dowd feels the use of the Kapa O Pango highlighted the poor preparation done by Steve Hansen’s side.