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#Offensive

# offensive - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Blackpool's Marvin Ekpiteta apologises for ‘offensive and inappropriate’ tweets
# Regret
From The42
# Regret

Blackpool's Marvin Ekpiteta apologises for ‘offensive and inappropriate’ tweets

May 17th 2022, 11:29 PM 10,506 Views 6 Comments

Teammate Jake Daniels earlier this week became the first Briton in the men’s professional game to come out publicly as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990.

# offensive - Monday 9 May, 2022

Scottish Football Writers' Association apologises for 'sexist and racist jokes' at awards night
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Scottish Football Writers' Association apologises for 'sexist and racist jokes' at awards night

May 9th 2022, 5:11 PM 14,230 Views 9 Comments

A number of guests staged a walkout at the ceremony in Glasgow last night.

# offensive - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe

Jan 27th 2022, 2:20 PM 31,552 Views 57 Comments

The new identity, including a change to their logo, will take effect from July.

# offensive - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan
# Offensive
# Offensive

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 1:46 PM 16,538 Views 45 Comments

The UN says at least 241,000 people have been displaced since May.

# offensive - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Liverpool condemn fans for 'racist stereotype' Divock Origi banner
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Liverpool condemn fans for 'racist stereotype' Divock Origi banner

Oct 24th 2019, 12:11 PM 33,812 Views 57 Comments

It was briefly displayed ahead of last night’s Champions League tie with Genk.

# offensive - Monday 16 September, 2019

Italian TV pundit suspended over racist Lukaku comments
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Italian TV pundit suspended over racist Lukaku comments

Sep 16th 2019, 4:50 PM 26,969 Views 10 Comments

Luciano Passirani, who appeared on TopCalcio24, has been punished for his remarks.

# offensive - Friday 19 January, 2018

DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'
# Brexit Spokesperson
# Brexit Spokesperson

DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'

Jan 19th 2018, 8:27 AM 19,056 Views 72 Comments

Sammy Wilson has previously called the Taoiseach and his Tánaiste Simon Coveney “cynical, aggressive, green, and partisan”.

# offensive - Sunday 17 December, 2017

India bans condom advertisements from prime time television
# Contraception
# Contraception

India bans condom advertisements from prime time television

Dec 17th 2017, 9:45 AM 14,040 Views 31 Comments

An order issued Monday cited broadcasting regulations that prohibit vulgar or suggestive themes.

# offensive - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Non-league footballer who tweeted about Harry Arter's dead daughter given a 'second chance'
# Offensive
From The42
# Offensive

Non-league footballer who tweeted about Harry Arter's dead daughter given a 'second chance'

Sep 20th 2017, 11:59 AM 9,227 Views 4 Comments

Alfie Barker has found himself a new club after his seven-month FA ban ended.

# offensive - Monday 31 July, 2017

Complaints lodged to Press Ombudsman over offensive Kevin Myers column
# Offensive
# Offensive

Complaints lodged to Press Ombudsman over offensive Kevin Myers column

Jul 31st 2017, 1:35 PM 35,050 Views 208 Comments

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
# Kevin Myers
# Kevin Myers

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

Jul 30th 2017, 5:15 PM 113,323 Views 259 Comments

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
# Gone
# Gone

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

May 26th 2017, 11:01 AM 76,721 Views 189 Comments

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
# Offensive
# Offensive

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

Jan 18th 2017, 10:32 PM 18,851 Views 21 Comments

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
# Abhorrent
# Abhorrent

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

Oct 8th 2016, 7:19 AM 63,798 Views 198 Comments

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"
# Offensive
# Offensive

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

Oct 4th 2016, 10:31 AM 29,167 Views 137 Comments

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

# offensive - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Disney pulls Halloween costume after accusations of 'brown face'
# Offensive
# Offensive

Disney pulls Halloween costume after accusations of 'brown face'

Sep 22nd 2016, 10:02 AM 37,343 Views 123 Comments

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
# Offensive
# Offensive

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

Aug 2nd 2016, 7:24 AM 34,977 Views 161 Comments

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
# All The Words
# All The Words

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

Jan 30th 2016, 7:06 PM 18,332 Views 91 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

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

This ad saying women's bums are good for 'squeezing and shaking' has annoyed a lot of people

Oct 15th 2015, 5:47 PM 6,687 Views 7 Comments

Ugh.

# offensive - Saturday 26 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 35,965 Views 118 Comments

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
# Offensive
# Offensive

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

Aug 13th 2015, 8:47 AM 23,634 Views 29 Comments

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
# Trump Smash
# Trump Smash

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

Jul 27th 2015, 8:45 PM 17,551 Views 32 Comments

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
# Allegations
# Allegations

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

Jul 23rd 2015, 1:57 PM 10,811 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 15th 2015, 2:57 PM 6,660 Views 13 Comments

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
# Under Siege

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

May 16th 2015, 3:19 PM 27,745 Views 101 Comments

It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.

# offensive - Friday 24 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 24th 2015, 10:14 AM 3,245 Views 3 Comments

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

# offensive - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 4th 2015, 12:40 PM 4,304 Views 5 Comments

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

# offensive - Thursday 12 February, 2015

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

Urban Outfitters under fire for selling a throw reminiscent of Holocaust prisoner clothing

Feb 12th 2015, 8:28 AM 4,300 Views 6 Comments

They’re at it again.

# offensive - Sunday 25 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 25th 2015, 4:10 PM 13,076 Views 14 Comments

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

# offensive - Friday 12 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 12th 2014, 5:25 PM 10,023 Views 9 Comments

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

# offensive - Monday 8 December, 2014

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

PR firm forced to change 'racist' name after massive Twitter reaction

Dec 8th 2014, 8:33 AM 3,271 Views 3 Comments

The company has deleted its social media accounts.

# offensive - Friday 28 November, 2014

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

This awful sanitary towel ad is under fire for being 'sexist' and 'demeaning'

Nov 28th 2014, 4:54 PM 5,341 Views 6 Comments

Oh brother.

# offensive - Friday 21 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 21st 2014, 9:19 AM 32,217 Views 144 Comments

“FECK will not be in there.”

# offensive - Monday 29 September, 2014

Police called over 'offensive flag'... that turned out to be European
# Ryder Cup
# Ryder Cup

Police called over 'offensive flag'... that turned out to be European

Sep 29th 2014, 8:10 PM 32,638 Views 65 Comments

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

# offensive - Monday 15 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 15th 2014, 5:10 PM 5,303 Views 2 Comments

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
# Donetsk

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

Aug 5th 2014, 9:27 AM 8,612 Views 87 Comments

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
# Bombardments
# Bombardments

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

Jul 20th 2014, 12:58 PM 12,482 Views 208 Comments

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

# offensive - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk
# Offensive
# Offensive

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk

Jul 9th 2014, 7:46 PM 6,008 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Failed Truce
# Failed Truce

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'

Jul 1st 2014, 1:40 PM 4,871 Views 107 Comments

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

# offensive - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late
# Irish Slang
# Irish Slang

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

May 7th 2014, 4:23 PM 36,190 Views 104 Comments

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

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