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Nike Pulls Controversial Tattoo Print Sportswear!

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Nike pulls tattoo-like tights after sparking controversy with indigenous peoples!


Nike recently released a new line of women’s sportswear that based its patterns off of sacred Samoan male tattoos, and many Polynesians were NOT pleased!!

What’s more, the design was definitely not accidental — Nike specifically posted on their blog the following description of the line:

“The NTM (Nike Tight of the Moment) gets all fancy pants again, this time looking to the tattoos of Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand for the latest head-turning design, the Nike Pro Tattoo Tech tights (and sports bra and bodysuit). Each piece features a black base, with striking white graphics that are aesthetically informed by the indigenous groups of the abovementioned countries.”

Some of the comments that ensued after the post even cited the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to tell Nike how culturally insensitive their move was!

The gist of most of the outrage was as one commenter wrote:

"I am 100% Samoan and I find Nike's blatant disrespect and profit over my culture's way of life shameless and irreverent. The tatau is thousands of years old with a tradition of honor and you have reduced it to $80 Spanx. Remove at once!”

The patterns that Nike used are based off the traditional Pe'a: waist-to-knee tattoos that are painfully inked into the skin using sharpened boar's teeth and pieces of turtle shell.

The "tatau" is considered a rite of passage and a skill that's been passed from father to son for thousands of years, so we can see why the patterns aren’t taken lightly!

Nike is certainly no stranger to controversy and has since obliged to the onslaught by removing the items from their site.

You can view what the activewear looked like below!

[Image via Nike.]

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E-cigarette Craze Creates Subculture Of 'Vapers!'

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Do you smoke? We would hope not, but if you do, the switch the e-cigarettes is seen by some to be healthier… plus, if you get way into it, you can call yourself a "Vaper"! LOLz!

The Vaper subculture isn't just for those who switch, instead it's for those who are actually outspoken about the switch — and the fact that they have NO intentions of quitting. They're the same people who you'll find yelling from the rooftops that they believe their their addiction can save the lives of millions because the vapors they inhale, along with nicotine, are far safer than the tar and chemicals in tobacco cigarettes.

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Kim Kardashian Insists Reality TV And Rap Music Are One And The Same


Well, these comments are certainly going to provoke a pretty strong reaction from many, wouldn't you say?

Kim Kardashian must be spending way too much time with her boyfriend, Kanye West, because during a recent interview, the starlet defended her meteoric raise to fame…by comparing reality television to rap music!

She explains:

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Emilio Estefan Developing A Latino-Themed Dramatic Television Series Is Music To Our Ears!

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Emilio Estefan launched the music careers of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Marc Anthony and more, but now he's preparing to launch some Latino acting careers as well.

Gloria Estefan's husband has partnered with 20th Television to executive produce a Latino-themed drama series, as the company's chairmen explained:

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Could The Bison Be America's Next Bald Eagle?

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Western lawmakers hope so!

Senators in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and even Rhode Island have all thrown their support towards the The National Bison Legacy Act - legislation that would introduce the bison as America's national mammal.

Bison are the largest land mammal in North America and were once roaming the continent in the tens of millions.

But before President Teddy Roosevelt's intervention, the population was less than 1,000. Today, it is nearly half a million.

Legislators hope that the act will raise awareness on the bison's impact on America's cultural history.

So, will the bison be right beside the bald eagle someday?

We'll find out soon enough!

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