How did they not catch this?
Bud Light's latest ad campaign is definitely not going to win any awards anytime soon.
That's because the brewing company recently ran a beer can that was adorned with a rather controversial slogan that basically promoted date rape.
When the internet got a hold of the cans, people were outraged that the Anheuser-Busch brand would make light of such a serious issue, forcing the line to be recalled.
The quote in question:
"The perfect beer for removing "no" from your vocabulary for the night #UpForWhatever"
Ummmmm… that's not even slightly subtle!
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The emancipation of Mimi's PR Team!
It seems like Mariah Carey isn't getting a break anytime soon.
That's because in addition to her love life being up in the air, her powerhouse publicist just announced that she has dropped Mariah as a client!
[ Related: Mariah Carey Spends Easter With Nick Cannon! ]
This comes as a shock, because not only had Cindi Berger been representing Mariah for over 15 years, but the singer was just about to start her Las Vegas residency, which probably would have been a good thing for her PR team.
Following the announcement, Cindi released a statement, saying:
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Restaurant owners Amy and Samy Bouzaglo have been getting a TON of publicity ever since Amy's Baking Company made an appearance on Kitchen Nightmares, but it's probably not the press they were hoping for!
When Gordon Ramsay swung by the small time eatery in Scottsdale, Arizona, he had such a hard time working with the owners that he WALKED OUT on them and completely refused to help out!
Well the episode eventually aired and websites like Facebook, Yelp, and Reddit ERUPTED with posts on the owners' erratic behavior, and Samy and Amy only made things worse when they responded to commenters with threats and ugly words that aren't exactly appropriate for virgin eyes!
Luckily, the two have found a few fans out there when
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Angry photographers have a bone to pick with Queen Bey, and we aren't referring to slighted paparazzi!!
Beyoncé recently denied all photographers press passes for the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour because she doesn't want them taking pics of her at the concerts.
The singer's public relations team instead insists that press use pre-authorized pics of the her in their publications!
Of course, journalists are protective of their First Amendment rights so now they're pissed off!
The National Press Photographer's Association, backed by heavyweight papers like the L.A. Times the New York Daily News, wrote an angry letter to the masterful musician's PR team saying as much!
They believe Bey is only hurting her image by
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He is so totally P.O.ed!
After posting an open letter to fashion critic Cathy Horyn on Twitter, Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane had a lot more to say.
When Horyn called the whole fight "silly nonsense" Hedi hit back with a series of furious tweets
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Basketball fans DO NOT like reality television.
Upon his return to the team following his split with Kim Kardashian, New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries was heckled and booed, but now it looks like anyone associated with his ex is getting the same treatment.
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Wow! We don't see this every day! This is some serious Hollywood scandal!
Hollywood publicist Bradley Frank has been indicted on one count of grand theft, one count of receiving stolen property, and one count of computer access and fraud!
Yikes! That's some tough PR for his firm Rogers & Cowan where he reps most notably actress Meagan Good, Alison Brie from Community, and Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa.
Siri Garber, who was Bradley's boss at Platform PR for five-and-a-half years, alleges he left her company at the end of March and deleted everything off Platform PR's work computer involving his clients, copied the company server's documents, and stole her entire data base.
After an eleven week
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