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British singer Rita Ora has landed herself in a sticky situation after being accused of lip-syncing during her performance at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

John Legend has also been dragged into the controversy as viewers send in hundreds of complaints regarding the televised event.

Organisers apologised to the audience of millions, citing "technical difficulties" as the reason for the out of sync vocals, which we have to admit are pretty damn cringeworthy:

Ora was singing Let You Love Me when the technical errors occurred, and was hit with a flurry of critique after viewers proclaimed the whole musical event as a falsity.

Macy's released a statement saying:

"Several recording artists experienced technical difficulties that negatively impacted their performance. We apologise and want fans to know these issues were out of the artist’s control."

Watching Ora try and salvage the song on top of a bizarre float is arguably as tough to watch as Cheryl's now-infamous X-Factor performance.

Ora replied to the statement on Twitter, thanking the company for it's candour:

Diana Ross and John Legend also performed, but Ora has faced the brunt of the criticism from the audience.

The "first LGBTQ kiss" in the history of the event also took place during a performance of The Prom.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We feel for Rita, I mean having a blunder during the world's largest parade can't have been easy.

At least her sophomore album Phoenix is on track to hit the UK number 1 slot already, after only being released yesterday.

We think she'll be grand…

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In today's world, it's very uncommon for a major brand to not have an Instagram. 

Most designer labels and brands devote huge resources to the social media site, inspiring customers to post to them and about them. 

Of course, some brands IG better than others, but in a new study carried out by M by Macy's we see the surprising outcome of which apparel companies are on top of the #hashtag leader board.

The reports show which brand has the most mentions and followers, as well as the most overall engagement. 

Nike tops both lists, with 47.7m mentions and 18.7m followers. 

Prada ranks in second with mentions (18.7m), but then drops to tenth in followers (4.2m). 

Other surprises include Vans Shoes, which beat Fendi, Burberry and Louis Vuitton in mentions. 

With IG's growing popularity and brands' fluctuating relevance in the industry, we suspect these figures will change. But for now, the ranking is a good indicator of which brands are generating the most interest on social media. 

See the full list of rankings below: 

 

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Ireland Baldwin and US Olympic swimmer, Ryan Locte have been revealed as the new faces of Calvin Klein’s, American Icons campaign.

The two have paired up to promote the designer’s white label for the American store, Macy’s.

Alec Baldwin’s daughter, seemed at ease modelling with the 29-year-old swimmer, who said she was “sweetheart”. While, 18-year-old Ireland said, it was a “kind of an amazing day.”

Ireland is pictured wearing a white sleeveless top and dark slim-fit trousers, from the new Calvin Klein collection.

While, Ryan is modelling a lined dark-wash denim jacket and a pair of white label white jeans.

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