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It seems like every celebrity has been getting themselves into a spot of bother lately, even heartthrob singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes.

The 20-year-old Canadian artist has let his guitar-strumming fingers 'accidentally' like a transphobic tweet, and Twitter went OFF.

The tweet is hella offensive for trans people, so bear in mind it could be triggering to see. In essence, it makes a joke about testicular cancer for trans women, and Shawn liked it either by mistake or on purpose.

His fans were quick to point it out to him, telling him to unlike the tweet immediately and apologise for any unintentional harm caused. His fans definitely have some good sense..

The Stitches singer replied pretty promptly, explaining that he had accidentally liked the tweet while scrolling through his feed (hmm).

"Must of accidentally liked it scrolling down a feed, you know me and I'd never. Sorry," he tweeted to his 20 million followers.

He tweeted a simple, 'Love you' afterwards, most likely thanking his devoted fans for spotting a mistake which could have landed him in even more trouble had he not explained and apologised.

Why did a transphobic tweet pop up in his feed, though? He does follow over 50,000 accounts so it is probably difficult to keep track of all the comments coming his way.

He has also been very supportive of the LGBT+ community in the past. 

When producer Teddy Geiger transitioned last year, Shawn urged others to "just open your eyes and open your mind, because, for me, going through one of my closest friends going through a very big transition period in her life, was incredible to watch."

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is known for having a wicked sense of humour, but now he's saying that the younger generation need to adapt to his style.

The 46-year-old former wrestler, told the Daily Star that he's all for supporting free choice and expression, but the youth are basically finding reasons to be offended nowadays.

Bear with us, polarising comments incoming;

"I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it. That’s democracy."


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“So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended," he added.

The interview recalls recent instances of 'PC culture' such as calls for the gingerbread man to be gender neutral, Baby It's Cold Outside getting banned and for the expletive f*ggot to be removed from Fairytale of New York.

Needless to say, a lot of people predictably were offended at his remarks, which tar a whole generation with the same brush.

The American actor, who is starring in the upcoming Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (HOW many of these movies need to be made, like please end them) added that the world has "progressed over the last 30 or 40 years."

He then did a turnaround by saying; "but, “generation snowflake or whatever you want to call them are actually putting us backwards.” Ouch.

*Tries desperately not to be offended and fails.*

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Chris Rock has claimed that the current state of comedy has made it next to impossible to say anything "offensive and funny" anymore due to backlash.

While on presenting duties the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, he was presenting Bo Burnham with the Best First Film prize and joked;

"If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so… hey!“

Hart controversially rejected the chance to apologise, after the Academy said they would be open to his return after doing so.

He then appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' day-time TV show, where she called for him to reconsider hosting the gig, but the job remains unfilled.

The LGBT+ are asking Hart to learn from the situation and act as an ally, rather than turn away from the problem.

Sarah Silverman was then criticised by Nick Cannon for old tweets containing homophobic slurs which Cannon claims she never faced consequences for.

Cannon believed it was a race issue, where black male comedians were facing different playing fields than their white, or female, counterparts.

A number of LGBT+ comedians rushed to Silverman's defence, claiming she had changed her actions and gracefully apologised, unlike Hart.

Chris Rock hosted the Oscars himself in 2005 and 2016, but said: “Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because I’m not doing it, goddammit! You’re not getting me.”

The last time the Academy led the ceremony without a host was in 1989, so who knows what could happen this year?

One thing's for sure, Chris Rock has no intention on taking up the gig.


Chrissy Teigen is the latest celebrity to have been essentially CANCELLED online, after offensive tweets from back in 2010 and 2011 surfaced which say some pretty dodgy stuff about self-harm, Lindsey Lohan and trans people.

The tweets have been met with outrage on the internet, with Twitter users getting the hashtag #ChrissyTeigenIsOverParty trending almost instantaneously.

The comments are from roughly eight years ago, but they reference the appearances of celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and in particular Lindsay Lohan. 

They are especially distasteful regarding the trans community, one of her tweets references Tyra Banks' talent search show America's Next Top Model;

"God. Can we just come out and call the freakin show ‘americas next top tranny’ because this shit has been transtastic for the past 5 years."

Another tweet references self-harm:

The word 'tranny' is used often on her account back in 2010 and 2011. The social media personality is half-Thai, and speaks about the perception of her country in terms of the trans community:

There are some more upsetting ones regarding slut-shaming sexually promiscuous women:

The mother-of-two has yet to comment on the matter, but we're sure she must regret not deleting her old, harmful tweets.

The model has become a major social media personality for her sassy remarks about Donald Trump, and has the crown of the 'Clapback Queen' and 'Queen of Twitter'. 

We highly doubt she'll manage to keep her crown after this.

What do you think, should she be cancelled? Or will you give her another chance?

Feature image: Mashable



An American beauty brand has come under fire after they gave one of their products a hugely offensive name.

The internet has expressed disgust toward Smith & Cult, a brand famous for their nail polishes, after beauty blogger, Talonted Lex, spotted the name of their new eyeliner.

She had been sent the product by the company's PR and was shocked to discover that it was named 'Wax Spastic'.

Twitter users were understandably disappointed at the brands blatant insensitivity.

In the UK and Ireland the word 'spastic' is used as a derogatory term for someone who is disabled and is incredibly offensive.

However, according to Cosmopolitan, in the US, the term simple means someone who is clumsy or awkward.

So, it looks like the message may have been lost in translation, but we're still baffled as to how the word ever made in onto the packaging in the first place. Surely a quick google search would have stopped any confusion?

Lex later tweeted a response from Smith & Cult:

A spokesperson for the company told Cosmopolitan that the product has now been removed from sale.

“We have immediately removed the item from sale. Although the understanding of the word in US is very different we have to take responsibility, and recognise that as an international brand we must do better, and will take urgent steps to do this.”



Students from University College Cork (UCC) we're outraged this week when they entered their college campus to see an advertisement clearly hinting that having cleavage is "cheap."

Hanging off the ceiling is a poster for a smart card service which shows an outline of a woman, and beside that, the heading says, "cheap looking."

The UCC Feminist Society said they were angered to learn about the new ad campaign and directly went to the university's centre in hope of taking the ad down. 

The head of the society told The Journal: “To suggest that a woman with her breasts on show is ‘cheap-looking’ aids slut shaming.

“We are shocked that the student centre would feel the need to stoop so low to advertise to students, more than half of whom are women,” she said.

But that wasn't the only thing on campus to offend its lady students. There was a second ad, shown on coffee cups, that read "what's your cup size," and then around the back was the outline of a woman's naked body with stickers covering her boobs. 

In a survey last year, the college found that 1 in 7 of its female students have been victims of sexual assault, so it's no wonder that this campaign is aggravating them. 

After a number of complaints were received, UCC's board of management issued a statement.

“University College Cork is committed to equality as a core value of the institution,” a spokesperson said. They then proceeded to take the posters down last night. 

The smart card scheme is also being reviewed on campus. 



Retail giant Urban Outfitters have come under fire for producing a design that is "eerily reminiscent" of the Holocaust.

A tapestry blanket on sale in US branches of the store and online which features a pink triangle over a blue and white striped design has been slammed for its extreme similarity to the uniform that gay concentration camp prisoners were forced to wear to make themselves known.

The US Anti-Defamation League have released a statement about the design, saying it is "deeply offensive" and "should not be mainstreamed into popular culture."

Although Urban Outfitters have not yet made any official statement, the design seems to have been removed from the company's online shop.

This is not the first time that the retailer has come under fire for using potentially offensive imagery related to the Holocaust and WW2. Back in 2012, the ADL criticised the sale of an Urban Outfitters shirt that had a symbol very similar to the Star of David sewn on the chest.

The company also received huge backlash last year when they began selling sweaters with the words "Kent State University" emblazoned on the front, along with what looked like spatters of blood.

Many felt it was a crude reference to the tragic shooting at Kent State University in 1970, during which four unarmed students were shot during a protest.

The store later apologised for any offence caused, saying they "deeply" regretted placing the item on sale and adding, "There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray."

We hope the retailers learn their lesson this time around.



Not too unlike her sister Kim, Khloé knows how to create a stir on the internet!

The reality TV star posted a photo yesterday that has deeply shocked and upset many people, and has since been forced to delete the offending image from Instagram.

The photo, which is a meme, shows Khloé and her sisters, Kim and Kourteny, with a caption that reads: “The only KKK to ever let black men in.”

Khloé captioned the image "True", before facing the heat from her followers. 

Now, we all love a good laugh but it hasn’t surprised us that Khloé faced backlash for this as the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) caused so much devastation for African-Americans in the US since the mid-nineteenth century.

Thankfully, Khloé obviously saw just how offensive her post was, and removed it. 



It would seem Madonna isn’t a fan of kale after she labelled it as “gay” during a Buzzfeed quiz.

The singer was taking part in a game that had her writing down what she thought of different items such as crocs or Hilary Clinton.

When it came to kale however, Madonna wrote  “gay” and is now facing backlash from her fanbase who are saying that the word gay should no longer be used in a negative context.

Madonna also faced serious criticism recently when she used the word n****** in a snap of her son Rocco.

She later issued a statement saying: “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram … It was not meant as a racial slur … I am not a racist.”

Hmm, maybe it’s best to steer clear of any potentially offensive words in future, Madonna!