Naomi Osaka, the 2018 US Open Women’s Singles champion, returned home to her native Japan, where she attended a press conference in Yokohama, Kanagawa on Thursday, September 13. Here she receives a flower bouquet from Koki Ando, president and chief executive officer of Nissin Foods Holdings Co.
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YouTube beauty blogger Laura Lee apologized after all of her sponsors abandoned ship when racist comments she made in 2012 resurfaced on Twitter.com.
Budweiser announced today it is dropping its sponsorship of JAY-Z’s music festival. The “Made In America” music festival that celebrates all things JAY-Z is held annually on Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia.
ESPN sports anchor Jemele Hill bit off more than she could chew when she objected to a statement by Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones.
ESPNS says Hill, 41, crossed the line when she urged her followers to boycott Jones’ sponsors after he said he wouldn’t tolerate any of his players disrespecting the American flag.
Corporate brands love Metrosexual rapper A$AP Rocky, not least because he presents a safe, non-aggressive image of a young black male. The 27-year-old NYC native was named ambassador to liquor brand Courvoisier.
Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday, citing the summer production of Julius Caesar featuring the assassination of the main character who bears a striking resemblance to President Trump.
Ciara, Amber Rose, and Sean Combs are among 100 celebrities and social media “influencers” who received FTC warning letters about disclosing paid endorsements on social media. The FTC is cracking down on A to Z-list celebrities who hawk products on social media without disclosing the posts are paid endorsements.
Former shock jock Wendy Williams was stunned at the backlash to her statement on the NAACP and HBCUs. The talk show DIVA responded by apologizing to her audience, then she fired 3 Caucasian staff members who wrote her one-liners that day.
Dos Equis is replacing the most interesting man in the world.
Heineken USA is retiring actor Jonathan Goldsmith whose iconic commercials nearly tripled sales of Dos Equis beer.
The fallout continues for champion boxer Manny Pacquaio who caused a storm of controversy when he compared the gays to animals.
In a television interview that aired in the Philippines this week, Pacquaio, 37, said the gays were “worse than animals.”