Amazon has resisted calls to ban "Blue Lives Murder" merchandise from its website. Amazon says it has a policy against the sale of "offensive and controversial materials," but the "Blue Lives Murder" merchandise is still for sale.
"Blue Lives Murder" t-shirts depicts a law enforcement officer clubbing people with his nightstick. The merchandise enraged law enforcement officials who say they are canceling their Amazon Prime subscriptions.
According to SaraCarter.com, the following email exchange between an Amazon employee and a customer was posted on Facebook.com:
The customer service response: "Let me check. We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, customers, and communities, and are committed to helping build a country and world where everyone can live with dignity and free from fear. As a part of that effort, Amazon will donate a total of $10 million to organizations that are working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of Black and African Americans. For more information, please visit the Amazon Day One blog."
Customer: "Okay, so I'm going to take that as you don't support our law enforcement. Thanks for letting me know. I'll be sure to spread the world."
President Trump is taking advantage of the controversy surrounding Joe Biden's remark that Black radio host Charlamagne tha god "ain't Black" if he doesn't pick him over Trump.
The Trump campaign is selling t-shirts with Biden's gaffe printed on them for $30 each.
Biden, 77, sparked heated debates online when he told Charlamagne "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't Black."
The backlash on Black Twitter was swift and Biden was forced to apologize on Friday.
Trump's campaign took advantage of the scandal by selling t-shirts on his website with the words "#YouAintBlack - Joe Biden" printed on the front.
Joe Biden actually told Black Americans they "AIN'T BLACK" if they support President Donald J. Trump! Sport this shirt and make sure NO ONE forgets the words #YouAintBlack came out of Joe Biden's mouth!
• Fine Jersey (100% cotton) construction
• Durable rib neckband
• Proudly Made in USA
A video of Biden's interaction with Charlamagne was also posted on the site.
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If you thought Beyonce's new Ivy Park looked familiar, you were right. Popeyes Fried Chicken called out Beyonce for ripping off their employee uniforms for her new Ivy Park line x Adidas line.
Beyonce's clothing line sold out quickly online and from the only store in the U.S. that carried the line.
The semi-retired singer also sent gift boxes of her clothes to her mom, Tina Larson, right, and celebrity friends such as Kelly Rowland, left, Angela Bassett and Ellen Degeneres.
Popeyes took issue with the mother of three for using their company colors and uniforms as inspiration for her sold out clothing line.
Now that Bey's line has sold out, Popeyes is offering stylish pieces from their own employee uniform line for sale to the public.
"Love that look? It's our uniform. Has been for a while. And now you can buy it."
On Popeyes Instagram account, the company wrote: "Nothing new here. Just the uniforms we wear every day. Now available for everyone. Link in bio."
Gwyneth Paltrow made a boatload of money when her entire inventory of vagina-scented candles sold out within minutes on her Goop website.
Paltrow, who is known for selling bizarre items on Goop, packaged the candles in jars with B&W labels that read, "This Smells Like My Vagina."
The actress describes her vaginal odor as "a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent."
Shoppers took her word for it. They snapped up the candles at a whopping $75 each! The 10.5 ounce vagina candles sold out quickly, according to The Blast.
Paltrow says the candles are made with "a mixture of cedar, geranium, citrusy bergamot, Damask Rose and ambrette seed that puts owners and their guests in the mind state of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth."
Paltrow, 47, told People magazine her inspiration for the candles came one day when she and her friend, perfumer Douglas Little, were testing fragrances. Paltrow sniffed one fragrance and shouted, "Uhhh... this smells like a vagina!"
Walmart has apologized for selling a Christmas sweater that featured a Santa Claus who was jolly for all the wrong reasons.
Walmart pulled the sweaters from its online inventory and apologized after customers complained on Twitter.com on Saturday.
The sweater featured Santa Claus seated at a table preparing to snort three lines of what appears to be powdered cocaine. The sweater was emblazoned with the words "Let It Snow."
Twitter users argued, even if Walmart didn't notice the offensive image on the sweater, how could they miss the product description: "Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow."
"Walmart, explain why was this okay? Ever! Who was the target market?" tweeted one irate user.
Walmart also removed other offensive Christmas sweaters that featured a partially nude Santa sitting on a porcelain throne and a Santa spanking Mrs. Claus.
In a statement to Global News, Walmart apologized profusely for "any unintended offense this may have caused" and attributed the blame to a "third-party seller" on Walmart Canada.
Walmart said the product did not "represent Walmart's values and have no place on our website."
If you were hoping Walmart would restock Kentucky Fried Chicken-scented firelogs, you're in luck. The popular fried chicken-scented logs are back in stock at Walmart after selling out last Christmas.
According to People magazine, the firelogs give off an aroma of KFC's signature blend of 11 herbs and spices.
By popular demand, KFC, in partnership with Enviro-Log, brought back the famous fried chicken-scented firelogs just in time for the holiday shopping rush. The firelogs sold out in three hours last year.
"Since selling out last year, we have received weekly calls from hopeful fans wanting to get their hands on the 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog," said Ross McRoy, president and founder of of Enviro-Log, in a press release.
The firelogs are now available exclusively on Walmart.com for $19.
Frank Ocean is catching heat for promoting his new LGBT+ nightclub by selling $60 t-shirts featuring HIV drug PrEP on the front.
The 31-year-old singer launched his first LGBT+ nightclub in New York City called PrEP+, which is named after the antiviral medication taken by MSM - men who have sex with men - to prevent HIV transmission.
The T-shirts went on sale on Ocean's website following Thursday's launch of the PrEP+ club party Ocean hosted in New York City.
Ocean also promoted the sale of the t-shirts on his Twitter page @blondedocean. "Tee's also come in a black colorway," he tweeted.
Critics took issue with the high cost of the cotton t-shirts: $60. An activist with the New York chapter of Act Up, an HIV/AIDS advocacy group, tweeted Saturday that the shirt's price tag is reminiscent of the steep mark-up of the PrEP drug by pharmaceutical company Truvada.
A $60 tee with "PrEP" on it.
Sounds familiar to a pharmaceutical company that marks up the price of PrEP to over $2,000/month while it costs $6 to make a month supply. This is not it Frank."
The activist also suggested Ocean should donate the proceeds for the shirt to HIV/AIDS advocacy groups such as Act Up.
Coulda also been thoughtful if all the funds went to service providers, PrEP navigators, and HIV justice and treatment orgs, but who asked us?"
Others chimed in, asking Ocean if he planned to donate the proceeds to companies that give out PrEP for free.
frank ocean selling shirts that say prep on them for $60 like ummmmm are you using the profits to donate to orgs that give out prep for free???? bc otherwise yikes my dude!"
Another Twitter user wrote:
"But sure, let's have Frank Ocean use a pill millions can't afford to promo new music at a fake queer party and to sell $65 shirts".
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Now you can own a piece of Grammy history. The iconic Versace dress worn by Jennifer Lopez to the 2000 Grammys before she became a household name is going on sale for only 10 days.
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The stunning green floral cutout silk dress that Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards on Sean "Puffy" Combs' arm is on sale for $9,325.
The Hustlers star sported an updated replica of the infamous dress during Milan Fashion Week in Italy last month.
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According to Us Weekly, Lopez, 50, requested that the revamped dress be more revealing and show more skin.
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The replica dress sparked renewed demand from social media influencers and fashionistas who want to floss the barely there garment on Instagram.
According to WENN.com, the dress is on sale now through the Moda Operandi website, but it will only be available for purchase for 10 days and will not ship until May 5, 2020.
The website begs for your patience since the dress is being custom hand sewn just for you.
J.Lo recently recalled the impact of "that dress" on her YouTube channel, revealing the look created "an extra kinetic energy" on the red carpet.
"It just goes to show you the power of fashion and the power of those types of moments," she said. "I know people try to make it frivolous at times, but what those things do is they give people an inspiration. It puts a beautiful moment out into the world. One dress can change the trajectory of how people dress for the next 10 years. It's a crazy impact that fashion can have."
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