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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is taking on shops that sell leather and fur, such as Urban Outfitter, by launching an online store featuring goods made from faux human skin and teeth.

PETA's online shop, Urban Outraged, features clothing and accessories "made of the finest leather — that on second look, reveal human faces on the jackets, human teeth on the shoes, and human blood oozing from the bags," according to a press release.

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The merchandise featured in the ads are designed to look similar to Buffalo Bill's gruesome human suit from 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs."

Items sold on Urban Outraged feature names of "slaughtered people" whose skin and teeth were used to "fabricate" the goods.

A human "leather" jacket features faces and a suitcase is embellished with human nipples.

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The description for the "Dwayne Weekender bag" includes an image showing the parts of the slain man's body that were used to stitch the bag together.

"This bag is perfect for a trip to the beach, because Dwayne loved the sand and lying in the sun— barely any additional tanning work was necessary!"

PETA defended the bizarre online shop. "A cow's skin belongs to her, and she feels fear and pain in a slaughterhouse every bit as much as you or I would," PETA's executive vice president, Tracy Reiman, said in an exclusive statement to The NY Post.
 
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Beyoncé teased a bizarre ad for her fifth Adidas x Ivy Park collection titled "HALLS of IVY."

The retired pop singer promoted her previous collections by sending gift boxes of clothes to a plethora of her celebrity friends. But that caused resentment amongst celebs who felt left out of the campaign.

This time she took her marketing in a different direction by focusing on young adults and children who look like her own.

According to the Ivy Park website, the Adidas x Ivy Park collaborative line is "Crafted with every shape and person in mind," and "features silhouettes for all genders, with sizes ranging from [XS] to [4X]."

The color palette is a departure from the previous collections' bland monotone colors. The new line features a variety of vibrant colors, sequins, knits, faux leather, plaid and houndstooth patterns.

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The bizarre sports-themed ad features Beyonce and her daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi; NBA star James Harden, Kobe Bryant's daughter, Natalia Bryant, and a mixed cast of adult and child models and athletes.

The fifth Ivy Park collection launches exclusively on adidas.com on December 9, and in stores worldwide on December 10.

Question: Has anyone seen Bey's Ivy Park line in stores or on anyone who isn't a celebrity?
 

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Donald Trump Jr. is profiting from T-shirts referring to the fatal shooting on the set of low-budget film, Rust.

According to an affidavit released Sunday night, Baldwin, 66, was practicing firing into a camera when camerawoman Halyna Hutchins, 42, was shot in the chest on Thursday. She died at a local hospital.

Crew members say the camera was protected by a bulletproof shield -- but crew members weren't protected.

Trump Jr., the son of the former President Donald Trump, who is also a frequent critic of Baldwin, took to his Instagram Stories to promote a T-shirt that says: "Guns don't kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people."

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Trump Jr. also photoshopped an image of Baldwin wearing the T-shirt which sells for $27.99 on his personal website.

Baldwin was a vocal critic of President Trump and he is notoriously anti-gun.

Vanity Fair magazine referred to Trump Jr. as "sentient pond scum" for profiting off of a "horrifying tragedy".

The magazine went on to say Trump Jr. has been "gunning to succeed his father as the biggest asshole on Twitter".

Twitter users didn't hold back either.

One Twitter user wrote:

"I hope the family of Halyna Hutchins sues Donald trump Jr for every penny he's worth because of the disgusting tee shirts he's selling to profit off of her death.

Utterly deplorable."

Another person tweeted:

"Don Jr. is all the proof you need that the douche doesn't fall far from the bag."

While a third person wrote:

"An innocent person was killed, but anything for a buck.

Donald Trump Jr. sells T-shirts mocking Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting."

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Ming x EAP Heat

Are you tired of using styling tools that singe your hair and fry your edges?

Beauty maven and social media personality, Ming Lee, has partnered with thriving hair tool brand, EAP Heat, for a retro-glam collaboration line.

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The new retro-glam line collaboration, "Catch Flights, Not Feelings", which releases today, includes two custom rose gold 100% titanium flat irons measuring 1" and a 1 ¾".

Best known for her creative and viral marketing efforts, Ming Lee's latest campaign features the beautiful vintage hair styles that can be accomplished utilizing the new hair styling tools.

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Ming Lee created #CatchFlightsNotFeelings to promote looking and feeling like your 'best self' while you travel, fine dine, shop and overall enjoy life.

Her motto is: "Only baggage you'll ever see me carrying is at the airport."

You might know Ming Lee as rapper Rick Ross' former fiancee.

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Transitioning from behind the chair, to creating a multi-million dollar beauty empire, Ming Lee worked with EAP Heat to create a series of styling tools that are able to acquire a swift silk press with ease, while having the option to use heat without compromising healthy hair.

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The Ming X EAP Heat collection is available online now at www.eapheat.com. Ming Lee will host a VIP launch party on August 29th with some of the most influential beauty enthusiasts.

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Lil Nas X is under fire for worshipping Satan in his new single "Montero (Call Me By My Name)" which dropped last week.

The music video featured the openly LGBT+ rapper giving Satan a lap dance and riding a stripper pole into hell.

LNX was unapologetic as parents everywhere criticized him for exposing their innocent children to Satanic worship.

Rapper Joyner Lucas, 32, was among the parents who called out the 21-year-old one-hit wonder on social media.

The father of one, best known for his rap single "I'm Not Racist," tweeted:

"I think the biggest problem for me is the fact he dont understand 'old town road' is every kids anthem. Children love him for that record. They tuned in and subscribed to his channels. So with no disclaimer he just dropped some left field ish & all our kids seen it. Smh [sic]."

LNX clapped back by blaming Lucas and other parents for not monitoring their children's media.

"I literally sing about lean & adultery in old town road. u decided to let your child listen. blame yourself," he tweeted.

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Resellers managed to get their hands on all 666 individually pairs of LNX's bloody "Satan shoes" on Monday, March 29.

The Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, containing one drop of human blood, were sold out within minutes of the launch.

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A Louisiana real estate agent who died during a transaction for a dirt bike was a Black Lives Matter activist, friends say.

Joseph Vindel, 29, was shot and killed as he sat in his SUV around 10 a.m. Sunday. Police say Vindel left his New Orleans home in his black SUV to meet with Jalen Harvey, 20, at his apartment complex in Jefferson Parish.

Harvey shot Vindel multiple times, then shoved his body into the back seat of his SUV before driving the SUV with the dirt bike on a trailer to New Orleans' Garden District.

Harvey abandoned the SUV with Vindel inside and rode the dirt bike back to his apartment complex.

Police traced the victim to the apartment complex, where they found the dirt bike on a patio outside Harvey's apartment.

Harvey was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder.

Friends say Vindel was a Black Lives Matter supporter who posted a black square on his Instagram page to show solidarity with the Democratic fundraising organization.

Instagram users left racist messages in the comments section under Vindel's black square post.

One IG user wrote: "What a sad situation. When will whitey learn?"

Another user wrote: "Did we all learn a valuable lesson here?"

And a third wrote: "You can never let your guard down around these people."
 

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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."
 

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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!"

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

"@actupny

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.

"@actupny

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.

"@kell_eesi
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.

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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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