Gab is back a week after Pittsburgh shooting controversy forced it offline

Enlarge / A woman stands at a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) Gab, the “free speech” social media site that’s popular with the alt-right, is back online. “We will never get […]

Child’s Hitler Halloween costume unleashes storm of controversy (PHOTO)

A Kentucky father has been barracked into an apology after his Nazi themed halloween family photo unleashed a barrage of criticism on social media. After initially taking a belligerent stance Kentucky man Brant Goldbach now says that he regrets dressing his five-year-old son as Adolf Hitler for the family photo, in which he was dressed […]

How ‘the Forrest Gump of Republican politics’ Brett Kavanaugh became the Supreme Court’s most embattled justice in decades, after controversy over sexual misconduct allegations

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination appeared to be in jeopardy for weeks, after multiple women came forward to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct in high school and college. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations in statements and […]

Putin intervenes in extremist reposts controversy to stop ‘manifestations of senility’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed softening the law ordering criminal liability for internet reposts of extremist materials. His spokesman described the move as an attempt to “stop the manifestations of senility.” Putin proposes that the law for hateful speech or internet posts should not apply when the action is committed for the first time […]

'Middle finger affair' Macron lands in 'embarrassing' picture controversy

French public is angry with Emmanuel Macron after the cheerful President posed for photos with young men at Saint Martin, one of whom showed the middle finger to the cameras. The controversial pictures were made during Macron’s visit to the Caribbean island, devastated after hurricane Irma last year. The French leader was followed by a […]

‘The Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean Addresses Apu Controversy and Series Milestones [Interview]

The Simpsons is about to his another landmark. This season will be the animated show’s 30th. Last season saw The Simpsons pass Gunsmoke’s record for the most number of episodes produced. But much of the focus on The Simpsons recently has been on something else. Last year, a Simpsons controversy heated up. Hari Kondabolu’s documentary […]

First Man: Why is the flag scene NOT in the movie? Directors respond to the controversy

First Man is a docudrama of epic proportions. Taking one of the most ubiquitous stories and making it into a suspenseful drama is not an easy task. According to critics, First Man is a masterpiece – but that doesn’t stop people from finding fault with it. In the movie adaptation of the book, director Damien […]

Moon landing movie stirs controversy by leaving out American flag

One small step for man, one giant sh*tstorm for the internet. A new Canadian-directed Neil Armstrong biopic drew fierce criticism after it left out the iconic planting of the star-spangled banner on the moon. ‘First Man’ opened to rave reviews from audiences at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday for Canadian actor Ryan Gosling’s portrayal […]

Against modern football? The controversy behind the La Liga & Relevent Sports deal

When I first heard the news of La Liga’s deal with US company Relevent Sports to host one Spanish league game on American soil each season, I for one was hardly surprised. Having covered the 2016 International Champions Cup (ICC) across the US, the tournament which Relevent has been proudly organizing since 2013, brings together […]