Calvin Klein Under Fire For Provocative New Ad Campaign

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(PCM) Clothing designer Calvin Klein has never been one to shy away from controversy when putting together advertising campaigns for the brand, however many feel that their newest campaign has taken things a step too far and are almost pornographic in nature.

We have to admit that the ad does give off a creepy vibe, as it features 23-year old model Kiara Kristin providing the camera with a full up-skirt shot with the caption “I flash my #calvins”. Almost instantaneous the ad began receiving a ton of backlash via social media with some even accusing the brand of promoting pedophilia.

Many just found the ad to be gross and in poor taste as they feel it shows that this kind of behavior is acceptable for young women. Kylie Jenner is another model who has recently been featured in Calvin Klein ads of a provocative nature as she is seen with her fists shoved down the front of a pair of Calvin Klein underwear and another features her in an undershirt gripping a blood orange that looks creepily similar to a woman’s vagina.

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There are those that are defending the ad campaign claiming that women are often the victims of up-skirt shots without their knowledge or permission and that Kristin knowing posed for the image and was paid for the campaign. Either way it is has sparked up a huge debate online with people weighing with their opinions on both sides.

What do you think of Calvin Klein’s ad campaign?  Creepy or creative?

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Love Lorn Peacock Falls Hard For A Ceramic Swan

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(PCM) Talk about stone cold, Mr. P, a love lorn peacock who resides in New Orleans, LA, was recently captured on camera attempting to hilariously woo a ceramic swan lawn ornament.

The video of Mr. P’s failed love attempt has since gone viral, as the video show’s Mr. P prancing around his intended mate with his gorgeous plumage held high. Ceramic swan was having none of his advances, because you know she, is well … that whole ceramic thing!  Either way Mr. P, the peacock’s attempt is quite adorable and perhaps we can work on finding him another lover, one that will perhaps be a bit more open to his advances!

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University Of Washington Comes Under Fire For Controversial Cheerleader Tryouts Flyer

(PCM) The University of Washington is receiving a ton of backlash after they posted quite the controversial cheerleader tryouts flyer on their Facebook page. Many are finding the flyer, which has since been removed to be quite offensive and non-inclusive to people various ethnicity.

The flyer features a scantily clad thin, blonde, white woman accompanied by a list of do’s and don’ts for having a successful cheerleader and dance team tryout. Some of those do’s and don’t include make-up tips such as “Do have a bronze, beachy glow” and “Do wear false eye lashes” and “Don’t have nude lips” or “Don’t have dark smokey eyes”.  They also feature hair tips such as “Do wear your hair straight or curled” and “Don’t have a ponytail or trendy colors”!

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The director of programming for the UW student government, Jazmine Perez,  is dumbfounded by the flyers saying “I can’t believe this is real. One of the first things that comes mind is objectification and idealization of Western beauty, which are values I would like to believe the University doesn’t want to perpetuate. As a student of color who looks nothing like the student in the poster, this feels very exclusive.”

Many feel that students who participate in other sports team do not have to adhere to the same physical/appearance standards. Once the internet began to fire up about the post it was immediately taken down and university officials commented  “that some of the details and descriptions provided were inconsistent with the values of the UW spirit program and department of athletics.”

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The ‘Trust Fall Challenge’ Is Yet Another Ridiculous Teen Internet Trend

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(PCM) It appears that these days teens are finding more and more ways to injure themselves with these ridiculous internet challenges that are trending all over social media. The latest is the #TrustFallChallenge.

We are sure that over the years you are aware of what exactly defines a ‘trust fall’ but just in case, a ‘trust fall’, as defined by Wikipedia, is a purported trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows themselves to fall, relying on the other members of the group (spotters) to catch the person.

The teens who have been partaking in the trending #TrustFallChallenge via social media have put their own, rather dangerous, spin on the ‘trust fall’ and instead of pairing themselves up with a willing partner to catch them as they fall, they are instead just running up and falling (or rather throwing themselves) on unsuspecting people and documenting the results.

Here are few silly examples:

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Man Creates A Humane Tool For Disposing Of Spiders In Your Home

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(PCM) Another viral sensation to over take the web is the invention of the Critter Catcher, a device that was created to catch and release spiders in a humane way without killing them. It appears that the Critter Catcher has been in existence since 2012, when a father invented the product to help his arachnophobia son get over his fear of spiders and rid the home of these pests without causing them any harm.

Recently, Insider picked up on the product and posted a video showing it in action and the rest if viral internet history. The video clip has since been viewed over 87 million times and shared by thousands!

The product can work for more than just spiders! It can also be used to capture other household insects pests such as cockroaches, grasshoppers and scorpions as well. The device is also a winner for people who are freaked out about being close to bugs as it features a 25.5-inch-long stick, which offers plenty of distance between the user and the insect.

Once the insect is trapped in the devices bristles it can safely be carried outside and with a squeeze of the handle it can be released outside and away from the home. The internet is freaking out over the invention and we would love to see the sheer number that have been sold since the latest viral trend.

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Microsoft Designed AI To Auto-Caption Photos And The Results Were Disastrous!

(PCM) It appears that Microsoft has not been having much luck in the AI department these days, as their teenage AI Twitterbot “Tay” was turned into a sex-crazed Nazi supporter and now after unveiling their new AI based auto-caption program for photos, the results were hilariously disastrous!

The plan for “Captionbot” was that it is supposed to be able to accurately describe any photo you show it by providing a detailed caption explaining what is happening in the photo. Let’s just say that obviously many of the kinks have not yet been worked out of the program as it has been captioning majority of photos with nothing even remotely close to what is being pictured and the results are downright ridiculous.

Here are a few gems below:

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