Popular Candy Pulled From Shelves Over Racist Concerns

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(PCM) Swedish candy company, Haribo recently made the decision to pull a popular brand of their gummies after receiving quite a bit of social media backlash.

Many consumers claimed that the gummies were racist in nature as those included in the black licorice “Skipper Mix” were shaped to look like primitive African, Asian and Native American art.

Haribo released a statement which defended the black licorice faces and denied that there was any negative purpose behind them. The company ultimately made the decision to still keep the product, but remove the parts that customers may have found offensive.

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Oreo Set To Release The Red Velvet Oreo Cookie

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(PCM) I think my Valentine’s Day gift got here a bit early with the news that Oreo will be introducing their new limited edition Red Velvet Oreo Cookie this February.

The release of the Red Velvet Oreo cookie will mark the first time that a completely new cookie flavor and color has been introduced since the Golden Oreo back in 2004.  Oreo claims that the new cookie will still have the classic Oreo chocolate cookie taste, but feature a cream cheese flavored filling.

Red Velvet is a flavor that only continues to grow in popularity as the years go by … read more...

“Ship Your Enemies Glitter” Site Overwhelms Its’ Own Founder

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(PCM) Who would have thought that a simple, yet heinously brilliant idea to ship your enemies an envelope stuffed full of glitter would soar in popularity in such a way that it has completely overwhelmed its’ creator.

Never underestimate the populations need to be vindictive!  ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com founder Matthew Carpenter never imagined that his crazy service idea would blow up the way that it has, but it has now become so popular that he has been forced to suspend service and is begging customers to “chill out” with the ordering.

The website basically states “Send Glitter To The People You Hate” … read more...

Kmart Brings The Nightmare Before Christmas To Life

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(PCM) Kmart is creating a true Christmas nightmare for holiday shoppers as they have now been informed that items they paid for as presents via online layaway are currently “out of stock”.

Kmart had initially told customers that that if they had paid their layaway balance off by December 14th the items they purchased would be delivered in time for Christmas.  Now, the company is cancelling orders and informing customers that they will be receiving a refund for the items they purchased.

Here’s the problem … the refunds will not be issued in time from customers to purchase new presents … read more...

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries Retires

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(PCM) Is it wrong that I am a little bit happy to learn that Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has announced his retirement from the company effective immediately.

The news of Jeffries retirement comes after it was revealed that the company’s third quarter earnings were about 60 million under expectation.

Also due to all the controversy surrounding Jeffries comments about the brand’s target market and demographic the company began declining in popularity at a rapid pace.

Jeffries came under fire for his remarks that the clothing retailer was only concerned about their clothing being worn by thin and attractive … read more...

Playstation 4 20th Anniversary Consoles Are Selling For $20,000 On Ebay

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(PCM) If you were not lucky enough to get your hands on one of the 12,300 Playstation 4 20th Anniversary consoles that Sony released on December 6th, worry not, because one could be yours for a mere $20,000 dollars.

Online Playstation fans are currently wrapped up in bidding wars for a chance to own one of these limited edition consoles, which feature the same original grey color as the very first Playstation released back in 1994. The consoles will also feature the classic “P” logo on the front and have a 20th anniversary badge on the front corner of the … read more...

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