Controversies

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Regret Swiping Left on Tinder? Soon You Can Pay to Undo It.
Legal Center

Regret Swiping Left on Tinder? Soon You Can Pay to Undo It.

The online dating service is planning to roll out a premium version of its app.
Nina Zipkin
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Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad Out as CEO
Tinder

Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad Out as CEO

Investor IAC will keep Rad on until it finds an 'Eric Schmidt-like' replacement.
Jason Fell
Wal-Mart Eats Humble Pie After Publishing 'Fat Girl' Halloween Costumes
Halloween

Wal-Mart Eats Humble Pie After Publishing 'Fat Girl' Halloween Costumes

Because plus-sized women aren't 'fat-shamed' enough. Rollback that self-esteem, ladies.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth
Controversies

Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth

Parents are outraged over the toy chain's bizarre decision to sell drug-dealing action figures.
Laura Entis
Microsoft CEO: 'I Was Completely Wrong' About Gender Comment
Asking For a Raise

Microsoft CEO: 'I Was Completely Wrong' About Gender Comment

Satya Nadella says he was thinking of his own 22-year climb up Microsoft's corporate ladder, though he says now that he encourages women to speak up.
Geoff Weiss
Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo
Branding

Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo

Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design.
Kate Taylor
Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction
Video Games

Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction

After being exhumed from a New Mexico landfill earlier this year, copies of the world's worst video game will now be up for auction.
Geoff Weiss
SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout
Controversies

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout

While the companies chalked it up to 'shifting priorities,' the announcement comes on the heels of widespread urgings by animal activists.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards
Censorship

Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards

Facebook has scrapped graphic images showcasing Kendall Jones' hunting conquests -- but not in response to public outcry, the company claims.
Geoff Weiss
Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place
Company Culture

Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place

Before your company takes a side on a controversial issue, consider these three things.
Peter Gasca
One Way to Turn Customers Into Raving Fans: Be Controversial
Branding

One Way to Turn Customers Into Raving Fans: Be Controversial

It's more powerful to be polarizing than it is to be neutral.
Jason Fell
Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails
Controversies

Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails

"If I hear one more freshman tell me how much they love Kappa Sigma," wrote Snapchat's 23-year-old founder (in one of his milder moments), "I'll probably get so excited I'll punch them in the face."
Geoff Weiss
Diet Coke Campaign Fizzles After Consumers Mock 'You're On Coke' Snafu
Advertising

Diet Coke Campaign Fizzles After Consumers Mock 'You're On Coke' Snafu

Diet Coke's new ad was looking to target a young, professional demographic, but after bloggers teased the beverage giant about a possible drug reference, the campaign, well, went flat.
Geoff Weiss
'Fit Mom' on Strategizing After Online Backlash
Leadership

'Fit Mom' on Strategizing After Online Backlash

One fitness entrepreneur explains how she's using controversy – and a calm, steady hand -- to build a fitness movement.
Tanya Benedicto Klich