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Legal Sea Foods restaurant chain takes heat for sexist Hillary Clinton ‘cold fish’ ad

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The Legal Sea Foods chain of restaurants is taking heat after they ran a full-page ad in the Boston Globe referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a “cold fish” — a slur inferring a woman is frigid, reports The Boston Globe.

The New England-based chain has been running mock satirical campaign ads for company CEO Roger Berkowitz — using the campaign slogan #feeltheberk — but went over the line with the Clinton ad.

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Under a picture of Clinton, the ad reads: “We have a name for cold fish. Sushi.”

Twitter users responding to the hashtag campaign were not amused at the slurs aimed at the first woman to receive a  major party presidential nomination, and let the company know.

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Berkowitz responded to criticism of the ad, saying the company ran an ad mocking GOP nominee Donald Trump last week reading, ““I can assure you, it’s not the size of your hands that are important, but rather the size of your shrimp.”

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According to the CEO, “Like with the Trump ad, we said, ‘Let’s see what the perception is of the candidate and see if we can get a fish message in.’ The common perception of Hillary is that she’s a little bit cold, not exactly warm and fuzzy. This was a way for us to say OK, she’s a little cold, let’s do something with sushi. It is absolutely not politically motivated.”

“It would be disingenuous to do an ad on Trump and not one on Hillary,” he added


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Melania Trump statue torched near her Slovenian hometown: report

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On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that a wooden statue of First Lady Melania Trump carved from a tree outside her hometown in Slovenia last year has been burned to the ground.

"The artist who had commissioned the sculpture, Brad Downey, had the statue removed on July 5," reported Madeline Charbonneau. "Downey, who is American but works out of Berlin, had hoped his statue of the first lady would create dialogue about American politics, given that Melania Trump is an immigrant married to a president who seeks to stem immigration. Though the investigation is still pending, Downey said he hopes to interview the perpetrators for an upcoming exhibition."

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FBI investigating Chinese businessman who bankrolled media company linked to Steve Bannon

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A Wall Street Journal expose revealed that a Chinese businessman is under investigation by the FBI after he used funds to bankroll a media company with ties to a former aide to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon.

"Federal Bureau of Investigation national security agents in recent months have asked people who know both men for information on Mr. Guo’s activities, including the source of funds of a media company linked to him that hired Mr. Bannon in 2018 as a consultant, the people said," according to the Journal. "As recently as last week, the FBI met with one person familiar with the companies tied to Mr. Guo, the people said. The probe has been underway for more than six months, and prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn have been involved.

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Lady Antebellum changed their name for racial sensitivity — now they’re suing the Black singer who already used the name

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In June, as the national conversation about racial justice in the wake of the George Floyd killing pushed many groups and organizations to examine the racial connotations of their brands, the country music group Lady Antebellum announced they were changing their name to "Lady A" to remove reference to the slavery period of Southern history.

There was just one problem: an African-American blues singer in Seattle, Anita White, already went by that name. Now, according to Pitchfork, the band is going to court for the right to use the trademark.

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