Target stores are pulling back from that rollout of Pride retail items after Conservative backlash and threats of boycott.
Conflict between Russia and Ukraine have remained present all year long with headlines being released daily with war updates. Now the year is drawing to an end and Ukraine’s culture minister, Oleksandr Tkachenko, is calling for action from Western allies. Tkachenko recently wrote in a column for The Guardian, wherein he called for support from Western allies with a boycott on Russian arts and culture. In said column, Tkachenko explains how Vladimir Putin views Russian culture as, “a tool and even a weapon to attack liberal values and advance his own agenda,” an agenda which has kept the nations in a war that has become increasingly volatile this year.
Adidas announced on Tuesday that it has ended its relationship with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and will no longer produce Yeezy branded products.
“Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech,” the company said in a press release. “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
After making anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter a few weeks ago, big-name brands have been under increasing pressure to cut ties with the rapper.
After the U.S. announced the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Tuesday due to concerns of human rights, several other countries have since joined the boycott. After the White House’s announcement, China accused the U.S. for “violating the Olympic spirit.
The White House has announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics over concerns about China’s record of human rights, which means that no U.S. government officials will attend the Games, but athletes are still allowed to compete.