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Indian jewelry brand removes ad on Hindu-Muslim unity after public backlash | News | DW

On Tuesday, Tanishq, one of India’s top jewelry brands, removed a short advertisement film which was released as part of its “Ekatvam” (Oneness) campaign, after a public backlash.

The ad showed a Muslim family organizing a baby shower ceremony for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law.

In a statement, the brand, which is owned by the Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, said that it withdrew the ad “keeping in mind the hurt sentiments and well being of our employees, partners and store staff.”

Tanishq didn’t reveal whether its employees had received threats following the release of the ad.

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Tanishq buckles under criticism

Tanishq was trolled on social media after the ad’s release and accused of “promoting” inter-faith marriages.

Several users trended the hashtag #BoycottTanishq on Twitter and accused the brand of promoting “love jihad”, a campaign that accuses

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India’s Tanishq pulls jewelry commercial featuring interfaith couple after backlash

The 45-second advertisement for the “Ekatvam (Unity) — the beauty of oneness” collection showed a Muslim family throwing a traditionally South Indian Hindu baby shower for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law.

The daughter-in-law says, “But these rituals aren’t celebrated in your home,” and the mother-in-law replies, “But the ritual of making daughters happy is in every home.”

The hashtag “BoycottTanishq” began trending in India after the Tata Group jewelry brand posted the ad at the weekend.

Tanishq removed the commercial from all platforms Monday, later telling CNN that the film had sparked “divergent and severe reactions, contrary to its very objective.”

Some people on social media called for Tanishq to apologize for running the commercial.

Several called the ad “Love Jihad” — a reference to an Islamophobic theory that claims that Muslim families try to convert Hindu women to Islam under the pretext of love and marriage.

“This advert is wrong
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Beauty influencer faces fierce backlash after asking followers ‘what race’ she should be today

YouTuber and beauty influencer Nikita Dragun sparked backlash on Sunday after she asked “what race” she should be that day.



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The makeup artist appeared to be making a joke in a now-deleted tweet that asked:

what race is nikita gonna be today ?

Almost immediately, people started calling her out for her “careless” tweet.

Some people accused Dragun of “blackfishing” – a play on the word “catfishing”, to mean people who edit their photos to appear darker. It’s essentially a form of cultural appropriation and people weren’t happy:

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Kelly Dodd of ‘Real Housewives’ faces backlash over bridal shower hat

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Scottsdale native Kelly Dodd of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is facing backlash for sharing a photo of herself on social media wearing a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat at her “amazing bridal shower!!”

Dodd will marry Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal on Oct. 10.

The hat — a riff on the Black Lives Matter movement — was reportedly given to Dodd as a shower gift. 

Kelly Dodd posts photo of herself in Drunks Wives Matter hat on Instagram (Photo: via Instagram)

One disappointed fan of the Bravo series, thebravob1tch, responded, “Nah I’m done with this I’m not playing anymore. This is ridiculous and I won’t stand for her making a mockery of the black lives matter movement. She does not care. She is not sorry. She will do this again. Fire her.”

Another IG user, bbfbravo, shared a headline of an article that said, “‘RHOC’ star Kelly Dodd

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Fashion Nova faces backlash after range of girls clothes called ‘too grown up’ and ‘inappropriate’

Fashion Nova children’s clothing range featuring crop tops, evening dresses and heels with names like ‘pulling me closer’ is branded ‘disgusting’ by critics who claim it sexualises young girls

  •  New range of girls clothes come under fire and accused of being ‘inappropriate’
  •  Children pictured wearing heels and short skirts for the new line of clothing
  • People took to social media to share their disgust, calling range ‘too grown up’ 
  • Others questioned whether names of outfits were appropriate, with examples such as ‘Kiss Me Wild’, ‘Keep It On The Down Low’ and ‘See It In Your Eyes’

Online retailer Fashion Nova has been slammed over its new range of children’s clothes, with critics claiming the outfits are ‘too grown up’ for your girls. 

Fashion Nova, which is based in the US but ships

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