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India’s Tanishq jewelry pulls interfaith ad amid Hindu outrage

But just days after the ad aired, Tanishq, the jewelry company, pulled it from all platforms following a flood of angry calls from Hindu nationalists on social media to boycott the brand, including by members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party or the BJP.

Kothapalli Geetha, a former legislator of the BJP called the ad “highly objectionable” for “normalizing love jihad.” Love jihad is a conspiracy theory espoused by right-wing Hindu activists that Muslim men are engaged in a deliberate effort to convert Hindu girls through marriage. A law enforcement probe in 2018 into 11 interfaith marriages found no evidence of coercion.

A prominent right wing lawyer also shared the details of a Muslim employee of the company on Twitter, a move known as doxing, calling on his followers to “expose” Tanishq and make them apologize.

It is the latest instance of the bitter religious divide sweeping India

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Jewelry Ad Featuring Interfaith Couple Sparks Outrage in India

An Indian jewelry brand withdrew an advertisement featuring an interfaith couple after Hindu nationalists accused the company of “love jihad,” a pejorative used to describe marriage between Muslim men and Hindu women in India.

The forty-three second ad, released last week, featured a pregnant woman in a sari, making her way through a luminous home to a garden prepared for her baby shower. The advertisement, since removed from Facebook and YouTube, was described by the jeweler, Tanishq, as a “beautiful confluence of two different religions, traditions and cultures,” reported the BBC. It was meant to promote a new jewelry collection called “Ekatvam,” a Sanskrit word that translates as “oneness.”

“Beautiful things happen when people come together,” reads a description on the company’s website, including the slogan: “The beauty of oneness. One as humanity. One as a nation.”

But on social media, the ad quickly created fault lines, and #BoycottTanishq soon

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Kylie Jenner’s gift for her 2-year-old daughter sparks outrage: ‘I hate being poor’

Stormi Webster is old enough to go to school. Feel old yet?

She’s also old enough to bring a designer bag to said school. Feel poor yet?

The daughter of beauty mogul Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott went to her first day of home school wearing a $12,000 backpack, and the response from fans was a resounding “can’t relate!

Jenner shared a video of Stormi jumping up and down in her driveway wearing the designer accessory.

“First day of school! First day of school!” the toddler exclaimed in the clip.

It’s no surprise that Jenner has quite the collection of Hermes items, specifically ultra-expensive Birkin bags, but seeing a 2-year-old swinging around an item that costs more than a down payment for a house is always a bit shocking.

“I guarantee Stormi would have picked a ‘Frozen” Jansport backpack rather than a 12k Hermès one if she

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