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Text Messages from A$AP Rocky’s Assistant could cause greater Friction during Sweden Trial

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On day two of the Sweden trial involving A$AP Rocky (Rakim Mayers) and a man who alleges he was assaulted during a physical altercation with the American rapper in Stockholm, new receipts are causing more controversy.

On Thursday, the man claims some of Mayers’ crew had bottles during the incident although his defense lawyer Slobodan Jovicic sifted through video frames in court, showing that statement was simply inaccurate.

On the contrary, the prosecutors revealed a text message between Mayers’ assistant saying, “I hope Rocky deleted all the videos on his phone and kept only the one.” The message alleges Mayers hit the alleged victim with a bottle, recorded the attack and later deleted it.

This portion of the altercation has taken precedence in the case, according to TMZ.

Prosecutors are now pressing Mayers regarding text messages from his assistant, saying “Harlem came out and smashed a bottle on a person.”

The hip-hop star testified that he “begged” the alleged victim and his accomplice to get away from him and his crew, and he believed the 2 were impossible to reason with because he thought they were high on drugs. Mayers reportedly admitted he and his crew jumped the alleged victim but only as an act of self-defense.

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‘Always’ removes Feminine Logo to accommodate Transgender Men

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Staple sanitary product brand, ‘Always’ has announced its controversial decision to remove the feminine logo from the brand’s packaging to accommodate the transgender men who use the products.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) greenlighted the switch to abolish the female sexual identity mark after being pressured by transgender activists.

In June, transgender campaigner Ben Saunders reportedly contacted Always on Twitter, questioning why the brand used feminine logos on all of their packaging.

At the time, another activist who goes by Melly Bloom on Twitter made the same complaint asking why it was ‘imperative’ to have the Venus sign on their products.

Both feel that the company, owned by Proctor & Gamble, exclude transgender and non-binary people who use the items.

Since both complaints were made, Always has said it will now aim to remove the signs from their packaging from December 2019, with aims to have it distributed everywhere by February 2020.

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Watch: NASA astronauts take first all-woman spacewalk in history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir embarked on a historic 6.5-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace a battery charge/discharge unit.

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H&M receives Backlash over controversial Product Shot… again

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In January 2018, H&M came under fire after a product shot on the Swedish fast-fashion brand’s UK site used a black child to advertise a hoodie that says “coolest monkey in the jungle.”

The retail giant issued a corporate apology that still people dissatisfied and angry.

The aftermath resulted in a major decline in sales and practically tarnished the brand’s reputation, particularly with the Black community.

As the company attempted to restructure its internal culture throughout 2019, H&M has dropped the ball again according to some.

A new uproar has sparked across social media over one of H&M’s “Back to School” product shots. The theme focuses on every day after school appearances of school kids, highlighting a more natural-unkept look. The keyword being unkept.

One of the shots listed on the brand’s e-commerce site features a Back child with her natural hair undone. While it was intended to mesh with the narrative being sold to customers, some feel it looks like the model’s hair wasn’t combed at all compared to the models of other races.

One social media user even took it upon himself to retouch her hair using photoshop her to provide an example of how the styling during the shoot should have been handled.

On the contrary, others feel this is a prime example of the Black community displaying self-hate for their natural tresses.

The company commented via Twitter this morning: “We truly believe that all kids should be allowed to be kids. The school[-]aged kids who model for us come to the photo studio in the afternoon after school and we aim for a natural look which reflects that.”

What are your thoughts? Is the outrage necessary or is H&M at fault?

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