This ain’t it, Magnum.
Calling one thing a “guilty pleasure” sometimes suggests there are some issues we must always really feel unhealthy about having fun with. Most of us can in all probability agree that responsible pleasures typically apply to easy innocent issues like ranch dip or unhealthy TV. What’s unequivocally not a responsible pleasure is being homosexual in a spot the place homosexuality is criminalized. To most of us that’s: Magnum Ice Cream, whose complete advert marketing campaign is already primarily based on the suggestion that you simply would possibly wish to fuck their product, is being accused of homophobia and racism for a Spotify advert marketing campaign within the U.K. that compares being arrested for being homosexual to having a responsible pleasure.
The advert contains a man talking of discrimination in his residence nation (which isn’t specified), saying “A hug for my boyfriend—that’s my guilty pleasure, because in my country, just a simple hug with the man I love could send me to prison for more than 10 years.” A spokesperson from Magnum mentioned the corporate wished “to remind people that what is considered a guilty pleasure isn’t always what you would expect.” However as you’ll be able to think about, a lot of people are discovering the comparability bizarre and outright offensive. Simply extra proof that the complete idea of the “guilty pleasure” must go away for our collective good. [Newsweek]
And in different information…
- The New Yorker goes deep on rosé strawberries, which apparently are usually not simply unripe berries. Too unhealthy the we’re already on to Gen Z Yellow. [The New Yorker]
- A bunch of presidential candidates ate issues on the Iowa State Honest. Andrew Yang appeared to love his turkey leg. [NY Post]
- Matthew’s Goodies in North Carolina supplied a “Burn a Rebel flag… get a free chocolate!” promotion after a pro-Accomplice group gathered close to the store. Now the proprietor is getting loss of life threats. [Vice]
- A have a look at whether or not White Claw is “healthy” or not. [GQ]
- Elevated lead was detected in Newark’s water, and the town is promising to offer residents with bottled water. [Pix11]
- Cooks are experimenting with watermelon as a meat substitute. [WSJ]
- The enterprise of stopping meals waste could be very profitable. [CNBC]
- Chick-fil-A is including mac and cheese to its menu nationwide, the primary facet addition since 2016. [USA Today]
- Amanda Mull says the proper variety of drinks to have at your desk is three, and he or she is correct, in accordance with me, who all the time has a seltzer, a espresso, and no matter drink I obtained on my commute in. [The Atlantic]