Filed under, “it seemed like a good idea at the time” is the United Kingdom supermarket who used a “racist” display to advertise the Steve McQueen film 12 Years a Slave. Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of supermarkets in the UK were the offending perpetrators of the tasteless and racist idea of advertising their DVD/Blu-Ray sale on the film in question.
12 Years a Slave defeated Gravity to make Oscar history as the first film made by a black director to win Best Picture in the the 86 years that the Academy Awards have existed. Incredibly, the Oscar favorite, Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D space drama Gravity lost out on the evening’s biggest award even though it did sweep a total of 7 awards by the ceremony’s end.
There are many who will point their finger at Justin Bieber and talk about his public misbehaviour; forgetting that he is still a teenager with a lot of growing up to do. Others are vilifying Miley Cyrus for her sexual escapades and her penchant for performing either in her birthday suit or twerking wherever she likes.