DiGiorno Pizza Makes a Colossal Gaffe and Accidentally Promotes Domestic Abuse-Flavored Pie

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DiGiorno Pizza Makes a Colossal Gaffe and Accidentally Promotes Domestic Abuse-Flavored Pie
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The tweet in question? Here is a screencap of the quickly-deleted message, from Christina Coleman's twitter feed:



This week, survivors of domestic abuse started a pair of hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft, to educate others on the realities of domestic abuse and empower those within harmful relationships. In light of football player Ray Rice's recently-uncovered tapes his subsequent suspension, these words are that much more powerful.

Of course, that's not what DiGiorno thought the hashtag was about, and in their attempt to stay on top of trends on Twitter threw this into the public eye without a care in the world. As you can see, DiGiorno has since apologized for their ignorance. Just another warning message to #Brands on #SocialMedia, right?

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled by US Patent Office Saying the Name is Disparaging

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Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled by US Patent Office Saying the Name is Disparaging
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"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team's name and trademarks disparage Native Americans. The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place," Jesse Witten, the plaintiffs' lead attorney, said in a press release. "We presented a wide variety of evidence – including dictionary definitions and other reference works, newspaper clippings, movie clips, scholarly articles, expert linguist testimony, and evidence of the historic opposition by Native American groups – to demonstrate that the word 'redskin' is an ethnic slur."
The team will appeal the case, according to a statement from its attorney, and it will be able to keep its trademark protection during appeal. Further, losing the trademark would not force the team to change its name.
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WFAA Dallas Reporter Dale Hansen is Back to Drop Some More Knowledge on the Michael Sam Haters Out There

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You may remember Dale Hansen from this segment he did right after Michael Sam came out a few months ago.

Celebration of the Day: Michael Sam and Boyfriend Celebrate Sam's Draft to St. Louis Rams

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On Saturday, Michael Sam became the first out gay player drafted to the NFL. Immediately after getting the news, Sam emotionally embraced his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, on national TV, and celebratorily smashed cake in Cammisano's face and kissed him.

Johnny Manziel Had a Bad Time at the NFL Draft

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Johnny Manziel Had a Bad Time at the NFL Draft
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At least we don't have to listen to the phrase "Johnny Jacksonville" for the next decade...

Johnny Manziel expected to be drafted at least in the top 10 during the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Oakland all needed QBs, and they had spots 8, 9, and 10. Even if he didn't get picked in the top 10, it was okay: the Dallas Cowboys would certainly pick him at 16, right? Right? Nope. The top 10 came and went, Dallas picked OT Zack Martin at 16, and Johnny Football was left wondering if he'd be this year's Geno Smith.

To add insult to injury, #BeforeManzielGetsDrafted and #SadManziel cracked the worldwide Twitter trends before Manziel got picked, further confirming that you always count on Twitter to dump salt in a wound.


Finally, after watching his stock drop with every passing pick, Cleveland traded up to pick Manziel at 22. Congratulations, Johnny! Now that you're going to Cleveland, LeBron has some friendly hometown advice for you: