Cardi B Apologizes for Appropriating Hindu Culture on Magazine Cover

first_imgCardi B Apologizes for Appropriating Hindu Culture on Magazine CoverCardi B. Broadimage/ShutterstockShe’s sorry. Cardi B may be able to clapback when she’s unnecessarily criticized, but she also knows when to admit she’s wrong.Earlier this week, the 28-year-old appeared on the cover of the November issue of Footwear News to promote her latest collection with Reebok. Photographed portraying the Hindu goddess Durga, she quickly received backlash for cultural appropriation.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “And though it was dope, if people think I’m offending their culture or their religion I want to say I’m sorry,” the Grammy winner said. “That was not my intent. I do not like disrespecting nobody’s religion. I wouldn’t like people to offend my religion.”She continued, “I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful; maybe I should have done my research. I’m sorry, I can’t change the past, but I will do more research for the future.”Along with the “I Like It” singer, the publication also issued an apology.- Advertisement – “People are saying Cardi B is paying homage to our Hindu goddess Durga,” one Twitter user wrote. “So as a Hindu I want to say that: 1-Wearing a shoe in a temple is prohibited 2-Durga maa is not to be used as an aesthetic 3- Durga maa is NEVER depicted bare bodied 4-THIS. IS. NOT. HOMAGE. IT’S. DISRESPECT.”The “WAP” rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday, November 10, to publicly apologize. “Sorry guys. I didn’t mean to offend or disrespect anybody’s culture,” she captioned an Instagram Story video. “I can’t change the [past] but I’ll be more cautious in the future.”In the clip, she explained that the creatives on the cover shoot told her she was going to portray a Goddess that represents “strength, femininity and liberation, and that’s something I love and I’m all about.” However, she understands where her fault lies.- Advertisement – “Yesterday we posted content from our exclusive Cardi B cover shoot,” a statement to Us Weekly read. “One of the images was intended to pay homage to Hindu goddess Durga, and our intent was to show a powerful woman. However, we realize we were not considerate of certain cultural and religious perspectives and how this could be perceived as deeply offensive.It continued, “We take full accountability for this oversight and we apologize, it is important we learn from this example and are sensitive to this sort of religious imagery when creative discussions are taking place in the future. Today, we’re releasing another cover from the shoot that was a subscriber exclusive.”Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)last_img read more

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FDA says firm sold peanut products before test results

first_imgFeb 9, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials recently amended their inspection report on the peanut processing plant tied to the current nationwide Salmonella outbreak to say that in a number of cases the company shipped products before getting test results, rather than after getting conflicting results on successive tests. “The actions of PCA indicate that the company lacks business integrity and business honesty, which seriously and directly hinders its ability to do business with the federal government,” David Shipman, acting administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, said in the statement. All the product lots mentioned in the report tested positive for Salmonella at some point, the FDA said in its latest update on the Salmonella investigation. The amended report, called an FDA-483, shows numerous cases in which PCA ordered tests of peanut products but then released one or more shipments before receiving the test results. The report also says that on Jul 18 and 24, 2007, the company released shipments of chopped peanuts “on or after the positive Salmonella results were obtained.” Feb 5 USDA news release about suspending business with PCA Products from the Blakely plant were mainly sold to institutions and food services and to other food processing firms, not to retail outlets. But yesterday PCA released a list of products that were produced in 2007 and are subject to the recall. They consist of peanuts sold in cans under the names Casey’s, Parnell’s Pride, Reggie, and Robinson Crusoe. But on Feb 5 the FDA released an amended inspection report showing that in many of these cases, the company had shipped products before receiving any test result. The report still notes two cases, on Jul 18 and 24, 2007, in which PCA shipped products that had tested positive. All of the cases covered in the FDA inspection report are classified as failures to manufacture under conditions needed to minimize the potential for growth of microorganisms. Products cited in the report include peanut paste, peanut butter, peanut meal, chopped peanuts, peanut granules, and oil-roasted peanuts. See also: FDA amends inspection reportFDA officials spent more than 2 weeks inspecting the Blakely plant in January after testing of peanut butter in Minnesota and Connecticut tied the facility to the outbreak. The inspections led to the FDA’s initial report of cases in which products tested positive for Salmonella initially but were shipped after a second test found no contamination. “It is important to note that for all lots identified in the FDA-483 (original and amended), the firm received positive Salmonella test results for the products shipped,” the FDA update states. “For example, in some situations the firm received a positive Salmonella test result, followed by a later negative result, and then shipped the products. FDA update on investigationhttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.htmlcenter_img The suspension will be in effect for a year, but the agency is proposing to extend it to 3 years, the statement said. It covers PCA and its subsidiary, Tidewater Blanching LLC. The company has 30 days to submit information opposing the suspension. The company said it has not sold any products in cans and jars since 2007. It said it was releasing the product list to help any consumers who might still have them on hand. The firm said it had received no reports of illnesses related to the products. “Effective immediately, PCA is excluded from participating in government contracts or subcontracts, as well as federal nonprocurement programs,” the USDA said in a Feb 5 statement. In its latest update on the investigation, the FDA said the finding that PCA had shipped products after successive positive and negative Salmonella tests was based on statements from the firm’s management. But a more detailed review of documents provided during the inspection indicated that some of the information supplied by the managers did not match up with the documents, the agency said. FDA’s list of products recalled because of the outbreakhttp://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm USDA suspends firmIn other developments, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it was barring PCA from doing business with the federal government for at least a year. Last week it was reported that PCA products had been used by USDA-supported school lunch programs in California, Idaho, and Minnesota. On Jan 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 12 instances in which the Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) shipped peanut products from its Blakely, Ga., plant after getting an initial positive Salmonella test and then getting a negative result on a second test. “In some other situations, the firm shipped the products before it had received the positive test results. For these, sometimes the firms received a subsequent negative test, and sometimes no additional testing appears to have been done.” Contamination at the Blakely plant is blamed for an outbreak involving 575 cases in 43 states, plus one in Canada, and for probably contributing to eight deaths. As of yesterday, the FDA said 1,790 peanut-containing products had been recalled because of the outbreak. The Washington Post reported on Feb 6 that PCA had sold 32 truckloads of roasted peanuts and peanut butter to the government for its free school-lunch program for poor children. Schools in California, Idaho, and Minnesota received the products from January to November 2007, a USDA official told the Post.last_img read more

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Angels’ Albert Pujols moving well early in camp after a rehab-free winter

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Although Pujols is still performing well below his career averages, and certainly below what would be expected for nearly $30 million a year, he’s nonetheless improved his OPS two years in a row.“After my surgery, I was in a good place to be able to train and get myself ready for the season,” said Pujols, whose contract runs through 2021. “It’s good to not have to rehab or worry about any other injuries. I feel strong and good coming into spring training.”Maddon said he’ll check with Pujols regularly to make sure he gets enough rest to be somewhat productive. He also said he’s got value beyond his own numbers.“The example of Albert: he does his work specifically and beautifully, whether it’s out there on defense or in the cage,” Maddon said. “He’s so committed to his craft. The true value to me is example as much as anything. Guys like that – I still think he’s going to play at a very high level this year – but how does Albert Pujols go about his business? If I’m a young guy coming up and I get to watch that, daily? That to me is really the greatest value that anybody can receive.”STARTING WITH TWOThe Angels open their Cactus League schedule with split-squad games on Saturday, facing the Kansas City Royals at home and the Chicago White Sox on the road. Because there are an odd number of teams in Arizona, each day at least one team needs to have a split-squad or be off. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “We’ve already talked about that,” Maddon said Thursday. “That really is a part of a player’s baseball IQ, to be able to make that decision quickly. … You have to be able to process it in the moment. That might sound easy, but it’s not sometimes.”ALSOReliever Ty Buttrey played catch at a distance of 90 feet on Thursday, the first time he’d thrown since he was sidelined with a strained oblique. “I felt good,” Buttrey said. “No pain. Nothing.” Buttrey is still expected to be ready for Opening Day. …Third baseman Anthony Rendon left the team for the birth of his second child. He is expected to return on Saturday. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros TEMPE, Ariz. — A few days into watching workouts, Joe Maddon has been impressed with how Albert Pujols looks.“He’s moving around really well,” Maddon said. “He looked good to me, man. I want to keep him that way. We’ll talk as the season progresses. I don’t know what he looked like the last couple years, but he looked like he was in pretty good shape to me.”Pujols, 40, is now going on 16 months without any type of surgery. After having operations following the 2012, 2015 and 2016 seasons, and three operations in September 2018, he has been able to simply concentrate on conditioning instead of rehabbing.Last season Pujols was actually just about the only Angels player who got through the whole season healthy. He played 131 games, including 98 at first base, and he hit .244 with 23 home runs and a .734 OPS.center_img “Split squads make you do things you don’t want to do this quickly, primarily play guys more innings than you want to play them right out of the chute,” Maddon said. “It presents some challenges.”Maddon said none of the “varsity” players will be playing at all on the first day. The Angels will be using relievers to pitch the first couple of games.DROPPING POPSThe Angels worked on catching pop-ups during Thursday’s drills, and they’ll also be working on dropping them.Maddon said that he will be picking up with an element that Brad Ausmus made a point of emphasis last year. With less than two outs, a fast runner at first and a slow runner at the plate, the Angels would let pop-ups drop in order to get a force at second, replacing the fast runner with the slow one.The Angels did it more than any other team in the majors last year.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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