Fun facts about political correctness and IP
By Ana Cisneros | 17-Nov-2022
In this occasion, we bring you 5 fun facts regarding political correctness and examples where brands have been "tone deaf" and one that may or may not have happened… Can you spot the knockoff?
H&M and its “coolest monkey in the jungle” fiasco
Once upon a time, H&M used to be a beloved Swedish clothing brand for being affordable yet high quality, and the first brand to come up with the recycling of old clothes idea and conscious material appliance in their pieces (which is under scrutiny as we speak but more on that on future blog publications).
That one-time Docle&Gabbana went so far they had to issue an apology
Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana are no strangers to controversy. Still, they hardly ever take accountability for their actions (or comments, like that time they called Selena Gomez “proprio brutta” (really ugly. Click here for that gossip).
Adidas and its BYE to Ye
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no stranger to controversy. From his MAGA hats, white lives matter jumper, and its support for Trump, he is constantly on the wrong side of the spotlight for his incendiary comments and remarks. Nonetheless, his latest antisemitic declarations have put him under pressure (as he said himself, he now feels like “George Floyd with a knee on his neck” …I rest my case). In a (typical) rant on Twitter, he said he thought the Jewish community was controlling P. Diddy.
Could facial recognition be considered racist or misogynist?
That's the claim on the facial recognition of Amazon. A study by the MTI Media Lab shows that the facial recognition system developed by Amazon, Rekognition, is biased when applied to females and people with darker skin.
The problem with the AI’s poor identification skills shows that the algorithm has not been provided with sufficient data to recognize individuals who are not white males accurately.
What the internet is doing to provide safety to the LGBT community
The LGBT community has faced many challenges throughout the years, but the difficulty of regulating what is said and posted online is more significant now.
Elon Musk finally announces he “does not believe in crypto anymore.”
Aside from the usual Elon Musk rants where he goes from supporting newcomers in the crypto universe to dismissing cryptocurrencies, he has now declared he will sell all his cryptocurrencies and will no longer use such currency.
OK, we made this one up, although based on the many times Mr. Musk has been the subject of outrageous headlines lately, he might require his own dedicated 5+1 Fun Facts section.
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Ana is part of Iberbrand®’s professional team. Intellectual property has always been her passion. She is in charge of Iberbrand®´s “5+1 Fun Facts” editorial section.
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