January 1, 2021

Ellen DeGeneres Is the New-Era Example Business Leaders Can Learn From

In a report in Buzzfeed over the summer, several employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show alleged that they had faced harassment, intimidation and racism while on set, sparking an internal investigation. News of a toxic backstage culture stood in stark contrast to the environment DeGeneres had promised to create and her reputation as an advocate for inclusivity and decency. After the Buzzfeed article came out, […]

December 4, 2020

Ellen, Just Apologize Already

By now you’re probably familiar with the Ellen DeGeneres controversy. In case you’re not, here’s a quick recap. According to some reports, at least one current and as many as 10 former members of her popular talk show’s staff say that they were victims of “bullying and racism.” During the pandemic, the show’s production company was accused of underpaying certain staffers. Even before that, rumors […]

October 4, 2020

All Regal, Cineworld Cinemas to Close on Oct. 8

Regal Cinemas and parent company Cineworld Group are shutting their doors for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Sunday tweet, Cineworld confirmed it is “considering the temporary closure of our UK and U.S. cinemas,” adding that a final decision “has not yet been reached.” However, today it was confirmed the closures will go ahead on Thursday, Oct. 8. As The Verge reports, […]

September 4, 2020

Ben & Jerry’s Joins Facebook and Instagram Boycott, Pushes for Transgender Rights

The burgeoning #StopHateForProfit social media campaign, which calls on businesses to cease advertising on Facebook and Instagram throughout July in an effort to “provide more support to people who are targets of racism, antisemitism and hate,” has its latest big-name endorsement. Ben & Jerry’s has declared that it, too, will pause all ad placement on the sister sites beginning July 1, joining the likes of […]