controversy



Djokovic Down Under: the controversy with the 2022 Australian Open

12th January 2022

Tennis player Novak Djokovic faces criticism over his vaccination status and visa after initially being denied entry to Australia for the Australian Open. The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a major impact on the sporting world and sparked a myriad of controversies surrounding the ability and freedom of athletes to travel and compete across the ...


Splitting toes and opinions

8th January 2022

Gabriel Wheway explores the controversial Margiela Tabi boot. Constructed from chic leather panels, a chunky heel, and a distinctively hoof-like front, Maison Margiela’s unique piece of footwear has become an iconic silhouette and the fashion house’s most notable creation to date.  This unique piece, however, was not an organic creation of Margiela. The first Tabi ...


Behind the controversy of Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

31st January 2021

The story behind the outrage sparked by Florence Given’s feminist memoir. The feminist “self-help” book that brought 22-year-old online influencer and activist Florence Given to fame mid-lockdown, unexpectedly became the centre of a horde of criticism by the end of 2020. Chidera Eggerue (The Slumflower) had previously endorsed Florence’s book with the quote “Florence is ...