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South African clothing company pulls "How to get laid" T-shirts

The Foschini Group withdrew T-shirts with "sexist" slogans from its stores in South Africa after complaints from feminist groups and HIV/AIDS activists.
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One of the T-shirts highlighted by FeministsSA in the group's request that South African clothing retailer The Foschini Group remove "sexist" shirts from their stores. (FeministsSA)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A major South African clothing company has pulled T-shirts from its stores after complaints that slogans on the men's shirts were sexist.

The shirts withdrawn by The Foschini Group had slogans including "How to get laid," and "I put the STD in STUD, all I need is U," the South African Press Association reports.


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The sun shines on historic buildings in the Cotswold village of Castle Combe on April 12, 2011 in Wiltshire, England. A popular tourist destination, the Cotswolds - which lie mainly within the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, but also extend into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire - are sometimes called the 'Heart of England' and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The wedding of supermodel Kate Moss to rockstar Jamie Hince in the Cotswolds caused roads to be shut off to residents. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Supermodel Kate Moss’s rustic village wedding has infuriated local residents because of a security clampdown that some compared to that of a British royal event.

For the wedding of Kate Moss to rockstar Jamie Hince in the Cotswolds area of the U.K., roads were shut, movement restricted and villages guarded by a heavy police presence.

The couple is continuing to celebrate their union on Friday with a three-day, festival-themed party centered on Moss’s luxury farmhouse in the village of Little Faringdon.

Local residents and wedding guests had to use permits to enter the villages of Little Faringdon, Oxfordshire, and Southrop, Gloucestershire, the BBC reports. There was a large police presence throughout the area.

Some residents were warned they would be arrested if they walked through the village in the hours before the ceremony, the Daily Mirror reports.

Villagers were upset that Moss was being treated like a member of the royal family, the tabloid says.

Moss, 37, wore a sleeveless ivory wedding dress by recently disgraced fashion designer John Galliano, with a long veil and a floral headband for her wedding in the village of Southrop. Hince, 42, a guitarist with rock band The Kills, wore a pale grey suit.

Mario Testino photographed the couple, reportedly as part of an exclusive deal with Vogue magazine, to appear in the September issue. Testino, one of the world’s most famous photographers, also took the engagement photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton.


John Galliano says he doesn't remember

The 50-year-old fashion designer said he didn't remember using any alleged anti-Semitic slurs at a Paris bar because of an addiction to pills and alcohol
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John Galliano leaves in a car after he stood trial for anti-semitic insults in Paris on June 22, 2011 (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)

The fashion designer John Galliano testified in a Paris courtroom on Wednesday that he didn't remember using any alleged anti-Semitic slurs on two separate occasions at a Paris bar because of an addiction to pills and alcohol, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

Galliano apologized for an anti-Semitic rant in a separate incident that was caught on video, posted on the Internet and shown to the court, and said those were not his views, according to the Associated Press.

The trial included the undated video of the 50-year-old designer that popped up on the Internet after a complaint was filed in February, in which the designer said, "I love Hitler," and told someone that "people like you would be dead." Galliano said that he didn't recognize the person he saw on camera, the Los Angeles Times said:

"I'm apologizing because that man you see up there is not John Galliano. I have no recollection of these events," he said. "I read about them afterwards."

 The charges that the outspoken British designer insulted several patrons of the La Perle bar in the trendy Marais district of Paris with anti-Semitic remarks shocked the fashion world and cost Galliano his job at the French high-fashion house of Dior, the Associated Press said.

He is accused of the crime of making insults about religion, race or ethnicity in public.

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