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‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Controversy: George R.R. Martin Responds to Jaime-Cersei Scene

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' is no stranger to controversy and questionable content, though the talk surrounding a rape scene between Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) from Sunday's latest "Breaker of Chains" drew near-unilateral fire. Now, series creator George R.R. Martin stepped in to comment on the controversy of a scene somewhat altered from its presence in the books.

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University of Central Missouri Responds to Controversy Surrounding Maryville Rape Case

Yesterday (Oct. 15) the University of Central Missouri's News Bureau sent out a statement to students and faculty regarding the recently published article in the Kansas City Star about the Daisy Coleman court case. The article describes the Coleman family's woes after their then 14-year-old daughter was allegedly raped by the accused, Matthew Barnett, who is currently a student at UCM.

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Bar Catches Major Heat After Making Domestic Violence Joke on Sign

There are just some topics that are not ripe for jokes.

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Rolling Stone Cover with Boston Marathon Bomber Causes Controversy

 

Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev will be on the cover of next month's Rolling Stone. The decision has sparked a great deal of controversy, with many condemning the magazine for glamorizing the suspected terrorist.

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The 5 Most Questionable Calls in NFL History
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The 5 Most Questionable Calls in NFL History

By now, even non-football fans have heard about the officiating debacle in last night's showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks (just check your Facebook feed). Facing a 12-7 deficit with just seconds left to play, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rolled out of the pocket and threw a desperation heave into the end zone, resulting in a game-clinching interception for the Packers.

Except it wasn't. Instead, the NFL's much-maligned replacement officials inexplicably ruled the play a touchdown for the Seahawks, ignoring an obvious offensive pass-interference penalty and cementing the phrase "simultaneous catch" into the lexicon of poor sports officiating.

This screw-up will, hopefully, lead to the return of the real refs—but let's not forget that they too have made their share of awful calls over the years. Here's a look at some of the NFL's most controversial officiating decisions:

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Samuel L. Jackson’s Hurricane Isaac Tweets Send Readers Into a Whirl

Samuel L. Jackson is by far one of our favorite tweeters, thanks to Jimmy Fallon who taught the celeb how to use the social media site. For one, he made the 2012 Olympics that much more entertaining with statements like, “Did that Russian just do the ‘whoa Gurl Whut wuz in That Drank, dat Sh*t wuz Skrong’ Vault landing?!” However, his most recent sentiments regarding Hurricane Isaac threw people into a bit of a tizzy.

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Uriel Sinai, Getty Images

‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ Pageant Stirs Intense Controversy [VIDEO]

Last Thursday, the Israeli city of Haifa played host to a most unusual beauty pageant. For one thing, all the finalists were over 70. And for another, they were all Holocaust survivors.

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Brynja Photography

Woman Fired Over Controversial Photo of Breastfeeding Military Moms

Controversy continues to swirl around a recent image that shows two uniformed military moms breastfeeding their babies. According to RightThisMinute, a woman involved with the photo was actually fired from her job. Does that seem fair?

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Cameron Burnell / Taranaki Daily News

Photo of Beer-Drinking Bride Katrina Hayman Sparks Controversy

In New Zealand, a photo of a beer-drinking bride has sparked a serious amount of controversy, with detractors arguing that it’s unbecoming. Hey, why can’t a woman in a wedding dress enjoy a brew? We don’t get it.

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