Daily Digest: Caucasians, Ninja Turtles and Alison Redford

DJ NDN (right) sports a

DJ NDN (right) sports a "Caucasians" shirt in this promotional photo of the Canadian hip hop trio A Tribe Called Red. (files)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.

1. Caucasians shirts selling like crazy

DJ NDN (right) sports a "Caucasians" shirt in this promotional photo of the Canadian hip hop trio A Tribe Called Red. (Files)

A company that sells T-shirts with a pointed parody of the Cleveland Indians’ Wahoo logo is getting lots of sales in Canada lately.

The Caucasians design has been around for a few years, but in June, a photo of DJ NDN, a member of A Tribe Called Red, wearing the shirt was used in the promotion of a local music festival, prompting calls for a boycott.

And luckily for Shelf Life Clothing Co,. drawing attention to the design.

Various sports teams with names that reference aboriginals, including the Washington Redskins, face increasing calls to change their name.


2. Victoria's Secret releases 'Sexy' list

Victoria's Secret's annual "What is Sexy" list of female celebrities and their dreamiest attributes has arrived, and two Canadians made the cut.

Check out the gallery to rate their picks.


Taylor Swift was named "sexiest smile". (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)
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3. Redford denies using fake passengers

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is denying the auditor general’s suggestion that government planes were routinely booked up with fake passengers to restrict access to the premier.

Redford says she didn't know about any of this.

"It would not be true to suggest that I flew on the government plane alone. Despite the allegations raised today, as far as I am concerned, there was never any directive preventing others from flying on government aircraft when I was a passenger,” she said in a statement.


4. Teenage Mutant Ninja terror victims?

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is opening on Sept. 11 in Australia, so this poster of the turtles jumping from a burning tower quickly became a magnet for critics, who said it was insensitive and a little eerie.

Paramount Australia quickly deleted social media posts after complaints.


5. Ottawa’s racy frosh video

A boozy, sexually suggestive trailer for an event company’s frosh week celebrations has attracted criticism, with some saying it goes too far.

"It's excessive in every aspect," Nicole Desnoyers, vice-president of the University of Ottawa Students' Federation, said.

The event is supposed to be for all universities in the Ottawa area, and isn’t associated with any of them.

Watch the trailer here. (Warning: explicit content)

- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency

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