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In Case You Missed It: Comedian Ralphie May dies at 45; Dove apologizes for racially insensitive ad; Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts game after protests during anthem

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October

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging from the world for a little while.

Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.

Comedian Ralphie May dies at 45

Ralphie May, a loud and large comedian known for his brash stand up bits and comedy specials died on Friday in Las Vegas. He was 45.

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His body was found Friday morning at a private residence in Vegas, where he had a residency at Harrah's Casino. He had performed Thursday night after canceling a string of events while trying to recover from pneumonia.

His publicist, Stacey Pokluda, said the cause of death was cardiac arrest. 

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May is survived by his wife Lahna Turner and two children.

After news spread of May's death, fellow comedians from Larry the Cable Guy to Kevin Hart remembered him on Twitter.

Dove apologizes for racially insensitive soap ad

Dove apologized over the weekend after a controversial advertisement went up online that immediately drew criticism, with many accusing the company of being racist. 

The 3-second video clip, posted on Dove's Facebook page on Friday, showed a black woman taking off her brown shirt to reveal a white woman in a lighter-colored shirt. 

A social media outcry followed, with droves of people calling the ad offensive and threatening to boycott Dove's products.

The clip has since been taken down.

The soap company posted an apology on Facebook and Twitter, saying the ad "missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully."

Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts game after protests during anthem

Vice President Mike Pence went to Sunday's Indianapolis Colts game against the San Francisco 49ers, but only for a short time.

When players started protesting the national anthem, Pence tweeted that he left the game.

About 20 members of the 49ers knelt during the anthem with their hands over their hearts. The Colts wore black shirts with the words "We Will" on the front and "Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity" on the back and players stood with their arms locked during the anthem.

President Donald Trump tweeted that he asked Pence to leave the stadium if any players kneeled.

 

The vice president posted a picture of him and his wife, Karen Pence, moments before he tweeted he was leaving over the protests.

Pence tweeted: "I left today's Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem. At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us. While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem. I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem."

 

Dove has apologized and removed a 3-second video clip the company posted over the weekend after many called the ad racist.

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Dove has apologized and removed a 3-second video clip the company posted over the weekend after many called the ad racist.

[Last modified: Monday, October 9, 2017 10:45am]

    

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