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Insider Roundup: Facebook Bans 'Suggestive' Emojis & More

Today's buzz


Last weekend was a fun one, wasn't it? Whether you celebrated Halloween with a bang or just did a simple trick-or-treating around the neighbourhood, taking part in this tradition is surely exciting one way or another. But today, it's time to get back to the grind. Feel like you've been out of the loop after being immersed in the festivities? No worries. Here are the interesting headlines to note from the worlds of fashion, beauty and lifestyle.


Facebook bans the use of suggestive emojis


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Just recently, Facebook has issued a ban on the use of "contextually specific and commonly sexual emojis or emoji strings". The social network's updated Community Standards (which also applies to Instagram) didn't specify which emojis in particular but it's safe to assume that it would include the eggplant, peach and water splash. Even so, there's no reason to get too alarmed, only posts with explicit sexual solicitations would get flagged. As always, the internet is now coming up with 'creative solutions' to counter the move.


Updates on BTS' Jungkook's recent car accident



You may have already heard that last weekend, Kpop star Jungkook of BTS was involved in a car crash at Yongsan District in Seoul. Now, Big Hit Entertainment has issued a statement clarifying what happened. It turns out that Jungkook violated traffic rules, which resulted in a minor collision with a cab. Thankfully, both Jungkook and the cab driver only sustained bruises and was able to come to an amicable settlement. Whew!


Chloé appoints Riccardo Bellini as new CEO



French luxury fashion house Chloé has appointed Riccardo Bellini as their new CEO, replacing Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye who will be stepping down by the end of November. With over 20 years of business leadership under his belt, Bellini is most well-known for his work at Maison Margiela. What could this mean for the future of Chloé?


6IXTY8IGHT goes online



Up-and-coming lingerie brand 6IXTY8IGHT will be launching their e-commerce store in Singapore and Malaysia this month. 6IXTY8IGHT.com will carry a full range of lingerie, nightwear, loungewear, casual wear, and accessories. Customers can expect a "Click & Collect" feature where online purchases can be picked up at any preferred local store. Stay tuned.


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