- Utah-based company Lions Not Sheep and its owner Sean Whalen are facing a $211,335 fine after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused them of replacing their products’ "Made in China" labels with "Made in the USA" labels.
- The complaint, which was first filed in May, also ordered Whalen and his company to “stop making bogus Made in USA claims” and “come clean about foreign production.”
- “Companies that slap phony Made in USA labels on imported goods are cheating their customers and undercutting honest businesses, and we will hold those companies and their executives accountable for their misconduct,” Sam Levine, the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said.
- Lions Not Sheep is known for promoting the Second Amendment and Donald Trump through its clothing line sold on Amazon and Etsy and marketed heavily on social media.
A Utah-based apparel company and its owner are facing a hefty fine after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused them of replacing “Made in China” labels on their products with “Made in the USA” labels.
Lions Not Sheep and its owner, Sean Whalen, were slapped with a fine of $211,335 for falsely claiming that their products were made in the U.S., the FTC announced on July 28.
- Utah declared May 18 as Nathan Chen Day to honor the Chinese American Olympic gold medalist for his significant achievements in figure skating.
- Chen, 23, was recognized by the Utah Sports Commision, Utah Governor Spencer Cox and other state legislators during a ceremony at Utah State Capitol’s chamber at 11 a.m. on May 18.
- “I mean truthfully, I didn't really think I was going to be able to make it to where I made it,” the Salt Lake City native told FOX13. “For me and I'm absolutely certain that there's gonna be many other young athletes that will be able to achieve it so long as they have the inspiration with a passion I think that's the most important thing.”
- Chen won gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February, beating his long-time rival, Japan’s “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu, in what was considered the “Battle of the Sixes,” with both skaters having six national titles under their belts.
- Earlier this week, the figure skater was revealed to be part of Time100’s Most Influential People of 2022, along with other celebrities such as Marvel star Simu Liu.
The state of Utah declared May 18 as Nathan Chen Day to honor the Chinese American Olympic gold medalist for his significant achievements in figure skating.
The Utah Sports Commision, Utah Governor Spencer Cox and other state legislators recognized Chen, 23, for his accomplishments after he won gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February. The figure skater was celebrated in the chamber of the state’s Capitol at 11 a.m., where he received a declaration from Cox and a ceremony in his honor.
A Black fifth grader with autism has died by suicide after reportedly suffering harassment while attending a Utah school district that garnered scrutiny for ignoring the long-term bullying experienced by its Black and Asian student body.
Hundreds of Black and Asian American students were regularly harassed at the Davis School District in Farmington, Utah, and officials deliberately ignored their complaints, according to a recent federal civil investigation.
Racial harassment: Black students at the school district were called “slave” and the N-word by other students. They were also told their skin was “dirty” and “looked like feces,” while Asian American students were called racial slurs and told to “go back to China,” and called slurs in the incidents, according to CNN.
A 9-year-old elementary student in Provo, Utah is doing her part in preventing racism by making school libraries more inclusive.
Spark of kindness: Emi Kim, a fourth grade Westridge Elementary School student, wanted to help people of different cultures better understand each other by introducing diverse books to her school library, reported Good Morning America.
Police in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, are looking for a man accused of threatening to assault an Asian store employee while screaming racial slurs at her.
What happened: The incident allegedly occurred at Ace Alterations, a clothing repair shop near 1300 E. and Fort Union on Wednesday. The man was photographed before leaving the business.
A Utah state attorney came under fire for his expletive-laden email sent to an openly gay, Asian American political candidate after the latter accidentally woke him up and his family from their siesta.
What happened: Darin Mano was doing door-to-door campaigning over the weekend for a City Council position when he stumbled into the house of assistant attorney general Steven A. Wuthrich, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
A Filipino and Asian fusion food truck in Utah that was vandalized with racist graffiti over the weekend has been redesigned with the help of the local community and NBA star Jordan Clarkson.
About the attack: Yum Yum Food Truck owner Ben Pierce found racist insults covering one side of his food truck in the city of Layton on Sunday, according to WTKR News 3.
Police in Salt Lake City are looking for a man who allegedly vandalized at least two vehicles with anti-Asian graffiti.
Reported: On Monday, two vehicles in the downtown area near 200 West Pierpont Avenue were found spray-painted with slurs.
An Asian American-owned business in Taylorsville, Utah recently received an anonymous letter stating that all Asian people must “go home now.”
The letter, which was written on March 17, mentions the six victims of Asian descent who were murdered during last month’s mass shooting in Atlanta.
A grocery store owner in Ogden, Utah was shot and killed while at work on Sunday night.
Super Groceries, located at 675 N. Monroe Blvd., saw a man enter its premises around 11:50 p.m. and make conversation with owner Satnam Singh, police said.
A boy from Chandler, Arizona died in a watercraft crash at a state park in Utah, officials announced on Wednesday.
Ethan David Law, 11, was aboard a personal watercraft when it collided with another at Sand Hollow State Park around 1:15 p.m. on Monday.