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Microsoft caught switching races...

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Microsoft caught switching races...

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Onyma Report This Comment
Date: August 27, 2009 12:17AM

[technology.canoe.ca]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Software giant Microsoft Corp. is apologizing for altering a photo on its Web site to change the race of one of the people shown in the picture.

A photo on the Seattle-based company’s U.S. Web site shows two men, one Asian and one black, and a white woman seated at a conference room table. But on the Web site of Microsoft’s Polish business unit, the black man’s head has been replaced with that of a white man. The color of his hand remains unchanged.

The photo editing sparked criticism online. Some bloggers said Poland’s ethnic homogeneity may have played a role in changing the photo.

“We are looking into the details of this situation,” Microsoft spokesperson Lou Gellos said in a statement Tuesday. “We apologize and are in the process of pulling down the image.”



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27/08/2009 12:18AM by Onyma.
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: August 27, 2009 12:35AM

... I'm going to guess 3-4 hours tops before this photo has an NGH addition smiling
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pulse Report This Comment
Date: August 27, 2009 01:20AM

If I could be shagged, i'd do it to all 3 of them

But I'm just not that .. what's the opposite of lazy?

edit: the other funny thing about this microsoft ad picture is the guy who was changed .... also has a macbook infront of him.

Oops?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27/08/2009 01:21AM by pulse.
Mint Report This Comment
Date: August 27, 2009 01:41AM

pretty funny. Mac should use this in an ad of their own
Wolfgang613 Report This Comment
Date: August 27, 2009 08:19PM

Who ever photoshopped that picture did a crappy job too.(*facepalm*)