lol. cant wait to hear microsoft’s explanation

after they “look into the details of this situation” (swiped this from GD @ PostBourgie):

Microsoft apologizes for altering photo to edit black man out of picture

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 11:35 AM

MicrosoftMicrosoft has apologized over doctoring the photo.

LOS ANGELES — 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.”
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/08/26/2009-08-26_microsoft_apologizes_for_altering_photo_to_edit_black_man_out_of_picture.html#ixzz0PJygsvDz

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are they so wrong tho?  are they simply knowing their audience?  when’s the last time you met a black man from Poland?

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2 responses to “lol. cant wait to hear microsoft’s explanation

  1. AHAHAHA. I think they kept the man’s hand the same color.

  2. To be fair, the black dude does have a big weird teddy ruxpin head.

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