Skip to comments.Microsoft Edits Black Man Out of Photo, Apologizes (Insane!!!!)
Posted on 08/26/2009 5:07:23 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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.
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Screw the PC crap!
You’ve got a valid point about marketing to Poland.
But do it right! How many white people with black hands? That’s just creepy!
But to just photoshop another head in is just silly.
Fake but accurate?
It’s all about selling their product. YOU are right, how many black people are in the market in Poland. Here in Mexico, I am so AMAZED that with it’s 85% heavily mixed Ethnic Native American blood, dark skin, their highway signs are all WHITE women, blue eyes, and fair complexion.
This sells in Mexico. It may change someday when the darker people realize they are being left out..
Very often companies use the same photo or ad across geographies for consistency.
I see no problem with changing colors if it suits their markets......in fact it is common sense.
The photo editing was done on a Mac.
This is done all the time in advertising to special sub markets. Different colors are photoshopped in and out. The only issue here is that it was a black and it gives someone a grievance.
Hey; maybe the photo in the US is the fake one, i.e. the black head was Photoshopped onto the white body.
That’s what they should say to make it all better. The race hustlers won’t get mad if the head is on the other body, er, uh, I mean: the shoe is on the other foot.
If that’s the photoshop it is pretty crappy. Don’t they have professionals for that sort of thing?
That’s was unexpected and hilarious.
Like they edit out the black home invaders on all of those home security commercials. Funny how its always white guys breaking into homes.
Who gives a damn? Why apologize? Jeez, it’s like this ridiculous black racist hate group “Color of Change” being able to blackmail 2 dozen companies to drop Glenn Beck. If David Duke asked them to boycott someone, would they do it? C of C is no different, but from the black side. Yet look at the power they command! The world has gone insane.
What’s wrong with having a black guy in the photo?
It’s not about PC. It’s about stupid.
Nothing wrong with the original photo.
I would have no problem with the occasional white guy in the security commercials.
But the perps are white in 100% of the commercials.
And the cops are black.
Almost as though they look at FBI statistics and do the opposite.
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