Microsoft Apologizes For Photoshop Blunder

CNet yesterday reported that Microsoft had edited what appeared to be a stock photo of three business people for its Polish site. While the original, untouched version appears on the US website and shows an Asian man, a white woman and a black man; an edited version of the same photo appears on the Polish website and shows a white man's head on the black man's body. The black hand resting on the table remains unchanged.

When asked for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson told CNet that the company was looking into details of the situation and apologized, adding that the image had been pulled from the Polish site.

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  • So the white American male is officially gone from American adds.
  • Other than the humorous photoshop mistake (forgetting about the hand). I don't think this is an issue. They're just targeting the local population. If they'd swapped out the other guy or the woman, this likely wouldn't have been newsworthy at all.
  • Any excuse to play the race card I guess. Shame.
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  • Smooth move exlax! But at least they fessed up and apoligized for their actions.
  • oh...and the woman in the picture was originally a man.
  • So the white American male is officially gone from American adds.