Microsoft in web photo racism row

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by STILTS, Aug 26, 2009.

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  1. OOPS!

    Software giant Microsoft has apologised for editing a photo to change a black man's head to that of a white man.

    The picture, showing employees sitting around a desk, appeared unaltered on the firm's US website.

    Clickity click!

  2. They forgot to change the colour of his hand. Photoshop Basics!
  3. "But on the website of its Polish business unit the black man's head was replaced with a white face, although the colour of his hands were unchanged."

    "I told him to wash his hands after cross burning!"
  4. I see your true natural feeling are coming out again, must be that BNP blood
  5. Nope, just a quote from Blazing Saddles.


    Fecking Scottish socialists... no sense of humour
  6. I'm English... and having read your posts I still think you're a xenophobist cnut... happier?
  7. Don't mention meerkats.
  8. Whats wrong with being xenophobic?
  9. Checklist for me:
    Scottish Yes
    Socialist No
    Sense of humour Yes

    Checklist for you:
    Xenophobia Yes
    Racist Yes
    Sense of humour What is that

    Back on topic, the person that did it will probably be sent on a diversity course
  10. Fortunately, I don't happen to care what morally bankrupt, limp wristed politically correct pinkoes think so were both happy.
  11. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    so you could say Microsoft have put up a bit of a black, eh?

    ...mines the white one with the pointy hood and the eyeholes... ;)
  12. To be fair to Microsoft, how were they to know that there was a way in which images from around the world could be compared instantly for differences by people? :wink:
  13. Here's a thought, perhaps they're just trying to pitch their product to a Polish market by reflecting the population demographics of the country (i.e. very few blacks, and a vast overwhelming majority of whites).
  14. Care to elaborate how any of the above fits me? Or is libel* a hobby of yours?

    * quite right duffdike
  15. I'm more worried by the fact that they are all grinning manically while sitting in a meeting....they high or something? 8O

    I noticed they left the Asian lookin fella as is though?