Microsoft in web photo racism row

#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.

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#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
The_Coming_Man said:
"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!"
I see your true natural feeling are coming out again, must be that BNP blood
 
#5
johnboyzzz said:
The_Coming_Man said:
"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!"
I see your true natural feeling are coming out again, must be that BNP blood
Nope, just a quote from Blazing Saddles.

:roll:

Fecking Scottish socialists... no sense of humour
 
#6
The_Coming_Man said:
Nope, just a quote from Blazing Saddles.

:roll:

Fecking Scottish socialists... no sense of humour
I'm English... and having read your posts I still think you're a xenophobist cnut... happier?
 
#7
Don't mention meerkats.
 
#9
The_Coming_Man said:
johnboyzzz said:
The_Coming_Man said:
"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!"
I see your true natural feeling are coming out again, must be that BNP blood
Nope, just a quote from Blazing Saddles.

:roll:

Fecking Scottish socialists... no sense of humour
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
TopBadger said:
The_Coming_Man said:
Nope, just a quote from Blazing Saddles.

:roll:

Fecking Scottish socialists... no sense of humour
I'm English... and having read your posts I still think you're a xenophobist cnut... happier?
Fortunately, I don't happen to care what morally bankrupt, limp wristed politically correct pinkoes think so were both happy.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
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
The_Coming_Man said:
TopBadger said:
The_Coming_Man said:
Nope, just a quote from Blazing Saddles.

:roll:

Fecking Scottish socialists... no sense of humour
I'm English... and having read your posts I still think you're a xenophobist cnut... happier?
Fortunately, I don't happen to care what morally bankrupt, limp wristed politically correct pinkoes think so were both happy.
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?
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
Tartan_Terrier said:
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).
if they were really trying to reflect the demographics of Poland, surely they should have shown a picture of a deserted office with a note saying 'gone to england for a bit' on one of the desks??

:p
 
#18
Tartan_Terrier said:
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).
Didn't a large motor manufacturer do the same?
 
#19
TopBadger said:
The_Coming_Man said:
TopBadger said:
The_Coming_Man said:
Nope, just a quote from Blazing Saddles.

:roll:

Fecking Scottish socialists... no sense of humour
I'm English... and having read your posts I still think you're a xenophobist cnut... happier?
Fortunately, I don't happen to care what morally bankrupt, limp wristed politically correct pinkoes think so were both happy.
Care to elaborate how any of the above fits me? Or is slander a hobby of yours?
I didn't actually specify my remarks were directed at any individual but at morally bankrupt, limp wristed politically correct pinkoes.... still if the cap fits....

:D
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
* coughs *

the preferred term instead of 'cap' is 'none gender-specific head covering', thank you.

;)
 

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