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    Microsoft apologizes for changing race in photo by AP: Yahoo! Tech





    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."

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    That's some BAD photoshopping...Microsoft would do a better job than that! I think it might have been hacked
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    That's such a small head! It's ridiculous! And if they are talking about ethnic homogeneity in Poland then the Asian guy should have been changed too.

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    Or they just should have gotten a completely different stock photo.
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    WTF? This is so wrong. And poorly done. This has got to be some kind of hoax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    That's such a small head! It's ridiculous! And if they are talking about ethnic homogeneity in Poland then the Asian guy should have been changed too.
    I was thinking the same thing. Ethnic homogeneity, my ass.
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    Bad decision, bad editing. The lighting on the guy's face doesn't match either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    That's such a small head! It's ridiculous! And if they are talking about ethnic homogeneity in Poland then the Asian guy should have been changed too.
    Apparently there's quite a bit of Vietnamese in Poland (All Asians are the same right? ), but very few black people.

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    I'm not shocked, no one would have made a fuss if they had chosen another picture with three Polish models for Poland
    Last edited by lalala; August 26th, 2009 at 12:35 PM.

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    This is so stupid it's funny. Sub out the black guy's head for a white guy, but leave the black guy's hand. That defeats the purpose of the switch.

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    This has "4-Chan" hacking written all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Authority View Post
    This has "4-Chan" hacking written all over it.
    Nah. If it was ebaum's (what is this 'chan' you speak of ) It would've looked more like this:

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    It raises interesting questions, such as how much you need to tailor your marketing material to the market you're targeting. Obviously this was the idiot solution to such a question. They should have just done another shoot. But Microsoft isn't the most savvy company around these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    This is so stupid it's funny. Sub out the black guy's head for a white guy, but leave the black guy's hand. That defeats the purpose of the switch.
    I know, right? WTF? There was absolutely nothing wrong with the original photo ... just a bunch of professionals having a meeting. I'm biased though because I can't stand Microsoft.

    I live in an area where "culture" (is that the right word I'm looking for?) is inbred into each generation. I admit that I have older great uncles that use completely unacceptable language and stereotypes (on all races, religions, etc.), "just the way they were raised." I call BULLSHIT on that .... if that's true, how did *I* break the cycle (although I broke the cycle with alcoholism and emotional/physical abuse too so maybe I'm just Wonder Woman ). I just don't put up with that shit at all. Glad I don't use your Microsoft shit, Bill (or at least as humanly possibly by using a Mac)!!

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    black mans hand + white mans head=

    This doesn't even really look like proper photoshop.. it kind of looks like a paste and copy job from microsoft paint

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