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Microsoft De-Blackifies Ad for Poland

Star Spangled C...
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Not sure how to post pictures but check out this link. Notice any differences between the American version of the ad and the Polish one?

http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy/what_the/microsoft_deblackifies_ad_...


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Rexdale_Punjabi
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wow not suprised though that is what it is look at the comments though the last one.

 

Germany seems weird cuz they got a growing population of africans since ww2 esp.

 

and lol the palest thing is true self-hatred attitudes.

 

but lol take it in the pinky on the white guy.

 

Bad photoshop lol


Maysie
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Um, did anyone else think that the Black guy's head looks pasted on? It's the exact same body for the middle person in both ads. Weird.

Asian acceptable, Black not acceptable. Yup, that's racism for ya.


Star Spangled C...
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Are you saying that you think it was the black guy who was photoshopped into the picture? I really can't tell. The photoshopping is pretty solid. It's obviously the same body and just a different head. The link made it seem like they photoshopped the black guy OUT for the Polish version but maybe tehy photoshopped him IN for the U.S. version. I remember the city of Toronto a while back made a brochure for something or other and posted a black guy's face onto someone else's body. But that was a terrible and blatant photoshopping job.


Stargazer
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Microscrap has apologized for photoshopping the black man out. How nice of them!!

 

 


Michelle
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Looks to me like the other way around, Maysie, because in the Polish one, it was a white guy's head, but they left his hand on the table the same colour as the American ad!


Star Spangled C...
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Yeah, Microsoft came clean and said that the original photo was the black guy but they photoshopped a white guy's head onto his body for the Polish version. I couldn't tell which was the original from the photo but I'm on a small laptop that needs a good dusting.


Snert
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The Onion gets it right again:

 

Black Guy Photoshopped In


Unionist
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Star Spangled Canadian wrote:

Not sure how to post pictures but check out this link. Notice any differences between the American version of the ad and the Polish one?

Wow, you're right! In the Polish version, they're all Roman Catholics!!

 


Maysie
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Michelle
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Hahaha!  That's excellent! :D


radiorahim
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This ever so smug GNU/Linux user was ROTFLMAO!


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