Microsoft Apologizes For Racist Photos

Posted Aug 26, 2009

What’s the difference between the first and the second picture?  See the black guy in the first picture?  Notice how he suddenly becomes a white guy in the second picture?

Whoever designed the Microsoft Business Productivity Infrastructure superimposed a white person’s head onto the black guy’s body in the Polish version of the same website.

Why would they do that?  Perhaps this is because Poland has a very small population of people with African origin.  But to superimpose the body of an African man with that of a Caucasian male just seems racially awkward.  Regardless, Microsoft apologized for the mishap.

“We are looking into the details of this situation,” stated a Microsoft representative in an interview with CNET News. “We apologize and are in the process of pulling down the image.”