Microsoft Photoshops Region-Approved Faces for Poland & U.S. Ads

By: Brian G Randles - Published: Aug 26, 2009 • References: microsoft & geekologie
Apparently the Microsoft advertising heads in Poland are not as hip to the diversity movement as their Yankee counterparts across the pond. 

As you can see in the compare-and-contrast photo above, the U.S. Microsoft ad features a black male in the center, where the Poland ad features a white male. The face (but not the hand) of the black man in the U.S. ad is replaced by the more familiar and Polish-friendly creamy Caucasian. Call Barack Obama, we need a sausage summit.

So are the Microsoft men and women of Poland racist? I doubt it--but why then did they change it back after the blogosphere pointed out the racially-charged substitution?

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