Monday, November 23, 2009

So much for respecting 8 million dead

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 3:21 PM

We normally do this on Friday, but this particular Stupid Thing of The Week (or rather, Stupid Thing of Last Week) was worth waiting for. What’s one of the most unconscionably stupid things anyone could do? Yes, there are a lot of possibilities, but consider ... you won’t believe this ... a fashion shoot at Germany’s largest Holocaust memorial. Yes, it happened. The in-flight magazine for easyJet Airlines contained pictures of models posing in groovy duds at Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The foundation that runs the memorial says the photographers didn’t ask permission and wouldn’t have gotten it in any case, as they do not allow commercial shoots to be held there. Needless to say, such trivialization of the Holocaust — in the middle of Berlin, no less — caused the shit to hit the fan. EasyJet pulled the rest of the magazines from their planes, and issued a statement saying, “easyJet profusely apologises to anyone who may be offended by the inappropriate fashion photo shoot.” The airline is looking into canceling its contract with the publishing house that produces the magazine for them.

Hi, I'm as clueless as the photographer
  • Hi, I'm as clueless as the photographer

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