Washington, Mar 1: Bloomberg Businessweek has apologized for publishing a racist cover image that has vile depictions of blacks and Hispanics.
The February 21 Businessweek cover depicted four people in a house that is awash in a flood of money.
The “father” is barefoot and leering, depicted as an African-American, leaning out a window to clutch at a stream of dollar bills.
The “mother” figure has brown skin and cartoonish, oversized lips.
Upstairs a black boy and a Hispanic teenage girl, each grotesquely caricatured and shown reclining on big piles of money.
All of the characters are grabbing for money while talking on cell phones or Bluetooth devices.
Even the family cat, floating on a pillow in a sea of money downstairs, is depicted as black.
According to the Huffington Post, the Bloomberg Businessweek issued and apology after being condemned and facing strong reactions.
Josh Tyrangiel, the magazine’s editor, wrote in a statement sent to Politico, that their ‘intention was not to incite or offend’ anybody. (ANI)