[citation][nom]Cryogenic[/nom]Contrary to all the racism theories, I think thatthe polish version was modified to fit their demographics, there are less than tiny fraction of black people in Poland, the first image is a image the customers can't identify themselves with easily ... Anyway, they seem to suck at Photoshop ...[/citation]
Cause they NEVER used PhotoShop. They used Paint under Win7 (which it pretty decent btw)! :lol:
Other than the humorous photoshop mistake (forgetting about the hand). I don't think this is an issue. They're just targeting the local population. If they'd swapped out the other guy or the woman, this likely wouldn't have been newsworthy at all.
For something like a website image, I would think MS would just do it correctly. I'm sure they have a relationship with a stock photographer if they don't have one on staff already anyway. Just have him create a basic image like this and have several different types of people. Oh well. They got caught, but it is just a marketing strategy, not racism.
my question is why and how are people deriving any information about the product being sold by the color of the skin of the people in a photo? do people in poland not do any business with those outside of poland?
and the "they're just trying to meet their local demographic" argument is racist in itself... are you trying to say that they have asians but not blacks? that it's somehow more acceptable to have lighter skinned elasticities?
there is almost no black in poland beside the one who is turist, yes there are asian there, i am an asian and i lived and been in poland, my wife is a pure polish so i know this well, polish people are known to be judgmental but seriously this is marketing for locale, so whats the big problem crop out the black guy to make it more relate able?
might as well ask microsoft why asian microsoft ads on tv has no black in there and no whites? b/c it is for the freaking country, geeze not everyone is so sensitive all of suddent