ESPN’s Controversial White Michael Vick Picture


WTF? What was the World Wide Leader, or The Mothership thinking on this one? Seriously?

Here’s the skinny on it from Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner:

ESPN is under fire Thursday for creating and publishing the Photoshopped image above of Michael Vick(notes) with a white face to accompany a column in ESPN The Magazine entitled “What if Michael Vick were white?”

After immediate backlash to the image, which was also posted on ESPN’s website, editors replaced the online picture with a regular photograph of Vick. The website then reversed course and, as of 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, had restored the original, controversial image to the top of the online story.

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