Why So Racist, Microsoft Poland? [Pic]

Submitted by: KidGixxer 8 years ago in Funny

Top pic: The US division"s homepage image. Bottom pic: The Poland division"s homepage image, Shopped for their tastes.
There are 62 comments:
Male 233
@FurBurger: So you`re saying that due to there being a lack of black CEOs this picture is a correction? If that`s so then you`re implying that the way of the world is that black people aren`t entitled to this role. If this is your opinion then I have a real problem with your philosophy and I think it`s `people` like you who bring this world down.
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Male 2
I like Poland`s moxie. Come on people, a black top-level executive? How many of those do you see? (according to BET, all of them are) This isn`t a photoshop, it`s a correction.
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Female 28
Even the white women looks whiter in the 2nd pic.
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Male 151
carmium. whoa. he does
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Female 6,381
The guy still has a brown hand!
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Male 541
haha, thats funnyy
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Male 1,371
Wow Norts, just wow...
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Male 486
I feel really stupid... I saw this picture comparison on another site earlier this week, but thought that they were laughing about how the button was moved off of the orange area, which I thought was stupid. Now I see the difference...
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Female 3
And Poland doesn`t have a problem with racism. The Polish have a problem with obnoxious tourists. Trust me. I would know. I`m American studying there and frankly, I have had just about enough with the unintelligence that comes out of tourists mouth`s.
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Female 3
Why all the attacks on Poland? Obviously there aren`t even a handful of blacks that live there, so Poland was trying to be a lot more cultural. To be honest, the reason why the Asian was left is that because there are a lot of them that study in Poland. That goes the same for Indians. Any any blacks that are seen in Poland, are from Africa. And most of them study medicine. And no one is politically stupid. Just ignorant. Come to Poland and you`ll see what`s it`s all about.
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Male 1,226
Wow....that`s a really bad shop...
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Male 1,003
rotflmfao
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Male 391
ha they didnt even do a good job of it and the black guy`s using a mac ftw
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Male 2,619
lol they didnt photoshop his right hand!
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Male 117
What`s the matter?
In Poland you`ve got quite a few Asians (immigrants during the communist era) but almost absolutely no black people. So why pretend being politically stupid, err... correct, when there`s no need for it?
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Male 295
All the people in those pictures are shopped, nobody smiles like that at work.
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Male 697
theyre both enhanced with adobe photoshop software. MS have even apologized
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Male 959
maybe they were trying to appeal to the polish demographic, and there aren`t that many black people in poland (i.e. the bottom picture is more realistic of a polish working environment)?
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Female 171
Why leave the Asian guy?

What is it about black people??

LMAO

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Male 438
Would it be racist to shop out a white guy and put a black guy in?
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Male 2,238
LOL, I love the unphotoshopped hand.
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Female 182
the polish sounds like a sentence that was said while the speaker was chewing
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Male 123
white guy, dark hands!?
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Male 1,496
It`s just a black man in disguise, you can tell by the hand colour.
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Female 427
Wow. At first I didn`t see anything different. I stared. Scrolled up, scrolled down, scrolled up and then was like "Ohhh...O.O Racist."
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Male 3,755
I tried to read the Polish, but hacked up a lung.
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Female 4,197
They couldve at least whitened his hand lol

and lion, that pic is win, love the wording too. I give one internet to anyone outside of australia who understands what it means lol

and lion, you couldve picked a better beer than VB yuck!

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Male 12,138
Vorpal, quit bitching. KidGixxer got the submission in before you. It`s not a matter of "a post of mine gets denied, but approved for someone else"

When identical content gets submitted, earliest submitter gets the credit. That`s just fair, I hope you`ll agree.

And Lionhart, you`re my hero too. I love that!

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Male 1,452
this is the 2nd time a post of mine gets denied, but approved for someone else
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Female 1,593
Lionhart is my hero.
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Male 1,666
To be fair, that black man has an oddly shaped head.
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Male 8,302
Its not really racism, just an attempt to make the staged photo more culturally relevant - obviously there aren`t very many darker people in Poland so it would look ULTRA fake to them if left as is. Similarly, even though you Yanks have a high proportion of darker people, an Aussie version:

would look fake and even humorous to you; yet Aussies wouldn`t see anything about that picture which makes it look fake (well apart from the fact I used the same beer bottle side for all 3 of them).

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Male 1,918
lol thats a shop fail when you looj at his hand
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Male 8,302
Its the black man in the US version who`s been shopped* in, no Brother be caught dead wearin` treads like those shiny whitey mofo`s under the table! (Kidding)

Its only the head thats been shopped*, the creases in the suit, even the hand, are identical. The US one has obviously been set-up to follow a Corporate PCness Directive "We have to have 1 Asian, 1 Negro, 1 Caucasian; 1 of them has to be a woman; 1 grey suit, 1 black suit, 1 white casual wear..."

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Male 48
i second howitgoes :)
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Male 25
Probably cause there aren`t many black people in Poland
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Male 394
The bottom guy is VERY happy.
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Female 92
"I think it`s going to be a racist weekend. XD"

It is a theme this weekend, isn`t it? :P

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Male 28
That black guy is ugly anyway.
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Male 251
@edana42

.....Africans.

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Female 1,186
Oooh, I didn`t get this for a little bit. I was looking at the words instead of the actual picture. Beside the racism, what a poor photoshop job. Silly Poland, he still has black hands! And why bother leaving the Asian in either?
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Female 262
The light/shadow is on the wrong side of his face...
Fail.
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Male 104
The best part is watching Microsoft try to mass apologize for this stunt. Also, for a software producer, you`d think they`d get better photoshoppers. (I mean, his hand is still black...)
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Male 670
probably white people, ive heard that there are alot of white folks in south africa.
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Female 2,509
If "black people = american culture" then who represents the african culture?
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Male 3,425
Hahaha, this is actually true, it was on the news. Apparently they did it because Poland has a problem with racism.
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Female 961
wow, it took me a long time to notice. i`m not big on those "spot the difference photos" none the less, pretty amusing
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Male 658
id404, explain the Asian guy, then. Also, I`m pretty sure America isn`t the only country with black people.
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Male 10,855
Where`d you hear about that id404?
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Male 4
ads try to represent the culture of the countries they are launched in. black people = american culture. white people = european culture. this ad wants to address a polish company. if they kept the black guy, people would think it addresses global players or american companys.
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Male 378
waat! y would he be wearing a glove?!
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Male 12,138
Are Polish national tastes really so racist? Shoulda shopped in 2 million invading Nazi troops just outside the window. See how you like them apples, Poland...
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Male 480
I think it`s going to be a racist weekend. XD
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Male 1,357
lmao, anyone noticed the black guy is wearing a glove... nice photoshopped (bite me) head.
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Female 75
Hey look the black guys using a mac with the apple covered up.
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Male 3,255
They probably figured that it looked too fake having the Asian, the black, and the woman. Like they were trying way to hard to force diversity.
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Male 471
Usually it`s the other way around, black people are randomly edited into a photo to make the company seem more ethnic/multicultural.
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Male 65
aahahah mintyboy ur right the white guy is just a head pasted on his body look are there hands there the same black hand lol wtf.
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Female 2,509
mmmmmm maybe the polish version is the original and the photo was touched for US?!
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Female 49
The Poland division`s homepage image, Shopped for their tastes.
The Poland division`s homepage image, digitally enhanced using Adobe Photoshop software.
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Male 382
What a terrible photoshop... If they didn`t think the ad was good for this market, why didn`t they just take another photo?! The white guy has a black hand FFS

More than anything, why was the picture of the black guy not OK for the Polish market, according to Microsoft?!

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Male 182
Link: Why So Racist, Microsoft Poland? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Top pic: The US division`s homepage image. Bottom pic: The Poland division`s homepage image, Shopped for their tastes.
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