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Date: 08/27/09 09:01 AM

62 Responses to Why So Racist, Microsoft Poland? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of KidGixxer
    KidGixxer Male 30-39
    182 posts
    August 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    Link: Why So Racist, Microsoft Poland? - Top pic: The US division`s homepage image. Bottom pic: The Poland division`s homepage image, Shopped for their tastes.
  2. Profile photo of mintyboy3000
    mintyboy3000 Male 18-29
    382 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 6:00 am
    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?!

  3. Profile photo of AllyGator
    AllyGator Female 13-17
    49 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 9:17 am
    The Poland division`s homepage image, Shopped for their tastes.
    The Poland division`s homepage image, digitally enhanced using Adobe Photoshop software.
  4. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 9:19 am
    mmmmmm maybe the polish version is the original and the photo was touched for US?!
  5. Profile photo of supersize
    supersize Male 18-29
    65 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 9:25 am
    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.
  6. Profile photo of esopillar34
    esopillar34 Male 18-29
    471 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 9:29 am
    Usually it`s the other way around, black people are randomly edited into a photo to make the company seem more ethnic/multicultural.
  7. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2009 at 9:36 am
    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.
  8. Profile photo of xTxAxSxHxAx
    xTxAxSxHxAx Female 13-17
    75 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 9:40 am
    Hey look the black guys using a mac with the apple covered up.
  9. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 9:42 am
    lmao, anyone noticed the black guy is wearing a glove... nice photoshopped (bite me) head.
  10. Profile photo of dope_boy_420
    dope_boy_420 Male 13-17
    480 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 10:02 am
    I think it`s going to be a racist weekend. XD
  11. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2009 at 10:24 am
    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...
  12. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 10:27 am
    waat! y would he be wearing a glove?!
  13. Profile photo of id404
    id404 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2009 at 10:42 am
    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.
  14. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 10:46 am
    Where`d you hear about that id404?
  15. Profile photo of Quik2TheStab
    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
    661 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 10:55 am
    id404, explain the Asian guy, then. Also, I`m pretty sure America isn`t the only country with black people.
  16. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 10:56 am
    wow, it took me a long time to notice. i`m not big on those "spot the difference photos" none the less, pretty amusing
  17. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 11:07 am
    Hahaha, this is actually true, it was on the news. Apparently they did it because Poland has a problem with racism.
  18. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am
    If "black people = american culture" then who represents the african culture?
  19. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 11:23 am
    probably white people, ive heard that there are alot of white folks in south africa.
  20. Profile photo of The_Freekill
    The_Freekill Male 13-17
    104 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 11:32 am
    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...)
  21. Profile photo of HighEndMeep
    HighEndMeep Female 18-29
    262 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 11:33 am
    The light/shadow is on the wrong side of his face...
    Fail.
  22. Profile photo of Gerbear
    Gerbear Female 18-29
    1186 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    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?
  23. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
    251 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    @edana42

    .....Africans.

  24. Profile photo of Bleachdrink
    Bleachdrink Male 18-29
    28 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    That black guy is ugly anyway.
  25. Profile photo of howitgoes
    howitgoes Female 13-17
    92 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    "I think it`s going to be a racist weekend. XD"

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

  26. Profile photo of RiseAgainst3
    RiseAgainst3 Male 13-17
    394 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    The bottom guy is VERY happy.
  27. Profile photo of nakedshooter
    nakedshooter Male 13-17
    25 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    Probably cause there aren`t many black people in Poland
  28. Profile photo of MarksTheMan
    MarksTheMan Male 13-17
    48 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    i second howitgoes :)
  29. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    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..."

    *

  30. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    lol thats a shop fail when you looj at his hand
  31. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    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).

  32. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1669 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    To be fair, that black man has an oddly shaped head.
  33. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    Lionhart is my hero.
  34. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    this is the 2nd time a post of mine gets denied, but approved for someone else
  35. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    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!

  36. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    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!

  37. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    August 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    I tried to read the Polish, but hacked up a lung.
  38. Profile photo of SammyCyanide
    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
    427 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 12:02 am
    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."
  39. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1498 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 12:39 am
    It`s just a black man in disguise, you can tell by the hand colour.
  40. Profile photo of koolkidme
    koolkidme Male 18-29
    123 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 12:39 am
    white guy, dark hands!?
  41. Profile photo of Adie22
    Adie22 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 3:54 am
    the polish sounds like a sentence that was said while the speaker was chewing
  42. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
    2240 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 4:19 am
    LOL, I love the unphotoshopped hand.
  43. Profile photo of quack_stud
    quack_stud Male 13-17
    439 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 4:44 am
    Would it be racist to shop out a white guy and put a black guy in?
  44. Profile photo of AbiElectric
    AbiElectric Female 18-29
    172 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 5:04 am
    Why leave the Asian guy?

    What is it about black people??

    LMAO

  45. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 5:24 am
    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)?
  46. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 5:28 am
    theyre both enhanced with adobe photoshop software. MS have even apologized
  47. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 5:45 am
    All the people in those pictures are shopped, nobody smiles like that at work.
  48. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
    117 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 5:51 am
    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?
  49. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 9:43 am
    lol they didnt photoshop his right hand!
  50. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
    393 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    ha they didnt even do a good job of it and the black guy`s using a mac ftw
  51. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    rotflmfao
  52. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
    1226 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    Wow....that`s a really bad shop...
  53. Profile photo of pixiekixie
    pixiekixie Female 18-29
    3 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    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.
  54. Profile photo of pixiekixie
    pixiekixie Female 18-29
    3 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    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.
  55. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    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...
  56. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    August 30, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    Wow Norts, just wow...
  57. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 13, 2012 at 8:39 am
    The guy still has a brown hand!
  58. Profile photo of diggierolls
    diggierolls Male 18-29
    151 posts
    February 3, 2012 at 7:17 am
    carmium. whoa. he does
  59. Profile photo of BabaRamBaba
    BabaRamBaba Female 30-39
    28 posts
    March 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    Even the white women looks whiter in the 2nd pic.
  60. Profile photo of FurBurger
    FurBurger Male 30-39
    2 posts
    September 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    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.
  61. Profile photo of JoeJordan
    JoeJordan Male 18-29
    233 posts
    October 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    @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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