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by: Esteban On  Wednesday, September 24, 2014

vancouver sun apologizes for racist photo caption jordan subban dark guy in the middle

Take a good look at the above screen cap of a recent Vancouver Sun story. Notice anything unsavory? Like maybe an slightly insensitive, possibly racist photo caption?

Because yeah, the person responsible for captioning the photo pointed out which player was Jordan Subban, younger brother of P.K. Subban, by calling him “the dark guy in the middle.”

Now I personally wouldn’t label this a racist photo caption. But it is a very insensitive, incredibly stupid photo caption. They could have just not described who Subban was at all, allowing readers to make the inference on their own, given that P.K. Subban is very famous. Or, if they doubted the ability of their readers to make such an inference, they could have just said “(center)” or “(middle).” That would have done the trick.

But no, they had to go with “dark guy in the middle.”

Here’s a closer look:

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Obviously, once the outrage started pouring in, the caption was removed and an official apology issued via Twitter:

Yeah. Whoops.

Hat Tip – [CBC]



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