OOPS! WaPo Express Made A Huge Photo Faux Pas (TWEETS)




I guess even a march organized by a woman and expected to draw more than 200,000 women to the nation’s capital needs men. Or, at least that’s the message the Washington Post Express sent today with their big ol’ OOPS.

Crashing The Symbolism

The print cover of the Washington Post Express today turned some heads, adorned as it was with the “male” symbol.

The image was Photoshopped from a stock image and is found in various incarnations around the internet. It’s unclear whether or not someone on staff at the Express made the image, but the reaction from Twitter was swift, fierce, and hilarious, as usual.

I suppose that’s one way of looking at it.

The Express apologized for their error quickly. Twice. And some of the responses to the apologies were equally funny.

Of course, the question must be asked: how did that cover make it to print? It would be one thing if it had only occurred on an electronic version — one that may have had one or two pairs of eyes on it before that “publish” button was clicked. But a print version? That should have passed through several hands before a final “OK” was given, and yet, there it is. The male symbol in all its erect glory.




Some Twitter users started asking about the gender breakdown of the editorial staff. A fair question, given the situation, but I think the winner for best response is this:

Featured Image by jazbeck via Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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