We not too long ago wrote how Panasonic possibly went a bit of overboard with wacky promotional pictures for its new SoundSlayer wearable gaming speaker. Enjoyable, proper? Right here’s one thing much less amusing: it seems that Panasonic couldn’t be bothered to take precise images of its product on precise human beings, so it digitally inserted them into royalty-free photos from Shutterstock and Getty Photographs. After which, it seems to have carried out one thing worse: stick a white man’s head on a Black man’s physique, altering his pores and skin tone to match.
Let’s begin with the much less egregious instance. Right here’s Panasonic’s picture of its headset blowing a gamer’s thoughts:
In case you kind “nerdy gamer” into Shutterstock, it’s the very first end result.