Female world leaders in a picture? Edit them out for the cover.
An Israeli newspaper is being criticized for apparently editing out Angela Merkel and other female world leaders in a photo taken during the Charlie Hebdo unity march this past Sunday. The Israeli newspaper, which is an ultra-orthodox Jewish publication, is accused of Photoshopping several powerful women out of the picture.
So the picture above for the edited and unedited version. The doctored image was shown on the paper’s front page and many are saying the removal of women in the picture is disrespectful to the entire march, which was held to honor victims of the shooting at the French publication.
The women who were removed from the image are Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, EU Foreign affairs secretary chief Frederica Mogherini, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (her hand though manages to remain). The undoctored photo has Merkel standing between French President Francois Holande and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
But as of yet the paper has failed to explain the doctored image.
It isn’t the first time a publication has come under scrutiny for removing women from a picture. In 2011, New York Paper Di Tzeltung removed Hilary Clinton from a famous White House situation room image. That paper claimed they don’t publish pictures of women due to ‘modesty’.
See one funny response to the Paris image below.