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Airline pulls magazine after wrongheaded Holocaust fashion shoot

by
Sara Ivry
November 20, 2009
(NewStateman.com)

(NewStateman.com)

EasyJet, a British airline, has withdrawn all copies of its in-flight magazine after being contacted by the New Statesman, a London magazine, about a Holocaust Memorial fashion photo shoot in its latest edition. In a written statement reproduced by the newspaper, easyJet apologized for the spread, which was photographed without permission at the Peter Eisenman-designed “Field of Stelae,” the Holocaust memorial in central Berlin. The airline also quickly distanced itself from the publishing house that produces its magazine, saying that it “prides itself on bringing together a wide range of cultures and beliefs and is appalled by this insensitive and inconsiderate photo-shoot, the aim of which was to highlight some of Berlin’s iconic landmarks.”

Sara Ivry is the host of Vox Tablet, Tablet Magazine’s weekly podcast. Follow her on Twitter@saraivry.