A Harvard publication found themselves having to issue a major apology after they released a photoshopped picture Anne Frank in a humor magazine.
The Harvard Lampoon, a publication run by students was in hot water with the school after they released a picture of Anne Frank’s head on a woman in a bikini.
The headline for the picture, “Gone Before Her Time: Virtual Aging Technology Shows Us What Anne Frank Would Have Looked Like if She Hadn’t Died.” Frank died at the age of 15 while in a Nazi concentration camp under the Hitler regime.
The Executive director of the Harvard Crimson, a separate student-run campus newspaper Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg send a letter to the Lampoon editors relating their article to Nazi propaganda and labeled it
“the sexual violation of a child—one who, in life, was subjected to the most hideous of crimes.”
The Lampoon did release a statement about the post saying;
“We as individuals and we as an organization would like to apologize for our negligence in allowing this piece to be created for and printed in our latest issue,” the statement read. “We are sorry for any harm we have caused. Furthermore, we want to both affirm and emphasize that the Lampoon condemns any and all forms of anti-Semitism.”