WikiHow Apologizes for Illustrating Obama, Beyoncé, and Jay Z as White People
Illustrated how-to site wikiHow says it’s “disgusted and ashamed” after posting a picture based on Obama, Beyoncé, and Jay Z in which all three had white skin. The image, which appeared in an article on “how to become a congressman,” was screenshotted by a Beyoncé fan account and circulated on social media before wikiHow tweeted an apology yesterday. After removing the story, wikiHow claimed the illustrator who colored the image hadn’t realized it was based on Obama, Bey, and Jay. “This doesn’t excuse the fact that we hosted a terrible image on wikiHow and we needed more diversity on that article period,” the site wrote. Read the apology below.
Wikihow turned Obama, Beyoncé, and Jay Z white to explain “How to become a congressman.” pic.twitter.com/QNTGz5wjaq
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1/ When we saw the whitewashed image of…