NY Post corrects usage of Black CEO as a “criminal”

NY Post corrects usage of Black CEO as a “criminal”

The New York Post business section issued a correction after photoshopping the image of a Black CEO to make him look like a criminal, reports Zachary Petrizzo of Mediaite.

Petrizzo reports, “Wes Moore, the CEO of NYC charity foundation Robin Hood, called out the tabloid for casting him as a ‘criminal’ in art that accompanied a story that had nothing to do with him. Moore reasoned that the Post confused his charity with a stock trading app bearing a similar name.

“‘Today @nypost photoshopped me to look like a ‘criminal’ in a story that had nothing to do with me. They confused @RobinhoodApp & @robinhoodnyc,’ Moore tweeted on Friday. ‘I’m sure retractions are forthcoming, but even if your basic facts had not been wrong, know that trafficking in cheap tropes is harmful.’

“On Saturday, the Post ran a correction in the business section, where the article originally ran.

“‘On Friday, an illustration for a story in the business section about the Robinhood stock-trading app mistakenly used the face of Wes Moore, the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City charity. The Post regrets this error,’ the correction stated.”

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