Le chagrin et La Redoute

By DeusExMacintosh

A French fashion retailer has apologised for a photo in which a naked man appeared behind a group of children advertising beachwear – but the image has gone viral on the internet.

In a tweet La Redoute said that it “apologises for the photo published on its site and is doing what’s necessary to remove it”.

But montages appeared on the internet showing the naked man in some iconic images, such as the Moon landing.

The nudist has not been identified.

In one of the spoof images the face of the disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was pasted onto the naked man.

La Redoute is one of France’s biggest mail-order retailers.

A spokeswoman for La Redoute, quoted by the AFP news agency, said an internal inquiry had been launched to determine how the error had happened.

BBC News

7 Comments

  1. Posted January 8, 2012 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Oh dear. The photographer must feel about two inches high by now.

  2. Adrien
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Will there be a witch hunt for the naked dude? Cries for public beheading?

  3. Posted January 8, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    ars longa, vita brevis.
    quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  4. Posted January 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Je voudrais un agrandissement de cette photo.

  5. Posted January 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Que?

    (please note: this is the limit of my French)

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