After heroically affiliating an award-winning U.S. serviceman with an engine of oppression, enslavement, and murder, Parade printed an apology, citing that they had no idea there were different kinds of boats.
A Human Rights Ad Claims Random Woman Is HIV-Positive
Recently, the New York State Division of Human Rights ran an ad featuring a picture of a young woman alongside text announcing that she was chock-full of HIV. The purpose of the ad was apparently to inform people with HIV and AIDS that they still have the same basic civil rights as any other American.
New York State Division of Human Rights
"Unless you're gay and/or an illegal immigrant. Then kind of, sort of."
The problem is, the woman in the picture doesn't have HIV. Like, at all. The photo is from a series of modeling shots she took a few years ago that were sold to Getty Images without her knowledge or consent, and the New York State Division of Human Rights simply bought the photo from Getty to use in their advertisements, never considering the potential folly of declaring a total stranger to be HIV-positive. The woman is now suing Getty Images (who should've also contacted her before selling her photograph).
Warner Bros. Television
Evidently nobody involved in this vaudevillian farce saw that Friends episode where the exact same thing happened to Matt LeBlanc.