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What was easyJet thinking?

A case of remarkable wickedness or remarkable stupidity

In what must be one of the outstanding journalistic blunders of the year, easyJet has been forced to withdraw all copies of its in-flight magazine after complaints over a tasteless fashion shoot at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.

What were they thinking? The airline has employed the classic defence of ignorance, insisting it was "not aware of the images until they appeared in print", but this won't do. It's a case of either remarkable wickedness or remarkable stupidity. I wouldn't want to be easyJet's PR man tonight . . .

You can read Stephen Morris's exclusive story in full here.


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