The Economist published a blog post that tried to show negative stereotypes of tourists from different countries are often untrue and unfair.
And by stereotypes, they mean:
Germans? Humourless and demanding. Americans? Loud with garish shorts. Chinese? Rude. Canadians? Actually Canadians are all quite nice. And the Brits? Drunken, violent louts
The original version of the article featured a picture of a young British fellow “on a night out in Mallorca.” This upset the man’s mother, and she contacted the publication to ask that it not tar him with the aforementioned “drunken, violent” brush.
Well, The Economist was only happy to comply. It changed the photo and added this note to the bottom of the story:
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Note: This blogpost was originally illustrated with a photograph of a young British man on a night out in Mallorca.