Harvard Lampoon Apologizes 4 Sexualized Image Of Anne FrankThe new York times #Anne_FrankMay 16, 2019
The Harvard Lampoon apologized this week for publishing a sexualized image of Anne Frank that depicted her face on the body of a bikini-clad woman.
The offensive image, which appeared in Sunday’s edition, was accompanied by the headline, “Gone Before Her Time: Virtual Aging Technology Shows Us What Anne Frank Would Have Looked Like if She Hadn’t Died.” Text below it read, “Add this to your list of reasons the Holocaust sucked.”
It immediately set off an uproar on Harvard’s campus, with students and faculty members demanding accountability at The Lampoon, an independent satirical publication run by students.
Paulette Schuster, a Harvard junior who does not contribute to The Lampoon, said in an interview that she learned of the image in a text from her roommate.
“I didn’t think someone had the thought process to put that in the comedy magazine.”
On Tuesday, the magazine issued a public apology.
The image published by The Harvard Lampoon.CreditPaulette Schuster
Aaron M. Goldman, a Harvard spokesman, said on Wednesday: “The cartoon which appeared in a recent edition of The Harvard Lampoon denigrating the memory and legacy of Anne Frank was deeply offensive and insulting.