Anhui officials have apologized for the worst photoshop job in Chinese and probably human history. The picture is supposed to show Ningguo officials visiting the city’s oldest resident,103-year-old Cheng Yanchun, but instead depicts what looks like giant holograms hovering over a ventriloquist dummy. WSJ reports:
“After this incident occurred, the picture was reproduced on all the major web portals and this had a negative impact on our city,” said Ningguo’s government in one of several statements posted on its website Wednesday (in Chinese).
“For this reason, we have decided to publicly admonish the Civil Affairs Bureau and the person responsible, Xu Feiyu. We hope all departments will learn a lesson from this incident and be even more rigorous in checking the information they publish.”
Officials said they really did visit Ms. Cheng, but acknowledged that the picture was altered using Photoshop, a program that is used to manipulate images
The responsible party should definitely hone their image editing skills because it appears the only way they’re ever getting another seat of power is by being photoshopped in it.