Airline Pulls Own Mag After Holocaust Memorial Shoot

Budget easyJet did fashion spread without permission
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2009 11:50 PM CST
The unauthorized shoot took place in the "Field of Stelae" at the Berlin memorial.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – British budget airline easyJet has taken its in-flight magazine out of its planes after the New Statesman pointed out that a fashion spread in its current edition was shot at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial. The airline blamed the outside publishing house in charge of the magazine, which, judgment and taste issues aside, didn’t ask permission of the foundation that runs the memorial, a grid of huge concrete blocks representing 6 million victims. “Further evidence,” one lawmaker sniffed, “of the banalization of anti-Semitism and the trivialization of the genocidal massacre of Jews.”