Blowup at Harvard Over Sexualized Image of Anne Frank

Magazine apologizes after posting her face on bikini-clad body
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2019 9:55 AM CDT
Updated May 15, 2019 11:23 AM CDT
A journalist takes the audio tour of the renovated Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Nov. 21, 2018.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

(Newser) – The Harvard Lampoon is apologizing after pasting Anne Frank's head on the body of a bikini-clad woman. "Add this to your list of reasons the Holocaust sucked," read the caption below the image, reports NBC News. The headline: "Gone Before Her Time: Virtual Aging Technology Shows Us What Anne Frank Would Have Looked Like if She Hadn't Died." The backlash was swift, considering Frank's death came in a concentration camp at age 15. That latest:

  • More than 250 Harvard students signed a petition denouncing the undergraduate humor magazine after the issue was circulated over the weekend, per the Harvard Crimson.
  • "They're using humor as an excuse to trivialize the Holocaust, and it's deeply offensive," a rep for the Anti-Defamation League in New England tells the Boston Globe. "They crossed the line from humor into anti-Semitism."

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