We are headed to the airport in just a second to head home for the holidays and while we want to smack our heads and ask “What were you thinking?!” we also don’t want to be put on some kind of watch list which would make travel today even more impossible, so we’ll just stick to the facts, if you please. The head smacking culprit here is the airline easyJet, who for a fashion spread their in-flight magazine decided that a good locale would be the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Designed by new Yale professor Peter Eisenman, the concrete monument also goes by the name, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which makes it seem that much more incredible that somehow everyone involved in the photo shoot, from the photographer (the chief suspect in our book) to the models, would find going in to take some moody shots in any way appropriate. But so they did and so easyJet is now apologizing profusely and pulling copies of the magazine from all of its aircraft.
In a statement to the New Statesman, the airline said:
“easyJet profusely apologizes to anyone who may be offended by the inappropriate fashion photo shoot at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin featured in this month’s issue of the in-flight magazine.”
“The magazine is produced by INK — an external publishing house, and easyJet were not aware of the images until they appeared in print. As a consequence we are now reviewing our relationship with the publisher and are withdrawing this month’s issue from all flights.”
INK has also issued an apology on their site.