When I first heard FHM had included Andrej Pejic (above) in their list of 100 Sexiest Women I actually thought it was nice to see a lad mad poking fun at themselves and giving the gorgeous male model a little love. This was until I read the accompanying copy:
I’m posting the excerpt rather than simply linking to Jamie’s rundown because everyone should see this and see how ignorant it is. Anyway, people were rightly outraged. FHM has now released the following half-assed statement:
Andrej Pejic appears at number 98 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011.
Regrettably the copy accompanying Andrej’s online entry wasn’t subbed prior to going live. Once we realised, we removed it immediately and apologised for any offence caused.
FHM has spoken to the individual concerned and taken steps to ensure this can never happen again.
…What? It wasn’t subbed? Subbed?? That’s how I’d apologize if I fired off a work e-mail that had a few typos in it. How about “We apologize for publishing this horseshit and won’t be paying this homophobe anymore”?
Thanks for nothing.