Update: Maxim Apology Not Enough, Say Protesters

April 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org


On April 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "a 15-line 'apology' in the April issue of Maxim magazine has done little to quell protests about the magazine's three-page depiction in January of Mahatma Gandhi as a punching bag for a so-called 'Kick-Ass Workout...' 'This 'apology' almost makes me angrier than the article,' said Michelle Naef, administrator of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tenn... 'The tone of the apology is really a mean-spirited tone,' echoed Michael Matsuda of the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance in Garden Grove, Calif. 'It’s a very insincere effort on their part.'”