An unfortunate headline
Mexican paper Record have been forced to issue a public apology this week for a headline which caused offence.
A few weeks ago, Portuguese star Luis Figo celebrated his daughter’s 18th birthday on social media.
Daniela Figo posed alongside her dad on her special day.
But when Record flagged up the event, they couched their story in a distasteful manner. They referred to Daniela Figo as turning legal – a comment which many called out for being incredibly sexist.
Cue the apology
After plenty of backlash against their article, Carlos Ponce de León, a director at Record, has since used social media to issue an apology.
Lamento este titular.
Desafortunado en muchos sentidos. Buscó chispa, pero pasó límites.
Ofrezco disculpa sincera a ofendidos. https://t.co/czPskorC8a
— Carlos Ponce de León (@Carlos_Ponz) April 18, 2017
He confirmed that the offending story has since been changed on their website – but as you can see below screenshots still exist of the original sin.
Carlos Ponce de León wrote on social media: “I offer a sincere apology to offended people.”